Regular Meeting, July 10, 2012



Mayor Hunt declared a quorum present and called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM


Mayor Hunt welcomed everyone to the meeting and Commissioner Love gave the invocation. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by those present.


Motion by Commissioner Hunt, second by Commissioner Shooter, to add “Appointment to the ABC Board” to the agenda; the motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Commissioner Boyd, second by Commissioner Hunt, to table the minutes of the June 27, 2012 working session to afford the Clerk the opportunity to amend the minutes to reflect that parts of Ordinance 12-111 were redacted; the motion carried unanimously.


  1. Eddie Franklin came before the Board and asked why the ABC store is always closed. He asked what the hours of operation were. Commissioner Shooter replied that the ABC Board has total control of the store and that Mr. Franklin would have to contact them for any information.
  2. Alex Baker came before the Board to complain about young men walking aroundMain Streetwith no shirts on, and opined that this gave people traveling through town a bad impression of the town; it just wasn’t right and a law needs to be written to stop it.
  3. Juliet Lucas told the Board that the Public Works Department should be commended for its dog collection efforts, saying that just this past weekend, four dogs and seven puppies were caught.
  4. Margaret Smith came before the Board to complain that an unknown police officer had made comments regarding her age and physical stamina that she deemed inappropriate, and she wanted the Board to know.

Also, she was concerned to learn that the Police Department seems to not know how to contact business owners in case of an emergency or  if there is a problem at their place of business.

  1. James Brown, an instructor at the RCC facility in the Masonic Lodge building came before the Board to inform them that he had recently received his Masters degree in Marketing and was interested in providing pro bono marketing services to the town. He and Mr. Proctor will meet Thursday, July 12th to discuss options and opportunities.

He also confirmed that the GED classes that he teaches in town would be moving to the facility in Pembroke in August; he said the move was due to the availability of technology there.


  1. Update on the Ortiz Property, 708 E. Main St. –  Mr. Proctor informed the Board that Mr. Price would not be at the meeting, nor the meeting of August `14th, due to being out of town. He distributed a memo from Mr. Price that recommended that the Board authorize Mr. Price to see if theCountyTax Collector would hire him to foreclose on this property to collect both County and Town taxes.

Motion by Commissioner Shooter, second by Commissioner Love, to have Mr. Proctor contact theCountyTax Collector to see if they would retain Mr. Price to collect the past due taxes on the property owned by Gladys Ortiz at708 E. Main St.; the motion carried unanimously.


  1. Appointment to the ABC Board – In light of the recent passing of ABC Board Chairman Bob Lowry, a new chairman needs to be appointed and a new member needs to be placed on the Board. Commissioner Love reiterated her desire to sit on the ABC Board.

Motion by Commissioner Shooter, second by Commissioner Love, to appoint Eddie Smith as Chairman of the ABC Board; the motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Commissioner Love, second by Commissioner Shooter, to table the appointment of a new ABC Board member until the next meeting, when it can be determined if Commissioners may serve on the ABC Board; the motion carried unanimously.


Administration –  Mr. Proctor had three items to bring before the Board:

  1. On behalf of Jessie Watson, he distributed a chart showing the Brushfill Windrow Volume as determined for year ending July 10th; this volume is estimated at 3,610 cubic yards, well below the DENR threshold of 6,000 cubic yards annually.
  2. He requested that the Board authorize him to close the office for a half hour as needed – perhaps twice a year – to be able to count money between 11:00 and 1:30 when payment volume is extremely high. The Board’s consensus was that the office should not close, and any additional work be performed as time permitted.
  3. Police Officer Scott Chavis was recently hailed as a hero for his role in rescuing several swimmers from rip tides at a Myrtle Beach-area beach. Mr. Proctor opined that it may be nice to present Officer Chavis with a Certificate of Commendation.

Motion by Commissioner Shooter, second by Commissioner Love, to present a Certificate of Commendation to Scott Chavis at the July 25th Working Session; the motion carried unanimously.

Legal – No report

Police – No report

Public Works – No report

Water and Sewer – No report

Board of Commissioners – No reports


There were no announcements or other matters of interest.


Motion by Commissioner Love, second by Commissioner Shooter, to adjourn at 7:50p.m.

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