OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE DECEMBER 13, 2012 MEETING
(ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED MEETING OF DECEMBER 6, 2012)
APPROVED BY CITY COUNCIL JANUARY 3, 2013
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Tipton with Councilman Myrick giving the invocation. Councilmembers Baxter, Crosby, Griffin, Kerby, Myrick, Attorney Dickey, City Administrator Akridge, Police Chief Pike, Fire Chief Tyler and Asst. City Clerk Diane Proudfoot were present.
Councilman Crosby made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the November 15, 2012 council meeting. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the agenda of the December 13, 2012 meeting with the addition of item #5. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
Administrative & Committee reports:
Councilman Baxter reported on the following:
1. Recognized Chief Pike who introduced the City’s two newest police officers; Blair Jeffcoat who came on board as Captain and would be completing his Master’s Degree around May and Bryon Hunt who came on board as a certified police officer with an Associate’s Degree and should be completing his Bachelor’s Degree in the near future.
Councilman Crosby reported on the following:
1. December 1st was the second annual tree lighting with the new tree donated by the Lovezzola’s
2. There has been a lot of positive comments about all the things taking place in the City
3. The sidewalk portion of the Rails to Trails Phase II project should begin after the first of the year
4. The bidding for Phase I which is the four sections should begin around March 1st
5. The Museum is seeking to acquire an antique pump car to be placed in front
6. Museum hours of operation are: Wednesday & Thursdays - 11:00am to 2:00pm; Saturdays - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Councilwoman Griffin reported on the following:
1. Encouraged everyone to make plans to visit the Museum as this is an impressive addition to the City
Councilman Myrick reported on the following:
1. There were 16 Christmas street lights added to the City this year
2. Veterans Monument is really coming along great
3. The brick pavers have been ordered and are being sold at City Hall for anyone wishing to place one in honor or in memory or just to have one placed at the monument
4. The granite should be installed before Christmas
5. The issue that is still in the works is the eternal flame
6. All veterans that live or lived in Bloomingdale will be printed on the monument – the pavers will be placed around the monument
Mayor Tipton reported on the following:
1. The regularly scheduled meeting for December 6th had been rescheduled for tonight due to several councilmembers not able to attend on the sixth
2. The City of Savannah will be increasing their water rates in April (this will only affect AMB)
3. The Coastal State Fair has interested an interest in Bloomingdale as a possible location
4. The City has received the preliminary flood maps and citizens were encouraged to come and look over them to see how their property is going to be effected
5. Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung are working on a LOMR study that may affect the maps
OLD BUSINESS: None
Mayor Tipton reported that this concludes the items presented for consideration for inclusion on the Council agenda prior to the deadline of Wednesday, November 28, 2012.
The accounts payables were presented with Councilman Myrick making a motion to pay the bills. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
There being no further business, Councilman Kerby made a motion to adjourn at 7:45pm. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
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.