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					        MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
         OF THE REIDSVILLE CITY COUNCIL
   HELD WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2003 AT 3:00 P.M.
          COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL
CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT:                        Mayor John M. "Jay" Donecker
                                                     Mayor Pro-Tem John Gentry
                                                     Councilman James K. Festerman
                                                     Councilman John Henderson
                                                     Councilman George O. Rucker
                                                     Councilman W. Clark Turner
                                                     Councilwoman Joan Zdanski

COUNCIL MEMBERS ABSENT:                              None

CITY STAFF PRESENT:                                  D. Kelly Almond, City Manager
                                                     Angela G. Stadler, City Clerk
                                                     William F. McLeod Jr., City Attorney
                                                     Michael J. Pearce, Community
                                                      Development Director
                                                     Donna Setliff, Assistant Community
                                                      Development Director

Mayor Donecker called the meeting to order at 3:00 P.M. The Mayor asked Sgt. Wayne
Tolar of The Salvation Army, to provide the invocation.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.
The audience rose to give the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States of
America.

ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE TO COUNCIL MEMBERS
ELECTED ON OCTOBER 7, 2003.
City Clerk Angela G. Stadler then administered the oath of office to the four Council
members re-elected during municipal elections on October 7. Taking the oath
individually with their families at their sides were Councilman John H. Henderson Jr.,
Councilman George O. Rucker, Councilman W. Clark Turner, and Councilwoman Joan
M. Zdanski. (A COPY OF THEIR OATHS OF OFFICE ARE HEREIN
INCORPORATED AND MADE A PART OF THESE MINUTES.) Before being sworn
in, Councilwoman Zdanski said she had a special person at the meeting today, a young
man she mentors on Monday afternoons at Moss Street School. She asked that Michael
Booth, who was attending with Donna Cox, Coordinator of Communities in Schools, and
Becky Bright, Curriculum Coordinator, all from Moss Street School, come and stand
with her and her family members while she was sworn in.

The newly elected Council members were invited to say a few words by the Mayor.


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Remarks by Newly Elected Council Members.
Councilwoman Zdanski noted that this starts her 11th year serving on the Council. They
have been deliberative years, she said, adding that there had been joys and pains, as well
as prayer in whatever they did. Everything was always done for the best for Reidsville
and its citizens, she said. She said it has been a pleasure, a challenge, and it has been
rewarding.

Councilman Turner said he was looking forward to the next four years. He said he hoped
they could continue to grow together and learn together. He said he hoped it was the
beginning of a prosperous term.

Councilman Rucker said he was looking forward to working with the City of Reidsville
as he has done in the past. He said he would still do things the way he had been doing
them in the past, and that the future wouldn't be any different. He noted that once he had
made up his mind to do something, he would do it, even though there were those who
would want him to vote their way. He said the Council was a good group of people with
which to work.

Councilman Henderson expressed his appreciation to those who supported him for the
position. He said it has at times been a rough 10 years, but he had enjoyed them. He said
he looked forward to accomplishing even more in the next four years than they had in the
past 10 years. He thanked the citizens again.

2003-2004 COUNCIL ORGANIZATION AS REQUIRED BY G.S. 160A-68.
APPOINTMENT OF COUNCIL LIAISONS
The Mayor asked if there were to be any changes in Council liaisons by the Council?
Mayor Pro Tem Gentry said he would continue working with the Reidsville Community
Pool Association (RCPA) but would switch with Councilman Turner and serve as liaison
to the Planning Board. Councilman Festerman said he would continue to be the Council's
liaison to the Piedmont Triad Council of Governments (PTCOG) and the Rockingham
County Partnership for Economic & Tourism Development (RCPETD). Councilwoman
Zdanski said she would trade with Councilman Henderson and take over as liaison for the
Appearance Commission while continuing to serve with the Historic Preservation
Commission. Councilman Rucker said he would continue to work with the Parks &
Recreation Advisory Commission. Councilman Turner, noting that he was switching with
the Mayor Pro Tem, will be attending the Downtown Corporation meetings. Councilman
Henderson will continue to advise the Human Relations Commission and take over
Councilwoman Zdanski's role with the Reidsville Chamber of Commerce.

RECOGNITION OF HUMAN RIGHTS WEEK DECEMBER 10-16, 2003.
Mayor Donecker then read aloud the proclamation honoring Human Rights Week
December 10-16, 2003. (A COPY OF THE PROCLAMATION IS HEREIN
INCORPORATED AND MADE A PART OF THESE MINUTES.) The proclamation
was accepted by Human Relations Commission Chairman Dick Frohock, who noted that
Reidsville is only one of nine cities in the State that issued such a proclamation and



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should be proud of that. The Mayor thanked Frohock and the HRC for all the work it has
done over the past year.

APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT AGENDA.
Mayor Donecker called for a motion on the Consent Agenda if there were no items the
Council members wanted to pull.

Councilman Henderson asked that Item No. 1, Approval of the November 12, 2003
Regular Meeting Minutes, be pulled.

Mayor Donecker asked that Items No. 6 and No. 10, Approval of a contract with
TriGon Engineering for cellular technical assistance and Approval of an Ordinance
allowing law enforcement access to registration information/vehicle parking areas at
motels, be pulled.

Councilman Henderson then made the motion, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Gentry
and unanimously approved by Council 7-0, to approve the other Consent Agenda
items.

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM NO. 2 - APPROVAL OF AN EXTENSION OF THE
CITY'S TIME WARNER CABLE CONTRACT ON SECOND READING.
With the approval of the Consent Agenda in a 7-0 vote, the Council approved on second
reading an Ordinance extending the City's contract with Time Warner Cable. The
Ordinance as approved follows:

                           AN ORDINANCE
    AMENDING THE CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE AGREEMENT BETWEEN
                      THE CITY OF REIDSVILLE
                                AND
           ALERT CABLE TV OF NORTH CAROLINA, INC. d/b/a CVI


   AN ORDINANCE amending the Ordinance granting a cable communications system
   Television Franchise Agreement to Alert Cable TV of North Carolina, Inc., d/b/a CVI.

       WHEREAS, the City of Reidsville granted the franchise to Alert Cable pursuant to and
   subject to the provisions of the Cable Communications Ordinance of the City of Reidsville,
   enacted by the City Council of the City of Reidsville on February 9, 1994, and codified in the
   City of Reidsville Code of Ordinances, Chapter 5, Article VI, Sections 5-100 et seq.: and

      WHEREAS, the Franchise Agreement was subsequently transferred to Time Warner
   Entertainment-Advance Newhouse Partnership, d.b.a. Time Warner Cable; and

       WHEREAS, Time Warner has requested that the Franchise Agreement be
   extended under the terms of Section IV TERM of the Franchise for a period of five
   years with an expiration date of March 9, 2009; and




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      WHEREAS, Time Warner has complied with the material terms of the Franchise
   Agreement; and

        WHEREAS, the Franchise Agreement requires the City to notify Time Warner of
   its intention to grant or not grant the extension;

      THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Reidsville, North
   Carolina:

       Section 1. Pursuant to the Cable Communications Ordinance of the City of Reidsville and
   the Franchise Agreement with Time Warner Entertainment-Advance Newhouse
   Partnership, d.b.a. Time Warner Cable, the extension of the Cable Television
   Franchise Agreement is hereby Granted with an expiration date of March 9, 2009,
   and the Mayor is hereby authorized and directed to execute such amendment on
   behalf of the City, upon approval as to form by the City Attorney.

