By Natalie R. Ramos
Local Government Reporter
MOORESVILLE NC: This week, Mayor Miles Atkins, members of the Board of Commissioners, Mooresville residents, family, friends, and members of the press attended a special awards meeting celebrating the Mooresville Fire Department, Public Utilities Department and Police Department.
NC public sector re-accreditation star awarded
To the Mooresville Fire Department for meeting the standards of a safe workplace for over nine years as a Public Sector Star site. The award was presented by NC Department of Labor Commissioner Cherie K. Berry. Eleven Fire Department officers were recognized for the outstanding work the department has performed for the citizens of Mooresville. [Shown in the photo above.] You can view a detailed description of North Carolina’s Star program here and see the Mooresville’s Fire Department star participant record here.
Mooresville Public Utilities Department SHARP Certification
Commissioner Berry also presented special plaques to the dedicated public utility workers: the Water Public Sector Sharp Award, the Water Treatment Award, the Town Maintenance Waste Water Treatment Plan Award, and the SHARP Safety Certification Award. SHARP is the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program created by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Swearing in ceremony for Office Steven K. Sharpe
Mooresville Chief of Police Damon Williams welcomed Cornelius Officer of the Year Steven K. Sharpe and congratulated him upon joining the Mooresville Police Department. Mayor Atkins performed the swearing-in ceremony while Officer Sharpe’s wife held the Bible. She had the pleasure of pinning his official badge on his uniform. He received his first Challenge coin from Chief Williams.
Other agenda items
A few motions were carried and consents were passed by Mayor Atkins and the Board of Commissioners as they briefly reviewed the Agenda Bell Construction Packets, Contractors Sewer Rehabilitation Project CIPP Proposals, Financial and Manager Summary Report, Town Budgets and Economic Development. The Fiscal year was also addressed and the revenues of General Goods and Utility Funds for the year were on target as of February 2019 report.
A new website for financial transparency
Town Assistant Manager Ryan Rase introduced Amanda who discussed a new project that was built to help assist with the Town Financial Transparency which was called Mooresville NC Open Gov in which she reviewed the website online and explained to how easy it was for citizens to see how their tax dollars are spent. The meeting was then adjourned.
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. You can view current/past agendas and video of the board meetings at Agendas and Minutes.
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.”