Official Minutes of December 19, 2019 Council Meeting

Approved by City Council at the January 16, 2020 Council Meeting

 

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rozier with Reverend Darrell Bailey giving the Invocation. Councilmember's Grizzard, Harley, Kerby, Key, Mayor Rozier, Attorney Dickey, City Administrator Akridge, Assistant City Clerk Danielle Bucher were present.

 

Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the December 5, 2019 City Council Meeting. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

Councilman Harley made a motion to approve the agenda of the December 19, 2019 meeting with the addition for item #6.Consider Designating December 31, 2020 as a holiday for all City Employees, #7.Consider the Bid award to Sidney Key of $8,200 for Police Department repairs, #8. Consider canceling January 2, 2020 due to no agenda items. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

DEDICATION OF THE HONORABLE JUDGE TOM A. EDENFIELD COURTROOM

The Mayor commenced the dedication ceremony for the Honorable late Judge Tom Edenfield and invited the Edenfield family to approach the front of the room and introduce themselves. Following the families introduction Mayor Rozier presented Ms.Lynda Edenfield with the Judge Edenfield's name plate that shared a home beside the Mayors nameplate for over twenty-five years. Councilmen Harley, Grizzard, and Kerby, Mayor Rozier, District Attorney Meg Heap and members of the community all shared fond memories of the late Judge. Mayor Rozier introduced artist, Karen Bradley Wilharm, the City hired to paint a portrait in honor of Judge Edenfield to be placed at the entrance of the Courtroom. Councilman Kerby made a motion to formally dedicate the Courtroom "The Honorable Judge Tom A. Edenfield Courtroom". Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it was carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Consider a Final Plat for a Major Subdivision (4 Lots) submitted by Kern & Company, LLC for Lanyard Development at Osteen Road.

City Administrator announced that this was the balance of 12 lots and the Planning and Zoning board recommended approval of the four lots at Osteen Road. Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the Final Plat for a Major Subdivision (4 Lots) submitted by Kern & Company, LLC for Lanyard Development at Osteen Road. Councilman Harley seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

2. Consider an amendment to the Water/Sewer Agreement for Lanyard Development at Osteen Road. City Administrator stated that this correlates with agenda item #1 and adds the four houses at Osteen Road to the water/sewer agreement with 12 ERU's and 12 lots. Councilman Grizzard made a motion to amend the Water/Sewer Agreement to add the four lots. Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

3. Consider a Minor Subdivision submitted by Brandon Wentworth at Conaway Road.

City Administrator Charles D. Akridge acknowledged that Realtor Holly Young, Remax Savannah was representing Brandon Wentworth whom was not present. Ms.Young approached Council and spoke in regards to the storage containers located on Wentworth's property. Ms. Young requested that Council approve with a condition that the property be cleaned up free of the containers. Councilman Grizzard made a motion to table the item until a later Council meeting date of February 6, 2020. Councilman Harley seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

4. Consider a Minor Subdivision submitted by Brewer Land Surveying for Lynda West at Cregor Street and Westhaven Street.

No action was taken.

5. Consider purchase of In Car Cameras for the Police Department in the amount of $7,034 (CIP/SPLOST/$4,196 To Be Reimbursed by GMA Safety Grant) Councilman Harley congratulated the Police Department on their efforts in obtaining the GMA Safety Grant in the amount of $4,196 and followed with a motion to purchase the In Car Cameras for the Police Department in the amount of $7,034 (CIP/SPLOST/$4,196 To Be Reimbursed by GMA Safety Grant) Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

6. Consider Designating December 31, 2020 as a holiday. Councilman Kerby made a motion to designate December 31, 2020 as a holiday for the City of Bloomingdale employees. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

7. Consider the Bid award to Sidney Key of $8,200 for Police Department repairs. City Administrator, Charles D. Akridge noted that there were two bids for the construction repair of the Police Department. Mr. Sidney Key was the lowest bid at $8,200 with an additional $4,000 to match the brick totaling $12,200. Councilman Harley made a motion to approve Sidney Key's bid for Police Department repairs. Councilwoman Key abstained. Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it carried.

8. Consider canceling January 2, 2020 Council Meeting due to no agenda items. Councilman Harley made a motion to cancel the January 2, 2020 Council Meeting due to no agenda items. Councilwoman Key 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, December 11, 2019.

 

The Accounts Payables were presented with Councilman Grizzard making a motion to pay the bills. Councilman Harley seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

There being no further business, Councilwoman Key made a motion to adjourn at 7:53 pm. Councilman Harley 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.