Official Minutes of the April 6, 2017 Council Meeting
Approved by City Council at the April 20, 2017 Meeting
The council meeting was called to order by Mayor Rozier with Dexter Shearouse giving the invocation. Councilmembers Griffin, Grizzard, 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 March 16, 2017 council meeting and the Special Called meeting March 22, 2017. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the agenda of the April 6, 2017 council meeting with the addition of Item #4 – Consider proposal for repairs to well 1 and 2; Item #5 – Consider proposal to upgrade the breathing apparatus for the Fire Department. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
ADMINISTRATIVE AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Councilman Grizzard reported the Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday from 11:00 to 2:00 at Taylor Park; Ottawa Farms is having the Strawberry Festival this weekend; the storage building for the Museum should arrive this weekend; the next Senior Luncheon will be the second Tuesday in May; June 24th will be the Patriotic Celebration at Taylor Park with Eternal Vision providing the music.
Councilwoman Griffin reported that softball, baseball and soccer are underway with the Bloomingdale teams winning their first games; a rendering of the new Gym is located in the foyer for viewing.
Public Work Superintendent Grizzard reported that a representative from EPD was in town Wednesday for the annual inspection of the drinking water in which we received a good report and she was very pleased with our leak percentage only being 3.5 percent.
Chief Jeffcoat introduced Detective Sergeant Brian Jackson who comes to the City from Pooler Police Department with seventeen years’ experience.
1) Consideration of Safety Committee Policy Statement for LGRMS compliance. Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the Safety Committee Policy Statement for LGRMS compliance. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
2) Consider a Home Occupational License for Hannah’s Hankerings, LLC to be located at 602 E. Moore Street for retail sales primarily online. Ms. Minter stated she has an online retail sales business for vinyl lettering, etc. Mayor Rozier questioned if there would be any employees coming or any sign of a business being operated and was advised there would not be. Councilman Myrick made a motion to waive the public hearing and grant the home occupation license. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
3) Consider entering into a Third Party Agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation and Chatham County for Utilities relocation related to the Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the Agreement with the GDOT and Chatham County for Utility relocation related to the Jimmy DeLoach Parkway construction. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
4) Consider the proposal to repair Well 1 & 2. City Administrator Akridge recommended approval of the proposal for the repairs with a cap of $20,000 on Well #1 and $30,000 on Well #2. Councilman Otto made a motion to approve the repairs. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
5) Consider an upgrade the Breathing Apparatus at the Fire Department. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the upgrade of the breathing apparatus with the expenditure coming from SPLOST. Councilwoman Griffin 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, March 29, 2017.
The accounts payables were presented with Councilman Otto making a motion to pay the bills, Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
There being no further business, Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to adjourn at 7:15pm. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
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.