Official minutes of the August 25, 2016 Council Meeting

Approved by City Council at the September 15, 2016 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 July 21st council meeting. Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the agenda of the August 25, 2016 council meeting with the addition of Item #8 Executive Session to discuss Personnel. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Councilman Kerby recognized Chief Jeffcoat who presented Letters of Accommodation to the Bloomingdale Police Department A Watch Team Lieutenant Mike Foune, Sergeant Neal Malphus, Officer Kevin McKoon and Office Chris Jackson for a job well done on July 29th in the apprehension of a suspect who fled a bank robbery in Pooler and crossed into Bloomingdale and was apprehended by the team while protecting citizens, motorist and themselves during the apprehension of the suspect.

 

Councilwoman Griffin recognized Recreation Director George Foley who stated that there were eleven divisions this season and Bloomingdale took five of the first place titles. The CAA First Place Baseball trophy was presented to U10 Coaches Chris Watson and Charles Thomas with each player being present with a certificate and coupon for Happy Days Ice Cream Parlor; the other four teams receiving certificates and coupons were U10 Baseball, U12 Softball, U17 Softball, U8 Soccer and U13 Soccer.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

  1. Consider increase in Traffic Fines/Fees for the Police Department. Councilman Kerby made a motion to approve the increase in Traffic Fines/Fees for the Police Department. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
  2. Consider approval of installation of sewer tap at Wildcat Dam Road. Councilman Otto reported that there is one available tap for the sewer treatment plant in Pooler and the City wishes to secure this tap to prepare for future growth. Councilman Otto made a motion to approve the tap to the sewer line at an estimated cost of $7,500. Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
  3. Consider Declaration of Surplus Property (1994 Ford F-150, 220,028 miles) Councilman Myrick made a motion to declare the 1994 Ford F-150 with 220,028 miles as surplus. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
  4. Consider purchase of a Ford F-150 for the Water/Sewer Department (SPLOST/CIP). City Administrator Akridge reported that the low bid for a Ford F-150 was from Fairway Ford out of Evans at $19,480.44 and JC Lewis Ford was $19,533.44. Councilman Otto made a motion to purchase the truck locally from JC Lewis Ford. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
  5. Consider approval of a minor subdivision request submitted by Craig Brewer on behalf of NRN Management for 3.00 acres at the corner of DOT Barn Road and Little Neck Road. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the minor subdivision. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
  6. Consider approval of a sketch plan of a minor subdivision of 3.85 acre parcel at 211 Walnut Street submitted by David Wingate wishes to create Lot 1 which will be 100 x 200 for the existing house and the remaining acreage will be Lot 2 which will be for the relocation his house on Osteen Road that is being displaced by the Jimmy DeLoach Parkway extension. Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the sketch plan of a minor subdivision at 211 Walnut Street. Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
  7. Consider approval of a recombination plat submitted by Del Ferguson for his property at 304 E. Hwy 80. (On the eastside of Dollar General) Councilwoman Key made a motion to approve the recombination plat as submitted by Mr. Del Ferguson. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
  8. Executive Session to discuss Personnel. Councilman Myrick made a motion to adjourn into Executive Session to discuss Personnel. Councilwoman Griffin 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 this concluded the items presented for consideration for inclusion on the Council agenda prior to the deadline of Wednesday, August 10, 2016.

 

The accounts payables were presented with Councilman Myrick making a motion to pay the bills, Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

There being no further business, Councilman Kerby made a motion to adjourn at 8:31pm. 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.