MOORESVILLE NC: Monday June 3rd at 6pm is the first Town Board meeting for the month of June. The Town Board meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month in the Executive Board Room at Mooresville Town Hall. You can view and download tonight’s agenda from the Agenda Center. Meetings typically begin with the Call to Order, an Invocation, and the Pledge of Allegiance. Click here to view tonight’s meeting.
Here’s what happened at the last meeting on Monday, May 20th
Remembering Police Officer Jordan Sheldon
Assistant Town Manager Mr. Ryan Rase opened the meeting with a prayer for the family of Police Officer Jordan Sheldon who was recently killed while on duty serving the community he loved.
Mayor Atkins then followed by asking all of the Mooresville K-9 Unit Police Officers to come forward. North Carolina Senator Victoria Burgess Sawyer presented them with an American flag and certificate that the flag was flown by Governor Cooper over the State House General Assembly on May 6th. Both were given in memory of Officer Sheldon and will be placed in the police station’s office. [Photo shown above.]
National public works week
A proclamation of recognition was declared for the week of May 19-25, 2019 as National Public Works Week. It was read aloud and presented to one of their representatives by Ward 2 Commissioner Thurman Houston. It honored the services provided by Public works such as water, sewer, streets, public buildings and solid waste collection to secure the health, safety and well being of the everyday lifestyle of the town community members.
Community action month
May 2019 was declared Community Action Month. The proclamation was read by Commissioner Barbara Withington and then given to Bryan Duncan Director of I-Care Inc. It recognized the outstanding work I-Care provides families with job, schools, and housing services. They share their expertise to help families have a greater chance of economic success and to make the Iredell County community stronger.
Tourette awareness month – May 15th through June 15th
Ward 4 Commissioner Lisa Qualls read a proclamation declaring Tourette Awareness Month which will be held on May 15th through June 15th, 2019. Mayor Atkins presented the certificate to Heather Ramsey and her guests. A Create Awareness Day designated for Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 and this date will also be known as Tourette Syndrome Awareness Day.
Water and Wastewater Rate Study
Allison Craft presented the fiscal year 2020 water and wastewater rate study. She spoke about the historical water usage, compared cost to other regional communities and stressed the importance of the “pay and go” system that is currently in place.
Transportation Planning / Quarterly Updates
John Young presented the quarterly progress updates for Transportation Planning. He demonstrated how future projects, road improvements and implementations are being funded. He explained how they are working closely with NCDOT, the STIP Program, the MPO Planning Organization and the TIA Traffic Impact Analysis Departments, on what is required and needs to be approved by the Town Board.
Mooresville Public Library assessment survey
A representative of the Mooresville Public Library gave the results of the Community Needs/Feedback assessment survey. There were 850 participants who completed the survey online and by mail. They gave input on what goals, objectives and vision they see for the library in the near future.
Other agenda items
The Contract Construction and Engineering for NC 801 and NC 150 Intersection Improvements Project was awarded to Stewart Construction for $486,410.92.
Public hearing for the authorization of the sale of real property located at 302 Williams Street, Mooresville was moved to June 3rd, 2019.
Public Information Officer Kim Sellers read the Manager’s Report. The 2019 Citizen Survey results had 410 participants with an 82% satisfaction rating. Traffic was considered the major issue.
Mooresville Town Board meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 6pm in the Executive Board Room at Mooresville Town Hall, 413 North Main Street, Mooresville, NC 28115. View current/past agendas and video of the board meetings.
Local Government Reporter Natalie R. Ramos: I am from the lovely Caribbean Islands of Trinidad and Tobago. I am a mother of two and a recent small business owner of Beautiful Dreamer Variety Store. My hobbies are writing, singing, broadcasting, photography, spoken word poetry and working with others who currently have the same endeavors. I recently published my first Poetry/Quotes book. My motto is: “With hard work and dedication anything you put your mind to in life is possible—never give up on your dreams.”