Official Minutes of the April 16, 2015 Council Meeting
Approved by City Council May 7, 2015
The council meeting was called to order by Mayor Rozier who also gave the invocation. Councilmembers Griffin, Grizzard, Kerby, Key, Attorney Raymond Dickey, City Administrator Charles Akridge and Asst. City Clerk Diane Proudfoot were present. A physical quorum of councilmembers was present at meeting. Therefore, Councilman Myrick appeared by speaker phone over the telephone for the entire meeting. Councilman Myrick’s physical absence from meeting and his telephonic appearance at the meeting and reason thereof are in compliance with Georgia law.
Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the April 2, 2015 council meeting. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to approve the agenda of the April 16, 2015 meeting. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
Administrative & Committee reports:
Councilwoman Griffin reported that softball, baseball season has begun with a really great turnout this year and encouraged everyone to go out and support the Recreation Department.
City Administrator Akridge reported:
He had made contact with DOT regarding the sand on Highway 80 and as soon as their sweeper is available they will sweep from Effingham to Pooler.
The History Society will be holding a Spring Market on Saturday from 8:00am to 2:00pm between the Museum and the Pavilion with booths for $10.00 and there will also be hamburgers and hotdogs.
Councilman Kerby recused himself from the meeting.
Mayor Rozier opened the Public Hearing to receive citizen input on a zoning map amendment request submitted by James Kerby and Maude Ray for property located at West Garvin Street between Walnut Street and unopened South Hickory Street petitioning to rezone the property from RA-1 & R-1 to R-3. Councilwoman Griffin stated that she attended the Public Hearing at the Planning Commission Meeting on Tuesday and there was only one citizen with concerns and Mr. Kerby had answered her concerns. Citizen Billy Strozier questioned the status of our well permit and was advised that we are using approximately half of the capacity. There being no further comments Mayor Rozier closed the public hearing.
Councilman Kerby returned to the general session.
Mayor Rozier reported that this concluded the items presented for consideration for inclusion on the Council agenda prior to the deadline of Wednesday, April 8, 2015.
The accounts payables were presented with Councilwoman Griffin making 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 7:10pm. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
Diane Proudfoot, Asst. 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.