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: Council members:   Anita Bedwell, Lloyd Matthews, Larry Keenum and Kris Cornutt. Absent: Mayor Calhoun and Bobby McCartney. The same constituting a quorum of the City Council, the following business was transacted. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Pro tempore, Lloyd Matthews. Invocation was given by Larry Keenum. Lloyd led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

 

Lloyd Matthews, Mayor Pro tempore presented the minutes of May 24, 2010 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. Lloyd stated all in favor say aye. All ayes.   Lloyd declared the motion carried.

 

Lloyd stated bids were opened for the fall paving June 7, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. The three bids are as follows: J & D Enterprises—$623,652.35, McCartney Construction Company—$598,994.90, and Good Hope Contracting Co., Inc.—$784,000.00. The roads to be paved are Lister Ferry Road, Riddles Bend Road, Doris Street and Brown Avenue. A change order was made to pave 4800 more feet of Lister Ferry Road, bringing the total cost of the project to $801,929.55. Anita Bedwell made a motion to award the paving bid to McCartney Construction Company. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Lloyd stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Lloyd stated the motion carried.

 

Lloyd stated the clerk opened bids at pre-council for the Glock, Model 21S Automatic Pistol in the police department.

Two bids were received: Tommy Watts—$5.00 and Bubba McConnell—$300.00. Anita Bedwell made a motion to award the bid to Bubba. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Lloyd stated all in favor say aye. Larry Keenum voted no. Lloyd also voted no. The motion did not carry.

 

Lloyd turned over the hiring of two police officers to Larry Keenum, Police Department Chairman. Larry stated they interviewed a great set of applicants and two were chosen. He made a motion to hire William Earl Alexander and Bryan Albert Rush. Their starting pay is $12.25 per hour. They will be on a one year probation. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Lloyd stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Lloyd declared the motion carried.

 

Lloyd stated three bids were received for the carpet for city hall. They are as follows: Alley’s Carpet—$13,484.00, Foote Brothers—$13,333.00, and Knight’s Flooring—$14,450.00. Larry Keenum made a motion to award the bid to Foote Brothers who has the lowest bid. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Lloyd stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Lloyd declared the motion carried.

 

Lloyd stated bids were sent out for paint and wallpaper for City Hall and the city would like to reject the bids and send out new bids. Larry Keenum made a motion to reject the previous bids and send out new bids for painting and wallpapering of City Hall, and open the bids at 6:00 p.m., June 28, 2010. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Lloyd stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Lloyd declared the motion carried.

 

Lloyd stated the city wants to purchase a new mosquito sprayer and five drums of chemicals. The cost for the sprayer is $6,895.00 and $5,025.00 for the chemicals. Kris Cornutt made a motion to purchase the sprayer and chemicals from ADAPCO. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Lloyd stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Lloyd declared the motion carried.

 

Lloyd stated the city wants to purchase ten speed breakers and install two on Riddles Bend Road, two on Westminister Drive and two on Montrose Gardens and save the other four for extras. The cost will be around $600.00 each. Discussion followed. Larry Keenum made a motion to purchase the ten speed breakers, install the two on Montrose Gardens at the present time, and put a hold on the others.   Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Lloyd stated all in favor say aye. All ayes.   Lloyd declared the motion carried.

 

Lloyd stated to clean the ditch out at Timber Ridge and haul the brush away; Caldwell Excavation & Hauling gave a price of $7,500.00. Discussion followed. Anita Bedwell made a motion for Caldwell to handle the project at Timber Ridge. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Lloyd stated all in favor say aye. All ayes.   Lloyd declared the motion carried.

 

Lloyd stated the first lots in the new industrial park on Lumley Road needs cleaning up. Anita Bedwell made a motion to clean up lots 38, 39, and 40, and to remove the brush and debris on these lots to the back of the lots. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Lloyd stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Lloyd declared the motion carried.

 

Lloyd stated the Planning Commission members wanted to attend a Conference October 17-20 in Pointe Clear, Alabama. Larry Keenum made a motion to approve for the members to attend the meeting. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Lloyd stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Lloyd declared the motion carried.

 

Lloyd said the Animal Control Contract expires at the end of this month. Discussion followed. Larry Keenum made a motion to table until the next council meeting. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Lloyd stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Lloyd declared the motion carried.

 

Lloyd said three estimates were obtained to repair the metal roof at the Old Babe Ruth Field. They are as follows:

Ken’s Roofing—$1275.00, Rainbow Pipe & Metal, LLC—$1150.00, and Arctic Shield Metal Roof Systems—$4,978.00. Larry Keenum made a motion to award the bid to Rainbow Pipe and Metal, the low bidder. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Lloyd stated all in favor say aye. All ayes, except Anita Bedwell who abstained. Lloyd declared the motion carried.

 

Lloyd presented a street light request for 708 Cambridge Court. Kris Cornutt made a motion to install the light. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Lloyd stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Lloyd declared the motion carried.

 

Lloyd stated the monthly departmental reports were presented and asked if anyone has questions. No questions, so he asked that the minutes show the reports were presented.

 

Lloyd presented a recommendation from Chief Ragan to promote the following three officers to Sergeant at the rate of pay of $l4.25 per hour: John Hall, Gerry Lyons, and George Morris. Larry Keenum made a motion to promote the three officers. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Lloyd stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Lloyd declared the motion carried.

 

Lloyd introduced Hal Cain with the magazine, Business Alabama. He discussed the city purchasing an ad in the magazine. Discussion followed. Larry Keenum made a motion to table, until further study of the magazine. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Lloyd stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Lloyd declared the motion carried.

 

Lloyd discussed making a change in the location of the businesses in the Industrial Park. The Industrial businesses will be moved to the front and the Technology businesses will be moved to the back against Wyngate. The change will make it less expensive in putting in power and gas. Larry Keenum made a motion to make the changes. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Lloyd stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Lloyd declared the motion carried.

 

Larry Keenum commended Wayne Garmon on his quick response to apprehend the suspects in a robbery at O’Riley’s.   Larry said Larry Phillips has been a Sergeant for the past year and would like to raise his pay up $.25 per hour. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Lloyd stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Lloyd declared the motion carried. Larry also stated he would like to make a motion for the City Attorney to draw up an ordinance making it unlawful to text while driving. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Lloyd stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Lloyd declared the motion carried.

 

Lloyd stated the Building Official received a bid of $7,222.00 from Bedwell & Whorton Excavation to clean out the storm drain on South Hawk Drive. Larry Keenum made a motion for them to do the work. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Lloyd stated all in favor say aye. All ayes, except Anita Bedwell who abstained. Lloyd declared the motion carried.

 

Jackie Biddle appeared before the Council concerning a plaque for Frank Ramsey, voting at the Community Center and Economic Development.   Discussion followed.

 

Lloyd Matthews announced a meeting of all city employees, tomorrow, June 15, at 2:00 p.m.

 

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

 

Time Adjourned: 7:35 p.m.

 

 

                                               

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                                                Barbara T. Wester, City Clerk/Treasurer

 

 

                                                                                               

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                                                            Terry John Calhoun, Mayor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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