Minutes

Village of Misenheimer

Village Public Meeting for 2011-12 Budget

June 6, 2011      

 

 Attending:

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.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Pam M. Humphrey

Village Clerk

 

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Pam M. Humphrey, Village Clerk   Date    

J. Michael Riemann,Mayor              Date                                                          

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