City of Porterdale

Minutes and Agenda

City Council Regular Meeting

 

Monday July 1st, 2013

 

Presiding over the meeting was Mayor Arline Chapman.  In attendance were Council Members Anita Rainey – Post 1, Linda Finger- Post 2, Tim Savage – Post 3, Mike Harper- Post 4, and Lowell Chambers, Post 5.  Also in attendance were the City Attorney, Tim Chambers, City Clerk, Megan Reid, and the City Manager, Bob Thomson.

 

Agenda Item 1 - Call to order

Mayor Arline Chapman called the meeting to order.

 

Agenda Item 2 – Invocation

The invocation was led by Mayor Chapman.

 

Agenda Item 3 - Pledge of Allegiance 

Mayor Chapman led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Agenda Item 4 – Awards, Recognitions, & Donations

 

None

 

Agenda Item 5- Additional Agenda Items

 

Amend agenda to add 12(a.) Appointment of Zoning Members and to Reverse items 9 and 10.

 

Agenda Item 6 - Approval of the Agenda

Motion 1 - made by Council Member Linda Finger to approve the agenda and seconded by Council Member Tim Savage.

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Agenda Item 7- Approval of minutes-

 

Motion 2 – was made by Council Member Linda Finger to approve the Regular Council Meeting Minutes from June 3rd, 2013 and seconded by Council Member Lowell Chambers.

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion 3- was made by Council Member Linda Finger to approve the Called Meeting Minutes from June 11th, 2013 and seconded by Council Member Mike Harper.

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion 4- was made by Council Member Tim Savage to approve the Called Meeting Minutes from June 27th, 2013 and was seconded by Council Member Lowell Chambers.

 

Motion carried 4-1 and Council Member Linda Finger abstained.

 

 

Agenda Item 8- Main Street Manager Announcement

Mayor Chapman announced Teri Haler as Porterdale’s new Main Street Manager.

 

Agenda Item 9 – Rezoning Request for 55 North Broad Street

 

City Manager Bob Thomson the proposed changes of 55 North Broad Street from Residential to Commercial and the concerns of this change.

 

Agenda Item 10- Public Hearing of Rezoning Request

 

Public Hearing opened by Mayor Chapman.

 

City Clerk Megan Reid announced Dori Stiles of the Historical Preservation Committee who signed up for Public Comment.

 

Dori Stiles spoke on behalf of the Historical Preservation Committee to deny the rezoning request as it would go against the plans for the Historical Preservation of the town.

 

City Clerk Megan Reid verified that there were no more comments on the sign-up sheet.

 

Mayor Chapman closed the Public Hearing.

 

Motion 5- was made by Council Member Mike Harper to deny the request for zoning and was seconded by Council Member Linda Finger.

 

Council Member Lowell Chambers began the discussion regarding the denial by referring to Code Section 39-106 and went through the guidelines of rezoning.

 

 Motion carried unanimously.

 

Agenda Item 11- Resolution to Declare a Festival to Permit Existing Alcoholic License Beverage Holders to Sell Alcohol for Consumption Off Premises in Designated Areas for open Containers

 

Read aloud by City Attorney Tim Chambers.

 

Motion 6- was made by Council Member Mike Harper to approve the resolution with changes and was seconded by Council Member Savage.

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Agenda Item 12- 3rd and Final Reading for Gymnasium Special Event Ordinance

 

Read aloud by City Attorney Tim Chambers.

 

Motion 7- was made by Council Member Tim Savage to approve the Gymnasium Special Event Ordinance and was seconded by Council Member Mike Harper.

 

Discussion opened by Council Member Lowell Chambers regarding the stipulations regarding Distilled Spirits. City Attorney Tim Chambers confirmed that this ordinance pertained to Malt Beverages and Wine only.

 

Motion carried unanimously

 

Agenda Item 12a. - Appointments and Reappointments to the Planning and Zoning Board

 

Motion 8- was made by Council Member Linder Finger to Reappoint Roy Jenkins and Steve Penn until July 9, 2016 and to Appoint Jeff Aider until July 9, 2016 and was seconded by Council Member Mike Harper.

 

 Motion carried unanimously.

 

Agenda Item 13- Member Comments:

 

  • City Clerk Update- Megan Reid- No Comment
  • Fire Chief- Ron Savage- Statistics handout distributed
  • Police Chief- Geoff Jacobs- Absent
  • City Manager- Updated the Mayor and Council on the Gymnasium Construction.
  • Mayor Arline Chapman- Has an upcoming project to add 2 Little Free Libraries, one at the Porterdale Lofts and the other at Rose Hill
  • Post 1- Anita Rainey- was approached by a citizen to see about adding a miniature golf course in the Veterans’ Park. Council agreed they would like to see a plan or some sort of proposal and seemed interested in this idea. Would also defer this to the Public Works Director and the sewer project completion.
  • Post 2- Linda Finger- C.A.R.E will be planting more rosebushes in Rose Hill on Saturday 07/13/2013 at 9am and any volunteers would be greatly appreciated.
  • Post 3- Tim Savage- Thanked everyone for their collection of donations for the 4th of July Celebration. Thanked the office staff for their support. Announced that the wrestling will be held on the 4th of July as well as the 6th.
  • Post 4- Mike Harper- Would like to see the Fire Chief and Police Chief at the Council Meetings. Council Member Lowell Chambers disagreed. At the end of the meeting, he discussed the banning of smoking in the car with children.
  • Post 5- Lowell Chambers- Thanked the Public Works Department for their continuous effort in the beautification of the City by keeping the lawn cut. Asked why the 4th of July banner was down. Public Works Director Robert Witcher explained that a modification needed to be made to add that the date has been changed to Saturday the 6th. Mayor Chapman agreed that the Public Works Department was doing an excellent job and that the City Hall’s door looks fantastic with the hours of operation added.

 

 

 

Agenda Item 14– Public Comments 

 

 

Bertell Brown, Resident of Kevin Court-

Inquired about the intersection of Crowell Road and Hwy 81. City Manager Bob Thomson explained to him that it was out of the City’s hands. He welcomed Mr. Brown to come to City Hall and get the contact information of the DOT and the County’s transportation department for a better timeline.

Xavier McKnight, Resident of Rose St-

Expressed that a miniature golf course added to the Yellow River Park would be a good idea too.

Jamie Hardegree- Resident of Poplar St-

Expressed her concern over the glass beer bottles found after the4th of July last year in the church parking lot. The Mayor advised Ms. Hardegree that there would be signs posted stating “You are Leaving the Designated Event Zone: No Alcohol Beyond this Point: Fines up to $1000.00” and if anyone was caught drinking outside of the zones that they would be prosecuted

Bob Thomson-

Also commented that the tree that was of concern has a treatable fungus and

            treatments will begin shortly.

Wayne Maddox- Resident of Pine St-

Had a concern regarding a cat infestation at 35 Pine St. City Manager Bob Thomson thanked him for the information and promised him that Code Enforcer Willie Milligan would address it.

Agenda Item 13 - Executive Session

            Personnel Matters

            Real Estate Matters

 

Motion 9- was made by Council Member Mike Harper to go into Executive Session for Personnel and Real Estate Matters and was seconded by Council Member Linda Finger.

 

Motion passed unanimously.

 

Motion 10- was made by Council Member Mike Harper to go back into Regular Session and was seconded by Council Member Tim Savage.

 

Agenda Item 16- Adjournment

 

Motion 11 was made by Council Member Linda Finger to adjourn and seconded by Council Member Anita Rainey. 

 

Motion carried unanimously.