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  Monday, August 3, 2020

Wetumpka AdministrativeBuilding

6:00 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Jerry Willis at 6:00p.m. The Invocation was given by Councilmember Washington and Councilmember Justissled the Pledge of Allegiance.

                Upon Roll Call, the following werepresent along with Mayor Willis: Councilmembers Kevin Robbins, Lewis WashingtonSr., Lynnes Justiss, Steve Gantt and Greg Jones. Those present also includedTiffany Robinson-City Clerk and other Department Heads.

Councilmember Justiss offered a motion to approve the minutesof the regular scheduled Council Meeting held July 20, 2020.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Ganttwith the Council voting unanimously in favor of the motion.

Under old business, Councilmember Gantt made a motion to purchaseequipment for the Athletic Complex at a cost of $26,998.37. CouncilmemberJustiss seconded the motion with the Council voting unanimously in favor of themotion.

Motion carries.

Under new business, Justin Barrett requested permission toenter into a professional services agreement with Hydro Engineering Solutionsto begin repair on the West side boat landing. This item will return to thenext agenda.

The next item on the agenda was permission to get quotes andrepair storm drainage on Marshall Street not to exceed $49,900. CouncilmemberRobbins made a motion to suspend the rules and move forward with consideration.Councilmember Jones seconded the motion with the roll call vote was as follows;

Councilmember Robbins:        Yay
            Councilmember Washington: Yay
            Councilmember Justiss:          Yay
            Councilmember Gantt:           Yay
            Councilmember Jones:            Yay
            Mayor Willis:                           Yay

Councilmember Robbins made a motion to grant permission toget quotes and repair storm drainage on Marshall Street not to exceed $49,900.Councilmember Jones seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as follows;

Councilmember Robbins:        Yay
            Councilmember Washington: Abstain
            Councilmember Justiss:          Yay
            Councilmember Gantt:           Yay
            Councilmember Jones:            Yay
            Mayor Willis:                           Yay

 Also, under new business,Resolution No. 2020-8-3-1 Lynnes Justiss, Council District (CD)-3 Electedwithout opposition.

 ResolutionNo. 2020-8-3-1

Resolution for Lynnes Justiss, CD-3Elected Without Opposition

 

WHEREAS, Sections11-46-20 through 11-46-73 of the Alabama Code of 1975, as amended, provide forand regulate general elections in cities and towns of this state, except thosecities and towns which have a commission form of government, and

WHEREAS, Section 11-46-43of the Alabama Code of 1975 prohibits write-in candidates in elections heldunder Sections 11-46-20 through 11-46-73 of the Alabama code of 1975, asamended, and

WHEREAS, Section 11-46-26of the Alabama Code of 1975, as amended, provides that if only one person hasfiled a statement of candidacy or has been nominated for an office for anelection to be held pursuant to Sections has passed, then such person shall,for all purposes, be deemed elected to such office, and the mayor or otherchief executive officer shall not cause the name of such person or the officefor which his candidacy was declared to be printed on the ballot, but he shallimmediately file a written statement with the governing body of themunicipality, attested by the clerk, certifying the fact that only one personfiled a statement of candidacy or was nominated for the office preceding thedeadline set for an election of municipal officers of the municipality andsetting forth the name of such person, and

WHEREAS, said Section11-46-26, as amended, provides that the governing body of the municipality,after receiving such statement, shall adopt a resolution declaring the personnamed in the statement duly elected to the office described in the statement,and shall issue a Certificate of Election to such person, and

WHEREAS, the Mayor of theCity of Wetumpka has filed a written statement with the governing body of themunicipality, attested by the Clerk, certifying the fact that only one personfiled a statement of candidacy for the office of City Council District -3 prior to the deadline and that thename of that person who filed such as statement was Lynnes Justiss.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE ITRESOLVED by the City Council, City of Wetumpka, that Lynnes Justiss be and is hereby declared duly elected to theoffice of City Council District -3in the City of Wetumpka for the term of office commencing on the first Mondayin November, 2020, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,that the Mayor of the City of Wetumpka be and hereby is directed to issue acertificate of election to LynnesJustiss for the office of CityCouncil District -3 for such term pursuant to the provision of Section11-46-25, as amended.

