Official Minutes of November 7, 2019 Council Meeting

Approved by City Council at the December 5, 2019 Council Meeting

 

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rozier with Councilwoman Griffin giving the invocation. Councilmember's Otakie, Harley, Griffin, Grizzard, Key, Mayor Rozier, Attorney Dickey, City Administrator Akridge, Jr. City Clerk Danielle Bucher were present.

 

Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the October 17, 2019 City Council Meeting. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to approve the agenda of the November 7, 2019 meeting. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

Administrative and Committee reports:

 

Councilwoman Griffin reported that three Bloomingdale Soccer teams U8, U10, and U14 that placed first and two of those were undefeated. She would like these players to be recognized at a future Council Meeting with Council approval. She encourages the residents to visit and support the Recreation Department.

Councilman Harley reported that Dr. Pohl and Candler/St. Joseph's Urgent Care donated 20 emergency medical kits to the Bloomingdale Police Department officers to assist those with injuries before first responders arrive. The kits include tourniquets, bandages, scissors, tweezers, gauze and other necessities for administering first aid. Dr. Pohl is a long term resident of Bloomingdale since 2002 and had been an Emergency Room Physician from 1986 to 2007 at Candler and St. Joseph's Hospitals. He currently serves as Medical Director at 7 Urgent Care locations in the Coastal Empire Region owned by Candler/St. Joseph's. Dr. Pohl will personally donate 25 tactical tourniquets that can be worn on the officers uniform belt and will be designed to be worn with their uniform. Dr. Pohl approached the podium and stated he was glad to be of help to Bloomingdale Police Department and would be delighted to help neighboring communities.

Councilman Grizzard reported that the History Society was putting on a Fall Market on Saturday November 9th. Senior Luncheon on Tuesday, November 12th at the Community Center and the Christmas Lighting at the Museum on November 22nd.

City Administrator Charles Akridge introduced the new Customer Service Clerk, Julie Martin who will be filling in for Diamond Mixon as she goes out on maternity leave. He recognized all the Veterans in the audience in observance of Veteran's Day.

NEW BUSINESS:

 

1. Consider the adoption of the 2019 Impact Fee Inventory and Impact Fee Assessment on new development. Councilman Ernest Grizzard made a motion to adopt the 2019 Impact Fee Inventory and Impact Fee Assessment on new development as it stands at $6,700 per ERU. Councilman Otakie seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

2. Consider entering into an Agreement with DPS Recovery for Debt Collection Services.

Annette Miranda with DPS Recovery, a debt recovery company, addressed council as to how DPS could help in the collection of uncollected revenues from inactive, unpaid, and outstanding utility and sanitation accounts. Councilman Harley made a motion to enter into an agreement with DPS Recovery to track and collect those unpaid balances for the City of Bloomingdale at no charge to the City. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

 

 

3. Consider entering into a Professional Services Agreement with EMC Engineering for $16,000 for a Looped Waterline on Main Street. (Water Impact Fees)

Councilman Otakie made a motion to enter into a Professional Services agreement with EMC Engineering for $16,000 or less paid for out of Water Impact fees for a looped Waterline on Main Street. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

4. Consider the purchase of a Camera System for City Hall in the amount of $1,496.79 (CIP/SPLOST)

Councilman Harley made a motion to approve the purchase of a camera system for City Hall in the amount of $1,496.79 to be paid for out of SPLOST for City Hall improvements. Councilman Otakie seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

5. Consider a request from Westside Christian Church to hold a Christmas Tree Sale beginning November 23, 2019. Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to approve the request from Westside Christian Church to hold a Christmas Tree Sale beginning November 23, 2019 and Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

6. Consider an Easement Agreement with the Morrison Family for a 10 foot water/sewer utility easement.

Councilman Otakie made a motion to approve the easement agreement with the Morrison Family for a 10ft water/sewer utility easement with an addition with a water and sewer tap on the front and back of the property that would link several properties together for future development. Councilman Harley seconded the motion, Councilwoman Key abstained and it carried with a majority vote.

7. Consider a Well Permit application submitted by Harco Construction for 1410 W. Highway 80.

Councilman Otakie made a motion to approve the well permit application submitted by Harco Construction for 1410 W. Highway 80. Councilman Harley seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

8. Consider a application submitted by Larry Rawlins for an Accessory Structure (Over 500 Square Feet) at 107 Cypress Street.

Larry Rawlins from 107 Cypress Street approached the podium with his request to Council to approve his building permit for a 48x36/ 20,865 sq. .ft. metal carport. Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the application for an accessory structure at 107 Cypress Street. Councilman Harley 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, October 30, 2019.

 

The Accounts Payables were presented with Councilwoman Griffin making a motion to pay the bills. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

There being no further business, Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to adjourn at 7:28 pm. Councilman Otakie seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Charles D. Akridge

 

 

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.