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January 13, 2015 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting

I. Call Meeting Order    (Mayor Massengill)
II. Consent Agenda    (Mayor Massengill)
II.A. Consider Minutes:
II.A.1. Consider Minutes from the November 7-8, 2014 BOC Retreat. 
Attachments: (1)
II.A.2. Consider Minutes for December 9, 2014
II.A.3. Consider Minutes for December 30, 2014.
Attachments: (1)
II.A.4. Consider a proclamation recognizing Joseph B. Stallings, Economic Development Coordinator. 
III. Public Comment    (Mayor Massengill)
III.A. Citizens and guests wishing to speak are asked to provide their name and address for the record. 
III.B. Update on the progress of Smart Grid Project. (Mike Settlage/ElectriCities)
III.C. Johnston County Economic Development update. (Chris Johnson)
IV. Department Reports
IV.A. Written Reports
IV.B. Benson Economic Development Update (Joe Stallings)
Attachments: (1)
IV.B.1. 2014 EDC Review and 2015 EDC Preview
IV.C. Police Department Update (Chief Edwards)
Attachments: (1)
IV.C.1. 2014 Criminal statistics Report.
IV.C.2. Rank structure realignment update. 
IV.D. Electric and Public Works Dept Update (Don Johnson)
Attachments: (1)
IV.D.1. Phase II Waterline update.
IV.D.2. Asphalt paving progress report.
V. Old Business     (Mayor Massengill)
V.A. None
VI. New Business    (Mayor Massengill)
VI.A. Planning & Zoning Update (Commissioner Nelson and Commissioner Raynor)
VI.A.1. Housing and Code Enforcement task force. 
VI.B. Consider Board and Commission appointments and reappointments (Connie Sorrell)
VI.C. Consider acceptance of the October 2014 Financial Report (Matt Zapp)
Attachments: (2)
VI.D. Consider acceptance of the November 2014 Financial Report (Matt Zapp)
Attachments: (2)
VI.E. Update regarding the trash, recycling and yard waste collection program for 2015 (Matt Zapp)
VI.E.1. New cans to be distributed to curbside customers January 19-23, 2015
VI.E.2. New pricing of $22.00 per month goes into effect on February 1, 2015.
VI.E.3. Collection days do not change.
VI.F. Consider acceptance of the December 2014 recommendation and adjustments by NCDOT related to Dogeye Road and the 242 North intersection (Matt Zapp)
VI.F.1. Reduce the speed on Dogeye Road from 45 mph to 40 mph
VI.F.2. Extend the 45 mph speed zone on 242 North a safer distance (toward Interstate 40) beyond the Dogeye Road intersection.
VI.G. Consider Capital Project Ordinance for Smart Grid Utility Improvement Project (Braston Newton)
Attachments: (1)
VII. Town Manager Report    (Matt Zapp)
VII.A. Town Hall Closed on Monday January 19, 2015 in observance of MLK Day. 
VII.B. Benson Police Department Business Watch Meeting.
VII.B.1. Thursday January 22, 2015 from 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM at BFD
VII.C. Benson Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet
VII.C.1. Thursday January 22, 2015 at the American Legion; doors open at 5:30 PM. 
VII.D. The Police Advisory Committee Meeting (held quarterly). 
VII.D.1. Monday January 26, 2015 at 6:00 PM; held in the Conference Center Classroom. 
VII.E. Town Board of Commissioners Meeting
VII.E.1. Thursday January 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM; held in the Conference Center.
VII.F. Reminder that the Town of Benson Leaf Collection Program ends January 30, 2015. 
VII.G. Review Codification of the Town of Benson Ordinances.
VII.G.1. Public Hearing scheduled on February 10, 2014 for Ordinance codification.
VII.G.2. Consider acceptance of the codification of Town of Benson Ordinance Book on February 10, 2014.
VIII. Town Attorney    (Isaac Parker)
IX. Board of Commissioners Report    (Commissioners)
X. Mayor Report    (Mayor Massengill)
XI. Closed Sessions:
Closed Session:“Motion to go into closed session under N. C. Gen. Stat. 143-318.11(a) (3) to discuss a legal matter with town attorney which falls under the attorney-client privilege; and, under N. C. Gen. Stat. 143-318.11(a) (5) to consider the material terms of a contract proposed for the purchase of real property.”

Closed Session per NCGS 143.318.11 (a) (5) To establish, or to instruct the board's staff or negotiating agents concerning the position to be taken by or on behalf of the board in negotiating (i) the price and other material terms of a contract or proposed contract for the acquisition of real property by purchase, option, exchange, or lease.  

Closed Session: NC GS 143-318.11 (a) (5) (6) To consider the qualifications, competence, performance, character, fitness, conditions of appointment, or conditions of initial employment of an individual public officer or employee or prospective public officer or employee.
XII. Information Only
XIII. New Business    (Mayor Massengill)

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