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					          MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
           OF THE REIDSVILLE CITY COUNCIL
        HELD WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010 AT 3:00 P.M.
            COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL
CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT:                     Mayor James K. Festerman
                                                  Councilman John Henderson
                                                  Councilman Clark Turner
                                                  Councilwoman Joan Zdanski

COUNCIL MEMBERS ABSENT:                           Mayor Pro-Tem Tom Balsley
                                                  Councilman Richard Johnson
                                                  Councilman George Rucker

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

Mayor Festerman called the meeting to order. He explained the absences of Mayor Pro-
Tem Balsley, Councilman Rucker and Councilman Johnson, none of which could attend
today’s meeting.

Mayor Festerman then recognized Elder Mary E. Jackson, Pastor of Jerusalem United
Holy Church, who provided the invocation.

The Mayor and Council members led in the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT AGENDA.
Mayor Festerman asked if there were any items Council members wanted pulled from the
Consent Agenda? None were offered.

Councilman Henderson made the motion, seconded by Councilwoman Zdanski and
approved in a 4-0 vote, to move for adoption of the Consent Agenda.

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM NO. 1 - APPROVAL OF THE APRIL 27, 2010
SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES, AND THE MAY 5, 2010 REGULAR MEETING
MINUTES.
With the approval of the Consent Agenda in a 4-0 vote, the Council approved the April
27, 2010 special meeting minutes and the May 5, 2010 Regular Meeting Minutes.

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM NO. 2 - APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION CALLING
FOR A PUBLIC HEARING ON JULY 14, 2010 TO CONSIDER A PETITION BY
SES PROPERTIES, LLC, REQUESTING VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION OF


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APPROXIMATELY 4.2 ACRES ON THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SALEM
CHURCH ROAD AND NC 14.
With the approval of the Consent Agenda in a 4-0 vote, the Council approved the
following Resolution after the City Clerk investigated the petition and found it to be
sufficient:
                                                                              A2010-01
    RESOLUTION FIXING DATE OF PUBLIC HEARING
          ON QUESTION OF ANNEXATION
            PURSUANT TO G.S. 160A-58.2
       WHEREAS, a petition requesting annexation of the non-contiguous area
described herein has been received; and

        WHEREAS, the City Council has by resolution directed the City Clerk to
investigate the sufficiency of the petition; and

       WHEREAS, certification by the City Clerk as to the sufficiency of the petition
has been made;

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

       Section 1.      A public hearing on the question of annexation of the area
described herein will be held at Reidsville City Hall, 230 W. Morehead Street, at 3 p.m.
on Wednesday, July 14, 2010.

       Section 2.     The area proposed for annexation is described as follows:

         Beginning at monument, said monument having North Carolina Grid Northing of
962,232.97 and Easting of 1,802,631.86; thence South 39 deg. 36 mm. 29 sec. West 6.52
feet to an existing iron stake, North 77 deg. 53 mm. 39 sec. West 70.00 feet to an iron
stake set in the northern right of way of Salem Church Road, said iron being a common
corner with City of Reidsville (see Deed Book 1299 at Page 1093) the point of
beginning; thence from said point of beginning with the Salem Church Road northern
right of way North 77 deg. 53 mm. 39 sec. West 61.63 feet to an existing iron stake;
thence continuing with said right of way North 65 deg. 01 mm. 29 sec. West 120.40 feet
to an existing iron stake, said stake being a common corner with Thomas Tilley, Jr. (see
Deed Book 817 at Page 1921); thence leaving Salem Church Road with Tilley's line
North 13 deg. 35 mm. 00 sec. West 400.93 feet to an existing iron stake, a common
corner with said Tilley; thence with Tilley's northern line South 76 deg. 00 mm. 25 sec.
West 65.04 feet to an existing iron stake, a common corner with Tilley; thence
continuing with Tilley's line North 13 deg. 42 mm. 16 sec. West 12.00 feet to an existing
iron stake, a common corner with Thomas Tilley and Keith E. Finch & Others (see Deed
Book 1177 at Page 1427); thence with Finch's line North 13 deg. 34 mm. 26 sec. East
118.89 feet to an existing iron stake, a common corner with Keith Finch and James F.


