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: 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 Larry Keenum. Mayor Calhoun led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented the minutes of September 28, 2009 for review and asked if there were any corrections, additions, or deletions. There being none, Bobby McCartney made a motion to adopt the minutes. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated bids were received for paving at the Vivian Lee Maddox Sports Complex and for sewer along Lumley Road, and turned it over to Mark Stephens, Jones, Blair, Waldrup & Tucker.

Bids were received from the following for the paving at the Vivian Lee Maddox Sports Complex: Waites Construction Company had a base bid of $292,321.15 and an alternate bid of $315,468.85, with an amount of $7500.00 to be taken off the bid; J & D Enterprises had a base bid of $235,492.25 and an alternative bid of $260,293.25; McCartney Construction Company had a bid of $235,012.90, and an alternative bid of $261,709.90; Good Hope Contracting Co., had a base bid of $281,588.38, and an alternate bid of $57,611.76; and Walker Patton Company had a bid of $338,304.90, and an alternative bid of $366,361.02.

Bids were received from the following for the sewer along Lumley Road. Bedwell & Whorton Excavating had a bid of $38,810.00; Hokes Bluff Construction Company had a bid of $66,700.00, Apel Machine & Supply had a bid of $34,635.00; Crimson Eagle, Inc. had a bid of $41,738.82, Kevin Miller Development, Inc. had a bid of $41,500.00; and Fyffe Construction Company had a bid of $73,400.00.

Mark stated the bids came in great and he will write a recommendation after checking numbers and reviewing the bids. Mayor Calhoun stated bids will be awarded at the next Council Meeting.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated no bids were received for the surplus in the City Clerk’s office and Street Department; therefore, the items can be destroyed or donated.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated his appointment to the Beautification Board is Kenneth Payne, and he appointed him Chairman. Lloyd Matthews stated his appointment is Donny Adair. Bobby McCartney appointed Star McGahey. Discussion followed.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated that Chief Potter recommends a promotion pay increase for Lieutenant Steven Tate to $13.75 per hour, which makes his pay the same as the other lieutenants in the fire department. Kris Cornutt made a motion to change his pay to this to put him in line with the others in the department. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented an ad request from the Messenger for a Holiday Recipe Book. Died for lack of a motion.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated Wade Buckner resigned from the fire department, effective October 22, 2009. Kris Cornutt made a motion to accept his resignation. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented the monthly departmental reports and asked if anyone had comments or questions. Since there were none, he asked the records to show they were presented.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated the representatives were here from FEMA concerning the

$l, 000,000.00 grant for flood damage. He asked that anyone who had flood damage write a letter stating how much the damage was, and send it to Wiley McLain in the Building Department at City Hall.

 

  1. Lloyd Matthews stated he had a request from Kevin Johnson to waive his monthly garbage fee because he has a barn and no residence on his property. Discussion followed.   Lloyd made a motion to waive the garbage fee. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Kris Cornutt made a motion to post the position of a certified firefighter/paramedic until October 23, 2009 at 4:00 p.m.   Larry Keenum seconded the motion.   Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Anita Bedwell stated she has a request from the Etowah County School Foundation for their 3rd Annual Golf Tournament. This money is used for scholarships for the children. Anita Bedwell made a motion to give $180.00. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Kenneth Payne, Beautification Board Chairman stated he would like to add Jeff Bedwell to the Beautification Board.   Discussion followed.

 

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

 

Time Adjourned: 6:50 p.m.

 

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Barbara T. Wester, City Clerk/Treasure

 

 

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Terry John Calhoun, Mayor

 

 

 

 

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