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 Beth Lee, acting City Clerk/Treasurer the following members answered present: Mayor Terry John Calhoun, Council members: Anita Bedwell, Bobby McCartney, Lloyd Matthews, and Kris Cornutt. Larry Keenum, absent. 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 13, 2009 for review and asked if there were any corrections, additions, or deletions. There being none, Lloyd Matthews moved and Anita Bedwell seconded the motion to approve the minutes as presented. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated the acting clerk opened bids in pre-council for the cleaning of Library and Community Center. One (1) bid was received. Minyard’s Cleaning Service had a bid of $1800.00 per month. Anita Bedwell made a motion to accept the bid. 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 the acting clerk opened the bids in pre-council for gas and diesel fuel for the city. Two (2) bids were received and they were as follows:

Brown Oil Co.

1.8885/gal.       Regular Unleaded (87 Octane)

1.9535/gal.       Midgrade Unleaded (89 Octane)

1.9415/gal.       Off Road Diesel Fuel

 

Jack Green Oil Company

1.9668/gal.       Regular Unleaded (87 Octane)

2.0455/gal.       Midgrade Unleaded (89 Octane)

1.9882/gal.       Off Road Diesel Fuel

 

Lloyd Matthews made the motion to accept the low bid from Brown Oil Co. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried. Discussion followed.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun read a memo from Cheryl Ayres, Revenue Officer, stating that she had received two (2) calls regarding locating a hotdog stand at Rainbow Landing on the weekends. Mayor recognized the two vendors and asked if they had any comments. Glenn Allison wants to sell on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. He does not have a business license yet but is approved by the Health Dept. Brandy Payne and Connie Means stated they would like to sell on Saturday and Sunday. She does have a business license and approval from the Health Department. The Mayor requested the two vendors get together and work out their own work schedule. Both agreed they could do this. The vendors did agree that there would not be enough business for 2 vendors. Council took no action.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun congratulated the U15 Coosa Storm 94 for receiving 2nd place in the super regionals in South Carolina recently, making them one of the top 8 teams in the country. Mayor Calhoun presented a request from the 12 and under Coosa All Star team from Rainbow City for funds to help with expenses as they travel to the Southeast Regional baseball tournament in Staunton, VA. If they win there, they will be traveling to the World Series in Boston. Lloyd Matthews made the motion to give $500 to the team for the Southeast Regionals and another $500 if they go to the World Series. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun read a statement from Chief Ragan that Police Officer, Justin McGlaughn, graduated from the Police Academy and is now certified. Chief Ragan requested that his pay be adjusted to $12.25 per hour. Lloyd Matthews made the motion to grant the request. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. No discussion. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated that he had received a request from The Chamber to co-sponsor “Business After Hours” at Center Stage August 18, 2009 for $300.00. Lloyd Matthews made the motion to sponsor the event. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun requested that bids be sent out for repairs for Lister Ferry Road on the river side. Bids will be opened on August 10, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. Lloyd Matthews made the motion to send out specs. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Eddie Cline, Recreation Director, presented three (3) proposals for a 5 ton heating and cooling unit in the game room at the Recreation Center. They are as follows:

Americool Heating & Air Conditioning              $7,200.00

Modern Heating & Cooling, Inc.                                   $7,700.00

Coosa Heating & Cooling, Inc.                         $6,800.00

 

Bobby McCartney made the motion to accept the low bid from Coosa Heating & Cooling, Inc. for $6,800.00. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Lloyd Matthews asked Greg Payne about the new truck that is on order. He stated that the truck should be delivered in September. Discussion followed. He commended Eddie Cline for the good job he is doing clearing in the middle of the track. He has received complaints regarding the piles of trash on the side of the track. He commented on the Employee Appreciation Dinner for August 4th. He and the council have been working with local businesses getting door prizes for everyone. He made the motion to give an employee in the Library, Administration, Recreation, Street, and Sanitation Depts. an employee of the year award with a one-time raise of $250.00. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Anita Bedwell made a motion to be a sponsor to Willie’s Woods for $500.00 to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
  2. Chief Ragan addressed the council regarding the estimate he had received from Clay Bearden to repair the 1994 Mercury Grand Marquis. He requested that he surplus the car on govdeals.com. Lloyd Matthews stated that he and Larry Keenum were working on something and he wished to discuss this when Larry was present.

 

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

 

Time adjourned: 7: 05 p.m.

 

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Beth Lee, Acting City Clerk/Treasurer

 

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Terry John Calhoun, Mayor

 

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