Fayetteville City Council Meeting – September 9 2019


>>CHAIR: WELL, GOOD EVENING. LIKE TO WELCOME EVERYONE TO THE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th, 2019, FAYETTEVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEETING. AT THIS TIME, WE WILL ASK DR. GREG PERKINS IF HE WOULD COME TO THE PODIUM. WE ASK THAT ALL WOULD RISE FOR THE INVOCATION. ASK THAT YOU PLEASE REMAIN STANDING AND REPEAT IN UNISON THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING.>>THANK YOU MAYOR, DEAR GOD WE PRAY FOR YOUR GRACE OVER OUR CITY LEADERS. WE RECOGNIZE YOUR GRACE IS SUFFICIENT TO KEEP THEM. WE ASK, O FATHER, THAT THROUGH YOUR POWER THAT THEY WOULD REMAIN PERFECT IN THEIR WEAKNESS SO LET YOUR DIVINE POWER REST ON EACH OF OUR CITY LEADERS IN JESUS’ NAME. EVEN LORD, AT TIMES WHEN THEY MAY FEEL THAT THE CHALLENGE IS TOO DIFFICULT, WHEN THEY FEEL THEY HAVE BEEN INSULTED OR CRITICIZED, EVEN WHEN THEY FEEL AS THOUGH THEY HAVE BEEN PERSECUTED, IT IS IN THEIR WEAKNESS, LORD, THAT WE ASK THAT YOU MAKE THEM STRONG AND THAT YOU MAKE US ALL STRONG. HELP US ALL TO COMMUNICATE POSITIVE TALK AS WE WORK AND LIVE THROUGHOUT THIS GREAT CITY WE CALL FAYETTEVILLE. IN CHRIST JESUS’ NAME WE PRAY, AMEN. [PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE]>>DR. PERKINS, I KNOW YOU WELL. YOU HAVE A SPECIAL YOUNG MAN WITH YOU, BUT TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF AND THE CHURCH AND THE MINISTRY YOU ATTEND.>>THANK YOU, MAYOR. AS YOU KNOW, I’VE BEEN AN ACTIVE PART OF COFFEE WITH THE MAYOR FOR MANY YEARS AND OTHER CITIES ACTIVITIES, SO MY COLLEAGUE AND I, WE’VE BEEN INVOKED OURSELVES TO EVERY LEADER WE MEET ACROSS OUR CITY AND OUR COUNTY AND STATE, WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO USE POSITIVE SPEECH. YOU KNOW, I TALKED ABOUT THIS ON MANY OCCASIONS. WE THINK THERE IS A TIME IN OUR CONTRAY, AND WE’VE EVEN TALKED ABOUT THIS ON THE RADIO A COUPLE WEEKS AGO THAT WE NEED TO BE MORE RESPECTFUL OF EACH OTHER JUST LIKE GRANDMA TAUGHT US TO BE. WHEN WE SPEAK TO EACH OTHER, WE WANT TO SPEAK LIKE GRANDMA IS SPEAKING TO US. TREAT EACH PERSON WITH RESPECT EVEN THOUGH WE MAY DISAGREE. IT’S OKAY TO DISAGREE. IT’S DOWNRIGHT HOSPITALLABLE TO DISAGREE. BUT POSITIVE SPEECH IS THE WORD I WOULD LIKE TO LEAVE WITH CITY COUNCILMEN AND THE WORD WE ARE LEAVING IN THE COMMUNITY TODAY, POSITIVE SPEECH.>>THANK YOU, SIR. LET’S GIVE HIM A ROUND OF APPLAUSE. AND WHO IS THE SPECIAL YOUNG MAN YOU HAVE WITH YOU?>>THIS IS MY 10-YEAR-OLD. TELL THEM YOUR NAME.>>MY NAME IS AARON.>>NICE TO MEET YOU TOO, SIR. THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU’RE DOING HERE.>>THANK YOU.>>DR. PERKINS. ALL RIGHT. AT THIS TIME, COUNCIL, I WILL DEFER TO COUNCIL MEMBER JENSEN. I THINK WE HAVE A SPECIAL GUEST ON THE DAIS WITH US.>>YES, SIR, THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. TODAY I WOULD — WELL, TONIGHT I WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE ZACHARY GEARSON AND I SAID THAT WRONG, DIDN’T I? SORRY ABOUT THAT. AND HE GROWS TO GRACE CREEK. HE IS A SENIOR, AND HE HAS BEEN WITH THE YOUTH COUNCIL QUITE A BIT BECAUSE HE IS VERY ACTIVE AND I KNOW HIS FACE AND I KNOW HIS NAME, SO WITH ALL THE CHILDREN DOWN THERE, I KNOW HE IS DOING A GREAT JOB. SO I’M GOING LET HIM GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON THE FAYETTEVILLE CUMBERLAND YOUTH COUNTY.>>GOOD AFTERNOON, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. MY NAME IS ZACHARY GREERSON. I AM, I’M IN 12th GRADE. I GO TO GRACE CREEK HIGH SCHOOL. I’M HERE TO TELL YOU ABOUT THE FAYETTEVILLE CUMBERLAND YOUTH COUNCIL HAS BEEN DOING THESE PAST FEW WEEKS. ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd, THE FAYETTEVILLE CUMBERLAND YOUTH COUNCIL WAS ON AIR WITH WIDU RADIO STATION. WE ARE EXCITED TO SAY THAT WE NOW HAVE ON AIR TIME TO DISCUSS MANY DIFFERENT ISSUES. FOR EXAMPLE, IN OCTOBER WE HAVE DECIDED TO TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS FOR TEENAGERS AND PROMOTING MORE AWARENESS IN SCHOOLS. WE ARE ALSO VERY EXCITED TO BE PUTTING THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON THE SERVICE LEARNING PROJECTS WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE IN WILSON ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st. WE ALSO HAVE AN EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th. OUR SECOND OFFICIAL FCYC MEETING WILL BE HELD MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th, AND WE ARE HOPING TO SEE MORE NEW AND RETURNING MEMBERS. THANK YOU FOR THE TIME.>>THANK YOU, SIR. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. AT THIS TIME, WE ALSO HAVE COUPLEF OSPECIAL GUESTS IN OUR AUDIENCE. WE HAVE MS. FAYETTEVILLE, MS. ABBY BRITT AS WELL AS MS. FAYETTEVILLE’S OUTSTANDING TEEN, MS. JAYLA LOCHLEAR. LIKE TO GIVE THEM A ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR IN YOURING US — FOR JOINING US TONIGHT. [APPLAUSE] MS. FAYETTEVILLE, WOULD YOU ALL LIKE TO HAVE A FEW WORDS?>>HI, IT’S TRULY A PLEASURE TO BE HERE. I AM MS. FAYETTEVILLE 2019 ABBY BRITT AND THIS IS MY OUTSTANDING TEEN WHO IS TRULY OUTSTANDING, JAYLA LOCHLEAR. WE WERE CROWNED FEBRUARY 2nd AT FAYETTEVILLE AUDITORIUM. WE HAVE HAD A TRULY INCREDIBLE YEAR. JAYLA HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO REPRESENT FAYETTEVILLE AT THE MISS NORTH CAROLINA’S OUTSTANDING TEEN COMPETITION, AND THIS PAST JUNE, I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO REPRESENT FAYETTEVILLE AT THE MISS NORTH CAROLINA COMPETITION. WE BOTH HAD AN INCREDIBLE TIME REPRESENTING FAYETTEVILLE. WE REALLY HOPE THAT WE MADE EVERYONE PROUD. THIS YEAR WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET IN OUR COMMUNITIES AND PRESENT OUR COMMUNITY IMPACT. IT’S ALL ABOUT GETTING KIDS MORE EXCITING ABOUT SCIENCE ADAN EARLIER AGE THROUGH THE USE OF HANDS ON ACTIVITIES. BEEN ABLE TO GO TO LOCAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS TO DO SCIENCE WITH KIDS. I HAVE ALSO BEEN ABLE TO GO TO THE FAYETTEVILLE WOODPECKERS GAME AND HOW ABOUT THEM BEING ABLE TO COMPETE FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP HERE RIGHT HERE IN FAYETTEVILLE IN THEIR INAUGURAL SEASON. I’VE ALSO BEEN ABLE TO GO TO FT. BRAGG AND MEET SOME OF OUR SLJURES, BE ABLE TO THANK THEM FOR FOR ALL THE SERVICE THEY HAVE DONE FOR OUR COUNTRY AND COMMUNITY. AND SO MANY MORE THINGS. FAYETTEVILLE HAS BEEN A WONDERFUL PLACE TO BE. I’M NOT FROM FAYETTEVILLE. I ACTUALLY GREW UP IN BENSON, NORTH CAROLINA, BUT I KNEW WHENEVER I WAS DECIDING WHERE I WANTED TO COMPETE, THAT THIS WAS A PLACE I WANTED TO BE THIS YEAR. WE’LL BE CROWNING OUR NEXT MISS FAYETTEVILLE AND MISS FAYETTEVILLE’S OUTSTANDING TEEN ON FEBRUARY 29th IN 2020. SO I KNOW THAT YOU GUYS WILL HAVE A WONDERFUL REPRESENTATIVE WHOEVER IT MAY BE, AND THANK YOU GUYS FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT OF US.>>THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE]>>MISS OUTSTANDING TEEN, MS. FAYETTEVILLE, WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY SOMETHING? NEVER MISS A CHANCE FOR A PLATFORM, RIGHT?