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January 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting

I. Consent Agenda    (Mayor Massengill)
I.A. Consider Minutes:
I.A.1. Consider Minutes from the January 13, 2015 Board of Commissioners Meeting. 
I.B. Consider a Proclamation recognizing February as Black History Month. 
II. Public Comment    (Mayor Massengill)
II.A. Citizens and guests wishing to speak are asked to provide their name and address for the record. 
III. Department Reports
III.A. Library (Terry Hobgood)
III.A.1. Hunt Library Tour- Friday February 13, 2015 
III.A.2. Carpool from MPDL-  Meet up at 2:00 PM 
III.A.3. Return to Benson by 6:00 PM
III.B. Museum (Terry Hobgood)
III.B.1. Black History Month Celebration is February 22, 2015 (2:00 - 4:00 PM)
III.C. Fire Department (Chief Alan Johnson)
III.D. Parks and Recreation (Matt Smith)
III.E. Public Works: Storm Water Progress Update (Don Johnson)
IV. Old Business     (Mayor Massengill)
IV.A. None
V. New Business    (Mayor Massengill)
V.A. Consider Tracy Johnson appointment to the Town of Benson Planning Board.
VI. Town Manager Report    (Matt Zapp)
VI.A. Update regarding the trash, recycling and yard waste collection program for 2015
VI.A.1. New cans have been distributed to curbside customers (January 16-23, 2015)
VI.A.2. New pricing of $22.00 per month goes into effect on February 1, 2015.
VI.A.3. Collection days do not change.
VI.B. Reminder that the Town of Benson Leaf Collection Program ends January 30, 2015. 
VI.C. Review Codification of the Town of Benson Ordinances.
VI.C.1. Public Hearing scheduled on February 10, 2014 for Ordinance codification.
VI.C.2. Consider acceptance of the codification of Town of Benson Ordinance Book on February 10, 2014.
VI.D. Economic Development Director Vacancy
VI.D.1. The application process remains open; the interview process has begun.
VII. Town Attorney    (Isaac Parker)
VIII. Board of Commissioners Report    (Commissioners)
IX. Mayor Report    (Mayor Massengill)
X. 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.
XI. Information Only

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