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Council Minutes

Monday, March 1, 2021

Wetumpka AdministrativeBuilding

6:00

 

 

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Jerry Willis. CouncilmemberRobbins said the invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance was led byCouncilmember Tucker.

 

Upon a Roll Call the following were present:  Mayor Jerry Willis and Councilmembers KevinRobbins, Cheryl Tucker, Lynnes Justiss, Joe Brown, Cheryl Tucker and SteveGantt. Also present were City Clerk Tiffany Robinson and staff members.

 

            CouncilmemberJustiss offered a motion to approve the minutes of the Council Meeting held on February16, 2021 as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Tucker with theCouncil voting unanimously in favor of the motion.

 

            Public Hearing for approval of010-Lounge Retail Liquor-class 1 for HSB Music Group located at 8054 US Hwy 231was opened and closed, no one speaking.

 

Under old business, a motion was made by CouncilmemberGantt for approval of a downtown parking study proposal for $15,000. Themotion was seconded by Councilmember Brown with the Council voting unanimouslyin favor of the motion.

 

Also, under old business, Councilmember Gantt made a motion forpermission to install downtown fire water lines at cost of $33,000. Themotion was seconded by Councilmember Tucker with the Council voting unanimouslyin favor of the motion.

 

Also considered under old business, a motion was made by CouncilmemberJustiss to approve the permission to edge, install clay, till and lasergrade at softball fields for the cost of $10,000.  The motion was seconded byCouncilmember Brown with the Council voting unanimously in favor of the motion.

 

Councilmember Robbins also made a motion under old businessto approve new electrical service at Public Works. The motion was seconded byCouncilmember Brown with the Council voting unanimously in favor of the motion.

 

Under new business, Councilmember Gantt made a motion to the  approval of 010-Lounge Retail Liquor-Class 1for HSB Music Group located at 8054 US Hwy 231. The motion was seconded byCouncilmember Robbins with the Council voting unanimously in favor of themotion.

 

Under new business, approval of the purchase of Christmasdecorations through a cooperative purchasing agency was considered for thefirst time and will return to the next agenda.

 

Also under new business, approval of vegetation management inmedians on Hwy 231 at a yearly cost of $6,000 was considered for the first timeand will return to the next agenda.

 

 

Also under new business, Councilmember Brown made a motionfor approval to enter into contract with Alabama Power to replace street lightswith LED fixtures. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Justiss with theCouncil voting unanimously in favor of the motion.

 

            Under newbusiness, Councilmember Tucker made a motion for permission for the PoliceDepartment to enter into one year contract with Axon to provide body camerasand software for storage of videos. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Robbinswith the Council voting unanimously in favor of the motion.

 

Under new business, permission to enter into agreement withLocal Government Services to review and negotiate the cable franchise renewalat a cost of $5,726 was considered for the first time and will return to thenext agenda.

 

Upon a motion by Councilmember Gantt, the meeting was adjournedat 6:30 p.m.

 

Approved by Council on the 15th day of March, 2021.

 

 

                                                                        Signed:_______________________

                                                                                    JerryWillis, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

Signed:_____________________

            Tiffany Robinson, City Clerk