Official minutes of the October 4, 2012 Council Meeting
Approved by City Council on October 18, 2012
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Tipton with Councilman Myrick giving the invocation. Councilmembers Baxter, Crosby, Griffin, Kerby, Myrick, Rawlings, 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 September 20, 2012 meeting. Councilman Baxter seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes. Councilman Baxter made a motion to approve the agenda of the October 4, 2012 meeting. Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.
Administrative & Committee reports:
City Administrator Akridge reported on the following:
1. Budget reviews will be held on Monday with Department Heads
2. August SPLOST was $48,021.38
3. The L.M.I.G. street resurfacing list has been distributed for council review which includes:
a. 400 to 500 block of Oak Street - 550 feet;
b. 700 block of Boulevard Street - 350 feet;
c. Church Street – Moore to Main - 750 feet;
d. Pine Street – Hwy 80 to Cregor Street - 2,050 feet;
e. Chestnut Street – Moore to Main - 750 feet
The grant total is $33,321.00 and the City match would be 10% $3,321.00
4. Invoices paid under contract as of last council meeting were also distributed for review
Councilman Crosby reported on the following:
1. The Bloomingdale History Museum and Visitor’s Center will hold its Grand Opening on November 10, 2012 at 3:00pm. Invitations will be going out two weeks before the event.
2. There has been a tremendous donation and/or loan of artifacts and memorabilia.
3. The Christmas tree being donated by Paul Lovezzola will be moved to the Museum by Mr. Karl Johnson and planted in time for the seconded annual Christmas tree lighting to be held on December 1, 2012.
Councilwoman Griffin reported on the following:
1. The Annual Homecoming parade will be held on November 3, 2012 with line up starting at 8:00am behind Bloomingdale School and the parade will pull out at 8:30am.
2. An invitation was extended to everyone to enter a float, car, tractor, golf cart, etc.
3. Trophies will be given in three categories: most attractive, most creative and most original.
4. Friday night before the parade a cookout will be held for the players and cheerleaders at 6:00pm.
Mayor Tipton stated he was very proud of all the work at Taylor Park to bring it up to the standard it is today.
OLD BUSINESS: None
the total cost of employee dependent insurance coverage. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.
Councilman Myrick made a motion to adjourn into executive session. Councilman Baxter seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes. At the conclusion of the executive session, Councilman Baxter made a motion to return to regular session and approve the execution of the affidavit as required by the Open Meetings Act. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed with six 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 26, 2012.
The accounts payables were presented with Councilman Myrick making a motion to pay the bills. Councilman Crosby seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.
There being no further business, Councilman Kerby made a motion to adjourn at 7:35pm. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed with six 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.