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: Terry John Calhoun, Mayor; 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 July 9, 2012 for review, and asked if there were any corrections, additions or deletions. There being none, Larry Keenum made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. 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 only one (l) person qualified for Place One on the Council, and it is Anita Bedwell. He presented Resolution No. 12-04, declaring Anita is duly elected to Place One, in Rainbow City for the term of office commencing on the first Monday in November 2012, and presented her with a Certificate of Election. Larry Keenum made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 12-04. 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 only one (l) person qualified for Place Two on the Council, and it is Robert “Bobby” McCartney. He presented Resolution No. 12-05, declaring Bobby is duly elected to Place Two, in Rainbow City for the term of office commencing on the first Monday in November 2012, and presented him with a Certificate of Election. Larry Keenum made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 12-05. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented Resolution No. 12-03, naming the Election Officers for the Municipal Election, August 28, 2012, and a runoff election to be held if necessary, on the 7th day of October 9, 2012. They are as follows:

 

Community Center—Machine One             Machine Two

Inspector—Ruby Payne                                Inspector—Sharon Coker

Registration list clerk—Fran Phillips                        Registration list clerk—Nancy Hamrick

Poll list clerk—Anita Hill                               Poll list clerk—Brenda Wimpee

Ballot clerk—Debbie Thornhill                     Ballot clerk—Ann Butler

 

Riddles Bend Fire Station

Inspector—Gwendolyn McDaniel

Registration list clerk—Carol Bone

Poll list clerk—Reba Mintz

Ballot clerk—Thomas Moon

Lloyd Matthews made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 12-03. 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 interviews were held for hiring two (2) police officers, and turned it over to Larry Keenum, Police Department Chairman. Larry stated that interviews were held and the committee recommended hiring Paige Rochus and Richard Roberts. They will start to work August 3, 2012, at $11.25 per hour. He said he would like to put this in the form of a motion. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes, except Anita Bedwell. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
  2. Mayor Calhoun recommended giving the same amount as last year to “Willie Woods” Giving Back Concert. Anita Bedwell made a motion to give $250.00. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun recommended giving $250.00 to the “Coosa Little League who won the State tournament. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to give the money. 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 bids were opened at pre-council for a Glock 21SF .45 Cal Gun, serial number LSF609/G53986, which was surplused at Council Meeting July 9, 2012.

One (1) bid was received form Rick Hill in the amount of $5.00. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to accept the bid. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun said the Librarian, Tina Brooks recommended appointing Debbie Hiltz to another 4-year term to the library board. Her term expires August 11, 2012. Larry Keenum made a motion to reappoint Debbie. 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 it has been recommended to him to put city flags at the Cross Roads, one at each corner. He also stated that Hugh Stump recommended putting signs at the Vivian Lee Maddox Complex walking track for walkers and bicycle riders. He recommended walking clock-wise and riding counter clockwise. Bobby McCartney stated that his committee would meet and come up with some recommendations for signs.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun said he received an email today from Steve Jones, Paradise Ventures, Inc., concerning an update on Publix. They are still negotiating the lease terms. The approval for the store was back in January. The projected store opening will likely be early 2014.  

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun asked that the minutes show that the court report was presented. He then presented a petition from residents on Hood Road requesting putting up a speed breaker. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to this effect. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun said Wiley and Eddie looked at Topsoil from the farm of Art Cleveland.   They want to purchase 50 loads at $80.00 a load. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to purchase the top soil. Bobby McCartney seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Wiley McLain, Building Official asked the Council for a variance on the Lumley Road Industrial Park for the first five (5) lots sold. He wants to waive the number of employees they have to employ on these lots.   Lloyd Matthews made a motion for Wiley to come back to the next council meeting, with the lots that he wants to have for the first (5) sold. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Kris Cornutt stated that his committee and a large group of firefighters met after the last council meeting.   The result of this meeting is to promote the following: Promote Captain Richard Johnson to Assistant Chief, at the rate of pay of $l6.00 per hour now, and after six (6) months’ probation, $l7.00 per hour. (Same as the other assistant chiefs).   Kris stated he would like to put this in the form of a motion. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried. Kris then said he wanted to promote Lieutenant Brad Crosby to Captain, at the rate of pay now of $14.50, and after six (6) months’ probation, $15.25 per hour. (Same as the other captains).  Kris stated he would like to put this in the form of a motion. Bobby McCartney seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.   He then stated he also would like to promote Phillip Bowlin to Lieutenant, at the rate of pay of $13.13 now, and after six (6) months’ probation, $13.75 per hour. (Equal to the other lieutenants.) Kris stated he would like to put this in the form of a motion. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Heath Williamson, City Engineer, appeared before the Council concerning the 2012 Paving Contract. Discussion followed. Lloyd Matthews made a motion for Heath to have a new contract ready for the next council meeting. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

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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