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Monday, October 21,2019

Wetumpka City Hall

6:00 p.m.

 

Work Session:
Citizen Comments: None

Reports of:

Boards & Committees- none

Agenda Items were discussed.

Monday, October 21,2019

Wetumpka City Hall

6:06 p.m.

The Council of the City of Wetumpkaheld a work session prior to the Regular Meeting on Monday, October 21, 2019. Themeeting was called to order by Mayor Jerry Willis at 6:06 p.m. The Invocationwas given by Councilmember Washington and Councilmember Justiss led the Pledgeof 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 7, 2019. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gantt with theCouncil voting unanimously in favor of the motion.

There was no old business.

Under new business, Permission to proceed with topographicsurvey at the Wetumpka Sports Complex at a cost of $9,500 was on the agenda forthe first time. This will return for consideration at the next Council meeting.

Also, under new business Councilmember Gantt made a motion tosuspend the rules to allow for the immediate consideration of Ordinance 2019-9,an Ordinance authorizing the issuance, sale, delivery and payment of$10,965,000 principal amount of General Obligation Warrants, Series 2019-A,dated October 29, 2019. Councilmember Justiss seconded the motion with the rollcall vote as follows;

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

Councilmember Washington made a motion to approve Ordinance2019-9, an Ordinance authorizing the issuance, sale, delivery and payment of$10,965,000 principal amount of General Obligation Warrants, Series 2019-A,dated October 29, 2019. Councilmember Robbins seconded the motion with the rollcall vote as follows;

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

 

Councilmember Washington made a motion to suspend the rulesto allow for the immediate consideration of Ordinance 2019-10, an Ordinanceauthorizing the issuance, sale, delivery and payment of $810,000 principalamount of General Obligation Warrants, Series 2019-B, dated October 29, 2019.Councilmember Robbins seconded the motion with the roll call vote as follows;

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

Councilmember Gantt made a motion to approve Ordinance 2019-10,an Ordinance authorizing the issuance, sale, delivery and payment of $810,000 principalamount of General Obligation Warrants, Series 2019-B, dated October 29, 2019.Councilmember Washington seconded the motion with the roll call vote asfollows;

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

 

Approval of accounting software upgrade was on the agenda forthe first time and will return at the next Council meeting.

Councilmember Gantt made a motion to move accounting softwareVPN software from Jackson Thornton to Warren Averett. Councilmember Justissseconded the motion with the Council voting unanimously in favor of the motion.

Approval to upgrade the anti-virus software was on the agendafor the first time and will be on the next Council agenda.

Councilmember Robbins made a motion to approve resolution no.2019-10-21-1, a resolution to provide Tier I retirement benefits to Tier IIplan members. Councilmember Jones seconded the motion with the Council votingunanimously in favor of the motion.

Councilmember Robbins made a motion to suspend the rules andconsider resolution no. 2019-10-21-2 to authorizepre-application for FAA/ALDOT-Aeronautics Airport Improvement Program (AIP)grant including five percent (5%) match in the amount of $31,942.  Councilmember Washington seconded themotion with the roll call vote as follows;

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

Councilmember Robbins made a motion to approve resolution no.2019-10-21-2 to authorize pre-application for FAA/ALDOT-Aeronautics AirportImprovement Program (AIP) grant including five percent (5%) match in the amountof $31,942.  Councilmember Justissseconded the motion with the Council voting unanimously in favor of the motion.

Tex Grier, Public Works Director requested the repair of theGrapple Truck at a cost of $5400 be added to the agenda. Councilmember Jonesmade a motion to add the item to the agenda with Councilmember Gantt secondingthe motion. The roll call vote was as follows;

Councilmember Robbins:        Yes
Councilmember Washington: No

Motion fails due to lack of unanimous consent.

The City Attorney requested the Council enter into ExecutiveSession to discuss an economic development project for approximately 10 minutes.Councilmember Justiss made a motion to enter into Executive Session.Councilmember Jones seconded the motion with the roll call vote as follows;

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

The Council entered into Executive Session at 6:35 pm.

The Mayor called the meeting back to order at 6:45 p.m.

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

Approved by Council on the 4th day ofNovember, 2019.

 

                                                                        Signed:_______________________

                                                                                    JerryWillis, Mayor

ATTEST:
Signed: _____________________

Tiffany Robinson, City Clerk