Official Minutes of the February 16, 2017 Council Meeting

Approved by City Council at the March 2, 2017 Meeting

 

 

The council meeting was called to order by Mayor Rozier with Councilman Myrick giving the invocation. Councilmembers Griffin, Grizzard, Kerby, Myrick, Otto, Attorney Raymond Dickey, City Administrator Charles Akridge and City Clerk Diane Proudfoot were present. Councilwoman Key was in the hospital.

 

Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the February 2 council meeting. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the agenda of the February 16, 2017 council meeting with the removal of Items 4 & 5 and replace Item 4 with Consider purchase of Recreation Equipment in the amount of $4,485.68 (CIP) and Item 5 Consider purchase an electronic transfer switch for the Maple Street Lift Station in the amount of $875.00. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Councilman Grizzard reported that there was a good turnout for the Senior Luncheon and the music by Dennis Baxter was enjoyed by all.

Councilwoman Griffin reported that signups for baseball, softball and soccer are still going on and encouraged anyone interested in volunteering to please do so.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

1.      Consider Second Reading of an Amendment to the City of Bloomingdale Zoning Ordinance regarding Article VI. List of Permissible and Conditional Uses Section 600 Animal Hospital, Veterinary Clinic of Animal Boarding Place (Small Animals/Short Term) to be designated as a Conditional Use in R-1 (Single Family Residence) Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the second reading and pass the amendment. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and a roll call was held Councilwoman Griffin Nay; Councilman Otto Yes; Councilman Myrick Yes; Councilman Kerby Yes; Councilman Grizzard Nay. Motion passed.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

1)      Fiscal Year 2015/2016 Audit Report Mr. Chris Lightle Karp, Ronning and Tindol. Mr. Lightle gave a brief report stating the City is doing well and discussed a couple of findings - page 8 of the report which is the operating statement of the General Fund and SPLOST Fund there is a net income of $26,000 and last year had a net loss of $37,000 so it is moving in the right direction; page 12 is the operating statement of the Water/Sewer Fund which is always a difficult statement because the depreciation is in the loss number which this year shows $114,000 but last year was $133,000. A finding of encouragement is the General Fund budget was not exceeded overall but some of the departments went over a bit and he encouraged monitoring those through the year to keep this under control. In closing the report finds that the City is doing better than last year.

2)      Consider beginning the process for a Text Amendment to the Zoning Ordinance for Section 404. Vegetative Buffer Strips. Councilman Kerby made a motion to begin the process for a text amendment to the Zoning Ordinance for Section 404 Vegetative Buffer Strips and also berms. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

3)      Consider purchase of seven (7) bulletproof vests for the Police Department in the amount of $5,250. (General Fund) Councilman Kerby made a motion to approve the purchase of seven bulletproof vests for the Police Department in the amount of $5,250 from General Fund. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

4)      Consider purchase of Recreation Equipment in the amount of $4,885.68(CIP). Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to approve the purchase of the equipment in the amount of $4,885.68 from CIP. Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

5)      Consider purchase of an Electronic Transfer Switch for the Maple Street Lift Station in the amount of $1,875.58 from the Water/Sewer Depreciation Fund. Councilman Otto made a motion to approve the purchase and installation of the electronic transfer switch for the Maple Street Lift Station in the amount of $1,875.58 from the Water/Sewer Depreciation Fund. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

Councilman Kerby made a motion to adjourn into Executive Session to discuss Personnel, Litigation and Real Estate. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

Councilman Myrick made a motion to return to the general session and execute the affidavit as required by the Georgia State 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, February 8, 2017.

 

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

 

There being no further business, Councilman Myrick made a motion to adjourn at 8:53pm. 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.