Official Minutes of the May 21, 2015 Council Meeting

Approved by City Council at the June 18, 2015 Council Meeting

 

The council meeting was called to order by Mayor Rozier with Councilman Myrick giving the invocation. Councilmembers Grizzard, Kerby, Key, Myrick, Otto, Attorney Raymond Dickey, City Administrator Charles Akridge and Asst. City Clerk Diane Proudfoot were present. Councilwoman Griffin was out of town.

 

Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the May 7, 2015 council meeting. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the agenda of the May 21, 2015 meeting. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

Administrative & Committee reports:

 

City Administrator Akridge reported:

Memorial Day Observance will be Monday at 10:00am at the Veterans Freedom Park with Sonny Dixon as keynote speaker and following the ceremony there will be a golf cart parade in remembrance of Ed Winn.

The Rails to Trails Phase I project is progressing and concrete has been installed in blocks three & four.

Two picnic tables have been placed in front of the school.

The expected ship date of the Historical Marker is June 1 and the marker will be placed off Cherry Street to display the history of the railroad bed.

The DOT has worked on patching the intersection of Pine Barren Road and Cherry Street but there is additional work that should take place next week.

NEW BUSINESS:

 

  1. Pastor Laquanda Middleton, Prayer, Faith and Deliverance Church. Pastor Laquanda wished to address council to inform them of their vision to reach out to poor/low income families and at-risk children by feeding and offering other activities. City Administrator Akridge advised Pastor Laquanda that former Recreation Director Joe Young has stated that he would be willing to assist with them with this outreach. Mayor and Councilmembers offered their support and assistance whenever needed of the mission.
  2. Consider proposal from Ecological Planning Group for Community Rating System (CRS) services not to exceed $2,720. City Administrator Akridge recommended approval of this proposal which is in the current budget and once accepted by FEMA would move the City from a CRS Classification 9 to a Classification 8, which would provide citizens a 10% discount on flood insurance. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the proposal from Ecological Planning Group for CRS services not to exceed $2,720. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
  3. Consider transfer of Transportation Enhancement (TE) Funds to the Sidewalks Account after the completion of the Phase I Rails to Trails project. Councilman Otto made a motion to transfer the funds in the TE account to the Sidewalk account. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
  4. Consider a request from Joseph Perkins to operate an Open Air Produce market at 1410 W. Highway 80. Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the operation of the Open Air Produce Market at 1410 W. Hwy 80 for a period of four months with the fee being based on the fee schedule. Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
  5. Consider a Resolution allowing improvements on Wildcat Dam Road. City Administrator Akridge recommended approval of the resolution with the changes as recommended by Attorney Dickey. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the resolution with the changes and to give the Mayor authorization to execute the resolution should it be returned before the next council meeting. 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, May 13, 2015.

 

The accounts payables were presented with Councilman Myrick making a motion to pay the bills, Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

There being no further business, Councilman Kerby made a motion to adjourn at 7:20pm. 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.