Butner Town Council Regular Monthly Meeting
January 7, 2021 Items of Interest

  • Interviews for the open Council Seat were not conducted as scheduled due to a Council Member’s family emergency. The interviews will be conducted in a Special Meeting on Thursday, January 21 at 4 PM in the Town Council Meeting Room.
  • County Commissioner Gooch reported that the County is proceeding with locating a Social Services office in the southern end of the county. It will be several months before a location is selected and a lease negotiated.
  • Wynngate street assessments are due. There continues to be delinquent accounts that will be referred to the Town Attorney for collection or foreclosure.  In addition, twenty property owners owe $50 or less and will not pay.  By Statute, the Town is obligated to collect. 
  • The Town is working with the developer of Meadows at Wynngate to bring the street standards up to NCDOT specifications so the Town can take them over.
  • Council approved a policy extending emergency paid sick leave due to COVID-19 through March 31, 2021 or unless the Federal Government renews the Families First Coronavirus Act that expired on December 31, 2020. The policy would allow the use of emergency paid sick leave for people testing positive or COVID-19, are quarantined due exposure, or have to care for a family member that has tested positive or is required to be quarantined. 
  • A Finance Committee meeting was tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, January 26 at 5 PM to review revenues and reconsider items removed during the FY 20-21 Budget process.
  • Council approved expenditures for updating Council Room AV equipment including the addition of streaming equipment.
  • Council approved a contract with CrisisTEC to help the Town develop several plans and procedures related to Emergency response in case of a disaster or hazard. The plans are recommended by FEMA. They will help the Town continue the daily operations of the Town in adverse conditions. 
  • Wyvette Thompson was reappointed to the Zoning Board of Adjustment for a 3-year term.
  • Council Member Linda Jordon was appointed to the SGWASA Board to fill the unexpired term of Jimmy Gooch. She previously served on the SGWASA Board.
  • The Town Manager reported that he is working with the KARTS program to expand better coverage in the southern part of the county. KARTS primarily serves Senior Citizens.  For more information on the KARTS program, please visit our website or Facebook page.
  • Town Manager Marrow discussed the request by the Wynngate HOA to add stop signs in several locations to slow traffic. He will talk with the HOA about alternatives.  Following some research, the use of stop signs to slow traffic is not recommended.  It actually increases traffic speed.  There may be other options such as signs and increased enforcement.
  • The Planning Board will hold a virtual workshop on development planning during their regularly scheduled meeting on January 14 at 7 PM. Contact Planning Director Mike Ciriello for details at mciriello@butnernc.org.
  • Business and Industry expansion has been positive. Noted companies include Food Lion Distribution, Jarco Supply, Tractor Supply, Creedmoor Fuel & Altec. 
  • Public Safety Director Champion reported that all positions at Butner Public Safety are filled. It has been quite a while since this has occurred.
  • The Beautification Committee, staff, and the Butner Community Association were all commended for decorating the Town, Gazebo Park and holding the Drive-thru Christmas in the Park. Approximately 80 cards participated in the drive-thru.
  • The annual Granville County Martin Luther King Breakfast celebration will be held virtually. The guest speaker and two essay contest winner will speak.  Almost 100 essays were submitted. Every middle and high school in the county participated.  Once we receive the information, we will post the time and information to view the event.

 

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