The City Council of the City of Rainbow City, Alabama, met in regular session at City Hall at 6:00 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, Tim Ramsey, Larry Keenum and Rick Hill. 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 Anita Bedwell. Mayor Calhoun led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented the minutes of May 13, 2013, and special called meeting of May 28, 2013 for review, and asked if there were any corrections, additions, or deletions. There being none, Anita Bedwell 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.
  2. Mayor Calhoun said the clerk opened bids for the residential garbage pickup at 5:30 p.m. Four (4) bids were received. The bids are as follows: McMichael Waste Services, LLC, $11.50 per unit; BFI Waste Services, LLC, $9.08 per unit; Advanced Disposal Services (Republic), $9.47 per unit; and Waste Management, $l6.95 per unit. Discussion followed. Mayor Calhoun stated the Council will study the bids in a work session, to be scheduled at a later time.
  3. Mayor Calhoun presented Resolution No. 13-07, giving the Mayor the authority to execute a permit for the installation/modification of a traffic signal on Hwy 411, at Market Way in Rainbow City, by entering into a contract with ALDOT. Anita Bedwell made a motion to adopt the resolution. Tim Ramsey seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
  4. Mayor Calhoun stated the estimate to add 102 additional parking spaces at the VLM Sports Complex rear parking lot is estimated at $60,000.00, and he would like to have the City Engineer proceed with this project. He will be using the County Bid on this project, and the price will be good for one year. J & D Enterprises will do the work. Rick Hill made a motion for the City Engineer to proceed on this project. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
  5. Mayor Calhoun presented the following items to be surplused:
  • 1 – 21’X 5 seat high bleacher damaged in recent storm. Bleacher consists of the following: 10 -21 ft. aluminum bleacher floor boards, 8 – 8 ft. aluminum seat boards, 4-21 ft. kickboards, and aluminum framework. This is in the Recreation Department.
  • Fire department—2-20 hp. Ransome mower (disassembled), ID#’s 9467020375 and 9467020376.

Tim Ramsey made a motion to take bids and open them at the next council meeting at 5:30 p.m. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented the following monthly departmental reports: Building, Library, Community Center, Police, Fire, and Court. He asked if anyone has comments. There being none, he asked that the records show the reports were presented.
  2. Mayor Calhoun presented a request for approval of retail beer, and retail table wine (off premises only) for Fuel Depot, located across the street from Fitness Plus. This is a transfer of ownership. Rick Hill made a motion to approve the request. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
  3. Mayor Calhoun presented a request from Jamie Nolen to purchase advertising on t-shirts for $399.00. Died for lack of a motion.
  4. Mayor Calhoun stated that he and Heath Williamson, City Engineer met with Les Hopson, concerning Project STPOA-8105, concerning the widening of Steele Station Road. The estimated cost is $6,357,584.00. The City is responsible for 20% of this. Mayor Calhoun said he called Mr. Cooper, Highway Director, and Mr. Cooper stated this is a good project, and hopes to bid out the project in 1 1/2 years.
  5. Mayor Calhoun announced that mosquito spraying started the first of June. He stated Dena Williams will be spraying through September, at the rate of $10.00 per hour.
  6. Mayor Calhoun stated four (4) streets are on the list for paving this year. They are Hood Road, Larkhaven, Shady Lane and Charada Lake Road, and if any money is left over, another street can be added.   Rick Hill made a motion to proceed with the paving. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
  7. Mayor Calhoun announced that Publix Grocery Store representatives met with the Planning Board, and site plans were approved.   An incentive package has already been approved. Mayor Calhoun stated he needs the City Attorney to draw up an agreement for an added incentive to be added to this package. Rick Hill made a motion for the attorney to draw up the agreement. Tim Ramsey seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.    
  8. Rick Hill said he wanted to thank everyone for coming tonight, and that the Council is trying to do what is best for the City and Employees. He then said discussion has been held with the Police Chief concerning a training facility for the department, located on the back side of the industrial park on Lumley Road, consisting of five (5) acres. Mayor Calhoun stated the Building Official needs to check the property description. Rick then made a motion for the Chief and department to start work on the facility. Most of the work will be done by the City. Tim Ramsey seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.   Rick then thanked Sgt. Holderfield for all the property he has acquired from DRMO.  This equipment can be used by all departments.
  9. Anita Bedwell stated the safe rooms at Riddles Bend and City Hall were discussed at pre-council by the City Engineer, and she said she wanted to make a motion to withdraw our request for the grant, because of the cost. Discussion followed. Rick Hill seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried. Heath stated he hopes some of the money can be refunded that the city has paid out for land preparation.
  10. Tim Ramsey made a motion for the City Engineer to look at the Rainbow City Fire Station in Riddles Bend and see what it will cost to make the safe room there stronger. Rick Hill 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, Rick Hill made a motion to adjourn.

 

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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