      Section 2. This Ordinance shall be effective upon its second passage at a regular
   meeting of the City Council of the City of Reidsville, pursuant to and as required by
   North Carolina General Statute Section 160A-76(a).

       Adopted and passed this second reading, the 3rd day of December, 2003.

                                              /s/_________________________________
                                                 John M. "Jay" Donecker, VMD, Mayor

   ATTEST:
   /s/__________________
       Angela G. Stadler
         City Clerk

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM NO. 3 - APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION
DECLARING COST AND ORDERING PREPARATION OF PRELIMINARY
ASSESSMENT ROLL FOR THE PAVING OF UHLES STREET FROM
WALKER STREET NORTHWEST APPROXIMATELY 506 FEET TO MARTIN
STREET AND CALLING FOR A PUBLIC HEARING ON JANUARY 12, 2004
(PP-02-01).
With the approval of the Consent Agenda in a 7-0 vote, the Council approved the
following Resolution to begin the assessment process for the paving of Uhles Street:

  RESOLUTION DECLARING COST AND ORDERING PREPARATION OF
PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT ROLL, AND SETTING TIME AND PLACE FOR
      PUBLIC HEARING ON PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT ROLL
                                             (PP-02-01)

       WHEREAS, the improvement of Uhles Street from Walker Street northwest
approximately 506 feet to Martin Street was requested by proper petition of property



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owners filed on the 1st day of July, 2002, duly certified as sufficient in all respects by the
City Clerk; and

        WHEREAS, the undertaking of the said project was ordered by Resolution of
this body duly passed on the 11th day of September, 2002, and has been completed in
accordance therewith; and

       WHEREAS, the cost, exclusive of costs incurred at street intersections, has been
determined;

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of
Reidsville, North Carolina that:

           1. That the cost of the above described improvement, exclusive of so much
              of the total cost as was incurred at street intersections, has been computed
              and determined and is hereby declared to be $10.00 per foot.

           2. The City Clerk is hereby directed to prepare a Preliminary Assessment
              Roll, in accordance with Chapter 160A, Section 227, of the General
              Statutes of North Carolina, showing the individual assessments upon
              properties benefited by said improvement.

           3. The City Clerk is hereby directed to make available during regular office
              hours, in her office, the Preliminary Assessment Roll for public inspection
              from this day through the 14th day of January, 2004.

           4. The Reidsville City Council will hold a public hearing, in accordance with
              Chapter 160A, Section 228, of the General Statutes of North Carolina, at
              3:00 p.m. on the 14th day of January, 2004, at City Council Chambers, 230
              W. Morehead Street, Reidsville, for the purpose of hearing all interested
              persons.

           5. That the City Clerk is hereby directed to issue public notice of the above
              described public hearing, to be published on the 30th day of December,
              2003, and to secure publisher’s affidavit certifying the advertisement of
              said hearing.

           6. That the City Clerk is hereby directed no later than 10 days before the
              public hearing to mail by first class mail copies of the notice of hearing on
              the preliminary assessment roll to the owners of property listed thereon.

Adopted this 3rd day of December, 2003.

                                                       /s/____________________________
                                                           John M. "Jay" Donecker, VMD
                                                                     Mayor



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ATTESTED:

/s/________________________________
     Angela G. Stadler, City Clerk

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM NO. 4 - APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION
DECLARING COST AND ORDERING PREPARATION OF PRELIMINARY
ASSESSMENT ROLL FOR THE SEWER LINE BEGINNING AT THE
INTERSECTION OF ROBINHOOD ROAD AND LINDEN ROAD, RUNNING
NORTHWARD ALONG ROBINHOOD APPROXIMATELY 1,816' TO THE
NORTH EDGE OF PARCEL #7993-15-52-7524. THE RESOLUTION ALSO
CALLS FOR A PUBLIC HEARING ON JANUARY 12, 2004 (SP-02-02).
With the approval of the Consent Agenda in a 7-0 vote, the Council approved the
following Resolution to begin the assessment process for the sewer line installed on
Robinhood Road, beginning at its intersection with Linden Road and running northward
along Robinhood to the north edge of parcel #7993-15-52-7524:

  RESOLUTION DECLARING COST AND ORDERING PREPARATION OF
PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT ROLL, AND SETTING TIME AND PLACE FOR
      PUBLIC HEARING ON PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT ROLL
                                                    (SP02-02)

       WHEREAS, the sewer system of the City of Reidsville was extended by
constructing an 8" sewer line, manhole and appurtenances beginning at the intersection of
Robinhood Road and Linden Road henceforth north along Robinhood Road
approximately 1,816' to the north edge of parcel number 7993-15-52-7524 after being
ordered by Resolution of the Reidsville City Council duly passed on the 11th day of
September, 2002, and has been completed in accordance therewith; and

       WHEREAS, the total cost of the project has been computed;

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Reidsville City Council that:

       1.     The assessment rate set when the project was undertaken is hereby
              declared to be $11.00 per front foot.

       2.     The City Clerk is hereby directed to prepare a Preliminary Assessment
              Roll showing the individual assessments upon the benefited properties.

       3.     The City Clerk is hereby directed to make available during regular office
              hours, in her office, the Preliminary Assessment Roll for public inspection
              from this day through the 14th day of January, 2004.

       4.     The Reidsville City Council will hold a public hearing at 3:00 p.m. on the
              14th day of January, 2004, at City Council Chambers, 230 W. Morehead
              Street, Reidsville, for the purpose of hearing all interested persons.



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       5.      The City Clerk is hereby directed to publish the required notice of the
               public hearing and, no later than 10 days before the public hearing, to mail
               by first-class mail copies of the notice to the owners of real property listed
               on the Preliminary Assessment Roll.

Adopted this 3rd day of December, 2003.
                                                      /s/____________________________
                                                          John M. "Jay" Donecker, VMD
                                                                    Mayor
ATTESTED:
/s/________________________________
     Angela G. Stadler, City Clerk

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM NO. 5 - APPROVAL OF THE COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR'S RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD TO R.P.
MURRAY INC. OF KERNERSVILLE $244,000 FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF
SIGNS, LANDSCAPING AND AN IRRIGATION SYSTEM FOR THE
NORTHERN TRACT OF THE REIDSVILLE TECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRIAL
PARK.
With the approval of the Consent Agenda in a 7-0 vote, the Council approved
Community Development Director Michael Pearce's recommendation to award R.P.
Murray Inc. of Kernersville, the lone bidder in an informal bid process bidding $244,000
for the construction of signs, landscaping and an irrigation system for the Northern Tract
of the Reidsville Technology & Industrial Park.

