Official Minutes of the May 19, 2016 Council Meeting

Approved at the June 16, 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.

 

Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the May 5th council meeting. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the agenda of the May 19, 2016 meeting with the addition of Item #6 Home Occupation for Taylor Tool Company at 205 Cherry Street and Item #7 Executive Session to discuss Attorney/Client Privilege. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

Mayor Rozier introduced Peter Mueller who grew up in Chatham County, has practiced law for 29 years and is running for Superior Court Judge. The Superior Court handles all of Chatham County felony, divorces, child custody, child support and lots of other law suits and it is important that these cases move along at a reasonable pace. There is a history of these cases taking weeks longer and sometimes years than they should. He wishes to be elected and make a change in the case proceedings and would appreciate your vote on May 24th.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

City Administrator Akridge reported that the Annual Memorial Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 30 at the Veterans Freedom Park at 10:00am

 

Councilwoman Griffin reported that spring soccer is completed and there are a few softball and baseball games left. There are several teams in softball & baseball that are in first place. The recreation department will, for the first time, be sending four youth all-star baseball/softball teams to the CRPA District Tournament and very proud of them. Co-ed softball has begun and any volunteer help would be appreciated.

 

Councilman Grizzard reported the Patriotic Celebration will be on June 25th at Taylor Park with singing, activities for the kids and fireworks.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

  1. Consider a rezoning request submitted by Ike LaRoche to rezone 3.85 acres located at 211 Walnut Street from R-1 to R-3.
  2. Consider a rezoning request submitted by Ike LaRoche to rezone 3.67 acres on the south side of Walnut Street. After discussion Mr. Ike LaRoche advised council that he wishes to withdraw his request for the rezoning of his two properties. Mr. LaRoche understands the fees he paid for the rezoning request are nonrefundable but he would be free to come back with a request at any time in the future.
  3. Consider purchase of a Live Scan fingerprinting machine in the amount of $8,500. (CIP/SPLOST) Councilman Kerby made a motion to approve the purchase of a Live Scan fingerprinting machine with the expenditure coming from Tech Fees.
  4. Consider a Home Occupation License application submitted by Mona Windmueller for an Online Business at 208 Conaway Road. Ms. Windmueller stated that this business would be for the selling of items online only. Councilman Myrick made a motion to issue the license and waive the public hearing. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
  5. Consider scheduling one (1) City Council meeting per month for the months of June, July, August and September. Councilwoman Key made a motion to approve holding one council meeting during the months of June, July, August and September. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
  6. Consider a Home Occupation License application submitted by Jason Taylor for a mobile tool store at 205 Cherry Street. Councilman Grizzard made a motion to issue the license and waive the public hearing. Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

City Administrator Akridge advised that on May 31st at 6:00pm Humanities Foundation will hold an informational meeting to introduce a proposed senior development on Wildcat Dam Road.

 

Councilman Kerby made a motion to adjourn into Executive Session for Attorney/Client Privilege. 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.

 

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 8:20pm. Councilwoman Griffin 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.