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Greenville City Council Meeting

6:00 PM City Council Chambers

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I.
Call Meeting To Order

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II.
Invocation - Council Member Smith

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III.
Pledge of Allegiance

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IV.
Roll Call

V. Approval of Agenda VI. Public Comment Period The Public Comment Period is a period reserved for comments by the public. Items that were or are scheduled to be the subject of public hearings conducted at the same meeting or another meeting during the same week shall not be discussed. A total of 30 minutes is allocated with each individual

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being allowed no more than 3 minutes. Individuals who registered with the City Clerk to speak will

speak in the order registered until the allocated 30 minutes expires. If time remains after all persons

who registered have spoken, individuals who did not register will have an opportunity to speak until

the allocated 30 minutes expires.

VII.
Consent Agenda

1. Minutes from the May 7, August 9, and August 20, 2018 City Council meetings and the August 20, 2018 City Council Workshop
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2.
Resolution Accepting Dedication of Rights-of-Way and Easements for Savannah Place, Section 2 Phase 1 and Arbor Hills South, Phase 6 Cluster

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3.
Master Right-of-Way Encroachment Agreement with South Carolina Telecommunications Group Holdings, LLC d/b/a Spirit Communications

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Master Right-of-Way Encroachment Agreement with University Health Systems of Eastern North Carolina, Inc., d/b/a Vidant Health

5. Change Order 1 to the contract with Rose Brothers Paving Company, Inc. for the 2018 Street Resurfacing Project.

Tagged Passions:health, university, contract, streets, and encroachment

6.
Contract Award to Cambridge Systematics for the Development of the Eastern North Carolina Regional Freight Mobility Plan

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7.
Municipal Agreement with the North Carolina Department of Transportation for Acceptance of State Planning and Research Funds Necessary to Complete the Eastern North Carolina Regional Freight Mobility Plan

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8.
Municipal Agreement with the North Carolina Department of Transportation for Betterments for the Fourteenth Street Improvements Project

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9.
Municipal Agreement with the North Carolina Department of Transportation for Betterments for the Evans Street/Old Tar Road Multi-Lane Improvement Project

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10.
Resolution of support for the North Carolina Department of Transportation to install a traffic signal for safety improvements on West Arlington Boulevard

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11.
Various tax refunds greater than 100

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VIII.
New Business

12. Presentations by Boards and Commissions

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Planning Zoning Commission b. Pitt-Greenville Airport Authority

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13.
Contract for services with Uptown Greenville

14. Revised Policy and Procedure for the Conditional Service, Sale, and Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages at the Town Common

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15.
2019 Schedule of City Council Meetings

16. Fiscal year 2019-2020 Budget Schedule 17. Budget ordinance amendment 2 to the 2018-2019 City of Greenville budget (Ordinance 18-038), the Capital Projects Funds (Ordinance 17-024), and the Special Revenue Grant Fund (Ordinance 11-003)
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IX.
Review of September 13, 2018 City Council Agenda

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X.
City Manager's Report

XI. Comments from Mayor and City Council

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XII.
Closed Session

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To prevent the disclosure of information that is privileged or confidential pursuant to the law of this State or of the United States, or not considered a public record within the meaning of Chapter 132 of the General Statutes

To consult with an attorney employed or retained by the public body in order to preserve the attorney-client privilege between the attorney and the public body
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XIII.
Adjournment

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City of Greenville, North Carolina

Title of Item: Minutes from the May 7, August 9, and August 20, 2018 City Council meetings and the August 20, 2018 City Council Workshop

Explanation: Proposed minutes from regular City Council meetings held on May 7, August 9, and August 20, 2018, and a City Council Workshop held on August 20, 2018 are presented for review and approval.
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Fiscal Note: There is no direct cost to the City.

Recommendation: Review and approve proposed minutes from regular City Council meetings held on May 7, August 9, and August 20, 2018, and a City Council Workshop held on August 20, 2018.

ATTACHMENTS: Final_Proposed_Minutes_for_the_May_7_2018_City_Council_Meeting_1087032 Proposed_Minutes_for_the_August_9._2018_City_Council_Meeting_1085899 Final_Proposed_Minutes_for_the_August_20,_2018_City_Council_Meeting_1087120 Proposed_Minutes_City_Council_August_20_2018_Workshop_1087135

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PROPOSED MINUTES MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL

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CITY OF GREENVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA MONDAY, May 7, 2018

The Greenville City Council met in a regular meeting on the above date at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, third floor of City Hall, with Mayor P. J. Connelly presiding. The meeting was called to order. Council Member Brian V. Meyerhoeffer, Jr. asked those present to observe a moment of silence for a prayer of their choice, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Those Present: Mayor P. J. Connelly; Mayor Pro-Tem Rose H. Glover; and Council Members Kandie D. Smith, Will Bell, Rick Smiley, William F. Litchfield, Jr., and Brian V. Meyerhoeffer, Jr. Those Absent: None Also Present:
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Ann E. Wall, City Manager; Emanuel D. McGirt, City Attorney; Carol L. Barwick, City Clerk; and Polly W. Jones, Deputy City Clerk

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APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

City Manager Wall requested that a Closed Session be added to the agenda after the Mayor and Council Comments.

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Motion was made by Council Member Smiley and seconded by Council Member Bell to approve the revised agenda as amended. Motion carried unanimously.

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD John Joseph Laffiteau University Inns Suites, 301 Greenville Boulevard, SE, Greenville, North Carolina Mr. Laffiteau stated that he was involved in a brief personnel incident matter at the East Branch of Sheppard Memorial Library. He feels that his conduct was misinterpreted and a wrongful pattern was assigned as quite an obnoxious behavior. To reinforce that idea, the pre-staged camera and the evidence do not backup the Library s staff about their interpretation of his behavior. Former City Attorney David Holec informed him that there was no film evidence to back up what the staff said. Attachment Number 1 Page 1 of 26 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Monday, May 7, 2018 Page 2 of 26
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Mr. Laffiteau explained why he is concerned about the incident, stating the pre-staged camera revealed no evidence of misconduct and to the best of his knowledge, no patrons of the Library complained about his conduct. He is requesting that mutual polygraph tests be taken by him and the Library staff.

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Tonya Houston Goose Creek, South Carolina Ms. Houston spoke in support of voting for Kandie Smith and encouraged all citizens to vote on May 8, 2018. She stated that Council Member Smith is loyal and honest and is a strong woman of standard. Also, she is high caliber and full of energy and she absolutely loves people.

CONSENT AGENDA

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City Manager Wall introduced the following items on the Consent Agenda:

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Minutes from the September 14 and October 12, 2017 City Council meetings

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Ordinance enacting and adopting Supplement 2018-S10 to the City of Greenville Code of Ordinances (Ordinance No. 18-022)

Resolution Accepting Dedication of Rights-of-Way and Easements for Greenbrier Place Section 1 (Resolution No. 010-18)

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Resolution of Intent to Close a portion of Glen Arthur Avenue from E. Thirteenth Street to E. Fourteenth Street (Resolution No. 011-18)

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Approval of submitting an application for a N.C. Recreational Trails Program Grant

Resolution and Deed of Release for Greenville Utilities Commission to abandon an existing access easement in return for a new access easement at and land surrounding the Proctor Gamble Substation (Resolution No. 012-18)
Tagged Passions:Utility, utility, boards and commissions, trails, program, grant, recreation, and easement

Acquisition of property for Greenville Utilities Commission s Sugg Parkway 115 kV Substation Site

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Budget Ordinance Amendment for Greenville Utilities Commission s FY 2017-18 Gas Fund (Ordinance No. 18-023)

Reports on Bids and Contracts Awarded

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Various tax refunds greater than 100

Attachment Number 1 Page 2 of 26 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Monday, May 7, 2018 Page 3 of 26
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Motion was made by Council Member Smiley and seconded by Council Member Bell to approve the items under the Consent Agenda. Motion carried unanimously.

NEW BUSINESS
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APPROVAL OF CONTRACT WITH SUPERION FOR THE NEW COMPUTER AIDED DISPATCH (CAD) AND RECORD MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (RMS) PLATFORM FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT

Tagged Passions:911, contract, and public safety

Chief Mark Holtzman said staff first presented this request to purchase the new Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and Record Management System (RMS) to the City Council at its April 9, 2018 workshop. The request is basically for all of the software and the brain behind the system used in processing calls that are received at the Greenville Police Department (GPD) from the 911 system.

Tagged Passions:911, council, public safety, purchasing, information technology, and Information Technology

Chief Holtzman explained that the community s initial questions are answered and typed by the telecommunicators. That starts in the CAD and connects the GPD dispatchers with the officers in the field through their mobile data terminals, making it possible for the officers to see those notes and calls. When the police officers are ultimately finished with the calls, their completed reports come back in the system through the records management system.

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Chief Holtzman stated that the records management system also connects various functions within the GPD, as discussed at the workshop. The current system is at the end of life, nearing 10 years old, and requires a major upgrade. The GPD has completed the bid process and put together a comprehensive team. The City s Information Technology (IT) Department has done an outstanding job on designing the requirements as well as the GPD personnel.

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Chief Holtzman stated that the committee s final selection was Superion, who has a large footprint in North Carolina with over 160 clients and a couple of them are located in Pitt County. That is a big deal as far as the GPD wanting to integrate with its agencies, such as the 911 Center, Sheriff s Department, and East Carolina University Police, and to use the same product.

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Chief Holtzman stated that Superion actually demonstrated how and what is done when a call is first received at the 911 Center. Currently, there is some work around how systems get to the GPD and Superion s system shows how it can more seamlessly transfer all of the information to the GPD. As the GPD adds information to that initial crisis call for service coming in, the additional information can be shared with the 911 Center and with the GPD s other partners.

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Attachment Number 1 Page 3 of 26 Item 1

Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Monday, May 7, 2018 Page 4 of 26

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Chief Holtzman stated that Superion s system integrates well with the GPD s public safety cameras. GPS units are installed in all of the GPD s cars. The automatic vehicle location feature gets the closest car to a citizen s house as quickly as possible visually on the GPD s maps.

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Chief Holtzman stated that the Freedom App puts the same mobile data terminal in a police car on their mobile phone. The GPD encourages foot and bike patrols and the officers can get the same CAD dispatch in their cars and phones

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Chief Holtzman stated that the GPD is doing a lot of field training and typing a lot of reports, which go into the system as well. The GPD is looking forward to consolidate some of its mapping ability and intelligence. Some independent systems have been set up, and the GPD is looking forward to bringing the ones for tracking canines and intelligence into one platform. The GPD is hoping to get some economy scale out of that as well.

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Chief Holtzman explained that the goal is to fit this purchase in the current budget. The expense is positive for the first year and negative for the second year:

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Chief Holtzman explained that the GPD is trying to build a model that works within the budget and still allows the City to buy a new product and to pay for the product s maintenance as the GPD moves across the next seven-year period. The maintenance for the new system is around 120,000 and the majority of that is the Superion contract (approximately 85,000) and then there are systems within the IT Department that require maintenance ( 120,000 - servers, Microsoft Licensing, and other things).

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Chief Holtzman stated that tonight, the GPD is asking the City Council to authorize the City Manager to enter into the agreement with Superion for the purchase and maintenance of the new CAD and RMS system for the Greenville Police Department.

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Motion was made by Council Member Smith and seconded by Council Member Bell to approve the contract.

Attachment Number 1 Page 4 of 26 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Monday, May 7, 2018 Page 5 of 26
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Mayor Connelly thanked staff for their work and stated that the public needs to understand the integration and its importance for public safety. Time and information are extremely important as well as the ability to handle a high speed chase going from the County to the City and there is a change in jurisdictions.

There being no further discussion, the motion passed unanimously. PROPOSED DONATION OF THREE PROPERTIES FROM AMOS RAY EVANS TO THE CITY OF GREENVILLE
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City Manager Wall stated that this item was presented to the City Council at its April 9, 2018 workshop.

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Motion was made by Council Member Litchfield and seconded by Council Member Bell to approve the donation of the properties.

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Director Fenton stated that initially the City will create a primitive trail so there will be walking access from Hooker Road. Eventually, having vehicular access from Hooker Road would be possible as well, but that will be a future consideration.

Director Fenton delineated the properties on a map and stated that two properties are adjacent to one another and border Evans Park, and Green Mill Run runs across the park and the properties that the City would acquire.

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Mayor Connelly stated that would provide ingress and egress into the park.

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Director Fenton stated that the area back by the tennis center area, there is a two-way street, which is not sufficient in terms of access and egress. Once the City would develop a street into the area, it would be a much improved access to Evans Park.

Officer Carlton Williams of the Greenville Police Department explained the usage of the property. The block of land on the corner of Shiloh Drive and Stewart Circle, staff is working with a nonprofit group that is well known in the City. The group does extensive work in the Kristin Drive area and is a great partner with the Police Department. The Attachment Number 1 Page 5 of 26 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Monday, May 7, 2018 Page 6 of 26

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group will be using the property for a garden. The group s goal is to teach area youth as well as some seniors how to garden and, hopefully, they will be future gardeners.

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Mayor asked whether community gardening is available at other locations in the City as far as helping an area with crime prevention.

Officer Williams responded that he has spoken to Neighborhood Ombudsman Christi Williamson and she has set up gardening in several other communities throughout the City, such as some of the flooded areas North of the River and the one on Douglas Avenue. Those locations have been beneficial to the community and have created a great partnership with the community. It is another way for the GPD to partner with the citizens.
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Mayor Connelly asked whether the GPD will work with the people regularly, more of as a community outreach.

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Officer Williams stated that the GPD will be partnering with the nonprofit. They helped the GPD with the cleanup in the Kristin Drive area and the nonprofit and GPD do a lot of projects together.

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Council Member Smith stated that she is excited to hear about the GPD s partnering with the nonprofit and the outcome.

Director Fenton stated the value of those parcels are approximately 14,000 and Mr. Amos Ray Evans donation is appreciative.

