Minutes

Village of Misenheimer

Village Council Meeting

February 14, 2011

 

Attending:

        Michael Riemann, Mayor, Village Council

        Michael Burrage, Village Council

        Michael Herron, Village Council

        Tracey Wyrick, Police Chief

        Luke Hatley, Probationary Officer

        Maxton McDowell, Auditor (late arrival)

 

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. Burrage seconded the motion which was approved with 3/0 voting in favor.

 

Police Report: Chief Wyrick introduced Luke Hatley who is a new probationary officer. Officer Hatley presented his background to Council and was asked questions by Council. Officer Hatley then left the meeting. Herron asked Wyrick if anything had been determined about the newspaper box behind the Gladstone Academy Building. Wyrick indicated he had not investigated yet because of recent weather.

 

Closed Session: Chief Wyrick requested a Closed Session. Riemann requested a motion to go into Closed Session as allowed by State Statute 143-318.11 (a) (6). The motion was made by Burrage, seconded by Herron and the motion passed by a 3/0 vote.

 

Resumption of Regular Meeting: The regular Council meeting resumed at 7:25PM

 

Audit Report: Maxton McDowell arrived to present the 2009-2010 Audit report. The finances of the Village are in good shape and the Letter of Management did not reveal any significant problems. Total net assets were listed as $656,078 with $452,262 in cash or cash equivalents. $63,341 is Powell Bill money and is restricted for the use of bicycle path and sidewalk construction.

 

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

 

 Completed Projects

1.       Basic website done

2.       Solid waste proposal submitted

3.       Worked on Richfield sidewalk project issues

4.       Resolved CTP sidewalk data issue and CTP planning issue

5.       Resolve Phase II Storm water issue

6.       Worked on Clerk job description

7.       Received notification that we can apply for Thread Trail grant

8.       Worked on Community Building bids and power line

9.       Made arrangements for March liaison meeting

10.   Completed Department of Revenue Report

 

      Meetings Attended

1.       TCC Meeting

2.       Pfeiffer President Miller

3.      TAC Meeting

4.      Website training

5.      Liaison Meeting

6.      Chamber Meeting

7.      Mayors meeting

8.      Gold Hill Preservation Society Board Meeting

Approval of the Minutes from the January 10, 2011 Meeting: Burrage moved that the minutes be approved and the motion was seconded by Herron.  The motion carried with 3/0 voting in the affirmative.

 

 

Approval of the Budget Adjustments: Burrage, Finance Officer, reported on the status of revenue accounts as well as expenditure accounts. After some discussion, it was decided to change all revenue and expenditure account to current projected values. As a result, revenues and expenditures would increase $6,753 and the fund balance surplus would decrease from $33,384 to $30,485. Herron moved that Council approve the Budget Adjustments. The motion was seconded by Burrage and the motion passed 3/0.

 

 

Approval of Community Building Bids: Two heating/cooling system bids were presented. Both bids proposed using the current heat pump, removing the old furnace, and adding a blower with heat strips. After some discussion, it was decided to accept the low bid of $3,325 offered by Deeck Mechanical.

 

A bid from BD’s General Contracting INC was presented. The bid in the amount of $7,176 included a concrete porch for the front entrance, a handicap walkway to the front entrance, two new doors with crash bars for the front entrance, a new door with crash bar for the side entrance, reconstruction of both bathrooms to make them handicapped accessible, and a new attic stairwell. It was decided additional bids would not be necessary. Herron moved that the bid be accepted. The motion was seconded by Burrage and the motion passed with 3/0 voting in the affirmative.

 

Riemann reported that Duke Energy had been contacted about connecting a wire to our panel box. After discussions with Duke, it was decided that an overhead wire could be run more quickly and with no apparent cost. Duke has marked the location of the pole and indicated the work would probably be done by March 20. Riemann provided them with the required panel box inspection number.

 

Carolina thread Trail Update: Postponed until March meeting,

 

Richfield Sidewalk Update: Postponed until March meeting.

 

Discussion on Planning Board Assignment: Postponed until March meeting,

 

Closed Session: Riemann requested a motion to go into Closed Session as allowed by State Statute 143-318-11 Part a(5). Herron made the motion which was seconded by Burrage and which passed 3/0.

 

Resumption of Regular Meeting: The regular meeting resumed at 9:15PM.

 

Purchase of Gladstone Academy Property: Herron made a motion to accept the Gladstone Academy property sale price ($25,000) offered by the Rogers family. The motion was seconded by Burrage and the motion carried with 3/0 voting in the affirmative.

 

Adjournment: Herron moved the meeting be adjourned at 9:27PM. The motion was seconded by Burrage and the motion passed 3/0.

