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NOTICE AND CALL OF SPECIAL MEETING

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF WETUMPKA, ALABAMA, AS FOLLOWS:

 

            In myopinion, the public business requires that a special meeting of the CityCouncil of the City of Wetumpka, Alabama, be held, and I do hereby call andgive notice of such meeting to be held at the City Administration Building, 408South Main Street, on Thursday the 13th day of December, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. forthe purpose of:

 

  1. Public Hearing-Approve 202-Restaurant Retail Liquor for Coosa Cleaver located at 106 Company Street.
  2. Approve 202-Restaurant Retail Liquor for Coosa Cleaver located at 106 Company Street.
  3. Consider resolution 2018-12-13-1 and declare emergency situation and solicit bids for the fuel system at Wetumpka Municipal Airport.

 

Dated this, the 12th day of December, 2018

 

 

_____________________

Jerry Willis, Mayor

 

 

December 13, 2018, 12:00p.m.

Wetumpka CityAdministrative Building

 

Present wereMayor Jerry Willis and Councilmembers, Kevin Robbins, Steve Gantt and LewisWashington, Sr. Councilmember Justiss and Councilmember Jones were absent.Also, present were City Clerk Tiffany Robinson, department heads, and staffmembers.

           

 A quorum of the Council was present accordingto the sign in Roll for the called Special Meeting.

 

The meeting was called to order.

 

Mayor Willis opened the publichearing for a 202-Restaurant Retail Liquor license for the Coosa Cleaverlocated at 106 Company Street. No one spoke against the license. Ryan Fridayspoke in favor. Mayor Willis closed the hearing.

 

Councilmember Gantt made a motionto approve the 202-Restaurant Retail Liquor license for the Coosa Cleaverlocated at 106 Company St. Councilmember Washington seconded the motion withthe roll call vote as follows;

 

CouncilmemberRobbins:                    yes
Councilmember Washington              yes
Councilmember Justiss                       absent
Councilmember Gantt                        yes
Councilmember Jones                         absent

 

Councilmember Robbins made a motion to approve resolution 2018-12-13-1and declare an emergency situation and solicit bids for the fuel system atWetumpka Municipal Airport. Councilmember Gantt seconded the motion with theroll call vote as follows;

CouncilmemberRobbins:                    yes
Councilmember Washington              yes
Councilmember Justiss                       absent
Councilmember Gantt                        yes
Councilmember Jones                         absent

 

City Attorney, Regina Edwards,recommended the Council enter into Executive Session for approximately 20minutes to discuss an Economic Development Project. Councilmember Robbins madea motion to enter into Executive Session with Councilmember Washingtonseconding the motion. The Council voted unanimously in favor of the motion.

 

Councilmember Jones arrived andentered into Executive Session with the Council.

 

Mayor Willis called the meetingback to order at 11:56.

 

Upon a motion by CouncilmemberGantt, the meeting was adjourned.

 

Approved byCouncil on the 7th day of January, 2019.

                                                                       

Signed:_______________________

                                                                                    JerryWillis, Mayor

ATTEST:

Signed:_____________________

            Tiffany Robinson, City Clerk




Monday, December 17,2018

Wetumpka City Hall

6:00 p.m.

 

Work Session:

            Citizen Comments-none

Reports of:

Boards & Committees- none

Agenda Items were discussed.

The City Clerk opened bids for thefuel system. Bids came in as follows:

Rebel Services $163,530
FDI                   $88,446
Fuel Tech         $105,962.23

            The Airport Director was given thebids to evaluate.

Monday, December 17,2018

Wetumpka City Hall

6:10 p.m.

 

The Council of the City of Wetumpkaheld a work session prior to the Regular Meeting on Monday, December 17, 2018. Themeeting was called to order by Mayor Jerry Willis at 6:10 p.m. The Invocationwas given by Councilmember Washington and Councilmember Jones led the Pledge ofAllegiance.