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Motion was made by Council Member Litchfield and seconded by Council Member Bell to accept Mr. Evans' offer to donate the three (3) parcels of land to the City, contingent upon acceptable results from an environmental assessment of each parcel. Motion carried unanimously.

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ADOPTION OF THE 2018 CITY OF GREENVILLE FEDERAL AGENDA

City Manager Wall gave a brief summary of this item, stating that the City has retained The Ferguson Group to represent the City of Greenville s interest in identifying federal funding opportunities that further the strategic plans of the City. Each year, City staff along with the City Council meet with The Ferguson Group to identify those priority projects. The 2018 Proposed Agenda has been provided to the City Council: Attachment Number 1 Page 6 of 26 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Monday, May 7, 2018 Page 7 of 26
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CITY OF GREENVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA

DRAFT 2018 FEDERAL AGENDA

PROJECT/ISSUE

ACTION ITEM PUBLIC SAFETY Police Department Pursue assistance for technology and equipment needs, diversion programs, and pre-trial services. Potential funding opportunities:
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DOJ s Edward Byrne JAG (formula and competitive grant) for mobile radios.

DOJ s Smart Policing Initiative to address gun violence (gunshot detection and predictive policing). NIJ s Paul Coverdell Grant for a latent print examiner to reduce backlog of weapons processing, and digital scanner to efficiently process crime scenes. Firehouse Subs for small equipment grants (applications due quarterly; apply in coordination with the Fire Department).
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American Police and Sheriffs Association Equipment Grant program.

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Spirit of Blue Safety Grants.

Fire-Rescue Department Pursue assistance for various equipment needs. Potential funding opportunities:
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FEMA s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for burn room equipment for training.

Firehouse Subs for smoke alarms (applications due quarterly; apply in coordination with Police Department). Police and Fire Monitor and report on legislative and regulatory initiatives of interest to Greenville. Roll out of FirstNet and potential funding opportunities. Fire-related tax incentives, such as the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act, which was included comprehensive tax reform. Attachment Number 1 Page 7 of 26 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Monday, May 7, 2018 Page 8 of 26

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COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

West Greenville Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area
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Support efforts to advance the West Greenville Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area.

Potential funding opportunities: HUD s Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control for lead- based paint abatement and education. HUD s CDBG and HOME Programs. DOT s Safe Routes to School Program (through NCDOT) for sidewalks. DOT s Grant Program; Private/foundation grant opportunities.

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Industrial/Office Park Development

Explore funding opportunities to fund infrastructure and/or property purchase to develop an Industrial/Office Park. Potential funding opportunities:
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Economic Development Administration s Economic Adjustment Assistance Program/Public Works Program.

Private/foundation grant opportunities. A Time for Science Explore funding opportunities for programs and exhibits at the Science Center. Potential funding opportunities:
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Institute of Museum and Library Sciences. Private/foundation grant opportunities.

LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Workforce Development Initiative Greenville is working to support workforce development initiatives particularly with Pitt Community College. The City also wants to expand to medical patenting. Explore funding options with U.S. Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services.
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Small Business Development

The City will continue to support upstarts with funding and small business resources.
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Explore funding options with the Small Business Administration.

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT Attachment Number 1 Page 8 of 26 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Monday, May 7, 2018 Page 9 of 26

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Tar River Legacy Plan

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Work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to identify funding opportunities to address various aspects of the Plan, including bulk head replacement, stream restoration, overlook/river access, and dredging.

Watershed Master Plan Identify funding opportunities for implementation of the Greenville Watershed Master Plan Flood-Prone Properties
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Secure federal assistance to acquire properties subject to recurring flooding (repetitive loss properties).

Potential funding opportunities:

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FEMA s Hazard Mitigation Program, Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program, and Flood Mitigation Assistance Program.

Brownfields Help the City and East Carolina University secure a brownfields clean- up grant from the EPA. TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Pitt Greenville Airport
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Support efforts to expand flight options and infrastructure improvements at Pitt-Greenville Airport.

Greene Street Bridge Improvements

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Explore funding opportunities to add a bike/pedestrian lane to the Greene Street bridge to connect Town Common Park to River Park North.

West Greenville Multimodal Safety and Accessibility Improvements Project
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DOT s BUILD Transportation Grant Program.

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Explore additional funding opportunities with DOT.

RECREATION AND PARKS Historic Preservation Explore funding opportunities for Historic Drill Tower Preservation Project (in Dream Park) and Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church Memorial. Potential funding opportunities: National Trust for Historic Preservation programs, including the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund. Greenfield Terrace Park Apply for a grant under the National Park Service s Outdoor Recreation Legacy Program (through NC Division of Parks and Recreation). Secure debrief of previous application. Attachment Number 1 Page 9 of 26 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Monday, May 7, 2018 Page 10 of 26
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Public Arts Projects

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Working with the local arts council, support efforts to secure assistance for public arts projects.

Potential funding opportunities: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town and Art Works Grant Programs. STE(A)M Initiatives at Youth Facilities
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Monitor funding opportunities within the U.S. Department of Education, NEA and private foundations.

Health and Wellness Support the Personal Health Investment Today Act (H.R. 1276/S. 482), which would expand the IRS definition of medical expenditures to include physical activity as preventative medicine, and allow individuals to use the pre-tax dollars in Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Savings Accounts on expenditures such as gym memberships, sports league fees, exercise classes, and other physical activities. Social Equity Support the Community Parks Revitalization Act (H.R. 343), which would provide matching federal grants for park and recreation infrastructure in metropolitan areas. The bill would authorize HUD to provide funding to local park and recreation agencies, through three grant programs: Rehabilitation and Construction, the Innovation and Recreation Program and the Recovery Action Program. The bill also includes innovative financing for park infrastructure ( PIFIA ). OTHER PRIORITIES Financing

Tagged Passions:parks, health insurance, health, investment, taxes, Taxes, education, sports, construction, program, funding, grant, and recreation

Support H.R. 1624/S. 828, which would classify municipal securities as high quality liquid assets. H.R. 1624 passed the House on October 3, 2017.

Online Sales Tax Legislation Monitor and report on legal action regarding state and local governments authority to collect taxes on Internet and mail-order sales; support legislative efforts to do the same. FY 2019 Budget and Appropriations
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Support full funding for the federal programs included on the City s Federal Agenda.

Grants Pursue relevant federal, state and foundation grant opportunities and secure congressional support for same. Attachment Number 1 Page 10 of 26 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Monday, May 7, 2018 Page 11 of 26

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City Manager Wall stated there is funding for public safety projects (work with both the Police and Fire/Rescue Departments). The City would ask The Ferguson Group s assistance for securing funding for the West Greenville Revitalization Strategic Area, including funding from HUD, CDBG and HOME programs eligible activities. Staff has also asked The Ferguson Group to assist the City with exploring possible opportunities through the economic development administration.

City Manager Wall stated that the staff has included work related to development initiatives and other recreation projects, and they are all sort of enumerated in the Federal Agenda.

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Motion was made by Mayor Pro-Tem Glover and seconded by Council Member Smiley to approve the proposed 2018 City of Greenville Federal Agenda. Motion carried unanimously.

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DISCUSSION OF 2018 STATE LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVES

City Attorney Emanuel McGirt explained that tonight he is asking that the City Council identify the potential legislative initiatives and on Thursday evening, he would ask the City Council to adopt the resolutions supporting those. This is a short session so only certain types of legislation may be considered.
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City Attorney McGirt stated that he is recommending that the City Council adopt the 2017 legislative program which consisted of preservation and enhancement of municipal revenue sources, an item asking the local delegation to support economic development, and other items dealing with increasing the punishment for hate crimes and the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund. He is asking that those items be made part of the 2018 State Legislative Initiatives:

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Tagged Passions:parks, council, legal, development, program, economic development, Development, preservation, crime, and recreation

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Preservation and Enhancement of Municipal Revenue Sources Support efforts to preserve the existing revenue sources of cities and to enhance the revenue sources which cities have the authority to implement. Cities are reliant upon municipal revenue sources in order to provide services to their citizens. The available revenue sources for cities are limited. Any reduction of municipal revenue sources will result in budget problems for cities. Cities would then be required to either reduce services provided to citizens or increase revenues from other sources. It is important that existing municipal revenue sources be preserved. An example which is extremely important to the City of Greenville is that the current formula for the distribution of sales tax should be retained. In recent sessions, there has been discussion of reform of the sales tax including alteration of the distribution formula which would not be beneficial to the City of Greenville by transferring money primarily to rural and suburban counties and cities. Sales tax is a significant revenue source for the City of

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Greenville. The sales tax should continue to be a reliable and growing source of revenue for cities. Additionally, the North Carolina League of

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Municipalities continues to work on legislation that would provide cities with additional locally controlled revenue options. An enhancement of revenue sources would assist the City of Greenville in providing services to

its citizens.

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Economic Development

Support legislation which promotes economic development. The existing economic development funds and programs have allowed cities to be competitive when seeking businesses and industries that grow jobs and the local economy. Existing programs include the Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) program (a state level discretionary program that

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provides grants to businesses that create new jobs and make a capital investment), the Building Reuse Grant (a program that provides grants to local governments for the renovation of vacant buildings and job creation), the OneNC program (a program that allows the Governor to respond quickly to competitive job creation projects), and the Workforce Development program (a program that allows community colleges to train local citizens to fill job vacancies and provide a skilled workforce for an incoming or expanding company). The continuation of state historic tax credits facilitates development. For all of these, legislation which provides sufficient funding is necessary. Additionally, legislation which encourages a regional development approach that benefits eastern North Carolina will also benefit Greenville.

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Hate Crime Law Seek legislation which will establish a hate crime as a felony and broaden the definition to include additional types of bias. North General Statute 14- 401.14 establishes ethnic intimidation as a criminal offense punishable as a misdemeanor when a person assaults another person or damages or defaces the property of another person because of race, color, religion, nationality, or country of origin. North Carolina General Statute 14-4 provides for the enhancement of the punishment of a misdemeanor if it is committed because of the victim s race, color, religion, nationality or country of origin. An update of the current North Carolina law to reinforce the seriousness of hate crimes is sought. This would include updating the language from ethnic intimidation to hate crime, making a violation a felony instead of a misdemeanor, providing for the potential of a civil penalty, and broadening the definition of the types of bias which would establish a violation. A proposed revision to North Carolina General

Statute 14-401.14 is attached.
Tagged Passions:property, penalty, religion, and crime

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Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Seek an additional 10 million in recurring funding for the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund. An additional 10 million in recurring funding will keep the Trust Fund at the same level of funding it received in FY 2016-17

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( 10 million of non-recurring funding was allocated). The Parks and Recreation Trust Fund provides funding for land acquisition and development of municipal recreation facilities. The City of Greenville has benefited from this Trust Fund in the Drew Steele Center and the Aquatics and Fitness Center. The provision of recurring funding will maintain and preserve the significant benefits of this Trust Fund.

Tagged Passions:parks, development, Development, funding, and recreation

Motion was made by Council Member Bell and seconded by Council Smith to instruct the City Attorney to bring back resolutions regarding the 2018 State Legislative Initiatives at the Thursday meeting. Motion carried unanimously.

ORDINANCE APPROVING 2017-2018 CAPITAL RESERVE FUND DESIGNATIONS (Ordinance No. 18-024) Assistant City Manager Michael Cowin stated that the Capital Reserve Ordinance includes a 2 million transfer from the Capital Reserve Fund to the Capital Fund for Recreation and Parks Capital Projects to fund the Sycamore Hill Town Common Gateway Project. The project is currently at 60 design and bids are scheduled to go out in August 2018 with the construction scheduled to begin in Fall 2018. Assistant City Manager Cowin explained that the money is already set aside in the Capital Reserve Fund. If this ordinance is adopted this evening, those dollars would be transferred to a Recreation and Parks Capital Project so that the City could begin the work on the Sycamore Hill Town Common Gateway Project. After this transfer, there will be approximately 4.7 million remaining in Capital Reserve to fund the various other projects.
Tagged Passions:parks, council, administrator, legal, RFP, manager, rfp, capital spending, ordinance, Capital Spending, gateway, construction, and recreation

Motion was made by Council Member Smith and seconded by Council Member Bell to adopt the ordinance. Motion carried unanimously.

BUDGET ORDINANCE AMENDMENT 9 TO THE 2017-2018 CITY OF GREENVILLE BUDGET (ORDINANCE 17-040) AND CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND (ORDINANCE 17-024) (Ordinance No. 18-025) Assistant City Manager Cowin explained that Budget Ordinance Amendment 9 includes adjustments to the General Fund, Capital Reserve Fund, Recreation and Parks Capital Projects Fund, and Community Development Capital Projects Fund. The first adjustment is 8,500, moving from contingency to economic development for the workforce development initiatives at Pitt Community College. There were already 6,500 in the 2017- 2018 City budget for a project. This appropriates the additional 8,500 out of contingency to bring the total amount ( 15,000) to transfer to Pitt Community College, which the City Council approved at its April 12, 2018 meeting. Assistant City Manager Cowin explained that the second item of adjustment includes a 2 million transfer that was approved by the City Council this evening as part of the funding for the Sycamore Hill Town Common Gateway Project. There is another 41,400 in Attachment Number 1 Page 13 of 26 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Monday, May 7, 2018 Page 14 of 26
Tagged Passions:parks, university, budget, administrator, manager, capital spending, ordinance, Capital Spending, development, workforce development, gateway, workforce, economic development, Development, funding, community development, and recreation

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revenues from rent payments for the Nathaniel Village property, which is owned by the City, as part of the West Greenville Revitalization Project.

Assistant City Manager Cowin stated that overall, the budget stands at approximately 157.4 million with the General Fund making up approximately 59 of the total. Motion was made by Council Member Bell and seconded by Council Member Smith to adopt the ordinance. Motion carried unanimously.

