Official Minutes of the June 18, 2015 Council meeting
Approved by City Council at the July 16, 2015 Council Meeting
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 Kerby made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the May 21, 2015 council meeting. Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the minutes of the June 11, 2015 Budget Public Hearing. Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the agenda of the June 18, 2015 meeting. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
Administrative & Committee reports:
Councilwoman Griffin and Recreation Director George Foley recognized two of the Bloomingdale Bears teams who ended the CAA baseball season in first place. Certificates were presented to the U-8 Boys, coached by Charles Thomas and the U-10 Boys, coached by James Cannon.
City Administrator Akridge reported:
The Rails to Trails Park from Cherry Street to Chestnut Street is about 95% complete;
The sidewalk was poured Wednesday;
The benches and trash receptacles should be in by Monday;
The historical marker, documenting the railroad history, should arrive by the end of the month;
There is a portion of Pine Barren Road the county has closed due to some road repair, which is past Taylor Park.
Councilman Myrick reported:
In the near future sidewalks will be going in along Highway 80 from Cherry Street to the Post Office and on the north side of Highway 80 there will sidewalks that will tie into the Pooler sidewalks.
Mayor Rozier reported the demolition of the old “Last Resort” building will begin next week and the Dollar General should be up within sixty to ninety days.
The Mayor noted an executive session had been requested for the discussion of real estate and personnel issues. Councilman Grizzard made a motion to adjourn into executive session, Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
At the conclusion of the executive session, Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to return to the general session and execute the affidavit as required by the Open Meetings Law. 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, June 10, 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 Key made a motion to adjourn at 8:05pm. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
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.