Official minutes of the October 3, 2013 Council Meeting
Approved by City Council October 17, 2013
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Tipton with Councilman Myrick giving the invocation. Councilmembers Baxter, Crosby, Griffin, Kerby, and Myrick were present. Also present were Attorney Dickey, City Administrator Akridge, and Asst. City Clerk Diane Proudfoot.
Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the September 19, 2013 meeting. Councilman Baxter seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
Councilman Crosby made a motion to approve the agenda of the October 3, 2013 with the consensus to postpone items 3 & 5. Councilman Baxter seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
Administrative and Committee reports:
Mayor Tipton recognized Ben Watson, State Representative of the Islands District, who stated he is a candidate for the State Senate seat being vacated by Buddy Carter.
Councilwoman Griffin recognized Recreation Director George Foley who reported:
1. The football/cheerleader bonfire will be held on Friday, October 18th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
2. The Homecoming parade will be held on Saturday, October 19th with line up beginning at 8:00am at the school
3. Encouraged anyone interested to place an entry of float, car, golf cart, truck, tractor, etc.
4. Co-ed league will begin on October 22
5. Football standings are: U-8 team is 1 & 2, U-10 is 0 & 2, U-12 is undefeated
6. Tables have been installed under the pavilion
Councilman Kerby reported:
1. The resurfacing for Ash Street will be completed on Monday
2. Maintenance work on Douglas Court will be going on within the next week or two
Councilman Baxter recognized Chief Pike who reported that Captain Jeffcoat was successful in acquiring a small federal grant from “The Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program” in the amount of $1,300; presented a Certificate of Recognition to Part-time Officer Adam Willis for subduing a suicidal patient at Lakeside Crisis Center preventing patient from harm
Councilman Crosby reported the first “Future Growth Master Plan” meeting was held last week with approximately 30 in attendance including state representatives, land owners, staff and GaPower representative Peggy Jolly who led the meeting requesting input from attendees on what they would like to see in 5 years
City Administrator Akridge reported there will be a Phase III drainage meeting on October 15 at 6:00pm; the LOST receipts for August were $69,411.36; budget projects are revenues at 25% with expenditures at 27%
Mayor Tipton informed citizens that the preliminary FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps apparently had not included the Phase II drainage in the map process and will be meeting with the engineer Tuesday at 4:00pm to see what happened; Stagecoach Road has some areas that are failing that will be addressed with RB Baker that could result in additional expenses. City Administrator Akridge stated that the repair work was to be done at no cost to the city
1. Update on Wildcat Dam Road Attorney Dickey reported that based on the information received and researched it appears that the portion of Wildcat Dam Road from Highway 80 to the Railroad Bed would belong to the City through public implies dedication and recommended that the City proceed with a recorded plat of this portion. Councilman Baxter made a motion to authorize our engineering firm to give a cost estimate to survey Wildcat Dam Road from Highway 80 to the right-of-way of the old Central of Georgia Railroad Bed. Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
1. Consideration approval of a request by the Police Department to hire a part-time officer. Councilman Baxter made a motion to hire a part-time Police Officer to work on an on-call basis not to exceed the federal wage and hour guidelines. Councilman Crosby seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
2. Consider a Home Occupation License application submitted by James Paul Otto for a catering business to be located at 322 Conaway Road under the name of Smokehouse Catering. Councilman Crosby made a motion to waive the public hearing and approve the issuance of Home Occupational License to Paul Otto for a catering
business at 322 Conaway Road pending approval of the Health Department. Councilman Baxter seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
3. Consider approval of a Resolution that increases the monthly Pension Plan contribution from $10 to $30 for the City Council, City Attorney, City Judge and the part-time Building Inspector effective January 1, 2014. Councilman Kerby made a motion to approve the Resolution to increase the monthly Pension Plan contribution from $10 to $30 for the City Council, City Attorney, City Judge and the part-time Building Inspector effective January 1, 2014. The motion passed with affirmative votes from Councilmembers Baxter, Crosby, Griffin and Kerby. Councilman Myrick opposed.
4. Consider renewal of a Medical Hardship Permit for Ho Shim Shaw at 1230 Bloomingdale Road. Councilman Baxter made a motion to approve the renewal of the medical hardship permit from HoShim Shaw at 1230 Bloomingdale Road. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
5. Consider approval of the listing for the declaration of surplus property. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the declaration of surplus property as listed. 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, September 25, 2013.
The accounts payables were presented with Councilman Myrick making a motion to pay the bills. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
There being no further business, Councilman Kerby made a motion to adjourn at 7:30pm. 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.