Official Minutes of the April 20, 2017 Council Meeting

Approved by City Council at the May 4, 2017 Council Meeting

 

The Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Rozier with Councilman Myrick giving the invocation. Councilmembers Griffin, Key, Grizzard, Myrick, Otto and City Administrator Charles Akridge were present.

 

Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the April 6, 2017council meeting. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.  Councilman Otto made a motion to approve the agenda of the April 20, 2017 council meeting with the addition of Item #4 – Consider proposal of the purchase of 10 grinder pump cores; Item #5 – Consider proposal of the purchase of computer upgrade for the City Hall office staff.  Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Councilwoman Griffin reported on Activities @ Taylor Park ,There are 18 ball teams with approx. 250 children playing this year and 5 teams undefeated.  We’re hosting HEROS IN THE PARK on April 29th from 10am-3pm- Free admission- games, vendors, inflatables with concessions available.  Proceeds of the concessions will be put towards Gym Fund.  Adam Messer spoke concerning the Heros in the Park fundraiser and expressed appreciation for the use of the facilities.

 

Councilman Grizzard reported on the success of getting the storage building set up on the property at the Museum and the progress of getting the inside set up for rediness and stated the stage has been placed inside.  He also announced the Senior Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, May 9th  at the Community Building and Stand Up for America Day Parade in Port Wentworth will be held on Saturday, Apr 29.

 

History Museum President Tammy Myrick reported the success of the Egg Hunt @ Taylor Park and thanked everyone for participating. Announced the Business Breakfast to be held on April 26 @ 7:30AM for the local businesses by invitation. The Spring Market is to be held on May 6th @ the Museum .

 

Councilman Myrick reported on the Community Bulletin Board to be located at the Museum soon and let everyone know if there is a community event you would like posted to notify History Society President Tammy Myrick or Treasurer Diane Proudfoot to get it posted.

 

City Administrator Akridge introduced the City’s newest employee, Erin Floyd, who is serving as  Customer Service Clerk at the Maintenance Shop.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

1)      Consideration of a revised Site Plan for J. Bloomingdale, LLC for a 50X90 commercial structure with 3,500 SF for a Convenience Store/Gas Station and 1,000 SF for Rental Space. City Administrator Akridge recommended approval of the revised site plans for J Bloomingdale LLC for50X90 commercial structure with 3,500 SF for a Convenience Store/Gas Station and 1,000 SF for Rental Space, to be located at 304 E Hwy 80 (east of Dollar General). Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the revised site plans for the Convenience Store/Gas station and Rental Space.  Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

2)      Consider a Minor Subdivision request submitted by James Brandon Paul of 20 Tipton Road for a total area of 14.85 acres which is currently zoned RA-1.  City Administrator Akridge recommended approval of the subdivision request submitted by James Brandon Paul of 20 Tipton Rd for a total area of 14.85 acres which is currently zoned RA-1. Councilman Otto made the motion to approve the minor subdivision into two lots, total of 14.85 acres, zoned RA-1. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

3)      Consideration Declaration of Surplus Property.  City Administrator Akridge recommended approval for Declaration of Surplus Property to go up for inspection and bids for such to be turned in by May 1st.  Councilman Otto made the motion for Declaration of Surplus Property to go up for inspection and bids accepted until 4:30PM on May 1st. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

4)      City Administrator Akridge recommended approval to purchase 10 grinder pump cores from W/S fund in the amount of $15,000.00. Councilman Otto made the motion to purchase the grinder pump cores with W/S funds. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

5)      City Administrator Akridge recommended approval for a computer upgrade for the City Hall office staff in the amount of $4500 to be paid through SPLOST.  Councilman Myrick made the motion to purchase the computers for the City Hall office staff through SPLOST. Councilman Otto seconded the motion, and it passed without opposition.

 

Councilman Myrick made a motion to put a policy in place to pay bills on the 1st and the 15th of the month beginning May 2017 except for emergency and special exceptions.  Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

There being no further business, Councilman Griffin made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:15PM. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

Respectfully submitted, Geri Saxon  AP/Payroll 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.