The City Council, of the City of Rainbow City, met in an organizational meeting at City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Mayor Calhoun welcomed everyone to the meeting, and said he would like to invite everyone to Riddles Bend Baptist Church, for the Community Thanksgiving Service. It will be November 18, at 6:00 p.m.   He then asked Pastor Rodney Prickett, Riddles Bend Baptist Church to have the prayer. After the prayer, Mayor Calhoun led the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Calhoun asked the Honorable James E. Turnbach, to administer the Oath of Office, for the Council.   Mayor Calhoun then asked the clerk to call the roll. It is as follows: 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 appointments were made.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated the first item of business is the election of Mayor Pro Tempore. Bobby McCartney made a motion to appoint Anita Bedwell. Rick Hill seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun asked for a roll call vote as follows:

 

Anita Bedwell                        yes

Bobby McCartney     yes

                                                Tim Ramsey                yes

                                                Larry Keenum                        yes

                                                Rick Hill                       yes

Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun recommended the appointment of Barbara T. Wester, as City Clerk/Treasurer. Anita Bedwell made a motion to appoint Barbara. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun asked for a roll call vote as follows:

 

Anita Bedwell                        yes

Bobby McCartney     yes

Tim Ramsey                yes

Larry Keenum                        yes

                                                Rick Hill                       yes

Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun recommended the appointment of Greg Carroll, as acting Police Chief, until the position can be posted. Larry Keenum made a motion to appoint Greg. Rick Hill seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun asked for a roll call vote.

 

Anita Bedwell                        yes

Bobby McCartney     yes

Tim Ramsey                yes

Larry Keenum                        yes

Rick Hill                       yes

Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun recommended the appointment of Melvin Potter as Fire Chief. Tim Ramsey made a motion to appoint Melvin. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun asked for a roll call vote.

 

Anita Bedwell                        yes

Bobby McCartney     yes

                                                Tim Ramsey                yes

                                                Larry Keenum                        yes

                                                Rick Hill                       yes

Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun recommended the appointment of James E. Turnbach, as City Attorney. Rick Hill made a motion to appoint Jim. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun asked for a roll call vote.

 

Anita Bedwell                        yes

Bobby McCartney     yes

Tim Ramsey                yes

Larry Keenum                        yes

Rick Hill                       yes

Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun recommended the appointment of Elizabeth Haney as City Judge. Anita Bedwell made a motion to appoint Elizabeth. Rick Hill seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun asked for a roll call vote.

 

Anita Bedwell                        yes

Bobby McCartney     yes

Tim Ramsey                yes

                                                Larry Keenum                        yes

                                                Rick Hill                       yes

Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun recommended the appointment of Walt Buttram as Public Defender. Rick Hill made a motion to appoint Walt. Bobby McCartney seconded the motion.   Mayor Calhoun asked for a roll call vote.

 

Anita Bedwell                        yes

                                                Bobby McCartney     yes

                                                Tim Ramsey                yes

                                                Larry Keenum                        yes

                                                Rick Hill                       yes

Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun appointed Michele Wiles as City Auditor.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun asked the Council to appoint a member of the Council as a member of the Planning Commission. Anita Bedwell made a motion to appoint Larry Keenum. Tim Ramsey seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented Ordinance No. 489, establishing the rules for Order of Procedure for Council meetings. Bobby McCartney made a motion to introduce the ordinance. Anita Bedwell moved and Larry Keenum seconded the motion to suspend the rules for immediate consideration. Mayor Calhoun asked for a roll call vote as follows:

 

Anita Bedwell                        yes

Bobby McCartney     yes

Tim Ramsey                yes

Larry Keenum                        yes

Rick Hill                       yes

Mayor Calhoun          yes

Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Rick Hill moved and Tim Ramsey seconded the motion to adopt Ordinance No. 489. Mayor Calhoun asked for a roll call vote as follows:

 

                                                Anita Bedwell                        yes

                                                Bobby McCartney     yes

                                                Tim Ramsey                yes

                                                Larry Keenum                        yes

                                                Rick Hill                       yes

Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun said he needs a motion to provide that all Administrative Officers and employees of the municipality shall continue in their respective duties temporarily, pending such time as the Council shall make permanent appointments, on the first regular meeting of the Council. Larry Keenum made a motion to this effect. Rick Hill seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun asked for a roll call vote.

 

Anita Bedwell                        yes

Bobby McCartney     yes

Tim Ramsey                yes

Larry Keenum                        yes

Rick Hill                       yes

Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated he needs a motion to ratify the use of present depositories for municipal funds, until such time as the Council shall permanently designate such depositories. Bobby McCartney made a motion to this effect. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun then asked the Honorable James N. Turnbach to swear in the City Clerk and the City Judge.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun announced that a reception will be held following the meeting.

 

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

 

Time adjourned: 6:55 p.m.

 

 

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                                                                             Barbara T. Wester, City Clerk/Treasurer

 

 

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                                                                                     Terry John Calhoun, Mayor

 

 

 

 

 

 

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