Official Minutes of the May 1, 2014 Council Meeting

Approved by City Council May 15, 2014

 

 

The council meeting was called to order by Mayor Rozier with Reverend Darrell Bailey giving the invocation. Councilmembers Griffin, Grizzard, Kerby, Key, Myrick, Otto, Attorney Raymond Dickey and City Administrator Charles Akridge were present.

 

Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the April 17, 2014 council meeting. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the agenda with two changes for the May 1, 2014 meeting. The two changes were the addition of consideration of a loan agreement with Coastal Bank under Old Business and the deletion of the Executive session for Personnel. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.

 

Administrative & Committee reports:

 

Mayor Rozier requested that Finance Clerk Missy Ridley come forward to be recognized. Mayor Rozier and Councilman Myrick then presented Mrs. Ridley with a plaque from the University of Georgia that designated her a Certified Level One Finance Officer. All of the Council and those in attendance congratulated Mrs. Ridley on her accomplishment.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

1.       Consider entering into a loan agreement with The Coastal Bank for the Water Meter Upgrade project.

 

City Administrator Akridge reviewed the terms of the proposal from Coastal Bank with the Council. After the review and the recommendation of the City Administrator, Councilman Grizzard made a motion to enter into a loan agreement with The Coastal Bank for 7 years at an interest rate of 3.07% and that the terms of the loan be in compliance with State law. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

1.       Consider adoption of the 2014/2018 revised Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)

 

Councilman Myrick stated that the Council had a prioritization meeting previously and CIP priorities were established. As such, Councilman Myrick made a motion to adopt the revised 2014/2018 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) as presented. Councilman Otto seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

 

Mayor Rozier reported that this concluded the items presented for consideration for inclusion on the Council agenda prior to the deadline of Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

 

The accounts payables were presented with Councilman Myrick making a motion to pay the bills. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.

 

There being no further business, Councilman Kerby made a motion to adjourn. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes. The meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:10 pm.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Charles D. Akridge, City Administrator

 

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.