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Finch (see Deed Book 837 at Page 1498); thence with James F. Finch's line North 13
deg. 28 mm. 17 sec. East 96.71 feet to an existing iron stake; thence continuing with
James Finch's line North 13 deg. 14 mm. 45 sec. East 200.33 feet to an existing iron
stake in the western right of way of N. C. Hwy. 14; thence with the western right of way
of N.C. Hwy. 14 South 28 deg. 03 mm. 10 sec. East 149.98 feet to an existing iron stake,
South 28 deg. 03 mm. 10 sec. East 150.01 feet to an existing iron stake, South 26 deg. 43
mm. 30 sec. East 343.49 feet to an existing iron stake, South 22 deg. 43 mm. 49 sec. East
144.51 feet to an existing iron stake, South 21 deg. 37 mm. 42 sec. East 75.43 to an
existing iron stake; thence South 39 deg. 36 mm. 29 sec. West 79.62 to an iron set in the
right of way of N.C. Hwy. 14, a common corner with the City of Reidsville; thence
North 32 deg. 53 mm. 39 sec. West 64.96 feet to an existing iron stake; thence South 57
deg. 06 mm. 21 sec. West 47.00 feet to a point; thence North 32 deg. 53 mm. 39 sec.
West 8.00 feet to an existing iron stake; thence South 57 deg. 06 mm. 21 sec. West 32.00
feet to an existing iron stake; thence South 32 deg. 53 mm. 39 sec. East 25.50 feet to an
existing iron stake; thence South 12 deg. 06 mm. 21 sec. West 15.00 to the point of
beginning and containing 4.161 acres as shown on plat for SES Properties, LLC by C. E.
Robertson dated 4-16-2010.

       Section 3.       Notice of the public hearing will be published in the Reidsville
Review, a newspaper having general circulation in the City of Reidsville, at least ten (10)
days prior to the date of the public hearing.

       This the 9th day of June, 2010.

                                                     /s/____________________________
                                                          James K. Festerman
                                                                 Mayor
ATTEST:
/s/________________________________
     Angela G. Stadler, CMC, City Clerk

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM NO. 3 - APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION
DIRECTING THE CLERK TO INVESTIGATE A PETITION RECEIVED
UNDER G.S. 160A-31 REQUESTING VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION OF
APPROXIMATELY 11.3 ACRES ON THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF
BARNES STREET AND ELLIOT ROAD AS REQUESTED BY THE
KINNARNEY & JERNIGAN PARTNERSHIP.
With the approval of the Consent Agenda in a 4-0 vote, the Council approved the
following Resolution directing the Clerk to investigate the petition

                                                                                  A2010-2
        RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE CLERK
       TO INVESTIGATE A PETITION RECEIVED
                UNDER G.S. 160A-31

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       WHEREAS, a petition requesting annexation of an area described in said petition
was received on May 21, 2010 by the City Council of the City of Reidsville; and

        WHEREAS, G.S. 160A-31 provides that the sufficiency of the petition shall be
investigated by the City Clerk before further annexation proceedings may take place; and

       WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Reidsville deems it advisable to
proceed in response to this request for annexation;

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

        The City Clerk is hereby directed to investigate the sufficiency of the above
described petition and to certify as soon as possible to the City Council the result of her
investigation.

       This the 9th day of June, 2010.

                                                              /s/______________________
                                                                   James K. Festerman
                                                                          Mayor
ATTEST:
/s/_____________________________
       Angela G. Stadler, CMC
            City Clerk

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM NO. 4 - APPROVAL OF AN OFFER FROM
REMMSCO, INC. TO PURCHASE THE VACANT CITY-OWNED LOT
(PARCEL #154793, PIN #8905-18-31-7499) ON THE NORTHERN SIDE OF 108 N.
MAIN STREET FOR $11,000.00 AND THE CORRESPONDING RESOLUTION
AUTHORIZING THE ADVERTISEMENT OF THE OFFER.
With the approval of the Consent Agenda in a 4-0 vote, the Council approved the
following Resolution:

                RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE
                 ADVERTISEMENT OF AN OFFER
               TO PURCHASE CERTAIN PROPERTY
        WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Reidsville desires to dispose of
certain surplus property of the City;

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

       1.      The following described property is hereby declared to be surplus to the
               needs of the City:



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               Approximately .43 acres (Parcel #154793, Pin #8905-18-31-7499), which
               is a vacant lot on the north side of 108 North Main Street.

       2.      The City Council has received an offer from REMMSCO, Inc., to
               purchase for the sum of $11,000.00 the property described above.

       3.      The City Council proposes to accept the offer and authorizes the City
               Manager to do so unless an upset bid shall be made.

