Official Minutes of the July 16, 2015 Council Meeting
Approved by City Council August 20, 2015
The council meeting was called to order by Mayor Rozier with Recreation Director Foley giving the invocation. Councilmembers Griffin, Grizzard, Kerby, Myrick, Otto, Attorney Raymond Dickey, City Administrator Charles Akridge and Asst. City Clerk Diane Proudfoot were present. Councilwoman Key was out of town.
Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the June 18, 2015 council meeting. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the agenda of the July 16, 2015 meeting with the addition of item #6 Consider purchase of a zero turn mower for the Recreation Department. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
Administrative & Committee reports:
Councilman Grizzard reminded everyone that the annual “National Senior Citizen Day” Luncheon is coming up on August 21, 2015 and will be at noon at the Community Building. He reminded everyone that the meal will be completely furnished by the City.
Councilman Kerby reported that the City has received the newest ISO rating and was happy to report that our Fire Department has achieved the ISO Class of 3/3X which is an improved status from our last rating and will help with insurance premiums.
Recreation Director Foley reported that sign-ups are taking place for football, cheerleading and soccer. There is a fund raiser in progress for the Gym/Multi-Purpose Facility with one of them being a raffle for a “Limited Edition Remington 1100 Sam Walton” 12 gauge Shotgun which will be drawn at the October 15, 2015 council meeting; there has also been change jars placed throughout businesses in the City and in Pooler.
Councilman Kerby recused himself from the meeting prior to item #3.
Councilman Kerby returned to the meeting.
Mayor Rozier informed everyone that the “Rail Bed Historical Marker” is on display tonight and would be installed tomorrow. The marker will be installed at the corner of the Railroad Bed and the east side of Cherry Street. Councilwoman Griffin stated that a portion of the information on the marker was researched and put together by two ladies that have been very involved in the history of Bloomingdale, Ms. Eutween Griffin and Ms. Barbara Rawlings and thanked them for their work on this project. Ms. Eutween questioned if there would be an “official” unveiling of the marker and was informed that it would take place in a couple weeks.
Mayor Rozier reported that this concluded the items presented for consideration for inclusion on the Council agenda prior to the deadline of Wednesday, July 8, 2015.
The accounts payables were presented with Councilman Myrick making a motion to pay the bills, Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
There being no further business, Councilman Kerby made a motion to adjourn at 7:28pm. Councilwoman Griffin 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.