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 June 28, 2010 for review, and asked if there were any corrections, additions or deletions. There being none, Bobby McCartney 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 Noise Ordinance No. 472, and stated this is a public hearing and asked if anyone has comments for or against the ordinance. No one had comments. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to introduce the ordinance. Kris Cornutt made a motion to suspend the rules for immediate consideration. Lloyd Matthews 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.   Discussion was then held concerning the ordinance. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to adopt the ordinance. 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.

 

Mayor Calhoun introduced Diane Green, with East Alabama Planning Commission. Diane stated this was a public hearing for a CDBG Grant the City has applied for.

She then passed out a sign-in sheet for everyone to sign.   Diane stated the grant is for drainage and improvements in Country Lane, White Oak Circle and Horizon Place. The amount of the grant is $500,000.00.   The City’s estimated part to pay is $115,850.00. Discussion followed.   Diane asked if anyone from any of the three parks were present. A few were present. She asked if they have any comments. Discussion followed.   Mayor Calhoun stated the drainage would be better in these areas if the grant went through. It would get water off the roads before it gets to the homes. This is the fourth time the grant has been applied for.

 

Mayor Calhoun stated two bids were received for the painting and wall papering of City Hall.   The City will furnish the wall paper. Tommy Pope Construction had a bid of $39,500.00 and Larry Mince Flooring & Interiors by Carolyn had a bid of $38,500.00. The Decorator Store gave a price for paint only. Discussion followed. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to award the bid to Mince Flooring & Interiors. Bobby McCartney seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun stated one bid was received for the 2010 Cargo Van for the Animal Control Department. The bid was from Ronnie Watkins in the amount of $20,767.32.   Discussion followed. Larry Keenum made a motion to table the bid until the next council meeting to check into the recall notice. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun stated no bids were received for the shredder and microwave in the Police Department. These items were surplused at the last council meeting.   Larry Keenum made a motion to destroy these items. Bobby McCartney seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes.

 

Mayor Calhoun said the Building Official negotiated with Bedwell & Whorton Excavating to clean out a ditch in South Hawk Estates for $975.00. Lloyd Matthews made a motion for them to clean out the ditch. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes, except Anita Bedwell who abstained.   Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun stated that Officer William Alexander resigned effective July 8, 2010.   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.

 

Mayor Calhoun stated the Etowah County Community Services Program sent information on the Summer Employment Program. Discussion followed. Larry Keenum made a motion to pursue the program to hire one or two to work for the City. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun presented a list from the Recreation Department to declare as surplus: 24 florescent lights, good condition; 1 dimmer panel, broken; 1 popcorn popper, broken; 20 round tables 70”, good condition; 1 eleven hp pressure washer, broken; and 1 computer & tower, out of date. Bobby McCartney made a motion to send out bids and to bid on each item separately, and open the bids July 26, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye.

 

Mayor Calhoun presented the following monthly departmental reports: Building, Library, Community Center, Court, Police and Fire Department. He asked if anyone has comments. There were none. He asked the records to show the reports were presented.

 

Mayor Calhoun said a lot of work has been done in the Industrial Park. A few stumps remain, and several loads of trash need to be hauled off.   Also, a beaver dam needs to be destroyed, and Wiley said Mason Caldwell will tear it down for $l500.00. Discussion followed. The Mayor also stated he received a letter from the Department of Transportation on the Lumley Road Project Grant, and the project is ready to be bid.

 

Anita Bedwell made a motion to change the policy for payroll deducted insurance, effective immediately. New policies will only be accepted during the month of January and June of each year, except the new insurance for change of employee benefits will be July 2010 for enrollment. Changes will only be allowed during the month of January and June, except by the Mayor, in the case of marriage, divorce, birth and/or adoption of a child, and death and proof of same will by required by payroll. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.  

 

Anita Bedwell made a motion for Cobbs, Allen & Hall to act as an agent at-large on the general liability insurance.   Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.   Anita then introduced Linda Cleveland as a temporary part-time in the Revenue Department for 60 days, at $8.00 per hour. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

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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