24 Jul July 24th, 2017 Minutes
THE FOUR HUNDRED AND SIXTIETH SESSION OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMAN
VILLAGE OF ALAMANCE
July 24, 2017
Present: Mayor Tichy, Alderman Tichy, Alderman Isley, Mayor Pro Tem Sharpe, Alderman Jones, Mark Reich, Attorney Koonts and Clerk York
Mr. Reich led the invocation
Alderman Tichy moved to approve the June 26, 2017 meeting minutes and Alderman Isley seconded. The motion passed 4-0.
Alderman Tichy would like a little more time to work on setting up a website for The Village before its sent out for bids.
Mark Reich: Report on Street Maintenance
Mr. Reich spoke with Neil Boone, who is a local contractor, and he estimated the cost of taking up the existing sidewalk and replacing it with a new 5-foot-wide sidewalk to be approximately $40.00 per linear foot. That translates to 750 linear feet for a $30,000 contract which is the threshold for a municipality to hire a sub-contractor instead of a General Contractor. If the replacement started at the low end of town it would come up to approximately the Lutheran Church. There is a difference in the grading of sidewalks and driveways now than when the DOT. originally put them in, which will need to be considered when repairing.
Mr. Reich has scheduled a meeting with Chuck Edwards, who is the district engineer at the NCDOT. to see if there might be any funding for the project.
Due to Mr. Reich being out of the office over the last couple weeks he has not been able to finalize the quantities for the contract of the street repairs. He will come up with a finalized cost estimate for the Board to review and decide on.
Mr. Allred reported that the Birch station is running well. The Pond station is still having trouble with the mixer, but Tim Eaton of Carolina Pumpworks is continuing to work to resolve the issues. The NC 62 station is working well. The Distribution system and bacterial testing were done in June and there will be THM testing the first of August.
Food Trucks and Restaurants as a Special Use
Clerk York stated that he had looked at other cities food truck ordinances and pulled Burlington’s for the Board to look at as a guide. Clerk York adapted it for The Village and to reflect the districts it would affect. Attorney Koonts has not been able to look at it yet. The most important things for the Board to decide will be the hours they can operate and the distance from any residential, school or religious areas. Clerk York stated that there were three districts that food trucks could set up, the mixed-use, residential/agriculture or the industrial district near CT Nassau. The Board can opt to put exceptions in for one day set up or private events. Traffic issues may need to be addressed for long term use in an area.
Ordinance regarding Parking in the Front Yard
Attorney Koonts has been unable to review this. Tabled until next month.
Trash and Recycle
Clerk York stated he still has not received the contract from Waste Industries to sign. Tabled until next month.
Snow Removal 2017
Alderman Tichy made a motion to accept the snow removal contract, subject to Attorney Koonts review, seconded by Alderman Jones. Motion carries 4-0.
Clerk York reviewed the financial report with the board. There were no questions.
Mayor Tichy informed the Board that Alderman Andrews and Mayor Pro Tem Sharpe had refiled for their seat on the Board, Alderman Jones had not refiled but Mike Baldwin had filed for his seat. Mayor Tichy asked the Board to think of a recommendation for the Planning Board.
Mayor Pro Tem Sharpe asked about the progress of clean up on the Senecal property and Mark Haney’s property. Clerk York informed her that progress was being made but he would call them to see about continuing the clean-up.
Alderman Tichy asked about pool drainage onto other properties. Clerk York stated that he had spoken with Josh Johnson from Alley Williams, and was told that if a pool had been de- chlorinated or allowed to sit for at least 7 days with no chemicals, it was not illegal to drain it. A pool that still has chlorine in it cannot be drained anywhere by law. If the clean discharge is running onto someone else’s property, it becomes an issue between the homeowners.
A new street sign is needed for Alamance Loop Rd. There was a question regarding whether the NCDOT. might be responsible for removing the kudzo on Pond Rd. Clerk York will be checking into these matters.
Alderman Tichy motioned to adjourn seconded by Alderman Isley. The motion passed unanimously.