Official Minutes of the May 16, 2013 Council Meeting
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Tipton with Councilman Myrick giving the invocation. Councilmembers Baxter, Griffin, Kerby, Myrick and Rawlings were present. Also present were Attorney Dickey, City Administrator Akridge, and Asst. City Clerk Diane Proudfoot.
Mayor Tipton called for a motion on the approval of the draft copy of the May 2, 2013 meeting. Councilwoman Griffin wished to have on record that she seconded the motion regarding the drainage improvements on Tipton Road based on Mayor Pro-Tem Baxter’s comments leading into the motion that the drainage improvements would require a construction easement. Councilman Kerby also stated that although he worded the motion as written permission, he felt we should treat these like other drainage projects. After discussion, Councilman Baxter made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the May 2, 2013 meeting with the correction to remove the words “written permission” on the drainage item and replace with “regular maintenance easement”. Affirmative votes were received from Councilmembers Baxter, Myrick, Kerby and Griffin. Councilman Rawlings abstained due to his absence at that meeting. Councilman Baxter made a motion to approve the draft copy of the May 7, 2013 meeting. Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the agenda of the May 16, 2013. Councilman Rawlings seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
Administrative and Committee reports:
Councilman Myrick reported:
1. Councilman Myrick recognized Jeffrey & Tristan Grimes who were exploring at the Rail Bed Side Walk Trail and discovered some artifacts they wanted to donate to the History Museum, the items included old bottles, railroad spikes and other items. Council thanked the boys for their endeavor and desire to donate these items to the City Museum.
2. Reported that the Veterans Freedom Park dedication will be held on Memorial Day and the time will be posted on the sign.
3. Wished to acknowledge that the Veterans Monument project is the only project he can remember that has been a full united and supported project by everyone.
City Administrator Akridge reported:
1. A letter was received on May 3, 2013 from DNR that the City of Bloomingdale’s Coastal Incentive Grant for the Master Plan for future growth & development was highly ranked and sent to the Federal Government National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration with hopes of approval and a contract for execution in September.
2. The Local Maintenance Improvement Grant resurfacing and striping project is complete.
OLD BUSINESS: None
1. Consider proposal from Hussey, Gay, Bell and DeYoung for Phase III Drainage Improvements. Councilman Kerby made a motion to table this item. Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
2. Consider lighting proposal from Georgia Power for the Community Center. Councilman Baxter made a motion to approve the proposal for extra lights at the Community Center. Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed with five votes.
3. Consider a proposal from Karp, Ronning & Tindol, P.C. for auditing services. Councilman Kerby made a motion to approval the proposal from Karp, Ronning & Tindol for a SPLOST audit at a cost not to exceed $2,500 and to approval the proposal for the annual audit at a cost not to exceed $11,000. Councilman Baxter seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
4. Consider establishing dates for City Council meetings in June, July, August and September. Councilman Myrick made a motion to establish the summer council meetings as the third Thursday during the months of June, July, August and September. Councilman Baxter seconded the motion and it passed with five 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, May 8, 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 7:30pm. 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.