 

 

 

 

_____________________________   _______   ____________________________  ________

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

 

Minutes

Village of Misenheimer

Planning Board Meeting

February 10, 2011, 7:15PM

Present:     Donnie Day, Vice-Chairman

                    Ahren Burrage

                    Joel Rogers

                   Mike Riemann, Mayor

The Vice-Chairman called the meeting to order and declared a quorum.  He declared Burrage, Day and Burrage to be voting members.

The Chairman asked for a motion to approve the November 11, 2010 Minutes. Rogers made the motion which was seconded by Burrage and the motion passed with a 3/0 vote.

Discussion was opened on making the meeting times in the Rules of Procedure for the Planning Board consistent with the meeting time in the Rules of Procedure for the Board of Adjustment. Rogers moved that Planning Board meetings be changed to quarterly meetings on the second Thursday of July, October, January, and April. Elections will be held at the July meeting. The motion was seconded by Burrage and the motion was approved by all.

Mayor Riemann brought forth a request from the Village Council for the Planning Board to change their focus from sidewalks to improving the Zoning Ordinances of the Village. He indicated that improvement could be done at different levels and New London, Red Cross, and Quanite Quarry had developed ordinances at $5000, $20,000, and $25,000 respectively. Different professional service providers were used by each. The Planning Board was encouraged to review ordinances at other municipalities and to make a recommendation at the April meeting for the level of change so that the appropriate amount could be set aside in the budget for 2011-12.

The Mayor informed the Board of the current difficulties of using Powell Bill funds for the Richfield sidewalk project.

 Day moved the meeting adjourn at 8:20PM. The motion was seconded by Burrage and passed unanimously.

MINUTES

VILLAGE OF MISENHEIMER

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

SPECIAL MEETING

February 10, 2011 7PM

Misenheimer Police Building

Present:

Donnie Day, Vice-Chairman

Ahren Burrage

Joel Rogers

Mike Riemann, Mayor

 

Vice-Chairman Day called the meeting to order and declared a quorum present. He further indicated voting members would be Burrage, Day and Rogers.

 

A motion was made by Rogers to approve the November 18 Meeting minutes. The motion was seconded by Burrage and the motion passed with a 3/0 vote.

 

The next meeting will be held on the second Thursday in April. Rogers moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:15PM. The motion was seconded by Burrage and the motion was approved by all.

 

Minutes

Village of Misenheimer

Village Council Meeting

January 10, 2011

 

Attending:

        Michael Riemann, Mayor, Village Council

        Michael Burrage, Village Council

        Michael Herron, Village Council

        Jim Gulledge

 

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. Burrage seconded the motion which was approved with 3/0 voting in favor.

 

Appointment to Council Position Vacated by Bolton: Jim Gulledge was presented by Riemann who indicated that Gulledge was a long time member of the community and had helped in the incorporation of the Village. Riemann further indicated the Gulledge had agreed to serve on the Council in the spot vacated by Jennifer Bolton. Herron moved that Gulledge be appointed to Council. The motion was seconded by Burrage and the motion passed 3/0.

 

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

 

     Completed Projects

1.       Sent letter to Albemarle Insurance thanking them for service

2.       Completed documentation to initiate Workmen’s Comp insurance

3.       Communicated with CTT and consulting company on CTT grant

4.       Prepared and submitted a Letter of Interest for a CTT grant

5.       Prepared RFP for Solid Waste and Recycling bid which will be distributed Feb.1, 2011.

6.       Planned January financial cycle

7.       Worked on Richfield-Misenheimer sidewalk right of way

 

      Meetings Attended

1.       TCC Planning Meeting

2.       Mayor’s Meeting

 

Approval of the Minutes from the December 20, 2010 Meeting: Burrage moved that the minutes be approved and the motion was seconded by Herron.  The motion carried with 3/0 voting in the affirmative and Gulledge abstaining.

 

 

Approval of the Board of Adjustment Rules of Procedure: Riemann indicated that the Rules of Procedure for the Board of adjustment had been distributed at the last meeting and that Peter Edquist had requested time to read them. Riemann indicated that he had not heard from Edquist about the rules. Herron moved that Council approve the Rules of Procedure. The motion was seconded by Burrage and the motion passed 3/0 with Gulledge abstaining.