       4.      The person making the offer must deposit with the City Clerk a sum equal
               to at least five percent (5%) of his offer.

       5.      The City Clerk is directed, should a qualifying upset bid and deposit be
               received within ten (10) days from the publication of said notice in
               accordance with G.S. 160A-269, to re-advertise the offer at the increased
               upset bid amount.

       Adopted this 9th day of June, 2010.
                                                     /s/____________________________
                                                            James K. Festerman
                                                                  Mayor
       ATTEST:
       /s/__________________________________
           Angela G. Stadler, CMC, City Clerk

                               - End of Consent Agenda -

PROCLAMATIONS:
RECOGNITION OF RETIRED PARKS & RECREATION DIRECTOR HARRY
BROWN, WHO RETIRED MAY 1 AFTER 30 YEARS OF SERVICE.
Mayor Festerman then called retired Parks & Recreation Director Harry Brown and his
wife forward. He read aloud the proclamation for Brown’s retirement. (A COPY OF THE
CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION IS HEREIN INCORPORATED AND MADE A
PART OF THESE MINUTES.)

The Mayor, noting that he remembers Harry as a “young guy,” talked of Brown’s
dedication not only to youth but also to the senior population of the City and those at the
Senior Center. Like the proclamation says, it has been “more than a job” to Harry, he
noted. The Mayor discussed Brown’s leadership abilities, which helped develop those
working for him so that the City was able to promote from within.

City Manager Almond described Brown as a good friend and a good co-worker. He said
it has often been asked in different situations recently, “What would Harry do?” The City
Manager said Dale Hagwood is doing a good job as Brown’s replacement but he credited
Brown with preparing Dale for the job.



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Mayor Festerman then presented Brown with his 30-year watch. Brown’s wife, Gail, said
she and Fancy (their dog) liked having Harry full time, but she talked of his great love for
the City. The Mayor said they appreciated her sharing Harry with them these many years.

After shaking hands with the Council members present, Brown thanked the City Council,
the Mayor and the City Manager for the support they have given him. He also thanked his
co-workers and department heads for their support, saying he has developed lifelong
friendships here.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:
CONSIDERATION OF A ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT TO
AMEND ARTICLE X, BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, SECTION 6, VOTING OF
THE CITY OF REIDSVILLE ZONING ORDINANCE, WHICH WOULD
LESSEN THE QUORUM REQUIREMENTS TO A MAJORITY OF THE TOTAL
MEMBERS OF THE BOARD. (T2010-4A)
In making the staff report, Community Development Director Michael Pearce noted this
was a pretty simple matter. A couple of months ago, the Council approved reducing the
number of Planning Board/Board of Adjustment members from 10 to seven. This is the
last step in that process, amending the Zoning Ordinance to lessen the quorum
requirements to a simple majority of the total members of the board.

Mayor Festerman opened the public hearing at 3:10 p.m. by asking if there was anyone
who wished to speak in favor of this change? No one came forward. He asked if there
was anyone who wished to speak in opposition? Again, no one came forward. The public
hearing was closed at 3:10 p.m.

Councilman Turner made the motion, seconded by Councilwoman Zdanski and
unanimously approved by Council in a 4-0 vote, to approve the text amendment.

                                                             Amendment T 2010-4A

        AMENDING THE CITY OF REIDSVILLE ZONING ORDINANCE
                     AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
                 ARTICLE X, BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
                        SECTION 6, VOTING
           OF THE CITY OF REIDSVILLE ZONING ORDINANCE

BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Reidsville, North Carolina, that
the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Reidsville be amended as follows:

Part I. That Article X, Board of Adjustment; Section 6, Voting be amended to read as
follows:

A quorum shall consist of the majority of the total members of the Board. However, a
concurring vote of four-fifths (4/5) of the total members of the Board shall be necessary



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to reverse any order, requirement, decision, or determination of any administrative
official charged with enforcement of this Ordinance, or to decide in favor of the applicant
any matter upon which it is required to pass under this Ordinance, or to grant a variance
from the provisions of the Ordinance.

Part II. This Ordinance shall become effective upon adoption by the City Council of the
City of Reidsville, North Carolina

ADOPTED this the _______ day of _________________, 2010 by the City Council of
the City of Reidsville, North Carolina.

               /s/_____________________________________________________
                 JAMES K. FESTERMAN, MAYOR, REIDSVILLE, N.C.