Tagged Passions:council, property, budget, administrator, manager, and ordinance

PRESENTATION OF THE CITY S PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2018-2019 OPERATING BUDGET AND FISCAL YEAR 2019-2020 FINANCIAL PLAN

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City Manager Ann Wall stated that the proposed 2018-2019 Operating Budget is deeply rooted within the 2018-2020 City Council Goals and Priorities, which were identified by the City Council at its January 2018 Planning Session.

CITY COUNCIL GOALS 1. Be a safe community 2. Build great places that thrive by creating and sustaining complete neighborhoods, growing a green, resilient, healthy, and vibrant city on both sides of the river 3. Grow the economic hub of Eastern North Carolina through the proactive
Tagged Passions:watershed, council, budget, administrator, manager, neighborhood, and planning

recruitment of businesses 4. Enhance accessible transportation networks, public building and public

infrastructure development 5. Build a high performing organization and govern with transparency and fiscal responsibility CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
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Develop a proactive economic development program 2. Continue to maintain and construct core infrastructure in the City 3. Partner with area groups to build a thriving arts and entertainment scene 4. Ensure the cleanliness of the City and beautify entrances to our community 5. Develop and implement a comprehensive approach to stormwater management 6. Continue to implement the Town Common Master Plan 7. Continue to implement the Tar River Legacy Plan, including river access and Tar

River vantage points 8. Enhance public safety through street lighting, cameras, and community police

Tagged Passions:watershed, streets, arts, public safety, development, traffic, streetscape, program, stormwater, economic development, and Development

relations 9. Building a high performing organization

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City Manager Wall stated that Greenville Means Business in so many ways. Greenville means a high performing city, a great workforce, a strong economy, a safe community, a sound

infrastructure, and a vibrant place to live, work, and play. Attachment Number 1 Page 14 of 26 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Monday, May 7, 2018 Page 15 of 26

Tagged Passions:business, administrator, manager, workforce, and economy

City Manager Wall stated that the proposed 2018-2019 Operating Budget and 2019-2020 Financial Plan are balanced based on the existing tax rate of 52 cents. About 85 of the General Fund revenues for the proposed budget really provide and take care of the core services of the community:

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- Public Safety (Police and Fire/Rescue) - Public Works - Recreation and Parks - Planning and Development - Economic Development - Capital Related Debt Service - Facilities Improvements Program - Capital Improvements Program - Street Improvements Program

City Manager Wall stated that with the money in the General Fund, a lot of work and effort is done, creating a great community (a high performing city).

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Tagged Passions:administrator and manager

City Manager Wall stated that when speaking of how Greenville provides a great workforce, this budget includes a 2.7 increase for City employees for FY 2019. An additional 2.7 increase is in the FY 2019-2020 Financial Plan. The City increased its 401K contribution for its employees from 30 to 40 (a 10 per pay period increase). This will put the City s contributions in line with that of the Greenville Utilities Commission. Also, over the last couple of years, there were discussions about the need to continue to fund the City s Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB). Therefore, an additional 100,000 for its OPEB contribution has been provided in the proposed 2018-2019 Operating Budget ( 600,000) and 2019-2020 Financial Plan ( 700,000).

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Tagged Passions:Utility, utility, boards and commissions, budget, administrator, manager, workforce, employment, and finance

City Manager Wall stated that there are other opportunities in this proposed budget for Greenville to create a great workforce:

Includes the addition of a Training and Development Specialist Position to establish and conduct employee training programs centered on:

Tagged Passions:budget, administrator, manager, development, training, workforce, program, and Development

Customer service and effective communication Relationship and team building Diversity Training Skills Development

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Provides additional Financial Services assistance to Public Works:

Reclassification of Purchasing Manager to Financial Services Manager Reclassification of Accounting Specialist to Public Works Financial Specialist Addition of Accounting Generalist Position Attachment Number 1 Page 15 of 26 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Monday, May 7, 2018 Page 16 of 26
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City Manager Wall stated that the number one priority of the City Council at its Planning Session was about growing the City of Greenville and proactive economic development. This proposed budget provides significant resources that will enable the City to do that, such as investing million over two years into commercial/industrial site development to be funded as follows:

City Manager Wall stated that this budget will utilize 400,000 in Capital Reserve funding to address retail and commercial parking needs in the Dickinson Avenue Corridor, plus the following:

Appropriates 200,000 each year to fund Jobs Creation Grants (recurring): 1) 100,000 included in the City s General Fund Budget and 2) 100,000 included in the Greenville Utilities Commission s Budget Increases funding for Small Business Competition Grants by 20,000 from 40,000 to 60,000 (recurring) Includes 15,000 in funding for skills training through the Pitt Community College jobs initiative program (recurring) Adds a 1.0 concierge position to implement a one-stop program to assist developers and the business community in navigating through the review and approval process

Tagged Passions:Utility, business, small business, utility, boards and commissions, university, budget, commercial, administrator, manager, corridor, training, jobs, program, funding, grant, and parking

Provides average 850 step increase for each additional level of state certification successfully achieved by inspectors within the Inspections Division.

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City Manager Wall stated that the City Council discussed building a safe community. Four positions are being allocated in the proposed budget. Three positions are being proposed in FY 2018-2019 and an additional three positions in FY 2019-2020 to staff the Southside Fire Station. Overall, 12 positions are needed to staff that fire station. Additionally, one EMS Billing Technician will allow the City to optimize its EMS reimbursements.

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Tagged Passions:council, budget, administrator, EMS, manager, and fire departments and districts

City Manager Wall stated that another core function of the City is to provide a sound infrastructure. The following are the significant resources for this function within the proposed budget:

Increases street improvements funding from 2.2 million to 2.5 million (recurring)

Tagged Passions:streets, budget, administrator, manager, streetscape, and funding

Includes 250,000 to fund street lights and cameras (recurring)

Protects the future solvency of the Vehicle Replacement Fund by increasing funding levels by the following:

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From 30 to 40 for FY2018-19

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From 40 to 50 for FY2019-20

Provides 1.4 million each year (recurring) to support the City's deferred maintenance and infrastructure needs (i.e. Facilities Improvements Program) Includes 503,000 in funding for sidewalks through the Safe Routes to Schools program that will benefit the following streets:
Tagged Passions:streets, education, Pedestrian, program, and funding

Invests 33 million into the Town Creek Culvert stormwater project. This project will be financed through the State of North Carolina's revolving loan program and funded by revenues of the City's Stormwater Fund.

Includes the financing of approximately 7.8 million in FY2018-19 as Phase Two of the 2015 G.O. Bond referendum for the following projects: Street improvements (Arlington, East 5th, Hooker, Red Banks) West 5th street streetscape Sidewalk additions Greenway project Uses 350,000 in projected excess fund balance to be put in capital reserve in order to fund the City's portion of the costs associated with various future NCDOT projects: Over 400 million in NCDOT projects Required matching City funds of approximately 3.5 million

Tagged Passions:parks, streets, Pedestrian, streetscape, program, referendum, bond, stormwater, funding, and finance

City Manager Walls stated that this proposed budget is committed to continuing to make Greenville a vibrant place to live, work and play:

Includes an additional 100,000 to fund the Adopt-a-Street program and maintain the following major thoroughfares: 10th Street Connector from Memorial Blvd to Evans Street Stantonsburg Road from 264 By-Pass to Arlington Blvd Includes an additional 50,000 to maintain the City's parks greenways. Adds 2.0 Transit Supervisor positions to support the operations of the new G.K. Butterfield Transportation Center. Reclassifies a Transportation Planner position to a Lead Code Enforcement Officer position that will be responsible for moving forward with the administrative procedures necessary to enforce demolitions of dilapidated and unsafe structures.

Tagged Passions:parks, transportation, demolition, streets, budget, administrator, manager, codes enforcement, program, and procedure

Includes 150,000 to partner with area groups to enhance the City's

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entertainment scene and support the arts community (recurring): 35,000 partnership with Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge 100,000 partnership with Uptown Greenville 5,000 partnership with the Pitt/Greenville Chamber of Commerce 10,000 for miscellaneous sponsorships, advertising, marketing

Utilizes 2 million in capital reserve funding to construct the Sycamore Hill Gateway at Town Common. Includes 100,000 that will be used to match 400,000 in grant funding in order to complete the South Tar River Greenway Phase 3 connecting the existing South Tar River Greenway at the Town Common to East of Memorial Drive Includes additional funding for part-time staff at the South Greenville Recreation Center to support after-school and evening programs Provides additional funding for Camp Escape and the Summer Inclusion Program to better serve the community s students with disabilities

Tagged Passions:parks, watershed, council, arts, education, advertising, gateway, students, market, program, funding, grant, and recreation

City Manager Wall stated that the proposed budget really addresses the goals and priorities of the City and is a strong reflection of the City s Mission Statement: To provide all citizens with high-quality services in an open, inclusive, professional manner, ensuring a community of

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excellence now and in the future.

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City Manager Wall stated that overall, there is about 133,495,542 in the proposed FY 2018-2019 Budget and 135,195,374 in FY 2019-2020. That represents about 34 of the overall budget with budgets from the Greenville Utilities Commission, Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Sheppard Memorial Library, which will round it up and at the end of FY 2020 and the City will be almost close to 400 million.

City Manager Wall displayed a slide of the City s operating funds for the 2018-2019 Proposed Budget and 2019-2020 Financial Plan: Attachment Number 1 Page 18 of 26 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Monday, May 7, 2018 Page 19 of 26

Tagged Passions:Utility, conventions, utility, boards and commissions, budget, administrator, manager, funding, finance, and library

City Manager Wall stated that the proposed General Fund is at 84,993.936 for FY 2018- 2019 and at 85,888,414 for FY 2019-2020. That represents 64 of the City s operating funds with another 36 to address other funds such as Debt Service, Health Insurance, and Stormwater.

Assistant City Manager Michael Cowin stated that the proposed budget for 2018-2019 stands at approximately 85 million and the Financial Plan for 2019-2020 stands at approximately 85.8 million, which is approximately a 240,000 change from the budget draft that was presented at the April 9, 2018 City Council meeting. With every good budget, there is a reconciliation. This will take the City from the budget draft from revenues to the proposed budget. An additional 125,000 in sales tax is projected for both the FY 2018- 2019 proposed budget and FY 2019-2020 Financial Plan. It includes additional rate adjustments revenues that were discussed on April 9, 2018 as part of the City Council workshop. Assistant City Manager Cowin explained how those dollars would be used in the budget, stating that 118,182 goes back into the operating departments. This is the increase in revenues from the rate adjustments. There was a savings of approximately 70,000 in FY 2018-2019 from changing the overall salary increase for employees to 2.7 for both years. There is an additional training position at 28,872 and adjustments need to fully fund that position. Also, there are various other net adjustments within the budget at 360,000 to be able to fund the additional financial support for the Public Works Department. There is 10,000 towards economic development, including 5,000 for the Pitt Community College Job Skills Program as well as 5,000 to fund the additional salary step increase. There is over 180,000 over the two-year period towards the Dickinson Avenue Street Lighting ( 90,000 per year). The funds for the Thomas Foreman Press Box are allocated at 30,000 and 40,000 for Increase Contingency for FY 2018-2019. Attachment Number 1 Page 19 of 26 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Monday, May 7, 2018 Page 20 of 26

Tagged Passions:public works, Public Works, health insurance, health, university, streets, taxes, budget, administrator, Taxes, manager, development, training, traffic, streetscape, program, sale, insurance, stormwater, economic development, Development, funding, and finance

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Assistant City Manager Cowin stated that regarding the General Fund Revenue, approximately 63 of the revenue is coming from two primary sources: property tax and sales tax. In fact, the first seven or eight of the line items displayed make up about 90 of the City s overall revenue within the General Fund.

Assistant City Manager Cowin stated that the tax rate for 2019 and 2020 is holding steady at 52 cents for each year. Normal growth is being seen at 2.3 in the City s property tax base over the last five years, but over the last year or so it has picked up. From 2018 to 2019, there is a 3.2 increase going from 6.5 billion to 6.7 billion in property tax base. Also, there is a corresponding increase in the City s property tax revenues over that same timeframe. There was a 2.3 annual increase in property tax revenues over the last five years and a 3 increase in the City s property tax rate revenue for each of the two years are being seen. Assistant City Manager Cowin stated that concerning the sales tax revenue, in many ways as discussed in the past, the City s budget has been leveraged on the increase and sales tax revenues over the last five years. The five-year growth rate is over 5 and the three-year growth rate is over 4 . The City is maintaining a steady conservative growth rate at about 3 over the next two years. Assistant City Manager Cowin explained the General Fund Expenses, stating that approximately two-thirds of the City s expenses are coming in the form of personnel, both salaries and benefits, which is approximately 54.3 million for 2018-2019 and approximately 55.5 for 2019-2020. The operating expense makes up an additional 21 of the budget at 18.4 million and 18.8 million for each respective year and then transfers Attachment Number 1 Page 20 of 26 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Monday, May 7, 2018 Page 21 of 26

Tagged Passions:property, taxes, personnel, budget, administrator, Taxes, manager, sale, property tax, and growth

averaging approximately 9 million for each of the two years. Capital improvements are estimated at 4.9 million and 4.5 million.

