TOWN OF ANGIER BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Minutes December 2, 2008 The Town of Angier Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Municipal Building, 28 North Raleigh Street. Mayor R.H. Ellington presided, calling the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. A quorum was established as the mayor and four board members were present as the meeting opened. Commissioners Present: Commissioners Joe Pleasant, Billy Surles, Craig Honeycutt, and Mayor Pro-Tem Stanley Carney Commissioners Absent: None Staff Members Present: Coley Price, Town Manager; Joyce Valley, Town Clerk, Jimmy Cook, Public Utilities Director, Bobby Hallman, Police Chief, Amanda Davis, Librarian, Betty Pearson, Planning Technician, Derek McLean, Recreation Director, Mike Hill, Code Enforcement Officer and Ray Pleasant, Town Attorney. 2 and 3. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited, and the meeting opened with an invocation by Mayor Pro-Tem Stanley Carney. 4. Consideration of Agenda: The November 6, 2008 meeting agenda was adopted with changes, if any, as listed below: Items Added to the Agenda: Street Closing-Christmas Parade Items Removed from the Agenda: None Motion By: Carney Second By: Surles Vote: Unanimous 5. Public Forum- At this time, an opportunity was provided for members of the audience who wished to address the Board of Commissioners on any variety of topics not listed on the night’s agenda. With no one coming forward to address the Town Board, Mayor Ellington closed the Public Forum. 6. Presentations-Outgoing Advisory Board Members-Mayor Ellington presented Resolutions of Appreciation to the following Advisory Board members for their many years of service to the Town of Angier: Planning Board-Steve Wicker and Ted Altman (who was not present) Library Board-Virginia Penny, Joy Williams and Blanche Gilmore (who was not present) Each outgoing member expressed appreciation to the Town Board and Staff and stated that they have enjoyed their years of service on their respective Advisory Board appointments. (Clerk’s note: The resolutions are filed in the Resolution Book in the Clerk’s Office) 7. Consent Agenda-The Town Board unanimously approved the following consent items following a motion by Mayor Pro-Tem Carney, a second by Commissioner Pleasant and a unanimous vote: a. Minutes-November 6, 2008 Board Action-The Town Board unanimously approved the consent agenda. MOTION BY: SURLES SECOND BY: CARNEY VOTE: UNANIMOUS Mayor Ellington recessed the regular meeting and opened the scheduled public hearing at 7:20 p.m. 8-a. Rezoning Request-R.L. Properties, LLC-Lot 28 Crestview-Off of Highway 55 (South Raleigh Street)-Zoning Ordinance Map Amendment-R-10 to Highway Business-Public Hearing Mayor Ellington yielded to Town Clerk Joyce Valley who stated that the public was duly notified that a public hearing would be held this evening to hear and receive comments regarding a request by R.L. Properties LLC to rezone .5 acres of property located off of Highway 55 from R-10 to Highway Business. She further stated that the public hearing was advertised in the Angier Independent on November 18, 2008 and November 25, 2008, the property was posted in accordance with the North Carolina General Statutes and adjoining property owners were notified by first class mail. Mayor Ellington asked Planner Samantha Ficzko to present the request to the Town Board and audience. Ms. Ficzko gave an overview of the report to the Commissioners which included site description, surrounding land uses and compatibility, services available and zoning district compatibility. She stated that the requesting zoning map amendment was compatible with the Town of Angier regulatory documents and would not have an unreasonable impact on the surrounding community. She added that the request would enhance the public health, safety and general welfare of the area because the property is currently vacant and the owners plan a townhome development on the acreage. Ms. Ficzko stated that the Planning Board recommended approval of the aforementioned request at their meeting held on November 10, 2008. Mayor Ellington asked if there was anyone present who wished to speak for or against the requested zoning map amendment. Susan Capps, representing J.K.S. Concepts, stated that the company owns townhomes adjoining the lot that R.L. Properties, LLC has requested rezoning and the company is concerned about lighting from the proposed townhomes being directed toward the townhomes in its development. Ms. Ficzko responded that there would be blinders on the lighting for the proposed townhomes, as well as a landscaping buffer. With no one else coming forward to speak for or against the proposed rezoning, Mayor Ellington closed the public hearing at 7:23 p.m and reconvened the regular meeting. 