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:

 

Terry John Calhoun, Mayor

 

Council members:

 

Cora Kelly

Bobby McCartney

Lloyd Matthews

Bryan Stone

Kris Cornutt, absent

 

The same constituting a quorum of the City Council, the following business was transacted.

 

  1. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Calhoun.

 

  1.   Invocation was given by Bobby McCartney.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented the minutes of July 14, 2008 and special meeting of July 23, 2008 for review, and asked if there were any corrections, additions, or deletions. There being none, Lloyd Matthews moved and Bryan Stone seconded the motion to approve the minutes as presented. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated bids were opened at 6:00 p.m. for replacing all deck boards and guardrails on all of the city’s piers and walking bridge located at Rainbow Landing. Bids were received from the following:

 

Rodriguez Home Builders, LLC had a bid of $43,500.00 and an alternative bid of $78,200.00. This was the only bid received. Lloyd Matthews moved and Bobby McCartney seconded the motion to table the bid until the next council meeting. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun read a statement certifying that only one person; Lloyd Matthews filed a statement of candidacy for Place Three on the Council.   He presented Lloyd with a Certificate of Election. Mayor Calhoun then presented Resolution No. 08-11, certifying that Lloyd Matthews is declared duly elected to Place 3, in Rainbow City for the term of office commencing on the first Monday in November 2008.   Bryan Stone moved and Cora Kelly seconded the motion to adopt this resolution.   Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated this is the second public hearing concerning Ordinance No. 459, to rezone approximately 19 acres of land at the end of Crescent Court. Mr. Brian Ledbetter requests rezoning from Highway Commercial to R-2, Patio & Garden Home District. He hopes to build 75 to 80 homes on this land. The entrance to the subdivision will be off Crescent Court.   Mayor Calhoun asked if anyone would like to speak for or against the ordinance. Aaron Swindall stated he still opposes this rezoning. Jerry Kilpatrick also spoke against the rezoning.   Alicia Morton, owner of the property stated she needed to sell this property. Bryan Ledbetter spoke in favor of this rezoning. Discussion followed.   Lloyd Matthews made a motion to table the ordinance.   Died for lack of a second.   Bryan Stone moved and Bobby McCartney seconded the motion to decline the request for rezoning. Mayor Calhoun asked for a roll call vote as follows:

 

Cora Kelly                   yes

Bobby McCartney        yes

Lloyd Matthews           no

Bryan Stone                 yes

Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated a public hearing is being held concerning Ordinance No. 461. The Planning Commission recommended rezoning approximately 5 acres of land located on Riddle’s Bend Road from Agricultural District to R-1, Single Family Residential District. Cody Owens hopes to subdivide the property in the future according to the zoning requirements. Mayor Calhoun asked if anyone would like to speak for or against the ordinance.   No one was present to speak for or against the ordinance. Bryan Stone made a motion to introduce the ordinance.   Cora Kelly moved and Bobby McCartney seconded the motion to suspend the rules for immediate consideration.   Mayor Calhoun asked for a roll call vote as follows:

 

Cora Kelly                   yes

Bobby McCartney        yes

Lloyd Matthews           no

Mayor Calhoun            yes

Motion did not carry to suspend the rules for immediate consideration.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented Resolution No. 08-10, to use the Auto Mark voting device to assist disabled voters for use in all elections for the City, from and after the date of adoption.   Cora Kelly made a motion to introduce the resolution.   Bryan Stone                                   moved and Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion to suspend the rules for immediate consideration.   Mayor Calhoun asked for a roll call vote as follows:

 

Cora Kelly                   yes

Bobby McCartney        yes

Lloyd Matthews           yes

Bryan Stone                 yes

Mayor Calhoun            yes

Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1.   Bryan Stone moved and Bobby McCartney seconded the motion to adopt Resolution No. 08-10.   Mayor Calhoun asked for a roll call vote as follows:

