Mayor Pro Tem, Michael Jones called the meeting to order and Pastor David West offered invocation. Tracy Sullivan, Town Clerk called the roll.
Commissioner William Sharpe, Commissioner Cheryl Oâ€™Neal, Commissioner Lewis and Commissioner Pride. Town Administrator, Sonya Meeks was also present.
APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES
Motion was made by Commissioner Oâ€™Neal to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on August 7, 2007. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Lewis.
The Motion carried.
APPROVAL TO PAY THE BILLS
Motion was made by Commissioner Pride to approve to pay the bills. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Oâ€™Neal. The Motion carried.
Tracy Sullivan, Town Clerk read the Bank Balances.
CITIZENS PETITIONS AND COMPLAINTS
David West â€“ Mr. West asked the Town Board to consider passing an ordinance to limit the age of children allowed to trick or treat in Town. Mr. West also presented a painting to the Town of Sharpsburg on behalf of the Sharpsburg Church of God.
Mayor Pro Tem, Michael Jones reassured Mr. West that the Police Department would make every effort to keep order in the Town. He also asked the citizens to report any suspicious activity to the Police Department.
Town Administrator, Sonya Meeks informed Mr. West that the Town has started researching possible solutions to this problem.
Mervin Gibson â€“ Mr. Gibson requested an update on the Well Project.
Town Administrator, Sonya Meeks provided Mr. Gibson with a detailed hand out. (attached)
Mr. Gibson asked the Board, why they were purchasing paving equipment.
Clifton Wallace explained that the equipment was much needed to repair
numerous streets throughout Town.
Motion was made by Commissioner Sharpe to approve the Town Seal using the seal in Image B but replacing the following icons: Use tobacco leaf from Image C and the brick and trowel from Image D. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Pride. The Motion carried.
Motion was made by Commissioner Pride to approve the Resolution to Request Appointments to the Town of Sharpsburg Planning Board for Three Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Seats from Edgecombe, Nash and Wilson County. Commissioner Oâ€™Neal seconded the motion. The Motion carried.
Motion was made by Commissioner Oâ€™Neal to approve the purchase of a Hudson Backhoe Trailer in the amount of $5,500.00 for the Electric Department. The Motion was seconded by Commissioner Pride. The Motion carried.
Motion was made by Commissioner Lewis to table the potential purchase of street paving equipment for the Street and Sanitation Department. The Motion was seconded by Commissioner Pride. The Motion Carried.
Commissioner Oâ€™Neal congratulated employees Frank Clark and Earnest Armstrong on obtaining their Commercial Drivers License. She also reported on schools that the staff has attended or would be attending.
Clifton Wallace, Utility Director read the Electric report. (Attached)
Robert Smith read the Water and Sewer report. (Attached)
Commissioner Lewis read the Streets and Sanitation report. (Attached)
Commissioner Pride reports that on the upside the drought has helped the Town with the infiltration problem. Commissioner Pride thanked the employees and Clifton Wallace for all the hard work.
Sergeant Frank Griffin read the Police Department report. (Attached)
Commissioner Jones thanked the employees for being courteous to others and the hard work. He thanked the citizens for coming out to vote on October 9th and congratulated the newly elected members of the Board. He also thanked the Fire Department for their quick response times.
Robert Smith read the Park and Recreation report.
Sonya Meeks, Town Administrator, read administrative monthly report. (Attached)
Mayor Pro Tem announced that the Town Board will hold the Agenda Meeting at 6:30PM and Regular Meeting at 7:30PM on November 6, 2007.
Motion was made by Commissioner Sharpe to adjourn and the motion was seconded by Commissioner Oâ€™Neal. The Motion carried.