June 14, 2016

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Town of Blowing Rock Town Council Regular Meeting
1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC
June 14, 2016
6:00 p.m.

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor J.B. Lawrence

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS AND REPORTS

Highway 321 Valley Boulevard Construction Update
Speaker: Kipp Turner, Maymead Construction

Naming of Blowing Rock Legacy Garden for Lowell and Ineke Thomas
Speaker:  Mayor J.B. Lawrence

Recognition of Retiring Town Clerk Sharon Greene
Speaker:  Mayor J.B. Lawrence

CONSENT AGENDA

Speaker:  Scott Fogleman, Town Manager

  1. Budget Ordinance Amendment to Account For Various Items

    Speaker:  Nicole Norman, Finance Officer 

    A variety of budget ordinance amendments have been identified for Council approval including yearend allocations, donations received, and accounting for general obligation bond proceeds and related debt service.

    Any items removed from the consent agenda will be discussed during this portion of the agenda.

PUBLIC HEARINGS 

  1. Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017

    Speaker:  Scott Fogleman, Town Manager

    Fiscal Year 2017 begins July 1, 2016 and ends June 30, 2017.  The Recommended Budget was officially presented at the Council meeting on May 10 and has been online for review since that time.  Council worksessions on the budget were held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday May 24, 25, and 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers.  This public hearing on the budget is required prior to Council consideration of the Manager’s Recommended Budget including the list of changes directed by Council. 

  2. CUP 2015-04 RWL 1, LLC

    Speaker:  Kevin Rothrock, Planning Director

    RWL 1, LLC requesting an amendment to the conditional use permit that was approved in 2015 to convert the old Moody Furniture building to a restaurant/retail establishment. The subject properties will be a combination of 125 Sunset Drive, 127 Sunset Drive and 153 Sunset Drive.  The properties are zoned CB, Central Business and are located in the WS-IV-PA water supply watershed.  The properties are further identified by Watauga County PINs 2807-98-3020-000 and 2807-98-3068-000.  The Applicant, Mr. Bob Lovern is planning to scale down the size of the project and preserve more of the existing front of the building.  At the May 19, 2016 meeting, the Planning Board made a recommendation to approve the conditional use permit amendment. 

DISCUSSION AGENDA 

  1. Bid Award for Greenway Court Drainage Project

    Speaker:  Doug Chapman, Town Engineer 

    Three informal proposals were received for this general obligation bond project for installation of drainage improvements in the Greenway Court area. The work includes installation of a Stormwater control structure and approximately 140 linear feet of piping and a catch basin.  Staff recommends bid award to Mountain Crest, LLC in the amount of $62,810 which includes a 10% contingency.  Sufficient funding has already been allocated to this project to fund this bid award.

  2. Bid Award for Dogwood Lane Road Repair

    Speaker:  Doug Chapman, Town Engineer 

    Two informal proposals were received for this general obligation bond project for repair of the failed roadway along Dogwood Lane.  The work includes installation of gabion basket stabilization, soil fill materials, concrete curb and gutter, and asphalt patching.  Staff recommends bid award to Mountain Crest, LLC in the amount of $75,400 which includes a 10% contingency and an allowance of $5,000 for construction material testing during construction. Sufficient funding has already been allocated to this project to fund this bid award.

  3. Ice House Rental Process

    Speaker:  Kevin Rothrock, Planning Director

    Retail bidding results will be reviewed with Council along with a proposed schedule for the next steps in this process.  

  4. Consideration of Sewer Extension on Heather Ridge Lane

    Speaker:  Doug Chapman, Town Engineer

    Residents along Heather Ridge Lane have requested that the Town extend sewer service to the end of Heather Ridge Lane.  Options have been developed and will be presented for Council consideration regarding next steps. 

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.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

An executive session is not currently planned.

ADJOURNMENT

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