October 3, 2002
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rozier with Councilman Ray leading in prayer. The minutes of the September 19, 2002 meeting were reviewed. Councilman Waller made a motion to approve said minutes, Councilman Tyler seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.
Councilman Johnny Myrick presented retiring Police Chief James P. Anderson with a plaque of appreciation on behalf of the citizens of Bloomingdale for his 22 years of dedicated service to the City.
Citizen Roger Allen, a non-partisan write-in candidate for the 7th District School Board seat, addressed the Mayor, Council, and citizens regarding his plan of action if elected to this position. Mr. Allen stated that, if elected, he planned to return all but $1.00 of the salary he would earn in this position to the county. Mr. Allen stated that he felt he would be a good representative for this area and with three (3) boys in the public school system; he had a personal interest in seeing that education throughout all of Chatham County is improved.
Hugh Golson, a Democratic Nominee for President of the Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education, advised those present of his plans, if elected, for improvements to the board. Mr. Golson stated that as a retired educator he felt he could be an asset to the board and would appreciate everyone’s support.
Mayor Rozier introduced Dustin Hetzel who was at tonight’s meeting representing the Georgia Counts Voter Education program. Mr. Hetzel explained that he had brought with him one of the machines that will be used in the November, 2002 elections in Chatham County and encouraged those citizens wanting to know more about the system to get with him after the meeting.
Mayor Rozier reported that the water agreement with the City of Savannah still had not been signed.
Council was advised that since the City of Pooler has removed all but four (4) of the homes that were pumping sewer wastewater through Bloomingdale’s system, we needed to adjust our formula for the monthly bill we are sending to Pooler. The sewer bill for Bloomingdale’s customers who are not on City water is based on an average of 9,000 gallons of water per household per month. However, the base rate would not apply to the homes in Pooler since the City does not maintain their grinder pumps. It was pointed out that the City could use this average usage and bill these four (4) homes the same rate of .72 cents per 1,000 gallons that we are being billed by the City of Pooler for treatment. Council was advised that this formula had been discussed with Councilman Tyler as Chairman of the Water/Sewer Committee. Councilman Waller made a motion to approve this formula to bill the City of Pooler for the four (4) homes and Councilman Tyler seconded the motion. During the discussion of the motion, Councilman Wedincamp suggested we include a charge for the City of Pooler making use of our lines for transporting the sewer wastewater since Pooler wanted to charge us a fee for transporting water. Councilman Johnson asked if Councilman Wedincamp had a figure in mind, but he did not. After continued discussion, council approved the motion as made by Councilman Waller and agreed to the above-mentioned formula on a temporary basis until the water/sewer committee could bring back additional information regarding a transporting fee. The clerk was advised to bill the City of Pooler using this formula, but to inform them that this would be the interim rate until an additional transporting fee was approved by council.
Mayor Rozier pointed out that at the last meeting council agreed to provide a commitment letter to the City of Pooler to finance Bloomingdale’s portion of the sewer treatment plant upgrade ($1,198,000) through Pooler’s State Revolving Fund (SFR) loan and to submit a letter of credit to Pooler guaranteeing our portion of the loan. Council was advised that authorization to pursue obtaining a letter of credit with Coastal Bank for these funds needed to be approved. Councilman Myrick made a motion to pursue acquisition of the letter of credit with Coastal Bank, Councilman Johnson seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.
Councilman Tyler provided updates to council regarding prices for the construction of a sewer treatment plant and reported that there were two possible locations where the plant could be constructed. One location was in the City and one was outside of the City. Councilman Tyler stated that the type system that was being investigated would require approximately 200 acres of property.
Councilman Tyler reported that the Miocene well recently dug in Pooler would pump approximately 40gpm, but this would not be adequate for our needs. Councilman Tyler also reported that since we did not have any way to dispose of the salt water run-off generated from drilling into the lower Floridian aquifer, a well permit for this type well would be cost prohibitive for Bloomingdale. Based on this information, Councilman Tyler advised council that the City was basically back to its two original options—purchase water from the City of Savannah or obtain an increase in our existing well permit. Councilman Tyler stated that he was advised by outside sources that we should go ahead and submit an updated application to increase our existing well permit because if and when the state decided to make any adjustments to permits they would address those applications that have most recently been submitted. Councilman Tyler expressed his concern that the water from Savannah’s I & D Plant by-passed downtown residents, yet Savannah was selling this water to other customers. Council agreed that if there was concern about the quality of this water it could be tested by an independent laboratory. Councilman Tyler was asked to get the cost to prepare and submit an application for an increase in our existing well permit and bring this information back to council at our next meeting.
