Monday, May 24, 2010 – 12:00 Noon
Attendance: Mayor Harry Beeker, Commissioners Henry Thompson, Sr., Harold Thompson, Beverly Johnson, Raymond Skidmore, Administrator Dwight Smith, Clerk Pam Lisenby
The Norwood Town Council met for a special meeting on Monday, May 24, 2010 at 12:00 Noon at the Norwood Town Hall. The meeting had been duly advertised in THE STANLY NEWS & PRESS and a notice posted in the Norwood Town Hall.
Mayor Beeker presided and opened the meeting at 12:00 Noon. He asked Commissioner Henry Thompson to pray.
Mayor Beeker then turned the special meeting over to Administrator Smith.
1) Administrator Smith stated that the Norwood Police Department was not going to get the grant for a police car as discussed in earlier meetings.
Smith presented a document entitled “North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL RESOLUTION Form GHSP-06-A” for funding to the Norwood Police Department in the amount of $4,850.00 for the purchase of computers for five police cars and the accompanying software. Smith said these guaranteed funds would replace the monies in the proposed 2010/2011 budget for this equipment.
Commissioner Skidmore made a motion to adopt the above-entitled document. Commissioner Henry Thompson seconded the motion and it passed 4-0. A copy of the document is attached to these minutes and made a part thereof.
2) Administrator Smith said he was still working with the solid waste carrier situation and presented Board members a new offer from Waste Management representing an annual savings of $37,500-$52,000.
Smith said he was still working with American Waste Systems whose savings to Norwood would amount to approximately $100,000 per year (97¢ cheaper per cart per month).
Smith stated that Town Attorney Mike Taylor said Norwood would have no problem breaking the contract with Waste Management because of the lack of a pre-audit statement on the contract.
Smith stated he hoped the Town could “piggyback” on the bids given to several western Stanly County towns for garbage pick-up and not have to solicit bids.
Smith said a representative of Waste Management would like to come and plead their case at the June 7, 2010 Town of Norwood Board meeting.
Commissioner Harold Thompson asked if Waste Management was bidding with the same information provided other bidders, i.e., discontinuation of garbage pick-up for commercial and industrial accounts. Administrator Smith said, “No”. Commissioner Thompson then commented that Waste Management’s price might still be inflated because of this.
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Mayor Beeker commented that he was bothered by the fact that Norwood had been doing business with Waste Management for a number of years, and Waste Management was now cutting their prices to be competitive.
Administrator Smith said he would have Board members a list of bidders and prices by the June 7 Board meeting.
3) Administrator Smith stated that the Board would need another adjourned meeting to deal with the video gaming issue for the privilege license ordinance, adding Norwood may need a separate ordinance for this issue.
Commissioner Harold Thompson stated he still thought Norwood should charge the “max”.
Administrator Smith said he thought some of the video gaming could be “zoned out” by amending the zoning ordinance to add video gaming as a permitted use only in certain zoned areas.
With no further advertised items to discuss, Mayor Beeker called for a motion to close the meeting at 12:15 p.m. Commissioner Johnson so moved, seconded by Commissioner Henry Thompson. The motion passed 4-0.
HARRY BEEKER, Mayor
PAM LISENBY, Clerk
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