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM NO. 7 - APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION TO AMEND
AND RESTATE THE CITY'S MEDICAL REIMBURSEMENT PLAN
DOCUMENT TO ADD OVER-THE-COUNTER DRUGS/MEDICINES AS
ELIGIBLE EXPENSES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2004.
With the approval of the Consent Agenda in a 7-0 vote, the Council approved a corporate
resolution to amend and restate the City of Reidsville Medical Reimbursement Plan
Document to permit Over-The-Counter drugs/medicines to be reimbursed under the
City's Medical Reimbursement Plan. The effective date will be January 1, 2004.
Employees will, with proper documentation, be allowed to save taxes on everyday
expenses such as pain relievers, antacids, allergy medicines, nicotine patches/gum and
cold/sinus medicines, according to Personnel Director Carolyn Nimmons' memo dated
November 24, 2003 to the City Manager. Also, the IRS has increased mileage
reimbursement for travel to a health care provider from 12 cents to 14 cents per mile for
2004.

The Council approved the following:

                        CERTIFICATE OF RESOLUTIONS OF
                             THE CITY COUNCIL OF
                           THE CITY OF REIDSVILLE



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       I certify that I am the Clerk of the City of Reidsville, a municipality duly
organized and existing under the laws of the State of North Carolina.

      The following are true an exact copies of resolutions duly adopted by the City
Council of the City of Reidsville, at a meeting held on the 3rd day of December, 2003.

        WHEREAS, the City of Reidsville (hereinafter referred to as the "City") amended
and restated the City of Reidsville Medical Reimbursement Plan, effective January 1,
2003; and

        WHEREAS, it is again the desire of the City to amend and restate said Plan in its
entirety, effective January 1, 2004.

             RESOLVED, that the City amends and restates the City of Reidsville
       Medical Reimbursement Plan, effective January 1, 2004.

               RESOLVED, that the officials of the City be and they are hereby
       authorized and directed to execute such documents as are necessary to implement
       the foregoing resolution.

         IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has set her hand and seal of the City
this 3rd day of December, 2003.
                                      /s/_________________________________
                                                     Clerk

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM NO. 8 - APPROVAL OF AIR QUALITY
RESOLUTION AND REGIONAL STRATEGIES REGARDING AIR QUALITY.
With the approval of the Consent Agenda in a 7-0 vote, the Council approved a
Resolution requested by the Piedmont Triad Council of Governments as one of the
jurisdictions that promised to develop regional ozone reduction strategies in December
2002. (A COPY OF THE AIR QUALITY RESOLUTION AND THE
ACCOMPANYING REGIONAL STRATEGIES ARE HEREIN INCORPORATED
AND MADE A PART OF THESE MINUTES.)

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM NO. 9 - APPROVAL OF PROPOSAL FOR THE
CITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PIEDMONT TRIAD COUNCIL OF
GOVERNMENTS' DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING PROGRAM.
With the approval of the Consent Agenda in a 7-0 vote, the Council approved a proposal
to participate in the PTCOG's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program as recommended by the
Personnel Department in the following memo:

                                MEMORANDUM
TO:            D. Kelly Almond, City Manager
FROM:          Terri J. Stamey, Assistant City Manager


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               Carolyn R. Nimmons, Personnel Officer
DATE:          November 24, 2003
RE:            Drug and Alcohol Testing Program

Recently, the Piedmont Triad Council of Governments announced that its regional drug
and alcohol-testing program was expanding to include testing for safety sensitive job
positions. Previously, the PTCOG program only provided testing for positions subject to
the Department of Transportation’s commercial drivers’ license (CDL) requirements. As
you know, the City of Reidsville has conducted drug and alcohol testing for safety
sensitive position and CDL positions for a number of years.

The City’s testing program is conducted in-house and includes pre-employment testing,
random testing, and justifiable cause testing. The Personnel staff was interested in
joining the PTCOG’s testing program when it was first developed, however our need for
testing in safety sensitive positions caused us to continue independently. Since the
PTCOG has added testing for these positions to their program, we have a renewed
interest.

The PTCOG program proposal (attached) includes the following elements:

1. Review and revise the City’s written drug and alcohol testing policy;
2. Provide DOT required supervisor training;
3. Conduct scientific random selection and maintain statistical summaries of employees
   randomly selected for testing;
4. Provide access to drug and alcohol testing sites; secure reasonable rates for drug and
   alcohol testing;
5. Provide access to medical review officers (MROs) and breath alcohol technicians
   (BATs);
6. Provide a list of available substance abuse professionals (SAPs);
7. Provide the necessary forms (chain of custody and employee consent to release
   information);
8. Semi-annual/annual reports will be mailed directly to the City of Reidsville by the
   third party administrator; these reports are used to support the proof of compliance if
   the City is selected by the Department of Transportation for audit;
9. Provide professional, on-going technical support and assistance.

There is a one-time enrollment fee of $150 and an annual maintenance fee of $450, due
in January in each year. PTCOG contracts with a third-party administrator, Safety
Network, Inc. to provide these services. Safety Network negotiates with local service
providers for the provision of the services. In addition, Safety Network can come on-site
to provide the services when needed. Current local providers participating with Safety
Network include Piedmont Occupational (Dr. Guarino), Annie Penn Hospital, and
Morehead Memorial Hospital.

In addition to the annual maintenance fee, there is the usual charge for each test. The per
test fee for tests arranged through Safety Network is higher than the fees the City


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currently pays. A portion of the additional cost covers a confirmation test for positive
results. We currently pay the full testing fee for confirmation tests on positive results. In
addition, a portion of the additional cost covers the cost of access to collection services
on a 24 hour a day, seven day a week basis. Currently, the City has no access to after-
hours, weekend, or holiday breath alcohol testing in Reidsville. The closest facility
providing these services is Morehead Memorial Hospital in Eden. With Safety Network,
on-site testing is available when needed.

After reviewing our drug and alcohol-testing program, we have concluded that we
would like to join the PTCOG’s program. There are three primary reasons for
making this change, as follows.

1. Convenient after-hours, holiday and weekend access to drug and alcohol
   screening services, particularly access to breath alcohol testing services.
2. Professional assistance with compliance with U.S. Department of Transportation
   regulations, particularly in case of a program audit or litigation.
3. “Arms length” random selection in PTCOG consortium. No City employee will
   be conducting the random selection of other City employees for random testing.

We are recommending that the City join the PTCOG program effective January 1,
2004. Based on our current rate of testing, we will be able to cover the enrollment
fee, maintenance fee and routine testing for FY 2003-2004 within our current
budget appropriation.

