City council meeting agenda for tonight

Here’s what the City Council plans to cover this evening at City Hall:

Special Note/Reminder to Mayor and Council:
The photographer will be at City Hall on Monday night, January 9th, ready to take photos beginning at 6:00 PM.


1. Call to Order – Mayor Seifert

2. Roll Call – City Clerk

3. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance – Council Member Evans

4. Opening Remarks – Mayor Seifert

a. Henderson Fire District new classification rendered from NC Department of Insurance, Office of State Fire Marshal (See Attached) – Mayor Seifert and Fire Chief Wilkerson

5. Adjustments to and/or approval of the January 9th, 2006 Meeting agenda – Mayor, City Council, Manager and or City Clerk

6. Consent Agenda “A” (requiring a simple voice vote)

a. Minutes of Council Meeting held on 12/19/05 (See Attached) – City Clerk

b. Four (4) Tax Refunds from the Vance County Tax Office in the amount of $333.15 (See Attached)

7. Consent Agenda “B” (requiring a roll call vote)

a. Budget Amendment No. 16 – increases the HPD budget to cover overtime anticipated for several months – revenue is reflected as Federal drug forfeitures – received a favorable recommendation from 12/21/05 FAIR Committee Meeting (See Attached) – Acting Manager Mark Warren

b. Budget Amendment No. 17 – increases the HPD budget to cover equipment – revenue is reflected as Federal drug forfeitures – received a favorable recommendation from 12/21/05 FAIR Committee Meeting (See Attached) – Acting Manager Mark Warren

8. Public Hearings (to schedule or hold)

None known at agenda preparation time

9. Guest Presentation(s) and Public Comment Period

Special Note: The Mayor and Council, at a Retreat held on 12/6/05, decided to make “Speak Up Henderson” part of the City Council Meetings beginning with the first Regular Meeting in January, 2006. Each guest, signing up to speak at the meeting, is asked to limit comments to five (5) minutes. Anyone wishing to speak during this comment period is asked to sign up with the City Clerk prior to the start of the Council Meeting. A sign up sheet will be provided by the Clerk. Although the Mayor and Council are interested in hearing all concerns and observations, speakers should not necessarily expect specific Council action or deliberation on subject matter brought up during the public comment section. Topics requiring further investigation will be referred to the appropriate City official, staff member, Council Committee or agency as appropriate and may, if in order, be scheduled for a future meeting agenda. Thank you for your consideration of the Mayor, Council, City Staff and, in particular, other speakers and citizens.

10. pending matters – City Council committees

a. Finance and Intergovernmental Relations Committee
– Deed to Fire Station
– Contract-Maintenance of State Roads
– Snow and Ice Removal Contract
– Mike Acquesta/Earth Tech Contract
– KLRWP 20 MGD Expansion
– Close Out Embassy Streetscape Project
– Cost of Street Lights
– Appraisal of Library Building
– Decriminalize Penalties

b. Community Development Committee
– DDC parking request
– Sign Ordinance
– Commercial Building Code
– CDBG Projects Update(s)

c. Public Safety Committee
– Weed & Seed Application
– Ambulance Contract Update
– Maintenance of water hydrants/position
– Speed Limit in Old West End

d. Public Works Committee
– Chavasse Avenue Widening Project
– Westover Terrace matter Update
– Sanitation/Back Door Pick

e. Public Utilities Committee
– Time Warner Contract terms
– KLRWP Intake Project Update
– Water Storage Contract Update

f. Human Resources Committee

g. Journal Committee
– Recording Equipment
– Office Organization
– City Code Books and latest Supplement
– Council Committee Minutes on file in Notebooks in Clerk’s Office

h. Land Planning and Development Committee
– Disposition of Armory
– ETJ Authorization
– Dabney Exchange (4 ft. variance matter)
– Amortization Ordinance
– Regulation of Yard Sales
– Sale of 6 City owned properties

i. Mayor
– City Priorities (Federal and State)
– The Ferguson Group


a. Search and Transition Committee
b. Mayor’s Task Force on Housing
c. Clean Up Henderson! Committee
d. Homelessness Committee
e. 911 Advisory Committee
f. Kerr-Tar Council of Governments
g. Vance County Tourism
h. Economic Development Partnership

12. Other Council Business, scheduling of Committee Meetings, etc. – as may be needed

None known at agenda preparation time

13. Possible “Add On Items” – Mayor, Council, Manager, Attorney and/or City Clerk

None known at agenda preparation time

14. Calendar Notes, etc.

a. REMINDER … “Essentials of Municipal Government”

– Council Member Daeke – January 11-13, 2006 in Wilmington
– Council Members Evans, Gupton, Harper and Yount – January 18-20, 2006 in Rocky Mount

b. Monday, January 16th – City Offices closed in observance of Martin Luther King’s Birthday (See Attached 2006 Holiday Schedule)

c. Tuesday, January 17th – Public Forum for the 7th NC Senatorial District – 10:00 AM, Civic Center at VGCC (Seminar Room #1) (See Attached)

d. Tuesday, January 17th – Community Development Committee Meeting – 4:00 PM, City Hall Conference Room

e. Monday, January 23rd – Next City Council Meeting – 7:00 PM, City Hall

f. Thursday, January 26th – Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet – 6:30 PM, Civic Center at VGCC (See Attached)

15. Closed Session Request (if any) – If a Closed Session is called, the General Statutes allowing the Closed Session will be cited in the motion and the City Attorney will advise as needed.

16. Adjournment – by motion