Mayor Sheila Williams called the meeting to order and invocation was offered by Rev. Williams. Tracy Sullivan, Town Clerk called the Roll.COMMISSIONERS PRESENT
Commissioner O’Neal, Commissioner David Pride, Commissioner Billy Sharpe, Commissioner Michael Jones. Mayor Sheila Williams, Town Administrator, Sonya Meeks and Town Attorney, David Orcutt were also present.
APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES AND APPROVAL TO PAY THE BILLS
Motion was made by Commissioner Pride to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on September 7, 2006 with the correction made to include Commissioner Lewis under Commissioners Present and correct the motion under Unfinished Business, Item A by replacing the word before with the word after. Commissioner O’Neal seconded the motion.
Motion was made by Commissioner Jones to approve to pay the bills and the motion was seconded by Commissioner Sharpe.
Bank Balances were read by Tracy Sullivan, Town Clerk.
CITIZENS PETITIONS AND COMPLAINTS
H. W. Jones – Concerned about not being able to pay his light bill until the 3rd of each month.Latisha Newton – Concerned that her light bill was extremely high and requested the town toï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ allow more time to pay her utility bill.
Lee Shearin – Concerned about his high utility bill and could not afford it because he is disabled.
Motion was made by Commissioner O’Neal to reopen the Public Sale of surplus items to be held during the week of November 13, 2006 thru November 17, 2006 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Pride.
Motion was made by Commissioner Jones to table the consideration and legal counsel discussion on termination the Well Contract with Ormund Utilities.ï¿½ Motion seconded by Commissioner Sharpe.
Motion was made by Commissioner Pride to make the Public Works Director’s position an exempt position.ï¿½ Motion seconded by Commissioner O’Neal.
Motion was made by Commissioner Jones to change the Personnel Policy to state, employees who are separated from Town employment because of layoff, reduction in force or resignation in good standing and who are not reinstated within one (1) year or are dismissed from Town employment shall lose all sick leave credit.ï¿½ No employee or employee’s beneficiary shall be paid for any accrued sick leave upon separation or death.ï¿½ Motion was seconded by Commissioner Sharpe.
Utility Director, Clifton Wallace gave an update on the progress of providing electricity to the Well site and notified the board and citizens that meters were being replaced throughout town to maintain accuracy in light bills.
Commissioner Pride announced that the Water and Sewer Department connected five new houses. He also thanked the Public Works Director, Brian Sullivan for taking care of H. W. Jones’ problem.
Commissioner Sharpe read the Police Department’s report.
Town Administrator, Sonya Meeks read her monthly report.
Mayor Williams announced the November 2006 Agenda Meeting will be held on November 2, 2006 at 6:30PM and the Regular Meeting will be held on November 2, 2006 at 7:30PM.
Motion was made to go into closed session by Commissioner Pride to discuss personnel matters. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Jones.
Motion made by Commissioner O’Neal to hire Interim Town Administrator, Sonya Meeks as the full time Town Administrator with contract attached effective on October 6, 2006. Motion seconded by Commissioner Pride.
Motion was made by Commissioner Pride to change the job title of Clifton Wallace from 2nd Class Lineman to Utility Director. Motion was seconded by Commissioner O’Neal.
Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Commissioner Jones and seconded by Commissioner Sharpe.