Official Minutes of the November 3, 2016 Council Meeting

Approved by City Council at the November 17, 2016 Council Meeting

 

Due to the absence of Mayor Rozier and Vice Mayor Kerby Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to appoint Councilman Myrick as acting Vice Mayor. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

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

 

Councilman Otto made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the October 20, 2016 council meeting and the October 25, 2016 special called council meeting. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

City Administrator Akridge introduced two new employees in City Hall: Geri Saxon and Melissa Nease.

Gave an update on the debris removal and stated that we have two proposed contracts from FEMA certified contractors and will be obtaining a proposal from a private contractor and hopefully will have a decision by end of business tomorrow.

 

Councilman Myrick reported that on Saturday, December 3rd there will be a Christmas Parade, Fire Department Party and that evening the Tree Lighting and there will also be a Christmas Decorating Contest.

 

Councilwoman Griffin reminded everyone that the annual bonfire will be Friday, November 4th at 6:00pm and the Homecoming parade will be Saturday, November 5th.

 

Councilman Kerby, although out of town, had expressed a desire to participate in the meeting via telephone, Councilman Otto made the call but Councilman Kerby was unable to be reached.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

  1. Consider Planning Commission appointments. Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the renewal of the Planning Commission appointments for McCurry, Shearouse, Rogers and Wellmaker. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
  2. Consider Site Plan Review for J. Bloomingdale, LLC for a 50 x 90 commercial structure with 3,500 SF for a Gas Station/Convenience Store and 1,000 SF for rental space. The property is located on 304 East Highway 80. Councilman Otto made a motion to approve the site plan as recommended by Planning Commission. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
  3. Consider the first reading of an amendment to the Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance Distance and Area Requirements 200 yards to 100 yards. Councilman Otto made a motion to remove this item from the table. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. Councilman Otto made a motion to approve the first reading and dispense with the second reading of an amendment to the Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance changing the distance from churches and daycares from 200 yard to 100 yards. The motion passed with affirmative votes from Councilmembers Grizzard, Key, Myrick and Otto, Councilwoman Griffin voted against the motion.
  4. Consider Christmas Bonuses for City Employees. Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to approve the Christmas Bonuses. Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
  5. Consider a Quit Claim Deed dedicating the Western portion of S.H. Morgan Parkway at Morgan Business Center to the City of Bloomingdale. City Administrator Akridge stated this is the balance of the western portion of the SH Morgan Parkway to accommodate Prologis and Duke Realty and thus recommends

approval. Councilman Otto made a motion to execute the Quit Claim Deed dedicating the Western portion of SH Morgan Parkway at Morgan Business Center to the City. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

Vice Mayor Myrick reported that this concluded the items presented for consideration for inclusion on the Council agenda prior to the deadline of Wednesday, October 26, 2016.

 

The accounts payables were presented with Councilman Otto 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 7:20pm. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

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.