Official minutes of the August 20, 2015 Council Meeting
Approved by City Council at the September 17, 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 Myrick made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the July 16, 2015 council meeting. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the agenda of the August 20, 2015 meeting with the addition/change of the following:
Item #9 Consider approval of the 2016 LMIG project and approve local match from SPLOST
Item #10 Consider approval of Boys Scout Pack 80 using Community Building on the first, third & fourth
Tuesdays of each month
Item #11Consider purchase of grinder pump motors in the amount of $14,350.
Item #12 Executive Session for Real Estate & Personnel
Move Item #4 to the Executive Session
Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
Administrative & Committee reports:
City Administrator Akridge reported the City received a letter from FEMA congratulating the City on the voluntary floodplain management actions, which exceed the minimum standards and met the criteria to qualify as a Class 9 in the Community Rating System. The floodplain management activities implemented qualify our community for a 5 percent discount on the premium cost of flood insurance and thanked Asst. City Clerk Diane Proudfoot for her hard work to accomplish this CRS rating for the citizens of Bloomingdale.
The US Military Vets Motorcycle Club will meet at the Veterans Monument on Saturday at 10:30am.
Councilwoman Griffin reported on the following:
1) The Football RAMA will be held on August 29th at 8:00am at Taylor Park.
2) 10% of the proceeds from SPLOST are being set aside for a Gym/Multi-purpose facility fund.
3) A Gym Fund Raiser Committee has been established and there will be a BBQ dinner/bake sale fund raiser on August 29th during the RAMA at Taylor Park.
4) There is a “Corporate Sponsorship” fund raiser in progress with five levels of contributions: Friend $500;
Bronze $1,000; Silver $2,500; Gold $5,000 and Platinum $10,000. Upon completion of the new facility a “Sponsorship Wall” will be installed to recognize all levels of contributors.
Councilman Grizzard reminded everyone that the Senior Citizen Luncheon for the “National Senior Citizen Day” will be held tomorrow at noon at the Community Building with the full meal being furnished by the City.
Councilman Kerby recused himself from the meeting prior to item #6.
City Administrator Akridge stated the invitation to bid allowed council the discretion to continue the project within 90 days of bid date with engineering plans and DOT approval. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the continuation of the sidewalk project on the north side of Highway 80 at $22.00 per square yard. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
Councilman Kerby returned to the meeting.
Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to adjourn into executive session to discuss personnel and real estate. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
At the conclusion of the executive session, Councilman Myrick made a motion to return to the general session and execute the affidavit as required by the Open Meetings Law. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
Mayor Rozier called on City Administrator Akridge to report on the executive session who stated that council is considering a freeze on the 2% annual step pay increase for all personnel. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the recommendation by City Administrator Akridge. 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, August 12, 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.
Prior to adjourning, Mayor Rozier introduced two foreign exchange students who are living with him and his family and attending New Hampstead School, Yuki Oihara from Japan and Alessandro Arangio from Sicily.
There being no further business, Councilman Otto made a motion to adjourn at 8:30pm. Councilwoman Key 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.