>>MY NAME IS JAYLA McKENZIE LOCHLEAR. I ATTEND ST. PAUL’S HIGH SCHOOL WHERE I AM A SENIOR. WOO WOO! [LAUGHTER] AND MY PLATFORM IS SPEAK UP SPEAK LAST I USE MY STORY OF BEING BULLIED AS AN ADOLESCENT TO TEACH OTHERS. I USE MY MOTTO, NEVER BE A BULLY BUT ALWAYS BE A FRIEND AND I GO OUT TO SCHOOLS AND I TELL THEM, YOU KNOW, THE GOLDEN RULE. ALWAYS TREAT OTHERS THE WAY YOU WANT TO BE TREATED. AND I LET THAT SIT WITH THEM AND I HOPE THAT I MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT IN MY COMMUNITY. THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE]>>THANK YOU ALL FOR REPRESENTING THE CITY ON THE VARIOUS PLATFORMS, AND THANK YOU FOR THE GOOD WORK YOU ARE DOING IN THE COMMUNITY. AT THIS TIME, I WILL, BEFORE WE HAVE A VERY SPECIAL RECOGNITION, I WILL DEFER TO COUNCILMEMBER JIM ARP WHO HAS SOME EXCITING NEWS FOR US.>>WELL, WE GOT A LITTLE PROMO THERE ABOUT THE WOODPECKERS, THANK YOU FOR THAT. BUT WE WANT TO SAY CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FAYETTEVILLE WOODPECKERS WHO HAVE ADVANCED TO THE CAROLINA LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP THIS PAST WEEKEND. THEY ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO DEFEND THEIR TITLE. IF YOU RECALL, THEY WON THE TITLE LAST YEAR AS THE BOYS CREEK ASTROS AND THEY WILL BE DEFENDING THAT TITLE AGAINST THE WILMINGTON ROYALS. SO THE SERIES IS A BEST OF FIVE SERIES, MEANING FIRST TEAM TO WIN THREE GAMES WILL WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIPS. GAME ONE AND TWO WILL BE PLAYED IN WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. THAT’S TOMORROW, TUESDAY, AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT. AND THEN GAMES THREE AND FOUR AND FIVE IF NEEDED WILL BE PLAYED HERE IN FAYETTEVILLE. GAME THREE IS SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY THE 12th, 6:00 P.M. GATES WILL OPEN AT 5:00 P.M., AND THEN GAME FOUR, IF NECESSARY, ON FRIDAY THE 13TH AND WE’RE NOT SCARED OF FRIDAY THE 13th. GATES WILL OPEN AT 5:00 P.M. AND THEN GAME FIVE IF NEEDED ON SATURDAY THE 14th AT 6 OCLAWM P.M., AGAIN, GATES OPEN AT 5:00 P.M. TICKETS START AT 11 CLF. THAT’S A VERY REASONABLE PRICE FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT. AND THEY CAN BE PURCHASED AT WWW.FAYETTEVILLEWOODPECKERS.COM, AND AT THE BB & T BOX OFFICE AT THE STADIUM. AND THE BOX OFFICE IS OPEN FROM 10:00 A.M. TO 6:00 P.M. SO LET’S HELP OUR FAYETTEVILLE WOODPECKERS END AN AMAZING INAUGURAL SEASON. WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU AND ALL YOUR FRIENDS TO COME OUT AND SUPPORT OUR HOMETOWN TEAM. THANK YOU.>>CONGRACH LAIDLES, WOODPECKERS. AT THIS TIME I WOULD ASK COUNCILMEMBER WADDELL AND CHEF JUDY TO MEET ME AT THE PODIUM, PLEASE.>>WHILE SHE IS COMING I AM GOING TO SAY A COUPLE OF THINGS. I AM GOING TO TAKE A MOMENT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE. I WANT TO TO INTRODUCE CHEF JUDY TO EVERYONE. SHE IS A WOMAN VETERAN. SHE IS A RESTAURATEUR. SHE IS AN EXCELLENT PHENOMENAL MENTOR AND LEADER IN OUR COMMUNITY. AND SHE IS A PERSON WHO REALLY HEPTS THE — REPRESENTS THE CITY WELL, SO THANKS FOR THAT REPRESENTATION. SO ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE, WE’D LIKE TO PRESENT YOU A CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE. THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED IN RECOGNITION OF YOUR RECENT WIN ON FAYETTEVILLE’S SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT. IT’S NOT FAYETTEVILLE SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT. SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT. IT’S A NATIONAL TV SHOW, AND WE ARE PRESENTING THIS TO MS. JUDITH CAGE FOR HER DEDICATION AND UNTIRING COMMITMENT TO SERVING OUR COMMUNITY IN EXCELLENCE IN HER FIELD. OUR BEST WISHES FOR EVERY SUCCESS AS AN AMBASSADOR OF OUR GREAT CITY. SIGNED MAYOR MITCH COLVIN. [APPLAUSE]>>JUDY, YOU CAN’T SIT DOWN WITHOUT SAYING ANYTHING.>>WELL, I WASN’T GOING TO SAY ANYTHING BUT SINCE I HAVE A MIC IN FRONT OF ME, THANK YOU ALLO SO MUCH. THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO IN THE CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE. IT WAS SUCH AN HONOR AND PRIVILEGE TO BE ABLE TO GO AND REPRESENT AND NOT ONLY TO WIN THAT $10,000.>>WOO-HOO!>>IT FELT GOOD. IT REALLY FELT GOOD. [LAUGHTER] BUT TO BE ABLE TO HAVE BRAGGING RIGHTS AND TO BE ABLE TO SAY, YOU KNOW, I DID IT. I DID IT. AND TO SHOW OTHER FOLKS THAT IF I CAN DO IT, THEY COULD DO. I’M FROM THE INNER CITY, AND JUST TO BE ABLE TO SHOW WHATEVER YOU PUT YOUR MIND TO, YOU CAN DEAL WITH. SO AGAIN, THANK YOU ALL FOR HAVING ME.>>YEAH, THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE]>>HEY, CHEF. CHEF JUDY, NEXT TIME YOU FEED US A SWEET POTATO PIE, WE WOULD APPRECIATE IT.>>I GOT YOU, SIR.>>YEAH, THE FOOD WAS GREAT. SWEET CARROTS OR SOMETHING YOU HAD ON THERE. IT WAS GOOD. ALL RIGHT. SO THANK YOU, CHEF JUDY. THANK YOU, COUNCILMEMBER WADDELL. AND SOMEONE TOOK MY AGENDA. THANK YOU, MAYOR PRO TEM. I’LL BORROW HIS. ALL RIGHT. COUNCIL, AT THIS TIME, WE WILL ASK FOR A MOTION TO APPROVE THE AGENDA.>>MAY I MAKE A MOTION THAT THE AGENDA BE APPROVED.>>OKAY, THERE IS A MOTION BY COUNCILMEMBER WRIGHT. THERE IS A SECOND BY LIGHTS FOR COUNCILMEMBER WADDELL. ANY DISCUSSION ON THE MOTION? ALL RIGHT, COUNCIL, I LOOK TO YOUR VOTES TO APPROVE THE AGENDA. MADAM CLERK, THAT IS UNANIMOUS. MOTION CARRIES. ITEM 6.0, THE CONSENT AGENDA. COUNCILMEMBER HAIRE?>>THANK YOU, MAYOR. I WOULD LIKE TO PULL ITEMS 6.05 FOR A SEPARATE UP-OR-DOWN VOTE, PLEASE.>>SO IS THAT A MOTION TO APPROVE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ITEM 6 –>>MOTION TO APPROVE EXCEPT FOR THE ITEM OF 6.05.>>ALL RIGHT, THERE IS A MOTION BY COUNCILMEMBER HAIRE TO APPROVE EXCEPT AS STATED. IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND BY COUNCILMEMBER ARP. ANY DISCUSSION ON THE MOTION? ALL RIGHT, COUNCIL, I LOOK TO YOU FOR YOUR VOTES. COUNCILMEMBER DAWKINS. MADAM CLERK, THAT IS UNANIMOUS. MOTION CARRIES. ITEM 6.05, COUNCILMEMBER HAIRE.>>THANK YOU, MAYOR. AS STAFF COMES UP I SEE OUR DIRECTOR STANDING UP COMING FORWARDS, DIRECTOR HUME. I WANTED TO GIVE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR HIM TO EXPOUND ON OUR NEW, OUR TWO NEW FLEET BUSES AS I CALL THEM AND THEN OUR FIVE MINI BUSES. WE’VE HAD A FEW CONVERSATIONS OVER THE LAST MONTHS ABOUT BUSES AND REPLACEMENTS, AND SINCE THIS WAS ON THE CONSENT, I THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE WITH THE PUBLIC WHAT’S ON THE WAY.