Mayor Shiela Williams called the meeting to order and Commissioner Weaver offered invocation. Tracy Sullivan, Town Clerk called the roll.
Commissioner Humphrey, Commissioner Gibson, Commissioner Jenkins, Commissioner Hamm, and Commissioner Weaver. Town Administrator, Robert Masters and Town Attorney, David Orcutt were also present.
APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES
Commissioner Humphrey made the motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on November 4, 2008 and November 18, 2008. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Weaver. The motion carried.
Tracy Sullivan, Town Clerk reported the Bank Balances.
CITIZENS PETITIONS AND COMPLAINTS
Moses Hayes – Mr. Hayes voiced his concern about the electric rate increase.
Joseph Strachan – Mr. Strachan complained that the ditch located on his property on Queen Street had not been cleaned out by the Town in several years. He stated that someone from the Town told his mother that the Town would clean the ditch if they gave permission to dig the ditch on their property.
Mr. Masters asked Mr. Strachan to leave his information so that he may contact him in reference to the ditch on his property.
Michelle Clemmons with The East Group presented the Preliminary Engineering Report to the Board.
a. Commissioner Gibson made the motion to adopt the Resolution accepting the Preliminary Engineering Report. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Humphrey. The motion carried.
b. Commissioner Jenkins made the motion to table the Planning Board’s recommendation to remove Don Davis’ parcel of land from Sharpsburg’s ETJ until December 16, 2008. Commissioner Humphrey seconded the motion. The motion carried.
c. Commissioner Humphrey made the motion to approve an electric rate increase of 16% effective for the billing on January 1, 2009. Commissioner Hamm seconded the motion. Commissioners Hamm, Humphrey and Gibson voted to approve and Commissioners Weaver and Jenkins voted against.
d. Commissioner Hamm asked the Board to donate money for the purchase of a bicycle for a child from the community for Christmas.
e. Commissioner Humphrey made the motion to sell both street sweepers. Commissioner Jenkins seconded the motion. The motion carried.
f. Commissioner Jenkins made the motion to reduce the Parks and Recreation department’s budget from $8,000 in Summer Activities to $0.00 and $8,000 in Beasley Park Improvements to $0.00. Commissioner Weaver seconded the motion. The motion carried.
g. Robert Masters asked the Board to consider granting the Town Employees 3 days (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) off for the Christmas Holiday. The Board did not approve the consideration.
No department reports due to the time.
Mayor Williams announced the upcoming meeting dates:
Regular Meeting on December 16, 2008 at 6:30PM
Commissioner Jenkins made the motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Weaver seconded the motion. The motion carried.