20 Oct July 26, 2021 Minutes
THE FIVE HUNDRED AND EIGHTTEENTH SESSION OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMAN
VILLAGE OF ALAMANCE
July 26, 2021 – 7:00 PM
Present: Mayor Tichy, Mayor Pro Tem Sharpe, Alderman Tichy, Alderman Isley, Alderman Crouse, and Clerk York.
Absent: Alderman Andrews, Alderman Baldwin
Invocation and Call to Order given by Alderman Crouse
A motion was made to approve the June 28, 2021 meeting minutes by Alderman Tichy, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Sharpe. Motion carries 4-0
Mr. King, who is standing in for Mr. Reich, gave the engineer report. Bids were taken for a paving project in Heritage Glen for Freedom Dr, Century Ct, English Ct. with bids from $130,000 up to $167,000. There were alternate bids provided for Midland Ct, Amesbury Dr., and Cornerstone Dr. Those bids range from $55,000 to $75,000. The prices continue to rise on liquid asphalt and are bid separately in accordance with that fluctuation. Mr. King stated that Mr. Reich recommended to accept the base bid and the contract extension provided therein and wait for the prices to come down. Mr. King stated the lowest to highest bids were Triangle grading and paving $129,749, Wahl asphalt $136,000, Fred Smith Co $136,400, Thompson Arthur $143,000, Sharpe Brothers $167,000. Out of the five bids two were complete.
A motion was made by Alderman Tichy to approve the base bid of $129,749.00 with triangle grading and paving, seconded by Alderman Crouse. Motion carries 4-0
Mr. Allred stated the mixer on the collection system on Pond Rd was resetting frequently but after cleaning the floats it has been running better. The six month check on manholes and creek crossings looked good.
The distribution system testing was good. The water contamination that Burlington had was an isolated incident and did not affect the quality of the water in the Village. Burlington had to follow State protocol for a possible contamination and the Village had to follow that also, but it was not a system wide problem and was resolved within 36 hours. Alderman Isley asked if our distribution testing was for the same types of bacteria that Burlington tested for. Mr. Allred stated it is and that if he had a high test result, he would also have to follow the same state regulations as Burlington in regards to the extra testing and possible boil water notice.
Zoning Ordinance Committee
Clerk York stated he was waiting for the planning board to decide who they would like to represent them on the zoning ordinance committee.
Finance Report/Budget Amendment
Clerk York stated there was a balance of 3.4 million in total cash and funds. The first distribution of $166,000 from the American Rescue Plan funds has been received. There should be another payment in May or June of next Year for the same amount.
The Village has submitted four water and sewer infrastructure projects to the State. They are waiting to be reviewed. There is six hundred thousand dollars in funds to be distributed by the State for water and sewer improvements. There is no guarantee the Village will receive any of these funds.
Mark Anderson of 2620 Bellmont Alamance Rd. stated that in 2001 he came before the board and was approved to subdivide his property. The copy of the plat was never signed and recorded with the register of deeds. Clerk York suggested the property be resurveyed because he could not sign a 20 year old plat that he has no knowledge of. Mayor Tichy stated Mr. Anderson could check with the surveyor who did the work previously to see if he would be willing to correct his mistake in not filing the plat. Mr. Anderson will contact the company or get an updated plat to be signed.
Al Vanhandle of 2954 Elder Lane stated he would like a speed limit sign of 25 mph placed at the entrance of Elder lane. He stated there are children and elderly people who walk in the street. Mr. Vanhandle stated it would help if cars saw a speed limit sign upon entering the street.
Clerk York will also check into getting a Children at Play sign.
Jeremy Vestal of 4533 Alamance Baptist Church Loop asked if speed tables could be placed in the historic district. Alderman Tichy stated that NC 62 is a state governed road, and it is up to the state how to handle traffic or road repair issues. Mr. Vestal stated the repairs on NC 62 were terrible and he would like the Village to use covid relief money to repair the road and pave it. Clerk York stated it was on the State agenda to be repaired and repaved. Mayor Tichy stated the Village is continuing to contact NC DOT on getting the repairs moved up. Clerk York stated there is a chance of getting the worst of the road, in the historic district, repaired quicker than expected.
Michelle Fox of 4534 Alamance Baptist Church Loop Rd stated when the repairs were made to the water main break a few months ago they did not rebuild up to the road and she would like it repaired correctly before more issues arise. Clerk York stated he would contact Jerry Warren to repair it. Ms. Fox also stated that there is a rat issue due to the amount of clutter on the property next door, she would like to know if there is any solution for cleanup. Clerk York stated several attempts have been made over the years to ask Mr. Haney to clean his property without much success. Clerk York stated he will look further into the issue to see if there are any other solutions.
Motion made to adjourn Alderman Tichy, seconded by Alderman Isley. Motion carried 4-0
Don Tichy, Mayor
___________________________________Ben York, Village Clerk