Council Minutes


Monday, May 20,2019

Wetumpka City Hall

6:00 p.m.


Work Session:

            Citizen Comments- none

Reports of:

Boards & Committees- CouncilmemberJones appointed Chip Searcy to the Board of Adjustments in the Alt-1 position.

Mike Celka from Bern, Butler,Capilouto & Massey, P.C. presented the 2018 audit report. The City receiveda clean audit. He reported the $11 million bond issue has been paid down to$7.23 million

Agenda Items were discussed.

May 20, 2019

Wetumpka City Hall

6:12 p.m.


The Council of the City of Wetumpkaheld a work session prior to the Regular Meeting on Monday, May 20, 2019. Themeeting was called to order by Mayor Jerry Willis at 6:12 p.m. The Invocationwas given by Councilmember Robbins and Councilmember Justiss led the Pledge ofAllegiance.

Upon Roll Call the following werepresent along with Mayor Willis: Kevin Robbins, Lynnes S. Justiss, Steve Gantt andGreg Jones. Councilmember Washington was absent. 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,May 6, 2019. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Robbins with the Councilvoting unanimously in favor of the motion.

Under old business, Councilmember Robbins made a motion toapprove the subscription service agreement with QTpod for the new point of salesystem connected to the new fuel system at the Wetumpka Municipal Airport at acost of $945 per year during warranty and $1995 per year post warranty.Councilmember Gantt seconded the motion with the Council voting unanimously infavor of the motion.

Under new business, the City Attorney read resolution 2019-5-20-1authorizing demolition of the first 11 structures for the CDBG grant. CouncilmemberJones made a motion to pass resolution 2019-5-20-1 as presented. CouncilmemberRobbins seconded the motion with the Council voting unanimously in favor of themotion.

ResolutionNo. 2019-5-20-1


Authorization of Demolition ofResidential Properties

Through Federally Funded CDBG Project No.LR-CE-PF-17-031

WHEREAS, theAlabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) awarded the Cityof Wetumpka a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Project No. LR-CE-PF-17-031,funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); and

WHEREAS, saidCDBG project is providing demolition of vacant and dilapidated structureswithin the project area; and

WHEREAS, saidCDBG project has identified and confirmed vacant and dilapidated residentialbuildings and structures that are determined to be a health and safety hazardto residents of Wetumpka; and

WHEREAS, the Cityof Wetumpka has approved and executed a Delegation of Authority between the Cityof Wetumpka and the Central Alabama Regional Planning and DevelopmentCommission (CARPDC) which allows CARPDC to administer the CDBG project; and

WHEREAS, theCARPDC has utilized the legal services of Regina B. Edwards PC, to researchownership and obtain acceptable legal approval to demolish and clear propertiesidentified in the CDBG grant application; and

WHEREAS, theproposed demolition activities in the project area are an eligible activityfunded by the CDBG program, and eleven (11) properties are ready fordemolition.

NOW, THEREFORE,BE IT RESOLVED by the City of Wetumpka, as follows:

SECTION 1. That the City of Wetumpka hereby acknowledges the properties listed inthe attached document as eligible and ready for demolition, having allnecessary paperwork including owner right of entry permits, easements andclearances.

SECTION 2. That the City of Wetumpka acknowledges that these structures are vacant,that no persons will be displaced through this action and that all propertyowners have been provided with information regarding their rights.


SECTION 3. This Resolution shall take effect upon passage by the City of WetumpkaCity Council and all demolition activities may begin immediately.

PASSED, ADOPTED ANDAPPROVED this 20th day of May, 2019.


                                                                                    Cityof Wetumpka, Alabama



ATTEST:                                                                     JerryWillis, Mayor



TiffanyRobinson, City Clerk

City of Wetumpka

CDBG Project No. LR-CE-PF-17-031

Properties Approved for Demolition                                                                                             

307 N Broad Street

708 NW Main Street

811 NW Main Street

902 Marshall Street

106 Micanopy Street

500 Micanopy Street

41 North Street

210 S OpothleoholaStreet

109 E Osceola Street

707 W Osceola Street

407 S Pine Street



 Also, under newbusiness, the City Attorney read for the first-time ordinance no. 2019-____ apetition by Southern Prospect Properties, LLC to rezone property located in andbeing a part of Original Lot 242 in East Wetumpka from B-3 Central BusinessDistrict to R-3 Medium Density Residential District. 

Ordinance No. 2019-____
Amendment to Zoning Ordinance

WHEREAS, the council was petitioned by Southern Prospect Properties, LLCto rezone property owned by them and located within the City Limits ofWetumpka; and


WHEREAS, the Council has held a duly advertised public hearing asrequired by §11-52-78, Code of Alabama 1975; and


WHEREAS, the Council finds that the proposed amendment is not contraryto the general purpose and intent of the ordinance or injurious to theneighborhood or otherwise detrimental to the public welfare; now, therefore beit


ORDAINED by the Council of the City of Wetumpka, AL that the Zoning Mapof the City of Wetumpka, being incorporated by reference in Ordinance 99-4,entitled “Zoning Ordinance of the City of Wetumpka, AL,” adopted on September2, 1998, be and is hereby amended by the rezoning land located in and being apart of Original Lot 242 in East Wetumpka, as described in that certain deeddated February, 1936, and recorded in the Office of the Probate Judge, ElmoreCounty, Alabama, in Deed Book R-50, at page 32, from B-3 Central BusinessDistrict to R-3 Medium Density Residential District.


Adopted and approved this the­­_____ day of ________, 2019.




                                                                                                                JerryWillis, Mayor





TiffanyRobinson, City Clerk


Councilmember Gantt made a motion to advertise for a publichearing for ordinance 2019-_____ a petition by Southern Prospect Properties,LLC to rezone property located in and being a part of Original Lot 242 in EastWetumpka from B-3 Central Business District to R-3 Medium Density ResidentialDistrict.  Councilmember Jones secondedthe motion with the Council voting unanimously 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 _______ dayof __________, 2019.



                                                                                    JerryWillis, Mayor


Signed: _____________________

            TiffanyRobinson, City Clerk