>>OKAY, THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COUNCILMAN. YES, WE HAVE TWO ITEMS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA. ONE OF THEM DOES HAVE SIX OF OUR PARATRANSIT VEHICLES. THAT IS A GRANT WE HAVE RECEIVED, AND THOSE VEHICLES HAVE BEEN ORDERED. AND THEN THERE ARE TWO STANDARD BUSES WHICH WE ARE, WE ARE GETTING READY TO ORDER. WE DID NOT HAVE A CONTRACT IN PLACE, BUT WE, WE HAVE FOUND ONE THAT WE CAN WORK WITH AND THAT COMBINED I THINK WE HAVE TWO OTHER LARGE BUSES THAT ARE ALSO GOING TO BE ORDERED. NOW THOSE TAKE A LOT LONGER TIME TO GET HERE, AND SO THAT IS WHAT THE STATE MATCH IS TO GO ALONG WITH THOSE GRANT FUNDS THAT WE’VE ALREADY RECEIVED. THE OTHER ITEM ON 6.05 ABOUT THE VW MONEY IS AN OPPORTUNITY WHERE THERE IS VW SETTLEMENT MONEY THAT COMES INTO THE STATE. THIS HAS BEEN SOMETHING WE’VE BEEN FOLLOWING FOR ABOUT THREE YEARS. BUT WE ARE ACTUALLY GOING — AR ASKING TO APPLY FOR ABOUT HALF A MILLION DOLLARS OF THE MONEY, AND WE WILL USE THAT TO REPLACE, IT’LL, THE SAME MONEY WE WOULD’VE USED FOR DIESEL BUSES WE WILL USE THAT SAME MONEY TO GET BATTERY ELECTRIC BUSES, THEY WILL BE THE FIRST BATTERY ELECTRIC BUSES IN FAYETTEVILLE.>>NEW BUSES ON THE WAY.>>THIS IS A COMPETITIVE GRANT, IT’S NOT GUARANTEED BUT YES, NEW BUSES ARE ON THE WAY.>>WE’LL GET IT. WE’LL GET IT. THANK YOU, SIR.>>ALL RIGHT. COUNCILMEMBER CRISP.>>LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT. I DON’T THINK YOU WENT INTO ENOUGH DETAIL. THE GRANT YOU PUT IN FOR, WHICH IS $511,000, IF WE GET THE GRANT, THEN WE DON’T HAVE TO PAY THE $147,200 OUT OF THAT GENERAL FUND OR TRANSPORTATION FUND.>>NOT EXACTLY. WE HAVE BUDGETED THAT $147,000 FOR USE, AND TO ADD TO THAT, WE WILL ADD $500,000 AND THAT ALLOWS US TO PAY THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE ELECTRIC BUSES AND DIESEL BUSES, AND THE CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE THAT GOES ALONG WITH THAT.>>OKAY.>>AND SO THAT’S WHAT THE VOLKSWAGEN MONEY ALLOWS US TO DO, AND THAT CAN BE USED –>>YOU’RE CONFIDENT WE PROBABLY GET THE 511, RIGHT?>>WELL, WE’RE GOING TO MAKE OUR BEST PITCH FOR IT, AND I FEEL PRETTY CONFIDENT BECAUSE THE REDUCTION OF OXIDES FROM NITE TROGENS IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST FACTORS IF THE WHOLE EVALUATION — IN THE WHOLE EVALUATION AND THE WAY WE’RE LEVERAGING, WE SHOULD GET THE CREDIT.>>WE’LL GET IT, SIR.>>THANK YOU.>>MR. HUME, I DID HAVE A QUESTION. ARE THERE ANY OTHER GRANTS THAT WE ARE ELIGIBLE FOR? BECAUSE IT’S KIND OF A LOW EMISSIONS GREEN INITIATIVE. ARE THERE ANY OTHER KIND OF ENERGY EFFICIENT GRANTS THAT?>>WE WILL, ACTUALLY THOSE WILL COME AROUND NEXT SPRING FOR THE, WHAT’S CALLED THE NO LO PROGRAM WITH FTA AND WE WILL APPLY FOR THOSE THEN. NOW IN JUNE WE APPLIED FOR FOUR OTHER COMPETITIVE GRANTS, AND WE SHOULD HEAR ABOUT THOSE BUSES, WHETHER OR NOT WE GET THAT GRANT SOMETIME IN MID-OCTOBER IS WHAT THEY HAVE TOLD US. SO AGAIN, IF WE DON’T GET THAT COMPETITIVE GRANT, THEN WE WILL PROBABLY MOVE AND HAVE TO USE SOME OF OUR FORMULA MONEY. WE ALWAYS LIKE TO USE THAT FORMULA MONEY FOR THINGS THAT VAMORE FLEXIBILITY.>>ALL RIGHT. COUNCILMEMBER HAIRE.>>YES, SIR, MR. MAYOR. MOTION TO APPROVE ITEM 6.05.>>SECOND.>>THERE IS A MOTION BY COUNCILMEMBER HAIRE, THERE IS A SECOND BY COUNCILMEMBER WRIGHT TO APPROVE ITEM 6.05. ANY DISCUSSION ON THE MOTION? ALL RIGHT, COUNCIL, I LOOK TO YOU FOR YOUR VOTE. ALL RIGHT. MADAM CLERK, THAT IS UNANIMOUS. MOTION CARRIES. ITEM 7.0 IS THE PUBLIC FORUM. THIS IS A TIME THAT ANY FAYETTEVILLE RESIDENT MAY HAVE INPUT AND A VOICE IN WHAT GOES ON IN THEIR CITY. DUE TO POLICY RESTRICTIONS, THE FORUM WILL NOT LAST ANY LONGER THAN 30 MINUTES, AND EACH SPEAKER WILL BE LIMITED TO ONLY THREE MINUTES TO ADDRESS THE CITY COUNCIL ON ISSUES RELATED TO THE CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE. INDIVIDUALS WISHING TO SPEAK AT TONIGHT’S PUBLIC FORUM SHOULD’VE SIGNED UP WITH THE CITY CLERK PRIOR TO THE START OF TONIGHT’S MEETING. IF YOU ARE HERE TO SPEAK ON ITEMS THAT MAY BE ON TONIGHT’S AGENDA UNDER PUBLIC HEARING, ASK THAT YOU WOULD PLEASE RESERVE YOUR COMMENTS UNTIL THE PUBLIC HEARING. SO WHEN YOUR NAME IS CALLED BY THE CITY CLERK, WE ASK THAT YOU COME TO THE PODIUM, PLEASE CLEARLY STATE YOUR NAME AND HOME ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD, THEN WHEN YOU SEE THE LIGHT THAT IS LOCATED ON THE PODIUM CHANGE FROM GREEN TO YELLOW, YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS LEFT TO SPEAK. WHEN YOU SEE THE RED LIGHT COME ON, THAT MEANS YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED. AGAIN DUE TO POLICY RESTRICTIONESS, WE ARE UNABLE TO EXTEND THE GIVEN TIME. WITH THAT SAID, MADAM CLERK, ASK THAT YOU CALL YOUR FIRST SPEAKER.>>YES, SIR, MR. MAYOR, WE HAVE 11 SPEAKERS SIGNED UP THIS EVENING. OUR FIRST SPEAKER IS MR. SEAN MCMILLAN.>>WELCOME, SIR.>>THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING. SEAN MCMILLAN. 6024 GOLDEN RAIN DRIVE. WE’RE HERE TO REQUEST THE FAYETTEVILLE CITY COUNCIL MOVE TO IMPLEMENT A POLICE CIVILIAN REVIEW BOARD IN ACCORDANCE WITH ORDINANCE 2-43 OF THE FAYETTEVILLE CODE OF ORDINANCES. FAYETTEVILLE REACTED IN 2012 TO STATISTICAL EVIDENCE OF OVERPOLICING AND EXCESSIVE USE OF FORCE IN PART BY INVITING THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF BLACK LAW ENFORCEMENT EXECUTIVES NOABL TO CONDUCT A STUDY HERE IN OUR CITY. BASED ON RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE 2012 STUDY, THE CITY BACKED PLANS OF OVERSIGHT BY INSTALLING A CITIZEN REVIEW BOARD. THE CONCEPT OF A CITIZEN REVIEW BOARD IS NOT NEW TO THE U.S. THERE ARE MORE THAN 200 MODELS OF CIVILIAN OVERSIGHT IN THE COUNTRY. ACTUALLY, THE CONCEPT NOW IS NOT NEW TO FAYETTEVILLE. SURPRISES MANY TO KNOW THAT THE ORDINANCE 2-43 ACTUALLY LAYS OUT STANDARDS, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND COMPOSITION OF THE CRB. THE ORDINANCE WAS SIGNED BY MAYORTIA ROAN IN 2013 AND IS STILL LISTED ALONG WITH EVERY OTHER ACTIVE ORDINANCE THE CITY MAINTAINS. SO OUR QUESTION IS WHY DOES SIX YEARS LATER THERE IS NO CRB? WHY ARE WE SO HEAVILY DEPENDENT ON THE FAYETTEVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT INTERNAL AFFAIRS WHEN A WORKING GROUP SPEND MONTHS DESIGNING THE CRB THAT ALLOWS FOR EXTERNAL OVERSIGHT? WHAT IS STOPPING THE CURRENT AND SITTING MEMBERS OF THE BOARD FROM IMPLEMENTING WHAT WAS DECIDED ON SIX YEARS AGO? FROM A 2014 FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER ARTICLE SEEM TO INDICATE THAT THE POLICE BENEVIANT ASSOCIATION WAS BEHIND PRESSURE TO ABANDON THE CRB. ARTICLE SUGGESTS UNIFORMED OFFICERS LINE THE CITY HALL AS A MEASURE TO POSTPONE IT FOR COUNCIL VOTE SO THINK ABOUT THIS. THE POLICE INTERFERED AND INSISTED THE POLICE POLICE THE POLICE. TO BE CLEAR, WE ABSOLUTELY RESPECT AND HONOR THE WOMEN AND MEN OF THE FPD AND APPRECIATE THE WORK THAT CHIEF HAWKINS PUTS IN EVERY DAY. HOWEVER, WE KNOW THAT WITHOUT A DOUBT THAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO RESPECT THEIR WORK WHILE ALSO RESPECTING A PROCESS THAT GIVES CITIZENS OVERSIGHT AND INVOLVEMENT. WE HAD A CHANCE THIS WEEKEND TO SPEAK WITH THE MAJORITY OF CANDIDATES IN THE MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS AND DEEPLY APPRECIATE WHAT WE SAW AS A SINCERE COMMITMENT TO ENACTING POLICY THAT INCREASES ACCOUNTABILITY WHILE BOLSTERING CONFIDENCE IN OUR CITY’S LAW ENFORCEMENT. WE WERE ENCOURAGED TO SEE THAT THE MAJORITY OF YOU VOICED SUPPORT FOR CRB IN A RECENTLY RELEASED DEMOCRACY NC VOTERS GUIDE. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOUR ACTION ON THIS MATTER, AND I THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.