City Council Meeting, Jan. 16, 2018
Resolution congratulating Hibriten High School Football Team
Mayor Joe Gibbons presented a resolution and a street sign to the Hibriten Panther Football Team honoring their victory in the 2017 2AA State Championship. The street sign was made by the City Public Works Department and will be placed at the city limits on major roads coming into Lenoir.
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RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING HIBRITEN HIGH SCHOOL 2017 FOOTBALL TEAM AS THE NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION’S (NCHSAA) 2AA STATE CHAMPIONS
WHEREAS, Hibriten High School won the 2017 North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s (NCHSAA) 2AA State Championship by defeating East Duplin High School in the title game at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill by a score of 16-14; and
WHEREAS, the Hibriten Panthers finished the 2017 season with a perfect record of 16-0 making this the first undefeated season in school history and also the first 11-man football state championship team in Caldwell County history; and
WHEREAS, the Hibriten Panther’s outstanding athletic excellence resulted in their capturing the 2017 Western Regional Championship, Northwestern Foothills Conference Championship, and the Caldwell County Championship; and
WHEREAS, Head Coach Clay Lewis and the entire coaching staff along with the talented Hibriten Panthers have set an outstanding example as leaders in the community and brought much pride to the City of Lenoir and Caldwell County by their exceptional performance on the football field.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Joseph L. Gibbons, Mayor of the City of Lenoir, North Carolina, and on behalf of the Lenoir City Council and all the citizens, do hereby give special honor and commendation to the 2017 Hibriten High School Panthers Football Team for their tremendous talent, skill, hard work, and unity which resulted in their winning the North Carolina Athletic Association’s 2AA State Championship.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the City of Lenoir to be affixed this 16th day of January 2018.
Joseph L. Gibbons, Mayor
Resolution honoring Jimmy Farr, Jr.
Mayor Gibbons, right, presented a resolution to Jimmy Farr, Jr. Farr retired from the Lenoir Fire Department Jan. 1, 2018 ending 29 years of exemplary service to the citizens of Lenoir and Caldwell County.
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RESOULTION HONORING JAMES TERRY (JIMMY) FARR, JR.
WHEREAS, James Terry (Jimmy) Farr, Jr. began his career as a Firefighter with the Lenoir Fire Department on March 25, 1989 and was promoted to 2nd , Lieutenant on December 28, 2000 and Lieutenant on October 4, 2001 and Captain on June 5, 2006 and Battalion Chief on June 9, 2013; and
WHEREAS, Jimmy Farr, has announced his retirement effective January 1, 2018 ending 29 years of exemplary service to the citizens of Lenoir and Caldwell County; and
WHEREAS, during his tenure of dedicated service, Jimmy Farr has served with great competence and always contributed positively to the professional development of those around him; and
WHEREAS, during all of his endeavors both in and outside the Fire Department Jimmy Farr has brought honor and respect to himself and the City of Lenoir by his actions and his fair treatment of all persons;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Joseph L. Gibbons, Mayor, and on behalf of the Lenoir City Council and all the citizens do hereby wish the very best for Jimmy in his retirement and commend him for the example he has set as a dedicated public servant; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we extend our sincere appreciation and deep gratitude for his faithful and outstanding service which has contributed to the betterment of our City.
Witness my hand and seal this the 2nd day of January, 2018.
Joseph L. Gibbons, Mayor
Chief Briscoe and Deputy Chief Hair present gifts to Farr
Chief Ken Broscoe presented a gold watch with the Fire Department Patch on the face to Farr and thanked him for the many years of excellent service. Chief Ken Hair presented a shadow box to Farr that included his fire helmet shield, department coins, his badge, and ribbons.
Chief Briscoe, right, presents a gold watch to Farr.
Deputy Chief Ken Hair, right, presents a shadow bow to Farr.
CITY OF LENOIR
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
905 WEST AVENUE
TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018
I. CALL TO ORDER
- Moment of Silence & Pledge of Allegiance
- Special Recognition; Hibriten High School Football Team: Mayor Gibbons will recognize the Hibriten High School Football Team upon their winning the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s (NCHSAA) 2AA Championship.
