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, 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 Calhoun. Invocation was given by Bobby McCartney. Mayor Calhoun led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

 

Mayor Calhoun presented the minutes of Feb. 14, 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.

 

Mayor Calhoun presented Resolution No. 11-01, to adopt the Hazard Mitigation Plan to maintain eligibility for pre and post disaster Hazard Mitigation Grant funds administered by FEMA. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to adopt this resolution. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun presented Resolution No. 11-02, to adopt the City Personnel Manual. Anita Bedwell stated that changes the council has voted on after the printing of the current manual will be added to this manual, so that everything will be up to date, and all in the new printed manual. Anita Bedwell made a motion to adopt this resolution. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun presented Resolution No. 11-03, a resolution for Procurement Procedures and Standards of Conduct regarding contracts for a Federal Grant to conduct a drainage improvement project for the FY 2010 Community Development Grant for the trailer parks. He stated he signed the paperwork with Diane Glenn of East Alabama Regional Planning Friday, February 25, 2011, and bids should advertise in April.   Lloyd Matthews made a motion to adopt this resolution. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun presented Resolution No. 11-04, to authorize the Mayor to take all steps necessary to challenge Permit No. ALR040000, which regulates storm water discharges in the City of Rainbow City, including, but not limited to, undertaking any legal action and utilizing such professional services as he deems appropriate.

Discussion followed. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to adopt this resolution. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun presented Resolution No. 11-05, to establish purchasing procedures for the expenditure of CDBG Grant Funds for the trailer parks. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to adopt this resolution. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

 

 

 

 

Mayor Calhoun stated River Point Drive Road was accepted by the Planning Commission in August of 2010, and the next step is for the City to accept the road.

Discussion followed. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to accept the road. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun said bids were opened by the clerk at 6:00 p.m., for the surplused computer in the payroll office. Only one bid was received. It was Donna Kilgore, with a bid of $50.00. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to accept the bid. Bobby McCartney seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun said he received a letter from Chris Daniel of the Exchange Bank, commending Detective Greg Carroll for the good job he did recently in resolving a matter occurring at the bank.

 

Mayor Calhoun presented a Commercial Development Incentive Policy for the City.

The City will enter into an agreement on a case-by-case basis with a developer of a proposed commercial development, which agreement shall provide for the City to purchase from the developer, solely through reimbursement from net sales tax revenues collected by the City from tax generating activities and sources within the development. Commercial development incentives may be available to any new or expanding business subject to certain criteria.   Lloyd Matthews made a motion to adopt the policy. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Lloyd Matthews reported that he went to an Eagle Scout Pinning for Ryan Ramsey. He told everyone they needed to go to Rainbow Landing and see what a good job Ryan did on his project.   It has been nominated for a State award in the District.

 

Anita Bedwell stated two (2) applicants applied for the position in the Revenue Department.   She also asked all Department Heads to spend money in Rainbow City to support local businesses.

 

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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