 

Approval of a Blue Cross-Blue Shield Plan for Employees: Riemann reviewed the various contract proposals from Blue Cross-Blue Shield. Maintaining the current the current Dental Plan will cost an additional $75.75 per month (20% increase). Maintaining the current Health Insurance will cost an additional $334.26 per month (12.24% increase).  A second option which was appealing would reduce current costs by %5.42. However it would increase the deductible and maximum out of pocket by 150% and trips to the emergency room and urgent care would be full pay up to the maximum out of pocket. Some discussion centered around our dental benefit and whether it was too generous. After considerable discussion, Burrage moved that we stay with our current benefits but that we do a benefits comparison with other municipalities and after discussions with employees, make a decision prior to the new budget year about our benefits for next year. Gulledge seconded the motion which passed 4/0.

 

Discussion of the Community Building Project: Riemann suggested that perhaps he take the lead on the Community Building project. It was decided that the items to be done would be the front porch with handicapped walk, the front doors with crash bars, the back door with crash bar, at least one handicapped accessible bathroom, and wiring to the building. If funds allow, the ceiling stairway should be replaced and the old trailer bed should be removed.

Possible contractors were discussed.

 

Discussion on Planning Board Assignment: At the joint meeting last June, Council requested that the Planning Board look at sidewalks, lighting and the Land Use Map. Riemann suggested that after our recent rezoning proposal discussions, we might want the Board to look at modifying our Zoning Ordinance. This might be approached by having the Planning Board with help from the department of Health, review the ability of large parcels of land in the village to perk. Ideal size of land parcels might then be determined for Zoning purposes. The current Ordinance has some flaws and does not have a subdivision portion. The Village would need to contract with someone to help with the revision. Work by the organization contracted could begin in the new budget year. It was the consensus of the Council that we should proceed in this direction.

 

Discussion on Website Information: Herron expressed a concern about posting personal email addresses because there are spybots on the web that automatically harvest posted email addresses and sell them to spammers.  After some discussion, it was decided the website would be altered to fit the preferences of each individual Council and Board member.

 

Closed Session: Riemann requested a motion to go into Closed Session as allowed by State Statute 143-318-11 Part a(5). Herron made the motion which was seconded by Burrage and which passed 4/0.

 

Adjournment: Herron moved the meeting be adjourned at 8:17PM. The motion was seconded by Burrage and the motion passed 4/0.

 

 

 

 

_____________________________   _______   ____________________________  ________

       J. Michael Riemann, Mayor               Date                Paula Russo, Clerk                         Date

 

Minutes

Village of Misenheimer

Village Council Meeting

December 20, 2010

 

Attending:

        Michael Riemann, Mayor, Village Council

        Michael Burrage, Village Council

        Peter Edquist, Village Coucil

        Michael Herron, Village Council

        Connie and Mitchell Porter, Property Owners

 

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 4/0 voting in favor.

 

Move to Public Hearing: Herron made a motion that the Council go into Public Hearing. The motion was seconded by Edquist and the motion was approved 4/0.

 

Declaration of Proper Notification and Introduction of Visitors:  Mayor Riemann stated that all notices required by the Zoning Ordinance had been placed. Connie and Mitchell Porter who had  filed the application for rezoning were introduced.

 

Presentation and Discussion of Rezoning Application: Council members received Rezoning Information Packets. Mayor Riemann presented the following summary of the Planning Board hearing:

Connie Porter has requested that property at the corner of Glenmore and US 52 (tax id 25256, partial number 661303447255) be rezoned from RA to HB. At the Planning Board hearing Ms Porter indicated she planned to use the property for a tanning salon. The property north and across Glenmore is currently zoned CB and the property south is currently zoned HB. At the Planning Board hearing, some concern was raised by neighbors about what would happen to the property in terms of use if the business was sold. Ms. Porter indicated she might have as many as five tanning beds, and that she would want a sign or signs. Parking would accommodate customers and staff and would be where it currently is if allowed by DOT. Ms Porter was informed that in the future, a US 52 bypass may be built. The Planning Board had much discussion which centered around the neighborhood on the west which is zoned RA and felt that because of the proximity of that property, the zoning should be the more restrictive than HB and thus recommends IU zoning for the property. The Planning Board also found this recommendation to be compatible with the Land Use Plan which states that most of the Village business should be located along the highway.

 

The Mayor indicated that the Porter’s would entertain any questions. Herron questioned why the application was approved IU when the original application requested HB. Riemann reported that the Planning Board seemed worried that the property was so close to neighboring residences. Connie Porter reported that the Planning Board seemed to be concerned about clubs at the location. Edquist asked the Porters what zoning they preferred. They indicated they liked HB because it allowed for small engine repair and equipment rental which they might want to do if the tanning salon did not work out. Riemann indicated that the Zoning Ordinance probably needs to be reworked and IU might be phased out. He thought it best to leave the rezoning at IU because it would support the work of the Planning Board and would allow the Porters to do what they initially want to do. After Zoning Ordinance changes, the Porters would likely move to a less restrictive zoning category. After considerable discussion, the Council indicated they were ready to vote.

