The City Council of the City of Rainbow City, Alabama, met in regular session at City Hall at 6:00 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, Tim Ramsey, Larry Keenum, and Rick Hill. 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 Kenneth Payne. Mayor Calhoun led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented the minutes of October 28, 2013 for review, and asked if there were any corrections, additions, or deletions. There being none, Larry Keenum made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Tim Ramsey seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
  2. Mayor Calhoun announced that the following garbage trucks were put on govdeals.com and sold for the following prices: 2003 International 4400 Garbage Truck, serial #4505 sold for $10,000.00, a 2004 Acterra Garbage Truck, serial #2849 sold for $10,000.00, a 1995 GMC TC7H042, serial #1129 sold for $705.00, and a 1992 Ford L 8000 Garbage Truck, Serial #5017, sold for $4200.00, and a 1996 GMC Garbage Truck, Serial # 8188, sold for $3500.00. Total sales are $28,405.00.
  3. Mayor Calhoun presented a request from the Messenger for their Christmas Greetings Edition. Discussion followed. Anita Bedwell made a motion to purchase a ¼ page, full color ad, for $245.00. Bobby McCartney seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
  4. Mayor Calhoun presented a request from the Greater Etowah 310 Board for funding in the amount of $1200.00. Discussion followed. Tim Ramsey made a motion to give the money. Rick Hill seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
  5. Mayor Calhoun stated he has received several calls concerning a ditch on Westminster Drive, adjacent to the Westbrook football field needing guard rails. The cost for 472 feet of installation is estimated at $l7, 000.00. The price is based on the current Northeast Alabama Purchasing Association (NEAPA) bid. Discussion followed. Tim Ramsey made a motion to table until the next council meeting for further study. Rick Hill seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
  6. Mayor Calhoun told the Council that a new business consultant was needed for Steel Station Road, and he recommended the State. Discussion followed. Larry Keenum made a motion for the State to handle it. Tim Ramsey seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
  7. Mayor Calhoun stated two (2) bids were received for the pads for cages at the Vivian Lee Maddox Sports Complex, Little League field. Steve Smith Concrete Construction has a bid of $4,500.00, and Bedwell & Whorton Excavating, LLC has a bid of $6,850.00. This is for labor only.   The City will furnish all materials and prepare the site. Bobby McCartney made a motion to accept the low bid. 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 Junior Achievement for their annual 2013-2014 Gift Campaign. Tim Ramsey made a motion to give $l50.00. Rich Hill seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
  2. Mayor Calhoun stated the City will purchase $50.00 ads from WGAD for playoff games for Southside High School. Anita Bedwell made a motion to do the ads. Bobby McCartney seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
  3. Mayor Calhoun presented the following monthly departmental reports: Police, Community Center, Building, Fire, Court and Library. He asked for comments. There were none. He asked that the records show the reports were presented.
  4. Mayor Calhoun read a letter from Dustin Barrs thanking the City for sponsoring this year’s 4-H Chick Chain Show and Auction held on September 28th.
  5. Mayor Calhoun presented an old RCA TV, inventory number 000320, to surplus, and open bids at the next council meeting. Tim Ramsey made a motion to surplus the TV. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
  6. Mayor Calhoun presented a request from Chief Carroll for Detective Bryan Rush to attend Internet for Investigator’s training in Birmingham, December 9 and 10, at a cost of $425.00, with no lodging. Rick Hill made a motion for Bryan to attend the class. Tim Ramsey seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
  7. Chief Carroll stated position is posted for Sergeant and Lieutenant, and tests will be given to applicants who apply.
  8. Mayor Calhoun presented a letter of resignation from Officer Will Bishop, effective December 5, 2013. Anita Bedwell made a motion to accept the resignation and to post the position for ten (10) days. Rick Hill seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
  9. Mayor Calhoun announced that the annual Christmas Tree Lighting will be Monday, December 2, 2013. He also said he would like for the City to support the Panthers, and put on their signs “Go Panthers” supporting the team for their winning season.

He then stated that December 23, 2013 will be the next council meeting. Bobby McCartney made a motion to postpone this meeting. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried. Mayor Calhoun then announced that the garbage pickup for this week for Thursday, will be on Friday, and the pickup for Friday will be on Saturday.

  1. Mayor Calhoun introduced Robert McKay, who is seeking House seat 30 in 2014.

 

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

 

Time Adjourned: 6:30 p.m.

 

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                                                                     Barbara T. Wester, City Clerk/Treasurer

 

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                                                                        Terry John Calhoun, Mayor

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