>>THANK YOU.>>OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS MR. RICHARD KLEIN.>>GOOD EVENING, MAYOR COLVIN AND CITY COUNCILMEMBERS. I WANT TO TAKE THIS TIME AND I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR ALLOWING ME TO COME — I WANT TO SPEAK ABOUT SOMETHING THAT IS VERY DEAR TO MY HEART. I WANT TO SPEAK ABOUT SOMETHING THAT’S VERY DEAR TO MY HEART, NUTRITION. WHEN I WAS GROWING UP AS A CHILD, I DIDN’T EAT A LOT OF VEGETABLES, AND I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT AMERICA THAT THE SAME PROBLEMS WE FACE HOME YOU ALL FACE IN AMERICA ABOUT EATING VEGETABLES AND FRUITS. SO IT IS RECOMMENDED WE ARE SUPPOSED TO EAT AT LEAST SIX TO 12 DIFFERENT FRUITS WITHIN A DAY. AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THAT, IF YOU HOLD YOUR HAND THIS IS ABOUT A PORTION, AND YOU FIGURE 12 OF THESE YOU GOT TO EAT. SO THE COMPANY THAT I AM GOING TO REPRESENT RIGHT NOW IS TWO SPLUF AND WHAT THAT COMPANY DONE, THEY TOOK THE FRUITS AND THE VEGETABLES AND THEY CONDENSE IT INTO A POWDER AND PUT IT IN A TAFFY CAPSULE WHICH MEANS VEGANS AND VEGETARIANS EAT THIS PRODUCT. I SAY EAT BECAUSE IT’S NUTRITION. THERE IS NOTHING SYNTHETIC IN IT. IT IS ACTUAL FOOD NUTRITION FROM THE VEGETABLES AND THE FRUITS. AND EACH OF Y’ALL HAVE ONE OF THESE AT YOUR SIDE. SO THEY ARE THE BERRY, THERE IS THE FRUIT, THERE IS THE OMEGAS, AND THERE IS THE VEGETABLES. AND WITHIN ONE CAPSULE YOU GET 30 VEGETABLES IN THAT ONE CAPSULE. IN THE OTHER CAPSULE FOR FRUITS AND BERRY YOU GET 30 DIFFERENT BERRIES AND FRUITS IN THE CAPSULE. I AM NOT SAYING THIS IS GOING TO REPLACE ACTUAL VEGETABLES AND FRUITS YOU EAT. IT’S BRIDGING THE GAP FOR THE FRUITS THAT WE ARE NOT GETTING INTO OUR BODIES SYSTEM. NOW, SINCE I’VE BEEN TAKING THIS PRODUCT, I WORK OUT EVERY MORNING, AND MAYOR COLVIN CAN VOUCH FOR ME BECAUSE WE GO TO THE SAME GYM. EVERY MORNING I USED TO DRINK A LOT OF ENERGY DRINKS BECAUSE OF WHAT I’M DOING. NOW BECAUSE I TAKING THIS PRODUCT, I DON’T EVEN NEED ENERGY DRINKS. AND THIS IS ALL NATURAL FOOD FROM THESE VEGETABLES AND THE BERRIES. SO WHAT I’M SAYING WHEN WE LOOK AT THE GROCERY, THE STUFF THAT COMES IN OUR GROCERIES, LIKE GOOD EXAMPLE, BANANAS, WHEN YOU GO IN THE GROCERY STORE AND YOU SEE A BANANA HALF RIPE OR GREEN, THEY TAKE THAT BANANAS BEFORE IT WAS MATURE, MATURE FROM THE ACTUAL VINE IT CAME OFF OF. SO YOU’RE NOT GELLING THE FULL — GETTING THE FULL 100% NUTRIENTS OF THAT BANANA BECAUSE IT’S NOT FULLY MATURE. SO WITH JUICE PLUS, EVERYTHING THAT THEY’VE DONE IS FULLY MATURE BEFORE THEY EVEN PICK IT. SO I JUST WANT TO SAY IF YOU GOT ANYMORE QUESTIONS Y’ALL GOT MY BUSINESS CARD. JUST GIVE ME A CALL AND WE HAVE PEOPLE WAITING TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT IT. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU, SIR.>>MAYOR, OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS MS. ROSEMARY BURGER.>>GOOD EVENING, MY NAME IS ROSEMARY BURGER. I LIVE AT 76 ANACIN LANE AND I LIVE HERE. I REPRESENT 35 MEMBERS OF THE — MEMBERS OF THE MORTGAGE BANKERS OF FAYETTEVILLE, THE HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF FAYETTEVILLE, AND THE FAYETTEVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. THE CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE CREATED A STORMWATER UTILITY ON MAY 26th, 2009 AS FOUND IN CHAPTER 23 OF THE CITY CODE OF ORDINANCES. TONIGHT I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE CITY COUNCIL FOR CONSIDERING TO CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN THE CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE STORMWATER UTILITY INSTEAD OF ASKING THE CITIZENS OF FAYETTEVILLE TO PAY FOR NEEDED REPAIRS THAT OCCUR ON THEIR PROPERTY. WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE NUMEROUS STORMWATER UTILITY REPAIRS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN COMPLETED. THOSE REPAIRS HAVE A DEEP IMPACT ON OUR CITY INFRASTRUCTURE, HOUSING VALUES, AND THE QUALITY OF LIFE. STORMWATER UTILITY REPAIRS THAT ARE NOT COMPLETED CAN PREVENT A HOMEOWNER FROM SELLING THEIR PROPERTY CREATE ABANDONED AND FORECLOSURES PROPERTIES AND ERODE THE CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE’S TAX BASE. OUR ORGANIZATIONS COLLECTIVELY WILL SUPPORT THE CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE CITY COUNCIL AS YOU MOVE TO CREATE A SOLUTION FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE STORMWATER ISSUES BY HELPING ACHIEVE A BETTER MANAGEMENT OF THE CURRENT STORMWATER UTILITY BUDGET AND FOCUSING ON PAYING FOR THE IMMEDIATE REPAIRS THAT ARE NECESSARY. WE WOULD ALSO SUPPORT AN INCREASE IN STORMWATER FEES OR A BOND TO HELP MAKE THOSE REPAIRS AND MAINTAIN THE CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE’S STORMWATER UTILITY FOR GENERATIONS TO COME. WE ARE HERE TONIGHT TO BE A PART OF THE CONVERSATION AND HELP ACHIEVE A RESOLUTION WE ALL HAVE A VESTED INTEREST IN THIS ISSUE, AND WE THANK YOU FOR THE HONOR OF ADDRESSING THE CITY COUNCIL OF FAYETTEVILLE TONIGHT.>>I HAVE A LOT OF TIME LEFT.>>MAYOR, OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS MS. MEGAN GERBER.>>HELLO.>>GOOD EVENING, MY NAME IS MEGAN GERBER. I REPRESENT THE HOMEOWNERS. MY ADDRESS IS 502 ARGYLE ROAD. I HAVE A SIMILAR STATEMENT TO ROSEMARY AS WE WORK IN THE SAME FIELD AND Y’ALL KIND OF ALREADY KNOW ME. THE CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE DID CREATE THAT STORMWATER UTILITY ON MAY 26THX 2009, CHAPTER 23 OF THE CITY CODE OF ORDINANCES. I LIKE ROSEMARY AND THE OTHER ORGANIZATIONS WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR TAKING IN CONSIDERATION AFTER THE LAST VOTE THAT THE EXPENSES WOULD NOT BE PUT ON THE HOMEOWNERS. VERY MUCH APPRECIATE THAT. WHAT SHE DID ADDRESS TOO THOSE REPAIRS DO HAVE AN IMPACT ON OUR INFRASTRUCTURE HOUSING VALUES AND WE DO KNOW THERE IS A LOT OF THOSE ISSUES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN ADDRESSED EITHER BY PRIORITY OR JUST THE BUDGET THAT IS ALLOTTED. WE DO WORK TOGETHER IN WANTING TO ACHIEVE A BETTER MANAGEMENT OF THAT CURRENT STORMWATER UTILITY BUDGET AND FOCUSING ON PAYING FOR THE IMMEDIATE REPAIRS THAT ARE NECESSARY. WE WOULD ALSO SUPPORT THE INCREASE IN STORMWATER FEES OR A BOND TO HELP MAKE THOSE REPAIRS. THE CONCERN FOR MOST OF THE HOMEOWNERS THAT ARE AFFECTED IS THE TIMELINE. THOUGH WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOU CONSIDERING TAKING THE COST OF THE HOMEOWNER IN THE CITY MAINTAINING IT, IT DOES FEEL A LITTLE OPEN ENDED. THERE IS NOT A SET SOLUTION IN PLACE. EVERY DAY IT GOES ON, THE PROBLEM CONTINUES TO GROW. WHAT ONCE WAS A SMALL PROBLEM HAS BECOME A LARGER PROBLEM AS THOSE PROBLEMS NOW THAT DIDN’T EXIST NOW EXIST. I DO FEEL THAT THE STORMWATER INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS A PLAN FOR REGULAR MAINTENANCE AND EVALUATION. THE CITY SPENDS AN EXTENSIVE AMOUNT OF MONEY DOING STORMWATER SHED STUDIES AND OTHER LARGE COST STUDIES. I FEEL THAT THE INFRASTRUCTURE SHOULD HAVE THE SAME MONEY INVESTED IN STUDIES