Official Minutes of the March 7, 2019 Council Meeting
Approved by City Council at the March 21, 2019 Council Meeting
The Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Rozier with Councilwoman Griffin giving the Invocation. Councilmembers Griffin, Grizzard, Kerby, Key, Otakie, City Administrator Akridge and City Clerk Diane Proudfoot were present.
Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the February 21, 2019 council meeting. Councilman Otakie seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the agenda of the March 7, 2019 council meeting with the addition of Item #3 Consider purchase of recreation equipment in the amount of $6,109.28 from CIP/SPLOST. Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
ADMINISTRATIVE AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Councilwoman Griffin reported that all registrations are almost full baseball, softball, soccer with approximately 250 signed up, practice began tonight and games will begin in April. The Co-Ed finished up Monday night with BCP winning first place and Hit Crew winning second.
1. Consider taking off the Table Striping for Chestnut and Cypress Streets. Councilman Grizzard made a motion to combine Item #1 and Item #2 to take off the table striping for Chestnut and Cypress Street; to accept the low bid from Peek Pavement Marking, LLC to stripe Chestnut Street and Cypress Street in the amount of $3,626 for regular paint. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
2. Consider a Home Occupation application submitted by Stephanie Gibson at 107 Oak Street for Online Sales.
Ms. Gibson stated she sales photography props to other photographers through online sales. Councilman Kerby made a motion to approve the home occupation and to waive the public hearing. Councilman Otakie seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
3. Consider Declaration of Surplus Property. City Administrator Akridge reported the list includes a 2012 Dodge Charger; 2013 Dodge Charger; Toyota Tacoma; 1996 Ford Explorer; several desk phones; and a few computer towers. Administrator Akridge stated the cars will go to Wayne's Auction in Springfield on March 30 and the other items will be located at the City. Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the declaration of the surplus items submitted. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
Councilwoman Griffin and Rozier both spoke of the upcoming vote on SPLOST that will be during the November election and gave a report to the citizens of how the SPLOST allocations support the Capital Improvements of the City such as the recently purchased Police vehicles, Parks and Recreation needs, Fire Department equipment and other items as listed on the CIP summary.
Mayor Rozier reported that this concluded the items presented for consideration for inclusion on the Council agenda prior to the deadline of Wednesday, February 13, 2019.
Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to pay the bills. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
There being no further business, Councilman Grizzard made a motion to adjourn at 7:14pm. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
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.