9-a. Zoning Map Amendment-Ordinance-R.L. Properties, LLC-Lot 28 Crestview-R-10 to Highway Business-Mayor Ellington asked the Board if they would like to discuss the request any further and hearing no further comments, he entertained a motion. Board Action: The Town Board unanimously approved the request by R.L. Properties, LLC to rezone .5 acres of property located off of Highway 55 (Crestview-Lot 28) PIN # 0673-68-8299.000 from R-10 to Highway Business. (Attachment #1) MOTION BY: SURLES SECOND BY: PLEASANT VOTE: UNANIMOUS 9-b. Appropriation of Funds-Small Town Main Street-Façade Grant Program-Mayor Ellington yielded to Town Manager Coley Price who stated that the Angier Façade Improvement Grant Program is incentive- based and intended to encourage and provide an economic incentive for the renovation of building facades in the Angier revitalization area, implement appropriate design standards for the rehabilitation of potentially historic buildings, and preserve the unique architectural and commercial character of Angier. Town Manager Price further stated that throughout the past year, the Small Town Main Street committee has held monthly meetings and as a result, has determined that the Façade Grant Program would provide improvements in the revitalization area through an incentive-based grant which will provide a 1:1 dollar match for approved façade grant projects up to a ceiling amount of $2,000.00 for each project. He added that the hope was that other building owners would follow the same beautification standards as set by Dup’s Auto Parts and Family Restaurant. Town Manager Price stated that the Town Board included $15,000.00 in the FY 2008-2009 for Downtown Revitalization and his recommendation was to transfer the $15,000.00 into an appropriation to the Angier Chamber of Commerce-Facade Grant Program line item. He added that each grant application must be approved by the Small Town Main Street committee, of which he and Mayor Ellington are members, prior to award of monies for respective projects. Board Action: The Town Board unanimously approved appropriation of $15,000.00 as a transfer from Downtown Revitalization to the Angier Chamber of Commerce-Façade Grant Program and approval of the Small Town Main Street Façade Grant Program. (Attachment #2) MOTION BY: HONEYCUTT SECOND BY: SURLES VOTE: UNANIMOUS 9-c. Advisory Board Appointments-Mayor Ellington yielded to Town Manager Coley Price who stated that the following Advisory Board Members were recommended for appointment: Planning Board: Paul Strohmeyer-In-Town-Reappointment-Term ending Dec. 31, 2010 Kenneth Edwards-ETJ-Term Ending Dec. 31, 2010 Lee Marshall-ETJ-Term Ending Dec. 31, 2010 Library Board: Angie Ellington-Term Ending Dec. 31, 2011 Imagene Mangum-Term Ending Dec. 31, 2011 Ann Foster-Term Ending Dec. 31, 2011 ABC Board: Tom Taylor-Reappointment-Term Ending Dec. 31, 2011 Philip Allen-Term Ending Dec. 31, 2011 Town Manager Price also stated that ABC Board Chairman Jerry Hockaday has requested reappointment as Chairman of the ABC Board with a term ending Dec, 31, 2009. Board Action: The Town Board unanimously appointed Paul Strohmeyer as an in-town Planning Board member and will recommend Kenneth Edwards and Lee Marshall as ETJ appointments to the Planning Board by letter of request to the Harnett County Board of Commissioners. MOTION BY: HONEYCUTT SECOND BY: CARNEY VOTE: UNANIMOUS Board Action: The Town Board unanimously appointed Angie Ellington, Imagene Mangum and Ann Foster as Library Board members. MOTION BY: HONEYCUTT SECOND BY: CARNEY VOTE: UNANIMOUS Board Action: The Town Board unanimously appointed Tom Taylor and Philip Allen to the ABC Board and approved re-appointment of Jerry Hockaday as Chairman. MOTION BY: HONEYCUTT SECOND BY: SURLES VOTE: UNANIMOUS (Attachment #3) 9-d. Resolution-2009 Town Board Meeting Schedule-Mayor Ellington