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 Barbara T. Wester, City Clerk/Treasurer, the following members answered present: Terry John Calhoun, Mayor, Council members;

Anita Bedwell, Bobby McCartney, Lloyd Matthews, Larry Keenum and Kris Cornutt.

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 Larry Keenum. Mayor Calhoun led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

 

  1. l. Mayor Calhoun presented the minutes of June 8, 2009 for review and asked if there were any corrections, additions or deletions. There being none, Lloyd Matthews made a motion to adopt the minutes as presented. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated Kenneth Payne started to work June 19, 2009 in the Sanitation Department at $10.50 per hour. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to approve the hiring of Kenneth. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated the cost to stripe Canoe Creek Road is $4,100.00. Discussion followed. Ozark Stripping will be doing the stripping. It will cover 3.2 miles. It is center line stripping. Lloyd Matthews made a motion for Ozark to strip the road. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated discussion has been held concerning changing the name of the Industrial Park on Lumley Road. It has been divided into a technical park and an industrial park. The new name is Lumley Technology Park and Lumley Industrial Park.

Anita Bedwell made a motion to change the name. 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 buyer for lot #8 in the Rainbow City Industrial Park purchased another lot. Wiley McClain, Building Official stated the lot will take a lot of site work to make it usable, and that Bedwell & Whorton is purchasing the lot for $5,000.00.   Bobby McCartney made a motion to sell the lot to them. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes, except Anita Bedwell, who abstained. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated only one bid was received for tearing down the old barns on Lumley Road at the site for the new industrial park. The clerk opened the bid. Greg Payne had a bid of $10.10. Anita Bedwell made a motion to surplus the old buildings and sell them to Greg, and have everything torn down in 45 days. 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 Resolution No. 09-05. The Street Department will be responsible for the picking up and removal of all dead animals located on all streets, roadways, and public or municipal property within the City. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to adopt the resolution. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Discussion followed.

Bobby McCartney made a motion to amend the motion. He made a motion that the Street Department assist with the picking up and removal of all dead animals located on all streets, roadways, and public and municipal property in the City. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Mayor Calhoun asked the clerk for a roll call vote on the amendment.

 

Anita Bedwell               yes

Bobby McCartney        yes

Lloyd Matthews           no

Larry Keenum              no

Kris Cornutt                 no

Mayor Calhoun state the amendment did not carry. He then asked the clerk to call roll on the first motion.

 

Anita Bedwell               no

Bobby McCartney        no

Lloyd Matthews           yes

Larry Keenum              yes

Kris Cornutt                 yes

Mayor Calhoun stated the motion carried, and Resolution No. 09-05 passed.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented an application for Retail Beer (Off Premises Only) and Retail Table Wine (Off Premises Only) for Food World 49, owned by Southern Family Markets of Rainbow City LLC. Kris Cornutt made a motion to approve the application. 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 Hayden Walker’s six month probation ended June 13, 2009.

Discussion was held concerning the pay scale. Bobby McCartney made a motion to award the pay raise of $12.00 per hour.   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 Resolution No. 09-06 giving the Mayor the authority to sign a Construction Agreement for the extension of Black Creek Parkway, south to Steel Station Road. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to adopt the resolution. Bobby McCartney seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated three (3) proposals were received for the concrete for the helicopter pad and walk-way at the newly purchased property on Steel Station Road. All the prices are under the State bid law.   The three (3) prices are as follows:
  2. Four Star Builders, Inc.             $9,954.00
  3. Boatner Construction Co.         $14,495.00
  4. French Concrete Construction   $11,750.00

Bobby McCartney made a motion to accept the low bid of Four Star Builders. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun announced that a blood drive will be held at City Hall, Friday, June 26, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.   He also stated he has been approached about purchasing the K-Mart property. The store will close October 18, 2009. The building is 72,000 square feet and consists of 7 3/4 acres.   Discussion followed.

 

  1. Lloyd Matthews made a motion that the Street and Sanitation Department will start coming into work at 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning July 6, 2009 through August 31, 2009.

Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Lloyd Matthews made a motion for Greg Payne, Street & Sanitation Supervisor to purchase a 2009 Chevy C1500 pick-up truck off the State Bid List. The cost is $15,743.00, plus additions of $387.00 to upgrade to a long wheel base, sprayed bed liner for $495.00, and four corner LED warning light system $595.00. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.   Lloyd also discussed the city time clock. Discussion followed.   Lloyd also discussed spraying more often for mosquitoes. Discussion followed.

 

  1. Larry Keenum stated that the police department needs a new vehicle, and that the Chief has ordered one. The 2009 police cars are not available yet, and the Chief has requested one on-line when available.

 

  1. Anita Bedwell stated that she would like for each department head to get an employee handbook, go over the book and check for anything that might need to be looked at concerning their department. She stated she would meet with all of them, and hope to get the changes made to start employee reviews on an annual basis on the employee’s anniversary date the first of the physical year.

 

Their being no further business to come before the Council at this time, Anita Bedwell 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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