AND MAINTENANCE AND TO PREVENT FUTURE DAMAGES. OUR AREA IS GREATLY AFFECTED BY STORMS THAT OTHER AREAS THAT WE’VE MODELED DO NOT HAVE THAT SAME IMPACT. I FEEL THAT IF WE HAVE PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE IN PLACE, WE CAN REDUCE THESE COSTS MOVING DOWN THE ROAD. OUR SAFETY AND QUALITY OF LIFE IS ALSO AFFECTED. I HAVE THREE CHILDREN IN MY HOUSEHOLD THAT PLAY SOCCER, AND ONE THAT PLAYS SOFTBALL. MY THREE KIDS WHO PLAY IN THE BACKYARD CAN NO LONGER PLAY IN THE AREA DESIGNATED FOR THEIR SOCCER FIELD BECAUSE EVERY TIME IT STORMS, MORE OF THAT LAND ERODES AND I UNDERSTAND THERE IS RIGHT-OF-WAY PROJECTS THAT ARE IMPORTANT BUT THE OFF RIGHT-OF-WAY ARE JUST AS IMPORTANT. THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THOSE HOMES WHO HAVE CHILDREN, NEIGHBORS, AND THEY’RE GREATLY AFFECTED. I HAVE DRONE PHOTOS, AERIAL PHOTOS, AND YOU CAN SEE THE EROSION THAT’S TAKEN PLACE SINCE THE FIRST TIME THE CITY’S PUT THE FENCE UP. WE LOST PROBABLY ANOTHER THREE FEET. SO I WOULD JUST — I GREATLY APPRECIATE THE CONVERSATION AND THAT WE’RE MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER COLLECTIVELY. I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SEE AN IMPROVEMENT OF PREVENTIVE IT MAINTENANCE MOVING FORWARD. THANK YOU.>>MAYOR, OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS MR. NERO COLEMAN.>>IF — GOOD EVENING, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.>>GOOD EVENING, SIR.>>I’M HERE TO HUMBLY APOLOGIZE TO YOU GUYS FOR MY APPEARANCE LAST MONDAY WHEN I CAME AND I HAD A RAN ABOUT A CIVIL WAR MUSEUM BECAUSE I WAS ILL INFORMED ABOUT ALL OF THE INFORMATION THAT I NEEDED. SO I’M RER HERE FIRST OF ALL TO APOLOGIZE TO YOU FOR THAT, AND M BASICALLY THAT’S IT BECAUSE NOW THAT I FOUND OUT INFORMATION THAT THERE WAS JUST A PROPOSAL OF THE $7 MILLION THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE SET ASIDE FOR THE MUSEUM AND IT WAS JUST A PROPOSAL AND AN IDEA, THEN I FEEL THAT I DON’T HAVE ANYTHING ELSE TO SPEAK ABOUT OTHER THAN I LOOK FORWARD TO HELPING YOU GUYS GET RE-ELECTED. [LAUGHTER]>>OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS MS. CATHY GREKS.>>GOOD EVENING, MAYOR, CITY COUNCILMEMBERS. EVERYONE HERE KNOWS ME, BUT MY NAME IS CATHY GREGS AT 4607 WOODLINE DRIVE, FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA. TONIGHT I WOULD LIKE TO TALK ABOUT WHAT IS POLICE CORRUPTION. THE QUESTION HOLDS A DIFFERENT MEANING FOR EVERY CITIZEN. CORRUPTION IS IN THE POLICE FORCE RESULTS IN DESTRXZ — DESTRUCTION OF COMMUNITY’S TRUST, ALL PAST LAW ENFORCEMENT CASES ARE OPEN, QUESTIONING THE COMMUNITY ITSELF AND A DISORDER OF BREACH OF TRUST. THEREFORE, IT NEEDS TO BE DEALT WITH. AND PEOPLE NEED TO DESERVE THE RESPECTED RIGHTS OF ALL PEOPLE FOR THE POLICE FORCE. THE CASE THAT IS IN QUESTION IN THE TRUST IS RESHARD EDWARDS CASE THAT WAS FILMED IMMEDIATELY ON YOUTUBE AS WELL AS IN THE MEDIA. FAYETTEVILLE IN JULY, JULY 16th, 2018. SINCE THEN THERE HAS BEEN LITTLE BUT NO TRANSPARENCY WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION BODIES THAT SERVE THE PEOPLE INSIDE THE CITY, CITY COUNCIL, AND COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. THIS CASE IS CURRENTLY PENDING AND A VIDEO DETAIL SHOWING THAT AT THE TIME THERE WAS PLANTED DRUGS INSIDE THE HOME OF MR. RESHARD. MR. RESHARD RESIDENCE AND DRUGS WERE RECOVERED AT HIS DAY CARE CENTER. CORRUPTION OF THE POLICE OFFICER ERODES THE TRUST OF CITIZENS. POLICE OFFICERS ARE THE PORTRAIT OF PROTECTORS, AND IF IT TURN OUT THAT THEY’RE THE BAD GUYS, THEN WHO CAN WE TRUST? CONSIDERING THAT MOST OF THE OFFICERS HAVE RECENTLY RESIGNED OR HAVE LEFT THE POLICE FORCE DUE TO THIS CORRUPTION, MR. EDWARD AND THE CITIZENS REALLY DESERVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW WHY WE HAVE NOT GAVE AN ANSWER TO HIM. I REPRESENT FAYETTEVILLE POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY COMMUNITY TASK FORCE AS THE VICE PRESIDENT. BECAUSE I REPRESENT THAT, I FEEL THAT WE SHOULD HAVE A CITIZEN REVIEW BOARD WHICH WILL AS THIS QUESTIONS THAT ARE UNANSWERED FOR THE POLICE. THE COMMUNITY DESERVE A STRENGTH WHICH SERVE TO PROTECT, PROTECT AND SERVE THOSE AND WE DESERVE ACCOUNTABILITY FROM ANY OFFICER HERE IN THE CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE. WE MUST START NOW. WE MUST ALLOW MR. EDWARDS AND ANY OTHER CITIZEN IN FAYETTEVILLE TO UNDERSTAND THAT ACCOUNTABILITY UPHOLDS. THE PEOPLE SHOULD NOT REST UNTIL THE DEMANDS ARE HEARD FROM THEIR ELECTED OFFICIALS WHICH VOTED DECISIONS UPON HAVING A CITIZEN REVIEW BOARD. THE PEOPLE ARE — ARE THE ONES WHO ARE ABLE TO VOTE FOR TRANSPARENCY IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. WE HAVE ALREADY DISCUSSED EARLIER ABOUT HAVING A CITIZEN REVIEW BOARD. WE MUST HOLD EVERYONE ACCOUNTABILITY FOR — ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS IN THE CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE, AND WE ASK YOU TO UPHOLD THEM AS WELL. THANK YOU.>>OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS MS. BARBER SLEDGE YANCY.>>GOOD EVENING.>>GOOD EVENING. I’M HERE TO DISCUSS THE SHOPPING CARTS THAT ARE ALL OVER MY NEIGHBORHOOD.>>MA’AM, CAN YOU PULL THE PIEK.>>OKAY, SORRY. SURE. I’M HERE TO DISCUSS ALL THE SHOPPING CARTS ALL OVER MY NEIGHBORHOOD. I HAVE LIVED IN THE SAME HOUSE OVER 30 YEARS, AND NOW WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND THEY DON’T HAVE CARS, SO THEY ARE GOING TO THE GROCERY STORE AND OTHER PLACES AND GETTING WHAT THEY NEED AND BRINGING THE CART BACK AND THEY DON’T TAKE THE CART BACK TO THE STORE. THEY BRING IT BECAUSE I’M IN A CORNER LOT, THEY BRING IT LEAVE THEIR HOUSE AND BRING IT TO MY HOUSE. AND DURING THE STORM I HAD TWO CARTS THAT WERE OUTSIDE, WHICH WORRIED ME BECAUSE I WAS THINKING THAT MAYBE THE WIND WOULD GET IN AND BLOW IT OR DO SOMETHING. SO I WENT OUTSIDE IN THE RAIN AND TURNED THEM OVER. TODAY A NEIGHBOR CALLED ME AND SHE SAID YOU DOING A LOT OF SHOPPING AT FOOD LION, AND I LOOK AND I HAD FOUR CARTS. THEN DOWN THE STREET A LADY HAD ONE. AND I THINK SOMETHING SHOULD BE DONE ABOUT IT. I FEEL LIKE THE PERSON WHO GOES TO THE STORE TO GET WHATEVER FOOD THEY NEED OR WHATEVER THEY NEED, IF THEY BRING THAT CART BACK INTO THE NEIGHBORHOOD, I THINK THEY ARE STEALING BECAUSE IT DOESN’T BELONG AT THEIR HOUSE, AND IT CERTAINLY DOESN’T BELONG AT MY HOUSE. AND I WOULD LIKE FOR SOME TYPE OF SOMETHING TO BE DONE. I WON’T SAY WHAT, BUT I WILL SAY THAT THEY’RE STEALING AND WE ALREADY HAVE A LAW ABOUT LITTERING. SO WHEN THEY DROP IT AT MY HOUSE, THEY ARE LITTERING. AND I WANT YOU TO CHARGE THEM FOR LITTERING. AND I KNOW IF A FACT THAT — FOR A FACT THAT THEY COULD NOT BRING ALL THESE CARTS INTO THE NEIGHBORHOOD WITHOUT POLICE OR SOMEONE FEELING — OOH.>>CHAIR: YOU STILL GOT 30 SECONDS.