Town of Farmville
Board of Commissioners
June 5, 2017
The Farmville Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building Courtroom with Mayor Robert L. Evans presiding. Present for the meeting were Commissioners Brenda Elks, David Shackleford, Hunter Walters, Jamin Dixon and John Moore; Town Attorney Christopher Edwards; Town Manager David Hodgkins and Town Clerk Amy B. Johnson.
Mayor Evans called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.
Reverend Kevin Deibert, of First Christian Church in Farmville, offered the invocation, which was followed by the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Mayor Evans recognized Steven Hardy-Braz, a Farmville citizen.
Mr. Hardy- Braz stated that not often enough is someone thanked for the good job they do, so he wanted to thank the Board for everything they do to make the Town of Farmville great.
Town Manager Comments
Town Manager Hodgkins made the following comments:
- Independence Day celebration will be held on July 3rd starting at 5:30pm
- Andrew Schmidt and Sierra Jones from the Pitt/Greenville Convention and Visitors Bureau are coming to tour Farmville on June 7 and see how they can help promote events in Farmville.
Finance Director Amy Johnson provided the financial report for the month of April, 2017.
Town Manager Hodgkins stated he had the following changes to the evening’s agenda:
- Add Agenda item #3 – Grant Additional Time to Bobby Mills regarding bringing the house located at 6919 Stantonsburg Road up to code.
On motion by Commissioner Moore, the Board added the above items to the evening’s agenda. The motion carried unanimously.
Items for Consent
- Approval of Minutes
To approve the minutes from the following meeting:
- May 1, 2017 regular session
- Adoption of Ordinance Amending the FY 2016/2017 Budget Ordinance
To adopt an ordinance amending the FY 2016/2017 budget to cover any over expenditures made in the FY 2016/2017 budget and bring revenue accounts more in line with actual collection.
- Grant Additional Time to Bobby Mills to Bring the House Located at 6919 Stantonsburg Road up to Code.
Town Manager Hodgkins stated he received a copy of an email from Code Enforcement Director Paul Ellis today of a request from Bobby Mills for permission to extend the time he was given to fix up the house at 6919 Stantonsburg Road by 60-90 days.
On motion by Commissioner Moore,HHSSSS the Board approved/adopted the following:
- Approved the minutes from the May 1st regular session
- Adopted Ordinance (2017) 888, An Ordinance Amending the FY 2016-2017 Budget Ordinance
- Approved the extension of work time frame for Bobby Mills to 90 days
The motion carried unanimously.
- FY 2017/2018 Annual Budget Ordinance
Town Manager Hodgkins presented the proposed FY 2017/2018 Budget Ordinance with the recommended changes per the budget workshop, and requested adoption.
Mayor Evans declared the public hearing on the FY 2017/2018 budget open at 6:44 p.m.
There being no further comments, Mayor Evans closed the public hearing at 6:45 p.m.
Commissioner Shackleford made a motion to accept the amendments to the proposed budget. The motion carried unanimously.
Commissioner Dixon made a motion to adopt Ordinance (2017) 889, Budget Ordinance for Fiscal Year 2017/2018. The motion carried unanimously.
Items for Decision
- Presentation on Farmville Middle School OWLS Program- Delane Fuquay
Delane Fuquay from Farmville Middle School and a few of her students from the OWLS (Occupations Women Likely Skip) program, shared a presentation on what their program is about and demonstrated two of their recent projects.
- Adoption of Resolution Requesting Greater Efforts to Avoid Flooding Impacts Within the Lower Neuse River Basin
Town Manager Hodgkins requested adoption of a resolution requesting more aggressive action by the State and Federal governments to help rectify problems to avoid future flooding and property damage. Hodgkins stated a similar resolution had already been adopted by Kinston and Grifton, and other jurisdictions are considering doing the same.
On motion by Commissioner Walters, the Board adopted Resolution (2017) 1362, Resolution Requesting Greater Efforts to Avoid Flooding Impacts Within the Lower Neuse Basin. The motion carried unanimously.
- Adoption of Amended Resolution Declaring Property as Surplus (Fire truck)
Town Manager Hodgkins requested adoption of a resolution declaring the old fire truck as surplus property and authorizing the disposal of property by any legal means.
Commissioner Elks made a motion to adopt Resolution (2017) 1363, Resolution Authorizing Town Manager to Dispose of Surplus Personal Property. The motion carried unanimously.
Mayor asked if there were any citizen comments at this time.
Kris Lanier and her daughter, Kaylee, addressed the Board and asked for permission to have a walk to support awareness of encephalitis, the disease that her daughter has, in an effort to bring more awareness to this in the Town of Farmville.
Wayne Allen, who owns property on Stantonsburg Rd, expressed his disappointment that no work has been done yet on the property beside him located at 6919 Stantonsburg Rd. He stated he had done a lot of work to his property to be able to sell it, but now he cannot sell it until the property beside him is brought up to code. He expressed his frustration and stated he would pursue other means.
On motion by Commissioner Walters, the meeting was adjourned at 7:08 p.m. The motion