Minutes

Village of Misenheimer

Village Council Meeting

May 9, 2011

 

Attending:

         Michael Riemann, Mayor, Village Council

         Michael Burrage, Village Council

         Peter Edquist, Village Council

         Jim Gulledge, Village Council

Call to Order: Mayor Riemann called the meeting to order at 6:30PM and declared a quorum present.

Moment of Reflection/Introspection:

Closed Session: Riemann requested a motion to go into Closed Session for purposes allowed by State Statute 143-318.11 (a) (6). Edquist made the motion to go into Closed Session, the motion was seconded by Burrage and the motion passed 4/0.

Approval of Agenda: Edquist moved the Agenda be approved. Burrage seconded the motion which was approved with 4/0 voting in favor.

Mayor’s Report: Riemann reported the following activities since the last meeting.

Completed Projects

     1.       Set up CTP meeting in Richfield

       2.       Did Tri-City Mayors radio program

       3.       Did minutes for Council, BOA and Planning Board

       4.       Filed report with Board of Elections

       5.       Met with Pfeiffer about Police Chief

       6.       Arranged Clerk interviews and with Jim Gulledge held interviews with Clerk 

                candidates

       7.       Completed and mailed Carolina thread Trail Grant application

       8.       Prepared Workman’s Comp Audit Report

       9.       Prepared NCLM Insurance Applications

    10.   Submitted Letter for Walmart Grant

      11.   Secured bid for Gladstone property clean up

      12.   Secured bid for removal of trailer and tank from Community building property

 Meetings Attended

      1.       Regional  Meeting in Concord

      2.       Regional Transportation Planning Charlotte

      3.       Planning Board Meeting

      4.       Waste Bid Meeting

      5.       Mayors Meeting

      6.       CTP Public Meeting in Richfield

 To Do

       1.      Prepare letter to Hannon

       2.      Prepare letters to owners of abandoned mobile homes

       3.      Send letters to clerk candidates

       4.      Prepare Newsletter

Approval of the Minutes from the April 11, 2011 Meeting: Burrage moved that the minutes be approved and the motion was seconded by Edquist.  The motion carried 4/0.

Clerk Position Interviews and Decision: Following Closed Session discussions pertaining to the qualifications of Clerk candidates, Riemann requested a motion to appoint Pam Humphrey as Village Clerk. Burrage made a motion that the Village present an offer to Pam Humphrey to become Village Clerk. The motion was seconded by Gulledge and the motion passed 4/0.

Discussion on Police Chief Position: The Council is considering an appointment of an Interim Police Chief and use of consulting help through February, 2012. If this option is implemented, a decision on whether to appoint the Interim Chief as Police Chief will occur at the March 2012 Council Meeting.  The other option would be to advertise for a Police Chief in June and appoint an Interim Chief until a Police Chief can be secured.

Waste Contract Update: Riemann submitted a summary report of bids received from five vendors. He reported that a subcommittee consisting of Mayor Gaddy, Carolyn Capps and Riemann had met and recommended that the municipalities accept the low bid from Waste Management. The bid was $9.56 per household per month for garbage and allows for weekly pickup. The bid was $2.32 per household per month for recycling and allows for collection every other week. The annual saving for Misenheimer will be $9,534. Edquist made a motion to accept the Waste Management low bid. The motion was seconded by Burrage and the motion passed by a 4/0 vote.

Resolution for Support of Gray Stone road and bridge Access: Riemann presented a resolution which supports Gray Stone Day School and its quest to get funding from the State for the road to the school and to get the State to take over maintenance of the road. Edquist made a motion to approve the resolution. The motion was seconded by Burrage and passed by 4/0 vote.

Gray Stone Scholarship Award Approval: Riemann reported that he took the scholarship materials to Gray Stone immediately after the last meeting and then went back last Thursday to remind them we needed the scholarship recommendation by this meeting time. He did not receive this scholarship information. Edquist made a motion that we accept Gray Stone’s recommendations if received so that we can present the awards at Awards Day. The motion was seconded by Burrage and the motion passed by a 4/0 vote.

Discussion on CTP and US 52 meeting:  Riemann reported on the CTP meeting in Richfield. Richfield residents wanted to cancel the planned bypass around Pfeiffer and Richfield. Riemann plans to meet with Pfeiffer and Richfield to discuss the issue. All were in agreement that the bypass around Pfeiffer is essential.

Development of Preliminary 2011-12 Budget: Budget materials were presented by Riemann. Discussion on percent allocations in the budget occupied some time. A set aside for reserves was generally accepted as long as it was not mandatory. Items selected to be included in the new budget were:

        1.      Office equipment    $3000

        2.      Police Officer raises 43816

        3.      Mobile radio $785

        4.      Bonus $1400

        5.      Evidence safe $2052

        6.      BP vests $3645

        7.      Furniture $750

        8.      Flood Plain $2000

        9.      Community Building $1350

      10.  Gladstone building $5000

 The discussion will continue at the next meeting.

Adjournment: Burrage moved the meeting be adjourned at 8:50PM. The motion was seconded by Edquist and the motion passed 4/0.

 

 

_____________________________   _______   ____________________________  ________

 

       J. Michael Riemann, Mayor               Date          Michael Herron, Mayor Pro-Tem         Date

 

 

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