Official minutes of the August 15, 2013 council meeting
Approved by council September 19, 2013
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Tipton with Councilman Myrick giving the invocation. Councilmembers Baxter, Crosby, Griffin, Kerby, and Myrick were present. Also present were Attorney Dickey, City Administrator Akridge, and Asst. City Clerk Diane Proudfoot.
Councilman Baxter made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the July 18, 2013 meeting. Councilman Crosby seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes. Councilman Kerby made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the July 30, 2013 called meeting. Councilman Crosby seconded the motion and it passed with four affirmative votes. Councilwoman Griffin abstained due to her absence at that meeting.
Councilman Baxter made a motion to approve the agenda of the August 15, 2013. Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
Administrative and Committee reports:
Councilman Kerby reported that Marty Thompson is involved in a clean-up project at Gravel Hill Cemetery. He thanked City Administrator Akridge for securing a dumpster which was donated by Waste Pro and requested that a letter of thanks be sent to them for following through on their commitment to being involved in community projects.
Councilman Baxter reported that Chief Pike wished to address council. Chief Pike introduced our newest Police Office Corporal “Ella” who is on the K-9 team with Corporal Hunt. Chief Pike recognized Sergeant Daniels and Corporal Mobley for their assistance to the Pooler Police Department during a confrontation with an armed suspect on July 8, 2013.
Councilwoman Griffin recognized Recreation Director George Foley who gave the recreation report informing that: 1) sign-ups are well underway with approximately 100 children so far; 2) the website has been updated; 3) a Facebook page has been created with about 100 fans and 4) there are three football and cheerleader teams but there is a need for more on the older teams.
Mayor Tipton reported that the drainage improvements have proven to be very successful during the rain recently.
Councilman Myrick reported that on Wednesday, August 21st the City and the History Society will be hosting the very first “Senior Citizen’s Day” in Bloomingdale with lunch at 12:00noon at the Community Building followed by a tour of the Museum.
1. Consider approval of the DOT Local Maintenance Improvement Grant (LMIG) City Administrator Akridge presented a proposal for resurfacing of Ash Street from Cul-de-sac to Hwy 80 at an estimated cost of $76,202 with $42,735 to be expended from SPLOST for the match and additional work. Councilman Myrick made a motion to accept the proposal as presented by City Administrator Akridge. Councilman Crosby seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
Councilwoman Griffin stated that this action was due to there not being enough participation in filling the recreation board and that there is now a full time Recreation Director and a part time Recreation Coordinator. She also stated that volunteers will still be an important part in the recreation program.
Councilman Crosby made a motion to adjourn into executive session to discuss litigation matters. Councilman Baxter seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes. At the conclusion of the executive session, Councilman Baxter made a motion to return to regular session and approve the execution of the affidavit as required by the Open Meetings Act. Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed with five 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, August 7, 2013.
The accounts payables were presented with Councilman Myrick making a motion to pay the bills. Councilman Baxter 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.