Official Minutes of the October 20, 2016 Council Meeting
Approved by City Council at the November 3, 2016 Council Meeting
The council meeting was called to order by Mayor Rozier with Councilwoman Griffin giving the invocation. Councilmembers Griffin, Grizzard, Kerby, Otto, Attorney Raymond Dickey, City Administrator Charles Akridge and City Clerk Diane Proudfoot were present. Councilmember Key and Myrick were absent.
Councilman Otto made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the September 15th council meeting. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. Councilman Otto made a motion to approve the agenda of the October 20, 2016 council meeting with the correction of Item #2 to read Veterans Day. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
ADMINISTRATIVE AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Councilwoman Griffin reported on the following:
Men’s softball is ending
Co-Ed will begin November 3
We have two (2) Soccer teams in first place
There are five (5) football games left with the U12 undefeated
The Annual Homecoming Bonfire will be Friday, November 4th, the Homecoming Parade and game will be Saturday, November 5th
Fire Chief Tyler gave a report on the Hurricane:
Debris removal – FEMA has advised us and other cities to stop debris pick up until contracts can be put in place to qualify for FEMA reimbursements.
Mayor Rozier reiterated that we are trying to abide by the requirements of FEMA to acquire the reimbursement which would be profitable to the city.
City Administrator Akridge stressed that all city departments are working to make sure documentation is in order to file with FEMA.
Mayor Rozier reported that a Disaster Team called Team Rubicon will be in the city to assist with removal on private property.
Councilman Otto expressed his appreciation to the fire department, police department, public works, office staff and all who assisted during the Hurricane for the exceptional job in seeing that the after math was handled in a smooth professional manner.
Mayor Rozier thanked the State Patrol & National Guard and reported that he had to follow the step to protect our citizens by following the lock down. Chief Tyler stated that with the lock down in place the fire & police had the authority to keep four or five carpet baggers from entering the city that did not have a local license or tag.
Citizen Doug McCurry questioned if Governor Deal had been in contact and was advised that he had made contact with the Mayor and was very proactive and even visited the area.
Variance Request submitted by C.E. Hall for a Minor Subdivision for Lot Size, Frontage and Square Footage for property located at 401 Maple Street. Lot A1 has a frontage of 75.02 feet and is 14,449 square feet. Lot B1 has a frontage of 85 feet and is 15,203 square feet.
Mayor Rozier opened the Public Hearing.
Mr. Hall presented a house plans for the two lots which the bank has received an appraisal on coming in at $180,000.
The sub-division plan was presented to Planning Commission and they recommended approval with the requested variance.
There being no other comments, Mayor Rozier closed the Public Hearing.
square feet; Lot B1 having a frontage of 85 feet and 15,203 square feet. Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
Official minutes 10-20-16 council meeting (page 2):
Mayor Rozier reported that this concluded the items presented for consideration for inclusion on the Council agenda prior to the deadline of Wednesday, October 12, 2016.
The accounts payables were presented with Councilman Otto making a motion to pay the bills, Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
There being no further business, Councilman Otto made a motion to adjourn at 7:27pm. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
Diane Proudfoot, 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.