Mayor Rozier introduced Bill Casterlin, an investment representative from Edward Jones, who explained the many services this company could offer if the council chose to use them to handle municipal bonds for the City. He provided information on their local offices as well as their policies regarding the selling of bonds and how they would market the bonds to the public. The Mayor thanked Mr. Casterlin for attending the meeting and advised him that this information would be passed on to the budget and finance committee for their review.
The Mayor stated that reports indicate that the cleanup efforts at #108 Church Street have been completed and the nuisance abatement complaint has been dismissed. When questioned by Mayor Rozier, Fett Burke, Councilman Tyler, and Citizen Jim Manz, who lives on Church Street, all agreed that the property had been cleaned up to their satisfaction.
Council reviewed the most recent letter received from Richard Meyer’s attorney regarding the right of way for Stagecoach Road. Councilman Wedincamp stated that if a new survey was going to be made to add the additional 20’ Mr. Meyer wanted the road moved further away from the residence on the property. Councilman Johnson pointed out that the City had already paid for a topographical survey that could be used for the future paving of the roadway and if the road was moved over there was a chance that this information may no longer be of use. Councilman Wedincamp asked if the entire 20’ could be taken from the other side of the road, but some council members questioned whether that would be appropriate since there was another property owner involved. Council discussed the matter and agreed that we needed to contact the surveyor to see what it would cost to do the survey work for the additional 20’ and how it would affect the topographical survey that had already been done. Councilman Johnson made a motion to contact the surveyor to obtain this information. Councilman Ray seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes. Councilman Johnson stated he would contact the surveyor.
Councilman Wedincamp reported that he had not had an opportunity to talk with the citizens living on Osteen Road regarding dedication of the right of way that would be required for paving purposes.
Mayor Rozier stated that Republic Waste Services has submitted a copy of a contract to provide sanitation service in Bloomingdale for council’s consideration and recognized Steve Walton who was at the meeting to answer any questions that council or citizens may have about the service. Attorney Gerard pointed out that the proposed contract is for a term of five years with the option to renew for an additional five years and includes an option on annual price increases. The Attorney stated that the contract included collection services on public and private roadways (with written permission of owner(s)) and side or back door collection service to elderly or disabled residents. The collection does not include yard trash or white goods. Steve Walton stated that their start time would be 7:00am and he felt sure they could pick up all of the garbage in Bloomingdale in one day—probably on Thursdays. Mr. Walton was questioned about who would determine who qualified for side or back door collection and he indicated that this information should come from the City. Council discussed the matter briefly and decided that this would have to be done on a case by case basis. Attorney Gerard discussed his concerns about the portion of the contract regarding indemnity and stated that this issue had been one of his recommendations for changes in his previous correspondence to the company. Mr. Walton stated that their attorney advised him that this clause was needed to protect the contractor, so Attorney Gerard stated he would contact their attorney to discuss some adjustments to this section before we signed the agreement. Mr. Walton confirmed with council that if Republic Waste Services was awarded the contract the service would start in January, 2003. Citizen Jim Manz asked who would be responsible for replacing the garbage container if it were stolen. Mr. Walton stated that the company provided one can per residence, so if it needed to be replaced it would be at a cost to either the homeowner or the City. Mr. Walton pointed out that refurbished cans cost approximately $30 and new cans were $53. Mr. Manz stated that he had friends in nearby Pooler who had their can stolen or damaged and it was their responsibility to replace the can. Mr. Walton pointed out that normal wear and tear caused by the garbage truck usually resulted in the company replacing or repairing the can, however, if the damage exceeds what may be caused by the truck, these costs would be passed on to the City. Citizen Betty Tucker asked what it was going to cost the citizens for garbage service. Mayor Rozier stated that the sanitation rates would remain the same and that the first cart would be provided to the citizens at no charge. The Mayor pointed out that Bloomingdale was the only municipality in Chatham County that did not contract with an outside agency to provide sanitation service to their citizens. Mayor Rozier advised citizens that the City still plans on providing trash service, using City employees, and will continue to pick up reasonable amounts of trash at no additional charge. The Mayor pointed out, however, that the City would continue charging for the pick up and disposal of excessive amounts of trash and/or white goods. Citizen Alan Hazard asked who would be responsible for picking up loose garbage that was spilled by the driver and was assured that if the garbage was spilled by the driver he would be required to pick it up. It was pointed out that all garbage must be inside of the can. Council discussed the need to make sure the citizens were aware of their responsibilities regarding the garbage service and it was suggested that this information be sent out in a newsletter. The council agreed that citizens should be advised that a copy of the contract would be available at City Hall for their review and the Mayor suggested this information be published on the website and on the November water bills. After additional discussion on the matter by council it was agreed to postpone a decision on the contract until the next meeting. Councilman Waller made a motion to table the matter until the November 7, 2002 council meeting, Councilman Johnson seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.
