Official Minutes of the March 2, 2017 Council Meeting

Approved by City Council at the March 16, 2017 Council Meeting

 

The council meeting was called to order by Vice Mayor Kerby with Citizen/Former Councilman Dennis Baxter giving the invocation. (Mayor Rozier was later for the opening of the meeting) Councilmembers Griffin, Grizzard, Kerby, Key, Myrick, Otto, 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 February 16, 2017 council meeting and the March 1, 2017 Special Called council meetings. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. Councilman Otto made a motion to approve the agenda of the March 2, 2017 council meeting with the addition of Item #3 - Provide 30 Day Termination notice to GMA for Health Insurance and Item #4 - Executive Session for Real Estate. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Councilman Otto reported that the Maple Street Lift Station is complete.

Councilman Myrick reported that council has been reviewing options for insurance that would save the city money and offer more benefits to the employees and this will be an item under new business.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

1)      Consider a Zoning Board of Appeals application submitted by Mr. Michael Ammermon for a Conditional Use in an R-1 Zoning District for property located at 1001 East Highway 80 for use as a Veterinary Hospital.

Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve a Conditional Use in R-1 Zoning District to Michael Ammermon for a Veterinary Hospital at 1001 East Highway 80. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. (Note: Councilman Otto reported that City Council held a workshop in which the List of Permissible & Conditional Uses for the C-1 District had been reviewed and the amendment process should take place in the near future).

2)      Consider replacement of the Marquee Sign at Taylor Park. (Insurance Reimbursement $2,925.21)

Councilwoman Griffin reported that the sign at Taylor Park had sustained significant damage during the hurricane and a reimbursement of $2,925.21 was received from the Insurance Company therefore she made a motion to accept the bid from Signs By James in the amount of $3,250 for the repair and to also repair the brick which may be completed by staff. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

3)      Consider providing a thirty (30) day written notice of termination of Employee Insurance to Georgia Municipal Association. Councilman Myrick made a motion to send a thirty day (30) notice to GMA to cancel the employee insurance and also reported that council has looked into insurance that will save the city money and add vision and dental to the coverage for the employees. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

Councilman Griffin made a motion to adjourn into Executive Session to discuss Real Estate. 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 Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. Mayor Rozier stated the executive session was held to discuss Real Estate. Councilman Myrick made a motion to surplus the 11.3 acre property at Wild Cat Dam Road with a road easement. 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, February 22, 2017.

 

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 Otto made a motion to adjourn at 7:30pm. 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.