22 Oct October 22nd, 2018 Minutes
THE FOUR HUNDRED AND EIGHTY EIGHTH SESSION OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMAN
VILLAGE OF ALAMANCE
October 22, 2018 – 7:00 PM
Present: Mayor Tichy, Mayor Pro Tem Sharpe, Alderman Andrews, Alderman Crouse, Alderman Tichy, Alderman Isley, Alderman Baldwin, and Clerk York.
Alderman Crouse gave the invocation.
Alderman Tichy made a motion to approve the September 24, 2018 minutes amended to reflect that Alderman Crouse was present, seconded by Alderman Baldwin. Motion carries 6-0
Village Website RFP
Clerk York stated that the progress on the website was going well. There are some Alderman bio’s and photos needed to add to the site, along with agendas.
Mr. Reich stated that he had met with Mrs. Ford earlier in the month but has not been able to finalize an agreement on the retaining wall. Mr. Reich needs to get some information to Attorney Koonts to review.
Mr. Reich is waiting on a quote from Incidence Electric on a lighted speed limit sign. It will probably run in the $7500.00 range.
Mr. Reich received a verbal estimate from Neil Boone to replace the frame and grates as well as 6 feet of the curb and gutter at $1200.00 each. Mr. Reich said he would take other estimates unless the Board would like to proceed with Mr. Boones estimate. The Board agreed to let Mr. Boone do the work.
3002 St. George court has a potential sink hole forming. Mr. Jerry Warren went out to inspect the situation. He will need to run a camera inside the pipe to find any problems or leak. If there is an issue, KRG will be the company to fix it.
The turnaround at the end of Rob Shepard has been paved, the seeding and mulching will be next. Mr. Reich is still waiting to receive the sewer video from Kristen Faust.
Clerk York stated there are no new updates at this time.
Mr. Allred stated that the Birch station was running well. The Pond station had some damage to the fence around it, but none to the station. The Pond station mixer is completely locked up and will need to be replaced. Mr. Allred has ordered a new mixer and new steel cables to put the wet well. There are some trees around the Pond Station that will need to be removed to prevent future damage.
The NC 62 mixer was pulled out to clean rags out of it. It will be put back in as soon as the steel cables arrive. The distribution system ran well through the Hurricanes.
There was a sewer blockage on Kendele Court, due to Spectrum running a cable line through the sewer connection. The homeowner’s sewer was backing up inside the house. The Village side of the line was full of mud. Mr. Warren cleaned out and repaired the line. The Village will seek reimbursement for the cost of the repairs, which was about $800.00 from Spectrum.
Alderman Isley and Alderman Andrews stated they had experienced having some murky water over the weekend. Mr. Allred stated that some of the lines may need to be flushed.
Finance Report/Budget Amendment
Clerk York stated there was one adjustment for utilities for the town hall. The adjustment went back to 2015. Clerk York stated that while the line item was over by $6700.00 the actual department was not over. He will put the money into the utilities account from the capital expenditures account to bring the line item back to the correct balance.
A motion was made by Alderman Crouse to accept the budget amendment as stated, seconded by Alderman Tichy. Motion passed 6-0
Clerk York stated that Alamance County was working on submitting their information to FEMA after collecting data from the different municipalities. There is a certain threshold that must be met to qualify for FEMA assistance.
Clerk York stated he is working on finding someone to come through and collect all the debris and downed trees.
Elizabeth Powell asked about placing a new sign at the gas station. Clerk York stated it could not be a flashing sign that obstructed any view.
Jeremy Vestal let the board know he was upset that after the storm the trees that were downed were not cut fast enough. He felt that it could have hindered emergency services, if needed. Sherry Ford asked if the grass strip between the curb and the sidewalk could remain when the new sidewalks were put in. Mr. Reich stated that it could probably be done, it would be up to the Village. The Board would rather be ADA compliant with the new sidewalks, by making them 5 feet wide instead of four to keep the strip.
Ms. Ford asked if the concreate could be colored so it would not look so new in the historic district. Mr. Reich will have to check on pricing for that.
Motion made to adjourn made by Alderman Tichy, seconded by Alderman Andrews. Motion passed 6-0