>>BUT I DON’T THINK THEY COULD BRING THE CARTS BACK INTO THE NEIGHBORHOOD WITHOUT SOMEONE SEEING THEM. BECAUSE I HAVE SEEN THEM MYSELF. NOW, I WENT TO A FAMILY DOLLAR. THEY HAD NO CARTS. COME THAT PARTICULAR DAY I NEEDED A CART. SHE SAID PEOPLE HAD PUT THEM BACK SOMEPLACE IN THE WOODS OR WHATEVER, AND SO THAT’S A PROBLEM. AND IT LOOKS BAD. IT DOESN’T HELP OUR NEIGHBORHOOD TO LOOK ANY BETTER, AND IT WOULD — I KNOW YOU PROBABLY DON’T HAVE THIS PROBLEM, BUT I DO. AND I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT. I THINK WE NEED TO CHARGE THEM WITH LITTERING AND ALSO WITH STEALING, AND THAT WILL STOP THEM FROM DOING IT. I’M SORRY. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS GAY LEMAR.>>HELLO, MY NAME IS GAY LEMAR, I LIVE AT 610 SCHOOL GREAT, FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA. I CAME TO YOU TO SPEAK ABOUT THE PROPOSAL FOR THE MUSEUM. THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS THAT WE COULD BE SPENDING $72 MILLION ON. I LIVE ON THE STREET WHERE THERE IS POVERTY, DRUGS, PROSTITUTION RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY KIDS. I HAVE FOUR SMALL KIDS. WE NEED TO AS A COMMUNITY COME TOGETHER AND TAKE THAT MONEY AND TRY TO FIX OUR NEIGHBORHOODS. I HAVE AN IDEA THAT IF WE GET TOGETHER AND HELP OUR EX-OFFENDERS BECOME ENTREPRENEURS, A LOT OF THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING IN THIS COMMUNITY WOULD STOP. I HAVE KIDS WHO REFUSE TO COME OUTSIDE AND PLAY. I MET A 21-YEAR-OLD GIRL WHO WALKS UP AND DOWN THE STREET ON DRUGS. SHE LOST BOTH OF HER PARENTS IN THE SAME YEAR. WE NEED TO COME TOGETHER TO PUT AN END TO THIS. WE NEED TO COME TOGETHER SO WE CAN BUILD EACH OTHER. NOT JUST ONE RACE OR THE OTHER RACE BUT EACH OTHER AS A WHOLE QLECTIVELY. WE NEED TO COME AGAINST THE CHINNINGS THAT ARE — THINGS THAT ARE PREVENTING OUR KIDS FROM GROWING AND WHO THEY SHOULD BE IN THE WORLD. WE SHOULD STOP AND NOT BUILD THIS AND BUILD PLACES FOR PEOPLE TO COME TOGETHER FOR EDUCATION, PLACES SO PEOPLE KNOW HOW TO BECOME JOB READY. I DEAL WITH A SOCIETY OF PEOPLE WHERE THEY DON’T HAVE A VOICE. I DEAL WITH YOUNG LADIES AND YOUNG MEN WHO DON’T EVEN KNOW HOW TO BE YOUNG WOMEN AND YOUNG MEN. SO TODAY WE ASK THAT INSTEAD OF BUILDING THE MUSEUM, WE HAVE A PLACE WE BUILD PLACES AND THINGS AND ENTITIES THAT WILL CREATE US TO BRING OUR ECONOMY UP NOT DOWN. IF WE HAVE AN ENTITY WHERE WE HAVE EDUCATION ON HISTORY AND THE POWER OF BLACK ECONOMICS, WE’LL COME OUT OF ECONOMIC DEPRESSION BECAUSE WE WILL HAVE OUR EX-OFFENDERS BUYING HOUSES, CARS. WE WON’T SEE THE YOUNG LADIES WALKING UP AND DOWN AND STREET. A LOT OF THEM ARE JUST BROKEN. THEY COME FROM BROKEN HOMES, NO PARENTS, NO LEADERSHIP, NO STRONG STRUCTURE. SO WE ASK YOU TODAY TO RECONSIDER ABOUT THE PROPOSAL FOR THE MUSEUM. THANK YOU.>>OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS IMAN ERONOMY MUHAMMED SMITH.>>WITH THE NAME OF GOD THE BENEVOLENT, THE MERCIFUL I GREET YOU ALL IN PEACE FROM GOD. AND TO MY HUMBLE MAYOR, HE FORGOT TO SAY THE HONORABLE.>>PARDON ME. [LAUGHTER]>>YOU CAN REACH ME. VIETNAM VET AND MY — AND THE FRIDAY PRAYERS 1:00 AND SUNDAY PRAYERS 1:00. WE ARE VERY, VERY PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE HAVE THE BASEBALL STADIUM IS GOING GREAT FANTASTIC. PEOPLE AROUND THE COUNTRY ARE COMING HERE CELEBRATING OUR GREAT WORK. SO DON’T LOOK AT ME STRANGE, PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SHOWED YOU WHAT WE CAN REALLY DO. SO WHAT YOU HEAR ME TALK ABOUT IS JUST A DROP IN THE BUCKET, THE BASEBALL STADIUM, THE TRANSPORTATION HUB BUILT LIKE DURHAM BUT THERE IS A PLACEOFF THIS WEEKEND — PLAYOFF THIS WEEKEND. SOME OF Y’ALL THOUGHT WE COULDN’T DO IT AND YOU BUILT IT ANYWAY. WE REALLY TAKE OFF. BUT WE ALSO WANT TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF BUILDING ON MURCHISON ROAD THREE BLACK MUSEUMS TO HONOR THE FOUNDERS OF FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY, MY SCHOOL. FIVE FOUNDERS, BLACK MEN WHO ACTUALLY WAME UP WITH THE MONEY TO BUILD — WITH THE MONEY TO BUILD FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY AND THE HISTORY OF ALL OF THAT IS IN THE FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES ON THE FOURTH FLOOR IN A MUSEUM PUT TOGETHER BY CHANCELLOR WILLIS OCLOUD AND ME, THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY FROM THEN UNTIL NOW. ALSO IT’S VERY IMPORTANT TO PICK UP THE DEBRIS, PARTICULARLY ON HOOD STREET TO OUR MAYOR AND ALSO HOOD STREET AND MURCHISON ROAD, A FRIEND OF MINE WHO IS ELDER LAEONE OF OUR PIONEERS, MUSLIMS ON THE CURBS SHE PUT CLOTHES AND A MATTRESS OUT THERE A WEEK AGO AND IT’S STILL OUT THERE. IT NEEDS TO BE PICKED UP. AND IT NEEDS TO BE PICKED UP BETTER. OUR MAYOR IS DOING A GREAT JOB, BUT WE HAVE GOT TO DO BETTER TO MAKE THE WHOLE CITY LOOK BETTER. WE GOT PEOPLE COMING FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. E.E. SMITH HIGH SCHOOL WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING A LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS TO BUILD A NEW E.E. SMITH HIGH SCHOOL AT E.E. SMITH FOOTBALL FIELD JUST LIKE DURHAM AGAIN, THREE STORIES TALL. EVERYTHING YOU SEE ME TALKING ABOUT TRYING TO BUILD, MOST OF IT IS COMING OUT OF DURHAM. AND DURHAM IS THE POLITICAL TEAM THAT RECENTLY CAME TOGETHER AND GOT THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPREME COURT TO STOP THE U.S. SUPREME COURT FROM TRYING TO REDRAW THE LINE THAT WOULD EXCLUDE BLACK AMERICANS AND NATIVE AMERICANS AND MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS FROM DURHAM’S EXTREMELY POWERFUL DON’T FORGET THAT. AND THAT’S A NORTH CAROLINA LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS PRETTY MUCH LED BY DURHAM. GOD BLESS YOU. I’M ON THE WAY TO THE FOOTBALL GAME TO MAKE SURE E.E. SMITH WIN THIS DAD GUM GAME. THEY DIDN’T WIN ONE GAME LAST YEAR, I CAN’T STAND IT.>>OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS MS. VERONICA JONES.>>>HELLO, MADAM.>>>GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS VERONICA JONES. I LIVE AT 1517 GRAND VIEW DRIVE. I AM THE CEO AND THE PRESIDENT OF JONES GLOBAL FOUNDATION. OUR FOUNDATION PROVIDES EDUCATION AND AWARENESS IN FOUR AREAS. HEALTH AND WELLNESS WITH A COMPONENT THAT PROVIDES INFORMATION ON MENTAL HEALTH, SOCIAL JUSTICE, YOUTH ENHANCEMENT, AND FAITH ENHANCEMENT. TODAY I THANK YOU ALL FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TO YOU ABOUT A VERY IMPORTANT SUBJECT MATTER. THIS MONTH IS SUICIDE AWARENESS MONTH. AS THE GENTLEMAN WAS SAYING EARLIER, FROM THE FAYETTEVILLE COUNCIL YOUTH COUNCIL, WE BELIEVE IT’S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND AND KNOW THAT OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS TO BAND TOGETHER FOR COLLABORATION FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE COPING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS. MY FOUNDATION IS VERY PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE WE ARE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NAMI, THAT STANDS FOR NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS. WE’VE ALSO JUST SECURED A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE. I’M HERE TODAY TO TALK TO YOU ALL ABOUT HOPEFULLY IN THE FUTURE WE WOULD LIKE TO BUILD A COLLABORATION IN PARTNERSHIP TO SEE ABOUT PROVIDING EDUCATION MORESO