AGENDA

VILLAGE COUNCIL

SEPTEMBER 12, 2011

 

1.     Call to Order

2.     Moment of Reflection/Introspection

3.     Introduction of Visitors

4.     Approval of Agenda

5.     Approval of August 8, 2011 Minutes

6.      Wesley Chapel Community Issue

7.     Administrative Report

8.     Gladstone Academy Update

9.     Sidewalk Update

10.   RRRPO TCC & TAC Alternate Designation

11.   Carolina Thread Trail Committee Selection

12.   Fall Cook Out Discussion/Planning

13.   Waste Management Special Pickup Schedule (Bulk Waste/Leaves)

14.   Newsletter Items

15.   Letter of Endorsement for Centralina Council of Governments (CCOG)

         Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant

16.   Sewer Trunk Line Discussion

17.   Other Business

18.   Adjournment

 

VILLAGE NEWSLETTER

 

June 28, 2011

 

 

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

 

This newsletter contains the following items:

 

1.  Announcement of a new Interim Police Chief

 

2.  Announcement of a new village Clerk

 

3.  Information about the purchase of the Gladstone Academy building

 

4.  Opening of Gray Stone Day School

 

5.  The new Village website

 

6.  Information about the Village’s new recycling program

 

7.  Information about the July 11 Public Hearing on the Stanly County Comprehensive Transportation Plan which contains a US 52 Bypass around Misenheimer.

 

8.  Information about Village sidewalks

 

9.  Information about a Thread Trail Planning Grant with Richfield and New London. The trail comes through Misenheimer.

 

Interim Police Chief : Tracey Wyrick who has been Police chief of the Village since our formation in 2003 has resigned to take a job as Head of the Law Enforcement Program for Montgomery Community College. Erik Mcginnis has been appointed Interim Police Chief. Erik has served on the Village police force for over four years and last served in the position of Captain. He recently completed his degree at Pfeiffer. We are fortunate to have Erik to continue the strong leadership we have come to expect.

Village Clerk: Paula DellaRusso who served as Village clerk for the past three years resigned in February. We advertised for a new clerk and had over one hundred ten applications. We were fortunate to have Pam Humphrey as one of the applicants. Pam has a CPA and much work experience, some of it with municipalities. She will serve as liaison between the Council and various entities. Generally her hours will be Monday through Friday 9AM to 1PM.  Please welcome her to Misenheimer.

Gladstone Academy: The Village recently purchased the old Gladstone Academy building on Wesley chapel Road. Gladstone Academy operated as an area school from 1880-1910. The building was built in the early 1890’s and served as a church after 1910.  The Village plans to first stabilize the building and property and then slowly work to restore the old building. It is a fitting acquisition and cornerstone for the Educational Village.

Gray Stone Day School: Gray Stone day school opened in their new building in January. It is a beautiful building and as a community we can be proud of the facility and the school. The accomplishments of the students and teachers are many and it has a reputation of being one of the finest schools in the state.

Village Website: The Village has a new website which may be viewed at http://www.villageofmisenheimer.com .  There is a lot of information on the site including Board members, contact information, zoning ordinances, minutes and maps. Upcoming meeting information and announcements of current happenings are also available.

Recycling: The Village decided to join Richfield and New London to bid garbage and recycling services. Waste Management won the bid and will begin services in July. Garbage will be picked up in the green canisters every week on Tuesday as usual.  Recycling has been extended to all households in the community and will be picked up in the brown canisters every other week on Thursdays.  An information sheet on the back of this newsletter provides more details about recycling. It is illegal to put so many things in the garbage and recycling is now a must.

July 11 Public  Meeting Concerning Stanly County comprehensive Transportation Plan: On July 11, there will be a public meeting at the Community Building for public comment on the Stanly County Comprehensive Transportation Plan.  DOT will be present to explain the Plan which contains a US 52 Bypass around Misenheimer. The bypass begins above Misenheimer and curves around the north side of US 52 through the tip of Pfeiffer’s property and then returns to US 52 along the general area of Culp Road.

Village Sidewalks: The Village plans to build sidewalks in the coming year using accumulated Powell money provided from gasoline tax money. Hopefully we will be able to extend sidewalks towards Richfield and along Wesley Chapel using public road right of way. Such use requires discussions with DOT

Thread Trail: The Village joined Richfield and New London in a Planning Grant Application for the Thread Trail. The Thread Trail is a fourteen county initiative for developing various trail types which are connected. We have asked for monetary support to plan an eleven mile hiking and biking trail beginning south of New London and continuing through New London, Richfield, and Misenheimer. The grant would allow the specific trail location to be developed. We will receive notification in September if we were successful.

