Village of Misenheimer
Village Council Meeting
June 13, 2011
Michael Riemann, Mayor, Village Council
Michael Burrage, Village Council
Jim Gulledge, Village Council (arrived late)
Michael Herron, Village Council
Call to Order: Mayor Riemann called the meeting to order at 6:45PM 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). Herron made the motion to go into Closed Session, the motion was seconded by Burrage and the motion passed 3/0.
Return to Regular Session
Introduction of Visitors: No visitors were present.
Approval of Agenda: Burrage moved the Agenda be approved. Herron seconded the motion which was approved with 4/0 voting in favor.
Mayor’s Report: Riemann reported the following activities since the last meeting.
1. Completed minutes for May 1 and May 13 meetings
2. Met with Pam Humphrey to discuss job
3. Met with Stewart Engineering and Travis Morehead about CTT grant
4. Did radio show presentation
5. Met with Pfeiffer, New London, Richfield and DOT and arrived at
6. Met with New London and Richfield and ironed out waste contract
details and sent signed contracts
7. Obtained chairs from Richfield
8. Contacted Senator Purcell and Representative Burr about opposition
to changes in Powell Bill
9. Worked with Pfeiffer on Police contract
10. Sent letters to Clerk candidates
11. Presented scholarship certificates (by Frizbee) at Gray stone Awards day
12. Worked with Pam Humphrey to get acclimated to community and office
1. Attended TCC meeting
2. Attended TAC meeting
3. Attended COG meeting
4. Attended Mayors meeting
5. Attended Regional Transportation planning meeting
1. Prepare letters to owners of abandoned mobile homes
2. Prepare Newsletter
Approval of Past Minutes: Burrage moved that the April 11, 2011 Closed Session minutes be approved and the motion was seconded by Gulledge. The motion carried 4/0. Burrage moved the May 1, 2011 Closed Session minutes be approved and the motion was seconded by Gulledge. The motion passed 4/0. Burrage moved that the May 9, 2011 Closed Session minutes be approved. Jim Gulledge seconded the motion which was passed 3/0 with Herron abstaining. Burrage moved that the May 9, 2011 minutes be approved. Jim Gulledge seconded the motion which was passed 3/0 with Herron abstaining.
Letter to Property Owner: The letter sent to Michael Hannon concerning the Village’s approach to the County’s failure to bill for past taxes was discussed. The Village will forgive past taxes and the Hannon’s will receive a bill for the 2011-12 year.
Approval of 2011-12 Budget Ordinance: The budget presented was the same as developed at the June 6, 2011 meeting. Burrage made a motion to approve the budget ordinance as presented and Gulledge seconded the motion. Herron made a motion to amend the ordinance to increase the expenditure budget by the amount we are currently paying Green Pieces with the intent to retain Green Pieces as our recycler. The motion to amend failed for a lack of a second. The original motion passed with Burrage, Gulledge, and Riemann voting for and Herron voting against.
Decision on Police Chief Position: The Council had previously received information in Closed Session from current Police Chief Tracey Wyrick and current Captain Erik McGinnis. Herron moved that the Council appoint Erik McGinnis as Interim Police Chief effective July 1, 2011. The motion was seconded by Gulledge and the motion was approved 4/0.
Approval of Board Members: The terms of Ahren Burrage and Donnie Day on the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment end June 30, 2011. Herron moved that they be reappointed for three year terms. The motion was seconded by Burrage and the motion passed 4/0.
Approval of Board Assignments: The discussion on Board assignments was postponed until the July meeting.
Other Business: After discussion about improving Village business operations, Herron moved to give Pam Humphrey signature power and to name her Deputy Finance Officer. The motion was seconded by Burrage and the motion was approved 4/0.
Adjournment: Burrage moved the meeting be adjourned at 8:50PM. The motion was seconded by Herron and the motion passed 4/0.
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J. Michael Riemann, Mayor Date Pam Humphrey, Clerk Date
Village of Misenheimer
Village Public Meeting for 2011-12 Budget
June 6, 2011
Michael Riemann, Mayor, Village Council
Michael Burrage, Village Council (Arrived late)
Peter Edquist, Village Council
Jim Gulledge, Village Council
Michael Herron, Village Council
Pam Humphrey, Village Clerk
Call to Order –Mayor Riemann called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM
Moment of Reflection/Introspection
Open Public Session—Edquist moved that the Public Session be opened. Herron seconded the motion which was approved with 4/0 voting in favor.
Introduction of Visitors –No citizens or visitors attended the Public Meeting.
