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NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that I, JACKIE WARNER, MAYOR of the Town of Hope Mills, North Carolina, do hereby urge all citizens to observe this
day in honor and in memory of the thousands of American men and women who have answered the call to duty in defending the hard-won freedoms we enjoy today and who have sacrificed their lives in defense of their country.
PROCLAIMED this 16th day of May, 2019.
JACKIE WARNER, MAYOR
1 Volume 30 Regular Meeting May 6, 2019
TOWN OF HOPE MILLS BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
MONDAY, MAY 6, 2019 AT 7:00 P.M. BILL LUTHER BOARD MEETING ROOM
Mayor Jackie Warner called the regular meeting of the Hope Mills Board of Commissioners to order on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 7:05 p.m.
GOVERNING BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT Mayor Jackie Warner, Commissioners Jessie Bellflowers, Pat Edwards, Meg Larson and Jerry Legge.
GOVERNING BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT Mayor Pro Tem Mike Mitchell.
STAFF PRESENT Town Manager Melissa Adams, Town Clerk Jane Starling, Finance Director Drew Holland, Parks Recreation Director Lamarco Morrison, Public
Works Director Don Sisko, Fire Chief Chuck Hodges, Deputy Fire Chief Steve Lopez, Police Chief Joel Acciardo and Development Planning Administrator Chancer McLaughlin. Also present was Town Attorney Dan Hartzog, Jr.
Whereas, each year, the Lupus Foundation of America designates May as National Lupus Awareness Month to show support for the estimated 1.5 million
Americans who have lupus.
Whereas, lupus is an unpredictable and misunderstood autoimmune disease that ravages different parts of the body. It is difficult to diagnose, hard
to live with, and a challenge to treat.
Whereas, lupus can affect any part of the body, including the skin, lungs, heart, kidneys and brain. No organ is spared. The disease can cause
seizures, strokes, heart attacks, miscarriages, and organ failure.
Whereas, lupus can be particularly difficult to diagnose because its symptoms are similar to those of many other illnesses, and major gaps exist in
understanding the causes and consequences of lupus. More than half of all the people with lupus take four or more years and visit three or more doctors before obtaining a correct diagnosis. Whereas, while lupus strikes mostly women of childbearing age, no one is safe from lupus. African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asians and Native Americans are two to three times more likely to develop lupus a disparity that remains unexplained. And Whereas, 53,000 North Carolinians are affected by lupus. Now, therefore, I Jackie Warner, Mayor of the Town of Hope Mills, do hereby proclaim the month of May, 2018 as Lupus Awareness Month in the Town of Hope Mills, North Carolina. I urge each of our citizens to observe this month by educating themselves in the symptoms and impact of lupus, and join with the North Carolina Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America in supporting programs of research, education and community service. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand the 6th day of May in the year 2019.
WHEREAS, these infrastructure, facilities and services could not be provided without the dedicated efforts of public works professionals, who are
engineers, managers and employees at all levels of government and the private sector, who are responsible for rebuilding, improving and protecting our nation s transportation, water supply, water treatment and solid waste systems, public buildings, and other structures and facilities essential for our citizens; and,
WHEREAS, the contributions and sacrifices of the men and women who served in the Armed Forces have been vital in maintaining the freedoms and way of
life enjoyed by the people of the United States; and WHEREAS, Armed Forces members have been unrelenting in battle, unwavering in loyalty, and unmatched in honor, and have demonstrated that freedom is the most powerful force on earth; and
WHEREAS, VFW Post 10630 and the American Legion have coordinated with other Veterans and civic organizations in the Hope Mills area to provide this
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that I, Jackie Warner, Mayor of the Town of Hope Mills, do hereby proclaim Friday, May 3, 2019 as VETERANS OUTREACH
DAY in the Town of Hope Mills in tribute to all veterans: and urge all citizens to join in the expression of appreciation to the many veterans in our community who have given so much in our behalf in times of both war and peace.
Commissioner Larson commented an editorial in a local publication incorrectly stated the Town only received one bid for the bulkhead project. Town
Manager Adams responded the Town received five bids but the lowest bidder at the time withdrew their bid due to a mathematical error. Fleming Associates recommended the Town award the bid to the next lowest bidder; M E Contracting.
