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, absent, 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 Bobby McCartney. Mayor Calhoun led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

 

Mayor Calhoun presented the minutes of October 10, 2011 for review, and asked if there were any corrections, additions, or deletions. There being none, Anita Bedwell 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 stated he needed a motion to take off the table, the request from the Southside High Tip off Club. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to take this item off the table. Bobby McCartney seconded the motion.   Discussion followed. Item died for lack of a motion.

 

Mayor Calhoun presented Ordinance No. 478, and stated this is a public hearing. This ordinance will rezone Dad’s Bar-B-Que, located at 3340 Rainbow Drive to Highway Commercial-RL, so they can serve beer at the restaurant.   He then asked for comments for or against the ordinance. No comments were made, so he asked for a motion to introduce the ordinance. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to introduce the ordinance.   Lloyd then made a motion to suspend the rules for immediate consideration. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun asked for a roll call vote as follows.

                                               

                                                Anita Bedwell                        yes

                                                Bobby McCartney                yes

                                                Lloyd Matthews                    yes

                                                Larry Keenum                      absent

                                                Kris Cornutt                          yes

                                                Mayor Calhoun                     yes

Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Lloyd then made a motion to adopt Ordinance No. 478.   Anita seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun asked for a roll call vote.

 

                                                Anita Bedwell                        yes

                                                Bobby McCartney                yes

                                                Lloyd Matthews                    yes

                                                Larry Keenum                      absent

                                                Kris Cornutt                          yes

Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun stated this is a public hearing concerning the abatement of a nuisance at 3463 Montrose Avenue. The City incurred expenses totaling $650.00 against this property. Discussion followed. He then presented Resolution No. 11-10, to put a lien on the property. Lloyd made a motion to adopt this resolution. Chris seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun said the Clerk opened the bid for the cleaning contract for City Hall. Only one bid was received. Minyard Cleaning Service bid $2,800.00 per month. Kris made a motion to award the bid to Minyard Cleaning for a period of one (1) year. 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 recommendation from the Librarian to re-appoint Mary Couch to the Library Board for a 4-year term, expiring October 29, 2015. Anita made a motion to appoint Mary. Kris seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun presented the 2012 Holiday Schedule.

 

City of Rainbow City

 

2012 Holiday Schedule

 

 

Holiday                                            Observed             Day of the Week

Robert E. Lee/Martin Luther King             January 16, 2012       Monday

Memorial Day                                                May 28, 2012             Monday

Independence Day                                        July 4, 2012                Wednesday

Labor Day                                                     September 3 2012      Monday

Veteran’s Day                                                November 12, 2012   Monday

Thanksgiving                                                 November 22, 2012   Thursday      

Thanksgiving                                                 November 23, 2012   Friday

Christmas Eve                                               December 24, 2012    Monday

Christmas Day                                               December 25, 2012    Tuesday

New Year’s Day (2013)                                 January 1, 2013         Tuesday

 

Mayor Calhoun stated the garbage will be picked up the day after the holiday, except for Thanksgiving, and Thursday garbage will be picked up on Wednesday and Friday garbage will be picked up on Monday.

 

Mayor Calhoun told the Council that Officer Wayne Garmon will be retiring, effective 12-1-11.   Discussion followed. Kris Cornutt made a motion to accept his resignation. Bobby McCartney seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes.   Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.   Lloyd Matthews made a motion to post this job for 10 days, pending Wayne’s retirement. Kris 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 Wiley McLain, building Official to attend the Association of North Alabama Code Officials training sessions on November 9 and 10, at Huntsville City Hall.   Anita Bedwell made a motion for Wiley to attend the sessions. Kris seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun presented a three (3) year contract with A T & T.   This contract will save $735.00 per month. Discussion followed. Anita made a motion for the Mayor to sign the contract. Lloyd seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Mayor Calhoun told the Council money was left over from the grant for the trailer park. The City has already paid their share of the grant, but the money has to be used at the trailer park. The amount left is $81,091.50. $24,500.00 will be used for the grading of a ditch, and $56,591.50 will be used for fence and gates. Anita Bedwell made a motion to this effect. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion.   Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Lloyd Matthews stated a citizen called him bragging on Brent Elrod. He said Brent is doing an excellent job keeping the grass mowed.   Kris Cornutt stated every time he passes the VLM Sports Complex there are several teams playing. Lloyd said this was a dream of Frank Ramsey. Mayor Calhoun thanked all the employees for helping in City Hall during construction since the tornado.

 

Bobby McCartney stated there has been a request for more lighting at the Boat Ramp. The cost will be $4,136.00. They will put in a pole and tie into the existing light.   Bobby made a motion to this effect. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

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

 

Time adjourned: 7:50 p.m.

 

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                                                                   Barbara T. Wester, City Clerk/Treasurer

 

 

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                                                                              Terry John Calhoun, Mayor

 

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