/s/___________________________
  Angela G. Stadler, City Clerk

                                - End of Public Hearings -

PUBLIC COMMENTS.
Invitation to Cutting Board Restaurant ribbon cutting.
Beth Simmons, President of the Reidsville Chamber of Commerce, said Council should
have received an invitation to the ribbon cutting for The Cutting Board set for 5:30 p.m.
Monday, June 28. She noted the restaurant would be open for lunch only during its first
week of operation, then dinner would be added after that. She said the restaurant was
pleased with the potential of the area and very impressed with the labor pool. In response
to question from Mayor Festerman, she said hours would be from 11 a.m. to 9 or 10 p.m.
seven days a week. Simmons also noted that the Chamber will hold its annual ice cream
social on July 8th with the band, Cold Shot, performing on the grounds of the Penn
House, from 5:30-7 p.m.

CITY MANAGER’S REPORT.
Gators at Lake Reidsville.
City Manager Almond reminded Council members of an email he had sent them
regarding the leasing of gator vehicles at Lake Reidsville. The lake had been leasing golf
carts but the contract had expired last April. Gators are more versatile than the golf carts,
he stated, and have a lower cost. The City Manager said that there is money in the lake’s
budget for these lease payments, but since there is a $1 purchase price at the end of the
lease, the agreement indebts the City regardless of how much it costs, even if it’s only $1,
and must be approved by Council. The budget ordinance amendment also deals with the
selling of Christmas ornaments by the Downtown Corporation and contributions to the
Police Department as outlined in Finance Director Phillips’ memo. (A COPY OF THE
FINANCE DIRECTOR’S MEMO DATED JUNE 8, 2010 IS HEREIN
INCORPORATED AND MADE A PART OF THESE MINUTES.)




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Councilman Henderson made the motion, seconded by Councilwoman Zdanski, to
approve the leasing of the gators.

The corresponding Resolution and Budget Ordinance Amendment as approved:

                 RESOLUTION APPROVING FINANCING TERMS

        WHEREAS, the City of Reidsville (“City”) has determined to undertake a project
for the financing of John Deere Gators to be used at Lake Reidsville and the Finance
Officer has now presented a proposal for the financing of such Project.

      WHEREAS, this equipment is essential for the City of Reidsville to perform its
governmental functions; and

       WHEREAS, the City of Reidsville has taken the necessary steps, to arrange for
the acquisition of the Equipment; and

       WHEREAS, the City of Reidsville proposes to enter into the Lease with John
Deere Credit (the “Lessor”); and

       WHEREAS, the City of Reidsville intends to apply certain proceeds of the Lease
to the acquisition of vehicles; or to the reimbursement of expenditures previously made
by the City (the "Expenditures") in connection with the acquisition of said equipment;


       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, as follows:

       1.     The City hereby determines to finance the Project through the Lessor, in
              accordance with the proposal dated April 14, 2010. The amount financed
              shall not exceed $19,689 the annual interest rate (in the absence of
              default or change in tax status) shall not exceed 4.95% and the financing
              term shall not exceed five (5) years from closing.
       2.     All financing contracts and all related documents for the closing of the
              financing (the “Financing Documents”) shall be consistent with the
              foregoing terms. All officers and employees of the City are hereby
              authorized and directed to execute and deliver any Financing Documents,
              and to take all such further action as they may consider necessary or
              desirable, to carry out the financing of the Project as contemplated by the
              proposal and this resolution. The Financing Documents shall include a
              Financing Agreement and deed of trust and a Project Fund Agreement as
              the Lessor may request.
       3.     The Finance Officer is hereby authorized and directed to hold executed
              copies of the Financing Documents until the conditions for the delivery of
              the Financing Documents have been completed to such officer’s
              satisfaction. The Finance Officer is authorized to approve changes to any
              Financing Documents previously signed by City Officers or employees,
              provided that such changes shall not substantially alter the intent of such
              documents or certificates from the intent expressed in the forms