 

Minutes

Village Council

July 11, 2011

Present:               Michael Riemann, Mayor

                              Michael Herron, Mayor Pro-Tem

                              Michael Burrage, Finance Officer

                              Jim Gulledge, Council Member (Arrived late)

                              Pam Humphrey, Clerk

 

Call to Order:     Mayor Riemann called the meeting to order at 7:03 PM declaring a quorum present.

 

Moment of Reflection/Introspection:

Introduction of Visitors:  Dana Stoogenke, with the RRRPO (Rocky River Rural Planning Organization) attended the meeting to discuss the Stanly County CTP (Comprehensive Transportation Plan) with the Council.  No other visitors were present at the meeting.

Approval of Agenda:  Gulledge made a motion to approve the Agenda for the meeting.  The motion was seconded by Herron and was approved by a 4/0 vote.

Move to Public Session:  Gulledge made a motion to take the Regular Session of the meeting in to a Public Session.  The motion was seconded by Herron and was approved by a 4/0 vote.

Presentation of Stanly County CTP:  Ms. Stoogenke provided hand out materials (included with the Minutes) and brought maps to facilitate her presentation of the Stanly County CTP.  The public presentation started at 7:04 PM and ended at 7:39 PM.  The CTP is a twenty (20) year transportation vision that is updated every five (5) years.  The current CTP is expected to be updated in 2016.  Moreover, the current CTP has been in analysis for approximately twenty-three (23) months.  Input for the CTP is gathered from the public, elected officials, surveys, and public presentations.

Public Comment:  No one from the public attended the Public Meeting portion of the Council meeting.

Approval of the CTP Resolution: The RRRPO requested approval of the CTP in its form at the time of this meeting via a Resolution by the Village of Misenheimer.  A motion was made by Burrage to endorse the CTP as is.  The motion was seconded by Gulledge and was approved by a 3/1 vote with Herron opposing.

Return to Regular Session: Gulledge made a motion to take the Public Session back in to a Regular Session.  The motion was seconded by Herron and was approved by a 4/0 vote.

Administrative Report:  Mayor Riemann and Pam Humphrey, Clerk utilized the July 11, 2011 Administrative Report Handout to discuss Completed Projects, Meetings Attended, To Do’s,  and Other Matters.

Approval of June, 2011 Minutes: 

June 6, 2011 Minutes for 2011/2012 Budget: Motion: Burrage  Second:  Herron  Vote:  4/0

June 13, 2011 Minutes for Regular Council Meeting: Motion: Herron  Second:  Burrage  Vote 4/0

June 13, 2011 Minutes for Closed Session:  Motion:  Burrage  Second:  Herron  Vote:  4/0 (The Closed Business has been concluded and the Minutes are now Public)

Public Building Bids:  Councilman Edquist secured a quote from Thompson Grading and Hauling of Albemarle, NC to clean up the Gladstone Academy property (approximately .75 acres).  The price to clear out and haul away all roots, stumps, and debris is $1,600.00.  We must mark trees to save.  An additional $1,500.00 would be required to grade the property ensuring proper drainage, to prepare the soil for planting, and planting grass.  Herron made a motion that we accept the $1,600.00 bid to clear out and haul debris from the Gladstone Academy property including debris from the Community Building (oil tank, metal chairs, and metal trailer).  Gulledge seconded the motion and it was approved by a 4/0 vote.  Herron made a motion that we accept the additional $1,500.00 bid to grade and plant grass at the Gladstone Academy property.  Burrage seconded the motion and it was approved by a 4/0 vote.

 Review of Council Assignments and Schedule:  Mayor Riemann discussed the handout for the Council Assignments and Schedule.

 Discussion of Zoning Officer:  The Planning Board will be solicited at their July 14, 2011 meeting for their input regarding candidates for the Village Zoning Officer.

Other Business:  There was no other business to discuss.

Adjournment:  Herron made the motion to adjourn the meeting.  Gulledge seconded the motion and it was approved by a 4/0 vote.

The next Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 8, 2011 at 7PM at the Community Building.

 

_______________________________  ________       ______________________________      ________

 

J. Michael Riemann, Mayor                            Date          Pam M. Humphrey, Clerk                                Date

 

Minutes

Village of Misenheimer

Village Council Meeting

June 13, 2011

 

Attending:

 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.

