Official Minutes of the December 1, 2016 Council Meeting

Approved by City Council at the December 15, 2016 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 City Clerk Diane Proudfoot were present.   

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Councilman Otto made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the November 17 council meeting.  Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.  Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the agenda of the December 1, 2016 council meeting with the addition of Item #5Consider bids to stripe Little Neck Road, Item #6 Consider Holiday Stipends for Fire Department and add discussion of Real Estate & Possible Litigation to the Executive Session. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Councilwoman Griffin Co-Ed softball is finishing up so activities will pick back up at the first of the year.

 

City Administrator Akridge reported that RH Fitness has relocated back to Bloomingdale from Pooler. 

 

Councilman Myrick stated we have another new business in the City next to Bloomingdale SewTech - Roy’s Nutz & Buttz.

 

Councilman Grizzard reminded everyone of the Christmas Parade which will take place on December 3 at 10:00am with line up at Museum at 9:00am. 

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

  1. Consider second reading of Amendment to Accessory Uses (Section 801.01(f) allowing Pool Houses to house overnight guests without the availability of rental.  City Attorney Dickey presented the amendment to read: Private swimming pools and bathhouse or cabana.  Pool houses for in-ground swimming pools with 12,000 gallons or more – no person shall stay overnight in the structure for more than fifteen (15) days consecutively.  Further, the structure may not be rented nor leased for any amount of time.  The structure may contain a bathroom and kitchen.  Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the amendment as worded by Attorney Dickey.  Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

  1. Consider Bid Award for 1994 Ford F-150.  City Administrator Akridge stated that solicitation for sealed bid was advertised for the surplus vehicle in the legal organ.  Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the bid to the highest bidder.  Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed with affirmative votes from Councilmembers Griffin, Kerby, Key, Myrick and Otto.  Councilman Grizzard abstained.
  2. Consider Bid Award for Hwy. 80 Sidewalks Project. (Sidewalk Account, LMIG Grant and SPLOST).  City Administrator Akridge stated the solicitation for bids was advertised in the legal organ.  Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the bid award for the LMIG Grant Phase II in the amount $62,900 TO Savannah Paving Company, Inc..  Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
  3. Consider approval of the Circus Contract.  City Administrator Akridge recommended approval of the Circus Contract for a one-time fee of $1,100.  Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to approve the Circus Contract as written.  Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.  City Attorney Dickey questioned if the Insurance Certificate had been received.  Councilwoman Griffin amended her motion to approve pending receipt of the Insurance Certificate.  Councilwoman Key amended her second to the motion and it passed without opposition. 
  4. Consider selection of award of Architectural Services Agreement for the Gym/Multi-Purpose Facility.  Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to table this matter for further research.  Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
  5. Consider solicitation of bids for restriping Little Neck Road and to allow the General Services Committee to select the qualifying bid.  Councilman Otto made a motion to approve the solicitation of bids and allow the General Services Committee to select the qualifying bid.  Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
  6. Consider Holiday Stipends for Fire Department 24-hour Contract Workers.  Councilman Kerby made a motion to approve the holiday stipends.  Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.   

 

Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to adjourn into Executive Session to discuss Personnel, Litigation and Real Estate.  Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

Councilman Myrick made a motion to return to the general session and execute the affidavit as required by the Georgia State Law.  Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.  Mayor Rozier stated that personnel, litigation and real estate were discussed in the executive session.

 

Mayor Rozier reported that this concluded the items presented for consideration for inclusion on the Council agenda prior to the deadline of Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

 

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 Otto made a motion to adjourn at 8:36pm.  Councilman Kerby 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.