Approval of Agenda—Gulledge moved that the Agenda be approved. Herron seconded the motion which was approved with 4/0 voting in favor.
Presentation of Preliminary Budget for 2011-12—Mayor Riemann presented schedules discussing actual revenues and expenditures for 2010-11, projected revenues and expenditures for the remainder of 2010-11, and recommendations for budgeted revenues and expenditures for 2011-12. $6,263.00 in expenditures was added to the recommended 2011-12 Police Budget. $3,000.00 was added to the recommended 2011-12 Administrative Budget for Office Equipment.
Discussion of Possible Projects for 2011-2012—Mayor Riemann presented a schedule listing projects previously discussed and agreed upon by Council. In addition, other projects on the list were discussed for consideration for the 2011-12 Budget. The following possible projects were discussed and listed in no order of priority:
· Flood Plain survey of creek(s) to determine tree, vegetation, and other impediments to the proper flow of water through the two creeks. Estimate of approximately $2,000.00. Preferable to start work in cooler weather and initially focus on creek areas where residences are located.
· Clearing of Glad Stone Academy property of stumps, debris, and dead trees. Estimate of approximately $2,500.00. Edquist agreed to retain a quote. Preferable to start clearing work in August so that grass can be planted in September.
· Road/street signage for the Village of Misenheimer (Repair/replace broken/missing signs).
· Wagoner Road gravel pavement situation. Mayor Riemann advised that he would discuss Pfeiffer University’s position with President Miller regarding the Alumni House portion of the road.
Approval of 2011-12 Pay Plan–Edquist moved that the Pay Plan for 2011-12 presented be approved. Burrage seconded the motion which was approved 5/0 in favor.
Approval of 2011-12 Position Plan—Gulledge moved that the Position Plan for 2011-12 presented be approved. Edquist seconded the motion which was approved 5/0 in favor.
Approval of 2011-12 Pfeiffer University Police Contract—The contract is identical to the 2010-2011 contract. Burrage moved that the Pfeiffer University Police contract for 2011-12 be approved. Edquist seconded the motion which was approved 5/0 in favor.
Approval of Auditor Contract—Mayor Riemann recommended that the prior auditor, Maxton C. McDowell, CPA, be engaged for the 2010-11 fiscal year audit to ease transition considerations. Gulledge moved that the Auditor contract for the 2010-11 fiscal year be approved. Herron seconded the motion which was approved 5/0 in favor.
Discussion and Approval of Payroll Contract—Clerk Humphrey presented possible options for payroll processing utilizing an outside third party contractor. PayChoice of Matthews, NC was recommended as an organization providing these services at a reasonable cost with a proven track record of outstanding service. Herron moved that the PayChoice contract for the 2011-12 fiscal year be approved. Gulledge seconded the motion which was approved 5/0 in favor.
Final Adjustment of 2010-11 Budget—Mayor Riemann recommended that the 2010-2011 Budget be adjusted to the projected revenue and expenditure amounts that he presented per the schedules provided. Herron moved that the 2010-11 Budget be adjusted as proposed by Mayor Riemann. Edquist seconded the motion which was approved 5/0 in favor.
Return to Regular Session – At approximately 9:00 PM Mayor Riemann requested a motion be made to return to Regular session. Edquist moved that the meeting return to Regular session. Gulledge seconded the motion which was approved 5/0 in favor.
Consideration of US 52 Bypass Resolution—Mayor Riemann presented a joint Resolution (Village of Misenheimer, Richfield, and New London) directed to the NC Department of Transportation Planning Branch to reconsider the alignment of the proposed US 52 Bypass as it pertains to Richfield. Burrage moved to accept the Resolution. Riemann seconded the motion to accept the Resolution. The motion was passed with 3 in favor (Riemann, Burrage, and Gulledge) and 2 not in favor (Edquist and Herron). Those in favor agreed that the compromise does not directly affect citizens of the Village of Misenheimer. Those not in favor agree that the Resolution does not reflect the best proposed route for the US 52 Bypass.
Other Business—Mayor Riemann discussed the current situation regarding Powell Bill funds. He stated that he has initiated communications with our NC representatives (Burr and Purcell) acknowledging the Village of Misenheimer’s intentions to utilize the Powell Bill funds that we currently have on hand
Adjournment – At approximately 9:10 PM Mayor Riemann requested a motion be made to adjourn the meeting. Herron moved that meeting be adjourned. Edquist seconded the motion which was approved 5/0 in favor. The next Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 13, 2011 at 7PM.
Pam M. Humphrey
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Pam M. Humphrey, Village Clerk Date
J. Michael Riemann,Mayor Date