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:   Council members: Anita Bedwell, Lloyd Matthews, Larry Keenum and Kris Cornutt. Absent were: Mayor Calhoun and Bobby McCartney. The same constituting a quorum of the City Council, the following business was transacted. The meeting was called to order by Lloyd Matthews, Mayor Pro tempore. Invocation was given by Kris Cornutt. Lloyd Matthews, Mayor Pro tempore led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

 

Lloyd presented the minutes of October 25, 2010 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. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Lloyd stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Lloyd declared the motion carried.

 

Lloyd stated the first item of business is to hire Justin Wayne Gilliland as police officer.   His first day of work will be November 16, 2010, and starting pay is $11.25 per hour. Anita Bedwell made a motion to hire Justin. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. He stated all in favor say aye. All ayes, except Larry Keenum who abstained. Lloyd declared the motion carried.

 

Lloyd presented the resignation of Officer Shane Thompson, effective November 12, 2010. Kris Cornutt made a motion to accept the resignation. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Lloyd stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Lloyd declared the motion carried.

 

Lloyd stated due to Shane’s resignation, the City needs to hire a second police officer, using applications and interviews from the past two (2) weeks. He stated he needed a motion to hire Brandon Scott Mitchell to fill this position. His first day of pay is November 12, 2010, and his rate of pay will be $11.25 per hour. Anita Bedwell made a motion to hire Brandon. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Lloyd stated all in favor say aye. All ayes, except Larry Keenum who abstained. Lloyd declared the motion carried.

 

Lloyd stated the building official obtained two (2) bids for sealing the asphalt walking track and repairing cracks at the VLM nature trail. The two (2) bids were: James Boozer Construction, $7,074.00, and Super K’s Asphalt Seal Coating & Striping, $3,985.00. Discussion followed. Larry Keenum made a motion to table the bids for further study. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Lloyd stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Lloyd

stated the motion carried.

 

Lloyd presented the monthly department reports. He asked if there were comments. There were none.

 

Lloyd stated the RBC Crimson Panthers were going to Nationals in December. They won the Nationals last year. Kris Cornutt made a motion to give them $500.00 to assist in sponsoring this trip. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Lloyd stated all in favor, say aye. All ayes. Lloyd declared the motion carried.

 

Kris Cornutt presented a recommendation from Chief Potter to purchase 12 recliners for the fire department, at a cost of $695.00 each, for a total of $8,340.00. This will come from the Capital improvement budget that is in the fire tax monies.   Kris stated he would like to put this in the form of a motion. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Lloyd stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Lloyd declared the motion carried. Kris then stated Commissioner Choate gave the department $2500.00, and the chief wanted to use this money to purchase remote microphones for the 25 walkie-talkies, for a total of $l, 571.00.

Kris then made a motion to use this money per the chief’s recommendation. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Lloyd stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Lloyd declared the motion carried.   Kris then made a motion to send out bids to purchase two (2) thermal imaging cameras for the fire department. The cost is $l7, 500.00 and will come out of the fire tax monies. Larry Keenum 2nd the motion. Lloyd stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Lloyd declared the motion carried.

 

Anita Bedwell stated the agreement between the Utility Board and the City has been completed by the City Attorney, concerning the hiring of a City, Utility Engineer. Discussion followed.

 

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

 

Time adjourned: 6:45 p.m.

 

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Barbara T. Wester, City Clerk/Treasurer

 

 

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Lloyd Matthews, Mayor Pro tempore

 

 

 

 

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