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 the City Clerk, Barbara T. Wester, the following members answered present: Mayor: Terry John Calhoun, Council members: Anita Bedwell, Lloyd Matthews, and Kris Cornutt.   Absent: Bobby McCartney and Larry Keenum. 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 Kris Cornutt. Mayor Calhoun led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

 

Mayor Calhoun presented the minutes of July 26, 2010 for review and asked if there were any corrections, additions or deletions. There being none, Lloyd Matthews made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun stated the next order of business is the awarding of the beautification awards by Chairman, Kenneth Payne. He stated six (6) awards will be awarded and presented the award and stand that will be put in each yard. Kenneth then presented awards to the following: Rainbow Manor and Regency Pointe received the business awards. Residential awards were presented to James Long, 108 Sweetwater Lane, Marvin and Pamela Gann, 112 St. Martin Drive, Peggy Smart, 200 Canoe Creek Road and Dave and Mary Ann Luther, 112 Royal Troon Drive. Kenneth stated this was a difficult choice because so many yards in the City are really beautiful. He thanked his committee members for all their hard work.

 

Mayor Calhoun stated this is a public hearing concerning Ordinance No. 473, an ordinance to prohibit electronic messaging while driving in the City.   Lloyd Matthews made a motion to introduce the ordinance. Anita Bedwell made a motion to suspend the rules for immediate consideration. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun asked for a roll call vote as follows:

 

Anita Bedwell               yes

Bobby McCartney        absent

Lloyd Matthews           yes

Larry Keenum              absent

Kris Cornutt                 yes

Mayor Calhoun            yes

Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.   Lloyd Matthews made a motion to adopt Ordinance No. 473. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun asked for a roll call vote as follows:

 

Anita Bedwell   yes

Bobby McCartney        absent

Lloyd Matthews           yes

Larry Keenum              absent

Kris Cornutt                 yes

Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun stated the clerk opened bids at 6:00 p.m. for the painting of City Hall. Three (3) bids were received. Hugh Cox Painting Contractors had a bid of $8,597.00 for City Hall and Addendum one for the Fire Department he had a bid of $l288.00. Tommy Pope Construction had a bid of $45,800.00 for City Hall and a bid of $8400.00 for Addendum one for the Fire Department. Larry Mince Flooring & Interiors by Carolyn had a bid of $43,600.00 for City Hall and a bid of $8000.00 for Addendum one for the Fire Department. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to award the painting bid to Hugh Cox Painting Contractors. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun discussed the trash on LaSalle Street, where a house was torn down. Discussion followed. Mayor Calhoun asked the Street & Sanitation Committee to come up with something at the next Council meeting.

 

Mayor Calhoun stated Chief Ragan recommended a pay increase for Officer Will Bishop who recently graduated from N. E. Alabama police Academy. His pay will be $12.00 per hour. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to grant the pay increase. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun stated Chief Ragan checked on a street light at the cul-de-sac of 708 Cambridge Court.   Discussion followed. Died for lack of a motion.

 

Mayor Calhoun turned over the Animal Control Contract to Anita Bedwell, Finance Committee Chairman. Discussion followed.

 

Mayor Calhoun presented an ad request from Chris Wright, Rock 105.9 for sponsorship of the Southside Panthers Football team. Discussion followed. Died for lack of a motion.

 

Mayor Calhoun stated Jill Albert of KPS Group recommended Jones, Blair, Waldrup and Tucker, Inc., to provide construction engineering, inspection and testing on the Lumley Road Trail Project. The fee for these services is a maximum of 15% of the total contract amount. However, the City will be billed monthly based on hourly rates according to the current ALDOT audit. The grant for this project is an 80/20 match. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to use Jones, Blair, Waldrup and Tucker for the project.   Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes, except Kris Cornutt who abstained.   Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun presented the following monthly departmental reports: Community Center, Library, Court, Building, Police, and Fire Department. He asked for comments. There were none.

 

Lloyd Matthews discussed the purchasing of boots in the Street and Sanitation Department from Anderson Shoes & Boots. Discussion followed. Lloyd then made a motion that starting September l, 2010; the Street & Sanitation Department will be allowed to go to Anderson’s to purchase one pair of boots, up to $125.00, from the date of the purchase. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say ayes. All aye. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Kris Cornutt explained that the reason he abstained from voting on the Lumley Road Project is because Jill Albert is a family member. He then stated Chief Potter recommended promoting Craig Hill to the rank of Lieutenant at $12.75 per hour, starting at the next pay period, with a six month probation period. After the probation period he will go to $l3.50 per hour. Chris stated he was making this in the form of a motion.   Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried. He then thanked Kenneth Payne and all the board members for their hard work.

 

Allan Cosby, Superintendent appeared before the Council thanking them for supporting the schools. He said school opened this year with a record enrollment.   Tanya Clark, Principal at John Jones Elementary also thanked the Council for all they do for the school.

 

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

 

Time Adjourned: 7:05 p.m.

 

 

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Terry John Calhoun, Mayor

 

 

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Barbara T. Wester, City Clerk/Treasurer

 

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