If you and the City Council approve this request, we will affiliate with the PTCOG
program from January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2004 and then evaluate the results
before making a continuing commitment.

If you have questions or need more information, please let us know.

                                      - End of Memo -

(A COPY OF THE PROPOSAL AS APPROVED IS HEREIN INCORPORATED AND
MADE A PART OF THESE MINUTES.)

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM NO. 11 - APPROVAL OF A SEWER FUND BUDGET
AMENDMENT APPROPRIATING RURAL CENTER WASTEWATER MASTER
PLAN $40,000 GRANT.
With the approval of the Consent Agenda in a 7-0 vote, the Council approved a Sewer
Fund Budget Amendment. The amendment appropriates a Rural Center Wastewater
Master Plan grant of $40,000 in order to execute the assistance contract with W.K.
Dickson, Engineers of Raleigh. (A COPY OF THIS AMENDMENT IS INCLUDED AS
PART OF CONSENT AGENDA ITEM NO. 12.)

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM NO. 12- APPROVAL OF BUDGET ORDINANCE
AMENDMENT NO. 6, WHICH APPROPRIATES A CONTRIBUTION



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RECEIVED FROM WACHOVIA BY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR A K-9
VEST, ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR LARGE METER REPAIR, THE RURAL
CENTER WASTEWATER MASTER PLAN GRANT AND PROJECTED
LIABILITY AND AUTO INSURANCE COSTS TO COMPLETE THE YEAR.
With the approval of the Consent Agenda in a 7-0 vote, the Council approved the
following Budget Ordinance Amendment:

                   BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT NO. 6

    WHEREAS, the Mayor and City Council of the City of Reidsville adopted a budget
ordinance on June 11, 2003 which established revenues and authorized expenditures for
fiscal year 2003-2004; and

   WHEREAS, since the time of the adoption of said ordinance, it has become necessary
to make certain changes in the City's budget to appropriate a contribution received from
Wachovia by the Police Department for a K-9 vest; to appropriate additional funds for
large meter repair; to appropriate funds from a Rural Center Grant for the Sewer Master
Plan; and to appropriate projected liability and auto insurance costs to complete the year:

   NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, by the Mayor and City Council of the
City of Reidsville that the budget ordinance as adopted on June 11, 2003 is hereby
amended as follows;

       Section 1. That revenue account no. 10-3431-7000, Contributions Police
       Department, be increased by $450; that revenue account no. 61-3714-0000, Meter
       Calibration, be increased by $32,500; that revenue account no. 62-3491-0000,
       Rural Center Grant, be increased by $40,000; that revenue account no. 85-3420-
       0000, Insurance Revenue, be increased by $26,000:

       Section 2. That expense account no. 10-4312-2700, K-9 Supplies, be increased by
       $450; that expense account no. 61-7114-3540, Maintenance & Repair Large
       Meters, be increased by $32,500; that expense account no. 62-7131-1911, Sewer
       Master Plan Engineering, be increased by $40,000; that expense account no. 85-
       4200-4510, Property and General Liability Insurance, be increased by $20,400;
       that expense account no. 85-4200-4520, Vehicles Insurance, be increased by
       $5,000; that expense account no. 85-4200-4540, Professional Liability, be
       increased by $600:

This the 3rd day of December, 2003.
                                                          /s/ _____________________
                                                             John M. "Jay" Donecker
                                                                     Mayor
ATTEST:
/s/ _____________________
Angela Stadler, City Clerk




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                               - End of Consent Agenda -

Council members then went to those Consent Agenda items that Council members
requested be pulled for further consideration.

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM NO. 1 - APPROVAL OF THE NOVEMBER 12, 2003
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES.
Councilman Henderson questioned whether the minutes reflected that he had been asked
to be excused from the discussion regarding the Chamber of Commerce lease due to a
conflict of interest. It was pointed out to him that page 33 of the minutes showed that he
had been excused from the discussion. City Clerk Stadler noted it may have been
confusing because the Council returned to this issue several times during the course of
the November 12th meeting.

With this question resolved, Mayor Pro Tem Gentry made the motion, seconded by
Councilman Festerman and unanimously approved by Council, to approve the
November 12, 2003 regular meeting minutes.

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM NO. 6 - APPROVAL OF THE COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR'S RECOMMENDATION TO ENTER INTO A
THREE-YEAR CONTRACT WITH TRIGON ENGINEERING TO ASSIST THE
CITY IN REDRAFTING ITS CELLULAR FACILITIES REGULATIONS AND
TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE DURING THE APPLICATION
PROCESS FOR CELL TOWERS.
Mayor Donecker requested a staff report on this agenda item. Citing a recent newspaper
story, he had read, the Mayor questioned whether the City was seeking to end its
relationship with the previous company because that company failed in its duties or
because it didn't make payments? Community Development Director Michael Pearce said
in his mind, it's "a combination of both." He said it was a combination of the company's
failure to forward payments as stated in the contract for sites, such as the Sprint antenna
on the Vance Street water tank. Payments went to MetroSite, the consultant who had
helped negotiate the lease, who was to take out its share and send the larger portion on to
the City, Pearce explained. MetroSite had not been doing that, according to the City's
Finance Director, he said. Pearce said MetroSite told him that they had to do other things,
which the City had done, and still the payments had not been received. He said they felt
that MetroSite is "in noncompliance of their contract."

Pearce said the other issue he had with MetroSite was during the process with the cellular
tower application on Richardson Drive. He said he didn't feel like staff had received the
type of support that the company had promised them. He said he didn't feel like the
company gave the City Council the kind of support it needed to go into those types of
deliberations. The evidence presented to the City was very complicated and something
City officials weren't used to looking at. He said the City needed someone "in our court"
who could explain in layman's terms whether "this is correct or not. We were not
receiving that from MetroSite, even after I requested that." Pearce said. He added that the




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company did send someone down for that meeting, but he didn't feel like the company
was providing sufficient support.

City Manager Almond pointed out that the contract with MetroSite had expired.
Although there was some automatic renewal terms in the contract, the City didn't feel like
the relationship needed to continue, he said. Rockingham County has had good
experience with Trigon, he pointed out.

The Mayor asked if the City was taking some legal action against MetroSite? Pearce said
the City will be, but he wanted to get past this hurdle before beginning collection
procedures against the company. City Manager Almond said when the City got into this,
MetroSite was about the only company around providing such a service. There was
discussion about how MetroSite had been absorbed by a company in New Jersey, which
is when services started to go downhill, Pearce said. The company has no representative
in North Carolina, he added. In response to a question about costs, it was noted that
Trigon would receive payment out of the application fees sent by the cellular companies.

Mayor Donecker then made the motion, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Gentry and
unanimously approved by Council, to approve Item No. 6 on the Consent Agenda,
whereby the City enters into a three-year contract with TriGon Engineering to
assist the City in redrafting its Cellular Facilities Regulation and provide technical
assistance during the application process for cell towers. (A COPY OF THE
AGREEMENT IS HEREIN INCORPORATED AND MADE A PART OF THESE
MINUTES.)