ADOPTED THIS THE _____DAYOF ________, 2020

 

                                                                        _____________________________________

                                                                        JerryWillis, Mayor

ATTEST:

___________________________

Tiffany Robinson, CityClerk

 

CouncilmemberRobbins made a motion to approve resolution 2020-8-3-1. Councilmember Washingtonseconded the motion with the Council voting unanimously in favor of the motion.

Resolution No. 2020-8-3-2 Steve Gantt,Council District (CD)-4 Elected without opposition was introduced.

ResolutionNo. 2020-8-3-2

Resolution for Steve Gantt, CD-4Elected Without Opposition

 

WHEREAS, Sections11-46-20 through 11-46-73 of the Alabama Code of 1975, as amended, provide forand regulate general elections in cities and towns of this state, except thosecities and towns which have a commission form of government, and

WHEREAS, Section 11-46-43of the Alabama Code of 1975 prohibits write-in candidates in elections heldunder Sections 11-46-20 through 11-46-73 of the Alabama code of 1975, asamended, and

WHEREAS, Section 11-46-26of the Alabama Code of 1975, as amended, provides that if only one person hasfiled a statement of candidacy or has been nominated for an office for anelection to be held pursuant to Sections has passed, then such person shall,for all purposes, be deemed elected to such office, and the mayor or otherchief executive officer shall not cause the name of such person or the officefor which his candidacy was declared to be printed on the ballot, but he shallimmediately file a written statement with the governing body of themunicipality, attested by the clerk, certifying the fact that only one personfiled a statement of candidacy or was nominated for the office preceding thedeadline set for an election of municipal officers of the municipality andsetting forth the name of such person, and

WHEREAS, said Section11-46-26, as amended, provides that the governing body of the municipality,after receiving such statement, shall adopt a resolution declaring the personnamed in the statement duly elected to the office described in the statement,and shall issue a Certificate of Election to such person, and

WHEREAS, the Mayor of theCity of Wetumpka has filed a written statement with the governing body of themunicipality, attested by the Clerk, certifying the fact that only one personfiled a statement of candidacy for the office of City Council District -4 prior to the deadline and that thename of that person who filed such as statement was Steve Gantt.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE ITRESOLVED by the City Council, City of Wetumpka, that Steve Gantt be and is hereby declared duly elected to theoffice of City Council District -4in the City of Wetumpka for the term of office commencing on the first Mondayin November, 2020, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,that the Mayor of the City of Wetumpka be and hereby is directed to issue acertificate of election to SteveGantt for the office of CityCouncil District -4 for such term pursuant to the provision of Section11-46-25, as amended.

 

ADOPTED THIS THE _____DAYOF ________, 2020

                                                                        _____________________________________

                                                                        JerryWillis, Mayor

ATTEST:

___________________________

Tiffany Robinson, CityClerk

 

 

 

CouncilmemberJones made a motion to approve resolution 2020-8-3-2. Councilmember Washingtonseconded the motion with the Council voting unanimously in favor of the motion.

                Councilmember Gantt made a motion toapproved resolution 2020-8-3-3, the appointment of poll workers for theupcoming election. Councilmember Justiss seconded the motion with the Council castingthe following votes;

Yay:     Councilmembers Robbins,Justiss, Gantt and Jones
Nay:     Councilmember Washington

RESOLUTION No. 2020-8-3-3

Election 2020 Poll-WorkerAppointments

 

 

WHEREAS, a regular municipal election has been called to be held onthe 25th day of August, 2020, and a runoff election to be held, if necessary,on the 6th day of October, 2020; and

 

                WHEREAS,Section 11-46-27 of the Alabama Code of 1975, as amended, provides, in part,that the municipal governing body, not less than 15 days before the holding ofany municipal election, appoint from the qualified electors, election officialsto hold the election as follows:  Whereelectronic vote counting systems are used, an inspector, chief clerk, and afirst and second assistant clerk for each voting machine in each district andthree additional election officials for the purpose of counting the absenteeballots

 