 

Completed Projects

       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

          bypass compromise

       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

 

 Meetings Attended

     1.       Attended TCC meeting

     2.       Attended TAC meeting

     3.       Attended COG meeting

     4.       Attended Mayors meeting

     5.       Attended Regional Transportation planning meeting

To Do

     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.

 

 ______________________   _______   ____________________________  ______

       J. Michael Riemann, Mayor               Date                   Pam Humphrey, Clerk                 Date

 

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

 

 ________________________________     ________   _______________________________  __________    

 

Pam M. Humphrey, Village Clerk   Date    

J. Michael Riemann,Mayor              Date                                                          

 

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

 

 

 

Minutes

Village of Misenheimer

Village Council Meeting

April 11, 2011

 

Attending:

         Michael Riemann, Mayor, Village Council

        Michael Burrage, Village Council

         Peter Edquist, Village Council

         Jim Gulledge, Village Council

         Michael Herron, Village Council

         Pam Humphreys, Guest

 

 Call to Order: Mayor Riemann called the meeting to order at 7:00PM and declared a quorum present.

 Moment of Reflection/Introspection:

 Approval of Agenda: Herron moved the Agenda be approved. Edquist seconded the motion which was approved with 5/0 voting in favor.

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

Completed Projects

      1.       Did first Tri-City Mayors radio program

      2.       Placed Clerk position ads

      3.       Sent letters to 75 clerk applicants

      4.       Completed arrangements for Gladstone Academy purchase

      5.       Completed final check off of community building

      6.       Completed report for Board of Elections and solved de-annexation questions

      7.       Worked on letters and resolutions for Thread Trail Grant

      8.       Prepared rough draft of Thread Trail Grant

      9.       Reviewed Thread Trail Grant with Mayors

    10.   Worked on details of radio program with Mayors

    11.   Prepared preliminary budget with Mike Burrage

  Meetings Attended

      1.       NCLM Insurance Forum in Albemarle

      2.       TAC Meeting

      3.       Met with Police Chief and Pfeiffer on police contract

       4.       Regional Transportation Planning Charlotte

       5.       Liaison Meeting at Gray Stone

       6.       RPO Regional Meeting in Rock Hill

       7.       Mayors Meeting

 

To Do

       1.      Prepare letter to Hannon

       2.      Prepare letters to owners of abandoned mobile homes

       3.      Finish Thread Trail Grant Application

       4.      Prepare Newsletter

       5.      Move Powell Money April 25-29

       6.      Start process for Gray Stone scholarships

       7.       Prepare Insurance Reports for NCLM

       8.      Prepare Board of Elections Report

       9.      Prepare Workman’s Comp Audit Report

Things Coming Up

       1.      Interview Clerk Applicants

       2.      Review Solid Waste Bids

 Approval of the Minutes from the March 14, 2011 Meeting: Edquist moved that the minutes be approved and the motion was seconded by Burrage.  The motion carried 5/0.

 Report of Gladstone Academy Purchase: Riemann reported that the Village had closed on the Gladstone Academy property and that the property now belongs to the Village of Misenheimer. The purchase price was $25,000 and the total including fees and surveying was $26,385.11. Edquist requested that Riemann get a bid for clearing the property and to bring it back to council at the May meeting for consideration. Riemann agreed.

Clerk Position Update and Process Discussion: Riemann reported he had received 108 resumes and of that number, approximately 60 had the experience, tools and education to qualify for the job. He asked the Council if it would be acceptable for Jim Gulledge to help in the review process. It was agreed that after Riemann and Gulledge did preliminary interviews, they would present three candidates to the Council at the May meeting for a final decision.

Carolina thread Trail Update: Riemann reported that he had secured letters of support and that Stewart Engineering had agreed to serve as the consultant. Riemann asked for a motion to approve a Resolution which specifies Council’s support and the Village’s commitment to provide $3333.33 in matching money toward the $20,000 grant request. Edquist made the motion which was seconded by Burrage and approved 5/0.

Waste Contract Update: Riemann indicated that there was still interest in bidding, that bids were due on April 20 and that the three mayors had agreed to meet on April 21 to consider the bids and to make recommendations.

Pfeiffer Contract Update: Pfeiffer is still planning to contribute $220,000 toward the contract. Riemann will talk to Bobby Stewart and Mike Miller about possible personnel changes.

Gray Stone Scholarship Award Approval: Discussion was held on whether scholarships were the most beneficial contribution to Gray Stone. Riemann suggested that this conversation be held earlier in the year next year and that we proceed as usual with the scholarships in the current year. Herron made the motion to accept the suggestion. The motion was seconded by Burrage and the motion passed 5/0. Riemann agreed to take the scholarship information to Gray Stone.

