Official Minutes of the March 5, 2015 Council Meeting
Approved by City Council March 19, 2015
The council meeting was called to order by Mayor Rozier with Reverend Ken Otto giving the invocation. Councilmembers Griffin, Grizzard, Kerby, Key, Myrick, Otto, Attorney Raymond Dickey, City Administrator Charles Akridge and Asst. City Clerk Diane Proudfoot were present.
Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the February 19, 2015 council meeting. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the agenda of the March 5, 2015 meeting. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
Administrative & Committee reports:
Recreation Director Foley reported that baseball, softball and soccer signups are underway with approximately 150 registered at this time; practice will begin within the week; the winter Co-Ed league will finish up with a tournament this week and everyone is looking forward to a great season!
Councilman Grizzard reported that the next Senior Luncheon will be held on May 12th.
Mayor Rozier opened the Public Hearing to receive citizen input on a Zoning Map Amendment to correct a split-zoning of RA-1/R-1 at #207 West Main Street to RA-1. City Administrator Akridge stated this zoning amendment was initiated by the city to correct the two zonings on this property.
Comments were received from:
Dennis Hall, property owner who stated their desire for the property is to building a single family home and to build a barn with no more than four horses which would be for their personal use.
Austin Hall, wife of Dennis, informed council that she desires to take in “retired” horses to graze in the pasture which would be located in the wooded back area of the property, Mrs. Hall also stated there would not be any riding lessons or boarding and they will be using the property for their personal use.
Mark James of 214 Elm Street wanted to be clear on the location of the property and upon viewing the map had no opposition.
Frankie Sparrow of 414 W. Cregor Street questioned the purpose of the rezoning and was advised by City Attorney Dickey that during the creation of the City of Bloomingdale’s Charter there were some properties that ended up with split-zones and the zoning map amendment process was the proper procedure to correct the double zoning issue.
There being no further comments, Mayor Rozier closed the Public Hearing.
Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to adjourn into executive session to discuss personnel issues. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
At the conclusion of the executive session, Councilwoman Key made a motion to return to regular session and execute the affidavit as required by Georgia Open Meetings Laws. Councilwoman Griffin 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, February 25, 2015.
The accounts payables were presented with Councilman Myrick making a motion to pay the bills, Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
There being no further business, Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to adjourn at 7:51pm. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
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.