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: Mayor, Terry John Calhoun; 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 Calhoun. Invocation was given by Anita Bedwell. Mayor Calhoun led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

 

Mayor Calhoun presented the minutes of June 14, 2010 for review and asked if there were any corrections, additions, or deletions. There being none, Lloyd Matthews made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun stated bids for the painting of city hall were opened at 6:00 p.m. by the clerk. Three bids were received: (1) Larry Mince Flooring & Interiors by Carolyn (2) The Decorator Store and (3) Tommy Pope Construction, LLC.   Anita Bedwell made a motion to table the bids until the next council meeting for further study.   Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun stated the Animal Control Contract is up for renewal. Larry Keenum said he spoke with another vet, but he is not able to do anything at this time. Discussion followed. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to extend the present contract for another 45 days, and to get with the Animal Control Officer about this contract. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun stated Chief Ragan recommends the City accept bids for a new Animal Control van. Larry Keenum made a motion to send out bids and open them July 12, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes.

Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun stated Chief Ragan request declaring the following as surplus: one office Max Shredder, #0M172 and one Amana Radarange Microwave/Convection Oven #8808000759. Both items are broke. Larry Keenum made a motion to take bids and open bids July 12, 2010 at 6:00 p.m., and if no bids are received destroy or donate the items.   Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes.

 

Mayor Calhoun stated the contract between Rainbow City and The State of Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for Rainbow Landing was up for renewal.   The term of the agreement was twenty (20) years, and ended January 31, 2010, with an option to renew for an additional twenty year period, under the same terms and conditions, except those paragraphs pertaining to construction, as in the original agreement. The property is to be used only as a free public boat landing area and parking lot. Discussion followed. Bobby McCartney made a motion to give the Mayor authority to sign this agreement. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun said a representative from A T & T visited him recently concerning bringing cable t.v. to the homes of Rainbow City through the phone lines, and he will need to sign a 10 year agreement with them.   The City will receive 5% of gross revenues from them. He also said he hopes the competition makes cable rates go down. Discussion followed.   Lloyd Matthews made a motion to enter into a contract with A T & T for cable t. v. and give the Mayor the authority to sign the agreement. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes, except Bobby McCartney who abstained.   Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun read a letter from Gene & Charlotte Phifer thanking Larry Murray, James Martin and Steve Tate for their help in a recent situation they had.

 

Lloyd Matthews stated he gave the City Attorney a copy of an ordinance concerning the regulation of pit bulls. Discussion followed.

Lloyd then made a motion to give “Willie Woods” $500.00 for the “St. Jude fundraiser in August. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried. Lloyd then discussed the noise ordinance. Discussion followed. Lloyd made a motion to table the ordinance until July 12, 2010. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.   Lloyd stated Commissioner Overstreet gave $25,000.00 to help with the paving of Lister Ferry Road, and Commissioner Choate gave $25,000.00, because a short portion of the road is in the County, surrounded on both sides by the City. The City will take over all of Lister Ferry Road and the County will not do anything with it any more. Lloyd made a motion for the City to accept the $50,000.00 from the County and give Mayor Calhoun the authority to sign a contract stating the City of Rainbow City will take care of the road from now on. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Kris Cornutt stated he received an email concerning smoking in the city, and declaring smoking or no smoking in restaurants.   Discussion followed.

 

Anita Bedwell stated Richard Bennett’s term on the Library Board expired, and she recommended Casey

Underwood serve a 4-year term, starting June 26, 2010. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried. Anita also brought attention to the Policy and Procedure for payroll deducted insurance, since the City is changing companies. Discussion followed. Kris Cornutt made a motion for a temporary change in policy for the July 1 deadline of the changes for the new insurance deductions. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun introduced Traci Pondick of the Etowah County Retired Citizens & Volunteer Program. She stated she was the Director of RSVP, and they have eight locations, and one is in Rainbow City. She said they do income taxes for the elderly and low income people, and last year they did 1158 returns and 200 were done in Rainbow City. She said they got $897,041.00 back in returns for these people. She then presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Rainbow City from the IRS for allowing the use of the Community Center to do tax assistance and tax counseling for the program.

 

Mayor Calhoun introduced Harvey Funderburk.   He stated he lived at 153 South Hawk Drive and he was having problems with a drainage ditch at the back edge of his property.   Discussion followed. Mayor Calhoun told him to talk to the Utility Board, because they had an easement on the property.

 

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

 

Time adjourned: 7:30 p.m.

 

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Barbara T. Wester, City Clerk/Treasurer

 

 

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Terry John Calhoun, Mayor

 

 

 

 

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