Butner Town Council Regular Monthly Meeting
November 7 2019 Items of Interest
The Butner Town Council met on November 7 for their Regular Monthly meeting.
Troop 401, Eagle Scout Candidate Jacob Hughes, presented to Council his Eagle Scout project. He is making boxes to place old flags so they can receive proper ceremonial disposal. The public will be able to place their retired flags in a box at Town Hall. The Boy Scouts will periodically collect the flags.
Two public hearings were held related to the Land Development Ordinance. Following the public hearings, Council approved a required update to Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance for the purpose of qualifying for the national floodplain insurance program. No Butner properties are affected by the update.
Council also adopted the Land Development Ordinance (LDO) through a codification process. The LDO will now be available and searchable on-line through American Legal Publishing. There is a link from our website. http://www.butnernc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Butner-LDO-with-final-Amendments-Through-6-7-2018.pdf
Planning Director Ciriello presented findings of a Suitability Analysis for Butner development. The study was done in conjunction with updating the Town’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan – Imagine Butner 2040. The Analysis helps provide the data for available land that is usable, the uses for the available land, and the tax values using different types of development.
Susan Mangum, Mike McFadden and Michel Branch were reappointed to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee. Anyone interested in serving on the Town’s appointed boards or committees can contact Town Clerk Barb Rote at 919-575-3109 for an application.
Council Member Jimmy Gooch was reappointed to the SGWASA Board for a 3-yr. term. The Town has two elected members that serve on their board. Council Member Birdsong is the other representative.
The Town awarded Thompson Consulting with a pre-event Disaster Debris Monitoring Contract. For major events (hurricane, ice storm, tornado, etc.) that requires the assistance by a third party for debris clean-up efforts. The firm will be on-call to assist within 24 hr. FEMA highly recommends this process in order to seek reimbursement. The Town will also award a contract for debris collection in the Spring.
Council adopted the Regular Monthly Meeting schedule for 2020. Meetings will continue to be held the first Thursday of each month, beginning at 7:00 PM in the Council Board Room.
A resolution was passed to close Central Avenue between G & A Streets on December 7 from 1-4 PM for the Butner Christmas Parade. The parade begins at 2 PM.
The outside work on the VLC is complete. Crews are now working inside.
NCDOT has made an offer to purchase right-of-way property from the Town for the West Lyon Station & Hwy 56 realignment. The Attorney and the Manager have requested supporting documents. Once reviewed they will present the proposal to Council.
The County’s emergency alert system, CodeRed is available to Butner for broadcasting emergency announcements that would pose an imminent threat or danger to residents. Residents must sign up through the County’s website to receive the announcements. There is no cost to participate. You can access the County link through our website. http://www.butnernc.org/residents/county-code-red-link/
Chief Champion explained the recent siren activated for a potential tornado. Butner Public Safety actives the siren for high winds and/or tornado warning. Three, 10 second blast on the siren signals a tornado warning. One, 20 second blast indicates all clear.