Official Minutes of the September 19, 2013 Council Meeting
Approved by City Council October 3, 2013
The meeting was called to order by Vice-Mayor Baxter with Reverend Darrell Bailey 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 Crosby made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the August 15, 2013 meeting. Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the agenda of the September 19, 2013. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
Administrative and Committee reports:
Councilwoman Griffin recognized Recreation Director George Foley who gave the recreation report stating that the annual CAA Football Rama was held in Bloomingdale on September 7th with 29 teams attending; $2700 was raised in concessions and everything ran really smooth. A special thank you was issued to all volunteers for helping make the Rama a great success.
Councilman Myrick reported that the First “Senior Citizen’s Day” was a huge success with 119 in attendance and thanked everyone for participating especially all that cooked
Councilman Crosby thanked the History Society members for participating in the Senior Citizen’s Day and helping maneuver 75-80 participants through the museum tour
City Administrator Akridge stated there would be a ribbon cutting on Monday at 12:00noon to welcome Bloomingdale Sewtech, Inc. which has opened at the former Black Jack’s BBQ building
Consideration Bloomingdale Lions Club – Sponsor Election Forum. Lions Club members Michael Hargroves and Jim McClair proposed hosting two (2) public forums at the Community Building on October 11 & 25 at 7:00pm to give all candidates an opportunity to introduce themselves to citizens. Councilman Crosby made a motion to approve the use of the Community Building by the Lions Club to host these forums. Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
Police Chief Roy Pike provided a report to council regarding a complaint received at the last council meeting in which the citizen stated it took 30 minutes for a response to a 911 call. Chief Pike reported that the call was received by dispatch at 6:22pm, the Bloomingdale PD was dispatched at 6:27pm, the officer was on the scene at 6:38pm.
American Legion Post #184 – Presentation. Bobby Thompson and Joe Garcia presented Officers Robert Gubko and Officer Walter Anderson with an “American Legion Certificate of Accommodation” for outstanding service to the community for standing at attention during the Veterans Monument Dedication Service.
Discussion of status of Wildcat Dam Road research. Attorney Dickey gave an update to the research and reported that as of today Wildcat Dam Road has never been platted or segregated out as a separate property, it has been an easement across private owner’s properties. There is more research to be done to trace the metes and bounds and should have a firm detailed report at the October 3rd meeting. Vice-Mayor Baxter stated that the city will continue to maintain the road as we do the other unimproved roads in the city until we can make a decision.
Discussion of Stagecoach Road. City Administrator Akridge stated that RB Baker will be coming back within the next couple of weeks to level and repair the failed sections of Stagecoach Road at no charge to the city.
Consideration of the first reading of an Ordinance repealing the Recreation Executive Board. Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to approve the first reading, dispense with the second reading and adopt the ordinance to repeal the Recreation Executive Board. Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
Consider Bid Award for the landscaping maintenance of City Facilities. Councilman Myrick made a motion to award the bid for landscaping maintenance of city property to low bidder, Tidewater Landscaping with an agreement to maintain city properties from October to December 31, 2013 in the amount of $753.35 per month and to place the renewal on the agenda for the January, 2014 meeting. Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
Consider Bid Award for the LMIG Grant/DOT Resurfacing Project on Ash Street. Councilman Kerby made a motion to award the LMIG Ash Street resurfacing project to low bidder, Carroll & Carroll at a bid of $65,950 of which $33,500 will be received from the state grant. Councilman Crosby seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
Consideration of Coastal Incentive Grant (CIG)/Future Growth Master Plan Engineering Fee Proposal and deliverables. City Administrator Akridge explained proposed engineering fee from Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung is to facilitate the Future Growth Master Plan to analyze zoning, subdivision, future land use, water & sewer system inventory, water & sewer wastewater options and future growth which the city received a DNR Coastal Improvement Grant in the amount of $12,500 with a match from the city of $12,500. Councilman Crosby made a motion to approve the Coastal Incentive Grant/Future Growth Master Plan engineering fee proposal and deliverables in the amount of $25,000. Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
Consider approval of GMA/GMEBS Life and Health Program Waiting Period Declaration to 60 days for new employees. Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the GMA/GMEBS Life and Health Program Waiting Period Declaration. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
Consider approval of the purchase of a portable diesel powered pump set for the Lift Station. Vice-Mayor Baxter stated there is no action on this item at this time due to an improper seal on the newest pumps the city has purchased. Environmental One has been contacted and will be looking into the design to see if there is a defect.
Vice-Mayor Baxter reported that this concludes the items presented for consideration for inclusion on the Council agenda prior to the deadline of Wednesday, September 11, 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 8:00pm. 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.