Official Minutes of the November 19, 2015 Council Meeting

Approved by City Council December 3, 2015

 

The council meeting was called to order by Mayor Rozier with Recreation Director Foley 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 November 5th council meeting and the November 16th special called meeting. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. Councilman Kerby made a motion to approve the agenda of the November 19, 2015 meeting with the addition of New Business item #2 Consider installation of a street light at the entrance of the Dollar General. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

Mayor Rozier opened the Public Hearing for the discussion of the Proposed Development Impact Fee Ordinance. City Administrator Akridge reported there were three meetings with the Impact Fee Stakeholder Committee held on October 20, November 2 and November 12, 2015. Stakeholder Committee Members consisted of Mike Bazemore, Realtor; Dexter Shearouse, Planning Commission Chair; Margel Winn, Citizen; Alton Griffin, Citizen; Doug McCurry, Planning Commission Member and Virginia Key, Planning & Licensing Council Committee Chair. The Proposed Impact Fee schedule is attached. There being no comments Mayor Rozier closed the Public Hearing.

City Administrator Akridge reported that the next Public Hearing will be held on December 3 and action will be considered at during the council meeting.

 

Administrative & Committee reports:

 

Councilwoman Griffin and Recreation Director Foley recognized the coaches and players of the winning Soccer teams and presented certificates to the players. A special thank you was extended to the parents for supporting the soccer program. Director Foley reported the statistics of the season were: U-13 team ended the season with 9-1; U-10 ended with 8-2; U-8 ended with 7-3.

 

Councilman Grizzard thanked everyone for assisting him with the Senior Citizen luncheon while he has been dealing with the illness of his wife.

 

City Administrator Akridge advised everyone that the City Council will consider approving the contract with the Circus at the December 3, 2015 council meeting and if it is approved, the circus will be back at Taylor Park on April 20 & 21, 2016.

NEW BUSINESS:

 

  1. Consider repair to the History Museum. Councilman Myrick reported there is some repair work needed at the History Museum the worst issue found is the floor where the A/C return was installed has a support beam that was cut and not reinforced which is causing the floor to sink. After discussion, Councilman Grizzard made a motion to have all the repairs completed and secure a termite bond with a cap of $3,500. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
  2. Consider the installation of a street light at the entrance of Dollar General. City Administrator Akridge reported that the entrance to the Dollar General is very dark and it is difficult to see clearly. Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to approve the installation of the street light. Councilwoman Key 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 28, 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 Kerby made a motion to adjourn at 7:23pm. Councilman Otto 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.