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, Lloyd Matthews, Larry Keenum and Kris Cornutt. Bobby McCartney was absent. 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 Lloyd Matthews. Mayor Calhoun led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. Mayor Calhoun presented the minutes of July 12, 2010 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.

 

Mayor Calhoun stated the first order of business is to recognize the seven (7) year old Coosa All Stars who won the Cal Ripken State Tournament. He called on Assistant Coach Seth Barber to report on the team. The Mayor thanked the team for representing Rainbow City and winning the State Championship.

 

Mayor Calhoun stated the Animal Control Van was tabled at the last meeting, and turned it over to Larry Keenum. Larry stated there was a recall notice, and he has spoken with Juarus Rawls, at Ronnie Watkins and everything has been taken care of, and the van has been picked up and is ready for Animal Control to use.   Lloyd Matthews made a motion to take the van off the table. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried. Larry Keenum then made a motion to purchase the van for the bid price. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun stated that after much discussion, the Council has decided to paint City Hall and not wallpaper and paint. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to rescind the motion to award the painting and wallpapering of City Hall to Larry Mince Flooring & Interiors by Carolyn.   Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried. Lloyd Matthews then made a motion to send out bids for painting City Hall and open the bids at 6:00 p.m., August 9, 2010. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun stated the clerk opened the bid for items surplused in the Recreation Department. Only one item received a bid. Southside Baptist Church bid $l, 053.00 for the twenty (20) tables. No other items received a bid, so Mayor Calhoun stated these items would be destroyed.   Kris Cornutt made a motion to award the church the bid for the tables and destroy the other items.   Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun presented Resolution No. 10-01, where the City is making application to the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs for FY 2010 Community Development Block Grant for drainage in Country Lane, White Oak Village and Horizon Place. This resolution gives him the authority to sign the application and all the paperwork pertaining to the grant.   Anita Bedwell made a motion to adopt the resolution. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun discussed the city’s liability insurance. Larry Keenum made a motion to set up a meeting with the insurance people, the council and city attorney to discuss insurance. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun presented a request from Local Joes Trading Post at 4967 Rainbow Drive, to sell retail beer, off premises only. The owner is Anne E. McNeal. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to approve the license. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye.   All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun stated the speed limit in Montrose Gardens and Westminster needs to be changed to 15 mph. Larry Keenum made a motion to change the speed limit in both areas. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun stated the City Attorney drafted a letter to send to any citizen who grants the City a temporary easement to clean out a ditch

on their property. The purpose of this letter is to document that the work was done.   When the project has been completed, the easement is no longer effective.   Lloyd Matthews made a motion for this letter to be sent out. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion.   Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun reported that the 2010 Street Resurfacing Project JBW&T No. 10005 had an original bid of $598,994.90. With the change order to add the remaining portion of Lister Ferry Road and a portion of Riddle’s Bend Road, the total project cost is now $830,638.45.   The Council has already voted to accept the alternate bid. The County is paying $50,000.00. Discussion followed.

 

Lloyd Matthews stated Kenneth Payne, Beautification Board Chairman said their funds were depleted during the annual cleanup day and they needed funds to award six beautification awards. Lloyd made a motion to give $300.00 to the Beautification Board. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Lloyd Matthews stated he and the Mayor went to Working Man Rentals and looked at a Wacker Vibratory Plate to use while paving and fixing potholes. This machine will make it easier to move around because it has wheels. The cost is $2399.00.   Lloyd made a motion to purchase the vibratory plate. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Larry Keenum stated that Robert Fazekas started to work as a police officer, July 23, 2010. His starting pay is $11.25 per hour.   Larry made a motion to this effect. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.   Larry then discussed making it a law not to text while driving. Discussion followed. Larry then made a motion for the City Attorney to draw up an ordinance for the next council meeting. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.   Larry said Chief Ragan asked to surplus a 1999 red diesel truck, serial number 5402, and put on govdeals.com. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Lloyd Matthews discussed the four lights at the intersection of Seven Oaks. Mayor Calhoun stated the four lights would cost $37.00, and Seven Oaks would need to establish a Neighborhood Association to send the money to.   Discussion followed. Lloyd made a motion to pay for the lights. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried. Jerome Lafollette appeared before the Council to discuss the lights. Discussion followed.

 

There being no further business to come before the Council at this time,

Kris Cornutt made a motion to adjourn.

 

Time Adjourned: 7:20 p.m.

 

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                                               Barbara T. Wester, City Clerk/Treasurer

 

 

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                                                          Terry John Calhoun, Mayor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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