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Henderson City Council to Swear In Newly Elected Officials at Mon. Meeting

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-Information courtesy Esther J. McCrackin, City Clerk, City of Henderson, NC

The Henderson City Council will hold a reorganizational meeting on Monday, December 9, 2019, beginning at 6 p.m. in the R.G. (Chick) Young, Jr. Council Chambers of the Municipal Building located at 134 Rose Avenue in Henderson, NC.

Agenda items include:

Public Hearing – Consideration of Approval of Ordinance 19-50, Regulating the Use of Golf Carts and Low-Speed Vehicles on City Streets.

Consideration of Approval of Resolution, 19-53, Receiving the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for FY Ending 30 June 2019.

Consideration of Approval of Resolution 19-40-B, Authorizing the Sale of a Parcel of City-Owned Land Located at 725 Roberson Street, Recorded in Vance County Tax Deed Book 1164, Page 212, Further Identified as PIN #0068 01014 of the Vance County Registry.

CLOSED SESSION
a) Pursuant to G.S.§143-318.11 (a)(3) regarding an Attorney-Client Matter.
b) Pursuant to G.S.§143-318.11 (a)(6) regarding a Personnel Matter.

REORGANIZATION OF COUNCIL
a) Presentations to and Remarks by Outgoing Council Member George M. Daye.
b) Swearing in of Newly Elected Council Members:
– Marion B. Williams
– D. Mike Rainey
– Melissa Elliott
– Jason Spriggs
– Eddie Ellington

NEW BUSINESS
a) Appointment of Mayor Pro Tempore.
b) Appointment of City Manager Frank Frazier, City Attorney D. Rix Edwards and City Clerk Esther J. McCrackin.
c) Consideration of Approval of 1) Resolution 19-54, Authorizing the Final Adjusting Change Order for the Young Avenue AC Waterline Replacement Project; and 2) Ordinance 19-53, FY 19 BA #10, Amending the Budget for the Young Avenue AC Waterline Replacement Project Final Adjusting Change Order.
d) Consideration of Approval of Tax Releases and Refunds from Vance County for the Month of October 2019.

WORK SESSION
a) Consideration of Ordinance 19-52, Imposing a 60-Day Moratorium on Approval of the Establishment or Operation of New Electronic Gaming Operations to Allow Review by the City.
b) Consideration of Ordinance 19-49, Amending Zoning Ordinance Section 611B Domiciliary Homes, Family Care Homes, Home for the Aged and Disabled, Group Homes for Developmentally Disabled Adults and Nursing Homes.
c) Consideration of Resolution 19-55, Authorizing the City to Enter into an Agreement with the UNC School of Government, Development Finance Initiative Unit, for Technical Services Related to City Redevelopment in the Amount of $127,550.

Council to Hold Public Hearing on Low-Speed Vehicle Use on City Streets

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-Information courtesy Esther J. McCrackin, City Clerk, City of Henderson, NC

The Henderson City Council will hold a public hearing on the use of golf carts and low-speed vehicles on city streets during its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, December 9, 2019, at 6 p.m. or shortly thereafter.

This hearing will allow for citizen input prior to full consideration by the City Council. The public is encouraged to attend.

Mayor Ellington Calls Special Meeting on City Manager Position

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-Information courtesy Esther J. McCrackin, City Clerk, City of Henderson, NC

Mayor Eddie Ellington has requested a Special Called meeting of the Henderson City Council on Friday, December 6, 2019, at 10 a.m.  This meeting will be held at City Hall, 134 Rose Avenue in Henderson.

The purpose of the meeting is to hold a Closed Session Pursuant to G.S. 143-318-11(a)(6) Regarding a Personnel Matter pertaining to the City Manager Position.

Henderson City Council’s Land Planning Committee to Meet Dec. 3

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-Information courtesy Esther J. McCrackin, City Clerk, City of Henderson, NC

The Henderson City Council’s Land Planning Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. This meeting will take place at 2 p.m. in the Large Conference Room at City Hall, 134 Rose Avenue in Henderson.

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss group homes, the tree in Veteran’s Park, a School of Government proposal and guidance for the sale of 725 Roberson Street.

The public is welcome to observe.

City Council’s Nov. Meeting to Include Public Hearing on Zoning Amendment

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-Information courtesy Tracey C. Kimbrell, Executive Assistant, City Manager’s Office

The Henderson City Council will meet on Monday, November 18, 2019, beginning at 6 p.m. in the R.G. (Chick) Young, Jr. Council Chambers of the Municipal Building located at 134 Rose Avenue in Henderson, NC.

Agenda items include:

PRESENTATIONS & RECOGNITIONS

a) Retired Recreation and Parks Superintendent Steve Osborne

b) Recognition of Finance Department (2018 Qualification for GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting)

PUBLIC HEARING

a) Consideration of Approval of Ordinance 19-49, Amending Zoning Ordinance Section 611B Domiciliary Homes, Family Care Homes, Home for the Aged and Disabled, Group Homes for Developmentally Disabled Adults and Nursing Homes.

