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 Acting City Clerk, Beth Lee, the following members answered present:

 

Terry John Calhoun, Mayor

 

Council members:

 

Anita Bedwell

Bobby McCartney

Lloyd Matthews

Larry Keenum

Kris Cornutt

 

The same constituting a quorum of the City Council, the following business was transacted.

 

  1. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Calhoun.

 

  1. Invocation was given by Anita Bedwell.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun led the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented the minutes of December 8, 2008 for review, and asked if there were any corrections, additions, or deletions. Lloyd Matthews moved and Kris Cornutt seconded the motion to approve the minutes as presented.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented a request from Chief Ragan to accept the resignations of Police Officers, Tyler Young, Jay Freeman, and Sergeant John Bryant effective December 10, 2008. Larry Keenum moved and Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion to accept the resignations. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun requested the approval of the emergency posting of three (3) police officers which closed on December 22, 2008. Larry Keenum moved and Kris Cornutt seconded the motion to approve the posting. Mayor Calhoun requested that the minutes show that it was an emergency situation. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Anita Bedwell, Chairman of the Finance Committee, made a recommendation to underwrite the Alabama Chocolate Festival but with a cap of $30,000. The Chamber will continue to sell ads and sponsorships for this event. Any profits from the Chocolate Festival will go back to The Chamber in an account for next year’s event. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Discussion followed. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented a request from The Chamber Gadsden & Etowah County for the city to purchase a table for eight (8) at the annual dinner on January 30, 2009 for $280.00. Bobby McCartney moved and Anita Bedwell seconded the motion to purchase the table. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun read a letter from Carolyn Beecham thanking firemen Nick Hill and Jason Green for their professionalism and compassion as they assisted her husband in getting out of the car after returning home from UAB with a fractured pelvis.

 

 

 

Council Minutes

December 29, 2008

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  1. Larry Keenum presented a request from Chief Ragan to accept $1,051.00 from the sale of car #14 (2001 Ford) into the police department’s auto repair & maintenance acct. (01-430-260) and to accept $128.00 from Fred’s store in their yearly promotion to assist local law enforcement on 9/11 to account (01-430-260). Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Kris Cornutt elaborated on Mrs. Beecham’s letter dated December 6, 2008. Kris presented a request from Chief Potter regarding the completion of fireman Todd Cook’s one (1) year probationary period and that he be promoted to Firefighter Basic/EMT with his pay to be $11.50 per hour. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion.   All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Kris Cornutt also presented a request from Chief Potter regarding the completion of David Divine’s six (6) month probationary period after being promoted to Captain. He requested his pay to be increased to $14.25 per hour. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Lloyd Matthews, Chairman of the Street & Sanitation Committee, made the recommendation that effective December 30, 2008 Loyd Barnard will be driving the limb truck and Ricky Collins on the garbage truck. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Jason Presley appeared before the council requesting help with speeders at the corner of Peteet and Joham where he lives. Mayor Calhoun asked Greg Payne if he would contact the stripers to install stop sign bumps. Discussion followed.

 

  1. Lloyd Matthews moved and Kris Cornutt seconded the motion for the council to go into Executive Session.

 

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

 

Time Adjourned: 6:45 p.m.

 

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Beth Lee, Acting City Clerk

 

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Terry John Calhoun, Mayor

 

 

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