Assistant City Manager Cowin stated that the increase in salaries for City employees is 2.7 for the next two years and that is broken down to 1.5 merit and 1.2 market increases. Last year s merit was 1.2 . Assistant City Manager Cowin summarized the proposed capital projects for the next two years: Assistant City Manager Cowin stated regarding the proposed transfers to other funds, the Facilities Improvement Program (FIP) is set at 1.4 million and that is split evenly between the Recreation and Parks Department s capital projects as well as the Public Works Department s capital projects. 4.8 million is dedicated to Debt Service from the General Fund to pay debt service for projects that have been funded from General Fund revenues. 1.3 million is allocated for the Sheppard Memorial Library, 309,830 is the match for housing grants, 771,984 is the matching funds for the federal funds from the Transit Program, and 740,000 is transferred to Capital Reserve based on various initiatives and priorities received from the City Council. Attachment Number 1 Page 21 of 26 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Monday, May 7, 2018 Page 22 of 26
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Assistant City Manager Cowin explained the service rate adjustments:

Assistant City Manager Cowin stated that as discussed at the Budget Workshop last year, there is a modest increase in the Recreation and Parks rates for youth sports, summer camps, tennis, and shelter rentals. This increase would fund part-time salaries at the South Greenville Center for the After-School Program and to fund the Summer Inclusion Camp for students with disabilities. Assistant City Manager Cowin stated that some of the cemetery rates are increasing for grave openings and closings, cremations, and single grave plots. Those funds will help cover the cost of the operations as well as for the maintenance of the City s cemetery operations. Assistant City Manager Cowin stated that the monthly lease parking rate is going from 52 to 60, and the monies would fund the overall maintenance of the parking deck as well as maintenance of the City s various surfaced lots within the uptown area. Assistant City Manager Cowin summarized the freestanding funds that operate off of fee structures or dollars that are transferred from the General Fund and are used to fund various different services: Debt Service The City has approximately 700,000 in occupancy tax revenues used to cover the debt service on the Convention Center as well as transfers from the General Fund at 4.7 million Attachment Number 1 Page 22 of 26 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Monday, May 7, 2018 Page 23 of 26

Tagged Passions:leasing, rental, conventions, services, taxes, budget, administrator, Taxes, manager, education, youth, rates, sports, students, program, funding, recreation, and parking

to allow the City to retire that debt. It should be noted that based on the City s long range debt policy that 4.7 million in the way that is rolling off of the finances annually will allow the City to move forward with funding the next round of 2015 GO Bond. Approximately 7.8 million will be borrowed next year to complete those projects.

Transit Fund The Transit Fund is basically funded through federal reimbursements, the General Fund and bus fares. The federal reimbursements are approximately 80 for capital and 50 for operating cost and the City contributes back to that to balance the fund out in administrative overhead, approximately 771,000 in year one and 790,000 in year two. It should be noted that does include the addition of two positions within the Transit Division to assist in opening the G. K. Butterfield Transportation Center.
Tagged Passions:transportation, Public Transit, policy, bond, funding, and finance

Fleet Maintenance Fund

This fund is used to account for all of the maintenance of the City s in-house fleet. This is funded by transfers back from the General Fund and other supporting funds such as the Sanitation Fund. It is based on the fuel markup and cost of the labor charged back to the individual departments. The Fleet Maintenance is approximately a 4.5 million fund used to pay for personnel, operating expenses, and capital outlay. Sanitation Fund This will be the first year that the City has seen no increase in its sanitation rates, which is at three years holding strong at 16 per month. The backyard service was eliminated in FY 2017-2018. There are no rate increases included within the budget for the next two fiscal years. Stormwater Fund There are no rate increases for FY 2018-2019 or FY 2019-2020. The rate is 5.35 per month and the monies are being used to fund the debt service on the Town Creek Culvert as well as maintenance and Watershed Master Plan projects. Housing Fund The Housing Fund is made up of the CDBG and HOME grants. The City will continue to keep an eye on federal legislation that would impact these grants. Health Fund
Tagged Passions:watershed, health, personnel, budget, rates, solid waste, stormwater, housing, funding, grant, and cdbg

With its Health Clinic and budget workshops, the City has seen a strong performance in its Health Fund during the last few years. The City has not seen a significant amount of rate increases, which have been projected in the market. The City has been able to reduce its employees cost share from 84.3 last year to 82.7 . The City is in the middle of a three- year plan. If the City could get down to 80 that would put the City on the mark to be at the 80 cost share. In addition to some of the gains made through the Health Clinic and when the expansion of the Clinic is done, hopefully, there will be some benefits back to the Health Fund.

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Vehicle Replacement Fund

These are dollars that are contributed from the General Fund and the Sanitation Fund to cover the overall replacement of the City s vehicles, approximately 4.3 million is allocated for FY 2018-2019 and approximately 4.7 million for FY 2019-2020. At least, over the next years, that could be moved to a 50 funding level. The City has only been contributing about 30 into the fund, which is not sustainable. The City is making efforts to try to increase that over the next two years and also make operational adjustments in-house in order to make sure that fund is kept sufficient over the next several years.

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City Manager Wall responded that recognizing the capacity to get projects done, some of it is the timing of projects, for example, the West 5th Street improvements. It would be better to do the street improvements after the 10th Street Connector Project is completed. The combination of focusing, the initial phasing of getting some projects done, then waiting for the completion of other projects, and staff s capacity to get designs are contributing factors as well.

Assistant City Manager Cowin stated that the bond was approved by voters in November 2015, which was in the middle of the fiscal year. When leveraging 15 million worth of debt, it has the potential to impact the budget. So the City Council and staff went through the budgeting process in the first half of 2016 for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, making sure the City was able to include the first half of the debt service without an increase in the property tax rate. That placed the City borrowing the first half in the Fall of 2016. It was almost a year between the approvals by the voters and marketing to borrow the first half of the debt plus the consideration of the engineering time contributed to that. Mayor Connelly said that his concern is that the section of Arlington Boulevard between Memorial Drive and Red Banks Road has not been done. For two years, discussion has been about the section being in the design phase. In 2016, the question was asked about the cost per linear mile and that was 100,000. The last Notes to Council that he read indicated it was 130,000 per linear mile. Because the City Council has extended this further out, now the City is getting less for its money rather than the City had moved forward more expeditiously.

Tagged Passions:property, streets, taxes, budget, administrator, Taxes, manager, recognition, streetscape, market, bond, and property tax

City Manager Wall responded there has been a lot of discussion with staff to insure that projects are done on the schedule identified. Certainly, the City has an aggressive workload for the next two fiscal years, and staff is working hard to get those funds spent.

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City Manager Wall responded that at this point, staff is trying to identify available land for public parking. Staff is not in the position to speak about the specifics but, hopefully, the City will be able to do that early in the fiscal year.

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Tagged Passions:administrator, manager, and parking

REVIEW OF MAY 10, 2018 CITY COUNCIL MEETING

The Mayor and City Council reviewed the agenda for the May 10, 2018 City Council meeting.

CITY MANAGER S REPORT

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City Manager Wall recognized the City of Greenville s Public Information Office (PIO) for receiving three North Carolina City/County Communicators Excellence in Communications Awards. The PIO staff members are Communications Manager Brock Letchworth, Communications Technician/Videographer Kelvin Thomas, and Communications Technicians Aaron Hines and Jordan Anders.

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Tagged Passions:administrator, manager, recognition, Communications, and communications

City Manager Wall stated that the City was placed first place in the TV or Video Instructional Video category for its Red Light Safety Camera video produced by Communications Technician/Videographer Thomas in collaboration with the Police and Public Works Departments. Also, the City received first place in the Printed Publications Annual Report category for the City s popular Annual Financial Report. The report was designed by Communications Technician Hines with the assistance of the Financial Services Department. Greenville received second place in the TV or Video Regular Programming category for its social media and cable news feature, City Scoop.

City Manager Wall recognized three City departments for receiving safety awards at the annual banquet. The Fire/Rescue Department received its second consecutive Silver Award. The Police Department received its sixth consecutive Silver Award and the administrative departments received their 16th straight year of the Gold Award. City Manager Wall recognized and welcomed Byron Hayes as the Director of Financial Services. Attachment Number 1 Page 25 of 26 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Monday, May 7, 2018 Page 26 of 26

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COMMENTS FROM MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

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The Mayor and City Council made comments about past and future events.

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CLOSED SESSION

Council Member Bell moved to enter closed session in accordance with G.S. 143- 318.11(a)(4) to discuss matters relating to the location or expansion of industries or other businesses in the area served by the public body, including agreement on a tentative list of economic development incentives that may be offered by the public body in negotiations. Council Member Smiley seconded the motion, which passed by unanimous vote. Mayor Connelly declared the City Council in Closed Session at 7:38 p.m. and called a brief recess to allow the Council and staff time to relocate to Conference Room 337. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business before the City Council, Council Member Smiley moved to adjourn the meeting. Council Member Bell seconded the motion, which was approved by unanimous vote. Mayor Connelly declared the meeting adjourned at 8:01pm. Respectfully Submitted Polly Jones Deputy City Clerk Attachment Number 1 Page 26 of 26 Item 1
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PROPOSED MINUTES MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL

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CITY OF GREENVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018

A regular meeting of the Greenville City Council was held on Thursday, August 9, 2018 in the Council Chambers, located on the third floor at City Hall, with Mayor P. J. Connelly presiding. Mayor Connelly called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm., after which he gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Those Present: Mayor P. J. Connelly, Mayor Pro-Tem Rose H. Glover and Council Members Kandie D. Smith, Will Bell, Rick Smiley, William F. Litchfield, Jr. and Brian V. Meyerhoeffer, Jr. Those Absent: None Also Present:

City Manager Ann E. Wall, City Attorney Emanuel D. McGirt, City Clerk Carol L. Barwick and Deputy City Clerk Polly Jones

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APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

City Manager Ann Wall stated that Happy Trail Farms, LLC has requested that their rezoning request be continued to October 11th.

Tagged Passions:administrator, manager, agriculture, trails, and zoning

Council Member Smiley requested that the rezoning requested by Jeffrey Daniels and Timothy McCarthy be moved up on the agenda to immediately follow consideration of the Consent Agenda.

Upon motion by Council Member Smiley and second by Council Member Bell, the City Council voted unanimously to approve the agenda as amended. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD Mayor Connelly opened the public comment period at 6:07 pm, explaining procedures which should be followed by all speakers. Attachment Number 2 Page 1 of 24 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Thursday, August 9, 2018 Page 2 of 24 Richard Harris 116 Fort Sumter Drive Mr. Harris stated he is a 24 year resident of the Lynndale Subdivision, which is zoned single-family residential. There are various online booking portals for short term rentals representing approximately 160 units in the greater Greenville area. Sixty of these units are in Greenville, with four being in his subdivision and 2 on his street. Mr. Harris opposes these short term rentals to people who are unknown and not vested in the neighborhood. Bill Mitchum 118 Fort Sumter Drive Mr. Mitchum stated he is very much against the proliferation of residential single-family neighborhoods to commercial outcroppings. There are zoning ordinances in place, but things come up from time to time that need to be tweaked into those ordinances to protect the integrity and the value of residential neighborhoods. Marion Blackburn 802 River Hill Drive Ms. Blackburn expressed concern over the cruelty exotic animals are subjected to when displayed for profit and for commercial purposes. Last year, the City Council passed an ordinance that would prohibit this display, then that ordinance was reconsidered. She asked that this Council revisit and pass that ordinance.

Tagged Passions:rental, watershed, subdivision, commercial, pets, ordinance, short-term rental, neighborhood, procedure, and zoning

Roseanna King 5180B Deveron Street Ms. King spoke in favor of a Civilian Police Review Board, elected by the people, with full investigatory and subpoena power.

Tagged Passions:streets and public safety

Dr. Yoshi Newman 214 Quail Hollow Road Dr. Newman stated she had planned to ask the City Council to consider tabling three of the rezoning rests on tonight s agenda. She said it is inappropriate when the City stacks its agenda with more items than will allow for appropriate citizen input. She hopes in the future, the City will maintain an agenda that allows for appropriate citizen input. She further expressed concern over the approval process for zoning requests, which never include reports on the impact on citizens or the environment.

John Joseph Laffiteau University Inn Suites Mr. Laffiteau stated expressed concern about a personnel matter at the East Branch of Sheppard Memorial Library in which he feels his conduct was misinterpreted and a wrongful pattern was assigned to his behavior. The former City Attorney informed him that there was no film evidence to back up what the staff said, and to the best of his knowledge, no patrons of the Library complained about his conduct. He is requesting that he and Library staff members take polygraph tests.

Tagged Passions:council, university, personnel, legal, hotel, behavior, environment, zoning, Conservation, and library

Glenn E. Johnson 459 Williamston Drive Winterville Mr. Johnson stated he was a native of the Jersey Shore and relocated to Winterville in 2014. As a Veteran, who has previously served as both a police officer and a fireman, his mission now is to be of service to the community. He is host of the Glenn Johnson Show on Awesome Radio 106.9 and would like to invite members of the City Council to appear on

Attachment Number 2 Page 2 of 24 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Thursday, August 9, 2018 Page 3 of 24 his show, with the caveat that anyone running for office would need prior approval to appear. Steve Rice Address Illegible Mr. Rice spoke about the American flag and the myriad ways in which people pay respect to the flag and say the Pledge of Allegiance. He referred specifically to the phrase with liberty and justice for all . Sadly, there have been institutions in the country that do not and have never practiced justice for all. As elected officials, it is this body s duty to meet the needs of the people, and by people, he means human beings. To do this, one must have love for the people. He asked that their words become deeds that meet needs.
Tagged Passions:public safety and radio

Caleb Burroughs 2106 E. 4th Street Mr. Burroughs stated he lives in Council Member Bell s district and would like to address growing up. He has been in Greenville as a student at ECU for three years and has learned much about personal reflection and accountability. Part of growing up is understanding that we all have flaws. Greenville has divided itself along the train tracks leaving a very obvious divide between East and West Greenville. Part of the problem comes from the way people are policed and that is why he believes Greenville needs a Citizens Review Board to hold good police members accountable. To say that the police have extra powers, including the right to kill, even off duty, is an understatement. Sometimes it is justified, but most of the time it is not, and he believes a Citizens Review Board will provide the needed accountability.

