Statesville City Council Meeting 02/7/2022

February 7, 2022
City Hall - 227 S. Center Street, Statesville, NC
Special Meeting – 4:30 p.m. –  City Hall Council Chambers
Pre-Agenda Meeting – 6:00 p.m. – City Hall 2 nd Floor Conference Room
Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m. - City Hall Council Chambers

I Call to Order

II Invocation

III Pledge of Allegiance

IV Adoption of the Agenda

V. Code of Ethics pg. 5

VI. Presentations & Recognitions (Only at Council Meeting) pg. 9

    Resolution – Four Chaplains Sunday Resolution – Black History Month

VII. Consent Agenda – All items below are considered to be routine by City Council and will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion on these items unless a Council member so requests, in which event, the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered with the other items listed in the Regular Agenda.

A. Approval of minutes: December 20, 2021 Pre-Agenda Meeting and Regular Meeting minutes. (Fugett) pgs. 13, 19     

B. Consider approving the assumption of a ground lease for G. Lackey’s hangar to TMT Aero, LLC a     North Carolina Limited Liability Company for the purpose of aircraft storage. (Ferguson) pg. 27

C. Consider approving (1) a grant from the NCDOT Aviation Division in the amount of $5,154,400 for the construction of a corporate hangar at the Statesville Regional Airport; (2) Work Authorization No. 21 in the amount of $236,858.00 for engineering, geotechnical, and architectural services for the design of the hangar; and (3) Budget Amendment No. 2022-27. (Ferguson) pg. 39

D. Consider renewal of a contract with Leah Gaines Messick to continue as the Statesville City Attorney. (Smith) pg. 51

E. Consider authorizing the City of Statesville Fire Department to apply for the FY21 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant. (Weatherman) pg. 55

F. Consider passing second reading amending the charter in the city code by ordinance referencing the new voting wards due to re-districting and the 2020 Federal Decennial Census. (Ashley) pg. 57

G. Consider passing a resolution directing the City Clerk to investigate a petition of annexation, receive the City Clerk’s Certificate of Sufficiency, and consider passing a resolution fixing a date of February 21, 2022 for a public hearing for the petition for annexation – Annexation of PIN # 4755-08-8835, 4746-91-3400, 4746- 82- 8574, 4746-93- 4062 & 4756-01-8075; Case No. AX21-07 Peppercorn Plantation LTDP, Goforth Family Revocable Trust & Andrew H. Crawford Properties. (Ashley) pg. 61

H. Consider passing a resolution directing the City Clerk to investigate a petition of annexation, receive the City Clerk’s Certificate of Sufficiency, and consider passing a resolution fixing a date of February 21, 2022 for a public hearing for the petition for annexation – Annexation of PIN # 4753-16-9517 and a portion of PIN #  4753-27-6245; Case No. AX22-01 Williams Development Group LLC Property. (Ashley) pg. 79

I. Consider approving an engineering and design contract with Highfill Infrastructure Engineering for a waterline replacement project. (Vaughan) pg. 93

J. Consider approving the purchase of an automated leaf collection truck, and approve Budget Amendment No. 2022-22. (Taylor) pg. 101

K. Receive an update regarding the Police Department expansion. (Smith)


VIII. Council requested items of discussion:  Fee in lieu waivers for sidewalk and curb & gutter (Staford/Lawton) pg. 105

IX. Consider approving second reading of an ordinance to demolish the dwelling as unfit for human occupancy located 522 Stockton Street. (Ashley) pg. 107

X. Consider acceptance of Surface Transportation Block Grant Direct Attributable (STBG-DA) shortfall funds in the amount of $242,000 and approve BA #2022-28 for the purpose of conducting a feasibility study to convert the Jane Sowers Road / I-77 overpass to an Interchange. (Ashley) pg. 115

XI. Consider approving changes to the residential, commercial, and industrial roadway sections in the City of Statesville Street Construction Specifications & Details Manual. (Taylor) pg. 121

XII. Consider approving a design services contract with IBI Group for Phases 1 & 2 of the City Warehouse / Operations Center project. (Harrell) pg. 159

XIII. Consider reappointing two (2) members to the Statesville Convention & Visitors Bureau. (Sutton) pg. 159

XIV. City Manager’s Report (Smith)

XV. Boards and Commission Updates 

    November 18, 2021 HPC Meeting minutes pg.165

    December 16, 2021 HPC Meeting minutes pg. 169

    January 19, 2022 TRC Meeting minutes pg. 175

XVI. Other Business

XVII. Closed Session (After Pre-Agenda if needed)

    Preserve Attorney-Client Privilege – G.S. 143-318(a)(3)

    Economic Development – G.S. 143-318.11(a)(4)

    Real Property – G.S. 143-318.11(a)(5) Personnel – G.S. 143-318.11(a)(6)

XVIII. Adjournment

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