Upon Roll Call the following werepresent along with Mayor Willis: Kevin Robbins, Lewis E. Washington, Sr., LynnesS. Justiss, Steve Gantt and Greg Jones. Those present included Tiffany Robinson-CityClerk, WPD, along with department heads; staff members, and citizens ofWetumpka.

Councilmember Gantt offered a motionto approve the minutes of the regular scheduled Council Meeting held Monday, December3, 2018. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Washington with the Councilvoting unanimously in favor of the motion.

Under old business, CouncilmemberGantt made a motion to install a new street light at 120 Red Eagle Drive at acost of $9.00/month. Councilmember Jones seconded the motion with the Councilvoting unanimously in favor of the vote.

            Under new business, Mayor Willisasked if there were any nominations for the Municipal Judge. CouncilmemberWashington nominated Desirae Lewis and Councilmember Jones nominated JeffCourtney.

            Councilmember Jones made a motion toappoint Jeff Courtney as Municipal Judge with Councilmember Justiss secondingthe motion. The following yay votes were recorded: Councilmember Jones,Councilmember Justiss and Mayor Willis.

            Councilmember Washington made amotion to appoint Desirae Lewis as Municipal Judge with Councilmember Ganttseconding to motion. The following yay votes were recorded: Councilmember Ganttand Councilmember Washington.

            Jeff Courtney was appointedMunicipal Judge effective January 9, 2019.

            Councilmember Robbins made a motionto approve resolution No. 2018-12-17-1, the City of Wetumpka Holiday Schedulefor 2019. Councilmember Washington seconded the motion.  After the City Clerk read the resolution theCouncil voted unanimously in favor of the motion.

Resolution No. 2018-12-17-1

City of Wetumpka

Holiday Schedule

2019

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Council of the City of Wetumpka,Alabama, as follows:

 

The Official Holidays for the Year 2018 shall be -

 

1.      New Year’s Day Holiday *                                             Tuesday, January 1st

2.      Dr. ML King, Jr. / Gen. Robert E. Lee                         Monday,January 21st

3.      President’s Day                                                                 Monday, February 18th                                

4.      Confederate Memorial Day                                          Monday, April 22nd

5.      Memorial Day                                                                    Monday,May 27th

6.      Independence Day                                                          Thursday,July 4th                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

7.      Labor Day                                                                            Monday,September 2nd 

8.      Columbus Day                                                                   Monday, October 14th 

9.      Veteran’s Day    *                                                             Monday,November 11th

10.      ThanksgivingDay                                                              Thursday,November 28th

11.      Fridayafter Thanksgiving                                              Friday, November29th

12.      ChristmasEve *                                                                Tuesday December 24th

13.     Christmas Day *                                                                Wednesday, December 25th

 

(*note – When holiday falls on Saturday or Sunday –personnel policy defines date)

Approved and adopted on this the 17thth day of December,2018

 

Signed:_____________________

Jerry Willis, Mayor

ATTEST: ____________________

                TiffanyRobinson

                CityClerk

 

Also, under new business, Fire ChiefGreg Willis requested permission to purchase a fire engine throughHouston-Galveston Area Council purchasing cooperative program not to exceed$630,000. This is the first time on the agenda and will return at the nextCouncil meeting.

Lynn Weldon, Airport Director,explained to the Council the card reader was included in one of the bids and notthe others. After calculating all bids to include the card reader, bids were asfollows:

Rebel Services $163,530
FDI                   $103,441
Fuel Tech         $138,009.73

 

            Councilmember Jones made a motion toaccept the lowest bid from FDI for $103,441 pending all the requirements aremet. Councilmember Washington seconded the motion with the Council votingunanimously in favor of the motion.

 

Upon a motion by Councilmember Gantt,the meeting was adjourned at 6:25 p.m.

Approved by Council on the 7th day of January, 2019.

 

                                                                        Signed:_______________________

                                                                                    JerryWillis, Mayor

ATTEST:

Signed: _____________________

            TiffanyRobinson, City Clerk