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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Agenda about the City Council meeting of January 21, 2014

 This Agenda is about the Hickory City Council meeting that took place on the date listed above. City council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each Month in the Council Chambers of the Julian Whitener building.

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Here is a summary of the agenda of the meeting. There were a couple of important items that were discussed at this meeting and the details are listed further below:

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City Council Agenda - January 21, 2014

Invocation by Rev. Bob Thompson, Pastor, Corinth Reformed Church

Special Presentations
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

Consent Agenda
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 Square.

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, 2014)

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 Solutions) 

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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