The City Council of the City of Rainbow City, Alabama, met in regular session at City Hall at 6:30 p.m., and upon roll call by Barbara T. Wester, City Clerk/Treasurer the following members answered present: Mayor: Terry John Calhoun, Council members: Anita Bedwell, Bobby McCartney, Lloyd Matthews, Larry Keenum and Kris Cornutt. The same constituting a quorum of the City Council, the following business was transacted. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Terry John Calhoun. Invocation was given by Kris Cornutt. Mayor Calhoun led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented the minutes of July 23, 2012 for review, and asked if there were any corrections, additions, or deletions.   There being none, Anita Bedwell make a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun introduced Kenneth Payne, Beautification Board Chairman. Kenneth then proceeded to call the name of the 2012 Business award winners: Walgreens of Rainbow City, Regency Pointe, and Trent Thrasher Construction. He then called the residential winners: John and Rebecca Noojin, Thomas Calhoun, Jerry and Betty Umphrey, Marvin and Pam Gann, Jeff and Pam Boyd, and Harvey Fail. Kenneth thanked all the winners, and told everyone that they could call the Board Members any time and make a recommendation for the upcoming year.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated this is a public hearing concerning Ordinance No. 486. The Planning Commission recommended the annexation of 2.27 acres of land behind Choice Fabricators. Zoning will be M-l, Manufacturing District. The property is owned by David Chadwick, and he is planning on expansion of his building. Anita Bedwell made a motion to introduce the ordinance. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to suspend the rules for immediate consideration. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun asked for a roll call vote as follows:

 

                               Anita Bedwell                   yes

                                Bobby McCartney            yes

                                Lloyd Matthews               yes

                                Larry Keenum                    yes

                                Kris Cornutt                        yes

                                Mayor Calhoun                 yes

                Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Anita Bedwell made a motion to adopt Ordinance No. 486. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun asked for a roll call vote as follows:

Anita Bedwell                   yes

                                                                                Bobby McCartney            yes

                                                                                Lloyd Matthews               yes

                                                                                Larry Keenum                    yes

                                                                                Kris Cornutt                        yes

                Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented a recommendation from the Planning Commission for the City to accept Woodland Cove Lane as a city street. Lloyd Matthews made a motion for the City to accept the street. Larry Keenum 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 City Clerk to appoint Thomas Moon, as Inspector at the Community Center, and to appoint Patti McDaniel as Ballot Clerk at Riddles Bend Fire Station to replace Mr. Moon.   Larry Keenum made a motion to approve the appointments. Bobby McCartney 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 CVS, located at 3403 Rainbow Drive, for Retail Beer, Off Premises only, and Retail Table Wine, Off Premises only. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to approve the request. 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 it is time to bid out the City’s gas and diesel fuel. Bobby McCartney made a motion to send out bids and open the bids September 10, 2012 at 6:00 pm.   Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated the grant is ready for the EMA Storm Shelter for Riddles Bend, and the Mayor asked Heath Williamson to elaborate on the shelters. Heath said the shelter for Riddles Bend is ready, and the grant is for $163,14l.00. The City will have to pay 41,000.00. He said the shelter for City Hall will come next.   Mayor Calhoun said he needs permission to sign the paperwork for this grant. Larry Keenum made a motion for the Mayor to sign the necessary paperwork. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented a recommendation from Chief Carroll to promote Chase Jenkins to Captain.  Larry Keenum made a motion to promote him to Captain, at his current rate of pay. Lloyd Matthews 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 Chief Carroll, for Clayton Lawless to attend the ACJIC 2012 Users Conference, in Gulf Shores, September 17-20, 2012, for a cost of $l50.00, plus lodging of $366.00. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to approve this request. Bobby McCartney 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 Library will be closed August 29, 2012 for Staff Development. Books, Videos, DVDs and audiobooks may be returned in the book drop located at the back of the building.   He then presented the following monthly departmental reports, and asked if anyone has comments or discussion. There being none, he asked that the records show that the reports were presented.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented a request for funding from Community Action of Etowah County, and stated the City gave $250.00 last year. Larry Keenum made a motion to approve this request. Lloyd Matthews 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 for the speed limit on Hood Road to be changed to 15 MPH. Discussion followed. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to approve the change. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes, except Bobby McCartney who voted no. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented a request from Tina Brooks, Librarian, to amend the library’s budget. The budget will be increased to reflect money received from the Alabama Public Library Service for a one-time bonus payment of $502.22. The money will be used to purchase books for the library’s collection. Anita Bedwell made a motion to approve the request. Kris Cornutt 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 Court Clerk for the following travel request: Judge Stover and her to attend the Ala. Municipal Court Clerks and Magistrates Association Conference at Perdido Beach Resort, September 20-22, 2012. The cost of the seminar is $30.00, plus mileage and hotel. This will be paid out of the court fund. Larry Keenum made a motion to approve this request. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated that McCartney Construction can’t get to the fall paving project, and turned it over to Heath Williamson, City Engineer. Heath stated the next bidder is J & D Paving.   Heath said it’s an open ended contract with the County. They give a price per ton of asphalt with no total because it’s unknown. The work order using that contract is estimated to total about $200,000.00. The contract number is FY2011-2012-17, “In Place Asphalt.”   Lloyd Matthews said he would like to add Flamingo Road to this project. Heath said this would run between $2500.00 and $5,000.00. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to award the bid. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Lloyd Matthews made a motion for Chief Carroll to get with the City Engineer to put speed bumps on Montrose Avenue. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Heath Williamson, City Engineer said he looked at the recommendation of putting speed bumps at Janelle Avenue and Brown Avenue. He stated for safety purposes, he recommended cross-walk stripping and lights.   Lloyd Matthews made a motion to this effect. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes.   Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Lloyd Matthews stated that Ronnie Tillery had given the City a temporary easement to clean out his ditch. It is around 350 feet. Heath is getting with the core of engineers. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to clean out the ditch. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes.   Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Kris Cornutt congratulated the Beautification award winners and the giving of time of the Beautification Board members. He said he appreciated all they do.   Larry Keenum said he was glad to see everyone here tonight.   Anita Bedwell stated the Summer Reading Program has been a great success. She then mentioned the lighting at the Library and Community Center parking lot needed repair. Eddie Cline stated it was being repaired at this time.

 

  1. Lloyd Matthews said he wanted to put in the form of a motion that the City pays 100% of all family coverage insurance for all employees of the City. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Anita Bedwell made a motion to table this until the next council meeting, for further study. Bobby McCartney seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun asked for a roll call vote as follows:

 

Anita Bedwell                   yes

Bobby McCartney            yes

                                                                                Lloyd Matthews               no

                                                                                Larry Keenum                    yes

                                                                                Kris Cornutt                        no

                Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

 

 

 

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

 

Time adjourned: 7:05 p.m.

 

                                                                                                                _______________________________________

                                                                                                                     Barbara T. Wester, City Clerk/Treasurer

 

                                                                                                                _______________________________________

                                                                                                                                Terry John Calhoun, Mayor                                                                                        

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