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: 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 Calhoun. Invocation was given by Larry Keenum. Mayor Calhoun led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.
Mayor Calhoun presented the minutes of October 11, 2010 for review, and asked if there were any corrections, additions, or deletions. There being none, Anita Bedwell made a motion to adopt 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 presented Resolution No. 10-02, a constitutional amendment to clarify the process of distributing the costs of assessing and collecting ad valorem taxes among governmental entities. This amendment corrects the technical language that could redistribute the costs and preserves the formula currently used today. It will ensure that each agency that collects ad valorem taxes will continue to pay its proportional share of the costs of operating the tax assessing and collecting office, and the cities that does not collect the taxes will not have to pay for something they do not receive. Bobby McCartney made a motion to adopt this resolution. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
Mayor Calhoun presented a budget revision request from the librarian for the FY 2011 budget. The library received a grant in the amount of $20,000.00, instead of the $15,000.00 for the allocation from the Etowah County Library Committee. The budget needs to be amended to reflect the additional $5,000.00. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to amend the budget. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
Mayor Calhoun recognized Cobb Hallmark who is running for the Etowah County Board of Education. Discussion followed.
Fireman Jason Green stated the Fire Department has sold around 1300 t-shirts for breast cancer. The proceeds will be divided equally between the Etowah County Cancer Society, designated for breast cancer and Carla Graves. Jason also thanked the Council for the plaque that was given to the fire department for the funds collected.
Mayor Calhoun stated the council needs to go into executive session to talk to the City Attorney. Anita Bedwell made a motion to go into session. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.
Time adjourned: 6:50 p.m.
Barbara T. Wester, City Clerk/Treasurer
Terry John Calhoun, Mayor