Official Minutes of the June 21, 2018 Council Meeting

Approved by City Council at the July 19, 2018 Council Meeting

 

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

 

Councilman Kerby  made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the May 17, 2018 council meeting, the May 31, 2018 Special Called Meeting and the June 12, 2018 Budget Public Hearing.  Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.  Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the agenda of the June 21, 2018 council meeting with an addition of Item #12 Consider minor subdivision plat for Kim DeLoach on Adams Road and Item #13 Consider site plan for J.L. Hardin of Harco Construction for 1412 W. Hwy 80.  Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Councilman Grizzard reported that one of our Officers has requested to hold a "Yellow Dot" talk at the August 21st Senior Luncheon to advise citizens of this program which would help identify their participation in the program and a Yellow Dot decal will be placed on their vehicle or near the main entrance of their home to alert first responders that vital medical information is stored in the glove compartment of their vehicle or on the refrigerator in their home.

 

Mayor Rozier reminded everyone of the Patriotic Celebration on Saturday, June 30th from 5:30pm to 9:30pm at Taylor Park with the Annual Fireworks Display.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

City Administrator Akridge reported that after five budget workshop meetings Items 1 - 7 are the proposed increases for the 2018/2019 budget and recommended approval on all 7 which could be approved in one motion.(see item #7)

1.  Consider $5.00 monthly increase in Residential Sanitation/Garbage Rates.  

2. Consider monthly increase in rates of $10 for all sizes of Commercial Garbage Dumpsters.

3. Consider annual increase in Occupational Licenses Base Fee for Home Occupation ($25) and Regular Businesses ($200) and the number of employees rate to 1-6 $35 per employee and 7 and up $30 per employee.

4. Consider increase in Recreation Registration Fees ($5 for both Inside City - $40 and Outside City- $50)

5. Consider monthly increase in Water/Sewer Rates.

$1.00 Dollar for Residential Water Base Rate

$1.00 Dollar for Residential Sewer Base Rate

$1.00 Dollar for Sewer Only Customers

$5.00 Dollars for Commercial Water Base Rate

$5.00 Dollars for Commercial Sewer Base Rate

$15.98 for Industrial Water Base Rate

$20.00 Dollars for Industrial Sewer Base Rate

6.  Consider monthly increase in Commercial Fire Protection rates

7. Consider proposed amendments to the Fee Schedule. 

Mayor Rozier read items 1 - 7.  Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve Items 1 - 7 as read with an effective date of July 1, 2018.  Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

8. Consider adoption of the proposed Fiscal Year 2018/2019 Budget.  City Attorney Dickey questioned if all the requirements for advertising the budget hearing were followed and was advised they were.  Councilman Kerby made a motion to approve the adoption of the 2018/2019 Budget.  Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

9. Consider adoption of the proposed 2018/2019 SPLOST Budget, Fire Department Fund and Police Forfeiture Account Fund.  City Administrator Akridge stated the SPLOST budget is predicated on the monthly revenues of about $45,000 to $50,000 for Capital Projects.  Councilman Grizzard made a motion a approve the adoption of the 2018/2019 SPLOST budget.  Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

10. Consider adoption of the 2018/2019 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)  City Administrator Akridge stated this is the list of all the Capital Projects for the year.  Councilman Kerby made a motion to approve the Capital Improvement Plan.  Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

11. Consider the purchase of Safety Related Equipment for the Public Works Department in the amount of $2,160 Dollars (Reimbursed by GMA Safety Grant)  Councilman Grizzard made a  motion to approve the purchase of the safety equipment for the Public Works Department in the amount of $2,160.  Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

12. Consider approval of a minor subdivision submitted by Kim Bazemore-DeLoach for property at Adams Road.  Ms. DeLoach advised she is wishing to move a mobile home onto the property.  Councilman Kerby stated that once approved there would be fees for permit, impact fees, garbage service and fire protection and Ms. DeLoach stated she understood.  Councilman Kerby made a motion to approve the subdivision.  Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

13.  Consider approval of a site plan submitted by J.L. Hardin of Harco Construction.  Councilman Kerby made a motion to approve the site plan with the stipulations address by Planning Commission and City Council as follows:

1. 10’ planted buffer along back of property

2. Exterior lighting that shines downward only

3. Hedges in front of property at least 36” high and spacing no less than 36”

4. Brick faηade on front and side of building

5. Payment to the City for the cost of the sidewalk across the entire property

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, June 13, 2018.

 

Councilman Grizzard 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 7:18pm.  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.