Public hearing on amortization ordinance continues

Below is the schedule for tonight’s city council meeting:

Call to Order – Mayor Seifert

2. Roll Call – City Clerk

3. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance – Council Member Evans

4. Opening Remarks – Mayor Seifert

5. Adjustments to and/or approval of the March 27th, 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 3/15/06 (See Attached) – City Clerk

b. Awarding of Service Revolver and Badge to Retiring Senior Police Officer Raymond Stancil in accordance with NCGS §20-187.2(a) (See Attached) – Police Chief Glen Allen and/or City Manager Jerry Moss

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

a. Budget Amendment No. 28 — CIP — General Fund (See Attached) — FAIR Committee Chairman Harper and/or City Manager Jerry Moss

b. Budget Amendment No. 29 — CIP — Sewer (See Attached) — FAIR Committee Chairman Harper and/or City Manager Jerry Moss

c. Budget Amendment No. 32 — General Fund — Police Department (See Attached) — FAIR Committee Chairman Harper and/or City Manager Jerry Moss

d. An Ordinance Providing for Sprinkler Service and Private Hydrants (See Attached) — FAIR Chairman Harper, City Manager Jerry Moss and/or City Attorney John Zollicoffer

8. Public Hearings (to schedule or hold)

a. Public Hearing (set at the Council’s Meeting on 3/15/06) on An Ordinance Rezoning a 3.00 (±) acre tract located at 36 St. Andrews Church Road from R-15M (low to moderate density residential HUD Code Home District) to B-4 (Neighborhood Commercial District) in ETJ (See Attached) – Planning Director Erris Dunston

b. Continued Public Hearing (from the Council’s last Regular Meeting on 3/15/06) on An Ordinance Providing for the Compliance or Removal of Certain Non-Conforming Auto Repair Facilities, Non-Accessory Outdoor Storage and Junk Yards (See Attached) – Mayor, Land Planning Committee Chairman Gupton and/or Planning Director Erris Dunston

c. Continued Public Hearing (from several Council Meetings, the most recent being 2/13/06) to consider the renewal and/or interim extension of the cablevision franchise to time Warner Entertainment/Advance Newhouse — Mayor, Public Utilities Chairman Alston, City Attorney Zollicoffer and/or representatives from Time Warner Cable

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. Speakers are reminded that individual personnel issues are confidential by law and will not be discussed. Complaints relative to specific individuals are to be directed to the City Manager.

Thank you for your consideration of the Mayor, Council, City Staff and, in particular, other speakers and citizens.

a. By Ms. Gladys Allen regarding naming of the Western Outer Loop

10. Pending Matters – City Council committees

a. Finance and Intergovernmental Relations Committee (FAIR) – Chairman Harper
– Contract-Maintenance of State Roads
– Snow and Ice Removal Contract
– Mike Acquesta/Earth Tech Contract
– Close Out Embassy Streetscape Project
– Collection of Civil Penalties, Fines, and Liens per Dept
– Budget Amendments (See agenda item 7a, b and c)

b. Community Development Committee – Chairman Daeke
– CDBG Projects Update(s)
– Beacon Light Apartments Complex
– CGI Banner Program/Governmental Signs

c. Public Safety Committee – Chairman Davis
– Pedestrian Walk at Maria Parham Medical Center
– Gang Graffiti Ordinance

d. Public Works Committee – Chairman Wilkerson
– Chavasse Avenue Widening Project
– Westover Terrace matter Update
– Sanitation Collection

e. Public Utilities Committee – Chairman Alston
– Time Warner Contract terms
– KLRWP Intake Project Update
– Maintenance of Water Hydrants/Position
– Interbasin Transfer (IBT)

f. Human Resources Committee – Chairman Evans
– Status of Frozen/Budgeted Positions

g. Journal Committee – Chairman Yount
– Updated Info/Photos in Front Lobby at City Hall
– Recording Equipment

h. Land Planning and Development Committee – Chairman Gupton
– Sale of City owned properties Update
– Letter of Support – House Bill 1288 … See Attached

i. Mayor

j. City Manager


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. Economic Development Partnership
h. Advisory Committee – Southeastern High Speed Rail
i. Henderson-Vance Industrial Park Board

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

a. Upcoming Board Appointments (City Clerk) as follows (See Attached):

Henderson Planning Board: Mike Rainey and Mike Inscoe (terms expire 4/06)
911 Advisory Board: Ranger Wilkerson and Ed Fisher (terms expire 4/06)
Community Development Advisory Committee: Jennifer Gregory resigned

b. Report from NLC Meeting in Washington, DC on March 11-15 – Mayor Seifert, Council Members Alston and Davis

c. Info from Division of Community Assistance/NC Department of Commerce urging support of increased funding for the CDBG Program (See Attached) – Council Member Lonnie Davis and State Community Development Council Member

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

14. Calendar Notes, INFO ITEM(S), ETC.

a. Friday, March 24th — Public Utilities Committee Meeting, 12 Noon, City Hall Council Chambers

b. Thursday, March 30th — Intergovernmental (Joint City/County) Committee Meeting, 4 PM, location to be announced


* Sunday, April 2nd — Daylight Saving Time Begins (“Spring” those Clocks Forward)!

d. Wednesday, April 5th — Career Day at Western Vance High School, 2:30 PM, School Cafeteria (See Attached) – Council Member Evans

e. Saturday, April 8th — Easter Egg Hunt, 10 AM, Aycock Rec Complex (See Attached)

f. Monday, April 10th — next Henderson City Council Meeting, 7 PM, City Hall

g. Advance notification:

* Friday, April 14th — City Offices Closed (Good Friday holiday)

h. Advance notification regarding 2006 Leadership-Vance:

* Tuesday, April 18th — “City Day”
* Monday, April 24th — L-V class attends Henderson City Council Meeting

Special Note: This year’s City participants are Pam Brame, Christy Lipscomb and Dawn Parrish.

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