Official Minutes of the October 4, 2018 Council Meeting

Approved by City Council at the October 18, 2018 Council Meeting

 

The Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Rozier with Councilman Harley giving the Invocation. Councilmembers Griffin, Grizzard, Harley, Kerby, Key, Otakie, Attorney Dickey, City Administrator Akridge and City Clerk Diane Proudfoot were present.

 

Councilman Otakie made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the September 20, 2018 council meeting. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. Councilman Harley made a motion to approve the agenda of the October 4, 2018 council meeting with addition of Item #4 Consider 10% allocation of SPLOST to the Water/Sewer Fund. Councilman Otakie seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Councilman Griffin reminded everyone of the Raffle ticket sale for the drawing on November 1st. Thanked Councilman Harley for setting up an interviews with WTOC and WJCL to promote the raffle for the Gym/Multipurpose Facility.

 

Councilman Grizzard reported on the following:

October 8th to November 4rd - Fall Decorating Contest

October 13th a book swap will be held at the Museum from 9:00am - 1:00pm

November 3rd will be the Fall Vendor Market from 9:00am to 2:00pm and golf carts and drivers are needed to transport vendors to the parking area at the school

December 1st - Christmas Parade at 10:00am; Christmas Tree Lighting will be at 6:00pm

 

City Administrator Akridge reported the DOT LMIG resurfacing project is complete.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

1. Consider the purchase of Exterior Lighting for the Concession Stand at Taylor Park in the amount of $1,600. (CIP/SPLOST) Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to purchase LED lights for the Concession Stand at Taylor Park in the amount of $1,600 from CIP/SPLOST. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

2. Consider One Full Time Police Officer instead of two Part Time Police Officers in the Police Department. Councilman Harley made a motion to approve hiring one (1) full-time Police Officers instead of two (2) part-time. Councilman Otakie seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

3. Consider installation of LED lighting for all City facilities. (CIP/SPLOST) City Administrator Akridge stated the cost will be $13,000.67 after GaPower rebate and will have an estimated annual savings of $4,420.00. Councilman Otakie made a motion to approve the installation of LED lighting. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

4. Consider allocating 10% of SPLOST funds to the Water/Sewer fund. City Administrator Akridge stated the SPLOST allocation going into the recently paid off Water Meter Fund was 15% should council wished to consider allocating 15% instead of 10% to the Water/Sewer fund. Councilman Otakie made a motion to approve an allocation of 15% of the SPLOST funds to the Water/Sewer Fund. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

Mayor Rozier reported that this concluded the items presented for consideration for inclusion on the Council agenda prior to the deadline of Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

 

Councilman Grizzard made a motion to pay the bills. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

There being no further business, Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to adjourn at 7:13pm. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Diane Proudfoot, City Clerk

 

Note: Section 50-14-1 of the Official Code of the State of Georgia Annotated requires that the minutes shall, as a minimum, include a description of each motion or other proposal made, and a record of all votes. These minutes meet the minimum requirements. However, in an attempt to provide as much information as possible to the citizens, the recording clerk has included additional background data and discussion on the subjects presented to council. The statements of individuals are not verbatim and may be summary in nature.