Official Council Minutes of the May 18, 2017 Council Meeting

Approved by City  Council at the June 15, 2017 Meeting

 

The Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Rozier with the Invocation being given by Dexter Shearouse.  Councilmembers Griffin, Grizzard, Kerby, Myrick, Otto, and City Clerk Diane Proudfoot were present.   Councilman Kerby and City Administrator Akridge were absent.

 

Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the May 4, 2017 council meeting.  Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.  Councilman Otto made a motion to approve the agenda of the May 18, 2017 council meeting with a correcting Item #4 to read Consider approval of software and services for body camera for the Police Department at an initial cost of $10,020.49 to be paid from Tech Fees.  Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Councilwoman Griffin reported that the Softball, Baseball & Soccer season is complete and the stats are:  Soccer - U13 team undefeated, U10 second place; Baseball - U8 first place, U10 second place, Softball - U10 first place, Co-Ed league has begun with ten teams. 

Councilman Myrick report that the Spring Fling went well and wanted to thank all departments and staff for all the hard work on the budget.

Mayor Rozier introduced two new employees:  Diamond Mixon who is a clerk in City Hall and Marjorie Beasley who is a clerk at the Police Department.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

1)      Rincon Police Chief Phillip Scholl presented a Certification Plaque to the Bloomingdale Police Department.  He reported that of more than 700 law enforcement agencies in Georgia, only 122 have achieved this status.  With this award the Georgia State Certification Program recognizes an agency “for doing the right things and doing things right.”  State Certification shows that the Bloomingdale Police Department has illustrated professionalism in law enforcement.  The Bloomingdale Police Department had to meet 129 standards of the Georgia Certification program, covering eight areas essential to effective and efficient law enforcement.  Certification is a progressive and time-proven way of helping law enforcement agencies review and improve their overall performances.  The foundation of certification lies in the development of standards containing a clear statement of professional objectives.  Participating agencies develop policies and procedures that are verified by a team of trained assessors to ensure that applicable standards have been successfully implemented.  Certification status represents a significant professional achievement and this is the fifth time in 12 years that the Bloomingdale Police Department has achieved its State Law Enforcement Certification.   Chief Scholl also presented a Certification Plaque to Christie Duran for Program Certification Manager.

2)      Consideration of Cancellation of the third Thursday City Council meeting in June, July August and September.   Councilman Myrick made a motion to hold one council meeting during the months of June, July, August and September and this would be the third Thursday.  Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

3)      Consider a Home Occupation License application submitted by Kelly Harley at 35 Perry Road for a Social Media Consulting Business.  Mrs. Harley stated that she would like to operate a home base Social Media Consulting Business.  Councilman Myrick made a motion to waive the Public Hearing and approve the issuance of the License.  Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

4)      Consider purchase of Software and Services for Body Cameras for the Police Department at an initial cost of $10,020.49 to be paid from Tech Fees.  Councilman Grizzard  seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

5)      Consider purchase two (2) Digital Cameras for the Police Department in the amount of $998 to be paid from Tech Fees.  Councilman Otto made a motion to purchase two Digital Cameras for the Police Department to be paid from Tech Fees.  Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

6)      Consider Appointment to the Coastal Georgia Advisory Council.   Councilman Myrick made a motion to appoint Mr. Henry Morgan to serve on the Coastal Georgia Advisory Council.  Councilwoman  Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

7)      Consider entering into an Agreement for $7,500 with Ecological Planning Group for a NPDES Phase 1 MS4 Stormwater Management Plan Revision for 2017 as required by Georgia EPD.  Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve entering into an Agreement for $7,500 with Ecological Planning Group for a PDES Phase 1 MS4 Stormwater Management Plan Revision for 2017 as required by Georgia EPD.  Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the agreement with the funds coming from the July 1, 2017 budget.  Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

8)      Consider entering into an Agreement with Tech Addict for City Wide information Technology services in the amount of $22,482 annually to be effective July 1, 2017.  Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the agreement with Tech Addict for City Wide Information Technology services in the amount of $22,482 annually to be effective July 1, 2017.  Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

Official minutes 5-18-17 council meeting (page 2):

 

 

9)      Consider a Rate Increase for rental and deposit of the Community Center of $50.00 per category for Residents/Non Residents and allow for a $50 deduction for all City Employees.  Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to approve a rate increase of $50 per category for residents/non-residents and allow a $50 deduction for all City Employees.  Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

10)  Consider purchase of new computer for City Administrator in the amount of $1,142.24.  (CIP/SPLOST).  Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to approve the purchase of a new computer in the amount of $1,142.24 for the City Administrator and to declare the old computer as surplus.  Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

11)  Consider setting the Millage rate at 10.00 mils and roll back to 0.00 mils.  Councilman Myrick made a motion to set the Millage rate at 10.00 mils.  Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.  Councilman Myrick made a motion to roll back to 0.00 mils.  Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. 

12)  Add motion to accept bid from Morgan Group and modify previous award from May 4, 2017.   Councilman Otto made a motion to modify previous award of property located on Wild Cat Dam Road to the Morgan's to change the award of the property in the amount of $547,976.07.  Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.  Attorney Dickey stated  he has the signed agreement on his email.

 

Councilman Otto made a motion to pay the bills.  Councilman Myrick 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, May 10, 2017.

 

There being no further business, Councilman Myrick made a motion to adjourn at 7:25pm.  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.