Official minutes of the February 6, 2014 Council Meeting
Approved by City Council February 20, 2014
The council meeting was called to order by Mayor Rozier with Councilman Myrick giving the invocation. Present were Councilmembers Griffin, Grizzard, Kerby, Myrick, Otto, Attorney Raymond Dickey and City Administrator Charles Akridge. Councilwoman Key and Asst. City Clerk Diane Proudfoot were absent due to their attendance at the GAZA Conference in Athens.
Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the January 16, 2014 council meeting. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes. Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to approve the agenda of the February 6, 2014 meeting with the addition of an executive session. Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
Administrative & Committee reports:
Chief Pike recognized and presented a plaque to Officer Wayne Daniels for being named Police Officer of the Year for 2013 Chief Pike read aloud the text of the plaque and was effusive in his praise for Officer Daniels’ overall contribution to the Department.
Councilman Myrick thanked Chief Pike for his leadership of the Police Department and the difference he has made in the operations of the Police Department...
Councilwoman Griffin announced that signups were now taking place for Recreation baseball, soccer and softball.
Councilwoman Griffin introduced a special guest, Lucinda Williams Adams. Mrs. Adams is the only Bloomingdale native to win a Gold Medal in the Olympics. Mrs. Adams thanked all the citizens of Bloomingdale who played a part in her success and stated that everywhere she goes that Bloomingdale goes with her and was proud to call Bloomingdale home.
Mr. John King of Bloomingdale Elementary School came forward and provided Council with an update on upcoming events at the school. Mr. King invited the Council to come by at any time and also thanked the Police Department for their assistance in updating security measures at the school.
Mr. Randy Rogers of WastePro came forward and presented a community donation of $1,000 to the Council. Mr. Rogers thanked the City for its business and stated he looked forward to working together in the future on not just sanitation and recycling services but being active in the community as well.
Councilman Otto provided the Council with a proposal to pipe in the ditches on the drainage project on Ash and Cregor Streets. There was no vote taken but it was the consensus of the Council to move forward with the project using City personnel.
Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the well permit application for irrigation purposes at 502 Pine Street. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
Councilman Kerby made a motion to approve the allocation. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion, and it passed with five affirmative votes.
Councilman Myrick made a motion to adjourn into executive session to discuss personnel matters. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes. At the conclusion of the executive session, Councilman Grizzard made a motion to return to regular session. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes. Councilman Grizzard made a motion to execute the affidavit as required by the Open Meetings Act. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
Mayor Rozier reported that this concluded the items presented for consideration for inclusion on the Council agenda prior to the deadline of Wednesday, January 29, 2014.
The accounts payables were presented with Councilman Myrick making a motion to pay the bills. Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
There being no further business, Councilman Otto made a motion to adjourn at 8:05pm. Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
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.