TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
WINFALL TOWN HALL, WINFALL, NC 27985
TOWN OF WINFALL
February 8, 2016 7:00p.m.
The regular monthly meeting of the Winfall Town Council was called to order by Mayor
Fred Yates at 7:00 p.m. Invocation was given by Councilman Preston White and the
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Yates.
Those in attendance were Mayor Pro Tem Debbie Whedbee, Councilman Preston
White, Councilman Steav Congdon, Councilman Ken Rominger and Attorney Will
Mayor Yates asked Council if there was a conflict of interest. None was declared.
A motion was made by Councilman Ken Rominger to approve the agenda and
seconded by Councilman Steav Congdon and so carried.
A motion was made on the approval of the January 11, 2016 minutes by Councilman
Steav Congdon, and seconded by Councilman Ken Rominger and so carried.
A motion was made to approve the Financial Report by Councilman Ken Rominger and
seconded by Councilman Preston White and so carried.
Attorney Will Crowe told Mayor Yates that he needed the year the Town extended the
Sewer Lines on Smith Road, and that he would get back with Council on the Smith
Councilman Rominger said Donna Godfrey from the Planning & Zoning Board from the
County was going to a meeting for the CAMA Core Land Use to get questions about why
we laws pertaining to buffers on Water & Storm water. He went on to say that the Town
maybe in violation of the new laws that Legislation passed on buffers. Councilman
Rominger also said if we were in violation the Town would have to go back and change
the requirements, He said he suggest that Council wait until Donna comes back from
the meeting to let us know what to do.
Secretary Sarah Value from the Fire Department was on hand with a list of things
pertaining to the fire department that needed to be addressed during the Council
meeting i.e.; voting on the New Fire Department Officers for the 2016 year. Mayor Yates
informed Sarah that he thought the officers had to be sworn in but he would get the clerk
to check and get back with her on the next day. Other things were applying for 2016
State Grant and applying for community grants. Mayor Yates told Ms. Value that any
grants that the Fire Dept. applies for has to be brought to Council and approved thru
Council for audit purposes. Mayor Yates tried explaining to her that the Town couldn’t
give the Fire Dept. control over applying for grants without the approval of Council. Mrs.
Value said that it was a 50/50 grant from the State of $12,000 and some Community
Grants that was available to the Fire Dept. at no cost. She wants to apply for the grant
State Grant by March 1, 2016 deadline. Mrs. Value argued the issue of the Fire Dept.
didn’t want to wait on Mayor and Council to get an approval. Mayor Yates asked her if
she had the application available so Council could approve the state grant for the Fire
Dept. and she said no, so Mayor Yates asked Council if Sarah could get the information
and he will call the Council members to get an approval on the next day. Sarah again
argued the issue and then said she had nothing else to say, and got up and left the
Police Department: Council had report.
Councilman Steav Congdon said the Perquimans County Recreation Department will
have a meeting on February 9, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Mayor Yates read a letter from Perquimans County Schools about the school tour on
At 7:45 p.m. a motion was made to adjourn the meeting by Councilman Ken Rominger
and seconded by Councilwoman Debbie Whedbee and so carried.
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