Willow Mercando 2907 Cedar Creek Road Ms. Mercando stated she is speaking in solidarity with friends, neighbors and the Coalition Against Racism to support the need for a Civilian Police Review Board. She read a statement entitled Walking While Black, Looking Suspicious that was written by a woman who wishes to remain anonymous lest she be targeted.
Tagged Passions:council, streets, public safety, accountability, discrimination, and civil rights

**The following individuals were registered to speak, but unable to do so due to the expiration of time for the Public Comment period:

Jeni Grant No Address or Topic Given Dedan Waciuri No Address Given Topic: Civilian Police Review Board Don Cavellini 101 Lancaster Drive Topic: Civilian Police Review Board Gregory Hemby 740 SE Greenville Boulevard Topic: Civilian Police Review Board John Midgett No Address Given NC Police Benevolent Association/Police Support Jermaine McNair No Address Given Topic: Police Review Board Linda Bunch 202 Harmony Street Topic: Citizens Review Board
Tagged Passions:streets, public safety, and grant

Having concluded the allocated 30 minutes for the public comment period, Mayor Connelly closed the public comment period at 6:38 pm.

Attachment Number 2 Page 3 of 24 Item 1

Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Thursday, August 9, 2018 Page 4 of 24 SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS SCOTT LASCALLETTE POLICE DEPARTMENT RETIREE City Manager Ann Wall and Chief of Police Mark Holtzman recognized Scott Lascallette on the occasion of his retirement following 15 years and 2 months service to the City of Greenville Police Department. Ms. Wall noted his service to Greenville was after serving 20 years with the US Coast Guard and working with the ECU Police Department. AWARD FROM GOVERNMENT FINANCE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN POPULAR ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORTING
Tagged Passions:administrator, public safety, manager, recognition, financial report, retirement, seniors, and finance

Mayor Connelly recognized City staff for their excellent work in producing this year s Popular Annual Financial Report, which provides a user-friendly summary of the City s financial position and serves as a supplement to the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. The report is available online. The 2017 report recently earned the award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association. It was also voted the top printed annual report in the State by the North Carolina City and County Communicators during their conference held in April. It was a team effort by members of the City Manager s Office and the Financial Services Department, and he would like to individually recognize City Manager Ann Wall, Assistant City Manager Michael Cowin, Financial Services Director Byron Hayes, Budget Analyst Shelley Leach and Communications Technician Aaron Hines.

Tagged Passions:services, budget, administrator, manager, recognition, Communications, financial report, communications, and finance

RECOGNITION OF GREENVILLE NOON ROTARY FIELD OF HONOR PROJECT

Recreation and Parks Director Gary Fenton stated that many years ago, a mentor of his told him the best way to get something done is to help someone else do it. That has been the case with the Field of Honor at Town Common, with the first year theme of The Heroes in our Lives . Although Recreation and Parks has been aware of the Fields of Honor across the country, they were not in a position to sponsor and initiate one themselves. In the spring of 2018, the Greenville Noon Rotary made a proposal to host the City s first Field of Honor at Town Common, opening just before Memorial Day and remaining open until the weekend after Independence Day. It was a team effort shared by the Noon Rotary, the City of Greenville and the Greenville Utilities Commission, as well as a great many sponsors from across the community. The 500 flags made a very touching display.
Tagged Passions:Utility, parks, utility, boards and commissions, recognition, and recreation

Mr. Fenton asked that the Noon Rotary President Jack Butner, Steven Walsh and any other Rotary members present come forward while the City Clerk distributes mementos of the occasion.

Attachment Number 2 Page 4 of 24 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Thursday, August 9, 2018 Page 5 of 24 Mayor Connelly expressed thanks to the Noon Rotary representatives present and presented President Butner with a plaque commemorating the City s appreciation for their support of the inaugural Field of Honor, noting that it was a beautiful display. APPOINTMENTS

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APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

Tagged Passions:boards and commissions and appointments

Board of Adjustment Mayor P.J. Connelly recommended that Dillon Godley be appointed to a first three-year term that will expire June 2021 in replacement of Richard Winkler. A motion was made by Council Member Bell to that effect, seconded by Council Member Smith, and it carried unanimously.

With the appointment of Dillon Godley to the board, the Order of Elevations was enacted as outlined in the City s Board and Commission Policy, elevating Christopher Lilley to a regular member, Sharon Evans to the Alternate 1 position, Nathan Cohen to the Alternate 2 position, and Dillon Godley to the Alternate 3 position.
Tagged Passions:council, boards and commissions, policy, and appointments

Community Appearance Commission Council Member Smiley continued the appointment of Todd Brown s seat.

Tagged Passions:council, boards and commissions, and appointments

Environmental Advisory Commission Council Member Meyehoeffer continued the appointment for Durk Tyson s seat.

Attachment Number 2 Page 5 of 24 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Thursday, August 9, 2018 Page 6 of 24
Tagged Passions:boards and commissions, appointments, and environment

Greenville Bicycle Pedestrian Commission Council Member Bell made a motion to appoint Daniel Hemme to fill an unexpired term that will expire January 2021 in replacement of Bryson White, who had resigned. Council Member Smiley seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

Tagged Passions:council, boards and commissions, appointments, Bicycles, Pedestrian, and bicycles

Greenville Utilities Commission Council Member Litchfield made a motion to accept the County s recommendation to reappoint Vance Overton to a second three-year term that will expire June 2021. Council Member Bell seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

Tagged Passions:Utility, utility, council, boards and commissions, and appointments

Historic Preservation Commission Council Member Litchfield continued the appointment for Jordan Koonts seat.

Housing Authority Council Member Bell continued the appointment for Ann Huggins seat. Human Relations Council Mayor Pro-Tem Glover continued all appointments. Pitt-Greenville Convention Visitors Authority Council Member Meyerhoeffer continued the recommendation of Kenneth Ross seat.
Tagged Passions:conventions, council, boards and commissions, appointments, housing, historic, and preservation

Planning Zoning Commission Council Member appointed Kevin Faison to a first three-year term that will expire May 2021 in replacement of Margaret Reid. Council Member Bell seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

With the appointment of Kevin Faison to the board, the Order of Elevations was enacted as outlined in the City s Board and Commission Policy, elevating Max Joyner, III to a regular member, Christopher West to the Alternate 1 position, and Kevin Faison to the Alternate 3 position. Police Community Relations Committee Mayor Pro-Tem Glover continued the appointment of Leonard Naipaul s seat.
Tagged Passions:council, boards and commissions, public safety, policy, appointments, zoning, and planning

Recreation Parks Commission Council Member Smith made a motion to appoint Saroija Durant-Moore to a first three-year term that will expire May 31, 2021, in replacement of Audrey Gates Nealy, who was no longer eligible to serve. Council Member Bell seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

Council Member Glover made a motion to appoint Ebonee Downey to fill an unexpired term that will expire May 31, 2020, in replacement of JuQuon Whitaker, who had resigned. Council Member Bell seconded the motion and it carried unanimously Attachment Number 2 Page 6 of 24 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Thursday, August 9, 2018 Page 7 of 24
Tagged Passions:parks, boards and commissions, appointments, and recreation

Council Member Litchfield continued the appointment of Elizabeth Seda s seat.

No additional detail provided

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Youth Council Mayor Pro-Tem Glover made a motion to appoint Tamieya Sherrod to fill an unexpired term that will expire September 2018. Council Member Litchfield seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

Mayor Pro-Tem Glover continued all remaining appointments. CONSENT AGENDA

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City Manager Wall introduced the following items on the Consent Agenda:

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:administrator and manager

RESOLUTION UPDATING THE CITY S AGENTS FOR FEMA FUNDS FOR HURRICANE MATTHEW (Resolution No. 029-18)

Tagged Passions:FEMA and funding

RESOLUTION FOR THE REDEMPTION OF GREENVILLE UTILITIES COMMISSION SERIES 2008A BONDS (Resolution No. 030-18)

Tagged Passions:Utility, utility, boards and commissions, and bond

ENCROACHMENT AGREEMENT WITH CONTERRA ULTRA BROADBAND, LLC

AGREEMENT WITH CSX TRANSPORTATION, INC. FOR SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH CONSTRUCTION OF THE SOUTH TAR RIVER GREENWAY PHASE 3 FROM PITT STREET TO NASH STREET REPORT ON BIDS AND CONTRACTS AWARDED
Tagged Passions:parks, transportation, watershed, services, contract, streets, RFP, rfp, Internet Access, encroachment, and construction

VARIOUS TAX REFUNDS GREATER THAN 100

Upon motion by Council Member Smiley and second by Council Member Bell, the City Council voted unanimously to approve all items on the consent agenda. NEW BUSINESS PUBLIC HEARINGS ORDINANCE REQUESTED BY JEFFREY DANIELS AND TIMOTHY MCCARTHY TO REZONE 0.246 ACRES LOCATED ALONG THE SOUTHERN RIGHT-OF-WAY OF EAST 6TH STREET ADJACENT TO THE EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS FROM R9S Attachment Number 2 Page 7 of 24 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Thursday, August 9, 2018 Page 8 of 24 (RESIDENTIAL-SINGLE-FAMILY [MEDIUM DENSITY]) TO OR (OFFICE-RESIDENTIAL [HIGH DENSITY MULTI-FAMILY])
Tagged Passions:business, university, streets, taxes, hearing, Taxes, ordinance, and zoning

Planner Chantae Gooby stated that Jeffrey Daniels and Timothy McCarthy have requested to rezone 0.246 acres located along the southern right-of-way of East 6th Street adjacent to the East Carolina University Main Campus from R9S (Residential-Single-family [Medium Density]) to OR (Office-Residential [High Density Multi-family]).

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:university, streets, and zoning

Based on the possible uses permitted by the requested rezoning, the proposed rezoning classification could generate 98 trips to and from the site on East 5th Street, which is a net increase of 84 additional trips per day. Based on the possible uses permitted by the requested rezoning, the proposed rezoning classification could generate 98 trips to and from the site on East 10th Street, which is a net increase of 84 additional trips per day. During the review process, measures to mitigate the traffic will be determined.

The subject property has been in the city limits since 1969 and was zoned R9. In 2005, the subject property was rezoned to its current zoning (R9S - single-family only) as part of a large-scale city-initiated rezoning. Water and Sanitary Sewer are available. There are no known historical or environmental conditions/constraints on this property. The property is currently vacant. Under the current zoning, Ms. Gooby stated under the current zoning, the site could accommodate one (1) single-family residence. Under the proposed zoning, the site could accommodate a private parking lot containing 25-30 spaces. The anticipated build-out time is within one (1) year. Surrounding land uses and zoning are as follows: North: R9S - East Carolina University parking lot South: R9S - One (1) single-family residence East: R9S - One (1) single-family residence (under common ownership of applicant) West: OR - East Carolina University Main Campus Ms. Gooby stated that, in staff's opinion, the request is in compliance with Horizons 2026: Greenville's Community Plan and the Future Land Use Plan and Character Map. In compliance with the comprehensive plan should be construed as meaning the requested zoning is (i) either specifically recommended in the text of the Horizons Plan (or addendum to the plan) or is predominantly or completely surrounded by the same or compatible and desirable zoning and (ii) promotes the desired urban form. The requested district is considered desirable and in the public interest, and staff recommends approval of the requested rezoning. Ms. Gooby stated the Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously to deny the request at its May 15, 2018 meeting. Mayor Connelly declared the public hearing for the proposed rezoning open at 7:19 pm Attachment Number 2 Page 8 of 24 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Thursday, August 9, 2018 Page 9 of 24 and invited anyone wishing to speak in favor to come forward. Mike Baldwin No Address Given Mr. Baldwin, speaking on behalf of the applicants, stated there were two words he wished could be taken out of the dictionary tonight, and those are parking lot . After the Planning Board meeting, Mr. Daniels met with the Maxwells, Mr. Wacker and three other members of the Tar River University Neighborhood Association (TRUNA) to discuss possible alternatives. He is concerned about their concerns. In reading from an email sent to him by Mr. Daniels, Mr. Baldwin said Mr. Daniels told them given their concern and opposition to a parking lot, they would not go in that direction. He asked their thoughts on a duplex design he had sent to them. Things went quiet and it was clear they were not there to discuss possible alternatives. Ann (Ms. Maxwell) asked that they just keep the land unchanged. The meeting ended with smiles, but was not at all productive.
Tagged Passions:Utility, watershed, strategic, utility, boards and commissions, property, university, compliance, hearing, historical, neighborhood, traffic, water, sewer, environment, zoning, planning, and parking

Mr. Baldwin showed photographs of the site, as well as Mr. Daniels house to the east of the lot. He has done many upgrades to the house, including a new roof, totaling about 20,000. He also showed photos of ECU s building parking lot located within just a few feet of the subject lot.

The Comprehensive Plan called for OR at this location and that is the zoning they have requested, but it appears they have stirred up a hornet s nest. They feel a duplex is most appropriate there. Fifty percent of this area is rental property. A duplex is a permitted use in OR zoning, but a single-family dwelling is not. Parking lots are permitted by special permit only. Mr. Baldwin discussed a number of possibilities for zoning classifications and what would or would not be allowed therein based on the size of the lot. He feels R6N makes the most sense. It does not allow parking lots, but has higher setback requirements than OR and will allow a duplex on property this size. Unfortunately, R6N does not meet the Comprehensive Plan. He asked if it is possible to amend their request tonight.
Tagged Passions:rental, strategic, property, zoning, and parking

Chantae clarified that what Mr. Baldwin was referring to was not R6N. It is R6A, with the RU overlay.

City Attorney Emanuel McGirt stated Mr. Baldwin cannot amend his request tonight before Council. The Planning and Zoning Commission has to comment on each proposed zoning map amendment before it is presented to Council.

Tagged Passions:council, boards and commissions, legal, zoning, and planning

Mr. Baldwin stated he would like to withdraw the request before Council at this time.

Attachment Number 2 Page 9 of 24 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Thursday, August 9, 2018 Page 10 of 24 Although the request to rezone was withdrawn by the applicant, the City Council felt it was appropriate to afford those who came in opposition to this rezoning to speak since there was an opportunity given to speak in favor. Therefore, Mayor Connelly invited comment in opposition.

