Official Minutes of the April 18, 2019 Council Meeting

Approved by City Council at the May 15, 2019 Council Meeting

 

The Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Rozier with Councilman Harley giving the Invocation. Councilmembers Grizzard, Key, City Administrator Akridge and City Clerk Diane Proudfoot were present.

 

Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the March 21, 2019 council meeting. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. Councilman Harley made a motion to approve the agenda of the April 18, 2019 council meeting. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Mayor Rozier reported the recreation department is in full swing and all teams are doing well. Councilman Grizzard reported the Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday at Taylor Park from 11:00am to 1:00pm.

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Consider a Home Occupation Application submitted by Sidney Key at 112 West Moore Street for a Office Only Construction Business doing business as Key Custom Construction, Inc.

Councilwoman Key recused herself. Councilman Grizzard made a motion to waive the public hearing and approve the license. Councilman Harley seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

2. Consider establishing rates for Industrial Garbage Containers.

City Administrator Akridge stated we do not have an established rate for Industrial Garbage service and would recommend approval of the Fee Schedule at 12yd $200 per haul; 20yd $225 per haul; 30yd $250 per haul. Councilman Harley made a motion to approve the Industrial Fee Schedule. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

3. Consider a Resolution in recognition of Georgia Cities Week April 22-28, 2019.

Mayor Rozier stated that during Georgia Cities Week the Public Works department will be running the trash truck during the week at no charge and encouraged citizens to place items out to help clean up Bloomingdale. City Administrator Akridge stated other activities of the week would be an event at the Museum on April 27 for the kids coloring contest, "touch a truck" and "Seven Facts About Bloomingdale" will be posted on the City's Facebook page each day. Councilman Harley recognized City Administrator Akridge and Public Works Superintendent Grizzard for recommending the implementation of this trash pickup program. Councilwoman Key made a motion to approve the Resolution in recognition of Georgia Cities Week April 22-28, 2019. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

4. Consider a Stormwater Management Agreement with Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) in the amount of $17,500. (General Fund Public Works).

City Administrator Akridge reported the City has used MPC since 1997 to keep the city in compliance with EPD and other services which is a budgeted item and recommends approval. Councilman Harley made a motion to approve the agreement. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

5. Consider a Professional Services Agreement with Southeastern Engineering, Inc. for a Speed Study on Pine Barren Road in the amount of $6,920. (General Fund Police). City Administrator Akridge stated would be to have a speed study on Pine Barren Road to lower the speed limit from 55mph to 45mph from Pooler city limits to Bloomingdale Road. Councilman Harley made a motion to approve the agreement with Southeastern Engineering in the amount of $6,920. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

6. Consider scheduling one City Council meeting per month for May, June, July, August and September on the third Thursday of each month. Councilwoman Key made a motion to approve holding council meeting on the third Thursday of the months of May, June, July, August and September. Councilman Grizzard 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, April 10, 2019.

 

Councilwoman Key made a motion to pay the bills. Councilman Harley seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

There being no further business, Councilman Grizzard made a motion to adjourn at 7:12pm. Councilwoman Key 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.