STATE OF ALABAMA

COUNTY OF ETOWAH

CITY OF RAINBOW CITY-COUNCIL MEETING-FEBRUARY 27, 2017

The City Council of the City of Rainbow City, Alabama, met in regular session at City Hall at

5:00 p.m., and upon roll call by the City Clerk, Barbara T. Wester, the following members answered present: Terry John Calhoun, Mayor: Council members: Anita Bedwell, Bobby McCartney, Tim Ramsey, Larry Keenum, and Rick Hill. The same constituting a quorum of the City Council, the following business was transacted. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Calhoun. Invocation was given by Anita Bedwell. Mayor Calhoun led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented the minutes of February 13, 2017 for review, and asked if there were any corrections, additions, or deletions. There being none, Rick Hill moved and Tim Ramsey seconded the motion to approve the minutes as presented. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
  2. Mayor Calhoun stated no bids were received on the Police Department surplus list from the last council meeting, February 13, 2017, so the items can be destroyed.
  3. Mayor Calhoun said he needs approval for him and the City Clerk to sign all paperwork with the Exchange Bank to secure the necessary funds in the amount of $640,000.00, more or less, for the line of credit to build an Animal Control Building on Steel Station Road. When the project is completed and funds are drawn to the desired amount, the Exchange Bank will notify the City of the revised payment amount, not to exceed $4,688.19 monthly. The loan is secured by Certificate #23193, 23194, ad 23195. Maturity will be September 2, 2032. The only closing cost is $150.00 for the loan processing fee. The City is savings thousands of dollars in closing costs and interest by establishing this line of credit. Anita Bedwell made a motion to approve the request.

Rick Hill seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

  1. Mayor Calhoun said a new checking account will need to be opened at the Exchange Bank for the Animal Control Building. The signers will be the City Clerk, Payroll clerk and the Mayor. Rick Hill made a motion to open the account with these signers. Tim Ramsey seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
  2. Mayor Calhoun presented the attached surplus list from the Police Department. List attached. Rick Hill made a motion to surplus all the items; and the top list of items can be destroyed, and the bottom list will be put on govdeals.com. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all I favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
  3. Mayor Calhoun presented the attached list of items from the Street Department to be surplused. Anita Bedwell made a motion to surplus the items and to send out bid notices, and open bids at the next council meeting at 4:30 p.m. Rick Hill seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
  4. Tim Ramsey made a motion to donate $500.00 for the 2nd annual 5K Run to conquer cancer. The event will be April 29, 2017. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. Rick Hill seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
  5. Mayor Calhoun stated he received a phone call from Robert Carlton giving the City 7.6 acres of land south of Lumley Road near the Airport. Mr. Carlton told him there is a proposed right-of-way that has never been opened for a road, and the only stipulation is that if the road is ever opened, to name the road Robert Jackson Lee road after his grandfather who owned the farm. Mr. Carlton requested the property be used for a public use, such as ballfields. Anita Bedwell made a motion to accept this property, pending a title check and survey. Rick Hill seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
  6. Rick Hill made a motion to name the new animal control building the Rainbow City Animal Shelter. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
  7. Rick Hill said that Evan Walker, a local musician, made an offer to the City to do a concert as a fund raiser for the animal shelter.
  8. Rick Hill said he has been talking with the City Mechanic on an oil purchase. He can purchase 15w 40 diesel oil thru Green Oil Company for $5.80 per gallon, and he is saving the City $4.10 from the price of the State Bid list and $3.00 off the price if purchased local. Green Oil will provide the oil tank and supplies and will provide us bulk delivery of 150 gallons at delivery time. He can get 5W 30 oil off the State Bid for $10.40 a gallon, and $4.40 from Green Oil Company in bulk. This is less than the State bid price on the purchase. Rick Hill made a motion to purchase the oil. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
  9. Anita Bedwell thanked Exchange Bank for the good job they do for us.
  10. Mayor Calhoun announced that Center Stage will have a free concert every Saturday

night from 7-11:00 p.m., until the Chocolate Festival, and will have one the night of the festival after the festival is over.

There being no further business to come before the Council at this time, Anita Bedwell made a motion to adjourn.

Time Adjourned: 5:25 p.m.

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Barbara T. Wester, City Clerk/Treasurer

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Terry John Calhoun, Mayor

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