October 2016

Town Council
The Butner Town Council met on Thursday, October 13, 2016. Ms. Jenn Fitts of Raftelis Financial Consultants gave a brief presentation on stormwater updates. Ms. Fitts provided updates on the stormwater utility (SUDA), Falls Rules, and the work of the Upper Neuse River Basin Association (UNRBA). Council approved a budget amendment in the amount of $1,000.00. Altec and the Granville County 4-H Club each gave $500.00 donations to be used for National Night Out. The budget amendment recognizes the donation revenues and appropriates them to be spent as part of Butner Public Safety’s public relations line item. Council Member Jordon was re-appointed to the SGWASA Board for another 3-year term. Amendments were made to the Municipal Records Retention and Disposition Schedule to clarify the retention of 911 calls received as text messages and reflect recent legislation governing body cameras for law enforcement personnel that went into effect October 1,2016. Town Council also considered the 2016 Parks and Recreation Survey. Once council members deem the survey complete, it will be made available to the public via first class mail, online and at Town Hall. This survey will assist Town Council and staff to develop a comprehensive plan for parks and recreation facilities and services.

Council approved a request from Butner Public Safety to list surplus items on https://www.govdeals.com. These items included two vehicles and old uniforms. The public is welcome to bid on these items.
– 2004 FORD Crown Victoria P-21 VIN 2FAHP71W94X124632 (approximately 118,002 miles) | High mileage/Worn (multiple mechanical issues)
– 2009 FORD Crown Victoria P-52 VIN 2FAHP71V59X129499 (approximately 72,000 miles) | Transmission needs to be rebuilt or replaced
– Approximately 30 assorted used blue patrol uniform jackets
– Approximately 121 used short-sleeve blue patrol uniform shirts
– Approximately 131 used long-sleeve blue patrol uniform shirts
– Approximately 67 used blue patrol uniform pants

The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 7:00 PM. Please contact the Town Clerk for more information.

Planning Board
The Planning Board met on October 20, 2016. Due to a lack of quorum, the meeting was rescheduled for Monday, October 24, 2016. At this meeting, the Board recommended approval for the following items:
– REZ-16-04 to rezone over 400 acres within the Butner Gateway. These properties are located between I-85 and the railroad, Gate Two Road and NC Hwy 56. These properties are currently zoned Highway Business (HB) and Heavy Industrial (HI). The proposed rezoning would change the zoning to South Interchange Gateway (SI), Central Gateway East (CE), and North Interchange Gateway (NI). This rezoning would allow existing businesses within this area, including PalletOne, to continue to exist and operate indefinitely.
– REZ-16-05 to rezone an automobile repair business and the adjacent parcel to Conditional District-Highway Business (CD-HB). The existing business is considered an existing non-conformity. In order to expand, the properties need to be rezoned.
– A.16.05 to allow Indoor Recreation, up to 5,000 sf GFA in the Light Industrial (LI) district with a Special Use Permit (SUP). Currently, indoor recreation, non-public uses up to 5,000 sf GFA are permitted by right in all non-residential districts except Office/Institutional (OI), Light Industrial (LI) and Heavy Industrial (HI); and by SUP in the Neighborhood Business (NB) district. These types of uses, larger than 5,000 sf GFA are allowed by SUP in the LI district.
These items will be heard and decided by Town Council on Thursday, November 3, 2016.

The next Planning Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM. Please contact the Planning Department for more information.

Board of Adjustment
The Board of Adjustment did not meet this month. Due to the upcoming holiday schedule, please contact the Planning Department for the date of the next meeting.

Community Campfire
The Town of Butner and the Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee sponsored the annual Community Campfire at Lake Holt on Saturday, October 22, 2016. After being cancelled the past two years due to wet weather conditions and wind, the event went on without a hitch. Members of the community joined around the campfire, roasted marshmallows and made s’mores. Join us again next year for this event!

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