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: 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 Bobby McCartney. Mayor Calhoun led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented the minutes of March 8, 2010 for review and asked if there were any corrections, additions or deletions. There being none, Lloyd Matthews moved and Bobby McCartney seconded the motion to approve the minutes as presented.   Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated he asked the committee to review the bids for the changing of oil and filters in city vehicles, and turned it over to Lloyd Matthews. Lloyd stated they reviewed the bids and Bumble Bee Automotive has the lowest bid. The bid is $42.50 for the change every 6,000 miles with synthetic oil for all the vehicles. The City will have the right to cancel at any time, and will review every six (6) months. Lloyd made a motion to adopt this bid. Bobby McCartney seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun turned over the hiring of Will Bishop to Larry Keenum. Larry stated Will Bishop started to work March 10, 2010 at the rate of pay of $11.25 per hour, and made a motion to this effect. 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 Ben Reed called him concerning the raising of money for the local Patriot Flight program. Discussion followed. Anita Bedwell made a motion to sponsor a Tee box sign for $200.00. Bobby McCartney seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun asked that the records show that the Fire Department’s monthly report was presented.

 

  1. Daniel Souder, of DBS Siding & Exterior Cleaning appeared before the Council concerning the outside cleaning of City Hall. He stated he will clean the vinyl siding and trim, windows, gutter, brick &/ or stains, stucco, concrete and garage doors for a total cost of $2400.00. Lloyd Matthews made a motion for him to clean City Hall. 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 the Chocolate Festival will be April 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.   There are over 44 vendors at the present time, and over $4700.00 in prizes in the Treasure Chest.   He also announced the political rally is May 10, and asked the Council to change the Council Meeting from 6:30 that day to 4:00 p.m. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to change the Council Meeting to 4:00 p.m. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Lloyd Matthews stated that leaves and pine straw and cuttings must be bagged in order for the Sanitation Department to pick up. The city is not responsible for picking up big trees.

 

  1. Larry Murray discussed sponsorship of the Etowah County Community Services Program.   Discussion followed.   Lloyd Matthews made a motion to purchase the same ad we had last year which was a Corporate Sponsor ad in the amount of $350.00. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.   Larry then showed the council an afghan the fire department had made for the Chocolate Festival. He said the price will probably be around $40.00. Lloyd ordered one to put in the treasure chest. Discussion followed.

 

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

 

Time adjourned: 7:00 p.m.

 

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Barbara T. Wester, City Clerk/Treasurer

 

 

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Terry John Calhoun, Mayor

 

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