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 Anita Bedwell. Mayor Calhoun led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

 

Mayor Calhoun presented the minutes of October 24, 2011 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 presented a request from Dads Bar B Que 301, at 3340 Rainbow Drive, for approval of retail beer, on premises only. Anita Bedwell made a motion to approve the request. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun presented a request from Barbara Wester, City Clerk to attend the 2012 IIMC Region 111, Annual Conference, at the Battle House Hotel in Mobile, January 18-20, 2012.   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.

 

Mayor Calhoun presented a request from Chief Rick Hill to attend AACOP Winter Conference, January 30-February 2, 2012 in Huntsville. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to approve the request. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun stated the City Attorney has drawn up an ordinance for rental inspections in Rainbow City. Discussion followed. Mayor Calhoun asked the attorney and clerk to have the ordinance ready for the next council meeting.

 

Mayor Calhoun stated the City Attorney and Council have been working on an ordinance concerning vicious dogs. Discussion followed. Mayor Calhoun asked Lloyd Matthews to set up a work session to discuss this ordinance.

 

Mayor Calhoun stated the Waste Management contract was up for renewal, and he needed the Council’s approval to sign the contract for a year. Discussion followed. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to give the Mayor the authority to sign the contract.

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 Storm Water Permit will be less expensive to stay with the City of Gadsden, and the County as a whole. It will be easier to deal with ADEM and will cost less working as a group. Discussion followed.

 

Kris Daniel, Exchange Bank, appeared before the Council concerning a lower interest rate for loan no. 527795, in the amount of $2 1/2 million.   The loan was taken out in January of 2008 for 180 months, at a rate of 4.36%. The bank is waiving all closing costs, and lowering the interest rate to 3.5%. Discussion followed. Lloyd Matthews made a motion for the Mayor, Anita, and the City Clerk to sign the paperwork to restructure the loan. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun said the City is closing the RBC Traffic Grant

account at Wachovia Bank due to service charges, and moving it to Exchange Bank.   The signers will be the Mayor, City Clerk and Payroll Clerk. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to this effect. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun announced that the Christmas tree Lighting will be November 29, at 6:00 p.m.   Mayor Calhoun presented a request from United Way for the Community Thanksgiving, November 24, at Convention Hall. Died for lack of a motion. He then presented the monthly departmental reports as follows, Library. Community Center, Building, Court, Police and Fire Department.   He asked for comments. There were none. He asked the records to show the reports were presented.

 

Lloyd Matthews wished everyone a good Thanksgiving. Kris Cornutt invited everyone to 12th Street, Sunday Night for an area wide church service at 6:00 p.m.

Larry Keenum also wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving.

 

Bobby McCartney stated the Recreation Director got three bids to run the sidewalk from the playground to the VLM Sports Complex, and to install two (2) benches and a roadway between fields 3 and 4. They are as follows: Jerry Maddox—$1,875.00. Matthew Carnes Concrete—$2,250.00 and James Watts and Sons—$4,037.00. They will use the low bid of Jerry Maddox.   Discussion followed.

 

Mayor Calhoun announced that David Mitchell will be retiring effective January l, 2012.

 

Whaley Tedder appeared before the Council, asking permission to name Black Creek Bridge in memory of Billy Ray Williams. (Bull Dog) He stated he has spoken with the County Commission, and they told him they were in agreement.   Discussion followed. Lloyd Matthews made a motion for the City to pay ½ for the plaque and the County to pay the other half. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

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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