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TOWN OF ANGIER BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Minutes Special Meeting November 6, 2008 The Town of Angier Board of Commissioners met in special session on Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Municipal Building, 28 North Raleigh Street. The meeting was rescheduled due to the General Election held on November 4, 2008, the Board’s regular meeting night. Mayor R.H. Ellington presided, calling the meeting to order at 7 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, Planning Technician Betty Pearson 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 October 7, 2008 meeting agenda was adopted with changes, if any, as listed below: Items Added to the Agenda: None 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. Mr. Tom Woerner, a resident of 234 Cambridge requested that the Town Board consider changing the voter district method to an at large system. Mayor Ellington expressed appreciation to Mr. Woerner for advising the Board of his concerns and informed him that the Board would look into the matter. With no one else coming forward to address the Town Board, Mayor Ellington closed the Public Forum. 6. Consent Agenda-The Town Board unanimously approved the following consent items following a motion by Commissioner Honeycutt and a second by Mayor Pro-Tem Carney and a unanimous vote: a. Minutes-September 2, 2008 b. Minutes-September 15, 2008 Special Call Meeting c. Identity Theft Prevention Program (Attachment #1) d. Wake County Tax Rebate (Attachment #2) APPOINTMENT OF POLICE CHIEF SWEARING IN CEREMONY Mayor Ellington recognized Town Manager Coley Price who announced the appointment of Lieutenant Bobby Hallman as the Town of Angier Police Chief. Town Manager Price stated that Lieutenant Hallman has been with the Angier Police Department five years, beginning his law enforcement career with Harnett County in 1992. He stated that Chief Hallman’s expertise in the community and leadership abilities led him to promote Lieutenant Hallman to Chief of the Angier Police Department. He added that Chief Hallman would continue that small town character feel and charm of the Town of Angier. Mayor Ellington recessed the regular meeting in order to administer the oath of office to Bobby Hallman at 7:15 p.m. and announced that a brief reception would be held in Chief Hallman’s honor after the swearing-in ceremony . (Clerk’s Note: Chief Hallman’s oath of office is hereby incorporated into these minutes as Attachment #3) Mayor Ellington reconvened the regular meeting at 7:35 p.m. 7a. Animal Control Ordinance Update-Mayor Ellington recognized Assistant County Manager Tony Wilder who provided an update to the Town Board regarding the recently adopted Animal Control Ordinance. Mr. Wilder informed the Board that the Municipal Animal Control Officer, John Helton, began his duties in late September, 2008. He stated that the delay of his hiring was due to the length of time it took for the truck purchased to be delivered to the County. Mr. Wilder stated that after months of preparation of an ordinance that would be sufficient for the Towns of Angier, Lillington, Coats and Erwin, the ordinance was adopted; however, he felt that two Municipal Animal Control Officers would be needed at some point in the future. He added that the officer would not only be patrolling the towns, but would also have duties all over the county if necessary in an emergency situation. Mayor Ellington asked Mr. Wilder if he could provide the Town with the Municipal Animal Control Officer’s schedule once the schedule is developed and Mr. Wilder responded yes. Town Manager Price expressed appreciation to Assistant County Manager Wilder for his efforts in preparing the Municipal Animal Control Agreement and hiring the Municipal Animal Control Officer. He added that the Town and County enjoy a good working relationship. 7b. Update-Wastewater Project Phase I and Phase II-Mayor Ellington yielded to Town Manager Coley Price who stated that Town Engineer Bill Dreitzler was scheduled to present an update to the Town Board, but due to illness, he could not attend the meeting. Town Manager Price stated that Mr. Dreitzler would be available at each of the board meetings in the future. provided the Town Board with a brief update. He informed the Board that with Phase I of USDA funding which will upgrade the wastewater plant to a pump station, all of the permits have been obtained for the conversion project except for the DWQ wastewater collection permit which should be issued soon. He added that USDA has approved the plans and specifications for the bidding and the Town has been in contact with Mike Harris concerning this project and once the permits are obtained for DWQ, advertisements for bids can be done. He stated that he hoped to submit a schedule to the Board at the November meeting which would provide construction data for the conversion project. Town Manager Price updated the Board regarding the sewer interceptor project. He stated that the Town is in the process of getting in touch with the person who handles the easements and the wetlands have been delineated along the sewer corridor north of Chalybeate Springs Road to Highway 55 and soil borings will be done next to determine if rock is present. He added that no additional surveys would be done south of Chalybeate Springs Road until the sewer route is determined in that area. Mayor Ellington asked Public Utilities Director Jimmy Cook if we were getting close to right of way acquisitions yet. Mr. Cook responded that he had sent an e-mail to Steve Ward concerning the acquisitions and has not heard from Mr. Ward yet. Town Manager Price stated that Staff has been trying to meet with property owners on an individual basis regarding the right of way acquisitions so the Town Engineer can explain to them what has happened and how the process works in order to provide them with a better understanding of the process. 9. Manager’s Report-Town Manager Coley Price provided the following update: Small Town Main Street-The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 9, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. in the Conference Room at Town Hall. Planning Board Meeting-There will be no Planning Board meeting held in October. The next Planning Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 10, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. Halloween-The library will be hosting the 3rd annual Downtown Trick or Treat on October 31, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Depot Square. We hope everyone comes out to enjoy the fun. The next Town Board meeting will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2008 due to the General Election. Town Manager Price stated that the election traffic would be monitored heavily and if the Board desires to move the polling place back to the Angier Depot, a request will be made to Harnett County Board of Elections. Town Offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 in observance of Veteran’s Day. There will be a Safety and Wellness Fair for all town employees along with their spouses and children on Thursday, October 24, 2008 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Depot. Most of the town’s vendors will be on hand to provide information for our employees. Blue Cross Blue Shield, Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital, Pro-Benefits, AFLAC, Clubworx and many others have agreed to participate. Harnett County Health Department will provide free flu vaccines, and there will be various screenings and door prizes. All Town Board members and their families are invited to participate. A lunch and learn seminar will be provided by the Local Government Credit Union called “Weathering Financial Storms During Tough Economic Times”. The Angier Senior Citizens Club will hold their Angier Seniors Health Expo on Thursday, October 23, 2007 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Angier Fire Station. 9. Mayor and /Town Board Reports-None 10. Staff and Informational Items-Provided in agenda packets. 11. Closed Session-A closed session was not called. 12. Adjournment-There being no further business for the evening, the August 5, 2008 meeting of the Angier Board of Commissioners was adjourned following a motion by Commissioner Honeycutt and a second by Commissioner Surles was adjourned following a motion by Commissioner Carney 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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