The City Council of the City of Rainbow City, Alabama, met in regular session at City Hall at 6:00 p.m., and upon roll call by the City Clerk, Barbara T. Wester, the following members answered present: Mayor: Terry John Calhoun; Council members: Bobby McCartney, Tim Ramsey, Larry Keenum and Rick Hill. Anita Bedwell, absent. 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 Larry Keenum. Mayor Calhoun led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented the minutes of June 23, 2014 for review, and asked if there were any corrections, additions, or deletions. There being none, Bobby McCartney made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. 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 that Josh Bates wants to purchase some property behind the City Shop that the City recently purchased. The City purchased 82 acres. Mr. Bates purchased his home two (2) years ago, and wants to purchase 41 feet of property from the City. He will pay the cost of all fees to get the paperwork done, and the price will be prorated based on the price the City paid per acre. Rick Hill made a motion to sell him the property. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun said interviews were held for the hiring of two (2) police officers. They are Adam Stanfield and Timothy Kimbrough. Timothy is certified. Both officers will start to work on Friday, July 18, 2014. Adam’s starting pay will be $11.25 per hour and Timothy’s starting pay will be $12.25 per hour.   Rick Hill made a motion to this effect. Tim Ramsey seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented the following monthly departmental reports: Police & Animal Control, Fire, Community Center, Library, and Court. He asked if any of the department heads has any comments. There were none. He asked the minutes show the reports were presented.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented a request from the “Messenger” concerning the 2014 Football Preview for Etowah County’s Big Ten.     Tim Ramsey made a motion to do the same as we did last year. Rick Hill seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.                                              

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented a request from the Gadsden Symphony for a donation. Died for lack of a motion.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented a request from WHMA, Anniston Radio Station 1390 to purchase adds to support our troops. Discussion followed. Larry Keenum made a motion to table until the next council meeting for further discussion. 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 correction needs to be made to the minutes of January 14, 2014, Item 10. Carpet was purchased from Dalton Carpet for a cost of $7,787.88, instead of $6,099.90. The department was given two (2) quotes and the wrong one was turned in. Bobby McCartney made a motion to make this correction. Rick Hill seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented a request from B. Jenkins Enterprises, LLC for an alcohol license approval. The property is Fuel Depot across from Fitness Plus in Rainbow City. Larry Keenum made a motion to approve the request. Tim Ramsey seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun announced that the “2014” Back to School Sales Tax Holiday will be August 1-3, 2014. He then asked that all department heads start work on their budgets, and try to turn then in by August 7. He also announced that tomorrow is Election Day, and asked that everyone please go out and vote.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun said the council met with Lana Bellew, Grant Writer DBA Basic Administrative Solutions, (Contractor) at pre-council and discussed grant writing.

She will be looking at grants for the city, such as a Police Training Center, Splash Pad, Recycling, and paving of Canoe Creek Road. The only time she will be paid is when she is able to get a grant, and only if the grant states in the Contract that she can be compensated as a contractor at the rate of 10% of each grant. Rick Hill made a motion to hire Ms. Bellew. Tim Ramsey seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Tim Ramsey congratulated the two (2) new police officers. He then asked that any employee who would like to help with the Dragon Boat the City sponsored, for Habitat for Humanity, contact Beth in the Mayor’s office. Rick Hill also welcomed the two (2) new police officers.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun announced the new tractor will be delivered this week. It is a John Deere 5100M Utility Tractor, ID#1LV5100MCEJ640213, with a John Deere H260 Standard Loader, ID#1P0H260XLED012440, purchased from Snead AG Supply & Services. He said he would like to purchase a John Deere CX15 – 10 Ft. Flex-Wing Rotary Cutter, for a cost of $13.200.00. Bobby McCartney made a motion to purchase the Flex Wing Rotary Cutter.   Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Kenneth Payne thanked the Beautification Board Members for their help recently, in choosing the homes that received the award for this year. He said the signs are up in the yards of all the beautification board winners.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun said employees were allowed to put their name in a box for a drawing for 10 tickets to attend the Cultural Arts’ First Annual Rock the River Concert at Coosa Landing. Only 8 employees put their names in the box. They are as follows: Kathy Hill, Wiley McLain, Carmen Hopper, Joyce Ponder, Jennie Garnett, Cheryl Ayres, Linda Cleveland and Barbara Wester. All 8 of these employees received a ticket, and 2 tickets were drawn and Kathy Hill and Linda Cleveland received 2 tickets each.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun thanked Jason Hill for taking down the signs in the city.

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

Time adjourned: 6:25 p.m.

 

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                                                                                 Barbara T. Wester, City Clerk/Treasurer

 

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                                                                                           Terry John Calhoun, Mayor

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