Attorney Gerard reported that he had reviewed a copy of the proposed ordinance furnished to him by Bill Saxman covering the establishment of a Planned Overly District and suggested this be submitted to the Planning & Zoning Commission for their review. Councilman Tyler made a motion to pass this proposed ordinance on to the Planning & Zoning Commission. Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.
Council was advised that amendments to the Planned Unit Development submitted on behalf of the Morgan family were underway. These changes were discussed at the meeting held on September 23rd with the Morgan Family and their representatives, elected officials, members of the Planning Commission and staff.
The Mayor recognized Wayne Tipton, Chairman of the Planning & Zoning Commission who stated that there were a couple of changes to the sign ordinance regarding the height of billboards that he suggested should be made before its final adoption. It was noted that the new ordinance does not allow billboards except along the interstate highway. After a brief discussion, Councilman Johnson made a motion to delay the second reading of the sign ordinance until the necessary changes could be made and approved by council. Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.
Mayor Rozier advised Citizen Tom Terry that approval of his off-premise sign request would have to be delayed until council approved adoption of the sign ordinance. Councilman Myrick made a motion to table action on Mr. Terry’s sign request. Councilman Tyler seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.
The Mayor stated that Wayne Tipton, Chairman of the Planning & Zoning Commission, has distributed a copy of a survey used by Chatham County to solicit citizen input regarding an update to their Comprehensive Plan. Mr. Tipton wanted to know if council was interested in sending a similar survey out to our citizens. Councilman Wedincamp asked what would be the purpose of the survey. Mr. Tipton advised him that the Planning & Zoning Commission could use the information obtained from the survey to help prepare the update to Bloomingdale’s Comprehensive Plan. The Mayor stated that some of the information would need to be deleted or adjusted to reflect specific questions that would better apply to Bloomingdale. Since the survey was rather lengthy council agreed that it may be too costly to mail out to the citizens. Citizen Jesse Kujawa asked if it could be distributed through the churches and the Mayor stated he felt this would be one way to get it to the citizens. After additional discussion, Councilman Wedincamp made a motion to redo the survey and distribute it to Bloomingdale citizens. Councilman Waller seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes. Mayor Rozier advised Mr. Tipton to have the Planning & Zoning Commission members review the survey and make the appropriate changes and asked council members having any suggestions regarding changes to get these to Mr. Tipton.
Citizen Diana Miller informed council that she had inspected the area behind the softball field at Taylor Park and felt that it would be suitable for use as a “lure coursing” site. Joe Young, Recreation Director, advised council that this area was being considered for another ball field, but council agreed that until funds were available for another field this area would be available. The Mayor asked Ms. Miller if she had reviewed the agreement prepared by Attorney Gerard regarding the use of Taylor Park, but Ms. Miller stated she had not. Attorney Gerard pointed out that one of the requirements of the agreement would be that she must obtain liability insurance. Ms. Miller questioned why this would be necessary and was advised that the City had to make sure there was adequate coverage in the event the dogs caused any problems. The Attorney stated that the agreement included stipulations that they must work around the other activities at the park and they would install temporary fencing for the “lure coursing” area during their use of the park. After additional discussion, Mayor Rozier asked that Ms. Miller attend the Recreation meeting to be held here at City Hall next Monday night at 7:30pm, show them the video of the activity and discuss her plans with the members. Councilman Myrick made a motion to table a decision on this matter until the next meeting, Councilman Johnson seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.