Approval of Filing Fee Amount: Edquist moved that the Village of Misenheimer election filing fee be set at the minimum of five dollars ($5.00). The motion was seconded by Herron and approved by a vote of 5/0.

Approval of Current Budget Change: Herron moved to increase the capital improvements budget from $10000 to $40000 in order to accommodate the purchase of the Glad Stone Academy property. The motion was seconded by Gulledge and approved 5/0.

Preliminary Review of the 2011-12 Budget: A budget planning document was presented by Riemann and Burrage. The document showed revenues and expenditures for the past two years and then projected revenues and expenditures for 2011-12. A recommendation was made to separate the budget for the Powell Fund, which is restricted, from the General Fund which is unrestricted. Riemann then reviewed percentage allocations that were agreed to by Council last year. Preliminary amounts were under allowed amounts for all the basic services. Preliminary amounts were over allowed amounts for General Operation, Community Outreach, and Reserve Fund. Finally a report listing budget items requested and budget items requested in the past was reviewed.

Closed Session: Riemann requested a motion to go into Closed Session as allowed by State Statute 143-318-11 Part a(5). Edquist made the motion which was seconded by Herron and which passed 5/0.

Resumption of Regular Meeting: The regular meeting resumed at 8:50PM.

Adjournment: Edquist moved the meeting be adjourned at 8:50PM. The motion was seconded by Gulledge and the motion passed 5/0.

 

 

 

_____________________________   _______   ____________________________  ________

 

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

 

 

                                 Minutes

                               Village of Misenheimer

                                Planning board Meeting

                                         April 21, 2011

 

Present:  Amanda Barringer, Chairman

                 Donnie day, Vice Chairman

                 Nancy Henderson, Board  Member

                 Joel Rogers, Board Member

                 Mike Riemann, Mayor

                 David Ezzell, Health Department

 

Barringer opened the meeting and declared a quorum present. Rogers made a motion to approve the minutes from the February 10, 2011 meeting. The motion was seconded by Day and approved by a 4/0 vote.

There were no Zoning applications to consider.

David Ezzell of the Health Department presented a program on types of Misenheimer soils and possible septic systems. He brought a soil map which showed that most of the municipality had poor soil. A typical septic system costs $5,000-$6,000 but for Misenheimer, it may go as high as $30,000. Similarly a septic system typically requires 8,000 to 10,000 square feet for the system and it’s replacement but for Misenheimer, a septic system and replacement space may require as much as 20,000-30,000 square feet.

The information provided by Mr. Ezzell will help the Planning Board make recommendations for development lot sizes as the current Zoning Ordinance is reviewed.

Riemann presented information on the state maintained roads in the Village. Davidcyn Apartment Drive, Glenmore Road, Reeves Island Road and Wesley Chapel road all have 60’ right-of-way. U.S. 52 through Pfeiffer has 60’ right-of-way but has no right-of-way elsewhere. The drive to Gray Stone School has 50’ right-of-way. This information will be helpful in sidewalk planning because Powell Funds can only be used on public road right-of-way. DOT has indicated that curb and gutter sidewalk along state maintained roads is usually not approved.

There no pending Zoning application decisions.

Rogers made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Henderson seconded the motion which was approved 4/0.

                                                                           Minutes

                              Village of Misenheimer

                               Board of Adjustment

                                       April 21, 2011

 

Present: Amanda Barringer, Chairman

                Donnie Day, Vice Chairman

               Nancy Henderson, Board Member

                Joel Rogers, Board member

                Mike Riemann, Mayor

                David Ezzell, Health Department

Barringer opened the meeting, declared a quorum present, and declared all Board Members present were voting members. Rogers made a motion to approve the minutes from the February 10, 2011 meeting. The motion was seconded by Day and the motion carried 4/0.

There were no new cases to consider or no old cases pending.

Henderson made a motion to adjourn and the motion was seconded by Rogers. The motion passed 4/0.

Minutes

Village of Misenheimer

Village Council Meeting

March 14, 2011

 

Attending:

        Michael Riemann, Mayor, Village Council

        Michael Burrage, Village Council

        Peter Edquist, Village Council

        Jim Gulledge, Village Council

        Michael Herron, Village Council

 

Call to Order: Mayor Riemann called the meeting to order at 7:00PM and declared a quorum present.

 

Moment of Reflection/Introspection:

 

Approval of Agenda: Burrage moved the Agenda be approved. Herron seconded the motion which was approved with 5/0 voting in favor.