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Hap Maxwell 1506 E. 5th Street Mr. Maxwell stated he has been in his home since 1983 and he currently serves as President of TRUNA. When he received the letter in the spring indicating the proposed rezoning and he saw on the map that this lot was carved out and lumped in with the University property, he felt it had to be a mistake. It showed that a portion of their neighborhood with three single-family homes and a vacant lot had somehow all been put in with ECU s classification and zoning. He shared the information with TRUNA neighbors. In 2000, they were all invited to an Open House for ECU s Campus Plan unveiling. They said they intended to expand by approximately 100 acres to include new building space, parking lots or decks and playing fields. They were horrified when they got to this unveiling to see that the plan showed their neighborhood being totally owned by ECU. Residents of TRUNA went into survival mode and started a campaign called Save Our Neighborhood, and after a year of hard work, they convinced ECU to drop their plans to expand to the East. Including this area as part of ECU s natural progression simply doesn t make sense. He requested that this rezoning request be denied and asked all those present who opposed the rezoning to please stand. A large percentage of the audience did so.

Tagged Passions:property, university, blight, neighborhood, zoning, and parking

Ann Maxwell 1506 E. 5th Street Ms. Maxwell said her family has lived in a single-family home next to a parking lot for 35 years. It s not that bad. She was on the Horizons: 2026 Committee and attended every meeting. She was stunned when she saw the Future Land Use and Character Map for her neighborhood. Her guess is that the reason this little area got marked out as purple (same zoning as the ECU property across the street) is because in 1969, Mrs. Carl Adams, who at that time owned the house where she and her husband now live, gave two small portions of the back her home to the University for a playground for the ECU Nursery program. She asked that it never be used for anything other than a playground, but the request was only by word of mouth. That request was never recorded.

Mike Barnum Maple Street Mr. Barnum said Horizons: 2026 and the Future Land Use Plan are great guidelines. There is information to assist in making decisions, but there are also numerous policies in the plan that do not support this rezoning request. He cited many of these to explain his reasoning. He stated this request is not in the public s best interest. Laurie Vainwright Maple Street Ms. Vainwright stated they own three homes on Maple Street. They live at the bottom of the hill where Maple Street and 10th Street intersect. She is concerned about increased traffic and flooding, and noted that two of their three homes have already flooded. She Attachment Number 2 Page 10 of 24 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Thursday, August 9, 2018 Page 11 of 24
Tagged Passions:flooding, property, university, neighborhood, traffic, program, zoning, and parking

asked that the Council not approve any change that would increase traffic or flooding potential.

John Gresham Maple Street Mr. Gresham stated his family has lived on Maple Street since 1985. He doesn t have pretty pictures or slides, but he invites the Council to drive down Maple Street. It is a beautiful street with very unique houses and huge oak trees. He asked that Council picture their own neighborhoods and their homes, with a duplex going in a couple doors down. He doesn t see a lot of public interest other than the people here who are opposed to this request. Susan Redding 601 S. Elm Street Ms. Redding said the remarks she would share tonight were put together by Dr. John Wacker and herself. She and her husband have lived in their house for 30 years, and John and his wife have lived in theirs, across the street from her at 600 S. Elm Street, for about 20 years. She said she wanted to reiterate some of Mr. Gresham s remarks noting their neighborhood is a great place to live. They feel approval of this rezoning request would have a profound negative effect on the character of the neighborhood. People work hard to maintain their yards, houses and the neighborhood. There are 47 lots in this neighborhood and much of it is rental property, but many of those properties are owned by people who live in the neighborhood, so they are trying to keep the character of the neighborhood alive. Bill Redding 601 S. Elm Street Mr. Redding, who brought his guitar, sang Joni Mitchell s Big Yellow Taxi
Tagged Passions:flooding, rental, council, property, streets, ride sharing and hailing, neighborhood, traffic, and zoning

Libby Knott 1908 E. 6th Street Ms. Knott said tonight has been confusing in terms of exactly what is being proposed. Either way, she is opposed to rezoning in this area. This lot is clearly part of a long- standing, stable neighborhood. The photos shown were facing West and displayed the parking lots and buildings. What you did not see were photos facing East that show a stable neighborhood with lawns well-kept and nicely maintained homes. The City Council represents all the citizens of Greenville, and this rezoning would be for the benefit of only a few to the detriment of the others.

Beverly Harris No Address Given Ms. Harris said much has been said about the environmental impact of the rezoning request, but building a single-family home on this lot would greatly increase the income Greenville receives from property tax. Hearing no one else wishing to speak in opposition, Mayor Connelly closed the public hearing at 8:06 pm. Upon motion by Council member Litchfield and second by Council Member Bell, the City Council voted unanimously to accept the applicant s request to withdraw the request to rezone 0.246 acres located along the southern right-of-way of East 6th Street adjacent to the Attachment Number 2 Page 11 of 24 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Thursday, August 9, 2018 Page 12 of 24 East Carolina University Main Campus from R9S (Residential-Single-family [Medium Density]) to OR (Office-Residential [High Density Multi-family]) and to refer the matter to Staff for recommendations for amendment to the Future Land Use Plan.
Tagged Passions:property, university, streets, taxes, hearing, Taxes, neighborhood, environment, property tax, zoning, and parking

ORDINANCE TO ANNEX GREENVILLE AUTO AUCTION SITE, LLC INVOLVING 39.97 ACRES LOCATED NEAR THE NORTHWESTERN CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF DICKINSON AVENUE AND BROMPTON LANE (Ordinance No. 18-040)

Planner Chantae Gooby showed a map depicting the proposed annexation area, which is located within Arthur Township in voting district 2. The property is currently vacant with no population, and no population is expected at full development. Current zoning is CH (Heavy Commercial), with the proposed use being a 17,500 square feet of Greenville Auto Auction. Present tax value is 1,485,435, with tax value at full development estimated at 3,235,435. Mayor Connelly declared the public hearing for the proposed annexation open at 8:18 pm and invited anyone wishing to speak in favor to come forward. Hearing no one, Mayor Connelly invited comment in opposition. Also hearing none, Mayor Connelly closed the public hearing at 8:19 pm. 10 of 27 Mayor Pro-Tem Glover moved to adopt the ordinance to annex Greenville Auto Auction Site, LLC involving 39.97 acres located near the northwestern corner of the intersection of Dickinson Avenue and Brompton Lane. Council Member Meyerhoeffer seconded the motion, which passed by unanimous vote.
Tagged Passions:transportation, council, property, taxes, commercial, hearing, Taxes, annexation, ordinance, development, auction, voting, Development, and zoning

ORDINANCE TO ANNEX THE STUART MICHAEL EDWARDS PROPERTY INVOLVING 2.027 ACRES LOCATED AT THE SOUTHWESTERN CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF PORTERTOWN ROAD AND EASTERN PINES ROAD (Ordinance No. 18-041)

Planner Chantae Gooby showed a map depicting the proposed annexation area, which is located within Grimesland Township in voting district 4. The property currently has no population, and no population is expected at full development. Current zoning is CN (Neighborhood Commercial), with both the current and proposed use being 3,120 square feet of commercial space. Present tax value is 141,516, with tax value at full development estimated at 141,516. Mayor Connelly declared the public hearing for the proposed annexation open at 8:21 pm and invited anyone wishing to speak in favor to come forward. Hearing no one, Mayor Connelly invited comment in opposition. Also hearing none, Mayor Connelly closed the public hearing at 8:22 pm. 10 of 27 Attachment Number 2 Page 12 of 24 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Thursday, August 9, 2018 Page 13 of 24 Council Member Smiley moved to adopt the ordinance to annex the Stuart Michael Edwards property involving 2.027 acres located at the southwestern corner of the intersection of Portertown Road and Eastern Pines Road. Council Member Bell seconded the motion, which passed by unanimous vote.
Tagged Passions:property, taxes, commercial, hearing, Taxes, annexation, ordinance, development, voting, neighborhood, Development, and zoning

ORDINANCE TO ANNEX COVENGTON DOWNE, LOT 2, BLOCK G INVOLVING 0.796 ACRES LOCATED ALONG THE NORTHERN RIGHT-OF-WAY OF EAST FIRE TOWER ROAD AND 550+/- FEET EAST OF WIMBLEDON DRIVE (Ordinance No. 18-042)

Planner Chantae Gooby showed a map depicting the proposed annexation area, which is located within Winterville Township in voting district 5. The property is currently undeveloped with no population, and no population is expected at full development. Current zoning is CG (General Commercial), with the proposed use being 2,570+/- square feet of commercial space. Present tax value is 418,176, with tax value at full development estimated at 675,176. Mayor Connelly declared the public hearing for the proposed annexation open at 8:23 pm and invited anyone wishing to speak in favor to come forward. Hearing no one, Mayor Connelly invited comment in opposition. Also hearing none, Mayor Connelly closed the public hearing at 8:24 pm. 10 of 27 Council Member Bell moved to adopt the ordinance to annex Covengton Downe, Lot 2, Block G involving 0.796 acres located along the northern right-of-way of East Fire Tower Road and 550+/- feet east of Wimbledon Drive. Council Member Smiley seconded the motion, which passed by unanimous vote.
Tagged Passions:council, property, taxes, commercial, hearing, Taxes, annexation, ordinance, Cell tower, development, voting, cell tower, Development, and zoning

ORDINANCE TO ANNEX THE GREENVILLE UTILITIES COMMISSION OPERATIONS CENTER INVOLVING 86.81 ACRES LOCATED AT THE SOUTHWESTERN CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HIGHWAY AND NC HIGHWAY 43 (Ordinance No. 18-043)

Planner Chantae Gooby showed a map depicting the proposed annexation area, which is located within Faulkland Township in voting district 1. The property is currently vacant with no population, and no population is expected at full development. Current zoning is CH (Heavy Commercial), with the proposed use being 120,000+/- square feet of public utility space. Present tax value is 0 (tax exempt), with tax value at full development estimated at 0 (tax exempt). Mayor Connelly declared the public hearing for the proposed annexation open at 8:25 pm and invited anyone wishing to speak in favor to come forward. Hearing no one, Mayor Connelly invited comment in opposition. Also hearing none, Mayor Connelly closed the public hearing at 8:26 pm. Attachment Number 2 Page 13 of 24 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Thursday, August 9, 2018 Page 14 of 24
Tagged Passions:Utility, utility, boards and commissions, property, taxes, commercial, hearing, Taxes, annexation, ordinance, development, voting, Development, and zoning

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of 27 Council Member Smiley moved to adopt the ordinance to annex the Greenville Utilities Commission Operations Center involving 86.81 acres located at the southwestern corner of the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Highway and NC Highway 43. Council Member Bell seconded the motion, which passed by unanimous vote.

ORDINANCE REQUESTED BY THE CITY OF GREENVILLE TO REZONE 0.10+/- ACRES (4,356 SQUARE FEET) LOCATED ALONG THE EASTERN RIGHT-OF-WAY OF ROOSEVELT AVENUE AND 75+/- FEET SOUTH OF WEST 5TH STREET FROM R6 (RESIDENTIAL) TO CDF (DOWNTOWN COMMERCIAL FRINGE) (Ordinance No. 18- 044)

Tagged Passions:Utility, utility, council, boards and commissions, streets, commercial, annexation, ordinance, downtown, and zoning

Planner Chantae Gooby stated the City of Greenville has requested to rezone 0.10+/- acres (4,356 square feet) located along the eastern right-of-way of Roosevelt Avenue and 75+/- feet south of West 5th Street from R6 (Residential) to CDF (Downtown Commercial Fringe).

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:streets, commercial, downtown, and zoning

Based on the possible uses permitted by the requested rezoning, an increase in density is not anticipated, therefore a traffic report was not generated.

Tagged Passions:traffic and zoning

In 1969, the property was zoned to its current zoning. Water and Sanitary Sewer are available. The property is located in the Harris Mill Run/Schoolhouse Branch Watershed. Since the property is less than 0.5 acres, stormwater rules will not apply. There are no known historical conditions/constraints on this property.

Under the current zoning, Ms. Gooby stated the property contains one (1) duplex building. Under the proposed zoning, staff would anticipate recombining with the adjacent property which is also City-owned to allow additional space for an existing single-family home. The anticipated build-out time is within one year. Surrounding land uses and zoning are as follows: North: CDF - One (1) single-family residence (City-owned) South: R6 - One (1) vacant lot (City-owned) East: CDF - One (1) vacant lot (City-owned) West: R6 - One (1) single-family residence Ms. Gooby stated that, in staff's opinion, the request is in compliance with Horizons 2026: Greenville's Community Plan and the Future Land Use Plan and Character Map. In compliance with the comprehensive plan should be construed as meaning the requested zoning is (i) either specifically recommended in the text of the Horizons Plan (or addendum to the plan) or is predominantly or completely surrounded by the same or compatible and desirable zoning and (ii) promotes the desired urban form. The requested district is considered desirable and in the public interest, and staff recommends approval of the requested rezoning. Attachment Number 2 Page 14 of 24 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Thursday, August 9, 2018 Page 15 of 24 Ms. Gooby stated the Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of the request at its July 17, 2018 meeting. Mayor Connelly declared the public hearing for the proposed rezoning open at 8:31 pm and invited anyone wishing to speak in favor to come forward. Tiana Berryman No Address Given Ms. Berryman, who is the new Housing Administrator in Community Development, stated the intent of combining these two lots is to allow for a driveway on the Roosevelt Street side of the home, rather than on the busier 5th Street side.
Tagged Passions:Utility, watershed, strategic, utility, boards and commissions, property, administrator, compliance, hearing, development, blight, historical, water, sewer, stormwater, housing, Development, zoning, community development, and planning

Ms. Berryman stated CDBG funds were used for the roof and for painting. They are evaluating uses and have determined it will either be for a low to moderate income household for the purpose of purchase or to benefit a public service. She anticipates a decision in the next month or two.