- Special Recognition; Jimmy Farr: Mayor Gibbons will recognize Battalion Chief Jimmy Farr upon his retirement from the Lenoir Fire Department following twenty-nine years of dedicated service to the City of Lenoir and its citizens.
II. MATTERS SCHEDULED FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS
III. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS
- Minutes: Approval of the minutes of the City Council Meeting of Tuesday, December 5, 2017 as submitted.
- FY2017-2018 Annual Audit Contract; City of Lenoir: Approval of the FY2017-2018 Annual Audit Contract for the City of Lenoir in the amount of $30,105 as submitted by S. Eric Bowman, P.A.
- Final Offer to Purchase Real Property; 518 Hill Street: Final Offer to Purchase Real Property by resolution in the amount of $5,000.00, following the submission of all upset bids, and as submitted by the Pride of Caldwell County Lodge #713 to purchase the City owned property located at 518 Hill Street, NCPIN #274-958-5205 (West End Community Center). Note: The legal notice was published in the News-Topic on Friday, December 8 and the City did not receive any upset bids. The Pride of Caldwell County Lodge #713 has requested a 60-day period for due diligence.
- Amendment No. 1, Engineering Service Agreement: Approval of Amendment No. 1 to the Engineering Service Agreement between the City of Lenoir and McGill Associates dated April 10, 2017 for the Water Treatment Plant Improvements construction administration and post construction phase in accordance with the attached proposal.
IV. REQUESTS AND PETITIONS OF CITIZENS
V. REPORTS OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
VI. REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER
A. Items of Information
- The Planning Board will meet on Monday, January 22 at 5:30 p.m.
- The Committee of the Whole will meet on Tuesday, January 23 at 8:30 a.m. at City Hall, Third Floor, former Council Chambers.
- The Lenoir Tourism Development Authority will meet on Thursday, January 25 at 3:00 p.m. at City Hall, Third Floor, former Council Chambers.
- The Foothills Regional Airport Authority will meet on Wednesday, January 31 at noon.
- The City Council Planning Retreat will be held on Friday, February 23 from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporatio (BREMCO) corporate office located at 1216 Blowing Rock Boulevard.
B. Items for Council Action
- Construction Bid Award; Water Treatment Plant Improvements Project: City Staff recommends Council award the Water Treatment Plant Improvements Project to Brushy Mountain Builders who submitted the low bid of $8,337,000.00 and is appropriately licensed with the N.C. General Contractor Board and has successfully completed similar projects. Note: Staff further recommends that the City establish a construction contingency of 10% of the construction amount due to the unknowns that could exist within a facility of this type and age and, in addition, to grant the City Manager authority to execute necessary change orders associated with the project (within the established project contingency) and report those change orders at the next council meeting.
- Authorizing Resolution; Lower Creek WWTP Biosolids Handling Facility: City Staff recommends approval of the resolution to authorize the acceptance of state loan/grant assistance in the amount of $6,600,000.00 at an interest rate of 1.53% for a term of 20-years for the design and construction of a new Biosolids Handling Facility at the Lower Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. The estimated closing fee for the loan is $132,000.00.
- Water Sales Agreement; Baton Water Corporation: City Staff recommends approval of the proposed Water Sales Agreement between the Baton Water Corporation, Inc., and the City of Lenoir, to provide up to 500,000 gallons of drinking water per day at the applicable wholesale water rate.
- Order of Abatement; 315 Beall Street: City Staff recommends approval of an Order of Abatement Ordinance for property located at 315 Beall Street, NCPIN#274-46-4713, Parcel ID#06-16-2-3, directing Staff to abate the minimum housing violations by demolishing the structure on the property. Note: This property is No. 6 on the City’s Minimum Housing Priority List.
VII. REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY ATTORNEY
VIII. REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE MAYOR
- Appointment of City Council Committees: Mayor Gibbons will present a list of City Council representatives to be appointed to various Committees. A list of the recommendations is included in the agenda packet.
- Appointments; Fireman’s Relief Fund: Fire Chief Ken Briscoe recommends that Donna Bean, Finance Director and Scott Powell, Battalion Chief, be appointed to serve on the Fireman’s Relief Fund Board.
IX. REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF COUNCILMEMBERS