By Michele Dotson
Mint Hill Board of Commissioners met Thursday, April 24 at 7 pm to move forward with some general business items, including a resolution to donate a 2005 Ford Crown Vic to the Mint Hill Fire Department. The car had previously been used by the Town.
North Carolina General Stature 160A-280 allows any item the governing board deems to be surplus, obsolete or unused to be donated to another governmental unit.
The resolution was adopted by Mayor Biggers.
- Traditionally the Board adopts a summer schedule, dropping meetings down to once per month for July and August to accommodate vacations and summer holidays. Commissioners meetings for summer 2014 will be held on July 17 and August 21.
- Staff recommended that Board authorize an increase in the line of credit on the Town’s credit card from $2,500 to $7,500. The limit was set 10 years ago. The increase is in response to the increase in size and staff and budget. The increase was approved.
- Blythe Construction was the low bidder for the Town’s annual street resurfacing project. The low bid of $692, 194.56 is significantly higher than is budged for street resurfacing for this fiscal year and streets in need of most repair were selected to keep the project at the budgeted amount. Blythe Brothers bid was $734,051.67 and Red Clay came in at $845,384. The current project includes Blackstone Drive, Stoxmeade Drive, Plough Drive, Barkridge Road and Central Drive, which are all subdivision roads and not maintained by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). The repairs will cost the town about $402,000.