Official minutes of the March 7, 2013 Council Meeting
Approved by City Council March 21, 2013
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Tipton with Councilwoman Griffin giving the invocation. Councilmembers Baxter, Crosby, Griffin, Kerby, Myrick, Rawlings, Attorney Dickey, City Administrator Akridge, Police Sergeant Alan Elliott, Fire Chief Tyler and Asst. City Clerk Diane Proudfoot were present.
Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the February 21, 2013 council meeting. Councilman Baxter seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes. Councilman Crosby made a motion to approved agenda of the March 7, 2013 meeting with the addition of Item #5 Execution of the Certificate of Distribution of L.O.S.T. under settlement.
Mayor Tipton opened the Public Hearing to receive citizen input on an amendment to the “List of Permissible and Conditional Uses – Sec. 600. Table.” of the Zoning Ordinance. There were no comments. Mayor Tipton closed the public hearing.
Administrative & Committee reports:
City Administrator Akridge reported on the following:
1. The first budget meeting will be on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 5:30pm.
2. There will be a meeting with EPD on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 2:00pm to discuss the Salt Water Intrusion Program
3. Account balances were distributed
4. The GA Power franchise revenue this year was $99,402.38
5. SPLOST revenue for January was $51,331.08
6. Recognized Fire Chief Tyler who reported that a citizen had stopped by the fire station after 5:00pm on a Friday and two firefighters stabilized this citizen prior to her going for additional medical attention, she was diagnosed by her doctor with a very severe disease. This citizen submitted a letter expressing her appreciation for the assistance rendered to her by Firefighters Brad Hollenbach and Dillon Cannon which in her words saved her life!
Councilman Baxter reported on the following:
1. Thanked Attorney Dickey for his diligent work on the L.O.S.T. negotiations.
2. Called on Chief Tyler to give a report on the State inspection, Chief Tyler reported that the department passed the State inspection on Tuesday with very little errors on the reports.
3. Chief Tyler also reported on the calls received this month were 51% medical and 2-5% fire.
Councilman Crosby reported on the following:
1. The Rails to Trails Phase II bids were opened today and construction should start in the very near future, Phase II is the sidewalk/trail section from Chestnut Street to Wildcat Dam Road.
2. The City-wide Easter Egg Hunt will be held March 23, 2013 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Pavilion
Councilman Kerby reported on the following:
1. A meeting will be held next week with Hussey, Gay & Bell to address a few items prior to the expected
2. Thanked the citizens for the patience during this project.
Councilman Myrick reported on the following:
1. Reminded citizens to submit the name, branch and years of service of relatives that live or lived in the city so their name can be engraved on the monument at the Freedom Park.
OLD BUSINESS: None
1. Mrs. Evelyn Davis, member of the Woodmen of the World, Lodge #1770 presented a plague in honor of one of their woodmen members, Mr. Clifton “Zeke” Boatright to the Bloomingdale Fire Department. Mr. Boatright’s son Skippy and daughter Brenda were in attendance.
2. Consider Amendment to the Zoning Ordinance – Article VI. List of Permissible and Conditional Uses (Sec. 600 Table.) Councilman Crosby made a motion to approve the amendment to the Zoning Ordinance Article VI. List of Permissible and Conditional Uses. Councilman Baxter seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.
3. Consider entering into an Intergovernmental Agreement with Chatham Emergency Management Agency.
City Administrator stated that should an emergency or disaster occur the City would enforce the emergency operation plan and offer mutual aid. Councilman Baxter made a motion to execute the Intergovernmental Agreement with CEMA. Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.
4. Consider the adoption of a NIMS Resolution in conjunction with the Chatham Emergency Management Agency (CEMA). Councilman Crosby made a motion to adopt the NIMS Resolution in conjunction with the CEMA. Councilman Baxter seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.
5. Consider the execution of the Certificate of Distribution of L.O.S.T. under settlement agreement. Mayor Tipton stated that an agreement was finally reached in the negotiation of the L.O.S.T. distribution with much hard work from City Attorney Dickey and also Mayor Edna Jackson standing by the City in an effort to assure the receive our fair share. Under the new agreement the City will continue to receive 1.36% of L.O.S.T. distribution for the next 10 years. Councilman Baxter made a motion to execute the Certificate of Distribution of L.O.S.T. under settlement agreement. Councilman Griffin 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, February 27, 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 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.
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.