Official Minutes of the January 2, 2014 Council Meeting

Approved by City Council January 16, 2014

 

Prior to the City Council meeting Mayor Elect Rozier recognized State Senator Buddy Carter who congratulated Mayor Rozier and Councilmembers and wished them success as the elected officials of the City of Bloomingdale. Mr. Sonny Dixon of WTOC served as the Master of Ceremonies for the Swearing-In Ceremony of the Mayor and Councilmembers and Judge Tom Edenfield administered the oath of office.

 

The council meeting was called to order by Mayor Rozier with Reverend Ken Otto 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 December 19 & 23, 2013 council meetings. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the agenda of the January 2, 2014 meeting with the removal of item #5. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.

 

Administrative & Committee reports:

 

City Administrator Akridge reported on the following:

1.      A luncheon will be held at noon on Friday at the Fire Station for Jerry Maddox who is retiring from the Public Works Department after 18 years of service

2.      On January 23, 2014 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm Georgia Department of Transportation will hold an informal public information meeting in the council/court room to present a view of the proposed extension of the Jimmy DeLoach Parkway

3.      A Recreation Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 7th at 4:30pm

4.      A General Service Committee meeting will be held Thursday, January 9th at 4:30pm to open the surplus bids

5.      The Budget & Finance Committee will meet on Friday, January 10th at 9:00am

6.      The 2014 Police cars will arrive on Friday

Recreation Director George Foley reported there would be a senior citizen covered dish dinner at 11:30am on Tuesday, January 14th at the community building and extended an invitation to all.

 

OLD BUSINESS: None

 

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Consider appointment of Vice-Mayor. Councilman Myrick made a motion to appoint Councilman Jimmy Kerby as Vice-Mayor. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.
  2. The Mayor presented the following appointments to the Council Committees:  Budget & Finance:  Johnny Myrick, Chairman; Virginia Key; Ernest Grizzard; Jimmy Kerby General Services: Paul Otto, Chairman; Jimmy Kerby, Barbara Griffin; Johnny Myrick - Personnel: Mayor Rozier, Chairman; Paul Otto; Johnny Myrick; Jimmy Kerby Planning & Licensing: Virginia Key, Chairwoman; Paul Otto; Johnny Myrick; Barbara Griffin; Ernest Grizzard Public Safety: Jimmy Kerby, Chairman; Ernest Grizzard; Barbara Griffin Recreation: Barbara Griffin, Chairwoman; Johnny Myrick; Virginia Key; Ernest Grizzard Seniors & Special Events: Ernest Grizzard, Chairman; Barbara Griffin; Virginia Key Water & Sewer: Paul Otto, Chairman; Jimmy Kerby; Barbara Griffin; Johnny Myrick.
  3. Consider authorization and appointment for designees to sign checks. Councilman Myrick made a motion that all councilmembers be designated as check signers. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.
  4. Consider request by U.S. Motorcycles Veterans Club to hold a registration at the Veterans Monument for a motorcycle riding event. Councilman Grizzard made a motion to allow the U.S. Motorcycles Veterans Club to hold

registration at the Veterans Monument on April 4, 2014. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.

  1. Consider appointments to the Planning Commission. Councilman Otto made a motion to renew the Planning Commission member seats: Seat #5 Betty Burke, Seat #6 Jarrod Waller and Seat #7 Midge Wynn. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.

 

Councilman Myrick made a motion to adjourn into executive session to discuss personnel matters. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes. At the conclusion of the executive session, Councilman Myrick made a motion to return to regular session and approve the execution of the affidavit as required by the Open Meetings Act. Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed with six 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, December 26, 2013.

 

 

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 Otto made a motion to adjourn at 8:10pm. Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.

 

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.