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: 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 Terry John Calhoun. Invocation was given by Kris Cornutt. Mayor Calhoun led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented the minutes of December 28, 2009 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. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun turned over the hiring of a dispatcher to the Police Committee. Anita Bedwell made a motion to hire Jenea McClendon at a starting salary of $10.00 per hour. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated that Joyce Ponders probation period ends January 13, and he would like to adjust her pay to $13.00 per hour.   This will be a $.50 per hour raise. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to give her the pay increase. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun recommended the City pay $25,000.00 toward the Chocolate Festival this year. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to pay the $25,000.00. 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 Police Department has had overtime in the department and he would like to post a temporary police officer position. The position will close January 21, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.   The starting pay for a certified police officer is $12.25 per hour and $11.25 per hour non-certified.   Discussion followed.   Lloyd Matthews made a motion to hire a temporary police officer. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun announced that Gene Lee is retiring in the Recreation Department effective January 29, 2010.   Discussion followed. Bobby McCartney made a motion to post the position until January 21, 2010 at 4:00 p.m., and the starting salary will be $11.50 per hour and change to $12.00 per hour after six months probation. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated everyone has copies of the departmental reports and asked if there were any questions or comments. Bobby McCartney stated Sue Davis thanked everyone for the $100.00 bonus.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun reported that a Disc Golf Tournament was held Saturday, January 2, 2010 at the Vivian Lee Maddox Sports Complex, and most of the attendants were from out of town. Bobby McCartney stated the tournament was sanctioned by the Professional Disc Golf Association. He stated he heard a lot of good comments about the area. Discussion followed.

 

  1. Lloyd Matthews reminded everyone that garbage pickup on the 18th will be on Tuesday the 19th along with the Tuesday route, due to a holiday.

 

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

 

Time adjourned: 7:50 p.m.

 

 

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Barbara T. Wester, City Clerk/Treasurer

 

 

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Terry John Calhoun, Mayor

 

 

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