Official Minutes of the March 3, 2016 Council Meeting
Approved at the March 17, 2016 Council Meeting
The council meeting was called to order by Mayor Rozier with Councilman Myrick giving the invocation. Councilmembers Griffin, Grizzard, 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 February 18th council meeting. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. Councilman Otto made a motion to approve the agenda of the March 3, 2016 meeting with the addition of Item #4 Fireworks Contract for Patriotic Celebration; #5 Proposal for Maple Street Lift Station Upgrade; #6 Purchase ten (10) Grinder Pumps at a cost of $14,350; #7 Executive Session to discuss real estate and attorney/client privilege. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
City Administrator Akridge reported that the City received notification today that Asst. City Clerk Diane Proudfoot has completed the City Clerk Certification. Mayor Rozier stated that the official presentation from the University of Georgia would take place at a later date.
Chief Tyler reported that due to the situation with Pooler, the City has entered into an auto-aid agreement with Effingham County Fire Department who will be responding to all structural and vehicle extrications. The agreement became effective March 1, 2016. Their auto response to us will include two engines, that are manned 24/7, plus volunteers. Our portion of the auto-aid to Effingham County will cover south of Jabez Jones Road to the Bryan County line. We have also enhanced our auto-aid with Southside Fire Department, who man’s our station 24/7 with two medic firefighters; in addition they have increased their response to us by providing a manned fire engine and ladder truck. A meeting was held with Savannah Fire Chief Middleton concerning auto-aid for their ladder truck who advised that they do not provide any auto-aid to any fire departments in the area but they will provide mutual-aid upon request. Chief Tyler also reported that the City is not required by ISO to have a ladder truck at this time; however we are required to have a service truck.
Councilwoman Griffin reported on the following:
The Recreation Department was invited to participate in a Spring Fling at Sandhill Elementary School on March 12th to work the concessions with all proceeds going to the gym fund.
Gulfstream will be hosting a tournament on March 19th and they will also dedicate the proceeds to the gym fund.
New Hampstead High School soccer teams have been using our soccer field.
The Circus will be at Taylor Park on April 20 & 21
Councilman Grizzard reported that March 26th will be the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Pavilion and Museum area from 11:00am to 2:00pm
Councilman Myrick stated, as a matter of information, that the “Baywatch” movie will be shooting at the Cockrum Lake located on Pine Barren Road.
Council Otto made a motion to adjourn into Executive Session to discuss attorney/client privilege 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. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
Mayor Rozier reported that during the Executive Session attorney/client privilege and real estate was discussed.
Mayor Rozier reported that this concluded the items presented for consideration for inclusion on the Council agenda prior to the deadline of Wednesday, February 24, 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, Councilman Otto made a motion to adjourn at 8:10pm. 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.