Approval of Minutes
- Closed and Regular Session - November 19, 2001
Mayor Boyette announced that the minutes of the November
19, 2001 Regular and Closed Session Minutes were open
for review and approval. There being no corrections to
the minutes, Councilman Hodges made the motion to, approve.
Councilman Ebron seconded the motion which carried unanimously.
Swearing In of
Mayor and Council
Mayor Boyette stated that the incumbent Mayor and Council
members would be sworn in by Town Clerk Adams. Town Clerk
Adams administered the oath of office to Dr. Charles O
Boyette, Mayor; Linda E. Wilkerson, Council member East
End and Council member George R. Ebron, West End.
Water Plant Project
Electrical Contract Award
Mayor Boyette announced that the Council needed to award
the contract for the electrical contract portion of the
Water Improvements Project. Mayor Boyette stated that
this item was re-bid due to funding agency's request to
rebid. Councilman Baker made the motion to award the electrical
contract to Pioneer Electric in the Amount of $185,479.00
and authorize the Town Manager to execute all necessary
documents on behalf of the Town of Belhaven. Councilwoman
Heath seconded the motion which carried unanimously.
Town Manager Johnson stated that only one bid was received
during the rebid process which was acceptable since this
portion of the project was rebid.
2001-2002 Budget Amendment #2
Mayor Boyette stated that the Council needed to adopt
budget amendment #2 for a $700 grant recently received
from the State Department of Transportation for youth
bicycle helmets. Councilman Hodges made the motion to
increase revenue account #10-348-008 (Bicycle Safety Grant)
from $0 to $700 and increase expenditure account #10-510-035
(Bicycle Safety Expenditure from $0 to $700. Councilwoman
Heath seconded the motion which carried unanimously.
Town Manager Johnson reported briefly on the following:
there will be no cancellation of the Town Council meeting
on the 17th as there Will be business before the new year;
Christmas Parade sponsored by the area community volunteers
this Saturday, December 8;
Should receive notice to proceed with the construction
of the new water plant by the end of December.
Mayor Boyette recognized the following: Mrs. Ellen Allen,
resident and member of the Belhaven Volunteer Fire and
Rescue who stated that there is a recognition of fire,
rescue and police following the parade on Saturday and
asked for details as the Belhaven department had not been
made aware of this event.
Mayor Boyette stated that Mrs. Fran Burbage was in the
process of contacting the area departments;
Ms. Del Stutzman Coordinator of celebration stated that
Pearl Harbor veterans would be recognized also,
Vendors set up for 9 A.M. sales,
Home and Business Decoration contest will be judged Thursday
and Friday with winners announced at stage beside Town
Hall following parade,
Home tours $15 fee beginning at 5:00 P.M.
Mayor Boyette gave parade route from Railroad eastward
on Main to Edward and then back up to Allen or Haslin
Street where it meets Main Street;
Mr. Marion Dilday questioned bringing the parade route
further down Main Street to Riverview then up Water Street.
Mayor Boyette stated that
not knowing the number of entrees the committee did not
want the parade to seem sparse so the route was shortened;
Mrs. Ellen Allen, resident commented on the bad condition
of Highway 264 Business (Main Street).
Town Manager Johnson stated that from his discussions
with the Department of Transportation the road is scheduled
for paving this spring.
Loan Status of
Sl0,000 to CDBH, Inc.
Mr. Mac Pigott questioned the $10,000 loan to the Community
Developers of Beaufort Hyde, if same had been paid back,
the interest rate and if their audit was complete and
if so could it be viewed by the general public.
Town Manager Johnson stated that the $10,000 was a non
interest bearing loan which had not-been paid back at
this time, this year's audit was not complete and was
unsure if when the audit is complete it will be open to
Councilman Ebron, president of CDBH stated that Mr. Wade
Home had been hired as the director and he could answer
questions if the audit was open to the public.
Mr. Pigott then questioned if CDBH could not repay the
$10,000 to the town were there enough assets to cover
loan. ToWn Manager Johnson stated that CDBH had more than
enough assets to cover the loan.
Town Manager Johnson stated that CDBH was applying for
another grant and the public hearing would be held
at the next council meeting on December 17.
Status of Elevation
Mayor Boyette recognized Mr. Walt Allen, resident and
contractor, who questioned the status of the elevation
Town Manager Johnson stated that an additional 25 - 30
homes would be bid for elevation, the Disaster Recovery
Initiative (DR!) grant closed out, the State Acquisition
and Relocation Funds (SARF) funds low and the Crisis Housing
Assistance (CRA) underway.
Town Manager Johnson stated that a press release concerning
these programs will be forthcoming.
Note of Thanks
Mr. Mac Pigott thanked the board for the new restrooms
and storage room at the little league field. Ms. Del Stutzman
stated that new restroom at the Community House was also
a great asset.
There being no further business, Councilman Hodges made
the motion to adjourn. Councilwoman Heath seconded the
motion which carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned
at 8:10 P.M.