 

Richfield-Misenheimer Fire Department Report: Chief David Isenhour presented the 2010 Fire Department Report. The report indicated that individual training hours had increased over previous years. Total calls for the fire district had increased as had calls for Misenheimer and Pfeiffer.

 

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

 

Completed Projects

1.       Met with Rex Rogers about Gladstone decision

2.       Contacted Deeck Mechanical about heat pump decision

3.       Contacted BD’s General Contracting, INC about Community Building construction decision

4.       Arranged with Mayors method of handling Solid waste disposal bids

5.       Worked on details of Thread Trail Grant with Mayors

6.       Worked on details of radio program with Mayors

7.       Followed up with Duke Energy on power pole

8.       Met with Pfeiffer President Miller on Thread Trail

9.       Sent Waste vendors email to inquire if they had all necessary information

10.   Worked on writing CTT grant and securing letters of support

11.   Arranged for Gladstone deed preparation and land preparation and survey

12.   Arranged for Planning Board program

13.   Obtained Village state maintained road right of way information

14.   Checked on Board of Elections de-annexation question

 

Meetings Attended

1.       Census software training

2.       Gray Stone Building Dedication Feb 22 4:00PM

3.       Richfield COG Meeting

4.       COG Regional Planning Meeting

5.       Mayors Meeting

6.       TCC Meeting

7.       CTP Focus Group Meeting

 

To Do

 

1.      Newsletter

 

Things Coming Up

 

1.      Misenheimer Liaison Meeting March 29 6:30PM

Approval of the Minutes from the February 14, 2011 Meeting: Herron moved that the minutes be approved and the motion was seconded by Burrage.  The motion carried with 4/0 voting in the affirmative and Edquist abstaining.

Approval of Changes to Planning Board Procedures: The Council considered the following recommendation from the Planning Board:

 

“In order to make the Rules of Procedures for both the Board of Adjustment and Planning Board compatible for joint meetings, we recommend the following changes to the Planning Board Rules of Procedure. The quarterly meeting schedule would be changed from the current June, September, December, and March schedule to a July, October, January and April schedule. In addition elections would be held in July instead of June.”

 

Herron moved that the recommendation be approved. The motion was seconded by Edquist and the motion passed 5/0.

 

Gladstone Academy Update: Riemann reported that the deed was being prepared by Crawford Rippy of Brown, Brown and Brown and the survey by Rogell Hunsucker. The property had to be bush-hogged prior to the survey and thus the survey is still not done. The property is expected to close prior to the next Council meeting.

 

Approval of Community Building Bids: Riemann reported that most of the inside work contracted had been completed. The concrete for the porch and ramp will be poured in the coming week. A final approval check will follow.

 

Clerk Position Update and Process Discussion: Riemann reported he had placed the position with the Employment Office four days previously and already had received resumes from good candidates. Ads will run in Albemarle and Salisbury for three Sundays. We will stop accepting applications at the end of the month. Initial interviews with selected applicants will occur during April, and finalists will be interviewed at the May Council meeting. The job starts June 1.

 

Carolina thread Trail Update: We will receive a letter of support from Pfeiffer which is important. Other letters of support will be solicited. The current goal is to finish the rough draft by April 5.

 

Waste Contract Update: Four major companies plus Green Pieces have expressed an interest in the solid waste bid. All have indicated they have the information to make the bid.

 

Richfield Sidewalk Update: The DOT Right of Way Department provided right of way information for all state maintained roads in the Village. All have 60’ right of way except Merner Terrace (50’) and US 52. US 52 has 60’ right of way through Pfeiffer but has no right of way north of Pfeiffer. DOT expressed doubt they would allow a curb and gutter along US 52 and recommended trying to build all sidewalks away from all state roads.

 

Discussion on Planning Board Assignment: The Planning Board will move forward on planning improved Zoning Ordinances. Sidewalks will also be considered. A program on septic systems and the ability of municipal land to perk has been scheduled for the April meeting.

 

Pfeiffer Contract Update: The Police Department has a meeting scheduled March 18 to discuss budget needs. A subsequent March meeting will be scheduled for Riemann, Wyrick and Stewart (Pfeiffer).

 

Closed Session: Riemann requested a motion to go into Closed Session as allowed by State Statute 143-318-11 Part a(5). Edquist made the motion which was seconded by Herron and which passed 5/0.

 

Resumption of Regular Meeting: The regular meeting resumed at 8:50PM.

 

 

Adjournment: Burrage moved the meeting be adjourned at 8:50PM. The motion was seconded by Herron and the motion passed 5/0.

 

 

 

 

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