Official Minutes of the November 6, 2014 Council Meeting
Approved by City Council November 20, 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, City Administrator Charles Akridge and Asst. City Clerk Diane Proudfoot were present.
Councilman Otto made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the October 16, 2014 council meeting. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the agenda of the November 6, 2014 meeting with an addition to item #1 “declare the old chipper truck as surplus” and change item #4 to “Consider approval of a Resolution for Recreational Trails Grant”. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.
Administrative & Committee reports:
City Administrator Akridge gave an update on the delinquent accounts:
Eighty-three letters were sent out on October 17th
$4,948.11 has been collected to date;
Seven customers paid in full;
Twenty-two customers set up payment plans;
Fifty-four customers have not responded
Attorney Dickey will meet on November 13th to put together a litigation list from the non-responders.
The next senior luncheon will be held on November 13th at the Community Building at noon.
The Growing up Bloomingdale reunion lunch will be Sunday at noon
Councilwoman Griffin thanked the Fire Department, Police Department and Maintenance Department for their assistance with the bon-fire, trunk-or-treat and Homecoming activities.
The Fall Scarecrow decoration contest will end on Friday, November 14th and there will be gift cards in the amounts of $100, $50 & $25 for first, second and third place participants.
Councilman Grizzard expressed his appreciation to everyone for their participation in the weekend events and also thanked Councilman Myrick, Councilman Kerby and Anthony Guerrero for making contributions to the event.
Councilman Myrick also thanked everyone and was very pleased with the larger number that turned out and felt this was our largest attendance.
Mayor Rozier thanked the Fire and Police Departments for participating in the trunk-or-treat at Bloomingdale Elementary School on October 31.
Mayor Rozier reported that this concluded the items presented for consideration for inclusion on the Council agenda prior to the deadline of Wednesday, October 29, 2014.
The accounts payables were presented with Councilman Otto making a motion to pay the bills, Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
There being no further business, Councilman Myrick made a motion to adjourn at 7:24pm. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
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.