Board of Aldermen Regular Meeting Wednesday, February 01, 2023 11:00 AM Town Hall - 2008 Loggerhead Court, North Topsail Beach, NC 28460

Mayor - Joann M. McDermon                                           Mayor Pro Tem - Mike Benson
Alderman - Richard Grant                                                    Alderman – Alfred Fontana
Alderman - Connie Pletl                                                        Alderman – Tom Leonard
Town Manager - Alice Derian                                         Interim Town Clerk – Nancy Avery

I.CALL TO ORDER (Mayor McDermon)

II.INVOCATION (Alderman Grant)

III.PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE (Mayor McDermon)

IV.APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Specific Action Requested: Mayor will request for a motion to adopt the agenda

V.MANAGER’S REPORT (Manager Derian)

VI.OPEN FORUM

Citizens have the opportunity to address the Board for no more than three minutes per comment on any issue upon which the Board of Alderman has control.

VII.CONSENT AGENDA

  1. A.Department Head Reports

    1. Finance Department
    2. Fire Department
    3. Inspections Department
    4. Planning Department
    5. Police Department

  2. B.Approval of Minutes from January 4, 2023

  3. C.Committee Reports

    1. Planning Board & PPI Committee 
    2. Board of Adjustment
    3. TISPC https://tispc.org/minutes/ 
    4. ONWASA 

    Specific Action Requested: Mayor will request a motion to approve the Consent Agenda

VIII.PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS AND HEARINGS

  1. A.Presentation of FY 2021-2022 Audit report by Austin Banks, CPA, CFE - Audit Manager

  2. B.Coastal Engineer update (Mr. Fran Way)

IX.CONTINUING BUSINESS

  1. A.Topsail Island Shoreline and Protection Committee (TISPC) 2023 Advocate Goals (Mayor Pro Tem Benson)

    Specific Action Requested: Mayor may request a motion to approve the TISPC 2023 Advocate Goals as presented

  2. B.BISAC (Beach, Inlet, Sound Advisory Committee) Update (Mayor Pro Tem Benson)

  3. C.Phase I Nourishment Project (Manager Derian)

    Specific Action Requested - Mayor may request a motion to authorize the Town's contractor to proceed with the placement of sand for beach nourishment in Phase I

X.NEW BUSINESS

  1. A.North Topsail Beach Music Festival (Manager Derian)

    Discussion and possible action concerning third-party vendor sale of alcohol at Richard Peters Park for the North Topsail Beach music festival on April 1, 2023.

  2. B.Resolution 2023-01 Official Notification to the Board of Elections on the 2023 election (Edes/Avery)

    The resolution is to provide clarification to the Board of Elections on the 2023 election after the results of the local bill 2021-49 and the resignations and appointments of two aldermen positions.

    The ballot for the 2023 election will have three aldermen vacancies for four-year terms each. Terms expiring in 2023 are Aldermen Fred Fontana, Tom Leonard, and Connie Pletl. The ballot will also have one mayor vacancy for a two-year term. The mayor's term expiring in 2023 is Joann McDermon.

    Specific Action Requested: The mayor may request a motion to approve the Resolution to the Board of Elections as presented.

  3. C.2023 Washington DC federal meetings (Manager Derian)

    1. In-person meetings with Congressional representatives, FEMA, and the US Army Corp of Engineers to take place in Washington DC the week of March 20th

    2. American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) Coastal Summit on March 21-23

    Specific Action Requested - Mayor may ask for a motion to appoint Town representative(s) for attendance at each meeting

XI.OPEN FORUM

Citizens have the opportunity to address the Board for no more than three minutes per comment on any issue upon which the Board of Alderman has control.

XII.ATTORNEY'S REPORT

XIII.MAYOR'S REPORT

XIV.ALDERMAN'S REPORT

XV.CLOSED SESSION

To consult with an attorney employed or retained by the public body in order to preserve the attorney-client privilege between the attorney and the public body, which privilege is hereby acknowledged.

XVI.ADJOURNMENT