Development Planning Administrator Chancer McLaughlin presented this item. Mr. McLaughlin commented the applicant is requesting a site plan approval
for a 2,982 square foot Biscuitville restaurant that will tie in directly to the internal entrance located off of George Owens Drive as well as the internal entrance to the existing shopping center off of Hope Mills Road.
Development Planning Administrator Chancer McLaughlin presented this item. Mr. McLaughlin commented the subject property, 2.57 acres in size, was
recently annexed into the Town to assist in the facilitation of this development. The applicant is requesting a site plan approval for a 4,850 square foot Chick-Fil-A restaurant with ingress/egress provided off of North Main Street.
Mayor Warner commented this item should be tabled until Mayor Pro Tem Mitchell is present. Mayor Warner commented the Warner family purchased the
bicycle and Mayor Pro Tem Mitchell s business purchased the waves. Both sculptures are being donated to the Town. Mayor Warner commented the red sculpture in front of the municipal buildings is for sale at a cost of 500.
e. Update on Request for Engineering Quotes on the Episcopal Parish House.
Town Manager Adams commented staff received quotes from two structural engineers recommended by Senior Restoration Specialist Jeff Adolphsen with the
State Historic Preservation. Staff requested a quote for both a Level A and Level B inspection. A Level B inspection usually involves material testing. The first Level A visual inspection quote received was submitted by E.B. Pannkuk; Stature Engineering, PLLC in the amount of 1,875. Lysaght Associates Structural Engineers also submitted a Level A quote in the amount of 4,905 for structural engineering and inspection to determine the feasibility of repairing the Parish House.
had met with a Representative of the Salvation Army and a Representative of Andrulonis Media the Carolina Country Music Awards. Together, they wanted
the Town to host a benefit country music concert (to benefit the Salvation Army), with the group The Blue Pickups, on Tuesday, July 2nd. We had tentatively planned for a Representative to address the BOC this evening. I have notified the representatives of this proposed event that unfortunately the benefit concert did not pass through the Special Events Committee. There were too many logistical and public safety concerns, plus the proximity to our own Town event. Although we are sorry that this event did not work out for us, we would like for them to consider having something this fall or possibly next year when we have more time to work out all the details.
5. The tentative date for installation of the new telephone system for all Town offices is June 4th.
6. Jennifer Beedle from NC State PARTF came to visit with us on April 26th. She visited the Golf Course site, Heritage Park and Hope Mills Lake Park.
She strongly recommended that we pursue a grant for Heritage Park, in lieu of the Golf Course site. Her reasoning was for the following reasons: 1). Its close proximity to Hope Mills Lake and the ability to expand amenities in that concentrated area; 2). The entire project could be completed with the allocated funds from PARTF and the Town s match; and 3). The proposed park elements and amenities present a strong case for a successful grant, and the timing is perfect for completing the master plan, getting public input, and submitting a grant for the 2020 PARTF cycle for consideration. Ms. Beedle did mention that the Golf Course site was a great project, but due to the cost of development and multiple phasing, she thought that Heritage Park was a much stronger and viable project for PARTF. She also mentioned that the Town should only apply for one (1) grant and that it is not favorable to apply for a grant if the application is not a strong one, meaning that there are enough park elements to warrant points and the minimum requirements have been met e.g. master plans approved, public input documented, etc.
10. On Friday, April 26th Stormwater Administrator Beth Brown, representatives of Cumberland County Schools, a Liaison for NC State Stormwater
Graduates, and I met at the C. Wayne Collier Elementary School to discuss some ideas for alleviating the amount of flooding around the school. All of the ideas would require the DOT s input and involvement. We are waiting on DOT to notify us when they are going to be conducting the soil borings, which were tentatively scheduled to begin around May/June.
11. The Town of Hope Mills Sign Ordinance was officially approved and adopted by the Hope Mills Board of Commissioners on April 15, 2019. During the
time of several work sessions held by the Town and full adoption, staff received several sign package applications from companies anticipating the ordinance changes. Although the Board was considering an overhaul of the sign ordinance, staff had to
13. Development and Planning Administrator Chancer McLaughlin has been enrolled in the Greater Fayetteville Chamber Leadership Academy. The program
identifies, motivates and educates potential community leaders. The program selects individuals that will represent different occupations, backgrounds, interests, and talents. It is meant to enhance and build leadership skills for the participants. This program consists of nine-day long sessions once a month for nine months. Mr. McLaughlin is scheduled to graduate on May 23rd.