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July 31, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting

I. Call Meeting Order    (Mayor Massengill)
II. Consent Agenda    (Mayor Massengill)
II.A. Consider Minutes for:
II.A.1. July 8, 2014
Attachments: (1)
II.B. Playful City USA Designation
Attachments: (1)
III. Public Comment    (Mayor Massengill)
IV. Department Reports
IV.A. Written Reports
IV.A.1.a. Introduction of WWTP Mechanic: Salvador (Junior) Valdiviezo (Marty Morris)
IV.A.2. Public Works
Attachments: (1)
IV.A.3. Electric Department
IV.A.4. Parks and Recreation
Attachments: (1)
IV.A.5. Fire Department
Attachments: (1)
IV.A.6. Police Department
Attachments: (1)
IV.A.7. Cultural Arts
Attachments: (1)
V. Old Business     (Mayor Massengill)
V.A. Presentation and discussion of a comprehensive Mule Days Ordinance (Isaac Parker).
Tabled from July 8th, 2014

Attachments: (2)
V.B. Consider an AMI hosting agreement between the Town of Benson and ElectriCities of North Carolina. (Matt Zapp, Town Manager)
Attachments: (1)
V.B.1. No action needed until August 12, 2014. 
VI. Public Hearing    (Mayor Massengill)
VI.A. Public Hearing for Rate Changes for Temporary and Permanent  Poles (Don Johnson)
Attachments: (1)
VI.B. Public Hearing Incentive Grant (Joe Stallings)
VI.B.1. Additional information available on 7.31.14.
VII. New Business    (Mayor Massengill)
VII.A. Presentation on the current and upcoming Economic Development activities within the Town of Benson (Joe Stallings). 
Attachments: (1)
VII.B. Presentation on the Town of Benson's effort to positively impact minimum housing code violations within the town limits (Braston Newton)
Attachments: (1)
VII.C. Consider accepting FEMA Grant for Fire Department for new extrication equipment for 95/5 a total of $74,822; Federal Share $71,081 and Benson's 5% of $3741. (Chief Alan Johnson)
VII.D. Consider accepting FEMA Regional Grant for Fire Department 90/10 award amount of $869,500; Federal Share $782,550; South Regions 10% Share paid by the County $86,950. (Chief Alan Johnson)
Description:  There are 13 departments that will benefit from this grant.
VII.E. Presentation on the Town of Benson's current debt services. (Matt Zapp)
Attachments: (1)
VII.F. Consider the Financial Report for June 2014 (Matt Zapp).
Attachments: (3)
VIII. Closed Session
VIII.A. Request a closed session in accordance with NC GS 143-318.11(a)(1) and the purpose is to prevent disclosure of information not considered a public record within the meaning of NC GS Chapter 132, to discuss the NCEMPA/ Duke Energy Progress asset merger
IX. Town Manager Report    (Matt Zapp)
X. Town Attorney    (Isaac Parker)
XI. Board of Commissioners Report    (Commissioners)
XII. Mayor Report    (Mayor Massengill)
XIII. Information Only
XIV. Adjournment

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