FOR INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE DISABILITIES, THAT ALSO HAVE MENTAL ILLNESS. I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO ADD THERE ARE SEVERAL POSITIVE THINGS GOING ON IN FAYETTEVILLE. I’M VERY PLEASED TO SEE THAT WE HAVE THE SKATE PARK. WE HAVE SEVERAL OF THE DIFFERENT TYPE OF EVENTS SUCH AS THE MAYOR’S LABOR DAY CELEBRATION, THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CELEBRATING AFRICAN-AMERICANS, AND WITH THAT BEING SAID, WHEN WE TALK ABOUT SUICIDE, A RECENT REPORT HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED THAT NORTH CAROLINA’S SUICIDE FOR INDIVIDUALS FOR THE AGE OF 10 THROUGH 17 UNFORTUNATELY HAS DOUBLED. THIS REPORT CAME OUT SEPTEMBER 4th, 2019 FROM THE CHILD HEALTH REPORT. SO WITH THAT BEING SAID, I’M PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT I HAVE BEEN WORKING SOMEWHAT WITH COUNCILMEMBER LARRY WRIGHT. THERE WILL BE OTHER THINGS THAT WILL BE PUT IN PLACE. ALSO I KNOW THAT MR. TED MOHN HAS AGREED TO BE IN SUPPORT. I DO LIVE IN WEST FAYETTEVILLE, AND SO I HOPE WITH THIS PROPOSAL — WHEN THIS PROPOSAL COMES FORTH, WHEN WE WORK EVERYTHING OUT THAT THE REST OF YOU INDIVIDUALS, IT’S MY UNDERSTANDING MS. WAW DEL THAT YOU ARE ON THE BOARD FOR THE ADA WITH CHARLES YATES OR WHOEVER IS ASSIGNED TO THAT. OUR GOAL IS AGAIN TO BRING AWARENESS AND THAT WE CAN COME TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY TO HELP THOSE WITH MENTAL HEALTH. THANK YOU.>>OWR NEXT SPEAKER IS VALENCIA APPLEWHITE.>>HELLO, FORMER COUNCILWOMAN. I APOLOGIZE FOR NOT DOING MY RECOGNITION EARLIER.>>NO, NO, MAYOR. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING ME. MY NAME IS VAL APPLEWHITE. I’M AT 5813 — FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA. I INTO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THE CIVIL WAR MUSEUM. THE FIRST TIME I HEARD ABOUT THE CIVIL WAR MUSEUM WAS SEVERAL YEARS AGO. I WAS STILL THE DISTRICT 7 REPRESENTATIVE. WE HAD A FANCY MEETING DOWN THE STREET, AND WE HAD ALL OF ACADEMIA THERE, ALL OF THE POLITICAL PEOPLE, ALL THE WHO’S WHO WAS THERE. AND I LEFT THAT MEETING WITH A GOOD FEELING ABOUT THE CIVIL WAR MUSEUM. BUT THAT WAS THEN AND THIS IS NOW. IT WAS BEFORE THE SHARP RISE IN WHITE NATIONALISM IN THIS COUNTRY. IT WAS BEFORE CHARLOTTESVILLE, BEFORE THE TREE OF LIFE SYNAGOGUE MASSACRE IN PITTSBURGH, OR THE SHOOTINGS IN CHARLESTON. IT WAS BEFORE THE ELECTION OF THE 45TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. AND ACCORDING TO THE U.S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, AND THE ANTIDEFAMATION LEAGUE, WHITE SUPREMACIST ATTACKS HAVE INCREASED SINCE HIS CAMPAIGN AND ELECTION. IN NEW ORLEANS, MEMPHIS, MARYLAND, DALLAS, AND IN PLACES LIKE MONTANA. THERE IS MUCH MORE. BUT SOMEHOW I CAN’T QUITE GRASP HOW THE RESPONSE TO THIS IN FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, IS TO BUILD A CIVIL WAR MUSEUM UNDER THE GUISE OF EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. IF THIS WAS SUCH AN AMAZING IDEA, WHY DIDN’T CHARLOTTE DO IT? WHY NOT DURHAM? WHY NOT WILL MINGTON? WHY NOT GREENSBORO. I SHAY THEY ARE LOOK — SAY THEY ARE PROGRESSIVE CITIES LOOKING FORWARD TO A PROGRESSIVE FUTURE NOT A PAINFUL PAST. ONE OF THE GREATEST COMPLIMENTS I GOT WHEN I WAS HERE IN THE CITY COUNCIL WAS IN THIS ROOM. A GENTLEMAN SAID MS. APPLEWHITE I DON’T MUCH CARE FOR YOUR VOTES BUT I ALWAYS KNOW WHERE YOU STAND AND THAT’S WHY I’M HERE TODAY. I WANT TO KNOW WHERE EACH OF YOU STAND ON THIS ISSUE. WE’VE NOT YET HAD A COMMUNITY MEETING, A COMMUNITYWIDE MEETING THAT I KNOW ABOUT REGARDING THE CIVIL WAR MUSEUM. THE 7.5 PROPOSED MILLION DOLLARS, I BELIEVE THERE WAS A UNANIMOUS VOTE TO DEED THE PROPERTY OVER. THAT’S NOT TRUE? OKAY, WELL THE PROPERTY I’M CONCERNED ABOUT AND ALSO I THINK JUST LAST WEEK THERE WAS A 73 VOTE TO REZONE THE PROPERTY? I BELIEVE IT WAS THE MAYOR, COUNCIL MEMBER LAIR, COUNCILMEMBER WRIGHTE, YOU DIDN’T PARTICIPATE IN THAT. WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A COMMUNITY MEETING. WE ARE INVITING ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS THE STATE STATE ORGANIZATIONS, PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY TO INVITE US OUT AND TELL US WHERE YOU STAND A. SIMPLE YES OR SIMPLE NO, NO SPEND. — NO SPIN. NO POLITICAL SPIN. I HAVE PLAYED THAT GAME BEFORE. WE WILL GIVE YOU A DATE SOON TO COME OUT AND DISCUSS YOUR POSITION ON THE CIVIL WAR MUSEUM.>>MAYOR, OUR FINAL SPEAKER IS MS. CHANNING PURDUE.>>HEY, THERE, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR FITTING ME IN. I SURE DO APPRECIATE IT. MY NAME IS CHANNING PURDUE. I LIVE AT 1531 CEDAR CREEK ROAD, OUR HOUSE IS LOCATED IN THE CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE. WE HAVE LIVED IN THAT HOME FOR A LITTLE OVER A YEAR AND A HALF. WE WERE RESIDENTS OF HOPE MILLS FRIAR — PRIOR TO. MY HUSBAND IS AN ACTIVE MEMBER DUTY OF THE ARMY FOR 17 YEARS, AND WE RECENTLY MOVED OUT TO FAYETTEVILLE BECAUSE WE BOUGHT A 10-ACRE PROPERTY WITH A OLDER HOME WHERE THE EXPECTATION OF GROWING A FARM FOR OUR FAMILY AND OUR COMMUNITY. I CAME A LESS THAN A YEAR AGO AFTER HURRICANE FLORENCE FLOODED OUR ENTIRE PROPERTY, AND WE WERE EVACUATED FROM OUR HOME. I’M GOING TO READ A LETTER THAT I’VE BEEN WRITING TO SEVERAL REPRESENTATIVES. THE CITY, THE COUNTY, THE STATE. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, I’M HERE IN REGARDS TO LOCKS CREEK AND THE FINGER CREEKS THAT HAVE FLOODED FOR THE PATS TWO HURRICANES THAT HIT OUR PROPERTY AND CUMBERLAND COUNTY COMMUNITY. HURRICANE MATTHEW AND HURRICANE FLORENCE. LAST YEAR WE HAD TO EVACUATE OUR HOME AND OUR LIVESTOCK ANIMALS FROM OUR FARM. THE WATER CAME SO FAST, THE NIGHT BEFORE AT 10:00 P.M. IT STARTED TO RAIN. BY 6:00 A.M. OUR BARN AND PROPERTY WERE IN THREE FEET OF WATER. I WAS ALSO EIGHT WEEKS POST-C-SECTION. BY — WE HAD TO WADE THROUGH THE WATER CARRYING OUR GOATS AND CHICKENS IN THE TRAILER TO TAKE THEM TO ANOTHER FARM IN RAEFORD. FAST FORWARD TO TODAY. WE’RE HAVING TO ALSO THINK ABOUT TRANSPORTING THEM FOR VARIOUS REASONS WITH HURRICANE THAT PREVIOUSLY CAME THROUGH. OBVIOUSLY WE DID NOT HAVE ANY FLOODING WITH THAT. WE WERE VERY GRATEFUL. WE’VE ALSO ADDED HORSES AND COWS TO OUR FARM, AND IT DOES COST MORE TO BOARD AND TRANSPORT. AS A PRECAUTION, WE DID EVACUATE OUR ENTIRE FARM. WE DID HAVE SOME FLOODING IN OUR DOG FIELD, WHICH WAS ABOUT TWO TO THREE INCHES. LAST YEAR AFTER HURRICANE FLORENCE, I SPOKE TO MITCH MILLER AT THE SOIL AND WATER DIVISION FOR OUR COUNTY. HE SHOWED ME A MAP OF THE AREAS THAT HAD BEEN CLEANED UP AFTER MATTHEW, WHICH WAS FOUR YEARS AGO. THERE IS ONLY A SMALL PORTION OF THAT. HE SHOWED ME THERE ARE OTHER SUVEELY TROUBLED PLACES THAT NEEDED TO BE CLEANED UP. I SPOKE WITH THE CITY. I SPOKE WITH JOHN LARCH OF THE CITY, AND THEN HE ALSO TOLD ME THAT I NEEDED A CONTACT THE COUNTY. I SPOKE WITH JEFF BROWN, I ALSO SPOKE WITH THE STATE DEPARTMENT AND THEY SAID THERE WAS 400 OR $500,000 THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE USED FOR HURRICANE RELATED DAMAGE FROM