PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Nov. 26 regular meeting of the Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners will be highlighted of the swearing in of two new commissioners. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
According to Town Manager Homer Dearmin, the ceremony is scheduled to be performed by the Honorable Judge Spencer G. Key Jr. and will follow a resolution by Mayor Earl Sheppard, declaring this month as Hospice Awareness Month and approval of the previous meeting’s minutes.
Dearmin said the commissioners to be sworn in are Cordie Armstrong and Dwight Atkins. The commissioners also will have to approve a new mayor pro-tem to assume the duties of Commissioner Carolyn Boyles, who is retiring. Boyles and Andrew French, who chose to run for re-election, also will be recognized for their service following the ceremony.
Town citizen Michael McCarty has signed up to speak during the public comment portion of the meeting. Dearmin said McCarty has indicated he will speak about the previous election, farming and a shooting range.
The next item on the agenda will include a presentation of the annual audit report for the town by Gibson and Company. The audit will then be presented to the board for approval.
The board also is scheduled to appoint an ABC Board member to replace Atkins whose resignation from the position is effective Nov. 23. Dearmin reported that the board also will consider three budget amendments from the fiscal budget and on the Pilot Center capital projects budget.
Commissioners are slated to discuss a resolution calling for the extension of state transitional hold harmless reimbursement funds. Dearmin explained the General Assembly passed a measure establishing a local sales tax for a period of 10 years for localities. He said the state budget does not include this measure which would mean a loss of $26,000 in revenue for Pilot Mountain.
The board is scheduled to consider a proposed Pilot Center contract to sell a portion of the facility to Otay, LLC. This measure had been tabled at an earlier meeting, and should the board approve the proposal, the next step in the process would be to advertise the sale.
Dearmin said the agenda also includes reports from the ABC Board, police, rescue squad, public works, water and waste water departments. He also will present a finance report to the board, and a closed session for the purpose of personnel matters is on the agenda as well.
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