April 21, 2014

City of Henderson City Council Metting Monday, December 9th, 2013

The Henderson City Council will hold a Regular Meeting Monday 9 December 2013, 6:00 p.m. in the R. G. (Chick) Young, Jr. Council Chambers, Municipal Building at 134 Rose Avenue Henderson, North Carolina.

Download the full agenda here:  20131209_coh_agenda_packet

I. CALL TO ORDER

II. ROLL CALL

III. INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

IV. OPENING REMARKS

In order to provide for the highest standards of ethical behavior and Transparency in Governance

as well as provide for good and open government, the City Council has approved Core Values

regarding Ethical Behavior1 and Transparency in Governance2. The Mayor now inquires as to

whether any Council Member knows of any conflict of interest, or appearance of conflict, with

respect to matters before the City Council. If any Council Members knows of a conflict of

interest, or appearance of conflict, please state so at this time.

1 Core Value 4: Ethical Behavior: We value the public trust and will perform our duties and

responsibilities with the highest levels of integrity, honesty, trustworthiness and professionalism.

2 Core Value 10: Transparency in Governance: We value transparency in the governance

and operations of the City.

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V. ADJUSTMENTS TO AND/OR APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

VI. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) 25 November 2013 Short Regular Meeting [See Notebook Tab 1]

b) 25 November 2013 Work Session

VII. PRESENTATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

a) Recognition of Retiree Emma Granston

b) United Way Update – Donna Stearns

VIII. PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS

Citizens may only speak on Agenda items at this time. Citizens wishing to address the

Council must sign-in on a form provided by the City Clerk prior to the beginning of the

meeting. The sign-in form is located on the podium. When recognized by the Mayor,

come forward to the podium, state your name, address and if you are a city resident, and

identify the Agenda Item about which you wish to speak on the sign-up sheet. Please

review the Citizen Comment Guidelines that are provided on the last page of this

Agenda.3

IX. OLD BUSINESS

a) Consideration of Approval of 1) Resolution 13-04, Authorizing a Bid Award for the

High Service Pump Replacement in the Amount of $914,866 to Dellinger Inc. of

Monroe, North Carolina for the Regional Water System; and 2) Ordinance 13-71, FY 14

Budget Amendment #21, Amending the KLRWP High Speed Efficiency Pump Project

Fund. (CAF 13-06) [See Notebook Tab 2]

? Resolution 13-04

? Ordinance 13-71

b) Consideration of Approval of 1) Resolution 13-72, Authorizing the Acceptance of the

Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan for the Elmwood Cemetery Sewer Main

Replacement Project; and 2) Resolution 13-68, Authorizing the Execution of a Contract

with McGill Associates, P.A. for the Completion of Engineering Design for the

Elmwood Cemetery Outfall Project; and 3) Ordinance 13-50, FY 14 Budget Amendment

#14, Revising the Elmwood Cemetery Outfall CIP Project Budget to Encompass All

Additional Costs Incurred for the Project. (CAF 13-108) [See Notebook Tab 3]

? Resolution 13-72

? Resolution 13-68

? Ordinance 13-50

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X. CONSENT AGENDA

a) Consideration of Approval of Ordinance 13-64, Relative to Handicap Parking and

Loading/Unloading Zone on Chestnut Street. (CAF 13-113) [See Notebook Tab 4]

? Ordinance 13-64

b) Consideration of Approval of Resolution 13-65, Dissolving the 2005 David Street

Community Development Advisory Committee and Establishing a City Wide

Community Development Advisory Committee; and 2) Resolution 13-78,

Establishing a Flint Hill Neighborhood Advisory Committee Relative to the CDBG

Talent Enhancement Grant. (CAF 13-98) [See Notebook Tab 5]

? Resolution 13-65

? Resolution 13-78

c) Consideration of Approval of Resolution 13-80, Developing a Demolition Contract

for Partnerships with Non-Profit Organizations/Churches for the Demolition of

Abandoned Structures and Abatement Projects. (CAF 13-122) See Notebook Tab 6]

? Resolution13-80

d) Consideration of Approval of Resolution 13-81, Appointments to the Henderson-

Vance Human Relations Commission. (CAF 13-123) [See Notebook Tab 7]

? Resolution13-81

It was the consensus of Council to bring all of the above items forward from the previous

Work Session.

XI. SEATING OF NEW COUNCIL

a) Presentation to Outgoing Council Member Vernon L. Brown.

b) Swearing in of Council Members: Sara M. Coffey, Michael C. Inscoe, Garry D.