Hearing no one else wishing to speak in favor of the proposed rezoning, Mayor Connelly invited comment in opposition. Also hearing none, Mayor Connelly closed the public hearing at 8:33 pm. 10 of 27 Council Member Bell moved to adopt the Ordinance requested by the City of Greenville to rezone 0.10+/- acres (4,356 square feet) located along the eastern right-of-way of Roosevelt Avenue and 75+/- feet south of West 5th Street from R6 (Residential) to CDF (Downtown Commercial Fringe). Council Member Smiley seconded the motion, which passed by unanimous vote. ORDINANCE REQUESTED BY GARY L. WARREN, TRUSTEE OF THE GARY L. WARREN REVOCABLE TRUST, ET AL. TO REZONE 130.6 ACRES LOCATED AT THE NORTHEASTERN CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HIGHWAY AND OLD CREEK ROAD FROM RA20 (RESIDENTIAL-AGRICULTURAL), I (INDUSTRY) AND IU (UNOFFENSIVE INDUSTRY) TO PIU (PLANNED UNOFFENSIVE INDUSTRY) (Ordinance No. 18-045) Planner Chantae Gooby stated Gary L. Warren, Trustee of the Gary L. Warren Revocable Trust, et. al., has requested to rezone 130.6 acres located at the northeastern corner of the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Highway and Old Creek Road from RA20 (Residential-Agricultural), I (Industry) and IU (Unoffensive Industry) to PIU (Planned Unoffensive Industry).

Tagged Passions:council, streets, arts, commercial, hearing, purchasing, ordinance, downtown, agriculture, funding, cdbg, and zoning

Based on the analysis comparing the existing zoning (4,308 daily trips) and requested rezoning, the proposed rezoning classification could generate approximately 2,880 trips to

Attachment Number 2 Page 15 of 24 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Thursday, August 9, 2018 Page 16 of 24
Tagged Passions:zoning

and from the site on Old Creek Road, which is a net decrease of 1,428 less trips per day. Since the traffic analysis for the requested rezoning indicates that the proposal would generate less traffic than the existing zoning, a traffic volume report was not generated. During the review process, measures to mitigate the traffic will be determined.

Tagged Passions:traffic and zoning

In 1983, the property was incorporated into the City's extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ) as part of a large-scale ETJ extension and was zoned to its current zoning. The subject property is located in the Recognized Industrial Area. Water and Sanitary Sewer are available. There are no known historical conditions/constraints on this property. The subject property is located in the Moyes Run / Cannon Swamp Watershed. Under stormwater rules, 10-year detention may apply.

The property is currently used as farmland, but under the current zoning, the site could accommodate 390 single-family lots and 150,800 square feet of pharmaceutical manufacturing. Under the proposed zoning, the site could accommodate 754,000 square feet of pharmaceutical manufacturing. The anticipated build-out is within 2-3 years. Surrounding land uses and zoning are as follows: North: I and IU - Hyster-Yale Group South: RA20, IU and CH - Farmland; CG (county zoning) - Old Creek Mini-storage East: PIU and IU - Vacant West: I - Vacant Ms. Gooby stated that, in staff's opinion, the request is in compliance with Horizons 2026: Greenville's Community Plan and the Future Land Use Plan and Character Map. In compliance with the comprehensive plan should be construed as meaning the requested zoning is (i) either specifically recommended in the text of the Horizons Plan (or addendum to the plan) or is predominantly or completely surrounded by the same or compatible and desirable zoning and (ii) promotes the desired urban form. The requested district is considered desirable and in the public interest, and staff recommends approval of the requested rezoning. Ms. Gooby stated the Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of the request at its July 17, 2018 meeting. Mayor Connelly declared the public hearing for the proposed rezoning open at 8:38 pm and invited anyone wishing to speak in favor to come forward. Jim Walker No Address Given Mr. Walker, speaking on behalf of the Warren family, described the location of the property and stated the intent to bring this property in with the Indigreen Corporate Park expansion. Attachment Number 2 Page 16 of 24 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Thursday, August 9, 2018 Page 17 of 24 Brad Hufford No Address Given Mr. Hufford, speaking on behalf of the Pitt County Development Commission, stated they are in support of this rezoning request because it will provide additional land for them to market for industrial use. It is fitting with the nature of the area as an industrial zone. Hearing no one else wishing to speak in favor of the proposed rezoning, Mayor Connelly invited comment in opposition. Also hearing none, Mayor Connelly closed the public hearing at 8:40 pm. 10 of 27 Council Member Meyerhoeffer moved to adopt the ordinance to rezone 130.6 acres located at the northeastern corner of the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Highway and Old Creek Road from RA20 (Residential-Agricultural), I (Industry) and IU (Unoffensive Industry) to PIU (Planned Unoffensive Industry). Mayor Pro-Tem Glover seconded the motion, which passed by unanimous vote. ORDINANCE REQUESTED BY SALVATORE PASSALACQUA TO REZONE 0.220 ACRES (9,583 SQUARE FEET) LOCATED AT THE NORTHWESTERN CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF DICKINSON AVENUE AND COLUMBIA AVENUE FROM CDF (DOWNTOWN COMMERCIAL FRINGE) TO CD (DOWNTOWN COMMERCIAL) (Ordinance No. 18-046) Planner Chantae Gooby stated Salvatore Passalacqua has requested to rezone 0.220 acres (9,583 square feet) located at the northwestern corner of the intersection of Dickinson Avenue and Columbia Avenue from CDF (Downtown Commercial Fringe) to CD (Downtown Commercial). Based on possible uses permitted by the requested rezoning, the proposed rezoning classification could generate 360 trips to and from the site on Dickinson Avenue, which is a net increase of 350 additional trips per day. During the review process, measures to mitigate the traffic will be determined.
Tagged Passions:Utility, expansion, parks, watershed, strategic, utility, boards and commissions, property, commercial, compliance, hearing, recognition, ordinance, downtown, development, agriculture, historical, detention, traffic, industrial, water, market, sewer, stormwater, Development, zoning, and planning

In 1969, the property was zoned to its current zoning. Water and Sanitary Sewer are available. There are no known historical conditions/constraints on this property. The property is located in the Harris Mill Run / Schoolhouse Branch Watershed. Since the property is less than 0.5 acres, stormwater rules will not apply.

Under the current zoning, the property is vacant. Ms. Gooby stated under the current zoning, the site could accommodate one single-family lot. Since the proposed zoning (CD) allows zero (0) lot line building construction and non-residential uses are exempt from parking requirements, staff would anticipate 4,000 square feet of restaurant space. Staff does not anticipate a change in intensity to the site, but views this rezoning as allowing greater flexibility in the use of the property. The anticipated build-out time is within one year. Attachment Number 2 Page 17 of 24 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Thursday, August 9, 2018 Page 18 of 24 Surrounding land uses and zoning are as follows: North: CDF - One (1) single-family residence South: CDF - Taylor Warehousing and Dickinson Avenue Auto and Tire Service East: CDF - Temple of Zion International Ministries and one (1) vacant lot West: CDF - One (1) single-family residence Ms. Gooby stated that, in staff's opinion, the request is in compliance with Horizons 2026: Greenville's Community Plan and the Future Land Use Plan and Character Map. In compliance with the comprehensive plan should be construed as meaning the requested zoning is (i) either specifically recommended in the text of the Horizons Plan (or addendum to the plan) or is predominantly or completely surrounded by the same or compatible and desirable zoning and (ii) promotes the desired urban form. The requested district is considered desirable and in the public interest, and staff recommends approval of the requested rezoning. Ms. Gooby stated the Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of the request at its July 17, 2018 meeting. Mayor Connelly declared the public hearing for the proposed rezoning open at 8:44 pm and invited anyone wishing to speak in favor to come forward. Mike Baldwin No Address Given Mr. Baldwin, representing the applicant, stated he is available to answer any questions the Council may have. Hearing no one else wishing to speak in favor of the proposed rezoning, Mayor Connelly invited comment in opposition. Also hearing none, Mayor Connelly closed the public hearing at 8:45 pm. 10 of 27 Council Member Bell moved to adopt the ordinance to rezone 0.220 acres (9,583 square feet) located at the northwestern corner of the intersection of Dickinson Avenue and Columbia Avenue from CDF (Downtown Commercial Fringe) to CD (Downtown Commercial). Mayor Pro-Tem Glover seconded the motion, which passed by unanimous vote. ORDINANCE REQUESTED BY THE IMPERIAL BUILDING, LLC AND SAAD RENTALS, LLC TO REZONE 0.428 ACRES (18,644 SQUARE FEET) LOCATED AT THE SOUTHEASTERN CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF DICKINSON AVENUE AND WEST 9TH STREET FROM CDF (DOWNTOWN COMMERCIAL FRINGE) TO CD (DOWNTOWN COMMERCIAL) (Ordinance No. 18-047) Planner Chantae Gooby stated The Imperial Building, LLC and Saad Rentals, LLC have requested to rezone 0.428 acres (18,644 square feet) located at the southeastern corner of Attachment Number 2 Page 18 of 24 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Thursday, August 9, 2018 Page 19 of 24 the intersection of Dickinson Avenue and West 9th Street from CDF (Downtown Commercial Fringe) to CD (Downtown Commercial). Currently, there are commercial buildings located on-site. Since the proposed zoning (CD) allows zero lot line building construction and non-residential use are exempt from parking requirements, staff does not anticipate a change in intensity to the site. Therefore, a traffic volume report was not generated. During the review process, measures to mitigate the traffic will be determined.
Tagged Passions:Utility, rental, transportation, restaurants, watershed, strategic, utility, boards and commissions, property, commercial, compliance, hearing, ordinance, downtown, blight, historical, construction, traffic, water, sewer, stormwater, zoning, planning, and parking

In 1969, the property was zoned to its current zoning. Water and Sanitary Sewer are available. The subject properties are located in the National Register Tobacco Warehouse Historic District. This is an honorary designation that does not regulate the appearance of structures contained within the district. The property is located in the Harris Mill Run / Schoolhouse Branch Watershed. Since the property is less than 0.5 acres, stormwater rules will not apply.

Under the current zoning, Ms. Gooby stated the property has two (2) buildings containing retail, restaurant and residential space (19,108 square feet). Surrounding land uses and zoning are as follows: North: CD - Two (2) vacant parcels (City-owned) South: CDF - Three (3) NCDOT-owned parcels East: CDF - One (1) NCDOT-owned parcel West: No west side due to the shape of the property Ms. Gooby stated that, in staff's opinion, the request is in compliance with Horizons 2026: Greenville's Community Plan and the Future Land Use Plan and Character Map. In compliance with the comprehensive plan should be construed as meaning the requested zoning is (i) either specifically recommended in the text of the Horizons Plan (or addendum to the plan) or is predominantly or completely surrounded by the same or compatible and desirable zoning and (ii) promotes the desired urban form. The requested district is considered desirable and in the public interest, and staff recommends approval of the requested rezoning. Ms. Gooby stated the Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of the request at its July 17, 2018 meeting. Mayor Connelly declared the public hearing for the proposed rezoning open at 8:50 pm and invited anyone wishing to speak in favor to come forward. Mike Baldwin No Address Given Mr. Baldwin, representing the applicant, stated he is available to answer any questions the Council may have. Attachment Number 2 Page 19 of 24 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Thursday, August 9, 2018 Page 20 of 24 Hearing no one else wishing to speak in favor of the proposed rezoning, Mayor Connelly invited comment in opposition. Also hearing none, Mayor Connelly closed the public hearing at 8:51 pm. 10 of 27 Council Member Bell moved to adopt the ordinance to rezone 0.428 acres (18,644 square feet) located at the southeastern corner of the intersection of Dickinson Avenue and West 9th Street from CDF (Downtown Commercial Fringe) to CD (Downtown Commercial). Mayor Pro-Tem Glover seconded the motion, which passed by unanimous vote. ORDINANCE REQUESTED BY HAPPY TRAIL FARMS, LLC TO REZONE A TOTAL OF 60.895 ACRES LOCATED BETWEEN BELVOIR HIGHWAY AND SUNNYBROOK ROAD FOR TRACT 1 AND AT THE NORTHEASTERN CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF BELVOIR HIGHWAY AND REDMOND LANE FOR TRACT 2 FROM RA20 (RESIDENTIAL- AGRICULTURAL) AND CG (GENERAL COMMERCIAL) TO I (INDUSTRY) FOR TRACT 1 51.035 ACRES AND CH (HEAVY COMMERCIAL FOR TRACT 2 9.860 ACRES (Continued to October 11th) OTHER ITEMS OF BUSINESS
Tagged Passions:Utility, restaurants, watershed, strategic, business, utility, boards and commissions, property, commercial, compliance, hearing, ordinance, downtown, agriculture, trails, tobacco, water, sewer, stormwater, historic, zoning, and planning

CONSIDERATION OF THE JOB CREATION GRANT PROGRAM

Tagged Passions:program, job creation, and grant

Senior Economic Developer Christian Lockamy stated that City staff has presented various drafts of the Job Creation Grant Program to the City Council Economic Development Committee (CCEDC) and the City Council, in both 2017 and 2018, incorporating their feedback into each revision. The purpose of the Job Creation Grant program is to encourage the creation and expansion of new and existing businesses and jobs within the City of Greenville. The grant provides funding to businesses based on new full-time jobs created and an increase in tax base. Mr. Lockamy stated the proposed grant program contains three options for incentivizing companies that are locating or expanding in Greenville:

The Full-time Job Creation Option was created for companies that are making a taxable investment of at least 500,000 and hiring at least 25 new full-time employees. This funding option applies to both the Greenville City Limits and ETJ. Grant amounts are 1,000 per new full-time employee with a maximum annual installment of 100,000. This option contains a 3-tier structure that provides a larger incentive to companies that have elevated job levels by increasing the number of annual installments between two and five. The Property Tax Investment Full-time Job Creation Option was created for companies that are making a taxable investment of at least 500,000 and hiring at least 50 new full-time employees. This funding option applies to the Greenville City Limits only. This grant option provides companies with an incentive based on fulltime job creation and taxable investment. Grant amounts are based on 50-75 of the Attachment Number 2 Page 20 of 24 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Thursday, August 9, 2018 Page 21 of 24 increase in property taxes generated by the investment and last three to seven years with a maximum installment of 150,000. Under this grant option, the City Council will select the exact percentage of property taxes (between 50-75 ) and the number of annual installments.