MATTHEW. NO MONEY HAS BEEN GIVEN FOR HURRICANE FLORENCE YET. I KNOW THAT THERE THERE IS BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE STATE AS TO HOW THAT MONEY IS USED. HOW MUCH MONEY IS USED. BUT THERE’S STILL SOME DEBATE ON WHY THAT’S STILL NOT DONISM THERE’S ROUGHLY 13.4 MILES OF CREEK RE. THAT’S ROUGH — REPAIRS. THAT’S ROUGHLY $7 MILLION IN REPAIRS. THE AVERAGE COST OF REPAIR IS 100 TO $105 PER FLOOD. LAST YEAR BEFORE FLORENCE, ONLY 1.4 MILES OF THAT CREEK HAD GOTTEN REPAIRED. RIGHT BEFORE FLORENCE. THAT WAS RIGHT AFTER MATTHEW. THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS AND FEMA ALSO NEED TO REDO THE FLOOD PLAIN MAP OF THIS ENTIRE AREA, THIS COUNTY. IT HAS NOT BEEN DONE IN OVER 10 YEARS. THE COUNTY AND THE CITY ALSO NEED TO CONTACT THEM. I’VE BEEN TRYING TO CONTACT THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS FOR OUR STATE TO SEE IF THERE WAS ANY PERMANENT DRAINAGE PONDS OR LAKES THAT CAN BE PUT IN TO ALLEVIATE THAT STORMWATER DAMAGE ISSUE THROUGHOUT OUR COUNTY. I’M UPSET. I’M SCARED. I’M STRESSED. I’M ANXIOUS AND WE’RE FINANCIALLY AT A MAX OF WHAT WE’VE DONE TO REPAIR OUR FARM IN THE LAST YEAR. NOT ONLY DID OUR FARM FLOOD, BUT OUR HOME FLOODED. FEMA DID NOT DO ANYTHING, AND BECAUSE WE DID NOT HAVE FLOOD INSURANCE WITH OUR HOME BECAUSE WE WERE NOT IN A FLOOD PLAIN, WE HAD NO MONEY TO REPAIR OUR HOMES. THANK YOU.>>MAYOR, WE HAVE NO FURTHER SPEAKERS.>>PARDON THE INTERRUPTION. I SIGNED UP. MR. HAIRE, WOULD YOU YIELD –>>SIR, THIS SPEAKER DID NOT SIGN UP.>>>I SENT AN E-MAIL WHERE I PREVIOUSLY SIGNED UP. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. I WILL TALK ABOUTETICS IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.>>SIR, WE HAVE A PROCESS AND YOU HAVE TO SIGN UP FOR IT.>>I DID. I TALKED TO ANDREA. BUT I’LL REFER THE E-MAILS TO THE CITY MANAGER.>>THANK YOU.>>PARDON ININTERRUPTION.>>THANK YOU.>>MR. HAIRE. ALL RIGHT. MADAM CLERK, ANYMORE SPEAKERS?>>NO, SIR.>>ALL RIGHT, AT THIS TIME WE WILL MOVE TO ITEM 8.01. PRESENTATION OF APPOINTMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS. WE’LL GIVE A FEW MINUTES FOR THOSE TO CLEAR THE ROOM THAT WOULD LIKE TO LEAVE. ALL RIGHT, ITEM 8.0 UP WITH, PRESENTATION OF APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE. MR. CRISP, YOU’RE PRESENTING?>>MR. MAYOR AND COUNCILMEMBERS, AT THIS TIME, I WOULD PRESENT TO YOU THE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE FOR APPOINTMENTS BY THIS COUNCIL. THE APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS TO THIS COUNCIL. FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION, MS. EVELYN O. SHAW FOR THE PERIOD OCTOBER 1, 2019, TO SEPTEMBER 30th, 2023. FOR THE BOARD OF APPEALS, WE RECOMMEND MRS. STELLA MULLEN FROM OCTOBER 1st 2019, TO SEPTEMBER 30th, 2022. MS. ASHLEY G. DUNKLE FROM OCTOBER 1st, 2019, TO SEPTEMBER 30th, 2022. FOR THE HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION, WE RECOMMEND FIVE PEOPLE, THE FIRST FOUR FOR THE PERIOD OCTOBER 1st, 2019, TO SEPTEMBER 30th, 2021. AND THE FIFTH ONE WILL BE FROM OCTOBER 1st, 2019, TO SEPTEMBER 30th, 2020. ONE YEAR. THE FIRST FOUR ARE MR. FRANCO WEBB, MS. SEIMONE PEMBERTON, MS. EILEEN W. HATCH, MR. THEODORE P. TRAINOR, III THEY ARE RECOMMENDED FROM OCTOBER 1, 2019, TO SEPTEMBER 30th, 2021. AND MR. DWIGHT E. PALMER, JR. FROM OCTOBER 1st, 2019, TO SEPTEMBER 30th, 2020. FOR THE JOINT CITY AND COUNTY APPEARANCE COMMISSION, FOUR RECOMMENDATIONS, SIR, ALL TO SERVE FROM OCTOBER 1st, 2019, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30th, 2021. MS. KESHONNAR. NEWTON, MS. HELEN A. HAINES, MR. CLYDE FOSTER, AND MR. GREGORY R. FOXX. FOR PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY COMMISSION, WE ARE RECOMMENDING TWO PEOPLE TO SERVE OCTOBER 1st, 2019, TO SEPTEMBER 30th, 2022. MS. BROOKE JOHNSON AND MS. EMILY K.SCHAEFRE. FOR THE PLANNING COMMISSION WE ARE RECOMMENDING SIX PEOPLE TO SERVE FROM OCTOBER 1st, 2019, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30th, 2021. THEY ARE MR. CHRISTOPHER G. DAVIS, MS. MARSHA BRYANT, MS. ALICIA MOORE, DR. LAKESHIAD. PAYTON, MR. MICHAEL KING, AND MR. RAYMOND J.MAKAR AS AN ALTERNATE. PUBLIC ARTS COMMISSION WE ARE RECOMMENDING ONE PERSON, MR. JOHNSON CHESTNUT TO SERVE FROM OCTOBER 1st, 2019, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30th, 2021. FOR THE ZONING COMMISSION, WE’RE RECOMMENDING THREE PEOPLE TO SERVE OCTOBER 1st, 2019, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30th, 2021. THEY ARE MR. DAVID BARAN, B-A-R-A-N, MR. ROGER SHAH, AND MR. WILLIE P. DORMAN, JR. THOSE, SIR, ARE THE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE FOR CONSIDERATION BY THIS COUNCIL. IF IT PLEASES YOU, SIR, I WOULD MOVE THAT THE COUNCIL APPOINT THESE CITIZENS AS RECOMMENDED BY THE APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE.>>THANK YOU, COUNCILMEMBER CRISP, FOR THAT INFORMATION AS WELL AS FOR THE MOTION. THERE IS A SECOND BY COUNCILMEMBER CULLITON BY WAY OF LIGHTS. ALL RIGHT, COUNCIL. YEAH. ALL RIGHT. COUNCIL, ANY DISCUSSION ON THE MOTION? ALL RIGHT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR — WAS THAT DISCUSSION OR VOTE? OKAY. ALL RIGHT. COUNCIL, I LOOK TO YOU FOR YOUR VOTES. MADAM CLERK, THAT IS UNANIMOUS BY THOSE VOTING. MOTION CARRIES. ITEM 9.0 IS THE ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS, WHICH MR. HEWETT, DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO ADD ABOUT THAT? I THINK WE HAD DISCUSSED THAT THESE ITEMS WOULD COME BACK FOR MORE DETAIL. SIR?>>AT THE COUNCIL’S DIRECTION, IF THERE IS AN ITEM THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE AGAIN, IF YOU COULD GIVE THAT DIRECTION, WE WILL SQUEEZE IT ON A WORK SESSION OR REGULAR MEETING FOR A PRESENTATION. BUT AT THIS MOMENT, THEY ARE JUST THERE FOR COUNCIL’S REVIEW AND FOR FURTHER DIRECTION.>>ALL RIGHT. I SEE TWO LIGHTS. COUNCILMEMBER CRISP?>>YEAH, THAT’S ALL RIGHT. I’LL LOOK INTO THEM AND THEN –>>OKAY. COUNCILMEMBER HAIRE?>>JUST ONE CURIOUS QUESTION. IT’S BECOME SUCH A NATIONAL NEWS CONCERN THAT WE HEAR ABOUT THE ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES, AND SO WHAT MY QUESTION WAS, ARE WHERE ARE WE HEADED WITH THIS? ARE WE GOING TO BE RELATING SOMEWHAT WITH WHATEVER THE NATIONAL FEDERAL OR STATE ORDINANCES OR CODES MAY BE? BECAUSE IT’S STILL UP UNDER DISCUSSION NOW. IS THAT ALL THAT’S GOING TO GO COMING BACK TO US IS LIKE INFORMATION?>>>NO, SIR. WHAT’S IN THE PACKET IS RESEARCH THAF STAFF HAS DONE ON HOW OTHER CITIES HAVE ADDRESSED THAT. THERE IS INFORMATION ABOUT THE PENDING LAWSUIT OR LAWSUIT BETWEEN THE STATE AND SOME OF THE VAPE. BUT FULL PRESENTATION TO COUNCIL, AND THEN FROM DIRECTION WHETHER YOU’D LIKE TO PURSUE AN ORDINANCE OR WHETHER OR NOT THE CURRENT SITUATION IS ONE THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAINTAIN.>>I THANK YOU, SIR. JUST SOMETHING I WANTED TO SHARE WITH THE PUBLIC. GO AHEAD, MAYOR.>>ALL RIGHT, COUNCILMEMBER ARP?>>MOTION TO ADJOURN, MR. MAYOR.>>SO MOVED.>>HAVE A GOOD EVENING.

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