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM NO. 10 - APPROVAL OF AN ORDINANCE TO
ALLOW LAW ENFORCEMENT ACCESS TO REGISTRATION
INFORMATION AND ACCESS TO VEHICLE PARKING AREAS AT MOTELS.
The Mayor asked the City Attorney to speak to this issue.

City Attorney Bill McLeod Jr. informed Council that he had received some
correspondence from Police Chief Edd Hunt concerning the lack of availability of records
that these various establishments keep when there is the necessity to get in there to find a
suspect. Guilford County has used this ordinance in the past, and, according to Chief
Hunt, has been very pleased with the ordinance and the success rate of being able to get
in and apprehend those they need to. McLeod explained that he took the Guilford
ordinance and adapted it to the City of Reidsville's use.

The City Attorney said whether the Ordinance would past constitutional muster, he didn't
know, that was up for the courts to decide. The Ordinance, like any other, is open for
interpretation, he said. City Manager Almond stated that the Ordinance has been
reviewed successfully. The City Attorney said that was what Chief Hunt had told him.

The City Manager added that if Council approved the Ordinance, it needed to be changed
to reflect in Sec. 19-4 that if someone is found guilty, they could serve up to 30 days and




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be fined not more than $500. The Ordinance in the agenda packet shows 20 days and a
$100 fine.

City Manager Almond noted that the Police Department usually has pretty good
cooperation from most of the motel operators, but not from some.

Mayor Donecker then made the motion, seconded by Councilman Festerman and
unanimously approved by Council, to approve the Ordinance as presented. (A
COPY OF THE ORDINANCE IS HEREIN INCORPORATED AND MADE A
PART OF THESE MINUTES.)

PUBLIC HEARINGS:
CONSIDERATION OF STREET CLOSING ORDER DECLARING CITY
COUNCIL'S INTENT TO CLOSE AN UNOPENED RIGHT-OF-WAY KNOWN
AS SAUNDERS AVENUE.
In making the staff report, Assistant Community Development Director Donna Setliff
said the City had received a petition requesting this right-of-way be closed. The unopened
right-of-way, Saunders Avenue, is 35 feet wide and approximately 360 feet long and is
located between Madison Street and Freeway Drive in the City's extraterritorial
jurisdiction (ETJ). Any responsibility for this right-of-way would be either private or
NCDOT, she said. Dave Harrill of NCDOT told her the State had no plans for this right-
of-way so staff went ahead and prepared the petition to have it closed, Setliff explained.
Fellowship Christian Church is currently using the right of way as part of a driveway into
its property. It would need to be closed so that the church can make additions to its
property, she said. One hundred percent of the property owners signed the petition that it
be closed, Setliff said.

Questions had arisen about who actually gets the land once the right of way is closed,
Setliff noted. The same situation would apply to this closing as well as the next public
hearing Council will consider. She said that when the right-of-way is closed, the City
gives up any authority to the actual right of way. Typically, the County Tax Department
splits the property up, usually half-and-half between the two adjacent property owners,
she said. The only time this might not be done is if one of the adjoining property owners
comes up with some type of proof, such as an old deed, etc., that the right-of-way
originally came from one side or the other.

The Mayor opened the public hearing at 3:27 p.m. by asking if there was anyone who
wished to speak against or for the closing? No one appeared, and the public hearing was
closed at 3:27 p.m.

Councilman Rucker made the motion, seconded by Councilman Turner and
unanimously approved by Council, to approve the closing of Saunders Avenue.

The Street Closing Order as approved follows:




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                A RESOLUTION ORDERING THE CLOSING
    OF AN UNOPENED RIGHT-OF-WAY KNOWN AS SAUNDERS AVENUE

                               STREET CLOSING ORDER

        WHEREAS, on the 12th day of November, the City Council of the City of
Reidsville directed the City Clerk to publish the Resolution of Intent of the City Council
to consider the closing of an unopened right-of-way known as Saunders Avenue running
between Madison Street and Freeway Drive, which is 35 feet wide and approximately
360 feet long, in the Reidsville Review once each week for four successive weeks, such
resolution advising the public that a meeting would be conducted in the City Hall Council
Chambers on December 3, 2003; and

        WHEREAS, the Reidsville City Council on the 12th day of November, 2003,
ordered the City Clerk to notify all persons owning property abutting the right-of-way
known as Saunders Avenue running between Madison Street and Freeway Drive, which
is 35 feet wide and approximately 360 feet long, as shown on the county tax records, by
registered or certified mail, enclosing with such notification a copy of the Resolution of
Intent; and

       WHEREAS, the City Clerk has advised the City Council that she sent a letter to
each of the abutting property owners advising them of the day, time and place of the
meeting of the closing of the unopened right-of-way known as Saunders Avenue running
between Madison Street and Freeway Drive, which is 35 feet wide and approximately
360 feet long, enclosing a copy of the Resolution of Intent, and advising the abutting
property owners that the question as to closing would be acted upon, said letters having
been sent by registered or certified mail; and

       WHEREAS, the City Clerk has advised the City Council that adequate notices
were posted on the applicable street as required by G.S. 160A-299; and

        WHEREAS, after full and complete consideration of the matter and after having
granted full and complete opportunity for all interested persons to appear and register any
objections that they might have with respect to the closing of said area in the public
hearing held on December 3, 2003, and;

       WHEREAS, it now appears to the satisfaction of the City Council that the
closing of said area is not contrary to the public interest, and that no individual owning
property, either abutting the street or in the vicinity of the street or in the subdivision in
which the street is located, will as a result of the closing by thereby deprived of a
reasonable means of ingress and egress to his property;

         NOW, THEREFORE, the unopened right-of-way known as Saunders Avenue
running between Madison Street and Freeway Drive, which is 35 feet wide and
approximately 360 feet long, and further described below is hereby ordered closed, and
all right, title, and interest that may be vested in the public to said area for street purposes



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is hereby released and quitclaimed to the abutting property owners in accordance with the
provisions of G.S. 160A-299. Said area is further described as:

       Beginning at a point at the intersection of rights-of-way of US 29 Business
       (Freeway Drive) and Saunders Drive (unopened) said point being the northeast
       corner of Tract No. 2 of the Fannie B. Saunders Property as surveyed by John B.
       Cobb, thence southeasterly along the southern right-of-way margin of Saunders
       Drive (unopened) S 60 deg. 08 min. E 364.74 feet to a point at the intersections of
       rights-of-way of Saunders Drive and Madison Street, said point also being the
       northeast corner of Lot 8 of the Fannie B. Saunders Property, thence northeasterly
       along the western right-of-way of Madison Street N 29 deg. 52 min E 32.04 feet
       to a point at the intersection of rights-of-way of Madison Street and the northern
       right-of-way of Saunders Drive, said point also being the southeast corner of Lot
       9 of the Fannie B. Saunders Property, thence northwesterly along the northern
       right-of-way of Saunders Drive N 60 deg. 08 min. W 342.58 feet to a point at the
       intersection of rights-of-way of Saunders Drive and US 29 Business (Freeway
       Drive), said point also being the southwest corner of Lot 17 of the Fannie B.
       Saunders Property, thence southwesterly along the right-of-way of US 29
       Business (Freeway Drive) about 39 feet to the point of beginning, and being all of
       Saunders Drive which lies between US 29 Business (Freeway Drive) and
       Madison Street as shown on Plat titled Fannie B. Saunders Property surveyed by
       John B. Cobb, dated October 16, 1954 and recorded in Plat Book 07, Page 82.

