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 Lloyd Matthews. Mayor Calhoun led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented the minutes of January 9, 2012 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 stated, as the first item of business, he would like to read a letter from Jeff Overstreet, Etowah County Commission, District 4. Jeff thanked Rainbow City’s emergency responders for their quick actions on Friday night, January 20, when a jet crashed right after takeoff from Gadsden Northeast Regional Airport.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented Ordinance no. 480, the new Animal Control Ordinance, and asked if anyone had comments. There being none, Lloyd Matthews made a motion to introduce the ordinance. Lloyd then 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.

 

Anita Bedwell made a motion to adopt Ordinance No. 480. Larry Keenum 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 presented the following items from the Mayor’s office to be surplused:

Lexmark Optra S 1255 Printer sn#11-PW598 and an IBM Wheel writer 30 electric typewriter SN 11-0128765, and an 18 inch GE T.V. The printer and typewriter are broken. Anita Bedwell made a motion to surplus these items, and open bids at the next council meeting, February 13, 2012. 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 letter of resignation from Randall Johnson in the Recreation Department. His resignation will be effective January 26, 2012. Larry Keenum made a motion to accept his resignation. Bobby McCartney seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun said the Panasonic phone system has been on govdeals.com for about six (6) weeks, and he would now like to have the authority to sell the phones. Discussion followed. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to sell the phones. 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 Building Official, Wiley McLain to attend the Alabama Flood Managers Class in Montgomery, April 12th. Registration is $25.00, and a room at Embassy Suites for one (1) night is $l75.86. Larry Keenum made a motion for Wiley to attend the class. Bobby McCartney seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun announced that the City learned that to bid out the grass cutting, the contractor will have to have a general contractor’s license, because of the purposed amount of the bid. Bids will close February 6, 2012, at 3:00 p.m., and will be opened immediately thereafter. License number should be put on outside of envelope.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun said the road behind the plaza needs to have four (4) loads of gravel, so the vendors at the Chocolate Festival can park. The cost should be around $800.00. Bobby McCartney made a motion to gravel the road. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun appointed Larry Keenum as a Council Representative for Community Action.

 

  1. Heath Williamson, City Engineer appeared before the Council to discuss a pre-event contract with Unified Recovery Group. This will be preparation for a disaster. They will be out the next morning to discuss the clean-up, and will use local contractors to get rid of debris. They take care of all the FEMA paperwork.   The contract will not be in force until the Council activates it. Discussion followed. Bobby McCartney made a motion to give Heath the authority to explore this. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun read a letter form Ronnie Watkins Ford, announcing that the City will be receiving at least one new Ford Police Interceptor for demonstration purposes. They selected the Rainbow City Police Department to review this vehicle. Safety Equipment has agreed to provide some upfit equipment so the vehicle can be used for certain police duties.   Larry Keenum made a motion to give them permission to bring the car to 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 announced that on February 16, EMA will be at the Rainbow City Community Center at 6:00 p.m., for the National Weather Service Spotter Class. This training is only held once a year in Etowah County. First responders and the public are invited to attend.

 

  1. Lloyd Matthews commended the Police and Fire Department for all they did at the recent plane crash. Kris also thanked all city employees and everyone who responded

to the accident last Friday night on Perman Lake Road. Larry Keenum also thanked the employees.

 

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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