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Monday, November 4,2019

Wetumpka City Hall

6:00 p.m.

 

Work Session:
Citizen Comments: None

Reports of:

Boards & Committees- Shellie Whitfield, ExecutiveDirector of the Chamber of Commerce announced the launch of their new websiteand the upcoming Dickens Christmas.

Agenda Items were discussed.

Monday, November 4,2019

Wetumpka City Hall

6:10 p.m.

The Council of the City of Wetumpkaheld a work session prior to the Regular Meeting on Monday, November 4, 2019. Themeeting was called to order by Mayor Jerry Willis at 6:10 p.m. The Invocationwas given by Mayor Willis and Councilmember Gantt led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Upon Roll Call the following werepresent along with Mayor Willis: Councilmember Kevin Robbins, Lewis Washington,Sr., Lynnes Justiss, Steve Gantt and Greg Jones. Those present included TiffanyRobinson-City Clerk, WPD, along with department heads; staff members, andcitizens of Wetumpka.

Councilmember Justiss offered amotion to approve the minutes of the regular scheduled Council Meeting held Monday,October 21, 2019. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Washington with theCouncil voting unanimously in favor of the motion.

Under old business, CouncilmemberWashington made a motion to proceed with a topographic survey at the WetumpkaSports Complex at a cost of $9,500. Councilmember Gantt seconded the motionwith the Council voting unanimously in favor of the motion.

Also, under old business,Councilmember Robbins made a motion to approve the upgrade of the accountingsoftware at a one-time fee of $5,475. Councilmember Jones seconded the motionwith the Council voting unanimously in favor of the motion.

Councilmember Gantt made a motion toapprove the upgrade to anti-virus software with a one-time fee of $3,125 and amonthly fee of $600. Councilmember Washington seconded the motion with the Councilvoting unanimously in favor of the motion.

Under new business, CouncilmemberJustiss made a motion to enter into agreement with McKee & AssociatesArchitecture for capital improvement projects. Councilmember Washingtonseconded the motion with the Council voting unanimously in favor of the motion.

Also, under new business, Ordinance2019-___ an amendment to the lodging tax was read for the first time by theCity Attorney. This item will return to the next agenda for consideration.

The next item on the agenda waspermission to purchase four police vehicles off state bid contract. This itemwill also return to the next Council agenda for consideration.

Councilmember Robbins made a motion toenter into an agreement with Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood as airport consultants.Councilmember Justiss seconded the motion with the Council voting unanimouslyin favor of the motion.

Tex Grier, Public Works Director,requested permission to re-stripe a portion of Love Lane, Jasmine Hill Rd. andHarrogate Springs Rd. for a cost of $14,545. This is the first time on theagenda and will return for consideration at the next City Council meeting.

Councilmember Justiss made a motionto grant permission to bid resurfacing on NW Main St. from Tallassee St. toHoltville Rd. Councilmember Robbins seconded the motion with the Council votingunanimously in favor of the motion.

Councilmember Washington made amotion to grant permission to bid resurfacing on Opothleohola St. from MicanopySt. to Tuskeena St. Councilmember Justiss seconded the motion with the Councilvoting unanimously in favor of the motion.

Councilmember Washington made amotion to grant permission to bid resurfacing on Osceola St. from OpothleoholaSt. approximately 300 ft. towards NW Main St. Councilmember Gantt seconded the motion with the Council votingunanimously in favor of the motion.

Councilmember Robbins made a motionto suspend the rules and considerinstalling street lights at 208 Marshall St., intersection of Marshall St andTuskeena St. and 216 NW Main St. at approximately $240 annually. CouncilmemberJones seconded the motion with the roll call vote as follows;

CouncilmemberRobbins:        Yes
Councilmember Washington: Yes
Councilmember Justiss:          Yes
Councilmember Gantt :           Yes
Councilmember Jones:            Yes
Mayor Willis:                           Yes

Councilmember Washington made a motion to install street lights at 208 Marshall St.,intersection of Marshall St and Tuskeena St. and 216 NW Main St. atapproximately $240 annually. Councilmember Justiss seconded the motion with theCouncil voting unanimously in favor of the motion.

The next item on the agenda waspermission for Public Works to purchase three pickups from State surplus not toexceed $67,000. This item will return to the next agenda for consideration.

The next item was approval ofelectrical services for the utility building at Fire Station One. This itemwill also return to the next agenda for consideration.

Upon a motion by Councilmember Gantt,the meeting was adjourned at 6:50 p.m.

Approved by Council on the 18th dayof November, 2019.

 

                                                                        Signed:_______________________

                                                                                    JerryWillis, Mayor

ATTEST:
Signed: _____________________

Tiffany Robinson, City Clerk