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: Terry John Calhoun, Mayor, 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 Bobby McCartney. Mayor Calhoun led the Pledge of A

llegiance to the flag.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented the minutes of November 24, 2008 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. 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 recommendation from the Planning Commission to accept the following city streets: English Lane off WestMinister, the remainder of Hayden Avenue, the remainder of Autumnwood Lane and the remainder of Cole Lane, all in Montrose Gardens; and Laurel Wood drive in the Laurel Wood Subdivision off Hill Street.   Larry Keenum made a motion to accept the streets into the city. 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 to contribute $l200.00 to The Greater Etowah MR 310 Board. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to grant the 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 asked the Council if anyone had comments or questions on the monthly departmental reports. If not, he asked the records show they were presented.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun turned over the appointment of the Fire Chief to Kris Cornutt, Chairman of the Fire Department Committee.   Kris stated the committee recommended the appointment of Melvin Potter and made a motion to appoint Melvin.   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 for the approval of Retail Beer and Retail Table Wine (off premises only) for the Vanitani Food Mart next to Dave Menegay Hyundai. Bobby McCartney 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 stated he attended a meeting today with the Etowah County Commission and other mayors in the surrounding cities concerning the possibility of a regional waste water treatment plant to serve Gadsden and surrounding cities.  One plant will serve all the cities. It will be more cost efficient than each city building their own. The regional plant will serve Rainbow City, Gadsden, Southside, Hokes Bluff, Glencoe

and Attalla.   The cooperative district will be established by the County Commission.

 

  1. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to change the council meeting from December 22, 2008 to December 29, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.   Bobby McCartney seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Kris Cornutt stated that he wished everyone a Merry Christmas.

 

  1. Larry Keenum stated he has talked with Sheriff Entrekin about a centralized dispatch center. The County needs all cities on board to seek funds from Washington. Discussion followed.

 

  1. Bobby McCartney stated a new employee will be coming to the Recreation Department on the 10th and he is making a motion to authorize Eddie Cline to purchase him a desk, computer, chair, and file cabinet from the Recreation fund. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

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

 

Time adjourned:   6:55 p.m.

 

 

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Barbara T. Wester, City Clerk/Treasurer

 

 

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Terry John Calhoun, Mayor

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainbow City, AL 35906

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