Official minutes of the August 14, 2014 council meeting
Approved by City Council September 18, 2014
The council meeting was called to order by Mayor Rozier 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.
Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the July 17, 2014 council meeting. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the agenda of the August 14, 2014 meeting. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.
Administrative & Committee reports:
City Administrator Akridge reported that the loan will close tomorrow for the water meter replacement for approximately 835 meters and the work should begin within four to six weeks.
Councilman Myrick reminded everyone of the 2nd Annual Senior Citizen luncheon at the community building on Thursday at noon and also reminded the History Museum will be open for tours.
Councilwoman Griffin reported that football, cheerleading and soccer signups are underway and the “new” sign is up and complete.
Mayor Rozier stated there have been some good things going on at the recreation and Bloomingdale had teams win 1st, 2nd and 3rd place this year. He also reminded everyone that there will be National Rodeo at Ottawa Farms on September 26 & 27.
Councilman Grizzard reported it is being discussed for the City, Fire Department and Police Department to host a Truck-or-Treat on Halloween night from 6:00 to 8:00 at the Community Building.
Mayor Rozier opened the public hearing to received citizen input on a zoning map amendment request from Trimur, LLC who is petitioning to rezone #501 E. Hwy. 80 and #503 E. Hwy. 80 from R-1 to C-1.
Speaking on behalf of Trimur, LLC was owners Paula Massey and Patricia Murray who stated their purpose in the rezoning request is to market the property as commercial rental and advised there is someone interested in operating an accounting office and a small antique shop.
There being no other comments Mayor Rozier closed the public hearing.
1) Consider recommendation from the Planning Commission for a Zoning Map Amendment application submitted by Trimur, LLC to rezone #501 E. Hwy. 80 and #503 E. Hwy. 80 from R-1 to C-1. City Administrator Akridge reported that at the Planning Commission meeting there was no opposition to the request for the rezoning. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the zoning map amendment, motion seconded by Councilwoman Griffin and passed without opposition.
2) Consider recommendation from the Planning Commission on a request for a minor subdivision submitted by Mike Bazemore for 11.87 acres on Adams Road. City Administrator Akridge stated that Planning Commission recommended approval of the minor subdivision and stated the Health Department has approved and signed the plat as required on property located outside the city water and sewer service area. Mr. Bazemore stated he is in the process of downsizing and will be selling the lot with the house. Councilman Kerby made a motion to approve the minor subdivision, motion seconded by Councilwoman Griffin and passed without opposition.
3) Consider payment of an Invoice submitted by Fluid-Air Systems in the amount of $16,013.20 for a Compressor for the Fire Department (CIP/SPLOST proceeds) City Administrator Akridge reported the compressor has been in use at the fire department for a while and therefore recommended approval of the invoice. Mayor Rozier stated that the compressor is a unit that compresses oxygen which fills the tanks used for the breathing apparatus. Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve payment of the invoice, motion seconded by Councilman Otto and passed without opposition.
4) Consider Bid Award for the construction of a Press Box at Taylor Park. (CIP/SPLOST Proceeds) City Administrator Akridge reported that the bids were over the anticipated CIP amount and recommended the rejection of all bids and re-bid the project using wood instead of concrete. Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to reject the bids and re-bid the project using wood instead of concrete, motion seconded by Councilman Otto and passed without opposition.
5) Consider a Home Occupation License Application submitted by Mr. Ronald Smiley II at 206 Poplar Street for an Office Only Residential/Commercial Cleanup Business. Mr. Smiley explained that has been involved in biohazard cleanup of violent crime scenes for a while but now has an opportunity to establish his own company and wishes to use his home for his office only. Councilman Myrick made a motion to waive the public hearing and approve the issuance of an office only home occupation license to Ronald Smiley for a biohazard cleanup business at 206 Poplar Street, motion seconded by Councilman Grizzard and passed without opposition.
6) Consider the purchase of (1) Mobile 3 Camera LPR System for the Police Department in the amount of $20,640. (Technology Fees) City Administrator Akridge recommended approval of the purchase of the LPR camera system with the payment being expended from the technology fund and informed citizens that the technology fund is derived from all tickets written which has a $10.00 add-on fee which can only be used to purchase technology products for use by the police department. After discussion, Council Kerby made a motion to purchase the LPR system in the amount of $20,640 from technology fees, motion seconded by Councilman Grizzard and passed without opposition.
7) Consider entering into an agreement with Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung for a complete Wetlands Delineation Study for the Phase III Drainage project not to exceed $5,000. (Phase III Drainage Fund) City Administrator Akridge stated this is the first step in the process of the Phase III Drainage project which will identify all wetlands and would be good for five years. Councilman Otto made a motion to enter into an agreement with Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung for a complete Wetlands Delineation Study for the Phase III drainage project not to exceed $5,000, motion seconded by Councilwoman Key and passed without opposition.
Mayor Rozier reported that this concluded the items presented for consideration for inclusion on the Council agenda prior to the deadline of Wednesday, August 6, 2014.
The accounts payables were presented with Councilman Myrick making a motion to pay the bills, Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
There being no further business, Councilman Kerby made a motion to adjourn at 7:40pm. Councilman Grizzard 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.