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City Council Agenda - January 21, 2014
Invocation by Rev. Bob Thompson, Pastor, Corinth Reformed Church
A. Ryan Lovern, Business Development Committee, Presentation of the Business Well Crafted Award to Bisanar Company Jewelers
B. Unveiling the Ceremonial Key to the City and Presentation to Hickory Chair
Persons Requesting to Be Heard
Ms. Catherine Scott, Regarding Hunting in between Geitner and Glenn Hilton Parks
A. Hickory Police Department Requests Approval
to Accept the Donation of Canine Ballistic Vests from Viewmont Animal
Hospital. - Viewmont Animal Hospital would like to donate K9 vests for
Hickory Police Department’s K9 Unit. The vest cost is approximately
$1,000 each. Total donation is approximately $3,000 for three vests.
This was a community campaign organized by Kelly Essam, a Veterinarian
Technician with Viewmont Animal Hospital. This campaign started during
the 50th year Anniversary of the Viewmont Animal Hospital. The vests
will offer more protection for the canines as they pursue suspects.
B. Special Event/Activities Application
for 2014 ALFA Hike for Hope & 5K, Michael L. Bookout, Event
Chairperson, for April 12, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Union
C. Special Event/Activities Application
for Crawdad’s All-Star Bash, Connie Kincaid, Executive Director of
Hickory Downtown Development Association, for June 16, 2014 1:00 pm to
11:30 p.m. on Union Square.
D. Approval to Purchase Rescue Equipment
to be assigned to all Front-line Emergency Apparatus. - The Hickory
Fire Department requests approval of the invitation to bid and contract
to Newton’s Fire & Safety Equipment, Inc., in the amount of
$168,780 for the purchase of rescue equipment. Any rescue equipment that
is replaced will be evaluated for use in reserve apparatus, and the
remaining equipment will either be issued into surplus or soldto local
fire departments. Funds are budgeted in the FY2013/2014 budget.
E. Resolution Authorizing Preparation of Assessment Rolls and Public Hearing
on Preliminary Assessment Roll for Street Improvements Petition Number
02-12 (Curb and Gutter). A petition was submitted on October 11, 2012,
approved by City Council on December 18, 2012, and the project was
completed on June 24, 2013. (Authorize Public Hearing for February 18,
F. Approval to Apply for a No-Match Library Services and Technology Act Grant
(LSTA) through the State Library of North Carolina in the amount of
$20,000. - Library staff requests approval to apply for a no-match
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant through the State
Library of North Carolina to hire a consultant to assist with a new
strategic planning process in FY 2014/2015.
G. Budget Ordinance Amendment Number 13.
1. To budget a total of $55 in memorial donations for Elizabeth Birrell in the children’s books at Ridgeview Library.
2. To budget a $16,041
insurance claim payment in the Traffic Division M&R Traffic
Signals line item ($8,536) and the Police Department M&R of
Equipment line item ($7,505). This insurance claim payment is for
lightning damage to a traffic light signal camera and radio equipment
that occurred on August 10, 2014.
3. To budget an additional $24,858
of General Fund Contingency in the Stormwater Capital Improvements line
item to cover additional costs to the storm drainage repair at F.
Avenue Drive SE. The July 27 flooding washed out part of F. Ave. SE and
more of the 42" pipe. This required additional work that was not
included in the original estimate. FEMA will not pay towards the cost of
the additional work; therefore a budget amendment is necessary to make
funds available to complete this project.
H. Grant Project Ordinance Number 6.
1. To budget $152,800 of Federal and State Revenue
in the Windridge Bridge replacement project design line item. The
engineering agreement with McGill Associates, P.A. in the amount of
$152,800 is for the design of a replacement bridge on 46th Ave Drive NE
over Snow Creek at Windridge subdivision. Damage was caused by flood
waters on 07/27/13. The City of Hickory has been approved for Department
of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency 75% Public
Assistance ($114,600) and 25% State Disaster Assistance/NC Department of
Public Safety Emergency Management ($38,200).
I. Proclamation for “Dale Jarrett Day”, Wednesday, January 29, 2014.
New Business - Public Hearings
1. Public Hearing
– for the Consideration of an Economic Development Agreement between
the City of Hickory and Hickory Springs Manufacturing Solutions (HSM
New Business - Departmental Reports:
1. Presentation by Architect Scott Mitchell to Show Plans for the Convention Center Parking Deck
2. Quarterly Financial Report
3. Appointments to Boards and Commissions
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