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,
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
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.
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
3. Consider the first
reading of an Ordinance to rezone property located at
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.
Diane Proudfoot, Asst.
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.