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, absent, Bobby McCartney, Lloyd Matthews, Larry Keenum and Kris Cornutt answered present.   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 Larry Keenum. Mayor Calhoun led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

 

Mayor Calhoun turned over the hiring of a police officer to Larry Keenum.   Larry made a motion to hire John Bryant to replace Wayne Garmon who recently retired. The rate of pay is $12.00 per hour. He is a certified officer. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun presented the minutes of November 28, 2011 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. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

The Clerk opened bids for the underground wiring for the Leon Glidewell softball field. Two bids were received: (1)   Butler Electrical Contractors had a bid of $21,631.80 and (2) Temple Electric Co., Inc. had a bid of $22,400.00. Bobby McCartney made a motion to accept the low bid. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes.   Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun presented a request from Tina Brooks, Librarian, to attend the Children’s Summer Reading Kickoff Conference on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at the Alabama Public Library Service in Montgomery. Only cost will be mileage. Lloyd Matthews made a motion for Tina to attend the conference. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun asked for the City to install a street light at 203 Adele Street and 205 Laura Wood Drive.   Discussion followed.   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.

 

Discussion was held on a door that has a broken glass at 106 Royal Troon Drive. The City Attorney said to turn this incident over to the City’s Insurance.

 

Mayor Calhoun presented a request for a sign renewal at Rainbow Middle School for basketball, in the amount of $50.00. Discussion followed. Kris Cornutt made a motion to renew this sign. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

Mayor Calhoun then presented a request from the Southside Lady Panther Softball for a sign renewal in the amount of $100.00. Discussion followed. Kris Cornutt made a motion to table this item.   Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun presented a request from the Lady Fusion U14 girls for a donation to go to Greensboro, N. C. on June 7-10, 2012; to represent the State in the play offs. They won the Division II U14 Girls Alabama State Championship on November 13, 2011. Discussion followed. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to give the team $250.00. Kris Cornutt 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, Court, Library, Fire and Police Department. He asked if anyone has questions or comments. There being none, he asked the records show the reports were presented.

 

Mayor Calhoun stated the old telephone system, a Panasonic DBS 96 XE with processor phone system and 48 telephones needs to be surplused.   Lloyd Matthews made a motion to surplus this system and put on govdeals.com. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun stated the following is a list of volunteer firemen: Andy J. Irvine, Patrick M. McLeod, Gary A. Murray, John-David Smith, Jeremy Brian Steward and Timothy Patrick Hussleton.   Mayor Calhoun stated this list is needed for insurance purposes.

 

Lloyd Matthews stated the next Council Meeting will be rescheduled until January 9, 2012, due to City Hall being closed for the meeting scheduled for December 26, 2011. The meeting on January 9, 2012 will start at 5:00 p.m., instead of 6:30 p.m.

Lloyd 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.

 

Lloyd then wished everyone a Merry Christmas. Kris Cornutt and Larry Keenum also wished everyone a Merry Christmas. Larry then asked everyone to keep Bryan Stone in their prayers, due to his daughter-in-law being sick. Larry also asked everyone to keep David Elliott in their prayers.   Bobby McCartney asked everyone to keep Boyd and Peggy Smart in their prayers, because their daughter has been sick.

 

Bobby then stated he would like to send out bids to contract out the grass mowing and upkeep of the grounds for the City. Bids will close January 19, 2012 at 4:00 p.m., and will be opened at this time. The Recreation Committee will meet and review the bids at this time. Bobby 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.

 

Mayor Calhoun stated he received notification that the grant the City applied for, for the Whorton Creek drainage Project, in the amount of $1,000,000.00 will be released soon.

 

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

 

Time adjourned: 7:00 p.m.

 

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                                                             Barbara T. Wester, City Clerk/Treasurer

 

                                                           

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                                                                         Terry John Calhoun, Mayor

 

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