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 Kris Cornutt. Mayor Calhoun led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun asked for a motion to take off the table Item 14, of the council meeting on September 24, 2012, concerning garbage pickup for Life Matters Christian Counseling and Enrichment.   Lloyd Matthews made a motion to take off the table. Larry Keenum seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.   Discussion followed. Anita Bedwell made a motion to deny the request for the garbage exception. 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 Resolution No. 12-08, regarding the grant in the sum of $5l5, 135.00 for the FEMA/AEMA Community Safe Room Project Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Project no. DR (1971-323) at 3702 Rainbow Drive. The City agrees to pay a matching sum of $128,784.00 for the grant. This resolution gives the Mayor and City Clerk the authority to sign any and all documents deemed necessary to accept this grant. Kris Cornutt made a motion to adopt the resolution. Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun said the bid for the items surplused in the fire department was opened at 6:00 p.m. by the clerk. Only one bid was received. It was from Larry Murray for $1.00. Larry Keenum made a motion to accept the bid. 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 that interviews were held for the hiring of two police officers, and turned it over to Larry Keenum. Larry stated four (4) officers were interviewed and two (2) were recommended to be hired.   He made a motion to hire Justin B. McGlaughn, at the rate of pay of $12.25 per hour, beginning October 22, 2012. He is a certified officer, and Austin Garmon, at the rate of pay of $11.25 per hour, and when he graduates from the academy, he will go to $12.00 per hour. His beginning date is December 3, 2012. 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 a public hearing is being held concerning Ordinance no. 488, to amend Ordinance no 433, Section 1, to adopt various standard codes related to inspection activities of the City, and enforcement of building provisions as provided in these codes. Enforcement will start January l, 2013. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to introduce the ordinance.   Anita Bedwell 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                    yes

Kris Cornutt                        yes

Mayor Calhoun                 yes

Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

Anita Bedwell made a motion to adopt Ordinance No. 488. Bobby McCartney seconded the motion. 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 presented the monthly departmental reports, and asked if anyone has comments or questions. There being none, he asked the minutes to show that the reports were presented.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented a request from the Planning Commission members to attend the Alabama Association of Regional Councils at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort in point Clear, October 21-24, 2012. Registration is $450.00 each, and rooms are approximately $450.00 each. Those attending are Thomas Moon, Bryan Stone, Larry Keenum, Mona Wallace and Bettye Ann Boyd. Anita Bedwell made a motion to approve the request. 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 a request from the Chamber of Commerce for the annual membership directory. Discussion followed. Anita Bedwell made a motion to purchase a full page ad for $1,400.00. 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 a request from the City Engineer for participation in the Storm Water Management Plan. All the cities have agreed to participate annually in this plan. This will provide financial support for the Etowah County Water Festival. All cities do this to comply with the ADEM permit. Bobby McCartney made a motion to give $250.00. Anita Bedwell seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Bobby McCartney told the Council that the horseshoe pits at the VLM Sports Complex are ready to play.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun told the Council that the United Way Campaign has started, and all employees need to turn their forms in by Friday, October 12.

 

  1. John Noojin appeared before the Council with a petition to have speed bumps put on Hill Street.   Discussion followed. Mayor Calhoun said Greg would have a recommendation by the next meeting.

 

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.

                                                                                _____________________________________________

                                                                                             Barbara T. Wester, City Clerk/Treasurer

 

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                                                                                                   Terry John Calhoun, Mayor

 

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