Daeke and Fearldine A. Simmons.

XII. RECESS FOR NEW COUNCIL RECEPTION (30 minute recess)

XIII. NEW BUSINESS

a) Appointment of Mayor Pro Tempore. [No materials for this item]

b) Appointment of City Manager A. Ray Griffin, City Attorney John H. Zollicoffer, Jr.

and City Clerk Esther J. McCrackin. [No materials for this item]

c) Promissory Note for 2” Water Main Replacement. (CM 13-33)[See Notebook Tab 8]

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XIV. WORK SESSION

a) Consideration of Approval of Ordinance 13-70, FY 14 Budget Amendment #20,

Authorizing the Transfer of Contingency Funds to Engineering in the CIP Regional

IBT Project. (CAF 13-126) [See Notebook Tab 9]

? Ordinance 13-70

b) Off Premise Advertisement Sign Ordinance. (CM 13-32) [See Notebook Tab 10]

XV. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

Citizens may only speak on non-Agenda items only at this time. Citizens wishing to address the

Council must sign-in on a form provided by the City Clerk prior to the beginning of the meeting.

The sign-in form is located on the podium. When recognized by the Mayor, come forward to the

podium, state your name, address and if you are a city resident. Please review the Citizen

Comment Guidelines that are provided below.3

XVI. REPORTS

a) Mayor/Mayor Pro-Tem

b) City Manager

c) City Attorney

d) City Clerk

i. Calendar Update [See Notebook Tab 11]

ii. E-911 Report

iii. Fire Department Monthly Report

XVII. ADJOURNMENT

Comments

  1. Michael Bobbitt [Verified Account] said on:

    As we wait in the Peanut Gallery for tonight’s City Council meeting to begin I have asked fellow attendees if they have any word on the new police chief. None here do. Any word in the general community? Or was one appointed while I was out of town.

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  2. royal rooter said on:

    Good question, Mr. Bobbitt. It has been 10 months since the former police chief gave notice to the City that he was retiring. A member of the City Council was on Town Talk recently and was asked why it was taking so long to hire a new chief. His answer was, “I don’t think it is taking that long and look at how much money we are saving by not having to pay a new chief.” Duhhh

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  3. prudence said on:

    I wish I knew which member uttered those words rr–. It is this skewed thinking that is ruining Henderson–in my opinion. We need a chief now–and my choice is the Marcus Barrows.

    Get on with it Council!

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  4. The timeline, acc. to the city manager, was to hopefully have a candidate by Christmas, i think that timeline is about where they are.

    btw, thw quote RR used was not exactly accurate, as I heard it also. Kudos to Mrr. Daeke to at least have the initiative to be on Town Talk and answer questions, so few do.

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  5. royal rooter said on:

    Mingo, you are correc that the city council member was Gary Daeke. A story had appeared in the Dispatch giving the time line for hiring a new Chief as around the first of the year. A caller to the program asked Mr Daeke that since the former Chief had stated in February of 2013 that he was retiring, why was it taking 10 months or more to replace the former chief. Mr Daeke replied as I stated above.

    If that quote is inaccurate, I stand to be corrected, but I checked this morning with two people and they substantiated the accuracy of my quote. If you believe that he didn’t say this, or words to that effect, what did he say?

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  6. Again, kudos to mr. Daeke for going on Town Talk and answering questions. Don’t know of other council persons doing that other than Ms. Coffey. Also, I live in Ward Three, and Mr. Daeke came by my house during the election and we talked about issues, which I was grateful that he made the time to actually meet people and ask for my vote. Last election he came by and talked with my wife. Everybody on my street said he came by, old school politicking.

    I remember him saying that the process that was taking time and the process should get a candidiate and a new chief by the first of the year. I don’t think he said “look how much money we are saving by not having to pay a new chief, but more of ‘ we are saving money in that position until it is filled’ and something to the effect of that that was good because the city budget was so tight. And it looks like, from newspaper srtories that the good work of Sidwell continues, so saving some money in the meantime is good with me. He got me and the Ms vote and will get it again if he runs.

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  7. Out in Left Field said on:

    This post in not directly related to the new police chief instead to the annual Christmas parade. The Dispatch’s editorial commentary of Henderson Christmas parade paints a picture of all that is wrong with the city and county. What caring responsible adult would bring small children to such an event? I do not believe political figure heads or any police chief has the ability to change the power of the irresponsible who favor disrespect of others. It is time to end that event and save the city a few thousand dollars.

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