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               executed by such officers. The Financing Documents shall be in such
               final forms as the Finance Officer shall approve, with the Finance Officer’s
               release of any Financing Document for delivery constituting conclusive
               evidence of such officer’s final approval of the Document’s final form.
       4.      The City shall not take or omit to take any action the taking or omission
               of which will cause its interest payments on this financing to be
               includable in the gross income for federal income tax purposes of the
               registered owners of the interest payment obligations. The City hereby
               designates its obligations to make principal and interest payments under
               the Financing Documents as “qualified tax-exempt obligations” for the
               purpose of Internal Revenue Code Section 265(b)(3).
       5.      The City intends that the adoption of this resolution will be a declaration
               of the City’s official intent to reimburse expenditures for the project that
               is to be financed from the proceeds of the Lessor financing described
               above. The City intends that funds that have been advanced, or that
               may be advanced, from the City’s general fund, or any other City fund
               related to the project, for project costs may be reimbursed from the
               financing proceeds.
       6.      All prior actions of City officers in furtherance of the purposes of this
               resolution are hereby ratified, approved and confirmed.            All other
               resolutions (or parts thereof) in conflict with this resolution are hereby
               repealed, to the extent of the conflict. This resolution shall take effect
               immediately.

This the 9th day of June, 2010.


SEAL                                                /s/___________________________
                                                       James K. Festerman
                                                       Mayor
ATTEST:

/s/____________________________
  Angela G. Stadler, CMC
  City Clerk

                  BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT NO. 19

    WHEREAS, the Mayor and City Council of the City of Reidsville adopted a budget
ordinance on June 24, 2009 which established revenues and authorized expenditures for
fiscal year 2009-2010; 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 recognize lease financing and
miscellaneous revenues and to appropriate related expenditures;




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   NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, by the Mayor and City Council of the
City of Reidsville that the budget ordinance as adopted on June 24, 2009 is hereby
amended as follows;

       Section 1. That revenue account number 11-3413-4000, Lease Proceeds, be
       increased by $19,689.00; that revenue account number10-3434-7000, Fire
       Department Grants, be increased by $1,050.00; that revenue account number 10-
       3431-7001, Police Department Contributions, be increased by $700.00; that
       revenue account number 15-3493-0000, Ornament Sales, be increased by
       $250.00.

       Section 2. That expense account number 11-6130-5500, Lake Reidsville Capital
       Equipment, be increased by $19,689.00; that expense account number 10-4340-
       2602, Child Safety Seats, be increased by $1,050.00; that expense account
       number 10-4312-2700, K-9 Supplies, be increased by $700.00; that expense
       account number 15-4930-4990, Miscellaneous Promotions, be increased by
       $250.00.

This the 9th day of June, 2010.
                                                            /s/_____________________
                                                              James K. Festerman
                                                              Mayor
ATTEST:

/s/_____________________
   Angela G. Stadler, CMC
  City Clerk

Mayor Festerman noted that Councilman Johnson had said it might be better to purchase
the vehicles rather than lease them. He said he just wanted to make the Council aware of
Councilman Johnson’s observation.

The motion then passed in a 4-0 vote.

Summer Camp monies raised.
City Manager Almond noted that Dr. Bill Duke and associates have been able to raise
monies for the Summer Day Camp. The camp had been discontinued by the City, he
stated, as part of the prioritization of budget demands. Dr. Duke took this on as a project,
he said, and raised $10,200. The Reidsville Area Foundation agreed to match funds up to
$12,500, he said. It takes approximately $21,500 to operate the program for the summer,
the City Manager added.

City Manager Almond said today he needed Council’s approval to staff the program and
spend the money raised.




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Councilman Turner made the motion, seconded by Councilman Henderson, to
approve and staff the Summer Day Camp program.

Mayor Festerman complimented Dr. Duke taking on such an enormous task and getting it
done.

The motion then passed in a 4-0 vote.

Morehead Street Parking Lot Improvements.
City Manager Almond noted that the improvements to the parking lot on Morehead Street
had been funded about two years ago. However, since that time, the project has grown
larger since the City first purchased the old Food Deals building and the area beside it.
The City Manager said he needs $30,000 to finish out the project, including the
improvements to the area beside the Food Deals building.

Councilwoman Zdanski made the motion to approve the request for $30,000 to do
the additional improvements. The motion was seconded by Councilman Turner and
unanimously approved by Council in a 4-0 vote.

The corresponding Budget Ordinance Amendment as approved follows:

                   BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT NO. 20

    WHEREAS, the Mayor and City Council of the City of Reidsville adopted a budget
ordinance on June 24, 2009 which established revenues and authorized expenditures for
fiscal year 2009-2010; 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 funds for parking lot
improvements;

   NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, by the Mayor and City Council of the
City of Reidsville that the budget ordinance as adopted on June 24, 2009 is hereby
amended as follows;

       Section 1. That revenue account number 10-3991-0000, Appropriated Fund
       Balance, be increased by $30,000.00.

