Official Minutes of the Called Council Meeting - May 7, 2013

Approved by Council May 16, 2013



The meeting was called to order by Mayor Tipton. Councilman Baxter gave the invocation.  Councilmembers Baxter, Crosby, Griffin, Kerby, Myrick, Rawlings, Attorney Dickey, City Administrator Akridge, Captain Blair Jeffcoat, Public Works Superintendent Ernest Grizzard and Asst. City Clerk Diane Proudfoot were present.  


Mayor Tipton thanked council and citizens for attending and stated he had called the meeting to discuss the change order for the sidewalk/trails running along the Railroad Bed to the city owned “Singleton” property that had been approved at the last council meeting.  The Mayor felt there needed to be an understanding as to where the trail is being placed and the impact it would have on the area.  Mayor Tipton had some concerns and resolutions to share with council.  The Mayor began reading the list of concerns related to this project but was interrupted by Councilman Rawlings.  Due to repeatedly being interrupted and being called a liar by Councilman Rawlings, Mayor Tipton entertained a motion to adjourn stating that a he would furnish a copy of the written concerns to each councilmember and a copy would be included as part of the minutes.  Councilman Baxter made a motion to adjourn stating he would not waste his or anyone else’s time.  Councilman Crosby seconded the motion.  Councilmembers Baxter, Crosby, Kerby, Myrick and Rawlings voted to adjourn.  Councilwoman Griffin did not vote to adjourn stating there had been nothing solved.  The motion to adjourn passed with five affirmative votes.


Respectfully submitted,


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.