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City of Harrogate

Minutes for the Meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen

January 25, 2021 6:00 PM

Harrogate City Hall, 138 Harrogate Crossing

 

Mayor Linda Fultz called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM. The invocation was led by Vice-Mayor Troy Poore, followed with the pledge to the flag.

 

 

ATTENDANCE ROLL CALL:

Lieven Cox             Absent

Linda Fultz              Present

Allen Hurst              Absent

Troy Poore              Present

Kenneth West         Present

 

Public Hearing opened for:

Proposed Ordinance 131 pertaining to open burning in the City of Harrogate.

No public comments were made.

Vote will be held later in the meeting under Old Business.

Motion to close meeting: Vice-Mayor Troy Poore

Second: Alderman Kenneth West

Meeting closed: 6:05 PM

 

APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES:

Motion: To approve as presented; Vice-Mayor Troy Poore

Second: Alderman Kenneth West

Motion adopted

 

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR:

Nothing to report

 

TREASURER’S REPORTS:

Motion: To adopt as presented; Vice Mayor Troy Poore

Second: Alderman Kenneth West

Motion adopted

 

UTILITY BOARD:

Written report submitted

4 accounts to be shut off the next day for non-payment

 

ROADS: Nothing to report

 

PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD:

Nothing to report

 

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORT:

Chief Justin Cupp submitted a written report.

10 Calls in October

  • 3 Residential alarms
  • 2 Assistance calls
  • 1 Structure Fire (provided mutual aid)
  • 1 mattress fire on side of road
  • 1 lift assist (EMS)
  • 1 structure fire (provided MA)

          Chief Cupp requested to sell R-1087 and floor buffer – Board approved

          TNT is hosting a State class in April. Requesting to send 2 or 3 people @$50 each.

          – Board approved

 

BOOK STATION REPORT: Director Barbara Ramsey reported more visitors throughout the week and 2 donations of books. There isn’t enough room for all the new books. The Mayor suggested putting some of the old books on carts and putting them outside on the porch to give away.

 

REPORT FROM BUILDING OFFICIAL:

Written report filed – working through the issues of ongoing permits and inspections

Codes Enforcement Report - no changes, nothing new to report

 

MUNICIPAL COURT:

No court cases are being heard through March 31st due to Covid restrictions

 

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION:

The ordinance pertaining to the R-1

One of the guests present, Nancy Pillion, asked if anything else had been done on rezoning the property on Forge Ridge Road belonging to Gil Elliott. Mayor Fultz and Vice-Mayor responded that the issue was null. It had failed to get a motion and second on the second reading of the ordinance to rezone the property from R-1 to B-1

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Ordinance 131 – Regulating Open Burning in the City of Harrogate

Motion: To approve on second and final reading: Vice-Mayor Troy Poore

Second: Mayor Linda Fultz

Roll call vote: Lieven Cox- Absent; Allen Hurst- Absent; Linda Fultz- Yes; Troy Poore - Yes; Kenneth West – No

Adopted on second reading

 

NEW BUSINESS:

First reading for Ordinance 132 – Amending R-1 to allow wedding/special event venues

Motion: To approve on first reading: Vice-Mayor Troy Poore

Second: Mayor Linda Fultz

Roll call vote: Lieven Cox- Absent; Allen Hurst- Absent; Linda Fultz- Yes; Troy Poore - Yes; Kenneth West – Yes

Adopted on first reading

 

First reading of Ordinance 133 – An ordinance establishing a non-refundable sewer customer

service fee

Motion: To approve on first reading: Vice-Mayor Troy Poore

Second: Mayor Linda Fultz

Roll call vote: Lieven Cox- Absent; Allen Hurst- Absent; Linda Fultz- Yes; Troy Poore - Yes; Kenneth West – No

Adopted on first reading

Sign placement approval on Hwy 25E for Farm Bureau

Motion: To approve: Kenneth West

Second: Troy Poore

Roll call vote: Lieven Cox- Absent; Allen Hurst- Absent; Linda Fultz- Yes; Troy Poore - Yes; Kenneth West – Yes

Motion Adopted

 

PUBLIC FORUM:

Gil Elliott addressed the Board to see if the request for rezoning his property on Forge Ridge Road was going to be voted on. Mayor Fultz informed him that the ordinance to rezone it had failed to get a motion and second during the last reading, thereby making it null and void. Vice-Mayor Troy Poore advised Mr. Elliott that in order for it to be revisited, there would need to be a motion and second to put it back on the agenda.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

Motion to adjourn: Vice-Mayor Troy Poore

Second: Kenneth West

Mayor Fultz declared the meeting adjourned at 6:26 PM