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October 29, 2015 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. October 13, 2015
Attachments: (1)
II.A.2. October 16, 2015 Retreat
Attachments: (1)
II.A.3. October 17, 2015 Retreat
Attachments: (1)
II.B. Consider a recommendation to reappoint  Hampton Whittington to the Johnston County Economic Development Advisory Board. 
Attachments: (1)
III. Public Comment    (Mayor Massengill)
III.A. Individuals wishing to address the Board are asked to provide their name and address for the record. 
IV. Department Reports
IV.A. None
V. Old Business     (Mayor Massengill)
V.A. None
VI. New Business    (Mayor Massengill)
VI.A. Presentation of the Town of Benson FY 2014-2015 Audit Draft Report (Ko Tang Cha-Moses, Martin & Starnes) 
VI.A.1. Financial review for the year ending June 30, 2015.
VI.A.2. Materials will be made available at the meeting. 
VI.B. Consideration of the September 2015 Financial report (Kim Pickett) 
Attachments: (3)
VI.C. Consideration of Budget Amendments 2-2015/2016 and 3-2015/2016, authorizing the use of $25,000 of General Fund Balance toward the 2nd floor Auditorium Bathroom Project (Kim Pickett, Interim Finance Director).
Attachments: (2)
VI.D. The 90-day overview and financial report for the weekly Curbside Stick Collection process (Matt Zapp, Town Manager). 
Attachments: (1)
VI.D.1. The BETA program kicked off 7/20/1/2015
VI.D.2. The average weekly cost is approximately $325 in labor and $50 in landfill fees.
VI.D.3. Staff recommends continuing the program year-round with CLS, Inc. 
VI.E. Consideration to approve a Memorandum of Understanding with the NCSHP (Matt Zapp, Town Manager). 
Attachments: (1)
VI.E.1. The Town can convert to the North Carolina State Health Plan for major medical coverage.
VI.E.2. Estimated savings to the Town would be $62,040 for the 2016 calendar year.
VI.E.3. Effective date of conversion would be January 1, 2016
VII. Town Manager Report    (Matt Zapp)
VII.A. Town related events and meeting reminders: 
VII.A.1. Leaf Collection:  Scheduled to occur Nov 1 - Jan 31
Attachments: (1)
VII.A.1.a. Please place leaves along the edge of your yard; Do NOT place leaves in the road or near storm drains.
VII.A.2. Reminder:  Weekly trash, recycling and yard waste services are scheduled to increase by 3% effective January 1, 2016. 
Attachments: (1)
VII.A.2.a.  Current price is $22.00 per stop.  
VII.A.2.b. Jan 1, 2016 price will be $22.66 per stop. 
VII.A.3. Halloween Trick or Treating 5:30-8pm Saturday, October 31, 2015
VII.A.4. Veterans Celebration 12 Noon at Singing Grove, Saturday, November 7, 2015
Attachments: (1)
VII.A.5. Board of Commissioners Meeting at 7p.m. Tuesday, November 10, 2015
VII.A.5.a. Staff is working on the Electric Rate Reduction model established at the Board Retreat
VII.A.5.b. Terry Berge of Booth & Associates will be present at the meeting. 
VII.A.6. Town Hall Closed for Veteran's Day Wednesday, November 11, 2015
VII.A.7. BPRD Movie Nigh at Civic Center 7pm Friday, November 13, 2015
VII.A.8. Benson Foundation for the Arts Christmas Show Friday, November 20 thru Sunday, November 22, 2015
VII.A.9. Town Hall Closed for Thanksgiving Thursday, November 26 & November 27, 2015
VIII. Town Attorney    (Isaac Parker)
IX. Board of Commissioners Report    (Commissioners)
X. Mayor Report    (Mayor Massengill)
XI. Information Only
XII. Adjourn the Meeting  (Mayor Massengill)

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