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, Bobby McCartney, Lloyd Matthews, and Kris Cornutt. Larry Keenum was absent. 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.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented the minutes of February 8, 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. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun read a proclamation to Presley Johnson, a fourth grade student at John Jones recognizing her as Student of the Month for Etowah County, and proclaiming February 22, 2010 as Presley Johnson Day. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Johnson.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented a proposal from the Etowah County Commission to possibly contract shelter services for the animal control program. Discussion followed.

Died for lack of a motion.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented a request from Junior Achievement for $150.00. Bobby McCartney made a motion to give them $150.00. 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 Jay Stover, President of the Rainbow City Crimson Panthers Youth Athletics requesting the City accept $400.00 from Honda, and issues a W-9 to Honda for this money.   Honda offers $200.00 grants to non-profit organizations when associates and/or their spouses volunteer a minimum of 40 hours within a 12-month period. The panthers have received two grants in the amount of $400.00. Lloyd Matthews made a motion for the City to accept the $400.00 and give Honda a W-9. Bobby McCartney seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated the City has two proposals for security for City Hall. The lowest is Alarm Guard with a bid of $5,684.80, and the funds will come out of the Court System. Anita Bedwell made a motion to let them handle the installation. Bobby McCartney seconded the motion.   Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes.

Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated the Southside Wrestling Team won the State Wrestling Championship, and has not won since 1989. Discussion followed. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to give them $500.00 toward the purchase of their rings. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun recognized Officer Gerry Lyons for being selected to attend a seven day professional development visit to the Ukraine. He will be training police officers how to implement Ukraine’s law course, Live by the Rules (based on Alabama’s Play by the Rules program” into the classroom.

 

  1. Lloyd Matthews stated the City is requesting bids on the changing of oil and filters in city vehicles. The vehicles using synthetic oil will be changed as the manufacturer requires and the vehicles that use regular oil will be changed as the manufacturer requires. Lloyd made a motion to open the bids at the next Council Meeting, March 8, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Anita Bedwell stated $2,000.00 be designated to the Fire Department for the Easter Egg Hunt. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Bobby McCartney stated the Recreation Department received three quotes for the little league field located beside the Rainbow City Recreation Center for six rounds of spring and fall pre emergent, post emergent spot treatment and first/second/third round fertilization. The low bid is CopelandScapes at $l368.00 annually or $114.00 monthly. Bobby made a motion for CopelandScapes to handle the chemical regiment for this field. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mr. Bell appeared before the Council concerning the city’s property on Steel Station Road and Pineview Circle. Discussion followed.

 

There being no further business to come before the Council at this time, Kris Cornutt

made a motion to adjourn.

 

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Barbara T. Wester, City Clerk/Treasurer

 

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Terry John Calhoun, Mayor

 

 

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