Official minutes of the October 15, 2015 Council Meeting

Approved by City Council at the November 5, 2015 Meeting

 

The council meeting was called to order by Mayor Rozier with Reverend Sam Martin from Gateway Community Church 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 September 17, 2015 council meeting. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the agenda of the October 15, 2015 meeting with the addition of an Executive Session for the discussion of personnel issues. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

Administrative & Committee reports:

 

City Administrator Akridge reported:

1)     Chatham Emergency Management will be having a damage assessment exercise in Bloomingdale at

115 Conaway Road between 7:00am and 1:00pm on November 5.

2)     An Impact Fee Stakeholders Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 20 at 4:00pm and a public hearing will be held later.

 

Recreation Director Foley reported on the following:

1)     The Homecoming parade and bonfire was held on Friday and Saturday and was well attended.

2)     The Bears won each of the Homecoming games with the winning scores being: 8U/12-0; 10U/26-0; 12U/27-6

3)     This season there were 180 sign up for football and soccer and this was the fourth year for Soccer and it grows each year.

 

Councilwoman Griffin thanked everyone, especially the Fire Department and Junior Firefighters, for all of the assistance with the Bonfire and Homecoming events.

 

Councilman Grizzard reminded everyone that the Senior Luncheon will be on November 10th at Noon reminding, everyone it is a covered dish luncheon.

 

PUBLIC HEARING:

 

Mayor Rozier opened the public hearing to receive citizen input on the Development of the 2016 Comprehensive Plan. City Administrator Akridge explained that local governments in Georgia are required by the Georgia Planning Act of 1989 to development a Comprehensive Plan with elements related to such things as population, land use, recreation, etc. and further stated that the Qualified Local Government status allows cities the eligibility for grants and loans.

There being no comments, Mayor Rozier closed the public hearing.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

  1. Raffle Drawing for Shotgun for the Multi-Purpose Facility/Gym Fundraiser. Councilwoman Griffin recognized and thanked Ike LaRoche for donating the shotgun for the fundraiser event. Councilwoman Griffin thanked everyone for their help with this portion of the fundraiser activities for the Gym and called on Reverend Martin to draw out the winner. The winning ticket was Lea Williams of Bloomingdale. A call was made to the number on the ticket but she was not available. Contact will continue until she has been reached.
  2. Consider dedication of S.H. Morgan Parkway from Prologis to the City of Bloomingdale. City Administrator Akridge advised that the right-of-way plat, legal description and core test have all been obtained and he recommended acceptance of the road. Councilman Myrick made a motion to accept the S.H. Morgan Parkway as recommended by City Administrator Akridge. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
  3. Consider Bid Award for Stagecoach Road as a part of DOT LMIG Grant Program. City Administrator Akridge reported that the General Service Committee met and recommends accepting the low bid from Crossroads Construction of $62,200 for the Stagecoach Road portion of the DOT LMIG Grant Program. Councilman Grizzard made a motion to accept the recommendation. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
  4. Consider a Service Contract Extension Agreement with WastePro for garbage collection and recycling services. City Administrator Akridge reported the WastePro contract expires in January, 2016 and recommends approval of the contract extension for the garbage collection and recycling service agreement. Councilman Myrick made a motion to extend the agreement for two years. Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
  5. Consider a Home Occupation License for a housekeeping/janitorial business to be located at 302 E. Cregor Street for office purposes only submitted by Mr. Daniel Glover. Mayor Rozier recognized Daniel Glover who stated he wishes to obtain a license for a home occupation office for his housekeeping/janitorial business at 302 E. Cregor Street. Councilman Myrick made a motion to waive the public hearing and issue the home occupation license to Daniel Glover for the office only of a housekeeping/janitorial business at 302 E. Cregor Street. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to adjourn into executive session to discuss personnel. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. 

At the conclusion of the executive session, Councilman Myrick made a motion to return to the general session and execute the affidavit as required by the Open Meetings Law.  Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it 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, October 7, 2015.

 

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 8:15pm. Councilwoman Griffin 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.