Council was advised that Attorney Gerard had prepared a temporary right of way agreement between the City and Johnny Padgett for property located at #901 E. Hwy 80. The agreement allowing the temporary access to Main Street would restrict any construction on the property until such time as the roadway is upgraded by the City and if the property is sold, this temporary access agreement would be terminated. Mr. Padgett was present at the meeting and asked council for time to review the information before signing the agreement. Councilman Tyler made a motion to pass action on the agreement until Mr. Padgett has had an opportunity to review it. Councilman Ray seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.
Mayor Rozier reported that the latest LOST proposal presented to Chatham County from the municipalities was still under review and consideration by the county. This proposal gave the county 17.6% of the sales tax and a $30 per day jail fee (up to a maximum of 28 days) for the first five years with an increase to 17.8% and $35 per day jail fee for the next five years.
Councilman Myrick presented council with information on the sealed bids received for the replacement of the video cameras for the police department. Councilman Myrick stated that Precisions Systems was the low bidder on the cameras. He pointed out that prior to submitting his bid, Councilman Tyler, owner of Precision Systems, had provided the information required by the Ethics Ordinance to the City Clerk. Council was advised that the cost for the cameras had been included in the 2002/2003 budget. Councilman Myrick made a motion to accept the low bid on the cameras as received from Precision Systems. Councilman Johnson seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes. Councilman Tyler abstained.
Council was advised that the City has not yet received anything from Chatham County regarding the septic tank permit for the Robbins property on Adams Road.
Mayor Rozier reported that the City has received notice from the GMA Ethics Certification Committee that the City of Bloomingdale meets the qualifications required to be designated a GEORGIA CERTIFIED CITY OF ETHICS.
Council discussed several candidates that they had considered for appointment to the Ethics Committee. These candidates included Roger Allen, Paul Otto, and Doug McCurry. After this discussion, Councilman Waller nominated Roger Allen. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the appointment of Roger Allen as the council’s appointee to the Ethics Committee. Councilman Tyler seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes. Mayor Rozier advised council that his appointee was Troy Fields. Council was advised that according to the Ethics Ordinance these two members would appoint a third member subject to council approval.
Mayor Rozier advised council that the City had received a request from Betty and David Hicks to be placed on tonight’s agenda to discuss the replacement of their mobile home located on property at #1301A E. Hwy 80 owned by Vonell Culver. This property is in an R-1 zone and a mobile home is considered a “non-conforming” use in this type zone. Although the existing mobile home was “grandfathered-in” when the Zoning Ordinance was adopted in 1981, there are restrictions regarding its replacement. The zoning ordinance does not allow a “non-conforming use” to be enlarged or altered in a way which increases its non-conformity. In their request, Betty & David Hicks are proposing to replace the existing mobile home which is a 24’ x 56’ (1344 sq. ft.) with a mobile home which is 28’ x 72’ (2016 sq. ft.)—a difference of 672’. Mayor Rozier recognized Betty Hicks along with two representatives from the mobile home dealer, Palm Harbor Homes. Ms. Hicks stated that she could not understand why the City would not let her replace her mobile home because it was in very bad repair and was causing health problems to her and her family. Ms. Hicks asked why we kept referring to her home as a “trailer”. Mayor Rozier stated that he had not referred to her home as a “trailer”, that he had used the term mobile home when referring to her residence. Councilman Waller stated that he had talked with Mr. Hicks and realized that they had some serious concerns about his health and according to the information Mr. Hicks gave him they needed to replace their existing mobile home with a wider one to accommodate a wheel chair because if his health continued to deteriorate he would soon have to use one to get around. Councilman Waller stated that he would like to see the City work with them on the replacement, but felt it would have to be within the scope of the zoning ordinance that was adopted in 1981. Councilman Waller pointed out that when the ordinance was adopted numerous public hearings had been held and citizens living throughout Bloomingdale were involved in its preparation. Ms. Hicks asked why the City would not let them replace their mobile home. Councilman Waller advised her that the City was not denying her a permit to replace the mobile home, but the problem was that they wanted to increase the size from 1344 sq. ft. to 2016 sq. ft. Councilman Waller expressed his desire to work out a compromise on the size, but