Official Minutes of the October 5, 2017 Council Meeting

Approved by City Council at the October 19, 2017 Meeting

 

The Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Rozier with Planning Commission Chairman Dexter Shearouse giving the Invocation. Councilmembers Griffin, Grizzard, Kerby, Key, Myrick, Otto, City Attorney Dickey, City Administrator Akridge and City Clerk Diane Proudfoot were present.

 

Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the September 21, 2017 council meeting. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the agenda of the October 5, 2017 council meeting with deletion of number 5 (Proposed Water/Sewer/Garbage agreement with Beacon Builders) and #6 (Final site plan for The Meadows) and replace with Item #5State of Emergency Compensation Policy and #6 Rails to Trails replacement of benches. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Councilman Grizzard recognized History Society President Tammy Myrick who reported that on Saturday, October 14 our Annual Fall Vendor Market will be held at the Community Building/History Museum/Pavilion with over 80 vendors and a lot of interest in attending. We are in need of volunteers with the event. There will also be a Candidate Meet & Greet section during the event.

Councilwoman Griffin reported that Homecoming events are:
Friday, October 27th will be the annual Bon Fire at 6:30pm at Taylor Park
Saturday, October 28th will be the Homecoming Parade Line up will begin at 8:00am at Bloomingdale Elementary School - parade will begin at 8:30am - will end at Taylor Park with games going on with U8 Bears at 10:00am; U10 Bears at 11:30am and U12 Bears at 1:00pm. Come out and support our BEARS and enjoy a fun filled family day!
Councilman Myrick reported there has been some vandalism along the rails to trails resulting in damage to some benches, trashcans and gate and encouraged citizens to keep an eye out for anyone destroying property. He also thanked Maintenance, Fire and Police departments for all the work after the hurricane.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

  1. Consider Bid Award for Surplus Property. Mayor Rozier opened the only bid received for the left over surplus items which was from Brandi Collingsworth for the 4' deep freeze in the amount of $25.75. Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to award the bid to Brandi Collingsworth. Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and Councilmembers Griffin, Grizzard, Kerby, Key and Otto approve the motion. Councilman Myrick abstained as this was his daughter.
  2. Consider approval of a 30 x 40 Enclosed Garage for Bobby Simons, Jr. at 7 East Garvin Street. Mr. Simons stated he will be using the building for a garage to store camper and boat. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the garage. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed.
  3. Consider a Minor Subdivision Plat submitted by Ray DeMott. Councilman Myrick stated there are some issues council would like to look over and made a motion to table this item until the next meeting. Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed.
  4. Consider a Revised Site Plan submitted by Gateway Church. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the site plan and approve a 60 day limit on the check written for the Tree Bank. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed.
  5. Consider approval of a State of Emergency Compensation Policy. City Administrator Akridge stated this is a model policy from Chatham County. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the Policy effective today. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed.
  6. Consider purchase of benches for Rails to Trails and Recreation Department. City Administrator Akridge stated there are three benches that need to be replaced on the Rails to Trails, and need to purchase two benches, two table and garbage receptacles for Taylor Park. Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to approve the purchase of the benches and items for the recreation department at a cost $10,003.35 to be expended from SPLOST. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed.

 

Mayor Rozier reported that this concluded the items presented for consideration for inclusion on the Council agenda prior to the deadline of Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

 

Councilman Myrick made a motion to pay the bills. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

There being no further business, Councilman Kerby made a motion to adjourn at 7:14pm. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed.

 

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.