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/Treasurer, Barbara T. Wester, the following members answered present: Mayor: Terry John Calhoun; Council members: Anita Bedwell, Bobby McCartney, and Tim Ramsey. Absent: 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. Mayor Calhoun said he would like to announce that Thursday, September 11, the City will be having a 15 minute ceremony around the flag in front of City Hall, to remember and honor the victims of this horrible day, and to honor those who serve. He invited everyone who could, to attend.
- Mayor Calhoun presented the minutes of August 25, 2014 for review, and asked if there were any corrections, additions, or deletions. There being none, Anita Bedwell made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Bobby McCartney seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
- Mayor Calhoun stated this is a public hearing concerning Ordinance No. 507. The Planning Commission recommended the annexation of the property of Mr. and Mrs. Jason Gladden, located at 1421 Briarcliff Road into the City, and zone it Agricultural District. He asked if there were any comments for the ordinance. Mr. Gladden said he was here to speak in favor of the ordinance. Mayor Calhoun then asked if anyone was here to speak against the ordinance. There was no one present in opposition to the ordinance. Mayor Calhoun then said the ordinance would be on the next agenda for adoption.
- Mayor Calhoun said the Clerk opened bids at pre-council at 5:30 p.m., for a Glock 21, serial #LSF610, which was surplused at the August 25th Council meeting. Only one (1) bid was received. Tommy Watts had a bid of $2.00. Tim Ramsey made a motion to accept the bid. Bobby McCartney seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
- Mayor Calhoun stated no bids were received for the items in the Police Department that was surplused at the August 25th Council meeting, so they can be destroyed.
- Mayor Calhoun said items in the Street Department that was surplused at Council meeting July 28, 2014 was put on govdeals.com, but did not sell, so he would like to take bids on the following items and open the bids at the next council meeting at 5:30 p.m. They are as follows: a 1988 Chevrolet one-ton truck, serial #5738, a 1984 Chevrolet dump truck, serial #6674, and a 1984 Chevrolet Dump truck, serial #5172. Bobby McCartney made a motion to this effect. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
- Mayor Calhoun presented the following monthly departmental reports: Community Center, Building, Library, Fire, Police and Court. He asked if anyone has comments. There being none, he asked that the minutes show the reports were presented.
- Mayor Calhoun presented the resignation of Adam Stanfield in the police department, effective September 2, 2014. Tim Ramsey made a motion to accept his resignation. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
- Mayor Calhoun presented an invoice for expenses incurred for the purchase of uniforms, equipment, etc. for Adam Stanfield. Discussion followed. Tim Ramsey made a motion to table until the next council meeting. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
- Mayor Calhoun presented an ad request from the Chamber of Commerce for the Current Magazine, and Goodyear Boys and Girls Club Golf Tournament. Died for lack of a motion.
- Mayor Calhoun announced that the EMA would test outdoor warning sirens tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. He then announced that the City would be receiving the FEMA $l.250M grant that the City has been working on with CDG Engineers for about five (5) years. This is the Horton Creek Drainage Improvements, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program HMGP DR (LPDM-PJ-04-AL-2009-002). We have 90 days to get engineering work started. Chuck Chitwood will be at the next council meeting with the agreement. The project will extend from Druid Park thru Covered Bridge to the Gadsden City Limits. Should be completed before September 30, 2017.
There being no further business to come before the council at this time, Tim Ramsey made a motion to adjourn.
Time adjourned: 6:25 p.m.
Barbara T. Wester, City Clerk/Treasurer
Terry John Calhoun, Mayor