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 Larry Keenum. Mayor Calhoun led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented the minutes of January 25, 2010 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. 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 a public hearing is being held for Ordinance No. 470. The Planning Commission recommended the rezoning of the property of Darlene Farmer located at 3271 Steele Station Road. She is a partner with Phala Kircus in Eagle Ridge Embroidery & Graphics. They need more space to expand. He asked if anyone was present who would like to speak for the ordinance. No one responded. He then asked if there was anyone present who objected to the rezoning. No one responded. Kris Cornutt made a motion to introduce the ordinance. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to suspend the rules for immediate consideration. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun asked for a roll call vote as follows:

 

Anita Bedwell               yes

Bobby McCartney        yes

Lloyd Matthews           yes

Larry Keenum              yes

Kris Cornutt                 yes

Mayor Calhoun            yes

Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Anita Bedwell made a motion to adopt Ordinance No. 470. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun asked for a roll call vote as follows:

 

Anita Bedwell               yes

Bobby McCartney        yes

Lloyd Matthews           yes

Larry Keenum              yes

Kris Cornutt                 yes

Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated the next order of business is the hiring of a recreation employee and turned it over to Bobby McCartney. Bobby made a motion to hire Cody Allen at $12.00 per hour, and no raise after six months because he has been working in the department for the last eight months. 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 the clerk opened bids at 6:00 p.m. for changing oil in the city vehicles. There were three (3) bids received.

Dave Menegay Hyundai           $48.00

Express Oil Change                 $31.99

Bumble Bee Automotive           $22.95

Lloyd Matthews made a motion to accept the low bid. 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 The Chamber, Gadsden & Etowah County for an ad in the 2010 Membership Directory. Discussion followed. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to purchase a black and white full page ad for $900.00. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun recognized Mr. Kyle Albright from the Messenger. Mr. Albright discussed the rates and sizes of the ads for the Chocolate Festival for the upcoming Horizons 2010 Gadsden/Etowah County edition. Discussion followed.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented a request from the Southside Softball Booster Club for a renewal of the City’s field sign for $100.00. Anita Bedwell made a motion to renew the sign. 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 we need to open a checking account for the Chocolate Festival at Exchange Bank. Those signing will be Mayor Calhoun, Barbara Wester and Donna Kilgore. Anita Bedwell made a motion to open the account with the following signers at the Exchange Bank. 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 Joyce Ponder, Accounts Payable Clerk needs to start signing checks she sends from the general fund, and she is out of her probation period. Bobby McCartney made a motion for Joyce to start signing the checks. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented the monthly departmental reports and asked if anyone had comments. No comments were made. He asked for the records to show the Building, Court, Community Center, Library, Fire and Police Department reports were presented.

 

  1. Larry Keenum stated a temporary police officer position was posted recently and only two applications were received.   He then made a motion to post the position of police officer, and close the posting February 23, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. 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 VLM Sports Complex is up and going and he would like to make a motion to have the Council approve a rate agreement for the rental of the complex as follows: fields not requiring a temporary fence $125.00 per day, and fields requiring a temporary fence $150.00 per day. This fee will not pertain to Coosa Baseball or Coosa Valley Girls Softball. The only time this fee will apply to either group is when they have a special tournament that is not a preseason, district, state, or national tournament that pertains to their season. 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 he would like for the city to approve an agreement with JRR Inc., Landscaping Company for a chemical regiment for the VLM Sports Complex in the amount of $5700.00 to be paid monthly at a rate of $475.00 per month starting on March 1, 2010 through February 28, 2011. This regiment includes the following:

 

Weed Control

  1. Pre-emergent applied three (3) times per year.
  2. Post emergent applied as needed (spot treatment).

 

Fertilization Program

  1. Spring and Fall Fertilizer applied to turf as per soil sample.
  2. Nitrogen applied to turf as per soil sample during summer months.
  3. Lime applied as per soil sample.
  4. Soil samples performed by J.R.R., Inc.

Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Ginger Woodard appeared before the Council concerning speeding on Grady Street. Discussion followed. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to install speed breakers on this street. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun asked for a roll call vote as follows:

 

Anita Bedwell               no

Bobby McCartney        no

Lloyd Matthews           yes

Larry Keenum              yes

Kris Cornutt                 no

The motion did not carry.

 

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

 

Time Adjourned: 7:35 p. m.

 

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Barbara T. Wester, City Clerk/Treasurer

 

 

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Terry John Calhoun, Mayor

 

 

 

 

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