stated that they would have to be willing to compromise too. Councilman Johnson asked what widths were available in the double-wide mobile homes and the representative from the mobile home dealer indicated the mobile homes were 28’ wide. Councilman Johnson asked him to look at some floor plans that came from Palm Harbor Homes because these plans indicated that they still had 24’ wide units as well as units that were as short as 30’. Ms. Hicks stated that the particular mobile home that they wanted was a 28’ x 72’. Councilman Johnson stated that he did not feel that the 28’ width was a problem, but the length was. Ms. Hicks stated that they needed the larger size because her son may have to move in with them and her mother, who was not in good health, may also have to move in at some later date. Council discussed the matter at length and advised Ms. Hicks that the additional 672 sq. ft. in size that she was requesting for the replacement mobile home was more than they would approve. Ms. Hicks stated that she just needed to replace the mobile home, the size was not important. Council once again reminded her that replacement of the mobile home was not the problem; the problem was the size they were requesting. After additional discussion, council agreed to consider allowing her to obtain a permit for a replacement mobile home for up to a total of 1680 sq. ft. (28’ x 60’). Councilman Tyler made a motion to allow her to meet with the mobile home dealer to see if they could get a mobile home of this size and bring the request back to the next meeting for final approval. Councilman Johnson seconded the motion. Councilman Wedincamp suggested we go ahead and approve the maximum size council will allow so they do not have to come back to another meeting. Councilman Tyler withdrew his motion. Based on Mr. Hick’s health problems and his need for a larger mobile home to accommodate the possible future use of a wheelchair, Councilman Waller made a motion to approve the issuance a permit for a replacement mobile home at #1301A E. Hwy 80 for a maximum of 1680 sq. ft. Councilman Johnson seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes. Mayor Rozier informed Ms. Hicks that she would have to follow the established procedures prior to obtaining the mobile home permit.
Council reviewed a request from Alan Hazard to construct an 80’ x 24’ garage on his property located at #7 Boulevard Street. The garage will consist of over 500 sq. ft. of enclosed space and must be approved by council. Council was advised that the garage was already under construction as Mr. Hazard indicated he did not know that he had to obtain a permit from the City. The garage meets the required setbacks for accessory buildings. Mr. Hazard stated that he had misunderstood the building inspector about the City’s requirement for a permit and requested permission from the City to continue the construction of the structure. Mayor Rozier advised him that the building’s use would be limited to storage space and could not be used for a dwelling or a business and Mr. Hazard stated he understood these stipulations. Councilman Tyler asked if he planned to remove any of the other accessory buildings and Mr. Hazard advised him that this building would replace the other storage buildings on the property. Based on Mr. Hazard’s understanding of the restrictions for the use of the building, Councilman Tyler made a motion to approve the 80’ x 24’ storage building for Alan Hazard at #7 Boulevard Street. Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.
Council discussed information received from the Department of Transportation regarding the closing of the bridge at Wildcat Dam Road. According to the letter that was initially sent to Chatham County the bridge structure is no longer considered to be safe for vehicular traffic and should be closed until repairs or replacement can be made. Council was informed that based on the county’s estimates it could cost anywhere between $50,000 and $100,000 to make the necessary repairs. Attorney Gerard stated that the Morgans may be able to provide another access for this one resident. Council was advised that although the only person currently using the bridge for access to his residence lives in Pooler, it is our responsibility to handle the problem since the bridge is on a City roadway. Some questions were raised about the accuracy of the report on the condition of the bridge and Councilman Myrick asked if we could have it checked by an independent engineer. Attorney Gerard stated that we could have it checked, but since we have been put on notice that there is a problem, we should not delay the closing of the bridge any longer than it takes to notify the one resident living across the bridge. Councilman Myrick made a motion to close the bridge, but to have an engineer look at the structure to verify what would have to be done to make it safe for vehicular traffic. Councilman Tyler seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes. Council agreed that we should provide the tenant some notice before closing the bridge and Attorney Gerard stated he would contact Robert Drury with Chatham County to see how the county handled notification of residents in similar situations.
