Official minutes of the April 18, 2013 Council Meeting
Approved by City Council May 2, 2013
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Tipton with Councilman Myrick giving the invocation. Councilmembers Crosby, Griffin, Kerby, Myrick were present. Also present were Attorney Dickey, City Administrator Akridge, Police Sergeant Elliott, Public Works Superintendent Grizzard, Planning Commission Chair Dexter Shearouse and Asst. City Clerk Diane Proudfoot.
Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the April 4, 2013 meeting. Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed with four affirmative votes. Councilman Crosby made a motion to approve the agenda of the April 18, 2013 meeting with the removal of item #7agreement with Municipal Code Corporation. Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed with four affirmative votes.
Administrative and Committee reports:
City Administrator Akridge reported:
1. The LOMR has been submitted to FEMA
2. There will be crews in the city working on the Rails to Trails Phase II (sidewalks)–working from Chestnut Street going east for 4,000 linear feet
Councilman Crosby reported:
1. The Railroad Crossing sign has been installed at the Museum
2. The History Society paid to have the Community Center floors, stove and cabinets cleaned this week
Councilwoman Griffin reported:
1. The eight awnings have been installed over the bleachers
2. The Baseball/Softball opening ceremony will be held on Friday at 5:45pm with free hotdogs for players wearing their uniforms
Councilman Kerby reported:
1. Anticipated completion of the drainage project is expected within two weeks.
Councilman Myrick reported:
1. The granite for the Monument will be on the site on Saturday for installation
2. The Ottawa Farms Strawberry Festival was enjoyed by many and it was a great day with beautiful weather and encourage everyone to attend next year
OLD BUSINESS: None
1. Consider approval of an Occupational Tax Certificate for an auto repair shop at 301 E. Hwy 80 which is a Conditional Use in C-1. Councilman Crosby made a motion to set a public hearing for May 16, 2013 to receive citizen input on the auto repair shop as a conditional use in C-1. Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed with four affirmative votes.
2. Discussion of a Senior Citizens Day.Councilman Myrick made a motion to designate August 21st as Senior Citizen’s Day in conjunction with the National Senior Citizen’s Day by serving lunch at the Community Building and providing a tour of the History Museum. CouncilmanCrosby seconded the motion and it passed with four affirmative votes.
3. Consider purchase of a Ford F-150 for Public Works in the amount of $19,973.60 from CIP/SPLOST proceeds.Councilman Kerby made a motion to purchase a Ford F-150 at $19,973.60 from the CIP/SPLOST proceeds. Mayor Tipton requested that his statement be included as follows: “Thanks to SPLOST, previous administrations, planning and the willingness of this council we have made many improvements for the citizens of Bloomingdale. As we all know our citizens will decide by vote next year if we will continue to have SPLOST funding, planning for our future should begin now by spending less than we are receiving.” City Administrator Akridge stated the referendum will be on the November election so that if it fails it can be on next year.
4. Consider purchase of a Ford F-250 for Public Works in the amount of $27,191.40 from CIP/SPLOST proceeds.Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the purchase of a Ford F-350, as discussed in pre-agenda, at a cost not to exceed $32,000. Councilman Crosby seconded the motion and it passed with four affirmative votes.
5. Consider recommendation from the Recreation Committee for the position of Recreation Director.Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to approve the hiring of George Foley as the full time Recreation Director to include all areas of recreation and parks. Councilman Myrick thanked all recreation volunteers and a special thank you to Joe Young who will continue employment as part time Program Director. Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed with four affirmative votes.
6. Consideration of a Medical Hardship Permit for Ho Shim Shaw at 1230 Bloomingdale Road.Councilman Kerby made a motion to approve the extension of the medical hardship permit for Ho Shim Shaw at 1230 Bloomingdale Road. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed with four affirmative votes.
7. Consideration of an application for an “Office Only” Home Occupation Tax Certificate for a taxi cab service located at 315 Elm Street submitted by Mr. Travis Walker.Councilman Myrick made a motion to waive the public hearing and approve the Office Only Home Occupation Tax Certificate for a taxi cab service to Mr. Travis Walker at 315 Elm Street. Councilman Crosby seconded the motion and it passed with four affirmative votes.
Mayor Tipton reported that this concludes the items presented for consideration for inclusion on the Council agenda prior to the deadline of Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
The accounts payables were presented with Councilman Myrick making a motion to pay the bills. Councilman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed with four affirmative votes.
There being no further business, Councilman Kerbymade a motion to adjourn at 7:30pm. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed with six 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.