OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE NOVEMBER 15, 2012 COUNCIL MEETING
APPROVED BY CITY COUNCIL DECEMBER 13, 2012
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Tipton with Councilman Myrick giving the invocation. Councilmembers Baxter, Crosby, Griffin, Kerby, Myrick, Attorney Dickey, City Administrator Akridge, Police Chief Pike, Fire Chief Tyler and Asst. City Clerk Diane Proudfoot were present.
Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the October 18, 2012 council meeting and the Special Called meetings on October 26, 2012 & November 7, 2012 and the agenda of the November 15, 2012 meeting. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes. Councilman Baxter made a motion to approve the agenda of the November 15, 2012 meeting. Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
Administrative & Committee reports:
City Administrator Akridge reported on the following:
1. SPLOST receipts for September was $45,418.58 with 1/3 being diverted to the Phase III drainage and the remainder going to the general SPLOST account
Councilman Baxter reported on the following:
1. A very special thank you was extended to the Junior Firefighters for an outstanding job during the weekend events
Councilman Crosby reported on the following:
1. Thanked everyone for supporting the History Museum and pointed out that the lease with the City was signed on November 10, 2010 and the Museum doors were opened on November 10, 2012.
2. The Museum hours of operation will be Wednesday and Thursday 11:00am to 2:00pm and Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm – Representative Ann Purcell has stopped by and was very proud to see the Museum
3. Thanked the Veterans Monument Committee for the groundbreaking of the Veterans Monument
4. Rails to Trails update - looking to hold a groundbreaking around March, 2013 for Phase I and Phase II will begin upon receipt of the concept plan from the Engineer
Councilwoman Griffin reported on the following:
1. The Bonfire and Homecoming parade was a great success and gave a special thanks to the Fire Department, the Junior Firefighters, Police and maintenance for their assistance for this event
Councilman Myrick reported on the following:
1. Thanked everyone for their participation in the events over the weekend with the History Museum and the Veterans Monument groundbreaking
2. Bricks are being sold at City Hall for placement at the monument
3. A special thanks was given to the Mayor & Council for the donation of the lot for the Veterans Monument
Mayor Tipton gave thanks to AMB Corporation for the initial donation of $20,000 toward the Veterans Monument
Mayor Tipton and Fire Chief Tyler gave a special recognition and certificate to the Junior Firefighters and the Mentors in appreciation of their dedication to the City and the Fire Department. Chief Tyler stated that the Junior Firefighters train right along with the regular firefighters and learn to do everything as firefighters except structural firefighting and working with power tools. There were eleven Junior firefighters and six Mentors presented with a Certificate of Appreciation.
OLD BUSINESS: None
Street into two lots with Lot A consisting of .45 acres and the residence and Lot B consisting of a .68 acre wooded lot, both lots meet the required road frontage and the minimum lot size. With that information
Councilman Crosby made a motion to approve the subdivision as state. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
Margel Winn, Veterans Monument Committee Chair thanked Mayor, Council and everyone involved during the grounding breaking ceremony held on Sunday.
Councilman Baxter made a motion to adjourn into executive session to discuss personnel and legal matters. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes. At the conclusion of the executive session, Councilman Myrick made a motion to return to regular session and approve the execution of the affidavit as required by the Open Meetings Act. Councilman Crosby seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
Mayor Tipton reported that this concludes the items presented for consideration for inclusion on the Council agenda prior to the deadline of Wednesday, November 7, 2012.
The accounts payables were presented with Councilman Myrick making a motion to pay the bills. Councilman Baxter seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
There being no further business, Councilman Kerby made a motion to adjourn at 8:10pm. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
Diane Proudfoot, Asst. 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.