April 22, 2024 Meeting Minutes

The five hundred and fiftieth session of the board of Alderman Village of Alamance

April 22, 2024

7:00 p.m.

 

Present: Mayor Tichy, Mayor Pro Tem Isley, Alderman Crouse, Alderman Andrews, Alderman Cheap, Alderman Hunt

Absent: Alderman Tichy

Invocation and call to order given by March Reich

Alderman Cheap made a Motion to approve Alderman Tichy and Clerk Folwell participating in the meeting via Zoom, seconded by Alderman Crouse. Motion carries 5-0.

Alderman Crouse made a motion to approve the agenda, seconded by Alderman Andrews. Motion carries 5-0.

Alderman Cheap wanted a correction to the March 25, 2024 meeting minutes to reflect that end-line blowoffs are to be done as needed.

Mayor Pro Tem Isley made a motion to approve the minutes with that correction, seconded by Alderman Crouse. Motion carries 5-0.

Public Comment

Tim Webb with Meriden Waste addressed the board and expressed a strong interest in working with The Village on waste removal. He said he is available to talk with anyone who has questions.

Marshall Evans of 4337 NC HWY 62 South asked the Board to clarify the nuisance ordinance timelines. Mr. Farmerie said it was a 10-day period between the notice of violation and when fines would start, or the nuisance was abated.

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

Engineer Report

The Cardinal Lane project is close to being reimbursed; Mr. Farmerie has provided the banking information NCDWI needed to make the transfer.  There are no updates on The Alamance Baptist Loop right of Way. Mr. Reich presented a 3-year fiscal budget for road paving, as follows;

  1. Street Repair Multi-Year Plan

 

Potential Paving/Street Repair for FY 24-25 and 25-26 and 26-27

  • Estimated Budget for Street Work FY 24-25 is $140,000.
  • Mill and pave Cornerstone Dr. from Heritage Lane to phase line.
  • Mill and pave Liberty Drive from Heritage Ln phase line between Cornerstone Dr. and Serenity Dr.
  • Mill, patch and pave Cardinal Ln. from NC 62 to dead end Looking at widening (3-ft +/-) portion of roadway east of existing concrete driveway (on

left side of road and accessing brick building), additional cost is estimated to be $4,000.

  • Mill and pave Kendele Ct. from Freedom Dr. to cul-de-sac.
  • Crack seal Liberty Dr. from end of mill and pave to cul-de-sac.
  • Crack Seal Serenity Dr. from Liberty Dr. to phase line for 5C-1.
  • FY 25-26: Mill and pave Cornerstone Dr. from Phase line to Liberty Dr.
  • FY 25-26: Mill and pave Moreland Ct. from Cornerstone Dr. to cul-de-sac.
  • FY 25-26: Mill and pave Councilman Dr. from NC 62 to dead end.
  • FY 25-26: Crack Seal Alamance Baptist Church Loop from NC 62 to NC 62.
  • FY 26-27: Crack seal or pave Elder Lane from NC 62 to dead end.
  • FY 26-27: Crack seal or pave Cabin Road from NC 62 to dead end.
  • FY 26-27: Crack seal or pave Quad Ct. from Heritage Ln to cul-de-sac.

Mr. Reich told the board that the drainage issue on Cardinal Lane will need some investigation to find the cause of the problem, he would like to consult Jerry Warren to video some of the lines and see how they look. He will be better able to assess the issues after some investigation and will report back to the board next month.

Alderman Cheap said he felt the paving in Heritage Glen was out of proportion to the whole Village. Mayor Tichy said most of the money will be spent on Cardinal Lane. Mr. Reich stated that there are roads in the Village that belong to the State, and it is DOT’s responsibility to pave them. The roads in Heritage Glen are the responsibility of the Village to maintain, as well as some of the side roads throughout the Village. He also explained that crack sealing can extend the life of a road for several years if there are no other issues.

A motion was made by Alderman Cheap to have the lines on Cardinal Lane videoed before approving the multi-year paving plan, seconded by Alderman Hunt. Motion carries 5-0.

  1. Site Plan – Oak Grove Slave Cemetery

Mr. Reich stated he had estimated the cost to be $40,000 to improve the slave cemetery, including creating a small parking lot, grading, concrete sidewalk, and gravel access to the cemetery. There could be an additional cost for paving if it is not included in the contract. There was some discussion among the Board about owning the cemetery and being responsible for maintenance, as well as the cost of the project. Mr. Farmerie explained that most of this project could be covered by a grant but if the Village did take ownership there would be maintenance of the property at a cost to the Village. The Board directed Mr. Farmerie to continue looking for grant funding for just a memorial sign and did not want to assume ownership over the land.

 

ORC Report

Mr. Allred said he got the mixer in at Birch station. The pond and 62 pump stations are working well. Burlington changed back to chloramines on the 18th. He said he flushed 6 hydrants and 3 blowoffs. Some blowoffs could not be located because they were covered up. He suggested having Jerry Warren come out to clean these areas if the Board would like to continue this type of flushing.

New Business

 

Civil Penalties Update for 4129 S NC HWY 62

Eric Clem, a State Code Enforcement officer, said that the civil penalties were issued on April 9th of $100 per day. The current total is $1400.00

Mayor Pro Tem Isley asked if the building was safe for use as a business, as was the stated intention of the owner. Mr. Clem said that would be between the owner and the county building inspector. Mr. Clem said it appears that 30 to 40 percent of the work that needs to be done is complete at this time. Ms. Weaver, the property owner, said that she believes that all the work that was required to be done is completed. She said that the windows will be installed when the handyman gets back to the job. Mayor Tichy noted the trash pile near the road and the abandoned car that needed to be dealt with. Ms. Weaver said she was in the process of getting things cleaned and removed. The board did not wave fines but will wait until the next inspection to see if everything complies.

Contract for Park Site Plan & Community Survey

Mr. Farmerie allowed the board to look over a contract he had received from PTRC for creating a park in the Village. This was just for information purposes; no decision was needed.

OTHER BUSINESS

Alderman Crouse made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Hunt. Motion carries 5-0.

 

Mayor Tichy____________________________________

 

Misty Folwell, Clerk_________________________