 

Close Public Hearing:  Herron made a motion to move out of Public Hearing. The motion was seconded by Edquist and the motion passed 4/0.

 

Decision on Rezoning Application: Burrage moved that the Rezoning Application be approved as recommended by the Planning Board. Herron seconded the motion which passed 4/0.

 

Approval of the Minutes from the November 8, 2010 Meeting: Edquist moved that the minutes be approved and the motion was seconded Burrage.  The motion carried with 4/0 voting in the affirmative.

 

Mayor’s Report-A Brief Report of Recent Village Activities:  Due to time restraints, the Mayor’s Report and the Police Report were presented as written reports and there was no discussion.

 

Financial Issues: Riemann reported that the AFIR report done by accountant Greg Blake indicated revenues generated were in excess of expenditures by approximately $50,000. Burrage and Herron agreed to transfer the recently received Powell money from checking to the Powell Fund account during the week between Christmas and New Year’s. Riemann and Burrage will present recommendations for budget changes at the January meeting. The Auditor will also present his report at the January meeting.

 

 Website Status Report and Discussion: Riemann reported that the new Website was taking shape and that he had received training to make changes to the site. Herron was not pleased with the Chapel Icon. Discussion centered on how an Icon might be chosen. Council members were encouraged to view the site as it continues to develop.

 

Thread Trail Grant Letter of Interest: Riemann requested that Council allow him to submit a Letter of Interest for a grant to Carolina Thread Trail. The Letter would indicate that New London, Richfield, and Misenheimer were planning to submit a planning grant request for $20,000 which would be matched by $10,000 from the three communities. Edquist made a motion to approve the submittal of the Letter of Interest. The motion was seconded by Herron and approved by a vote of 4/0.

 

Board Membership Approval: December is renewal time for some Board positions. Herron moved that Riemann be reappointed to the TCC, TAC and COG Boards and that Edquist be reappointed to the CVB. Burrage seconded the motion which passed 4/0.

 

Waste Management Contract Extension: Riemann requested that the Council approve a contract extension with Waste Management. The extension from February 28 to June 30 is for the purpose of a joint bid with the towns of New London, Richfield and Misenheimer and there is no increase in service price. Herron made the motion, Edquist seconded it, and the motion carried 4/0.  After discussion, it was decided that the bid proposal should keep recycling voluntary.

 

Workers Comp Bid Decision: The Workman’s Comp bids from Albemarle Insurance and the North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM) were reviewed.  NCLM had the lowest bid by more than $1300. Herron moved that the bid from NCLM be accepted and that the Resolution to become a member of the North Carolina Interlocal risk Management Agency be accepted. The motion was seconded by Burrage and passed 4/0.

 

Board of Adjustment Rules of Procedure: The Board of Adjustment Rules of Procedure developed by Council of Government (COG) were presented. Edquist requested more time to read the Procedures. It was decided to delay voting on the Rules until the January meeting.

 

Vacant Council Position: The Council position created by the resignation of Jennifer Bolton was discussed. A number of citizens were discussed as possibilities and the Mayor was asked to make inquiries and to bring forth a nomination as soon as possible.

 

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 4/0.

 

Adjournment: Burrage moved the meeting be adjourned at 9:37PM. The motion was seconded by Herron and the motion passed 4/0.

 

 

 

 

_____________________________   _______   ____________________________  ________

       J. Michael Riemann, Mayor               Date                Paula Russo, Clerk                         Date

 

Minutes

Village of Misenheimer

Board of Adjustment Meeting

November 18, 2010 7PM

Community Building

Attending:

Amanda Barringer, Board Member

Arhen Burrage, Board Member

Donnie Day, Board Member

Nancy Henderson, Board Member

Joel Rogers, Board Member

Jana McMakin, COG

Mike Riemann, Mayor

 

Determination of Quorum; Recording of Voting Members:  Barringer called the meeting to order and declared a quorum present. Barringer, Burrage, Day, Henderson and Rogers were declared voting members.

Approval of September 23, 2010 Meeting Minutes: Henderson made a motion to approve the September 23, 2010 Special Meeting minutes. Day seconded the motion which was approved 5/0.

Hearing of Cases (None):

Other Business

a.      Election of Chairman: Barringer called for nominations for Chairman. Rogers nominated Barringer. When no other nominations were forthcoming, Roger moved that the nominations be closed and that Barringer be accepted by acclimation. The motion was seconded by Day and the motion passed unanimously.

 

b.      Election of Vice-Chairman: Barringer called for nominations for Vice-Chairman. Rogers nominated Day. There were no other nominations and Rogers moved that Day be accepted as Vice-Chairman. Burrage seconded the motion which passed 5/0.

