January 2023 Minutes
The regular monthly meeting of the Mayor and the Board of Commissioners was held on January 10, 2023 at the Stovall Town Hall at 6:00 pm
Mayor Michael S. Williford present and presiding
Board Members Present: Commissioner Carl Roberts, Commissioner Ricky Sneed, Commissioner Jeff Stovall
Absent: Commissioner Doug Lunsford
Administrator Present: Janet C. Parrott
Police Chief Present: Craig Williams
Clerk Present: Sandra B. Williford
Mayor Williford called the meeting to order and began with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Invocation: Commissioner Sneed spoke an opening prayer.
Mayor’s Update: Mayor Williford reminded the Board of the Board of Adjustments meeting on the first Tuesday in March. He also reminded them that they should not discuss any cases, because they will serve as a panel of judges.
Water Report: The monthly water report was not given due to Commissioner Lunsford being absent.
Police Report: Chief Williams gave an activity report for the Police Department for the month. Activity was as follows:
· 231 miles of patrol
· 4 reports
· 1 citation
· 1 arrest
Approval of Minutes: Commissioner Stovall made a motion to approve and accept the December 2022 minutes as submitted. Commissioner Sneed seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
Water/Sewer Grant Updates: Mayor Williford reported that there had been no change in the status of the water/sewer grants that were applied for. He stated that Bill Roark, the engineer working with the Town, had stepped down temporarily, but McGill Associates would assign another engineer to the project.
County Recreation Grant: Mayor Williford stated that the deadline for the County Recreation Grant is January 31st. The Town is requesting funds to purchase picnic tables, benches, and trash receptacles for the park.
Appointment of Code Enforcement Officer: The Board discussed the need for a code enforcement officer. Mayor Williford suggested Chief Williams. Chief Williams stated he wasn’t interested in the position, as it is dealing with civil issues rather than criminal. Subject was tabled until February’s meeting.
COG Request for Letter of Support: Administrator Parrott presented the Board with a resolution in support of the Granville North Feasibility Study Application for the 2022 IMD Pave Trails and Sidewalk Feasibility Study Grant. The resolution reads as follows:
RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT FOR THE GRANVILLE NORTH FEASIBILITY STUDY APPLICATION FOR THE 2022 NCDOT IMD PAVED TRAILS AND SIDEWALK FEASIBILTY STUDY GRANT
WHERAS the North Carolina Department of Transportation strives to improve transportation safety, deliver and maintain infrastructure effectively and efficiently, and improve the reliability and connectivity of the transportation system, and
WHEREAS the NCDOT integrated Mobility Division conducts feasibility studies to bridge the gap between conceptual planning and programming of projects by building upon higher level planning efforts and taking a comprehensive approach to identify possible route alternatives of multimodal corridors; and
WHEREAS the East Coast Greenway vision is a 3,000 mile route for biking, walking, and other active means from Maine to Florida. By providing fun, safe, and accessible infrastructure for everything from a local commute to a long adventure, and East Coast Greenway will foster healthy, sustainable, and prosperous communities throughout the Eastern Seaboard: and
WHEREAS the East Coast Greenway route serves 20-40 miles of bike and pedestrian facilities throughout the Kerr-Tar Rural Planning Organization’s planning area, connecting 4 local towns and cities to a continuous network of safe bicycle and pedestrian facilities to 25 cities and 425 rural communities from Maine to Florida; and
WHEREAS the Town of Stovall believes the project will improve bicycle and pedestrian mobility for regional tourism and residents, enhance safety, and provide resilience and quality of life to the local communities while creating amenities everyone can enjoy for generations to come; and
WHEREAS THE Town of Stovall shares in the interest of Granville County and the East Coast Greenway Alliance for employment, health care, shopping, and recreation;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Stovall endorses and fully supports the Granville Feasibility Study Application for the 2022 IMD Paved Trails and Sidewalk Feasibility Study Grant.
Adopted this 10 day of January, 2023
Commissioner Stovall made a motion to approve and adopt the resolution. Commissioner Roberts seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
Budget Meeting: Mayor Williford reminded the Board of the Budget Meeting scheduled for January 24th at 6:00 pm.
Adjournment: There being no further business, Commissioner Stovall made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Sneed seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Michael S. Williford
Clerk Sandra B. Williford