July 11, 2017

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Blowing Rock Town Council

July 11, 2017

Town Hall 6:00 p.m.

1036 Main Street Blowing Rock, NC 28605


I.           Call to Order


II.         Adoption of Agenda



III.       Special Report

a.   Report from Kipp Turner (Maymead – NCDOT US321 Project)



IV.        Approval of Minutes

a.   June 13, 2017 Regular Town Council Meeting b.   June 26, 2017 Mid-Year Retreat


V.         Consent Agenda

a.   Tax Releases: NC Assets, LLC (Correction to acreage)

b.   Annual Tax Settlement Report and Order of Tax Collection

c.   Governing Body Resolution

d.   Interlocal Agreement for a Group Self-Insurance Pool for Property and

Liability Risk Sharing

e.   NCLM Insurance Pool – Property & Casualty f.    Budget Amendments – 2017-05

f.   Budget Amendments - 2017-05


VI.        Public Hearing

a.   Blowing Rock Market – Conditional Use Permit Amendment

b.   Planning Board Term Limits

c.   BRAAC amendments


VII.      Old Business – None


VIII.    New Business

a.   Sunset Gateway – Next steps – Eric Woolrich – Destination by Design

b.   Automated Meter Infrastructure (AMI) – Presentation – Brad Smith

c.   SB-155 "Brunch Bill" Introduction

d.   Request for change of date for "Savor" Event


IX.        Manager’s Report

a.   Sale of News racks on GovDeals.com

b.   Received $500 donation – Blowing Rock Garden Club for Memorial Park

(Front garden area)

c.   Monday Night Concert series begins July 10 – August 7

d.   Movies in the Park began June 29 and go through August 3

e.   Virginia Tech Design Grant for area behind American Legion going well f.    Center-line striping is going well with long list of roads complete

g.   We continue to receive numerous accolades regarding town landscaping and garden in front of Town Hall. Congratulations Landscape team.

h.   We have three new house starts on Ransom Street and have begun permitting at Chestnut Partners (Old Hospital Site)

i.    Sharon VanDyke celebrated twenty years of service on June 19.

j.    I questioned an invoice that we received from New River Light & Power in March (for an average invoice amount of $500 per month), researched it, and found that it is not our invoice to pay. We will no longer be paying this bill

and it has been taken over by Boone for the Interconnect Pump.


X.         Departmental Reports

a.   ABC Board

b.   BRACC Minutes c.   Financial Report d.   Fire & Rescue

e.   McGill Associates

f.    Parks & Recreation

g.   Planning & Inspections h.   Planning Board Minutes i.    Police Department

j.    Public Works

k.   Water Treatment Plant


XI.        Speakers from the Floor

Prior to the meeting, anyone wishing to speak shall complete an index card supplied by the Town Clerk, on which they will provide their name, address,

telephone number and the topic they wish to address. In deference to all who

wish to speak, each speaker will be asked to limit his or her comments to no more than three (3) minutes.


XII.      Closed Session – In accordance with NCGS 143-318.11 (a)(6) – Personnel


XIII.     Return to Open Session


XIV.    Adjourn