December 20, 2021 Minutes




December 20, 2021 – 7:00 PM


Present: Mayor Tichy, Mayor Pro Tem Sharpe, Alderman Tichy, Alderman Crouse, Alderman Andrews, Alderman Baldwin, Alderman Cheap, Alderman Hunt, and Clerk York.




Invocation and Call to Order given by Mr. Reich


A motion was made to approve the November 22, 2021 meeting minutes by Alderman Tichy, seconded by Alderman Baldwin. Motion carries 6-0


An amendment was made to the August 23, 2021 meeting minutes. A complaint was made regarding a statement that should have been quoted directly. The minutes have been updated to reflect the direct quote. A motion was made to accept the amended minutes by Alderman Tichy, seconded by Alderman Crouse. Motion carries 6-0


Clerk York recognized the outgoing board members. Alderman Baldwin was presented with a plaque for his 4 years of service as a board member and financial officer. Naydine Sharpe was presented with a plaque in recognition and thanks for her 42 years of service. Representative Dennis Riddell presented Naydine Sharpe with a flag that was flown over the State Capitol in her honor. He thanked her for her decades of service and dedication to the village of Alamance. Ms. Sharpe helped to get the Village incorporated then served as the first town clerk and eventually served as Mayor Pro Tem on the board. He also presented her with a certificate to go with the flag.


Clerk York swore in Mayor Donald Tichy, Alderman Gayle Andrews, Alderman Dale Hunt, and Alderman Philip Cheap.


Alderman Andrews made an amendment to the agenda to include a new resolution. The resolution was given to the board members and read by Alderman Andrews. The resolution stated whereas Ms. Naydine Sharpe had served the Village for 42 years in different capacities it is therefore recommended the town hall be renamed the Naydine Sharpe Municipal Building.

Alderman Isley seconded the motion. The motion carries 6-0


Mayor Tichy showed the audience a mockup of the new stone plaque to go on the outside of the building and Clerk York stated it would be ready to install by the spring.


Mayor Tichy nominated Alderman Tim Isley as the new Mayor Pro Tem, seconded by Alderman Andrews. Motion carries 6-0


Alderman Tichy nominated Alderman Andrews as the new Finance Officer, seconded by Alderman Isley. Motion carries 6-0








Engineer Report


Mr. Reich stated that an approval would be recommended for the final plat of phase 5C-1 in Heritage Glen with a couple of contingencies. The first is that a bond be posted, the second is that they locate or install two sewer cleanouts, and that all existing outfall services are still workable.


ORC Report


Mr. Allred stated the collection systems were in good working order. The distribution testing, Bac-T and THM, came out good. The valves were exercised in December. Burlington switched to free chlorine until April when they switch it back. The main meters for the village have been switched out by Burlington.




Final Plat Heritage Glen 5C-1


A motion was made by Alderman Crouse to approve the final plat for Heritage Glen phase 5C-1 with the contingencies of a bond being posted and locating or installing 2 sewer cleanouts, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Isley. Motion carries 6-0


Authorization of Signers for the Bank Accounts


Clerk York stated that two of the outgoing board members were check signers that needed to be replaced. The new signers will be Alderman Andrews since she will be the Finance Officer and Alderman Isley since he will be the Mayor Pro Tem. This will need to be approved by the board.

A motion was made by Alderman Tichy to approve the resolution for new depository signers, seconded by Alderman Crouse. Motion carries 6-0



Approval of Board Meeting Dates for 2022


A motion was made by Alderman Hunt to accept the new 2022 board meeting dates as written, seconded by Alderman Crouse. Motion carries 6-0






Planning Board Vacancy


There is a planning board vacancy due to Phil Cheap moving onto the Board of Alderman. Letters of interest should be given to Clerk York and a decision should be made by February or March to fill the seat.



Zoning Ordinance Committee


Clerk York stated the next meeting should be in January. Another board member is needed to sit on this committee to replace Ms. Sharpe. The committee meets every other Tuesday. Alderman Cheap volunteered to sit on the committee.



Finance Report/Budget Amendment


Clerk York stated there were no budget amendments.




Mayor Tichy told Elizabeth Powell she was welcome to come to pick up the luminaries from his train factory during regular business hours if she was interested in displaying them. Ms. Powell thanked him.





Alderman Tichy stated some of the streetlights in Heritage Glen and another light on Rob Shepard Drive were out. Clerk York stated he would have them replaced.


Sherry Ford suggested the board consider people for the planning board who had previously applied but were not selected.


Mayor Tichy thanked Clerk York and Ms. Folwell for their work this year.


Clerk York introduced Chris Howell, who is the yard waste and bulk pick up person. Clerk York thanked him for the excellent work he does.



Motion to adjourn by Alderman Hunt, seconded by Alderman Isley. Motion carries 6-0

                                                                      Don Tichy, Mayor



___________________________________Ben York, Village Clerk