Official minutes of the October 2, 2014 council meeting
Approved by City Council October 16, 2014
The council meeting was called to order by Mayor Rozier with Councilman Otto giving the invocation. Councilmembers Griffin, Grizzard, Kerby, Myrick, Otto, Attorney Raymond Dickey, City Administrator Charles Akridge and Asst. City Clerk Diane Proudfoot were present.
Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the September 18, 2014 council meeting. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes. Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the agenda of the October 2, 2014 meeting. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.
PUBLIC HEARING: Propose Future Growth Master Plan
Mayor Rozier opened the public hearing. There being no comments Mayor Rozier closed the public hearing
Administrative & Committee reports:
City Administrator Akridge reported:
Recreation Director Foley has initiated a “Scarecrow” contest. Anyone wishing to decorate can pick up applications from the Recreation Department or City Hall with gift card prizes in the amount of $100, $50 and $25 being awarded for first, second and third place. More information will be in the upcoming
Councilman Grizzard reported:
There will be a Bloomingdale Reunion on Sunday, November 9, 2014 beginning at 12:00noon at the Community Building, the event will be a covered dish lunch being served around 1:30pm.
The quarterly Senior Citizen luncheon will be held on Thursday, November 13th at noon at the Community Building
Councilwoman Griffin reported:
The Recreation bon-fire and trunk-or-treat will be Friday, October 24th at 6:00pm at Taylor Park;
Saturday, October 25th will be the homecoming parade with lineup beginning at 8:00am behind the school
Anyone wishing to participate should contact Recreation Director George Foley
1) PRESENTATION by Police Chief Roy Pike. Chief Pike presented Officer Walter Anderson with a Letter of Appreciation for Outstanding Performance and professionalism in regard to assistance provided to Mr. & Mrs. J.M. Dorsey on August 26, 2014.
2) Consider adoption of the Proposed Future Growth Master Plan. Councilman Myrick made a motion to table action until a workshop can be held. Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
3) Consider entering into an agreement with RiskJockey, Inc. for the use of body cameras for the Police Department. Councilman Kerby made a motion to enter into the agreement with RiskJockey for the use of body cameras for the Police Department. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
4) Consider entering into an agreement with Georgia Power for lighting services. City Administrator Akridge stated the proposal is for four (4) 30’ wood poles on Douglas Court at a cost of $655.68 per year with upfront cost of $1,435.80 and to install nine (9) High Pressure Sodium cobra heads on every three existing wood poles at a cost of $1,475.28 per year on Conaway Road. Councilman Otto made a motion to enter into the agreement with Georgia Power for the lighting service. NOTE: Councilman Myrick stated that council has been looking at areas of the city in need of lights and Douglas Court is an area that has no lights at all and it was also noted that this was discussed prior to the City Administrator moving to Douglas Court.
Mayor Rozier made a statement that October is the new cycle of the six year SPLOST program which is important to the City to avoid initiating a tax and thanked citizens for voting to continue SPLOST.
Councilman Grizzard made a motion to adjourn into executive session to discuss possible litigation. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
At the conclusion of the executive session, Councilman Myrick made a motion to return to regular session and approve the execution of the affidavit as required by the Open Meetings Act. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
Mayor Rozier reported that this concluded the items presented for consideration for inclusion on the Council agenda prior to the deadline of Wednesday, September 10, 2014.
The accounts payables were presented with Councilman Myrick making a motion to pay the bills, Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
There being no further business, Councilman Otto made a motion to adjourn at 8:13pm. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
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.