Tagged Passions:expansion, business, property, investment, taxes, Taxes, development, jobs, program, economic development, incentive, job creation, Development, funding, property tax, and grant

The Economic Development Investment (EDI) Zone Option was created for businesses that are making a taxable investment of at least 300,000 and hiring at least 15 new full-time employees within a prioritized area of the city. EDI Zones are priority areas within the City of Greenville that are established to promote economic development. These areas represent designated revitalization areas, growing areas of the city, and gateways into the community. Grant amounts are based on 75 of the increase in property taxes generated by the investment and last between three and seven years, with a maximum annual installment of 150,000. Under the EDI Zone option, City Council will select the number of annual installments that help determine the total grant amount. This decision will be based on how well the project supports the goals and initiatives of the City Council and the overall impact the project could have.

The Job Creation Grant Program contains information about overall eligibility, the policy rationale, eligible geography, program guidelines and requirements, wage rates, terms and grant amounts, and claw-back provisions. In addition, the policy also includes the steps a company would need to navigate, as well as a scoring system to better understand the impact of the proposed company s location or expansion. Prior to any funding decision being made about a company relocation or expansion, an economic impact analysis will be completed. Mr. Lockamy stated the FY 2018-2019 Budget includes an appropriation of 100,000 to fund the proposed Job Creation Grant Program. Upon motion by Council Member Smiley and second by Council Member Bell, the City Council voted unanimously to adopt the Job Creation Grant Program.

Tagged Passions:expansion, business, council, property, investment, taxes, budget, Taxes, policy, development, rates, gateway, program, economic development, job creation, Development, funding, property tax, and grant

DISCUSSION OF TOWN COMMON ALCOHOL ORDINANCE

Assistant City Manager Michael Cowin stated that City Ordinance 12-1-2 regulates the sale of malt beverages and unfortified wine in accordance with the City s policy and procedure. By regulate, it refers to who can serve it, where it can be served and how it can be served. State law does not allow local units to regulate the sale of fortified wine and liquor, which are regulated by the State. The State does allow a special one-time permit for the sale of fortified wine and liquor [G.S. 18B-1002(a)(2)] issued by the NC ABC Commission. It may be issued to a non-profit organization for a single fund-raising event, which would allow them to sell fortified wine and liquor on the Town Common as part of that event. Mr. Cowin stated the non-profit organization would need to complete an agreement with the City to lease or rent the Town Common for their event and that lease agreement would allow for that sale of fortified wine and liquor with certain restrictions. He gave the following example of those restrictions, noting the list is not all-inclusive: Attachment Number 2 Page 21 of 24 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Thursday, August 9, 2018 Page 22 of 24
Tagged Passions:leasing, alcohol, boards and commissions, administrator, manager, policy, ordinance, sale, procedure, and events

City Attorney Emanuel McGirt stated several residents of the Lynndale Subdivision have indicated properties in their neighborhood are being used as short-term rentals and at least one of those properties is advertised on the Airbnb site. The complaint is that these rentals have impacted quality of life by having cars parked in front of the homes and much noise coming from these properties.

Tagged Passions:parks, rental, subdivision, legal, short-term rental, hotel, advertising, noise, and neighborhood

Mr. McGirt stated there is a zoning ordinance provision in the City Code that may apply to this matter. Lead Planner Michael Dail will talk about what other NC cities have done to regulate Airbnb properties or short-term rentals. The Cities of Asheville and Wilmington have adopted regulations related to short-term rentals. The dividing line is in treating a residential short-term rental as a commercial use when the rental is for 30 days or less.

A property owner has a right to rent out their single-family home, but if you rent for less than 30 days, the home is being used like a hotel or bed and breakfast. Section 9-4-22 of the City Code provides that room renting is permitted by right in all residential zoning districts in owner-occupied, single-family dwellings. The owner-occupant may allow no more than two persons outside the family to reside in the dwelling and rent a room. There are parking requirements, such as two spaces for a single-family home, and one space per person in addition to the residential requirement. There may be other codes which apply Attachment Number 2 Page 22 of 24 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Thursday, August 9, 2018 Page 23 of 24 as well, such as noise ordinances, weeds and trash, etc. The City could send out a Code Officer to evaluate what is going on in Lynndale Subdivision.

Tagged Passions:rental, subdivision, property, commercial, ordinance, short-term rental, hotel, noise, regulation, zoning, and parking

Mr. Dail stated give cities in North Carolina have adopted ordinances dealing with short- term rentals Asheville, Blowing Rock, Brevard, Cornelius and Wilmington. Raleigh has proposed an ordinance, but it has not yet been adopted. Ordinance development in the two larger cities has been a two year process in both jurisdictions. In Asheville, they hired a full-time person to handle short-term rentals. Both cities have created definitions for home stays and short term vacation rentals. A home stay is an occupied unit where they rent out bedrooms. A short term rental is an unoccupied property where someone rents out the entire property. Both cities require annual registration.

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Tagged Passions:rental, property, ordinance, short-term rental, development, and Development

Mr. Dail said home stays in Asheville are allowed in all residential districts. Short term rentals are only allowed in the districts that allow hotels. In Wilmington, home stays are allowed in all residential and historic districts, but they do have spacing requirements of one per block. Whole house lodging is also permitted only in districts that allow hotels, but their Council plans to consider the matter for residential districts in October. Both cities impose additional parking requirements and have provisions to require owners to carry insurance. In Wilmington, there are also limitations on occupancy. Asheville has no occupancy limit for home stays, but only two bedrooms can be rented out. There is an on- site host requirement for the home stays in both cities. Wilmington has created a penalty system in which the registration for a property having three violations of the City s Code within a year period can be terminated and it cannot be renewed again for three years.

CITY MANAGER S REPORT City Manager Ann Wall recognized recent retirees: Robert Hunt, Clayton Brock, Michael Cherry, Sylvia Horne and Patricia Roach. She expressed thanks to the Greenville Police Department for the Night Out Against Crime, Inner Banks Media for the Concert on the Common and the Recreation and Parks Department for their 45th season of Sunday in the Park. She then introduced the new Community Development Director, Tom Barnett.

Tagged Passions:rental, council, property, administrator, public safety, manager, recognition, short-term rental, development, hotel, penalty, retirement, insurance, Development, historic, crime, community development, recreation, and parking

COMMENTS FROM THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

Tagged Passions:council

The Mayor and City Council made comments about past and future events.

Attachment Number 2 Page 23 of 24 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Thursday, August 9, 2018 Page 24 of 24 ADJOURNMENT Council Member Smiley moved to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Council Member Bell. There being no further discussion, the motion passed by unanimous vote and Mayor Connelly adjourned the meeting at 10:02 pm. Respectfully submitted,

Tagged Passions:events

Carol L. Barwick, CMC City Clerk

Attachment Number 2 Page 24 of 24 Item 1

PROPOSED MINUTES MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL

Tagged Passions:council

CITY OF GREENVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2018

A regular meeting of the Greenville City Council was held at 6:00 pm, on Monday, August 20, 2018 in the Council Chambers, located on the third floor at City Hall, with Mayor P. J. Connelly presiding. Mayor Connelly called the meeting to order. Council Member Brian V. Meyerhoeffer, Jr. asked those present to observe a moment of silence, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Those Present: Mayor P. J. Connelly; Mayor Pro-Tem Rose H. Glover; and Council Members Will Bell, Rick Smiley, William F. Litchfield, Jr. and Brian V. Meyerhoeffer, Jr. Those Absent: Council Member Kandie D. Smith

Also Present: Ann E. Wall, City Manager; Emanuel D. McGirt, City Attorney; Carol L. Barwick, City Clerk; and Polly W. Jones, Deputy City Clerk

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:administrator, legal, and manager

APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

City Manager Wall requested that one item be removed entirely from the Consent Agenda, specifically, the resolution declaring six Public Works vehicles as surplus and authorizing disposition by electronic auction.

Council Member Smiley requested to add an appointment to a board/commission at the end of the agenda items. Council Member Meyerhoeffer requested to remove one item listed under the Consent Agenda for separate discussion, specifically, an award of a pre-event contract for Debris Management and Removal Services in the event of a natural disaster.

Tagged Passions:public works, Public Works, council, boards and commissions, services, contract, administrator, manager, appointments, auction, surplus, and events

Motion was made by Council Member Bell and seconded by Council Member Litchfield to approve the agenda with the recommended changes. Motion carried unanimously.

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD Attachment Number 3 Page 1 of 13 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Monday, August 20, 2018 Page 2 of 13 Suzanne Creech 1801 South Charles Boulevard, Greenville, NC Ms. Creech made comments regarding the request for Greenville to establish a citizen police review board, stating that the Greenville Police Department (GPD) has done a great job of policing itself and holding police officers accountable. There is no need to have individuals with no knowledge of the laws and regulations to govern the City s law enforcement. Ms. Creech stated that in the recent few months, there has been a significant decrease in law enforcement activity within Greenville. Good officers are being put on desk duty with no ongoing investigation against them for their safety. This is at the direction of the GPD s leadership, which is a direct reflection of the actions brought on by one of the members of the Greenville City Council. Ms. Creech asked the City Council to put this issue to rest and to protect the police officers and the City and its citizens. Lynita Dorsey - PO Box 565, Farmville, NC As a stalker victim, Ms. Dorsey stated that when she relocated to Greenville, she informed the Greenville Police Department about her being threatened in Forsyth County as well as her experience with ongoing theft. She has made requests to meet with Chief Mark Holtzman and others more than six times and she has not received a response.
Tagged Passions:streets, public safety, and regulation

Ms. Dorsey stated that when she reports incidents, the police officers do not come to her residence or they do not file a report about their visits to her residence. When she follows up at the GPD Records Division, it shows that no reports have been filed about theft at her residence.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:public safety

She feels that she is being abused all over again by the system, which has not reached out to help her. When reporting theft at her apartment, she has been falsely accused of mental illness. Ms. Dorsey asked the City Council for help for protection as a survivor of domestic violence and a victim of stalking.

Tagged Passions:council, mental health, and domestic violence

Will Stricklin 1902 E 3rd Street, Greenville, NC Mr. Stricklin made comments in support of the Greenville (GPD), stating that the police officers do a lot of great work for the community. He also made comments in opposition to Greenville establishing a civilian police review board. If the City Council allows those without knowledge of how the GPD operates, the City Council will receive a biased opinion regardless if the review board members might be people with or without current law enforcement backgrounds. The process for serving on that board should be highly scrutinized in order to avoid issues.

CONSENT AGENDA Attachment Number 3 Page 2 of 13 Item 1 Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Monday, August 20, 2018 Page 3 of 13

Tagged Passions:streets and public safety

City Manager Wall introduced the following items on the Consent Agenda:

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:administrator and manager

Minutes from the April 12, May 10, June 14, and June 25, 2018 City Council meetings, the April 9 and May 7, 2018 City Council workshops, and the January 26- 27, 2018 Planning Session

Acceptance of a North Carolina Science Museums Grant for the STEAM Lab at River Park North
Tagged Passions:parks, watershed, council, STEM, museums, grant, and planning

Removed For Separate Discussion Award of a pre-event contract for Debris Management and Removal Services in the event of a natural disaster

Award of a pre-event contract for Debris Removal Monitoring Services in the event of a natural disaster Removed Entirely Resolution declaring six Public Works vehicles as surplus and authorizing disposition by electronic auction During the Approval of the Agenda, City Manager Wall requested to entirely remove declaring six Public Works vehicles as surplus and authorizing disposition by electronic auction from the agenda. Also, Council Member Meyerhoeffer requested to remove the award of a pre-event contract for Debris Management and Removal Services in the event of a natural disaster for separate discussion.
Tagged Passions:public works, Public Works, council, services, contract, administrator, manager, auction, surplus, and events

Motion was made by Council Member Meyerhoeffer and seconded by Council Member Smiley to approve the items under the amended Consent Agenda. Motion carried unanimously.

CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS FOR SEPARATE DISCUSSION
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AWARD OF A PRE-EVENT CONTRACT FOR DEBRIS MANAGEMENT AND REMOVAL SERVICES IN THE EVENT OF A NATURAL DISASTER

Tagged Passions:services, contract, and events

Attachment Number 3 Page 3 of 13 Item 1

Proposed Minutes: Greenville City Council Meeting Monday, August 20, 2018 Page 4 of 13

staff at the Public Works Department. If the City is still in the cone, the company will contact Greenville and will provide a few management assets prior to the event to be in Greenville when the disaster might hit. The company s representatives would assess current conditions on the ground to determine what assets should be sent to Greenville.

Assistant Director Heifferon gave an example of the services provided by the City s debris contractor during Hurricane Irene in 2011 and stated that it is standard for cities to have this service. It is certainly better to have and not need the service than to need and not have it. The City had great success with the Hurricane Irene event. During Hurricane Matthew, Greenville was not severe enough to institute monitoring or debris removal, but the company s crew was in Greenville.
Tagged Passions:public works, Public Works, services, and events

Council Meyerhoeffer asked whether the company can handle multiple cleanups within different cities simultaneously.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:council

Assistant Director Heifferon explained that when looking at these companies resumes, staff looks at their ability to handle multiple events. These firms can handle events in Florida and Texas simultaneously. They are highly professional handling multiple domestic incidences of disasters as well as the international ones. Some of these companies have experience serving Puerto Rico and Haiti. It is a pleasure to work with their personnel while cleaning up and getting Greenville back on its feet.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:personnel and events

Assistant Director Heifferon responded that their managers start multi-tasking immediately even before the event.

Mayor Pro-Tem Glover asked about the location of the selected company.

Tagged Passions:manager and events

Assistant Director Heifferon stated that the company is located in Florida.

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