Official Minutes of the December 4, 2014 Council Meeting

Approved by City Council December 18, 2014

 

The council meeting was called to order by Vice Mayor Kerby with Councilman Myrick 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. Mayor Rozier was out of town.

 

Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the November 20, 2014 council meeting. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes. Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the agenda of the December 4, 2014 meeting. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.

 

Administrative & Committee reports:

 

Councilwoman Griffin: Presented a Certificate of Recognition to James Cannon to thank him for his many years of volunteer service to the Bloomingdale Recreation Department. Councilwoman Griffin also reported that while assisting at the food bank she had an encounter with a gentleman who had been stopped by one of our police officers and he expressed his compliment on how nice the police officer was that stopped him department especially the officer that had stopped him.

 

Councilman Myrick reminded everyone that the Christmas Tree lighting will take place Saturday night at 6:00pm at the Bloomingdale Museum.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

  1. Consider a Home Occupation application submitted by Kimberly B. Moore for 415 Maple Street for tax services. Councilman Myrick made a motion to issue the home occupation license and waive the public hearing for the office only of a tax service business to Kimberly Moore at 415 Maple Street. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
  2. Consider entering into an Intergovernmental Agreement with Effingham County for Inmate Services. City Administrator Akridge explained this is an agreement with Effingham County for the use of county inmates for inmate labor on city property such as cleaning canals, possible recreation work, etc. at a cost of $307 for guard service, transportation, liability and equipment. Councilman Otto made a motion to enter into the agreement with Effingham County for the Inmate Services. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

The accounts payables were presented with Councilman Myrick making a motion to pay the bills, Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

There being no further business, Councilman Otto made a motion to adjourn at 7:09pm. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

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.