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE ITRESOLVED, by the CityCouncil of Wetumpka, Alabama, that the election officials for said electionshall be as follows:

VOTING MACHINE -Council District One (1)

Wetumpka Civic Center -

410 South Main Street,Wetumpka, AL

Inspector- CarolynOsborn

Chief Clerk-Janet Cox

Assistant Clerk- HubertStaley

Assistant Clerk-Shellie Whitfield

VOTING MACHINE -Council District Two (2)

Dr. MLK, Jr. MulticulturalRecreation Center

Lancaster Street, Wetumpka,AL

Inspector-Elaine Lewis

Chief Clerk-Idell Gill

Assistant Clerk-WadeWhitfield

Assistant Clerk- FrancesThomas

VOTING MACHINE -Council District Three (3)

Wetumpka Civic Center - 410 South MainStreet, Wetumpka, AL

Inspector-Sandra Hill

Chief Clerk-Ed Dykes

Assistant Clerk- MarthaCarol Murchison

Assistant Clerk-PenniParker

VOTING MACHINE -Council District Four (4)

Wetumpka Civic Center - 410 South Main Street,Wetumpka, AL

Inspector-Faye Jacobs

Chief Clerk-KeithParmer

Assistant Clerk-BelynRichardson

Assistant Clerk-KarltonJenkins

VOTING MACHINE -Council District Five (5)

Wetumpka Civic Center - 410 South MainStreet, Wetumpka, AL

Inspector- Errol Law

Chief Clerk-Ruth Thomas

Assistant Clerk- JimRichardson

Assistant Clerk- TanyaHibbard

ALTERNATES AT LARGE

Wetumpka Civic Center– 410- South Main Street

One- Robert (Bobby)Murchison

Two- Kimber Whiting

Three- LaDonna Macon

Four-Anna Chappelle

 

 

 

ABSENTEE BALLOT BOX

AdministrativeBuilding – 408 South Main Street

One – Milton Welch

Two-Jennie Washington

Three –  Gwendolyn Turner

 

                BE IT FURTHERRESOLVED that all election officials shall be required to attend a poll workerstraining school to be held on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, beginning at 9:00 a.m.in the Wetumpka Civic Center.

                BE IF FURTHERRESOLVED that election officials shall be compensated at a rate of $125.00 perday for municipal elections held on August 25, 2020, and October 6, 2020, ifnecessary.     

                BE IT FURTHERRESOLVED that compensation for the Absentee Election Manager for the City ofWetumpka, shall be and the same is hereby fixed at the sum of $50.00 per dayfor each day absentee election services are performed from the date of deliveryof the absentee ballots to the absentee election manager and including the dayof the election, to be paid from the City of Wetumpka treasury pursuant to Section17-11-14 Code of Alabama, 1975, and shall be effective for all municipalelections, both general and special, held in the year 2016.

 

                APPROVED AND ADOPTED ON THIS THE3rd DAY OF AUGUST, 2020.

 

                                                                                                Signed:___________________

                                                                                                                JerryWillis, Mayor

ATTEST:

_____________________

TiffanyRobinson, City Clerk

 

Councilmember Robbins made a motionto add an item to the agenda. Councilmember Justiss seconded the motion withthe Council voting unanimously in favor.

A petition was considered for authorizing a conditional usefor a Recreational Vehicle Park for property zoned RH which is owned by KeithHolley. Said property described as Lot 2, Holley Wood Plat No. 1, an unrecordedplat, being a replat of Lot E of Penick Bend Subdivision, as recorded in theOffice of the Judge of Probate of Elmore County, Alabama Plat Book 2, Page 94. CouncilmemberWashington made a motion to approve the property for conditional use zoning asa Recreational Vehicle Park, the motion was seconded by Councilmember Jones withthe Council voting unanimously in favor of the motion.

                        Upon a motion by Councilmember Gantt, the meeting wasadjourned at 6:35 p.m.

Approved by Council on the 17th dayof August, 2020.

                                                                        Signed:_______________________

                                                                                    JerryWillis, Mayor

ATTEST:
Signed: _____________________

Tiffany Robinson, City Clerk