       Section 2. That expense account number 10-4260-5806, Parking Lot
       Improvements, be increased by $30,000.00.

This the 9th day of June, 2010.
                                                     /s/     _____________________
                                                            James K. Festerman
                                                            Mayor



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ATTEST:

/s/_____________________
  Angela G. Stadler, CMC
  City Clerk

COUNCIL MEMBERS’ REPORTS.
Councilwoman Zdanski – The Councilwoman said there had been no Historic
Preservation Commission meeting because there were no Certificates of Appropriateness
to consider. She said she couldn’t attend the Reidsville Appearance Commission meeting,
but noted the information, including a full report from Mr. Pearce, was in the packets.

Councilwoman Zdanski talked of the Torch Run by law enforcement officers in the City
on May 27. She thanked the Mayor and City Council members who helped sponsor her
participation in the walk.

Mayor Festerman – The Mayor said he was concerned about North Scales Street and
where the mailboxes would be located since there is so much traffic on that roadway. He
asked that the Post Office be contacted to find out what its plans are for the street. He
said staff should try to pursue that. He talked of its being a hazard to cross the street,
especially by the elderly, etc.

Mayor Festerman then talked about the Cone Mill property, noting the dilemma in getting
anything done with that area. Some attention needs to be given to that as well, he noted.
He said that those people with concerns could contact the Community Development
Department about what actions they might take. He said the neighbors across the street
have been very patient with the lack of work going on.

The Mayor thanked Tom Balsley and Joan Zdanski for standing in for him at some area
events.

Mayor Festerman touched briefly on the status of the State budget and its effect on the
City. He also noted that the new Family Dollar store has done an outstanding job on its
appearance.

Councilman Turner – No report.

Councilman Henderson – The Councilman said he was unable to attend the last
Chamber of Commerce meeting due to a medical appointment.

Councilman Henderson said that at the Human Relations Commission, it was stated that
there are more homeless people in Rockingham County than in any other County in the
State. Councilman Turner stated that Mayor Pro-Tem Balsley is working hard to get a
homeless shelter here.




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RETURN TO CITY MANAGER’S REPORT.
Acquisition of property adjacent to Morehead Street parking lot.
City Manager Almond said he had also wanted to talk to Council about acquiring
property adjacent to the parking lot on Morehead Street. He said a strip of land between
Link Brothers and Mumbo Jumbo has become available for $10,000. Referencing the
selling of the land to REMMSCO for $11,000 from his written report, the City Manager
said between the two properties, the City would be getting back $1,000.

Councilwoman Zdanski made the motion, seconded by Councilman Turner and
unanimously approved by Council in a 4-0 vote, to spend $10,000 for the strip of
land.

The corresponding Budget Ordinance Amendment follows:

                   BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT NO. 21

    WHEREAS, the Mayor and City Council of the City of Reidsville adopted a budget
ordinance on June 24, 2009 which established revenues and authorized expenditures for
fiscal year 2009-2010; 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 accept revenue from a land purchase and
to appropriate funds for a land purchase;

   NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, by the Mayor and City Council of the
City of Reidsville that the budget ordinance as adopted on June 24, 2009 is hereby
amended as follows;

       Section 1. That revenue account number 10-3835-8201, Sale of Land, be
       increased by $10,000.00.

       Section 2. That expense account number 10-4110-5900, Capital - Land, be
       increased by $10,000.00.

This the 9th day of June, 2010.
                                                         /s/ _____________________
                                                             James K. Festerman
                                                             Mayor
ATTEST:

/s/ _____________________
   Angela G. Stadler, CMC
   City Clerk

The Mayor thanked Rev. Jackson for providing the invocation for today’s meeting.




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MOTION TO GO INTO CLOSED SESSION.
Councilman Henderson said he would like to make a motion to go into closed
session pursuant to General Statute 143-318.11(a)(6) personnel. The motion was
seconded by Councilman Turner and unanimously approved 4-0.

RETURN TO OPEN SESSION.
Upon return to open session, Councilman Henderson made the motion, seconded by
Councilwoman Zdanski and unanimously approved by Council in a 4-0 vote, to
adjourn at approximately 3:31 p.m.


                                         ___________________________________
                                               James K. Festerman, Mayor
ATTEST:


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Angela G. Stadler, CMC, City Clerk




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