November 2020 Meeting Minutes
The regular monthly meeting of the Mayor and the Board of Commissioners was held on November 10, 2020 at the Stovall Town Hall at 6:00 pm
Mayor Janet C. Parrott present and presiding
Board Members Present: Commissioner Dale Hughes, Commissioner Doug Lunsford Jr., Commissioner Carl Roberts, Commissioner Ricky Sneed, Commissioner Mike Williford
Clerk Present: Sandra B. Williford
Police Chief Present: Craig Williams
Approval of Minutes: Commissioner Mike Williford made a motion to approve and accept the October minutes as submitted. Commissioner Doug Lunsford Jr. seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
Police Report: Chief Craig Williams gave an activity report for the police department for the month. Activity was as follows:
268 miles of patrol
Water Report: Commissioner Doug Lunsford Jr. reported that the amount of water unaccounted for was 8% for the month of November.
Visual Blight Ordinance/Public Comment: Curtis Pugh addressed the Board with his concerns about visual blight on Elm Street. He stated that the value of his home had gone down even after some upgrades. He was concerned about health and safety, as he had seen large field mice and a dead cat.
Commissioner Dale Hughes speaking on behalf of Ruth Matthews, expressed concerns about piles of rotten wood at a residence on Cedar Lane.
Commissioner Hughes made a motion to adopt the proposed Visual Blight Ordinance as written. There being no second to the motion, the motion failed.
Title VI Nondiscrimination Policy Statement: Mayor Parrott read the Title VI Nondiscrimination Policy Statement suggested by the NC Department of Transportation. The policy reads as follows:
TOWN OF STOVALL
The following practices are hereby prohibited by the Town of Stovall and will serve as the guidelines for all programs in relation to nondiscrimination issues:
Denying to an individual any standard service, financial aid, or other program benefit without good cause;
Providing any service, financial aid, or other benefit to a person which is distinct in quantity or quality, or is provided in a different manner, from that provided to others under the program;
Subjecting a person to segregation or separate treatment in any part of a program;
Restrictions in the enjoyment or any advantages, privileges, or other benefits enjoyed by others;
Methods of Administration which, directly or through contractual relationships, would defeat or substantially impair the accomplishment of effective nondiscrimination;
Different standards, criteria, or other requirement for admission, enrollment, or participation in planning, advisory, contractual or other integral activities;
Acts of intimidation or retaliation, including threatening, coercing, or discrimination against any individual for the purpose of interfering with any right or privilege secured by any pertinent nondiscrimination law, or because she/he has made a complaint, testified, assisted or participated in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing;
Discrimination in any employment resulting from program, a primary objective of which is to provide employment.
A motion was made by Commissioner Mike Williford and 2nd by Commissioner Carl Roberts that the Title VI Nondiscrimination Policy be adopted as stated above.
Planning Board Update: Allen Nelson reported that the Planning Board is making adjustments to zoning recommendations and would plan an informal Board meeting before scheduling a public hearing.
Water Budget Review: Commissioner Mike Williford reviewed the water budget with the Board. He stated that any amendments that were needed would be done in January.
Adjournment: There being no further business, Commissioner Williford made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Lunsford seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Janet C. Parrott
Clerk Sandra B. Williford