 

Cora Kelly                   yes

Bobby McCartney        yes

Lloyd Matthews           yes

Bryan Stone                 yes

 

Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented Resolution No. 08-12, to appoint the following as election officers for the Municipal Election, August 26, 2008:

Sharon Coker, Albert Acker, Fran Phillips, Frances Elrod, Della Ruth Payne, Joyce Stanley, Nancy Cosby, Glenn Miller, Ruth Driskill, Patricia Walker. They will serve at the Community Center.   Gwendolyn McDaniel, Anita Hill, Carol Bone, Frankie Tolbert and Tom Moon will serve at Riddles Bend Fire Station.

Bryan Stone moved and Cora Kelly seconded the motion to appoint these people as election officers.   Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun asked the Council to give him permission to sign the Oil, Gas, and Mineral Lease with Energen Resources Corporation.   He stated the property is on Lumley Road near the city shop and the City has to give permission where to drill and will be paid $250.00 per acre.   Cora Kelly moved and Bobby McCartney seconded the motion to give the mayor the authority to sign the lease.   Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1.   Bobby McCartney stated he has received three (3) proposals from Jill Albert for four (4) benches and four (4) trash receptacles for the Vivian Lee Maddox Walking Trail. (Required by the grant for every ¼ mile).   He stated the lowest proposal was from Hammill & Associates, Inc. for $7,l60.00.   Bobby McCartney moved and Bryan Stone seconded the motion to purchase these items.   Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Lloyd Matthews presented the following street light requests:

Pole #2-139021 near the address of 150 Bluebird Lane

Pole #2-0755201 near the address of 113 Brown Avenue

Lloyd moved and Bryan Stone seconded the motion to install the lights.   Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Chief Ragan requests the following amendment to the Police Department Budget:

 

Increase the Equipment & Tools (Non-Capital) Account (01-430-180) of the budget with $6,000.00 by moving that amount from the Auto/Equipment Rental Account (01-430-130). Funds will be used to purchase equipment for the police vehicles.

Cora Kelly moved and Bobby McCartney seconded the motion to accept the Chief’s recommendation.   Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun announced that Altrans in Etowah County will come and pick up citizens who need help in getting to doctor’s appointments, etc. He also stated that Lanny Handy of the D.A.R.E. Program asked the City to sponsor a hole in the amount of $l50.00, for the 12th Annual Golf Classic, Saturday, August l6, 2008. Lloyd Matthews moved and Bobby McCartney seconded the motion to sponsor the hole.   Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented a request from the Etowah County Community Service Program for a donation to help their agency   provide programs, activities and services to move low-income families toward self-sufficiency. Discussion followed. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to give them the same as last year, $l, 000.00. Bobby McCartney seconded the motion.   Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Chief Potter reported to the Council that he hopes to get $53,156.00 for the Pierce Rescue Pumper, serial #1472, and would like to return the money to the department to use for further purchases.   Lloyd Matthews moved and Cora Kelly seconded the motion for the Chief to use the money for departmental purchases.   Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Bobby McCartney stated the lights the City purchased from Hokes Bluff for the two (2) soccer fields at the Vivian Lee Maddox Sports Complex are ready to install. Bobby moved and Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion to send out bids and open them at 6:00 p.m., August 11, 2008.   Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun recognized County Commissioner, Jeff Overstreet. Jeff stated he has discretionary funds from the County Commission to present to the Police and Fire Department in the amount of $l500.00 for each department.

 

  1. Jackie Biddle stated that the Southside Band will be using the park off Williams Avenue and requested it be cleaned up and sprayed for mosquitoes. Mayor Calhoun stated it would be handled.

 

There being no further business to come before the council at this time, Bryan Stone made a motion to adjourn.

 

Time Adjourned:   7:05 p.m.

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Barbara T. Wester, City Clerk/Treasurer

 

 

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Terry John Calhoun, Mayor

 

 

 

 

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