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:

 

Terry John Calhoun, Mayor

 

Council members:

 

Cora Kelly

Bobby McCartney

Lloyd Matthews

Bryan Stone

Kris Cornutt

 

The same constituting a quorum of the City Council, the following business was transacted.

 

  1. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Calhoun.

 

  1.   Invocation was given by Bobby McCartney.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented the minutes of September 8, 2008 for review and asked if there were any corrections, additions, or deletions. Kris Cornutt stated that Item 13 should read Sanitation Department, not Street and Sanitation.   With this correction, Bryan Stone moved and Cora Kelly seconded the motion to approve the minutes as presented.  Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes.   Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented a proclamation to Coston Rowe who earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He chose the renovation of the tennis courts located in Rainbow Estates as his service project, and did an outstanding job.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated that bids were opened at 6:00 p.m. for the cleaning of City Hall. Only one (l) bid was received. Minyard Cleaning Service had a bid of $2800.00 a month.

Bryan Stone moved and Cora Kelly seconded the motion to award the bid. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes.   Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented Ordinance No. 462, rezoning Suite 60, 115 West Grand Avenue in Gregerson’s Shopping Center. (Formerly Apple A Day), from Highway Commercial to Highway Commercial-Liquor (HC-L). Mayor Calhoun asked if there was anyone present to speak for or against the ordinance. Stan Clarke stated Rick Brilliant and his wife would be the new owners of the wine and cheese store. They are from Douglasville, Georgia. Discussion followed. Rick Brilliant spoke. He stated everything is off premises. They will specialize in fine wine, cheese, beer and cigars. No one spoke against the ordinance.  Mayor Calhoun stated the Planning Commission recommended the rezoning.   He asked what is the pleasure of the council, and if the council has any discussion. There was none. Lloyd Matthews made a motion to adopt the ordinance. Bryan Stone seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun asked for a roll call vote as follows:

 

 

 

 

Cora Kelly                   yes

Bobby McCartney        yes

Lloyd Matthews           yes

Bryan Stone                 yes

Kris Cornutt                 yes

Mayor Calhoun            yes

Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated Chief Ragan recommends the posting of the position of dispatcher and close it Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 4:00 p.m.   Cora Kelly made a motion to post the dispatcher position. 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 Terry Neese will paint the light posts at City Hall and the Community Center parking lots.   There are twenty- two (22) posts at a cost of $1100.00, which will cover labor and materials. He is bonded and insured.   Bobby McCartney moved and Lloyd Matthews seconded the motion to let him paint the posts.  Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented an ad request for the Ivan Parker Concert at First United Methodist Church in Rainbow City on October 26, 2008. Bryan Stone made a motion to purchase a half page ad for $25.00. Kris Cornutt 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 Deborah Franklin, Police Officer for leave, due to sickness in the family. Chief Ragan stated she has two weeks vacation and five (5) sick days left. She will need to take these days. She also owes $558.62 for insurance at Life of Alabama for June, July, August and September. Discussion followed. Cora Kelly made a motion to give her one year sick leave, starting the third week in October. 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. 08-14, a resolution concerning application for a transportation enhancement project grant for fiscal year 2009 through the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT). The federal share of the project cost is to be 80% and the city’s share is 20%.   This grant will connect the walking trail with Lumley Road and John Jones School. Bobby McCartney moved and Bryan Stone seconded the motion to apply for this grant.   Mayor Calhoun asked for a roll call vote as follows:

 

Cora Kelly                   yes

Bobby McCartney        yes

Lloyd Matthews           yes

Bryan Stone                 yes

Kris Cornutt                 yes

Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented a request to sponsor a 3rd Grade Program, “Eight Keys to a Better Me,” for $600.00.   This is a book that will be given to the children to help teach them respect, discipline, kindness, responsibility, etc.   Lloyd Matthews moved and Cora Kelly seconded the motion to sponsor this program. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented a request from the Etowah County School Foundation 2nd Annual Golf Tournament.   Lloyd Matthews moved and Bryan Stone seconded the motion to give $225.00.  Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

 

 

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented the following list of surplus items in the library: reference block used to hold computers for the library, broken; APC Battery back-up, serial #QSO60514301, does not work; and one (l) high capacity 3-hole punch ACCO model

440, does not work. Kris Cornutt made a motion to declare these items as surplus and open the bids at the next Council Meeting, October 13, at 6:00 p.m. Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun announced that Barbara Wester, City Clerk obtained her Master Municipal Clerk certification from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, August 31, 2008.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun presented a letter from Sheriff Entrekin thanking Officers Sgt. John Bryant, Sgt. Cody Owens, Sgt. Scott Holderfield and Officer George Morris for assistance given to them in arresting and detaining three (3) suspects on a rape case.

 

  1. Mayor Calhoun stated the Recreation Committee has been discussing opening the new sports complex. He stated with winter time coming, he would like to make a recommendation to terminate the part-time watering job and make open a full time job to operate the complex, and let the new council do the hiring. The Recreation Department can water the plants and everyone in the offices can water theirs. Bobby McCartney made a motion to terminate the part-time watering job and make open a full time job for the sports complex and let the new council do the hiring. He stated the Recreation Committee will need to come up with the specs for the new job.   Discussion followed. Bryan Stone seconded the motion. Mayor Calhoun asked for a roll call vote:

 

Cora Kelly                   yes

Bobby McCartney        yes

Lloyd Matthews           no

Bryan Stone                 yes

Kris Cornutt                 no

Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Lloyd Matthews said our medics did a good job on the man who coded at Westbrook School prior to the game Friday night a week ago. He stated our medics are to be commended for doing such a good job. There were doctors in the stands who put a shot in the man’s shunt. Word was sent before the game was over that the man was doing fine. Lloyd asked Mayor Calhoun why, since evaluations have been done twice, city employees have not received their $.25 evaluation raise. Discussion followed. Lloyd made a motion to give a $.25 evaluation raise to the employees.   Motion died for lack of a second.

 

  1. Bryan Stone stated the budget is ready to adopt for 2008-2009, and every council member has a copy. There is a 3.8% increase over last year.  The estimated revenue is $8.3 million. Bryan made a motion to adopt the budget. Cora Kelly seconded the motion.   Mayor Calhoun stated all in favor say aye. All ayes. Mayor Calhoun declared the motion carried.

 

  1. Cora Kelly asked that the records show that Chief Ragan turned in changes for the 2008 budget.

 

  1. Bobby McCartney stated the paving has been completed at the sports complex and the benches are ready to be installed. He also said the department needs a lawn mover. The lawn mover is twelve (12) years old and needs replacing. The bid law changed, (it is now $l5,000.00) so Eddie Cline has sent out specs to four companies to purchase a tractor. He has received two (2) back. The lowest of the two (2) bids received is $12,l72.45.   Bobby made a motion when Eddie receives the other two (2) bids, for him to purchase a lawn mower comparable to his specs for the lowest price. The money will come out of the Recreation fund. Bryan Stone 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, Bryan Stone made a motion to adjourn.

 

Time adjourned:   7:07 p.m.

 

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Barbara T. Wester, City Clerk/Treasurer

 

 

 

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Terry John Calhoun, Mayor

 

 

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