 

c.       Discussion and Approval of Rules of Procedure:  Jana McMakin presented the revised Rules of Procedure. She indicated that all suggestions from the previous meeting had been incorporated into the document. There were no questions so Henderson moved approval of Rules of Procedure document. The motion was seconded by Rogers and the motion passed 5/0.

 

d.      Presentation of Training Session (Jana McMakin): Jana McMakin of COG presented a training session using a power point presentation. Handout were used by Board members to record questions. The Board questions covered a number of topics but several focused on clarification of Board of Adjustment issues versus Planning Board issues. Another concern was legal representation.

 

Consideration and Determination of Cases (None):

 

Adjourn: The Chairman asked for a motion to adjourn. The motion by Day, second by Henderson was passed unanimously.

Minutes

Village of Misenheimer Planning Board

Zoning Map Change Hearing

November 11, 2010, 7:00PM

Present:     Amanda Barringer, Chairman

                    Donnie Day, Vice-Chairman

                    Ahren Burrage

                    Nancy Henderson

                   Tracey Wyrick, Zoning officer

Absent:      Joel Rogers

Zoning Change Applicant:    Connie Porter and Rick

Property Owners: Richard and Kathy Gentry

The Chairman called the meeting to order and declared a quorum.  The Chairman requested a motion to go into Public Hearing. Day made the motion which was seconded by Burrage. The motion passed unanimously. All present were asked to introduce themselves.

The Chairman asked for a motion to approve the agenda. Day moved the approval of the agenda which was seconded by Henderson; the motion passed with all in favor.

The minutes from the June 2, 2009 and the June 14, 2010 meetings were presented. Day moved the approval of both sets of minutes. The motion was seconded by Henderson and passed 4/0.

The Chairman opened the Zoning Map Change Hearing and asked Zoning Officer, Tracey Wyrick to present the application. He stated that Connie Porter had requested a change from RA to HB on the 2.246 acres of land listed on the tax map as parcel number 661303447255 and described in Deed Book 1339, Page 928. He then requested Ms. Porter to state her reasons for requesting the change and to explain the nature of her business.

Ms. Porter read a prepared statement which indicated she had been a successful business owner of Sunseeker Tanning in Rockwell, NC and further stated she planned to open a Tanning Salon in Misenheimer and would operate four or five tanning beds. She presented lists of Pfeiffer students who supported her business venture. She pledged to meet all codes necessary to open the business.

The Planning Board then asked Ms. Porter specific questions about the nature of her business. She was asked how many customers she would have at one time and she said that was usually limited to the number of tanning beds. She was asked about parking and she said she hoped to use the current parking area. It was explained that DOT issued driveway permits and that they might dictate a different parking area. Some concern was raised about the safety of the entrance. She was asked about signs and she indicated her current sign is a 8’ by 10’ white painted sign and implied she hoped to use it. She mentioned she had a meeting Nov. 16 with different individuals involved in code enforcement (Fire Marshall, Building Inspector, etc.)

Neighbors Richard and Kathy Gentry were given the opportunity to speak. Their primary concern was safety and stated that several accidents had happened at that intersection of Glenmore and US 52. They felt that the proposed sign would limit visibility and could cause additional safety issues. It was explained that DOT controlled line of site issues along state maintained highways. They were also concerned about would happen to the property if the business was not successful.

The Planning Board then began deliberation. They discussed the HB option and other more restrictive options, GB, CB and I-U. Since the property is so close to neighborhood homes, there was a sense that a more restrictive zoning might be appropriate. Discussion focused on zoning the property I-U rather than the requested HB.

The Chairman asked for a recommendation that either accepted the requested zoning change, or modified the requested change or rejected the requested change. Day made a motion to modify the Zoning Map Change request from HB to I-U and asked that the Board accept the modified request. The motion was seconded by Burrage and the motion passed with all in favor. Day then made a motion that the Planning Board present a statement to the Village Council that the decision is justified because it follows Land Use Planning Principle 3 (business is focused along the highway corridor) and because it is consistent with other Land Use Planning Principles. The motion was seconded by Henderson and passed with all in favor.

Day moved that the Board go out of Public Hearing and the motion was seconded by Henderson. The motion passed without dissent. Day then moved the meeting adjourn. The motion was seconded by Henderson and passed unanimously.

 

 

Minutes

Village of Misenheimer

Village Council Meeting

November 8, 2010

 

Attending:

        Michael Riemann, Mayor, Village Council

        Michael Burrage, Village Council

        Michael Herron, Village Council

        Tracey Wyrick, Police Chief

        Paula Russo, Clerk

 

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

Moment of Reflection/Introspection

 

Welcome to Visitors

 

Approval of Agenda: Herron moved the Agenda be approved. Burrage seconded the motion which was approved with 3/0 voting in favor.