NEW BUSINESS

a) Consideration of Approval of Ordinance 19-48, Authorizing a Joint Venture Project Agreement with Vance County.

b) Consideration of Approval of Ordinance 19-47, FY 20 BA #9, Authorizing Purchase of Chain Link Fencing at 2386 NC Hwy 39 (City-Owned Property Formerly Used as Landfill).

c) Consideration of Approval of Resolution 19-40-A, Authorizing the Sale of a Parcel of City-Owned Land Located at 725 Roberson Street, Recorded in Vance County Tax Deed Book 1164, Page 212, Further Identified as PIN #0068 01014 of the Vance County Registry.

d) Consideration of Approval of Resolution 19-50, Providing for the Disposition of a Jointly Owned Property by the City and County Identified as 107 Briarcliff Street, Recorded in Vance County Tax Deed Book 1290, Page 0361, Further Identified as PIN #0214 02025.

e) Consideration of Approval of Ordinance 19-46, Amending the Annual Fee Schedule to Include a Recording Fee for Cemetery Grave Plots, Therefore Increasing the Fee from $750.00 to $776.00.

f) Consideration of Approval of Resolution 19-50, Authorizing an Addition to the Lease Purchase Financing Agreement with Benchmark Community Bank for a Recreation and Parks Department Maintenance Truck.

g) Consideration of Approval of Ordinance 19-51, Authorizing the Demolition of 737 Harriett Street for Failure to Comply with Abandoned Structures Code Chapter 21A.

CONSENT AGENDA

All matters listed under the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine or have been previously discussed, and can be approved in one motion unless a Council Member asks for separate consideration of an item.

a) Consideration of Approval of Resolution 19-45, Approving Official Results for Municipal Election Held October 8, 2019.

b) Consideration of Approval of Resolution 19-44, Adopting the 2020 City Council Meeting Schedule.

c) Consideration of Approval of Ordinance 19-41, Amending Minimum Housing Code Sec. 21-9A(b) and Nonresidential Standards Code Sec. 21D-7(a) Related to Safety and Posting of Street Address.

d) Consideration of Approval of Resolution 19-52, Closing Out the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Hope VI Main Street Grant.

e) Consideration of Approval of Tax Releases and Refunds from Vance County for the Month of September 2019.

CLOSED SESSION

a) Pursuant to G.S.§143-318.11 (a)(3) regarding an Attorney-Client Matter.

WORK SESSION

a) Consideration of Ordinance 19-50, Regulating the Use of Golf Carts and Low-Speed Vehicles on City Streets.

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Henderson Mayor Calls Special Meeting on City Manager Position

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-Information courtesy Esther J. McCrackin, City Clerk, City of Henderson, NC

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Mayor Eddie Ellington has requested a Special Called meeting of the Henderson City Council on Friday, November 8, 2019, at 12 p.m.  This meeting will be held at the Kerr-Tar Council of Governments facility located at 1724 Graham Avenue, Henderson.

The purpose of the meeting is to hold a Closed Session Pursuant to G.S. 143-318-11(a)(6) Regarding a Personnel Matter pertaining to the City Manager Position.

Henderson City Council to Discuss Citizen Committees, Possible Golf Cart Ordinance

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-Information courtesy Esther J. McCrackin, City Clerk, City of Henderson, NC

The Henderson City Council’s Boards and Commissions Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. in the Large Conference Room at City Hall, 134 Rose Avenue.

The purpose of this meeting is to review application(s) for various other citizen committees.

The Henderson City Council’s Public Safety Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 2:45 p.m. in the Large Conference Room at City Hall, 134 Rose Avenue.

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss golf cart usage on public streets and a possible ordinance.

The public is welcome to observe.

City Manager Talks Flood Ordinance, Address Identification, Bulletproof Vests

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City Manager Frank Frazier discussed a few of the key bullet points of the October 14 Henderson City Council meeting on WIZS’ Town Talk last week, including:

Henderson-Vance County Emergency Operations Plan

Brian Short, director of the Henderson-Vance Emergency Operations Center, is currently working with local law enforcement and fire personnel to update the emergency operations plan in light of recent enhancements to 911 and GPS tracking.

In August, H-V Emergency Operations upgraded to a new telecommunications system known as “Next Generation 911,” allowing for faster digital communication between the public, participating 911 centers and emergency personnel.

In addition to faster call processing, Short said in a previous interview with WIZS that the Next Generation infrastructure will eventually allow for video chats with callers, improved 911 texting speed and faster identification of GPS coordinates.

While faster GPS identification will save precious time in an emergency, Frazier said the City and County are working together on updating addresses in the system and discussing ways to better physically identify properties.

“We aren’t looking at changing anyone’s address,” explained Frazier. “We have some residents that currently do not physically present their address in a location that fire, police or other emergency services can quickly identify.”

Frazier said street numbers posted on mailboxes or the front of homes can save time in an emergency situation and will be a topic of discussion for the City moving forward.

