Official Minutes of Council Meeting March 1, 2012

Approved by Council March 15, 2012

 

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Tipton with Councilman Myrick giving the invocation. Councilmembers Baxter, Crosby, Griffin, Myrick, City Administrator Akridge, City Attorney Dickey and Asst. City Clerk Diane Proudfoot were present. Councilman Rawlings was out sick.

 

Councilman Crosby made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the February 16, 2012 council meeting. Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the agenda for March 1, 2012. Councilman Baxter seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.

 

Administrative & Committee reports:

 

City Administrator Akridge gave the following report:

1.      Lights for Taylor Park are expected to arrive the week of the 12th and to be installed within three weeks with a time estimate of 4-6 weeks

2.      The payments of the surplus items totaled $8,060

3.      A breakdown of the account balances was distributed for review

4.      The rent on the water tank was received in the amount of $58,626.34

5.      Received SPLOST tax for January in the amount of $51,210.53

Councilman Kerby reported on the following:

1.      The drainage project is moving along good, cleaning was done last week and next week they will start paving the soft spots

 

Public Hearing:

Mayor Tipton opened the public hearing to receive citizen input on a proposed rezoning from RA to RA-1 of property located in Chatham County at #240 John Carter Road being considered for annexation into the City of Bloomingdale

City Administrator Akridge stated there is a different zoning designation but the land use will remain the same which will be residential use. The County zoning designation is RA and the City is proposing to rezone to RA-1 which follows the designation established and would be residential use.

Steve Allgood, an adjacent property owner, questioned the distance being considered and whether other properties were being included. Mr. Allgood was advised that this was for the two tracts owned by Mr. Carlos A. Bland but the other tracts will be considered at a later date.

Mr. Art Burson questioned if the RA-1 zone would allow more mobile homes on small lots. City Administrator Akridge stated that Mr. Bland, the property owner, has indicate he would not be changing the land use and the designation of RA-1 would coincide with the current established zone for the City with the land use remaining the same.

There being no other comments, Mayor Tipton closed the public hearing.

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Consider a Resolution in Recognition of the Bloomingdale Bears Midget 12 and under

basketball team. Councilwoman Griffin reported that the Midget 12 and under basketball team had completed the season undefeated and claimed the CAA Championship. Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to pass a resolution recognizing the Bloomingdale Bears Midget 12 and under basketball team as CAA Champions. Councilman Baxter seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes. Mayor Tipton read the resolution proclaiming March 2, 2012 as Bloomingdale Bears Midget 12 and Under Team Day and each team member was presented with a signed copy of the resolution.

2.      Consider approval of the second and final reading of an Ordinance to annex property located

at #240 John Carter Road. Councilman Crosby made a motion to approve the second and final reading of the ordinance to annex property located at #240 John Carter Road. Councilman Baxter seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.

3.      Consider the first reading of an Ordinance to rezone property located at #240 John Carter Road from RA to RA-1. Councilman Crosby made a motion to approve the first reading, dispense with the second reading and approve the Ordinance for the rezoning of the property located at #240 John Carter Road from RA to RA-1. Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.

4.      Consider the adoption of the Pay Scale Classification Plan. Councilman Myrick made a motion to table action on the pay scale. Councilman Baxter seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.

5.      Consider an invoice in the amount of $13,000 submitted by Sandling Electrical Services for field lighting at Taylor Park. Councilman Myrick made a motion to pay the invoice in the amount of $13,000 to Sandling Electrical Service for field lighting at Taylor Park. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.

 

Mayor Tipton reported that this concluded the items presented for consideration for inclusion on the council agenda prior to the deadline of Wednesday, February 29, 2012.

 

The accounts payables were presented with Councilman Myrick making a motion to pay the bills. Councilman Crosby seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.

 

There being no further business, Councilman Kerby made a motion to adjourn at 7:15pm. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

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.