 

Approval of the Minutes from the October 11, 2010 Meeting: Burrage moved that the minutes be approved and the motion was seconded Herron.  The motion carried with 3/0 voting in the affirmative.

 

Mayor’s Report-A Brief Report of Recent Village Activities:  The following items were completed:

 

1.       Prepared Records Document Report

2.       Sent seal for Centralina website

3.       Secured extended insurance coverage for Village officials

4.       Filed Municipal Street Report

5.       Contacted Eben Concepts about estimate on Health Insurance increase

6.       Talked to Helen Nance about using Gray Stone for Liaison meeting

7.       Gathered information on waste contract and grants for recycle carts

8.       Had Chief Wyrick activate automated phone system

9.       Prepared document to get Powell money in right account

10.   Submitted requirements for website to Huckabee

 

Meetings Attended:

1.       Met with Mayors and DOT( Topics Police and DOT)

2.       CTP presentation

3.       Pfeiffer Candidate Breakfasts (3)

4.       Mayors Meeting (Topics schools and calendar and parameters for waste bid)

5.       Construction Project organizational meeting

6.       Thread Trail grants meeting

Things Undone

1.      Website

2.      Wire on Roof

 

Things Coming Up

1.      Building Entrance

2.      Rules of Procedure

3.      Workman’s Comp Choice

4.      Waste Contract Bid

5.      Pfeiffer Contract

6.      Budget

7.      Gray stone Scholarships

 

Records Document Report: A report listing all known important documents was presented. The report indicated whether a paper and electronic was held by the Village Clerk.

 

Police Report: Police Chief Wyrick presented a report which highlighted recent activities. Annual firearms training will occur December 5. Recently prepared Pfeiffer reports and the new Campus Emergency Broadcast System were reported and Gray Stone Day School security was discussed at length.

 

 

 Review of Village Cook Out: The Village event on October 30 was generally viewed as a success. One suggestion was that instead of bringing cookers in, we could have the meat cooked off-site and delivered for about half the price (no whole hog). There was a general feeling that this was a good idea. It was decided that we needed to have an official policy on left-over food and that the policy would be presented at the next meeting. There was also a sense that the Village needs to settle on a name for the event and stick with it. Village Picnic seemed to resonate with the Council members present.

 

Workers Comp Bid Status: The Village had received a bid from Albemarle Insurance but had not yet received a bid from NCLM. The bid received was the same as current costs. There was some discussion about the need to purchase locally.

 

Website Status Report: Riemann presented details he had submitted to Huck Huckabee for an estimate. Huckabee had responded with an estimate of $1850 to build the site and to hold four sessions on how to enter information and pictures on the site. Herron made a motion to move ahead with the website at the stated price. Burrage seconded the motion which passed 3/0. It was decided to include snapshots of Council members and Board members.

 

Zoning Application Report:  A zoning application, which requests a rezoning of the property at the corner of Glenmore and US 52, was discussed. The Planning Board Hearing is set for Thursday, November 11. The role of the Village Council was reviewed.

 

Appointment of Board of Adjustment-Planning Board Member: A motion was made by Herron to replace Jordan Bowman on the Board of Adjustment and Planning Board with Ahren Burrage. The motion was seconded by Burrage. The motion carried 3/0.

 

Consideration of Council Members for the Bolton Position: Jennifer Bolton has officially resigned from the Village Council. Individuals who might fill the position were discussed. Riemann was requested to inquire about the interest of one individual. Council was to think of other possibilities so that Riemann might inquire about their interest also. Replacement selection would occur at the next meeting.

 

 

Closed Session: Riemann requested a motion to go into Closed Session as allowed by State Statute 143-318-11 Part a(5). Herron made the motion which was seconded by Burrage and which passed 3/0.

 

Adjournment: Burrage moved the meeting be adjourned at 8:37PM. The motion was seconded by Herron and the motion passed 3/0.

 

 

 

 

_____________________________   _______   ____________________________  ________

       J. Michael Riemann, Mayor               Date                Paula Russo, Clerk                         Date

 

 

VILLAGE NEWSLETTER

September 30, 2010

It is our intent to put out a newsletter twice a year. The purpose of the newsletter is to help keep the residents informed of happenings in Misenheimer and in particular keep you informed of Village Council actions.

