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: 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 Terry John Calhoun. Invocation was given by Larry Keenum. Mayor Calhoun led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated this is a public hearing concerning Ordinance No. 482, amending Ordinance No. 360, Section 312, Building Permit. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to introduce the ordinance. Lloyd then made a motion to suspend the rules for immediate consideration.   Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun asked for a roll call vote as follows:

 

                                                Anita Bedwell                        yes

                                                Bobby McCartney                yes

                                                Lloyd Matthews                    yes

                                                Larry Keenum                      yes

                                                Kris Cornutt                          yes

                                                Mayor Calhoun                     yes

Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Anita Bedwell made a motion to adopt Ordinance No. 481. Larry Keenum seconded the motion.   Mayor Calhoun asked for a roll call vote as follows:

 

                                                Anita Bedwell                        yes

                                                Bobby McCartney                yes

                                                Lloyd Matthews                    yes

                                                Larry Keenum                      yes

                                                Kris Cornutt                          yes

Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

                                               

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated no bids were received for the bulletin boards that were surplused at the last council meeting; therefore, they can be destroyed.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun discussed a temporary easement for Shawanee Drive. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to accept the easement. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun reported that Heath Williamson, Rainbow City & Utility Board Engineer, received bid packages for Project No. 1119C, for “Pre-Event Disaster Debris Removal Services, February 28, 2012. Heath recommended the Council award the “Pre-Event” contract to Unified Recovery Group, LLC, for the unit cost of $l, 653.90, amounting to a total of $5, 990.90. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to award the contract to Unified Recovery, and stated this is precautionary, in case a disaster strikes. Anita Bedwell 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 departmental reports: Library, Building, Court, Police and Fire. He asked if anyone had comments. There being none, he asked that the records show the reports were presented.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented a request from Wiley McLain, Building Official to attend a two (2) day class in Montgomery, March 14 and 15, 2012. ADECA is hosting a commercial workshop on the new Alabama Energy and Residential Code. Cost is $20.00 and hotel for two (2) nights. Anita Bedwell made a motion to approve the request. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented a letter from Tim Crow, Assistant Fire Chief, that he is retiring effective, April 1, 2012. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to approve the retirement. 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 a request from Kelli Wright to go on the Family Medical Leave Act, from March 29, 2012 until May 31, 2012. Chief Hill approved the request, but Mayor Calhoun stated she would need a doctor’s excuse.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated the 1990 Chevrolet truck, serial #5874 in the Street Department was sold to Douglas Beachem, for $826.00.

 

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

 

Time Adjourned: 6:45 p.m.

 

                                                            ________________________________________

                                                               Barbara T. Wester, City Clerk/Treasurer

 

                                                            ________________________________________

                                                                         Terry John Calhoun, Mayor

 

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