Official Minutes of the May 3, 2018 Council Meeting

Approved by City Council at the May 17, 2018 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. 

 

Councilwoman Griffin  made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the April 5, 2018 council meeting..  Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.  Councilman Harley  made a motion to approve the agenda of the May 3, 2018 council meeting with an adjustment to the agenda to change Item #1 to Approval of a Proclamation; Add #1A Executive Session to discuss Litigation & Attorney Client Privilege; #1B begin the regular agenda.  Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Councilwoman Griffin reported the  youth season is nearing the end and currently the U-8 Baseball, U10 Softball and the U13 Soccer teams are undefeated;  the adult Co-Ed meeting will be held Monday and we are expecting about 15 teams for the Spring League; Bears t-shirts, magnets and Raffle tickets are for sale at the Concession Stand.

 

Councilman Grizzard reported the Senior Luncheon will be the 2nd Tuesday with Catfish, Sirloin Tips, Fried Chicken etc.; The History Society will be holding a Spring Market on May 12 from 9:00am to 2:00pm at the Community Building/Museum lot.  There is a need for volunteers with golf carts that could help transport the vendors from the school parking area back to the vendor area.

 

City Administrator Akridge invited everyone to a Ribbon Cutting for the re-opening of Happy Days Ice Cream Parlor to be held Friday at 2:00pm

 

PUBLIC HEARING: 

 

Zoning Map Amendment request submitted by Mr. Gaddy Turner at 120 Towles Road from RA-1 to I-2.  Councilwoman Key made a motion to open the Public Hearing.  Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.  Michael Wedincamp, spokesman for Mr. Gaddy Turner, stated that Mr. Turner is seeking the rezoning of his property due to a pending contract with adjoining property owner Mr. Ray DeMott who is seeking to acquire Mr. Turner's property which would continue the I-2 District.  Mr. Wedincamp stated that Mr. Turner mentioned an issue with a balance owed to the City and Mr. Turner wished to inform council that the issue would be resolved at the closing.

There were no comments from citizens.

Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to close the Public Hearing.  Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

1.  Consider Proclamation.  Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to pass a Proclamation.  Councilwoman Key seconded the motion.  Councilman Harley stated that his family has been privileged to host a visitor from France and read the following Proclamation:. 

PROCLAMATION

 

WHEREAS, the Bloomingdale City Council wishes to recognize an international visitor from Orlčans, France; and

WHEREAS, Chiara Murcia is welcomed to the City of Bloomingdale with southern hospitality and all the attributes

and charm the City has to offer; and

WHEREAS, it is our sincere wish that you enjoy your visit here in Bloomingdale and we wish you the very best in your future endeavors;
NOW, THEREFORE, be it proclaimed by the Mayor and City Council of Bloomingdale that May 3, 2018 be recognized as Chiara Murcia Day in the City of Bloomingdale.

 

Proclaimed this 3rd day of May 2018.

 

The motion to approve the Proclamation passed without opposition.

 

1-A.  Consider adjourning into Executive Session to discuss Possible Litigation and Attorney Client Privilege.  Councilman Grizzard  made a motion to adjourn into executive session to discuss Possible Litigation and Attorney Client Privilege.  Councilman Otakie seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

After the Executive Session to discuss Possible Litigation and Attorney Client Privilege, Councilman Harley made a motion to return to General Session.  Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.  Councilman Otakie made a motion to execute the execute the affidavit pursuant to the Open Records Act and Georgia State Law.  Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

1-B. Consider a rezoning request submitted by Gaddy Turner at 120 Towles Road from RA-1 to I-2.

Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the rezoning request from Gaddy Turner to rezoning his property at 120 Towles Road from RA-1 to I-2.  Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

2. Consider the purchase of Equipment estimated at $28,000 for Fire Truck. (CIP/SPLOST/PUBLIC SAFETY IMPACT FEES)  City Administrator Akridge recommended approval.  Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the purchase.  Councilman Harley seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

 

3.  Consider setting the City Millage rate at 10.00 and rolling it back to 0.00. 

Councilman Kerby made a motion to set the Millage rate at 10.00 mils and roll it back to 0.00 mils.  Councilman Harley seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. 

4. Consider the purchase of Street Signs in the amount of $4,690.42. (Public Works – Signs)

 Councilman Otakie made a motion to approve the purchase of the street signs which would replace the worn out signs in the amount of $4,690.42.  Councilman Harley seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

5. Consider Bid Award for the Bloomingdale Elementary School Pump Station project in the amount of $57,800. (Water/Sewer Depreciation) 

City Administrator Akridge stated the low bid was received from Pinco in the amount of $57,800 to replace the pump station.  Councilman Otakie made a motion to approve the bid award to the low bidder Pinco in the amount of $57,800 with the expenditure fund designation being decided at a later date.   Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

6.  Consider the Renovation/Rental of #8 Pine Street (CIP/SPLOST) 

City Administrator Akridge reported that the expenditure to renovate City property can be expended from CIP/SPLOST.  Councilman Otakie volunteered his time to renovate the house and made a motion to renovate the house at a cost of $12,000.  Councilwoman Key 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, April 25, 2018.

 

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

 

There being no further business, Councilman Grizzard made a motion to adjourn at 8:38pm.  Councilwoman Griffin  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.