Official Minutes of the June 15, 2017 Council Meeting

Approved by City Council at the July 20, 2017 Meeting

 

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

 

Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the May 18, 2017 council meeting. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the agenda of the June 15, 2017 council meeting. Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Councilman Grizzard reminded everyone that the Patriotic Celebration is coming up on June 24 at Taylor Park beginning at 5:30; there will be several activities for the kids, gospel music and the annual Fireworks around 9:30pm.

Councilman Kerby recognized Riley Proudfoot for the good job she did singing at the Memorial Day Ceremony.

City Administrator Akridge reported that the City has been re-certified as a Georgia Certified City of Ethics and will be recognized at the Georgia Municipal Association Annual Convention on Monday, June 26th.

The Jimmy DeLoach Parkway extension project has begun the bid process with a bid date of July 21, 2017.

Councilman Myrick reported that the City received reimbursements from FEMA for damage from Hurricane Matthew and thanked City Administrator, staff, Fire Chief, Police Chief, Public Works for having records in order for submission.

Recreation Director Foley presented certificates to the following teams for softball, baseball and soccer: U8 Boys coached by Jeremy McKnabb & Daniel Stafford for 1st place; U10 Girls coached by Diane & Clint Proudfoot for 1st place; U10 Boys coached by Jeremy McNally for 2nd place with their only loss being to a travel team; U13 Soccer coached by George & Noah Foley.

PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Zoning Map Amendment request from True Vine World Ministries seeking to rezone property at #1109 E. Hwy 80 from R-1 to C-1.

Councilman Myrick made a motion to open the public hearing, seconded by Councilman Grizzard and passed. Reverend Smith stated they wish to change the zoning to give them the options for commercial should they desire to do something different with the property. City Administrator Akridge stated that Planning Commission heard the petition and recommends approval. Councilwoman Key questioned if anyone was living in the home and was advised by Reverend Smith they are assisting a family in need with a 12 month lease. Rev. Smith stated their long term plan is to have the church at this location but there is a lot to be done.

There were no other comments on this matter. Councilman Myrick made a motion to close the public hearing, Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed.

2. Proposed Amendment to the Zoning Ordinance regarding proposed changes to Article VI. List of Permissible and Conditional Uses - (Section 600 Table)

Councilman Grizzard made a motion to open the public hearing, seconded by Councilman Myrick and it passed.

There being no citizen input or comments, Councilman Myrick made a motion to close the public hearing, Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

1)      Consider a Zoning Map Amendment request from True Vine World Ministries seeking to rezone property located at #1109 East Highway 80 from R-1 to C-1. Councilman Kerby made a motion to table this matter to the July 20th meeting to allow the other council members to be in attendance. Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed.

2)      Consider the Proposed Amendment to the Zoning Ordinance regarding proposed changes to Article VI. List of Permissible and Conditional Uses. (Section 600 Table) Councilman Myrick made a motion to table this matter to the July 20th meeting. Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed.

3)      Consider a Minor Subdivision submitted by Craig Brewer of Brewer Land Surveying on behalf of Mary Redding for a two lot subdivision at the end of Miller Street. The two lost will consist of Parcel C-1 being 5.351 acres and Parcel 2 being 2 acres. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the subdivision as submitted. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed.

4)      Consider the Final Subdivision Plat submitted by Michael Wedincamp for the Youmans 26 acre 8 Lot Commercial Subdivision on Adams Road. Councilman Myrick made a motion to table this matter until the plan have been resolved. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed.

5)      Consider the First reading of an Ordinance for the Annexation of the D.K. Morgan property. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the First reading of an ordinance for the Annexation of the D.K. Morgan property. Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed.

6)      Consider adoption of the proposed Fiscal Year 2017/2018 Budget. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve Fiscal Year 2017/2018 Budget. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed.

7)      Consider Bid Awards for Surplus Property. Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve award of the bids submitted for surplus property in the amount of $657.50. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed.

8)      Consider purchase of a Tire Changer/Tire Balancer for the Public Works/Maintenance Department in the amount of $7,580 and declare existing as surplus property. (CIP/SPLOST). Councilman Kerby made a motion to approve to purchase a Tire Changer/Tire Balancer in the amount of $7580 and declare the existing as surplus. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed.

9)      Consider purchase of Concession Stand Equipment for the Recreation Department in the amount of $16,491.31 (CIP/SPLOST). Councilman Kerby made a motion to approve the purchase of Concession Stand Equipment for the Recreation Department in the amount of $16,491.31 to be expended from SPLOST. Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed.

 

 

Official minutes 6-15-17 council meeting (page 2):

 

 

10)  Consider a Resolution to request that the Georgia Department of Transportation take over maintenance and operation of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve a Resolution to request that the Georgia Department of Transportation take over maintenance and operation of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed.

11)  Consider Budget Amendments for FEMA Reimbursement related to Hurricane Matthew. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve Budget Amendments for FEMA Reimbursement related to Hurricane Matthew. Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed.

12)  Consider designation listing for Section 74-36 Parking prohibited on streets and shoulders of road. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the list as submitted for No Parking signs to be placed on these streets. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed.

13)  Purchase of 11 loads of rock for City Hall in the amount of $1,240. (CIP/SPLOST). Councilman Myrick made a motion to purchase 11 loads of rock to replace the mulch at City Hall in the amount of $1,240 to be expended from CIP/SPLOST. Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed.

14)  Consider Roof Repair for the Historic Museum in the amount of $2,100. (Insurance/CIP/SPLOST) Councilman Myrick made a motion to repair the roof at the Historic Museum in the amount of $2,100 with expenditure be covered by Insurance. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed.

15)  Consider appointment to the Coastal Advisory Council. Myrick made a motion to table this matter until contact can be made with a potential candidate. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed.

 

Councilman Myrick made a motion to pay the bills. Councilman Kerby 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, June 7, 2017.

 

There being no further business, Councilman Kerby made a motion to adjourn at 7:50pm. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed.

 

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.