The Town Council of the Town of Belhaven met in regular
session on Monday, January 8, 2001 in the Council Chambers
at Town Hall. Dr. Charles O. Boyette, Mayor, called the
meeting to order at 7:30 P.M. with the following Council
members present: Walt Allen, Albert Baker, George R. Ebron,
Jr., Mayor Pro-Tem, Cynthia M. Heath and James B. Hodges.
Town Manager Tim M. Johnson and Marie J. Adams, Town Clerk.
Town Attorney Keith B. Mason arrived later. Mayor Boyette
gave the invocation.
High School Football Team and Coaching Staff - Resolution
Mayor Boyette welcomed Coach Bing Mitchell, Athletic Director
and Staff Addison Bass and Rick Anderson of the Northside
High School Football Team. Mayor Boyette also welcomed
a large number of the football players and congratulated
them on advancing to the State 1-A Championship Game.
Mayor Boyette thanked the coaching staff for leading this
team and representing our community. Mayor Boyette asked
the coaching staff to come forward to receive the following
Presented to the Northside High School
Varsity Football Team
the 2000/2001 Northside High School Varsity
Football Team had worked diligently this year to represent
their school and area, and
WHEREAS, this football
team achieved great standing not only in our County
but in the Conference as well; and
WHEREAS, the Northside
Panthers progressed in the state playoffs all the
way to the State 1-A Championship Game through excellent
play and exemplary coaching that resulted in much
recognition to our area and citizens.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED
that the Mayor and Town Council of the
Town of Belhaven do hereby recognize the achievements
of the 2000/2001 Northside High School Varsity Football
Team and congratulate them on their successful year
and wish them continued success in the future.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF,
I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal
of the Town of Belhaven to be affixed this the 8th
day of January in the year of our Lord Two Thousand
Hodges made the motion adopting the proclamation. Councilman
Allen seconded the motion which carried unanimously.
Approval of Minutes - December 16, 2000
Mayor Boyette announced that the minutes of the December
16, 2000 meeting were open for review and adoption. There
being no corrections to the minutes, Councilman Hodges made
the motion to adopt. Councilwoman Health seconded the motion
which carried unanimously.
and Girls Club Presentation
Mayor Boyette recognized the Boys and Girls Club, Belhaven
Unit Director Mrs. Jennifer Boyd. Mrs. Boyd thanked the
Mayor and Council for their continued financial support
and presented a plaque of appreciation . Mayor Boyette
stated that the local unit of the Boys and Girls Club
had actually been re-organized and was working under the
Washington Chapter. Mrs. Boyd stated that with this change
it enable the Belhaven Unit to have additional funding
and that their services had been broadened to five days
a week instead of three.
Gray Adams - 30 Year of Service Recognition and Resolution
Mayor Boyette stated that the Mayor and Council wanted
to recognize Mr. Daniel "Danny" Gray Adams,
Superintendent of the Water and Sewer Department and employee
for thirty consecutive years. Mayor Boyette stated that
in addition to Danny=s work with the town he had also
served the Belhaven Volunteer Fire and Rescue for many
years with displaying energy and enthusiasm.
Mayor Boyette stated that Danny started at the bottom
and worked his way up to the head of his department. Mayor
Boyette thanked Danny's wife, Brenda, daughter Lou Stout,
sons Ryan and Bryan Adams, Danny Adams, Jr. with wife,
and son Justin. Mayor Boyette read the following resolution.
Resolution of Appreciation
Daniel Gray Adams
Daniel Gray Adams began his career with the Town of
Belhaven on December 14, 1970 in the Water and Sewer
Daniel Gray Adams worked his way up through
the ranks of the Water and Sewer Department to eventually
become the Superintendent of said department; and
Daniel Gray Adams has worked tirelessly and with
great diligence for the betterment of the department
in inclement weather and long hours; and
Daniel Gray Adams recently completed thirty years
of continuous service to the Town of Belhaven and
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED,
that the Mayor and Town Council, on behalf of our
citizens, do hereby express our congratulation and
appreciation to Mr. Daniel Gray Adams for his thirty
years of service to our Town and wish him well as
he continues to serve the Town in the future.
adopted this the 8th day of January, in the year
of our Lord Two Thousand and One.
Boyette then presented Danny with a Citizen Eco-Drive watch
engraved, "Town of Belhaven 1970-2000" commemorating
his 30 years of employment with the Town. Mayor Boyette
announced that Danny was continuing to work after 30 years
Town Manager Johnson reported briefly on the following
Holidays went well and employees appreciates the time
off; the cold weather has attributed to several water
Sewer Plant Dedication - should be the end of the month;
the old well site property is not large enough and hope
the state will grandfather in; talked with DOT
will continue to study traffic but sees no need for additional
traffic signal on 264 By-Pass, studying the possibility
of widening the intersection and will complete additional
needed paving in the area;
Sewer Line Extension to the school is underway and is
not the hold up for the new school opening in January
- the opening date will be August 2001;
Delta City sewer project was bid through Beaufort County
as grant is paying for that extension and with that project
and the sewer line to the school will leave the town with
1.6 million dollars worth of lines (assets).
Mayor Boyette stated that he was working on a resolution
to the Department of Transportation concerning bridge
repair and the impact on what closing a bridge will have
on Belhaven as it did when the Smith Creek Bridge on Highway
99 was closed for six months.
There being no further business or comments from the public,
Councilman Allen made the motion to adjourn. Councilwoman
Heath seconded the motion which carried unanimously.
The meeting adjourned at 8:05 P.M.