ITEMS OF IMPORTANCE

1.   Fall Celebration – Saturday, October 30 (11AM-Until)

The Village will be having its annual Fall Celebration on October 30 at the Community Building. There will be free food (pork and chicken slow cooked overnight), sides, and drinks. We encourage the community to bring desserts. We have outside tables and we have inside tables so no matter what the weather there will be food. Games for all ages will be set up outside. Please come and enjoy a very casual and relaxing event. Put this on your calendar.

2.   Large Item Pickup – Monday October 25

The second large item pickup of the year will occur on Monday, October 25. Please place items (appliances, furniture, etc.) at the curb.

Recent Village Council Actions Taken

1.      2010-2011 Budget

The 2010-11 Budget was established. Revenues total $399,777 with tax revenues estimated at $170,777, Pfeiffer University Police Protection contract at $220,000 and miscellaneous revenues estimated at $1,000. Expenditures total $358,393 and cover the four basic services offered by the Village (Police protection, Fire protection, Zoning and Solid Waste with recycling). Expenditures also include Community Building expenses, Village operating costs, and Village Insurance. The surplus will be transferred to reserves. Tax revenues have been decreasing and in an attempt to hold costs, employee benefits were reduced as was part-time compensation. The budget is a public record and can be obtained from the Village Clerk (704- 463-1234)

 

 

 

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2.      Pfeiffer University Police Contract

The Village and Pfeiffer University successfully negotiated a contract for the 2010-11 budget year.  It was decided to operate on annual contracts for the foreseeable future. Previously we had operated on multiple year contracts. The new contract ($220,000) is for a smaller amount than the previous contract ($240,000).

3.      Property and Liability Insurance

The Village Council decided to bid its property and liability insurance and as a result, the Village obtained additional coverage at a reduced cost. Our insurance is now provided by the North Carolina League of Municipalities.

4.      Stanly County Parks, Recreation, and Trails Master Plan

The Village Council approved the Stanly County Parks, Recreation, and Trails Master Plan. Approval does not commit the Village to expenditures but it should make it easier for the Village to receive grant funds. The Plan proposes that the Thread Trail will come through the Village. The Thread Trail is a long term project involving 15 counties.

Future Village Council Decisions

1.      Workman’s Comp Insurance

The Village Council decided to bid our Workman’s Comp Insurance. The insurance provider will be selected in November.

2.      Code of Ethics

The state of North Carolina now requires ethics training for all Council members and requires the development of a Code of Ethics which will guide Council members. The Code of Ethics has been developed and will be voted on at the October meeting.

3.      Revision of Personnel Policy

The Village Council has agreed to modify the Personnel Policy, The modified Personnel Policy and Supporting Policies will be presented at the October meeting.

4.      Procedure Rules for the Board of Adjustment

The Village Council approved a contract with COG (Council of Government) to develop a set of Procedures for the Board of Adjustment. The document will be presented for approval at the November meeting.

5.      Abandoned Mobile Homes

A resolution to accept Stanly County’s Abandoned Mobile Homes Ordinance will be presented at the October meeting. If approved, a contract to initiate the removal of abandoned mobile homes in Misenheimer will be signed and implemented.

 

 

Village Council Initiatives

1.      Joint Council Meeting

The Village Council met with the Town Councils of New London and Richfield. The purpose was to find common issues and to find ways to solve problems in Northern Stanly County.

2.      Richfield Sidewalk

The Village Council and the Planning Board is working with Richfield and the Department of Transportation to determine the possibilities of building a side walk between Richfield and Misenheimer.

3.      Joint Solid Waste Bid

The Village, New London and Richfield are exploring a joint bid for Solid Waste and Recycling.  Such a bid should provide considerable financial benefit.

Illegal Waste Disposal

It is illegal to place aluminum cans, electronic waste (including batteries), motor oil, paints, etc. in our garbage cans. Aluminum may be placed in our recycling bins. Motor oil may be taken to the County Convenience centers. Electronic waste, paints and other hazardous household waste must taken to special collection centers.

Census

The census at Pfeiffer University went quite well and essentially every student was counted. The forms sent to residences in our community were returned by 65% of households. That means census takers had to visit approximately 45 houses in our community in order to attempt to get the forms filled out. Some neighboring communities returned 77% of the forms. We will have to do better at the next census.

Gray Stone Day School

The new Gray Stone Day School construction is progressing. The earliest completion date is early January. This new facility will be an impressive and important asset to our community.

Richfield Party in the Park – Saturday, October 9, 2010

Richfield will be holding its Party in the Park on Saturday, October 9, 2010 from 9:00AM to 5:00PM. If you want to see some friends, go on down and have some fun.

 

Community Volunteers Needed

We are constantly looking for volunteers to run for election to Council or to sit on Boards and Committees. Please call the Village Clerk (704-463-1234) if you are interested.