Enforcing Minimum Housing Codes

With the recent hiring of an additional full-time code enforcer, Frazier said the City is beginning to ramp up enforcement of dwellings not meeting minimum housing standards.

Demolition of two dwellings – 302 Harriett Street and 726 College Street – were approved at the October City Council meeting. According to Frazier, the owners of the properties requested and were granted 60 days to bring the units up to code before demolition begins.

For additional information on building codes, please visit the City of Henderson’s code compliance site (click here).

Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance

Following a scheduled public hearing with no one speaking in favor of or in opposition to updates to a local flood ordinance, the City Council approved proposed amendments.

Changes to the ordinance mirror recommendations made by the State of NC, and will keep Henderson eligible for assistance if a qualifying situation occurs.

While the rules and regulations for what qualifies for FEMA assistance and grants after a flood remain “very restrictive,” Frazier said improved mapping completed after the destruction of Hurricane Floyd in 1999 makes it easier to determine if your home or business is located in a flood zone.

“Henderson is primarily at the top of the ridge and we don’t have as many flood plain areas as other communities,” Frazier said. “We do have better mapping now and, with minor revisions to the flood ordinance, we are in much better shape than we were years ago to handle this responsibility.”

Purchase of Bulletproof Vests for the Henderson Police Department

The Henderson Police Department will soon be receiving new bulletproof vests thanks to approximately $8,000 in budgeted federal money.

“Bulletproof vests have an expiration date and have to be replaced,” said Frazier. We are sticking to the guidelines to keep our officers safe and equipped with the best.”

To hear Frazier’s Town Talk interview in its entirety, please click here. Frazier’s segment begins at the 15:00 mark. Listen live to WIZS’ Town Talk Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. on 1450AM, 100.1 FM or online at www.wizs.com.

Council to Continue Henderson City Manager Discussions in Closed Session

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-Information courtesy Esther J. McCrackin, City Clerk, City of Henderson, NC

Mayor Eddie Ellington has requested a Special Called meeting of the Henderson City Council on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.

The purpose of the meeting is to hold a Closed Session Pursuant to G.S. 143-318-11(a)(6) Regarding a Personnel Matter pertaining to the City Manager Position.

Closing Chestnut Alley, Rezoning Beckford Dr. on City Council’s Oct. Agenda

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-Information courtesy Esther J. McCrackin, City Clerk, City of Henderson

The Henderson City Council will hold their regular meeting on Monday, October 14, 2019, beginning at 6 p.m. in the R.G. (Chick) Young, Jr. Council Chambers of the Municipal Building located at 134 Rose Avenue in Henderson, NC.

Agenda items include:

Public Hearing: Consideration of Approval of Ordinance 19-40, Authorizing Closing Chestnut Alley Permanently.

Public Hearing: Consideration of Approval of Ordinance 19-37, Amending the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance.

Public Hearing: Consideration of Approval of Ordinance 19-43, Amending the Zoning Map to Rezone 500 N. Beckford Drive, Vance County Tax Parcel 0096 03024 from R-6 (High-Density Residential District) to O-I (Office Institutional District).

Consideration of Approval of Resolution 19-43, Providing for the Disposition of a Jointly Owned Property by the City and County Identified as 340 Davis Street, recorded in Vance County Tax Deed Book 1290, Page 0354, Further Identified as PIN #0027 07015.

Consideration of Approval of Resolution 19-46, Approving Snow & Ice Agreement 2019-20 Project WBS: 36050.091 & 36053.091 with North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Consideration of Approval of Ordinance 19-44, Directing the Code Compliance Director to Demolish the Structure at 726 College Street for Failure to Comply with Minimum Housing Code and Directing that a Notice be Placed on the Structure that it is Not to be Occupied.

Consideration of Approval of Ordinance 19-45, Directing the Code Compliance Director to Demolish the Structure at 302 Harriett Street for Failure to Comply with Minimum Housing Code and Directing that a Notice be Placed on the Structure that it is Not to be Occupied.

Consideration of Approval of Resolution 19-47, Adopting the Revised Henderson-Vance County Emergency Operations Plan.

Consideration of Approval of Ordinance 19-38, FY 20 BA #8, Utilizing Reserve Funds for Information Technology (IT) Improvements.

Consideration of Approval of Resolution 19-49, Authorizing the Acceptance of an award from the Bureau of Justice Assistance Office for the FY19 Bulletproof Vest Program Grant for the Police Department.

Consideration of Approval of 1) Resolution 19-48, Accepting the 2019 BJA Grant in the amount of $17,752.00; and 2) Ordinance 19-42, FY 20 BA #6, Establishing the 2019 BJA Grant Project Budget.

Consideration of Approval of Tax Releases and Refunds from Vance County for the Month of August 2019.

Work Session: Consideration of Ordinance 19-41, Amending Minimum Housing Code Sec. 21-9A(b) and Nonresidential Standards Code Sec. 21D-7(a) Related to Safety and Posting of Street Address

Click here to view previous and current Henderson City Council meeting agendas and minutes.