Official Minutes of the April 2, 2015 Council Meeting

Approved by City Council at the April 16, 2015

 

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 March 19, 2015 council meeting. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the agenda of the April 2, 2015 meeting. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

Administrative & Committee reports:

 

Councilman Grizzard reported that the Easter Egg Hunt was a great success and this year some of the area churches assisted; the overall attendance was approximately 200 with around 100 children.

 

City Administrator Akridge reported:

The Bloomingdale History Society will sponsor a Spring Market on Saturday, April 18th from 8:00am to 2:00pm in the lot behind the History Museum - vendor spaces for arts, crafts, antiques, food, produce, flea market items will be available and applications are available at City Hall and the space rental fee will be $10.00.

The water meter replacement project has been completed and all meters have been replaced.

 

Councilman Myrick stated the budget process has begun.

 

Mayor Rozier reported:

The Circus was a great success

He has heard discussions regarding the Dollar General coming and there has been some mixed emotions regarding the demolition of the old Lucas building but people are excited about the store coming to the City.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

  1. Consider an application submitted by Mr. Alton Griffin to construct a 32 x 24 (over 500 sq.ft.) garage at 1111 E. Highway 80. Councilwoman Griffin recused herself from the meeting.

Mr. Alton Griffin stated he wishes to replace his existing very old wood garage with an updated metal garage. Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the request. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes. Councilwoman Griffin returned to the meeting.

  1. Consideration of a Work Order submitted by EMC Engineering for surveying and planning services for the multi-purpose facility/gym at Taylor Park not to exceed $4,500 at an hourly rate. (Gym Fund) City Administrator Akridge stated this is for the future planning and surveying services for the multi-purpose facility. Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to approve the work-order for the surveying and planning services for the multi-purpose facility at a cost not to exceed $4,500. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
  2. Consider acceptance of a $100,000 State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Recreational Trails Grant ($25,000 Match) and relinquish the rights to a Federal Transportation Enhancement (TE) Grant. Councilman Kerby made a motion to relinquish the rights to the Federal Transportation Enhancement Grant. Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
  3. Consider the purchase of a Digital Sign for City Hall. (CIP/SPLOST) Councilman Myrick made a motion to replace the existing marque sign at City Hall with a digital sign at a cost of $8,000. Councilman Grizzard 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, March 25, 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, Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to adjourn at 7:25pm. Councilwoman Key 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.