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 Calhoun. Invocation was given by Kris Cornutt. Mayor Calhoun led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented the minutes of October 12, 2009 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. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated back in August a group of young men went to the World Series. They were the Coosa All Stars and won the 2009 Cal Ripken World Series. He presented Coach Greg Love and three of his players with luggage tags for the team’s luggage. Coach Love presented the Council with the team ball signed by all the players.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated this is a public hearing to rezone 3225 Rainbow Drive, Suite 201C in Rainbow City from Hwy Commercial to Hwy Commercial RL.   He asked if anyone would like to speak for or against Ordinance No. 469. There was no response for or against the ordinance.   Lloyd Matthews made a motion to introduce the ordinance. Larry Keenum moved and Bobby McCartney 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

Lloyd Matthews         yes

Larry Keenum                        yes

Kris Cornutt                yes

Mayor Calhoun          yes

Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Lloyd Matthews moved and Larry Keenum seconded the motion to adopt Ordinance No. 469. Mayor Calhoun asked for a roll call vote as follows:

 

Anita Bedwell                        yes

Bobby McCartney     yes

`                                   Lloyd Matthews         yes

Larry Keenum                        yes

Kris Cornutt                yes

Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun read a letter from Jones, Blair, Waldrup and Tucker, Inc. recommending J & D Enterprises, LLC to pave the roadway and parking lot at the Vivian Lee Maddox Sports Complex. They had an alternate bid of $260,293.25. Bobby McCartney made a motion to award the bid to J & D Enterprises with the stipulation that the State write a letter stating we do not have to have a turn lane. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun read a letter from Jones, Blair, Waldrup and Tucker, Inc. recommending Apel Machine & Supply to install the sewer along Lumley Road. They had a bid in the amount of $34,635.00. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to award the bid to Apel. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion.   Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented a request for an approval of Restaurant Retail Liquor License for Asahi Japanese Sushi Bar located at 3225 Rainbow Drive, Suite 201C. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to approve the license. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented Proclamation No. 09-01, declaring November 22, 2009 as MANNA Sunday, and each Sunday before Thanksgiving each year be proclaimed MANNA Sunday from now on. Kris Cornutt made a motion to adopt the proclamation. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated he had a request for the traffic count in front of City Hall and McClellan Family Chiropractic. He contacted the State and they faxed him a copy of the count. He stated it was a little over 12,400. Discussion followed.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented Resolution No. 09-09, authorizing the Mayor to sign the FY2000 Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program under the federal Consolidated Security Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations act designated for the Horton Creek Cleanout Project. Larry Keenum made a motion to approve the resolution. Kris Cornutt seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Kris Cornutt stated the Fire Department Committee will meet Monday, November 2 at 5:45 p.m. to interview for the firefighter/paramedic position.

 

  1. Larry Keenum made a motion to hire James M. Pickard as a Police Officer at a starting pay of $11.25 per hour. He will start at the Police Academy in January. His first day of work will be November 13, 2009. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.   Larry also invited everyone to 12th Street Baptist Church to Judgment House, which started Sunday, October 25 and will end on Wednesday. It starts at 6:00 p.m.

 

  1. Anita Bedwell stated the Finance Committee met and made a recommendation to have the City pay for single coverage insurance for new hire employees beginning November 15, 2009. The new employee will have to pay the difference for family coverage.   Anita 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: 7:00 p.m.

 

 

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Barbara T. Wester, City Clerk/Treasurer

 

 

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Terry John Calhoun, Mayor

 

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Rainbow City, AL 35906

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