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					  REGULAR MONTHLY Meeting of the Gate City Town Council was held on
Tuesday, July 13, 2004 at the Town Hall.

   PRESENT: Mayor Charles Dougherty, Steve Williams, Carl Hurt, Jack
            Anderson, Rita Tipton, Tommy Herron, Town Manager Matthew
            Horton, Attorney Mike Carrico, and Acting Recorder Melinda
            Taylor

   ABSENT:      Recorder Heather Lane

   OTHERS PRESENT: Dwayne Rhoton, Carl Muncey, B.J. Broadwater, Wayne
            McClelland, Joe D. McConnell, Robert Q. Barker, John Barger,
            Scott Cleek, Gary Cleek, Olinthus Quillen, Walter Carter, Bobby
            Clark, Eddie Richmond, Lisa McCarty, Sharon Rhoton, Mark
            Jenkins, Jan Jenkins, Cathy McConnell, Bo Person, Richard Hubbard,
            Jim Addington, Delta Purkey, Frances Perry, Michelle Jenkins, Ross
            Jenkins, Herman Spriggs, Wallace W. Ross, Sandra Gibson, and
            Tommy Quillin

   Mayor Dougherty called the meeting to order at 6:00pm.
   Upon a motion by Jack Anderson and duly seconded by Rita Tipton, members
approved minutes from the June 22,, 2004 Public Hearing and Regular Meeting. Voting
in favor of the motion was Steve Williams, Jack Anderson, Carl Hurt, Rita Tipton, and
Tommy Herron. There were no opposing votes.
   AT this time, the Mayor Dougherty opened a Public Hearing to receive comment on
the proposed Boundary Adjustment. Ms. Sharon Rhoton, Mr. Joe McConnell, and Mr.
Walter Carter spoke concerning this matter. Mr. McConnell asked for what purpose the
Town needed this boundary adjustment. Manager Horton explained that the Town would
provide access to this area and install water and sewer service which would give room for
possible development. He also added that if the proposed boundary adjustment was
passed, the Town would provide street improvements and street lighting to this area.
Frances Perry spoke on behalf of the Gate City Planning Commission stating that the
Commission had addressed the issue of boundary adjustment for several years, and this is
the first council to ever proceed. She expressed the Commissions appreciation to the
Council for the future development and growth.
   Manager Horton informed members that the Board of Supervisors had held a Public
Hearing regarding the Boundary Adjustment, and had tabled the vote until their August 4,
2004 Meeting.
   Upon a motion by Rita Tipton and duly seconded by Jack Anderson, the Public
Hearing closed. Voting in favor of the motion was Steve Williams, Jack Anderson, Carl
Hurt, Rita Tipton, and Tommy Herron. There were no opposing votes.
   Mr. Tim Addington of Scott County E-911 gave presentation regarding street
renaming of certain duplicate streets in Town. He gave members a map with the streets
to be renamed marked. Mr. Wallace Ross inquired as to who is responsible for sign
installation after 911 goes into operation. Mr. Addington stated that some signs will be
kept, but those not consistent with the green with white lettering will be replaced, and
possibly funded by the state. Mr. Gary Cleek asked for a date as to when 911 would
become effective. Mr. Addington stated an August 18th effective for Towns and all other
citizens of the county should be in effect by Spring 2005.
   Mr. Robert Barker along with several other citizens appeared before Council to
request that in honor of Harry Fry’s success in Gate City High School Athletics, Beech
Street from Jones Street to Broadwater Avenue, be renamed to Coach Harry Fry Drive.
Rita Tipton made a motion to rename this street as requested and later amended her
motion to also add that manager Horton contact VDOT to review this request. The
motion was seconded by Carl Hurt. Voting in favor of the motion was Steve Williams,
Jack Anderson, Carl Hurt, Rita Tipton, and Tommy Herron. There were no opposing
votes.
   Ms. Sandra Gibson suggested that the Town consider naming a street in Town after
Joe Anderson who recently passed away.
   Manager Horton updated members on the Water Line request from residents of
Terrace Avenue. He stated that the PSA had voted to pay ½ the cost of installation after
easements were received from BB&T and George Howard.
   Upon a motion by Rita Tipton and duly seconded by Tommy Herron, members voted
to utilize the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code as the standard for the Town’s
Building Inspector. Voting in favor of the motion was Steve Williams, Jack Anderson,
Carl Hurt, Rita Tipton, and Tommy Herron. There were no opposing votes.
         After recommendation from the Planning Commission, a motion was made by Rita
Tipton to hold a joint public hearing between the Town Council and Planning
Commission to receive comment on the addition of Section 127.1 of the Virginia
Uniform Statewide Building Code as amended to the Gate City Property Maintenance
Ordinance. The motion was seconded by Steve Williams. Members set a date of
Tuesday, August 10, 2004 at 6:00pm to hold the above mentioned Public Hearing.
Voting in favor of the motion was Steve Williams, Jack Anderson, Carl Hurt, Rita
Tipton, and Tommy Herron. There were no opposing votes.
   Upon a motion by Rita Tipton and duly seconded by Steve Williams, members voted
to hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 at 6:00pm to receive comment on
the renaming of streets in Gate City. Voting in favor of the motion was Steve Williams,
Jack Anderson, Carl Hurt, Rita Tipton, and Tommy Herron. There were no opposing
votes.
   Manager Horton informed members that the General Obligation Bonds for Phase II of
the Water Project have been sent and a closing date has been set for July 15th. He also
stated that he expects construction to begin by the end of July.
   Upon a motion by Steve Williams and duly seconded by Rita Tipton, members voted
to reappoint at-will employees Matthew Horton-Town Manager, Melinda Taylor-
Treasurer, and Heather Lane-Recorder. Voting in favor of the motion was Steve
Williams, Jack Anderson, Carl Hurt, Rita Tipton, and Tommy Herron. There were no
opposing votes.
   Upon a motion by Rita Tipton and duly seconded by Jack Anderson, the following
committee appointments were made:
                                   Budget Committee
                              Tommy Herron and Carl Hurt
                          Planning Commission Representative
                                        Rita Tipton
                            Sewer Authority Representative
                                      Tommy Herron
                                    Street Committee
                               Carl Hurt and Jack Anderson
                            Parks and Recreation Committee
                              Steve Williams and Carl Hurt
                                  Personnel Committee
                            Jack Anderson and Steve Williams
                                 Economic Development
                                        Rita Tipton