yield to Town Manager Coley Price who informed the Board that a resolution was included for the Board’s 2009 meeting schedule and that the only date which could not be scheduled for the Board’s regular Tuesday evening was in November, which was due to the election schedule for the first Tuesday in November, 2009. Board Action: The Town Board unanimously adopted Resolution #2008-12-Town Board Meeting Schedule. (Attachment #4) MOTION BY: SURLES SECOND BY: CARNEY VOTE: UNANIMOUS 9-e. Street Closing-Angier Christmas Parade-Mayor Ellington yielded to Angier Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jamie Strickland who stated that the Chamber Board has requested that the same route be closed as in the 2007 Christmas parade which was Broad Street and Dunn Street through Hickory Street, McIver to the Fire station from 9 a.m., until 12 noon for the 2008 Angier Christmas parade which will be held on December 6, 2008. She added that she has worked closely with Police Chief Bobby Hallman for public safety reasons and distributed a map of the proposed closing to the Board. She also added that there were 75 participants scheduled for this year’s parade. Board Action: The Town Board unanimously approved the Street Closing map as presented by Ms. Strickland to accommodate the Angier Christmas Parade. MOTION BY: CARNEY SECOND BY: SURLES VOTE: UNANIMOUS 10. Manager’s Report-Town Manager Coley Price presented the following report to the Town Board: Small Town Main Street-The next meeting is scheduled for December 11, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. Planning Board Meeting- There will not be a Planning Board meeting in December. Town offices will be closing at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 23rd for our annual Christmas Dinner and on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, December 24 th, 25th and 26th for the Christmas holidays. We will reopen on Monday, December 29, 2008 and close on Thursday, January 1, 2009 for New Year’s Day. The Town Board and Planning Board’s Christmas Dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. on December 8, 2008 at the Barrington House in Dunn. Joyce sent out directions to the Barrington House. The Angier Tree Lighting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on December 5, 2008 at the Centennial Clock and the Angier Christmas Parade will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 6, 2008. A calendar is included for the Board’s information. Town Manager Price yielded to Town Engineer Bill Dreitzler who updated the Town Board regarding Wastewater Project Phase I and Phase II. Mr. Dreitzler informed the Board that the bid advertisement for the conversion project was placed in the newspaper on December 11, 2008 and the bids will be opened on December 18, 2008. He added that the bids will be presented to the Town Board for award at their January 6, 2009 meeting. Town Manager Price yielded to Code Enforcement Mike Hill who offered a PowerPoint presentation regarding Code Enforcement activities which have taken place since his hire in December, 2007. He also provided the Town Board with a schedule of upcoming demolitions and condemnations which will be forthcoming in early 2009 and presented in their board packets for consideration. Mayor Ellington expressed appreciation to Mr. Hill for his hard work over the past year. 11. Staff and Informational Items-Provided in agenda packets. Librarian Amanda Davis informed the Board that “A Charlie Brown Christmas” movie would be shown at the library on December 18, 2008. 12. Mayor and Town Board Reports-Mayor Pro-Tem Carney expressed appreciation to Town Manager Coley Price for providing the Board with an update of projects. 13. Adjournment-Mayor Ellington expressed appreciation to Staff and added that on behalf of the Town Board, he wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. With no further business for the evening, Mayor Ellington adjourned the December 2, 2008 meeting following a motion by Commissioner Carney and a second by Commissioner Surles at 8:10 p.m. ____________________________ R.H. Ellington Mayor ATTEST: ________________________________ Joyce H. Valley, MMC Town Clerk Addendum pages as referenced in these minutes follow and are a part of the official record.
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