MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE SHARPSBURG BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
September 7, 2006
Mayor Sheila Williams called the meeting to order and invocation was offered by James Walker.
Tracy Sullivan, Town Clerk called the Roll.
Commissioner Cheryl O’Neal, Commissioner David Pride, Commissioner William Sharpe and Commissioner Lewis. Town Administrator, Sonya Meeks and Town Attorney, David Orcutt was also present.
APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES AND APPROVAL TO PAY THE BILLS
Motion was made by Commissioner O’Neal to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on August 8, 2006. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Pride.
Motion was made by Commissioner Pride to approve to pay the bills and the motion was seconded by Commissioner Lewis.
Bank Balances were read by Tracy Sullivan, Town Clerk.
CITIZENS PETITIONS AND COMPLAINTS
a. Don Viverette made a request to renew the contract between the Town of Sharpsburg and Davis Ball field.
b. Bobby Vick wants the Town to apply a curfew to minors in Sharpsburg.
c. James Walker complained that Land owners were not keeping their land cut and neat and he also is against the lifting of the age limit on mobile homes because it would decrease property value.
d. W. C. Weaver wanted the Town Board to lift the age limit on mobile homes.
a. Motion was made by Commissioner Pride to allow mobile homes into Sharpsburg if manufactured in or after 1980 if the mobile home can pass a preliminary inspection. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Sharpe.
a. Motion was made to move the effective date of the once a month billing to October 1, 2006 by
Commissioner O’Neal and seconded by Commissioner Pride.
b. Approval to increase the Utility Deposit for renters from $266.00 to $472.00 and Homeowners from $163.00 to $266.00 was made by Commissioner Lewis and seconded by Commissioner Sharpe.
c. Motion was made to apply a $20.00 reconnect charge during business hours and a $55.00 reconnect charge after business hours by Commissioner O’Neal and seconded by Commissioner Lewis.
d. Commissioner Pride made the motion to adopt the resolution approving the Wilson County tax reconciliation for the 2005-2006 fiscal year tax settlement. Motion was seconded by Commissioner O’Neil.
e. Commissioner Lewis made the motion to move the Agenda Meeting from the 1st Monday and Regular Meetings from the 1st Tuesday to the 1st Thursday night in each month for the next 4 months. Motion was seconded by Commissioner O’Neal.
Commissioner O’Neal commented on the administrative staff doing a good job in reducing the number of cut offs. She also gave an update on the Well Project.
Commissioner Lewis gave thanks to Public Works for efforts on ditch clean up.
Commissioner Pride thanks Sewer Department for finding and fixing a large infiltration problem.
Town Administrator, Sonya Meeks thanks Public Works for storm preparations. She stated she was proud of the Electric Department. She also advised the public that Nash County Home Consortium Applications would be taken soon.
Motion was made to go into closed session to discuss personnel matters and a pending litigation by Commissioner O’Neal and seconded by Commissioner Pride.
Motion was made to go into open session by Commissioner O’Neal and seconded by Commissioner Pride.
Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Commissioner O’Neal and seconded by Commissioner Lewis.