Voting in favor of the motion was Steve Williams, Jack Anderson, Carl Hurt, Rita
Tipton, and Tommy Herron. There were no opposing votes.
   Upon a motion by Carl Hurt and duly seconded by Jack Anderson, members
appointed Steve Williams as Vice-Mayor. Voting in favor of the motion was Jack
Anderson, Carl Hurt, Rita Tipton, and Tommy Herron. Steve Williams abstained from
the vote. There were no opposing votes.
   Upon a motion by Rita Tipton and duly seconded by Steve Williams, members
accepted resignation from Mr. Tom Baty from the Gate City Planning Commission and
also to advertise to fill this vacant seat. Voting in favor of the motion was Steve
Williams, Jack Anderson, Carl Hurt, Rita Tipton, and Tommy Herron. There were no
opposing votes.
   Manager Horton presented members with 3 quotes for a new garage door in the
basement. The quotes were from Lowe’s, Builder’s Firstsource, and Kwik-Way
Construction. Upon a motion by Carl Hurt and duly seconded by Tommy Herron,
members voted to go with Builder’s Firstsource on an insulated door with opener at a
price of $1,669.58. Voting in favor of the motion was Steve Williams, Jack Anderson,
Carl Hurt, Rita Tipton, and Tommy Herron. There were no opposing votes.
   Mayor Dougherty reminded all present of a Clean-up Day in Gate City scheduled for
Saturday, September 11th.
   Upon a motion by Steve Williams and duly seconded by Rita Tipton, members voted
to proceed with the boundary adjustment process. Voting in favor of the motion was
Steve Williams, Jack Anderson, Carl Hurt, Rita Tipton, and Tommy Herron. There were
no opposing votes.
   Acting Police Chief Bo Person presented members with the monthly police
department report. He explained that overtime has been increased due to one officer on
vacation and one out on an injury. Manager Horton complimented Officer Shell on a job
well done during the fire works display on July 3rd.
   Upon a motion by Jack Anderson and duly seconded by Rita Tipton, members voted
to give the Gate City Little League All Stars who are going to the State Tournament
$500.00 toward their trip. Voting in favor of the motion was Steve Williams, Jack
Anderson, Carl Hurt, Rita Tipton, and Tommy Herron. There were no opposing votes.
   Dwayne Rhoton gave members the monthly public works department report.
   Upon a motion by Carl Hurt and duly seconded by Rita Tipton, members voted to
advertise for bids on paving the following street in Town: Old Rye Cove Road,
McConnell Street (off Cypress), and Park Drive. Voting in favor of the motion was
Steve Williams, Jack Anderson, Carl Hurt, Rita Tipton, and Tommy Herron. There were
no opposing votes.
   Upon a motion by Steve Williams and duly seconded by Rita Tipton, members voted
to hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 at 6:00pmto receive comment on
the proposed Solid Waste Management program. Voting in favor of the motion was
Steve Williams, Jack Anderson, Carl Hurt, Rita Tipton, and Tommy Herron. There were
no opposing votes.
   Manager Horton informed all present that Michelle Jenkins will be accepting USO
items until July 20th. He stated that a list is available at the Town Hall of items requested.
   Upon a motion by Steve Williams and duly seconded by Rita Tipton, members
approved payment of the bills in the amounts of $16,455.59 for General Fund and
$5,741.14 for Water Fund. Voting in favor of the motion was Steve Williams, Jack
Anderson, Carl Hurt, Rita Tipton, and Tommy Herron. There were no opposing votes.
   Upon a motion by Jack Anderson and duly seconded by Tommy Herron, at 7:50pm,
the meeting adjourned. Voting in favor of the motion was Steve Williams, Jack
Anderson, Carl Hurt, Rita Tipton, and Tommy Herron. There were no opposing votes.
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                                            MAYOR

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ACTING RECORDER
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