Official Minutes of Council Meeting – July 19, 2012
Approved by Council August 16, 2012
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Tipton with Councilman Myrick giving the invocation. Councilmembers Baxter, Griffin, Myrick, City Administrator Akridge, Police Chief Pike, Fire Chief Tyler and Asst. City Clerk Diane Proudfoot were present. Attorney Dickey reported there is a quorum present for this meeting.
Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the June 21, 2012 meeting. Councilman Baxter seconded the motion and it passed with affirmative votes from Councilmembers Baxter, Griffin and Myrick Councilman Rawlings abstained from the vote. Councilman Baxter made a motion to approve the agenda of the July 19, 2012 meeting. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed with four affirmative votes.
Mayor Tipton recognized Candidate for Chatham County Commission Chairman seat, Eddie Deloach who expressed his desire to serve as Chairman of the County Commission and requested the support of council and citizens in the November election. Also speaking to council and citizens was Candidate for School Board District 7 seat, Jay Melvin who expressed his desire to represent the West Chatham area on the School Board and requested council and citizen support in the November election for the School Board seat being vacated due to the retirement of Julie Gerbsch.
Administrative & Committee reports:
City Administrator Akridge reported on the following:
1. Proposals for the solid waste/recycle service will be advertised next week with an anticipated award in September.
2. May SPLOST was $46,088.80
3. Four new Police cars purchased from SPLOST are in Garden City being detailed and should be ready for service next week.
4. Documents for review by Councilmembers were placed in each in-basket.
Councilwoman Griffin reported that the Co-Ed softball league ended with a good season. The Football Rama will be held on September 8, 2012 in Bloomingdale and all were invited to attend.
Councilman Baxter reported that the long awaited Kick-off for the “Neighborhood Watch Program” will be held on August 26, 2012 at 6:30pm at the Police Department.
Mayor Tipton reported that FEMA has distributed revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps to the Chatham County Cities showing projected changes and the proposed property impacts for the City of Bloomingdale will consist of 503 acres.
OLD BUSINESS: None
Mayor Tipton reported that this concludes the items presented for consideration for inclusion on the Council agenda prior to the deadline of Wednesday, July 11, 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 four affirmative votes.
There being no further business, Councilman Rawlings made a motion to adjourn at 7:20pm. 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.