Official Minutes of the March 16, 2017 Council Meeting

Approved by City Council at the April 6, 2017 meeting

 

The council meeting was called to order by Mayor Rozier with Councilman Myrick giving the invocation.  Councilmembers Griffin, Grizzard, Kerby, 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 March 2, 2017 council meeting.  Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.  Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the agenda of the March 16, 2017 council meeting with the addition of Item #11 – Consider Surplus Detective Elliott’s duty weapon to present to family; Item #12 – Consider entering into an agreement with Humana for Employee Insurance; Item #13 – Consider purchasing Audio/Visual Equipment for the Courtroom; Item #14 -  Consider appraisal service with Kim Lopez for the 11.3 acre tract at Wild Cat Dam Road; Item #15 – Executive Session for Litigation & Personnel.  Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Councilwoman Griffin reported that softball, baseball and soccer are underway; the Circus was a great success.

Councilman Myrick took a moment to thank Chief Jeffcoat for providing assistance to one of our churches during a family dispute situation and was on site to render any assistance needed.

Mayor Rozier took a moment to thank our local Veterans that were in attendance for their service to our country.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

1)      RESOLUTION – FOUNDER’S DAY – In Recognition of Bloomingdale’s 43rd Anniversary.  Upon completion of the reading of the Resolution by Bloomingdale High School Senior Chelsea Shearouse, Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to adopt the Founder’s Day Resolution in recognition of the 43rd Anniversary of the City of Bloomingdale.  Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

2)      Consider first reading of the adoption of the City of Bloomingdale Office of Prosecuting Attorney of the Municipal Court Ordinance.   Councilman Kerby made a motion to approve the first reading, dispense with the second reading and adopt The Office of Prosecuting Attorney of the Municipal Court.  Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

3)      Consider a request submitted by Donny Tuten for a Minor Subdivision to consist of two lots at 15 Tuten Avenue. Lot 1 will consist of 5.939 acres and Lot 2 will consist of 1.975 acres. This property is served by private well and septic and the plat has been signed by the Health Department.  Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the minor subdivision for two lots at 15 Tuten Avenue.  Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

4)      Consider purchase request by the Police Department for (2) Motorola Radios in the amount of $2,576.10.    Councilman Kerby made a motion to approve the purchase of two Motorola Radios in the amount of $2,576.10 with the expenditure coming from Tech Fees.  Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

5)      Consider adding a Digital Sign at the History Museum for Community Events, a Storage Building and Audiovisual Equipment for the Council Room to the Capital Improvement Plan. (CIP)  Councilman Myrick made a motion to add Digital Sign, Storage Building and Audiovisual Equipment to the CIP.  Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

6)      Consider the purchase of a Digital Sign for Community Events to be located the History Museum from Signs by James in the amount of $8,125. (CIP/SPLOST)  Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the purchase of a Digital Sign to be placed at the History Museum at a cost of $8,125.  Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. 

7)      Consider purchase of a Storage Building to store a stage, Christmas Decorations and other miscellaneous items to be located at the History Museum in the amount of $4,800. (CIP/SPLOST)  Councilman Kerby made a motion to purchase a storage building at a cost not to exceed $5,800 to be placed at the History Museum.  Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

8)      Consider entering into a Contract with Falcon Fireworks for the June 24, 2017 Patriotic Celebration in the amount of $3,685. (General Fund/Special Events).  Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the contract with Falcon Fireworks in the amount of $3,685, which is a rain or shine contract, for the Patriotic Celebration.  Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. 

9)      Consider entering into a Rental Agreement with Sun Country Amusements, LLC for the June 24, 2017 Patriotic Celebration in the amount of $475. (General Fund/Special Events)  Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the agreement with Sun Country Amusements, LLC in the amount of $475 for the Patriotic Celebration.  Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

10)  Consider Quarterly Budget Amendments.  Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the budget amendments as presented.  Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

11)  Consider Surplus Detective Elliott’s duty weapon to present to family.  Councilman Kerby made a motion to declare Detective Alan Elliott’s duty weapon as surplus.  Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.  Mayor Rozier stated the firing pin will be removed from the weapon and will be placed in a shadow box and presented to his family at a later date.

 

 

 

 

Official minutes 3-16-17 council meeting (page 2):

 

 

12)  Consider entering into an agreement with Humana for Employee Insurance.  Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the agreement with Humana Insurance for Employee Health Insurance and Authorize the Mayor to execute the agreement.  Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. 

13)  Consider purchasing Audio/Visual Equipment for the Courtroom.  Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the purchase of Audio/Visual Equipment for the Courtroom in the amount of $2,786.99 with the expenditure coming from Tech Fees.  Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

14)  Consider appraisal service with Kim Lopez in the amount of $1,600 for the two ponds and the Wild Cat Dam Road property.  Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the appraisal service.  Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.   

 

Councilman Griffin made a motion to adjourn into Executive Session to discuss Litigation & Personnel.  Councilman Otto 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 Litigation & Personnel. 

 

Mayor Rozier reported that this concluded the items presented for consideration for inclusion on the Council agenda prior to the deadline of Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

 

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

 

There being no further business, Councilman Grizzard made a motion to adjourn at 10:02pm.  Councilman Otto 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.