Official Minutes of the February 7, 2019 Council Meeting

Approved by City Council at the February 21, 2019 Council Meeting

 

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

 

Councilwoman Key made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the January 17, 2019 council meeting. Councilman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the agenda of the February 7, 2019 council meeting with the removal of Old Business Items #1 & #2 regarding amendments to the Impact Fee Inventory. Councilman Otakie seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Councilwoman Griffin reported that baseball, softball, soccer and Co-Ed softball are underway. We are in the midst of an upgrade to the parking lot which will alleviate parking on the side of Pine Barren Road for future events.

Councilman Grizzard reminded everyone of the Senior Valentine Luncheon on Tuesday at noon at the Community Building.

NEW BUSINESS:
1. Consider the purchase of 120 Water Meters in the amount of $41,232 (Water/Sewer Fund) City Administrator Akridge reported that this is meters for Phase I of the apartment complex which has been paid for and he recommends approval. Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to approve the purchase of the 120 meters which has been paid for by the developer. Councilman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

2. Consider approval of an application submitted by Mr. Ronnie C. Waller for a Garage/Utility Building over 500 Square Feet (1,080 Square Feet) located at 301 East Moore Street. Councilwoman Key made a motion to approve the request for the garage. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

3. Consider a Permanent Culvert application submitted by Kim DeLoach at 394 Adams Road. City Administrator Akridge stated that this item is only on the agenda due to the customer requesting that a private contractor install the driveway instead of city personnel. Mike Bazemore, father of Ms. DeLoach, explained that his brother-in-law, who is an underground utility contractor, would install the pipe, they will work with the city to make sure it is done right, he is helping Kim by installing it at no charge to help with her expenses which has already been a lot. Councilman Grizzard made a motion that the pipe be installed by the city which has been the policy and the city would be responsible for it after it is installed. Councilman Otakie seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

4. Consider a Home Occupation License for Home Repair submitted by Antonio Guerrero at 311 Cherry Street. Mr. Guerrero explained to City Council that he wished to obtain a license because he does repair work on his rental properties but he may have handyman work for other people too. Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the Home Occupation License and to waive the public hearing. The vote of council resulted in a tie with Councilmembers Grizzard and Key voting yay; Councilmembers Griffin and Otakie voting nay. The motion passed with a tie breaking vote by Mayor Rozier.

 

Mayor Rozier reported that this concluded the items presented for consideration for inclusion on the Council agenda prior to the deadline of Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

 

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

 

There being no further business, Councilman Grizzard made a motion to adjourn at 7:35pm. Councilman Harley 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.