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: 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 Calhoun. Invocation was given by Lloyd Matthews. Mayor Calhoun led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.
- Mayor Calhoun presented the minutes of February 22, 2010 for review and asked if there were any corrections, additions, or deletions. There being none, Lloyd Matthews moved and Kris Cornutt 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.
- Mayor Calhoun stated bids were opened by the clerk at 6:00 p.m. for the oil and filter change of city vehicles. Three bids were received as follows: Bumble Bee Automotive, Dave Menegay Hyundai, and Bearden Auto Repair. Mayor Calhoun asked the Street and Sanitation Committee and Police Department Committee to get together and have a recommendation at the next council meeting. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to table this item until the next meeting. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
- Mayor Calhoun stated that Item 6 of the minutes of February 22 needs correcting. The low bidder for the security for City Hall was not Alarm Guard. They did not meet the specs. Kris Cornutt made a motion to annul Item 6 of the minutes. Bobby McCartney seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried. Mayor Calhoun stated he has been working with Captain Carroll, and TSI has the specs required. The total for the installation of the security for City Hall is $6408.00, and the funds will come out of the Court System. Kris Cornutt made a motion to award the bid to TSI. Bobby McCartney seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes, except Lloyd Matthews, who abstained. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
- Mayor Calhoun stated a public hearing will be held April 12 at 6:30 p.m., concerning changes to Section 107, Mini Warehouses of the Rainbow City Zoning Ordinance. This was recommended by the Rainbow City Planning Commission. Mayor Calhoun also announced the Chocolate Festival will be April 10, from 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm. The Atlanta Rhythm Section will be the headliner. Also appearing is two local groups, The Good Guys and Dayzd. Three Bridges, a gospel group from Nashville will also be performing. There will be more chocolate than ever. We will have 40+ vendors, Egg Toss, Chocolate Taste-off, Chocolate Chugging Contest, Carnival and a Treasurer Chest worth over $4,000.00 at present, $2,000.00 in cash. He also announced that May 10, 2010, a Political Rally will be held at the football field at 6:00 p.m. The Joyful Juniors will be singing at 5:30 p.m. Politicians from all over the State will be attending.
- Mayor Calhoun presented the monthly departmental reports and asked for comments.
Bobby McCartney stated this month is the busiest of the year for the Community Center. Mayor Calhoun asked that the minutes show the reports were presented.
- Mayor Calhoun presented a retail beer (off premises only) and retail table wine (off premises only) application for Walgreen’s, 3434 Rainbow Drive, Rainbow City. Discussion followed. Larry Keenum made a motion to approve the application. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
- Kris Cornutt stated James Martin completed his one (l) year probationary period. He is now classified as an EMT Basic Firefighter. Chief Potter requested he be granted a pay increase in the amount of $11.50 per hour. Kris made a motion to increase his pay. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
- Chief Potter stated that before Christmas, last year Cheryl Moorer, a parent of a student at John S. Jones School asked Captain Murray if the department had a “fire dog suit.” She stated she wanted to help the department obtain one. She developed a plan that involved the students bringing spare change for a period of two and a half weeks. The students raised $1250.00 and a $250.00 donation from McCord’s Completed the $l500.00 total. Mrs. Donna Robertson’s 4th grade class raised the most money in the school, and as a reward, was allowed to name the dog. They named him Flint. Chief Potter commended Alan and Cheryl Moorer for their dedication in securing the funds for the dog suit. Flint will be at the Chocolate Festival, and on March 24 he will be presented to the school. Discussion followed. Larry Murray discussed the Easter Egg Hunt. It will be March 27, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. He stated David Wimpee of Life Church said the church wanted to get two (2) inflatables for the children to play on and would get six (6) bicycles to give away as prizes. Discussion followed.
There being no further business to come before the council at this time, Kris Cornutt made a motion to adjourn.
Time adjourned: 7:05 p.m.
Barbara T. Wester, City Clerk/Treasurer
Terry John Calhoun, Mayor