Council, Board Memberships, Representatives and Delagates

Council                                                         Term Ends

Jennifer Bolton                                           November, 2011

Mike Burrage                                              November, 2011

Peter Edquist                                              November, 2013

Frizbee Herron                                           November, 2013

Mike Riemann                                            November, 2013

Planning Board and Board of Adjustment

Member                                                      Term Ends

Mandy Barringer, Chairman                     June 30, 2012

Jordan Bowman                                         June 30, 2011

Donnie Day                                                 June 30, 2011

Nancy Henderson                                      June 30, 2013

Jennifer Bolton  (Alt.)                                June 30, 2013

Joel Rogers, Vice-Chairman                     June 30, 2012

Peter Edquist (Alt.)                                   June 30, 2013

 

 

 

 

VILLAGE NEWSLETTER

February 23, 2010

It is our intent to put out a newsletter once a quarter. The purpose of the newsletter is to help keep the residents informed of happenings in Misenheimer and in particular keep you informed of Village Council actions.

ITEMS OF IMPORTANCE

  1. CENSUS     Beginning in early March, residents who receive their mail through Richfield will find a Census Form in the mail. Residents who receive their mail at the Misenheimer post office will find a Census Form on your door. It is important that you fill out this form and mail it back. The tax revenues that the Village receives from the State are dependent on the Census count. If you don’t fill out the Form, you won’t be included in our Census count. If you need help filling out the Form, take it to the Pfeiffer Library which is open every evening except Saturday and they will be glad to help you. Please help us complete this important endeavor.
  2. MARCH 4, 2010 MEETING   There will be an area public meeting on March 4th at the New London Community Building from 7-8:30PM. The purpose of the meeting will be to get public input on the Stanly County Comprehensive Recreation, Parks and Greenways Plan for the next decade and to review purposed Stanly County Thread Trails. The Thread Tail is a fourteen county network of hiking and biking trails which will run from counties on the other side of Charlotte to the Yakin-PeeDee. A trail is proposed which runs through our community. Whether you are for or against it, your input is important. Maps and plans will be on display. This is the last chance for public input.
  3. STANLY COUNTY LAND USE PLAN   The County is redoing its Land Use Plan. Land use plans for the County will indirectly impact the Land Use Plans of municipalities like Misenheimer. The current final draft is on the County website and will be presented in a public meeting on March 8, 2010. 

VILLAGE COUNCIL ACTIONS

  1. Last fall a new roof was placed on the community building. This is a continued effort on our part to upgrade the building.
  2. Lions Club Road was graded and the drainage was improved. The Village does not receive Powell money from the State for road improvements because the roads must be brought up to State standards by the Village before we can receive maintenance money. Wesley Chapel Road , Reeves Island Road, and Glenmore Road are State maintained. The Village will need a plan for dealing with our existing gravel and asphalt roads. The Lions Club Road project was paid out of general revenues.
  3. The Village applied and was accepted February 17, 2010 into the National Flood Insurance Plan. This allows our residents with property in the flood plain to take advantage of the benefits of the Plan. The new Flood Plain Damage Prevention Ordinance is now in effect. Maps of the flood plain are available for viewing at the Village Clerk’s office.
  4. Early last fall we began a recycling program with Green Pieces. Containers are provided and pick-up occurs each week. Those of us participating have been surprised at how much our normal garbage has been reduced. If you are not participating and would like to, please call Paula at the Clerk’s office (704-463-1234).
  5. For the last two years the Village has provided food for a Fall Picnic (pork and chicken are cooked overnight). Two years ago, we had approximately two hundred in attendance and last October approximately one hundred. We are planning another event for October 30. Put it on your calendar. We look forward to seeing you!
  6. Amanda Barringer, Jordan Bowman, Donnie Day, Nancy Henderson and Joel Rogers are the appointed members of both the Planning Board and the Board of Adjustment. Alternate members have yet to be appointed. Amanda currently serves as Chairman and Joel serves as Vice-Chairman.
  7. Jennifer Bolton, Mike Burrage, Peter Edquist, Mike Herron and Mike Riemann are your elected Village Council members. At the January meeting the following were elected by Council: Mike Burrage, Finance Officer; Mike Herron, Mayor Pro Tem; Mike Riemann, Mayor.

We hope you find this information useful. Check out our website (www.villageofmisenheimer.com ) and send us your email address if you have one. At some point we hope to communicate electronically.

The Village Clerk’s office is located in the police station on Ward Drive on Pfeiffer University’s campus. Office hours are 9:00AM-12Noon, M-F. Phone 704-463-1234.

Village Council meetings occur on the second Monday of each month and are held at the Community Building (except in special cases) at 7:00PM.