26 Aug August 26, 2019 Minutes
THE FOUR HUNDRED AND NINETY-EIGHTH SESSION OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMAN
VILLAGE OF ALAMANCE
August 26, 2019 – 7:00 PM
Present: Mayor Tichy, Mayor Pro Tem Sharpe, Alderman Andrews, Alderman Tichy, Alderman Isley, Alderman Baldwin, and Clerk York.
Absent: Alderman Crouse
Mark Reich gave the invocation.
A motion was made to approve the July 22, 2019 minutes by Alderman Tichy, seconded by Alderman Baldwin. Motion carries 5-0
Clerk York stated that QS1 and the website are ready but Elavon is having trouble processing payments through the site. They are continuing to work on solving this issue.
Mr. Reich stated that he has tried contacting Neil Boone for the start date on the sidewalk project but has not received a response yet.
Chuck Edwards has not responded about the paving of NC 62. Mr. Reich suggested starting the bidding process for the paving of Heritage Ln. for this coming Spring. Mayor Tichy stated he could proceed with that.
Mayor Tichy asked about the final plans for Heritage Glen. Mr. Reich stated he had not seen them. The developer has been busy with projects in Gibsonville.
Clerk York stated there were no updates.
Mr. Allred reported that the Birch station auto dialer had to be replaced. He was able to use the old one from the Cabin Rd station, saving about $500.00
Pond station and NC 62 station were both working well. Letters have been sent to area residents addressing the rag problem.
The State collections inspection went great.
The distribution lead and copper sampling showed little or no amounts in the water.
The THM sampling came out well.
The state inspection for water went well, but they would like a more diverse sampling of water. Mr. Allred stated that everyone was encouraged to bring samples to the office for testing.
Rezoning of Property in the ETJ 4806 S NC 62; Set a Public Hearing Date
Motion made by Alderman Tichy to set a public hearing date for September 23, 2019 for the rezoning of property in the ETJ 4806 S NC 62, seconded by Alderman Andrews. Motion carries 5-0
Clerk York stated this public hearing date would be for annexation and rezoning. Attorney Koontz stated there would need to be 2 separate motions made at that hearing.
Mayor Tichy stated that the rezoning is so that the lots can be made smaller, 15,000 sq ft, instead of 20,000. Alderman Isley asked what size the homes they were planning to build. Paul Holst, of diamondback development, stated the homes are generally 2500 to 3400 sq ft. Mr. Holst stated it is similar to a development off Grand Oakes Blvd. that they are constructing called Huffman Point. It will be a very comparable development.
Alderman Isley stated that this new development may cause traffic concerns, if the entrance is lined up with Heritage Glen. Mayor Tichy stated that it could make it more feasible to put in a traffic light, if needed, in the future. There should also be an entrance to the new subdivision from Kimesville Rd. to help with traffic flow.
Alderman Isley asked if there would be covenants with this new subdivision and Mr. Holst stated there would be. Mr. Holst stated he could not remember if there was a square footage threshold in the covenants, but he thinks there are single- and two-story thresholds.
Variance Request Property Adjacent to 2948 Elder Ln; Set a Public Hearing Date
A buyer is requesting to combine three small lots to build a home on Elder Lane. Clerk York stated that the Board of Alderman plus James Coble will hear the request for variance and decide. Clerk York stated that he did not think that neighboring home owners had to be notified by mail about the request, but he will look at the ordinance again to verify that.
Clerk York stated, to be more accurate, the request for variance is for the 3 lots adjacent to 2948 Elder Ln. It is one owner for all properties.
Motion made by Alderman Andrews to set a public hearing on September 23, 2019 for variance request for property adjacent to 2948 Elder ln. seconded by Alderman Tichy. Motion carries 5-0
Finance Report/Budget Amendment
Clerk York stated the total cash funds for The Village was at $2.7 million. The cash fund is built back up to the place it was before the syphon project.
Clerk York stated there is a budget amendment for the work done in the creek areas of HWY 62, totaling $48,370.00
Clerk York is taking money from the fund balance to cover the amendment.
Motion made by Mayor Pro Tem Sharpe to amend the fund balance as presented, seconded by Alderman Tichy. Motion carries 5-0
Mayor Pro Tem Sharpe stated that she and Clerk York attended the COG meeting in Kernersville earlier in the month. The October COG meeting will be held at the NC Zoo on the 16th and all Board members are invited to attend.
Debra Matta of 3969 S NC 62 stated that the traffic in the Village is terrible already and she has concerns about adding another subdivision. She requested that the Board keep this in mind when considering the new project.
Mayor Tichy stated that the bypass project is not on the DOT agenda for the next 15 years, but if traffic were to become too congested, the Village has the right to push the time frame up by contributing money to the projected bypass.
William Weaver of 4139 S NC 62 has an interest in restoring some of the old historical buildings in the Village. He does not want to see any new commercial buildings put on these sites.
Alderman Andrews asked Mr. Weaver if he was already planning on doing any restorations to the old buildings. Mr. Weaver stated that he and his daughter were already cleaning out the inside of one of the buildings. He would like some type of concrete barrier in front of the building due to it being hit twice by vehicles. He is open to suggestions or comments from the Board.
Mr. Reich stated that a guard rail would be the most likely solution in front of the building.
Mr. Weaver stated he hopes to remodel and open the space back up for possible retail or upholstery shops.
Motion made to adjourn made by Alderman Baldwin, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Sharpe. Motion passed 5-0