       The City Clerk is hereby ordered and directed to file in the Office of the Register
of Deeds of Rockingham County a certified copy of this resolution and order.

Upon motion duly made by ______________________________ and duly seconded by
__________________________________, the above resolution was duly adopted by the
Reidsville City Council at a meeting held on the 3rd day of December, 2003, in the City
Hall Council Chambers:

      Upon call for a vote the following Council members voted in the affirmative:
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
      and the following Council members voted in the negative:
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________

       This the 3rd day of December, 2003, at ________o'clock.

                                             /s/__________________________________
                                                    John M. "Jay" Donecker, VMD
                                                           Mayor
ATTEST:
/s/_______________________________



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                Angela G. Stadler
                  City Clerk

CONSIDERATION OF STREET CLOSING ORDER DECLARING CITY
COUNCIL'S INTENT TO CLOSE AN ALLEY RUNNING BETWEEN
PENNROSE DRIVE AND SOUTH PARK DRIVE.
In making the staff report, Assistant Community Development Director Setliff noted that
the matter being considered by Council was the closing of an alley between Pennrose
Drive and South Park Drive. The alley is approximately 15 feet wide and 367 feet deep,
she said. Located inside the City limits, the alley has no utilities on it, she explained. It is
believed that years ago it was used for solid waste collection, but it is no longer needed
for that, she added. Many of these alleys have already been closed since the City now
offers rollout service, Setliff said.

Staff is recommending approval of the petition, she said. At the Planning Board meeting,
Mr. Drew Barefoot, one of the adjoining property owners, noted that he was using the
alley as part of his driveway.

Dr. Harold Jennings, the other adjoining property owner, is in favor of closing the alley,
Setliff explained. The Planning Board approved the closure. She stated that the County
Tax Department would follow the same procedure outlined in the previous public hearing
about how the alley would be divided between adjoining property owners.

Councilman Festerman, noting that he had heard from a concerned property owner, said
he would like to go on record that he'd like to see the alley divided equally between the
property owners. The Councilman said he understood that this would only be a
recommendation since the County Tax Department has the final authority.

Mayor Donecker opened the public hearing at 3:30 p.m. by asking if there was anyone to
speak against the closing? No one came forward. He asked if there was anyone to speak
for the closing? Since no one came forward, the Mayor closed the public hearing at 3:30
p.m.

Councilman Festerman made the motion, seconded by Councilman Rucker, to grant
the closing, additionally requesting that the Tax Department give consideration to
dividing the property equally between the property owners. The motion was
unanimously approved.

The Street Closing Order as approved follows:

              A RESOLUTION ORDERING THE CLOSING
 OF AN UNOPENED ALLEY RUNNING BETWEEN PENNROSE DRIVE AND
                    SOUTH PARK DRIVE

                               STREET CLOSING ORDER




                                               17                            December 3, 2003
        WHEREAS, on the 12th day of November, the City Council of the City of
Reidsville directed the City Clerk to publish the Resolution of Intent of the City Council
to consider the closing of an unopened alley running between Pennrose Drive and South
Park Drive, which is 15 feet wide and approximately 367.5 feet long, in the Reidsville
Review once each week for four successive weeks, such resolution advising the public
that a meeting would be conducted in the City Hall Council Chambers on December 3,
2003; and

        WHEREAS, the Reidsville City Council on the 12th day of November, 2003,
ordered the City Clerk to notify all persons owning property abutting the unopened alley
running between Pennrose Drive and South Park Drive, which is 15 feet wide and
approximately 367.5 feet long, as shown on the county tax records, by registered or
certified mail, enclosing with such notification a copy of the Resolution of Intent; and

       WHEREAS, the City Clerk has advised the City Council that she sent a letter to
each of the abutting property owners advising them of the day, time and place of the
meeting of the closing of the unopened alley running between Pennrose Drive and South
Park Drive which is 15 feet wide and approximately 367.5 feet long, enclosing a copy of
the Resolution of Intent, and advising the abutting property owners that the question as to
closing would be acted upon, said letters having been sent by registered or certified mail;
and

       WHEREAS, the City Clerk has advised the City Council that adequate notices
were posted on the applicable street as required by G.S. 160A-299; and

        WHEREAS, after full and complete consideration of the matter and after having
granted full and complete opportunity for all interested persons to appear and register any
objections that they might have with respect to the closing of said area in the public
hearing held on December 3, 2003, and;

       WHEREAS, it now appears to the satisfaction of the City Council that the
closing of said area is not contrary to the public interest, and that no individual owning
property, either abutting the street or in the vicinity of the street or in the subdivision in
which the street is located, will as a result of the closing by thereby deprived of a
reasonable means of ingress and egress to his property;

         NOW, THEREFORE, the unopened alley running between Pennrose Drive and
South Park Drive, which is 15 feet wide and approximately 367.5 feet long, and further
described below is hereby ordered closed, and all right, title, and interest that may be
vested in the public to said area for street purposes is hereby released and quitclaimed to
the abutting property owners in accordance with the provisions of G.S. 160A-299. Said
area is further described as:

        Commencing at a point at the intersection of the southern right-of-way of Northup
        Street and the western right-of-way of South Park Drive, thence southwesterly
        along the western right-of-way of South Park Drive about 150 feet to a point at



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       the intersection of the northern right-of-way of a 15 foot alley and the western
       right-of-way of South Park Drive the point of beginning, said point also being the
       southeast corner of tax parcel 8904-10-35-5521, thence leaving South Park Drive
       northwesterly along the northern right-of-way of said 15 foot alley to its
       intersection with the eastern right-of-way of Pennrose Drive about 367.5 feet, said
       point being the southwest corner of tax parcel 8904-10-35-3625, thence
       southwesterly along the eastern right-of-way of Pennrose Drive about 15 feet to a
       point at it’s intersection with the southern right-of-way of said 15 foot alley, said
       point also being the northwest corner of tax parcel 8904-10-35-2563, thence
       leaving Pennrose Drive southeasterly along the southern right-of-way of 15 foot
       alley about 367.5 feet to a point at it’s intersection with the western right-of-way
       of South Park Drive, said point also being the northeast corner of tax parcel 8904-
       10-35-4424, thence northeasterly along the western right-of-way of South Park
       Drive about 15 feet to the point of beginning.

