Official Minutesof the April 4, 2013Council Meeting
Approved by City Council April 18, 2013
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Tipton with Councilwoman Griffin giving the invocation. All members of council were present. Also present were Attorney Dickey, City Administrator Akridge, Police Captain Jeffcoat, Fire Chief Tyler, 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 March 21, 2013 meeting. Councilman Baxter seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes. Councilman Crosby made a motion to approve the agenda of the April 4, 2013 meeting with the removal of item #4 recommendation from Recreation Committee. Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.
Administrative and Committee reports:
City Administrator Akridge reported:
1. The LMIG striping and resurfacing will begin on Monday
2. The Rails to Trails Phase II (sidewalks)–beginning at Chestnut Street going east for 4,000 linear feet is scheduled to begin April 15, 2013
3. The Veterans monument granite has passed customs and we are still waiting on the engraving and installation but should be complete by Memorial Day
Councilman Crosby reported:
1. The Easter Egg Hunt was a huge success with 104 turning out to participate.
2. Rails to Trails news was that the monies for the construction would not be available until 2015 but we could move up in the receiving process if someone ahead of us was not ready to proceed with their project
Councilwoman Griffin reported:
1. Softball/Baseball season will begin on Monday and encouraged everyone to support the Recreation and reminded everyone that volunteers are always welcome
Councilman Kerby reported:
1. He and Ernie have rode around and observed the areas of erosion concern on the drainage project and will get these addressed and corrected
Councilman Myrick reported:
1. Introduced Rodney West owner of Big Red Incorporated who reported there companyalong with the City, Fire Department, Recreation Department and others will be sponsoring a Championship Wiffle Ball benefit fund raiser for the Savannah Chapter of the Pink Heals/Pink Fire Truck, etc. on May 11, 2013 at 11:30am at Taylor Park
OLD BUSINESS: None
1. Consider purchase of a Ford Escape SE for City Hall in the amount of $22, 234.84 from SPLOST/CIP. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the purchase for the Ford Escape in the amount of $22,234.84 from SPLOST/CIP. Councilman Crosby seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.
2. Consider approval of Memorandum of Understanding with Chatham Emergency Management Association (CEMA) Councilman Baxter made a motion to execute the Memorandum of Understanding with CEMA to house the Mobile Emergency Operations Center (MEOC)/Mobile Communications Satellite (COMSAT) Trailer at the Fire Station. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.
3. Consider approval of Change Order #25 – 405 Pine Street for Phase II Drainage Project.Councilman Kerby made a motion to approve the change order in the amount of $1,890 for a 12” domed grate at Pine Street and Garvin Street. Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed with six 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, March 27, 2013.
The accounts payables were presented with Councilman Myrick making a motion to pay the bills. Councilman Rawlings seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.
There being no further business, Councilman Kerby made a motion to adjourn at 7:20pm. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.
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.