OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON February 5, 2015 7:00 P.M.

 

Present were Mayor Rozier, Councilmembers Griffin, Grizzzard, Kerby, Myrick and Otto. Also present were City Attorney Raymond Dickey and City Administrator Charles Akridge. Absent were Councilmember Virginia Key and Assistant City Clerk Diane Proudfoot due to their attendance at the GAZA Conference in Athens.

 

  1. Call to Order/Pledge/Prayer

 

Mayor Rozier called the meeting to order and the Reverend George Foley led the prayer.

 

  1. Approval of draft copies of Minutes of the January 15, 2015 Meeting

 

Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the draft copies of the Minutes. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

 

  1. Approval of Agenda of the February 5, 2015 meeting

 

Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the Agenda as presented. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

 

  1. Administrative & Committee Reports

 

Councilwoman Griffin made a presentation to Recreation Director George Foley recognizing his certification by the Academy for Youth Sports Administrators.

 

Councilman Grizzard announced that the Senior Luncheon would be held on February 10 at Noon at the Community Center.

 

Councilman Myrick announced that the City, the Historical Society and the churches in the City would try to have one big Easter Egg Hunt this year at Taylor Park.

  1. NEW BUSINESS:

 

  1. Consideration of the purchase of a Commercial Hood system for the Recreation Department Concession Stand at Taylor Park in the amount of $13,990.(CIP/SPLOST)

 

Councilman Otto made a motion to approve the purchase. Councilman Myrick seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

 

  1. Consideration of allowing American Legion Post # 322 to use the Community Center on a monthly basis.

 

Councilman Myrick made a motion to allow the American Legion use of the Community Center. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously. Councilman Myrick further stated that he would like to afford the Recreation teams and cheerleaders to use the facility for free on off nights for banquets or meetings.

 

  1. Consider purchase of a License Plate Reader (LPR) for the Police Department in the amount of $19,890 from Technology Fees.

 

Councilman Kerby made a motion to approve the purchase from Technology Fees. Councilman Otto seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

 

  1. Consider purchase of a Firearms Simulator for the Police Department in the amount of $23,950 from Technology Fees.

 

Councilman Kerby made a motion to approve the purchase from Technology Fees. Councilman Otto seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

 

  1. Discussion of Towles Road drainage issues.

 

Mayor Rozier discussed the issues regarding Towles Road drainage issues. There was discussion that Towles Road is a private road and that the City is limited in what it can do on private roads.

 

Mr. Terry Landon, 150 and 155 Towles Road stated that he and a neighbor had spent $1500 building the road up and that if there was a fire call a fire truck could not get down the road.

 

Mr. Jeff Busby, 170 Towles Road thanked the City for scraping the road. He also stated that when the garbage trucks run it creates problems on the road.

 

After discussion, Mayor Rozier stated that the City wants to try to assist on the drainage issues but had to make sure that the City was covered on liability issues. It was decided that the City would identify all of the property owners on Towles Road and try to make contact on the issue.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION PERSONNEL AND REAL ESTATE

 

Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to go into Executive Session for the purposes to discuss Personnel and Real estate issues. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

 

  1. Execute Affidavit pursuant to Georgia Open Meetings Law.

 

Councilman Myrick made a motion to execute the Affidavit pursuant to Georgia Open Meetings Law and return to Regular Session. Councilman Otto seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

 

These are the items presented for consideration for inclusion on the City Council Agenda prior to the deadline of Wednesday, January 28, 2015.

 

Accounts Payable

 

Councilman Myrick made a motion to pay the bills. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

 

Adjourn

 

Councilman Myrick made a motion to adjourn. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.