       The City Clerk is hereby ordered and directed to file in the Office of the Register
of Deeds of Rockingham County a certified copy of this resolution and order.

Upon motion duly made by ______________________________ and duly seconded by
__________________________________, the above resolution was duly adopted by the
Reidsville City Council at a meeting held on the 3rd day of December, 2003, in the City
Hall Council Chambers:

      Upon call for a vote the following Council members voted in the affirmative:
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
      and the following Council members voted in the negative:
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________

       This the 3rd day of December, 2003, at ________o'clock.

                                             /s/__________________________________
                                                   John M. "Jay" Donecker, VMD
                                                              Mayor
ATTEST:
/s/__________________________________________
             Angela G. Stadler
                City Clerk

CONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST TO REZONE 611 WEST HARRISON
STREET FROM RESIDENTIAL-6 TO CONDITIONAL USE OFFICE &
INSTITUTIONAL. THE APPLICANTS ARE ALSO REQUESTING A
CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR A GROUP HOME. (Z2003-16 & CU2003-4)




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Assistant Community Development Director Donna Setliff gave the staff report, noting
that it had been requested that 611 West Harrison Street be rezoned from R-6 to
Conditional Use Office & Institutional. The applicants are also asking for a Conditional
Use Permit for a group home, she added.

Setliff explained that currently on the site is a single-family dwelling. She described the
area, which is a mixture of uses, including two doctor's offices, a heating and air business
that is grandfathered, a beauty salon and several other single-family dwellings in the
vicinity. To the east, there is a mixed area next to the hospital itself, she said. To the
south, there is the single-family residentially developed area known as Ann Ruston Park.

Setliff noted that the City's Comprehensive Plan warns that this area has potential for
"leap frog" development. She said the plan doesn't necessarily say that is a bad thing but
it says the City could experience such development in the area. On the opposite side, it
gives development objectives, like (1) continuation and expansion of the area as a retail,
office and employment center; and (2) promotion of the area as the heart of Reidsville.
Setliff noted that the plan gives "mixed signals" as this point; however, she said they see
a lot of property in this area go to Office & Institutional. It appears to be working well in
that particular area, she added, and is compatible with the hospital and other zonings in
the area.

The second part of the request is for a Conditional Use Permit for a group home at the
site. The applicant only placed one condition: that the shelter be for children ages 6-17
with 24-hour staff on duty.

During Planning Board meeting, staff also suggested the following conditions, which can
be approved by Council as long as the applicants agree with them:

1. No resident be allowed to have a vehicle on the property.
2. Limiting the number of residents to six.

Setliff explained that at the Planning Board meeting, the applicants stated they would
have no more than six residents.

For general purposes, Setliff told Council that the Zoning Ordinance requires that a buffer
be installed between Office & Institutional and residentially zoned land. Therefore, the
applicants would have to install buffering on two sides -- in the rear and on the west side.
The applicants have the option for buffering of either solid wood fencing or a
combination of trees and shrubbery, she said, which would have to be installed before the
group home opens.

Setliff informed Council that two motions would be needed for the rezoning and the
Conditional Use Permit.




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At this time, Setliff realized she had not been sworn in as required in public hearings
dealing with Conditional Use Permits. City Clerk Angela G. Stadler swore in Setliff, who
stated that all she had said before was true and accurate.

Setliff again noted that two motions would be needed, saying that the Council would
need to read the findings of fact into the motion. She added that the Planning Board had
voted 8-to-1 in favor of the rezoning and 8-to-1 in favor of the CUP with three
conditions. The three conditions were listed for the Conditional Use Permit:

1. Shelter children age 6 to 17 with 24-hour staff.
2. No resident shall be allowed to have a vehicle.
3. No more than 6 residents.

Councilman Festerman said he thought these didn't require rezoning? Family care homes
for the mentally and physically disabled are allowed in any residential district, but these
children may be children who are displaced from the home for whatever reason, Setliff
explained. "It's just a different type of facility," she said.

Mayor Pro Tem Gentry asked why shrubbery was not a condition? Setliff noted it was
because shrubbery is already required by the Zoning Ordinance.

Councilman Henderson asked if the Planning Board felt there was adequate supervision
for the six-year-olds? Setliff said this was probably a question that needed to be asked of
the applicant. However, she said the State requires at least one person per six individuals
there. The State will make sure the applicants meet that requirement, Setliff noted.

Councilman Festerman asked if any neighborhood concerns had been expressed at the
Planning Board? Setliff said not at the Planning Board meeting, but upon follow-up from
the Councilman, she stated that the only person she had spoken with was Jake Gardner.
Mr. Gardner was not opposed to the project, but he said he would like to see some
buffering, Setliff explained.

The Mayor opened the public hearing at 3:38 p.m. He asked if there was anyone opposed
or for the rezoning? After no one came forward, the public hearing was closed at 3:39
p.m.

Councilman Henderson made the motion, seconded by Councilman Rucker and
unanimously approved by Council, to approve the rezoning.

For the Conditional Use Permit, the Mayor read each of the Findings of Fact, which
were voted on individually by Council:

1. That the use will not materially endanger the public health or safety if located where
   proposed and developed according to the plan as submitted and approved; --
   Approved 7-0
2. That the use meets all required conditions and specifications; -- Approved 7-0



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3. That the use will not substantially injure the value of adjoining or abutting property,
   or that the use is a public necessity; and, -- Approved 7-0
4. That the location and character of the use if developed according to the plan as
   submitted and approved will be in harmony with the area in which it is to be located
   and in general conformity with the Comprehensive Plan for Reidsville and its
   environs. -- Approved 7-0

The three conditions for the Conditional Use Permit were included in a 7-0 vote:

1. Shelter children age 6 to 17 with 24-hour staff.
2. No resident shall be allowed to have a vehicle.
3. No more than 6 residents.

Therefore, the Conditional Use Permit with the three conditions as stated was
approved.

Councilman Festerman asked if there were special requirements regarding health and
safety with so many minor children? He said he was thinking mainly about fire and the
possibility that such a facility might need more frequent inspections. Setliff said she
didn't know. Councilman Festerman questioned whether it was not an issue that should
be considered. Mayor Pro Tem Gentry said that would come under State regulations.
Setliff said the facility will be State-licensed and will be inspected by the State.

Councilman Turner said he thought the applicants were going to put in a sprinkler
system. Rev. Gregory Hopkins, one of the applicants who was seated in the audience,
said there would be battery-operated smoke detectors as well as an alarm system.
Councilman Festerman said Rev. Hopkins had answered his concerns.

                               - End of Public Hearings -

BOARD AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS:
City Manager Almond distributed the ballots for the boards and commission
appointments.