The Mayor presented a request from Kevin & Kay Heritage to continue the “medical hardship” mobile home permit at #1230 Bloomingdale Road for an additional six months. Kay’s mother, Ho-Shim Shaw, had surgery for a brain aneurysm in April, 2001 and has Grave’s disease. Council was advised that the Heritages have submitted the required letter from Mrs. Shaw’s physician. Councilman Tyler made a motion to extend the “medical hardship” mobile home permit at #1230 Bloomingdale Road for an additional six months. Councilman Johnson seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.
Council was advised that the City received a request from GMA to participate in the Annual GMA Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade. The City has been involved in this endeavor since its inception. The last several years the City has contributed $200 toward gifts for the patients at the Georgia Regional Hospital. Councilman Johnson made a motion to continue participation in this event and to provide $200 in gifts to the patients at the Georgia Regional Hospital. Councilman Tyler seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.
The Mayor informed council that the MPC is hosting a conference entitled “Xeriscape: A Water-Wise Landscaping Conference” for municipal staff, elected officials and landscaping professionals at the Civic Center on Thursday, November 7th from 9:00am until 4:00pm. Since the City has agreed to utilize Xeriscape principals in maintaining public parks as well as develop incentives to encourage private citizens and businesses to use these type practices, they recommend that the appropriate officials and staff attend the conference. Mayor Rozier asked Councilman Wedincamp if he would attend on behalf of Bloomingdale and he agreed. The Mayor asked Ernest Grizzard to attend the conference with Councilman Wedincamp.
Councilman Johnson advised council that he felt that the City needed to adopt a deadline for the submission of items for future council meeting agendas. If the cut-off for items was several days before the meeting, the agenda could be prepared, in advance, and council would have a chance to review it before the meeting. Council agreed that this would allow them time to better prepare for a meeting. Councilman Johnson suggested imposing a deadline of 5:00pm the Friday before a council meeting with the agenda being provided to council the Tuesday before the meeting. Citizen Margel Winn reminded council that some Planning Commission meetings were held the same week as council and this needed to be addressed when imposing a deadline. Councilman Johnson asked Attorney Gerard the proper procedure for imposing this deadline and the Attorney stated council could approve a resolution outlining this requirement. Councilman Waller made a motion to approve a resolution imposing a deadline of 5:00pm the Friday before a council meeting as the deadline for adding items and submitting related documents to the clerk’s office for placement on the council meeting agenda with the exception of Planning & Zoning Commission recommendations. Councilman Ray seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes. It was noted that council would still have the option to approve the addition of matters to the agenda at the council meeting provided an emergency situation arose and a majority of council approved.
Councilman Myrick advised council that he had a personnel matter that he needed to discuss with council and Councilman Waller made a motion to adjourn into Executive Session. (An executed copy of the affidavit required by the Open Meeting Law is attached) After the Executive Session concluded, Councilman Waller made a motion to return to the general session of City Council. Councilman Ray seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes. Mayor Rozier advised those present that the only matters that were discussed in the Executive Session were related to personnel matters and as a result of the meeting the council agreed on an appointment for an interim Police Chief. Councilman Waller made a motion to appoint Captain Roy Pike as the interim Police Chief of the City of Bloomingdale Police Department effective immediately. Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it was approved with six affirmative votes. Mayor Rozier pointed out that Captain Pike would be required to submit all policy changes and any proposed disciplinary action for employees to the Public Safety Committee for approval. The Mayor stated that the application process for the permanent Police Chief position would begin immediately and council agreed to take applications for this position through the end of October, 2002.
The accounts payable were reviewed. Councilman Waller made a motion to pay the bills, Councilman Ray seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.
Citizen Del Ferguson advised council that the annual Gulfstream picnic would be held on Saturday, October 12th and he was asked to see if Bloomingdale could furnish a fire truck to transport their officials to the event. He pointed out that they were looking for an older model truck. The Mayor stated that the Bloomingdale Fire Department would have to coordinate this type activity and Councilman Tyler stated he would look into what may be available for their use.
Being no further business, Councilman Johnson made a motion to adjourn at 10:35p.m. Councilman Tyler seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.
Mayor Rozier and all council members were present at the meeting.