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

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented the minutes of April 27, 2009 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. 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 that Item 10 of the minutes of April 27 was tabled. It is a request from The Chamber for a 2009 Riverfest sponsorship in the amount of $l500.00. The request died for lack of a motion.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented Resolution No. 09-01 giving him and the City Clerk authorization to execute any and all paperwork deemed necessary to purchase the Jeffers real estate located at 1822 Pineview Circle, and to acquire from The Exchange Bank the funds necessary to effect these transactions. Larry Keenum made a motion to adopt the resolution. Kris Cornutt 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. 09-02 giving him the authority to sign the application for the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs for the FY 2009 Community Development Block Grant Large City Funds, and all necessary paperwork for the drainage improvement project for Country Lane, White Oak Village and Horizon Place. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to adopt the resolution. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun announced that Donald Landrum, Sanitation Department is retiring May 31, 2009. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to post his job, and close it May 26, at 4:00 p.m. Anita Bedwell 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 to add Nita Street to this year’s paving list. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried. Lloyd also announced that a pre-paving meeting was being held with the city engineers tomorrow in the conference room on the second floor.

 

  1. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to authorize Greg Payne, Street Department Supervisor to purchase a new truck off the State Bid List. This truck will be used to spray for mosquitoes, etc. Larry Keenum 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 monthly departmental reports were presented.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated that Cody Owens is the new owner of the Wagon Wheel Saloon and he is requesting approval of a Lounge Retail Liquor License.   Lloyd Matthews made a motion to approve the license. 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 he has received several calls on big trucks traveling on Canoe Creek Road, and he asked the chief to check it out. Chief Ragan recommended putting “No Trucks Allowed” signs on the road.   Discussion followed. Lloyd Matthews made a motion in install the signs. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented a quote from Tennessee Valley Technologies to repair the gas pumps at the city shop for an amount of $3,950.00.   The items covered are the Tech 21 Model Island Unit with two hose control with a new front panel, display, keypad, card reader and cables, reconditioned circuit boards, housing and pedestal, a site printer and factory installation and start-up.   Lloyd Matthews made a motion to approve these repairs. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Lloyd Matthews thanked Brent in the Street Department for the good job he is doing cutting the grass on the side of the road, and Eddie Cline for cutting grass at the new walking trail.

 

  1. Larry Keenum stated Chief Ragan asked him to surplus a 2002 Ford Crown Vic, serial #5730 and put it on govdeals.com to sell. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Anita Bedwell stated the Summer Reading Program starts today. Also, Tina Brooks, librarian is requesting funding from the Etowah County Library Committee in the amount of $9,640.00 to purchase four (4) new computers. She stated the City received $44,000.00 from the Oil and Gas Trust Fund that is not in the budget and she would like to make a motion to give the employees a one time pay increase. Full time employees will receive $200.00 and part-time employees will receive $100.00. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Bobby McCartney made a motion to purchase an infield machine for the Recreation Department in the amount of $l0, 745.00. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Lloyd Matthews asked the city engineer to get a price for paving both parking lots at the Vivian Lee Maddox Sports Complex. Discussion followed.

 

There being no further business to come before the Council at this time, Larry Keenum 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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