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS.
Mr. Richard Moore, a businessman at 217 Turner Drive, said he was glad Council took a
few minutes out to discuss Consent Agenda Item No. 10; however, he regretted that the
item didn't receive as much attention as the two street closing hearings. He said this was a
"very serious" matter involved here. He stated, that for those who didn't understand what
that brief discussion was about, the City of Reidsville had just passed an ordinance that
supposedly allows the Police Department to go into a hotel or motel and seize their
customer records without any court order or evidence that a crime has been committed.
Moore said, as City Manager Almond pointed out, the penalty for refusing to comply
with that seizure of private records is 30 days in jail and a $500 fine.




                                            22                           December 3, 2003
Moore said this was "ironic" since four members of this Council just took an oath of
office to defend the Constitution of the United States. A few minutes before, the Council
recognized Human Rights Week, he pointed out. Now, the City is blatantly passing
unconstitutional laws, which can only result in two things: illegally intimate business
owners or actually try to drag someone into court, end up getting sued, lose the case and
cost the City money, he said.

Moore said there is no doubt in his mind that the City of Reidsville, the State Bureau of
Investigations, the FBI -- nobody has the right to seize private documents without a court
order or warrant or evidence that a crime is in progress.

Mayor Donecker interrupted Moore, who replied that he had the podium. The Mayor
pointed out that the public comments are for "non-agenda" items. This was an agenda
item, the Mayor said.

Moore said this was important and asked if the Mayor wanted to make him sit down over
this? The Mayor asked him to keep it brief. Moore said he wouldn't go over three
minutes, although he was going to take back the 30 seconds the Mayor just took away
from him.

"This is serious business Jay," Moore said. Saying that the Council members were sitting
there laughing about it, Moore said they knew this wouldn't fly in court. He said he didn't
think any business owners would be happy about the Police coming into their businesses
and seizing their customer records. "I assure you if you ever want to try this with The
Bookstore, we're not going to give you customer records," Moore said. "You can come
up with all kinds of illegal, unconstitutional schemes to intimidate us, but it's not going to
happen. This is ridiculous, Jay."

Council then moved onto the City Manager's report.

CITY MANAGER'S REPORT.
Interlocal Agreement on Park Landscaping.
Referring to his report, City Manager Almond stated that the interlocal agreement
between the City and the County for the funding of the industrial park landscaping (Item
No. 1). It should be ready by the next Council meeting, he said.

Chamber of Commerce Lease.
Regarding the Chamber of Commerce lease, the City Manager noted that the meeting
planned with the Chamber board had fallen through due to the Governor's visit to
announce the new industry for the industrial park. He said it seemed best to try and meet
with the Chamber after the first of the year, following the holidays.


City Holiday Events.




                                             23                            December 3, 2003
He reminded the Council that the Public Works would have its annual pig picking from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on December 19. The Open House at City Hall will be Tuesday,
December 23 from 9 a.m. until.

Updates on Condemnations.
City Manager Almond asked Community Development Director Michael Pearce to
update Council members on the status of the church located across from Fire Station No.
1. Pearce said a hearing was held this week, and the order is being sent out to Mr.
(Clinton) Dobson that he either needs to repair or remove the church. Pearce said he
understands Mr. Dobson has been working on it. Mr. Dobson has 60 days to make those
improvements. If not, staff would be before Council again, Pearce said.

Pearce also updated the Council on 102 South Main Street. Inspector Tim Warner
inspected the structure yesterday. Work on the roof has been completed, and the house is
now dry on the inside. A lot of progress has been made on the reframing of the north
wall, which is about 95% complete. Warner expects them to put siding on that side very
soon, Pearce said. Very little work has been done on the inside, and there is quite a lot of
work to be done, he said. However, the structure is looking a lot better and some shoring
up of the physical walls has been done, but there is a lot of work that needs to be done.
They have been diligently working at it, he said.

Councilman Henderson asked if the west wall is still in pretty bad shape? Pearce replied
in the affirmative.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF BOARD AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS.
City Clerk Angela G. Stadler announced that Mr. James C. Setliff of 1103 Cypress Drive
had been unanimously re-appointed to the Reidsville ABC Board. (A COPY OF THE
BALLOTS ARE HEREIN INCORPORATED AND MADE A PART OF THESE
MINUTES.)

Mr. Jim Eastridge of Reidsville Chamber Speaks to Council.
Mr. Jim Eastridge, President/Executive Director of the Reidsville Chamber of
Commerce, approached Council. He said he looked forward to working with each and
every member of the Council. He said he felt that he had established a pretty good
relationship with them while a reporter with the Reidsville Review. He said he looked
forward to sitting down and meeting with the Council members and "getting on the same
page." Eastridge said he believed from the bottom of his heart that everyone on the
Council has the best interests of Reidsville at heart. While they might not agree on
everything, he noted that's why there are multiple opinions in places like this. He said that
was okay as long as they could sit down and have a good, solid discourse about it in a
productive manner. He said he didn't know why that couldn't happen because it had
happened in the past, and he looked forward to it continuing. He noted that his first
official day was Monday, and he didn't foresee himself going away anytime soon.
Eastridge said he had adopted the slogan for himself that community really is another
word for neighbors and family. As long as they keep that type of mentality, "the sky's the
limit," he said.



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COUNCIL MEMBERS' REPORTS.
Mayor Pro Tem Gentry - No report.

Councilman Festerman - The Councilman held up a copy of the agenda packet and said
it comes to them almost every month without a single error. He said he knows a lot of
stuff has to be compiled at the last minute, and he offered his congratulations for a job
well done. City Clerk Stadler thanked him for the compliment. She commended Deputy
Clerk Michelle Smith, who works with her to get the packets out, and of course, City
Manager Almond.

Councilman Turner - The Councilman complimented the Chamber of Commerce on an
excellent Christmas Parade. He said it seemed longer to him, and he thought they did a
great job.

Councilman Rucker - The Councilman congratulated the Reidsville Rams Football
Team, which will be playing in the State Championships. He said he'd like for the team to
be recognized at the next Council meeting, "win or lose." The Championship Game will
be held in Carter-Finley Stadium in Chapel Hill on Saturday at 4:30 p.m., it was noted.

Councilman Henderson - The Councilman noted that the Appearance Commission held
its Christmas meeting the night before. The group was making plans for the new year,
even though it lost two members recently. The group decided it would like to have their
minutes published in the Council agenda packets.

The Human Relations Commission will meet Friday at 7 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church for
its holiday party, he said.

Councilwoman Zdanski - The Councilwoman said she couldn't attend the recent
Chamber events due to family constraints. The Historic Preservation Commission
meeting will not meet until next week.

Mayor Donecker - No report.

Mayor Pro Tem Gentry then made the motion, seconded by Councilman Turner
and unanimously approved by Council, to adjourn at 3:55 p.m.


                                            __________________________________
                                                  Angela G. Stadler, City Clerk
ATTEST:


_______________________________
 John M. "Jay" Donecker, VMD
           Mayor



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