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Monday, August 5,2019

Wetumpka City Hall

6:00 p.m.

 

Work Session:
Citizen Comments-none

Reports of:
Boards &Committees- Shellie Whitfield, Executive Director for the Chamber of Commerce,announced 7 new members joined this month. She also announced the upcomingSummer Fiesta Lunch on August 20th and the drawdown on September 10th.

Agenda Items were discussed.

August 5, 2019

Wetumpka City Hall

6:05 p.m.

The Council of the City of Wetumpkaheld a work session prior to the Regular Meeting on Monday, August 5, 2019. Themeeting was called to order by Mayor Jerry Willis at 6:05 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: 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 Gantt offered a motionto approve the minutes of the regular scheduled Council Meeting held Monday, August5, 2019. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Washington with the Councilvoting unanimously in favor of the motion.

Under old business, Mayor Willis opened a duly advertisedpublic hearing for Ordinance No. 2019-(7) petition by J. Heath and Jada Loftinto rezone property located at 508 W. Bridge Street from R 2.6-Low DensityResidential to B-4 Business Conservation District. Heath Loftin spoke in favorof the rezoning. No one spoke against. Mayor Willis closed the public hearing.

Councilmember Justiss made a motion to approve Ordinance No.2019-(7) petition by J. Heath and Jada Loftin to rezone property located at 508W. Bridge Street from R 2.6-Low Density Residential to B-4 BusinessConservation District. Councilmember Washington seconded the motion with theCouncil voting unanimously in favor of the motion.  Ordinance 2019-7 is approved.

Ordinance No.2019-(7)

Amendment toZoning Ordinance Billboards

 

WHEREAS, the Councilwas petitioned by J. Heath and Jada Loftin to rezone property owned by them andlocated within the City Limits of Wetumpka; and

 

WHEREAS, the Councilhas held a duly advertised public hearing as required by

§11-52-78, Code of Alabama1975, and

 

WHEREAS, the Councilfinds that the proposed amendment is not contrary to the general purpose andintent of the ordinance or injurious to the neighborhood or otherwisedetrimental to the public welfare; now, therefore be it

 

           

ORDAINED bythe Council of the City of Wetumpka, AL that the Zoning Map of the City ofWetumpka, being incorporated by reference in Ordinance 99-4, entitled “ZoningOrdinance of the City of Wetumpka, AL,” adopted on September 2, 1998,be and is hereby amended by rezoning property located at 508 West BridgeStreet, as being part of Original Lot Number 55 in West Wetumpka, as furtherdescribed in deed recorded at RLPY 2017-25865 in the Office of the ProbateJudge, Elmore County, Alabama, from R 2.6-Low Density Residential toB-4-Business Conservation District.

 

 

Adopted and approved this the 5th day of August, 2019.

 

 

Signed:_______________________

                                                                                                                JerryWillis, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

 

_____________________

TiffanyRobinson, City Clerk

 

 

Under new business, Councilmember Jones made a motion toapprove subleases for Arrowhead Plastics contingent on the tenants, David Hesterand Brian Svencer, obtaining a City business license. Councilmember Ganttseconded the motion with the Council voting unanimously in favor of the motion.

Councilmember Robbins made a motion to re-appoint RobertHankins to the Wetumpka Water and Sewer Board. Councilmember Jones seconded themotion with the Council voting unanimously in favor of the motion.

Upon a motion by Councilmember Gantt,the meeting was adjourned at 6:15 p.m.

Approved by Council on the ______ dayof _________, 2019.

                                                                        Signed:_______________________

                                                                                    JerryWillis, Mayor

ATTEST:
Signed: _____________________

            TiffanyRobinson, City Clerk



Monday, July 15,2019

Wetumpka City Hall

6:00 p.m.

 

Work Session:
Citizen Comments-ChipSearcy addressed the Council regarding low speed vehicles and establishing anordinance to allow such vehicles on City streets. The Mayor directed him to thePolice Chief and City Attorney to determine if state laws already allow for lowspeed vehicles.  

Reports of:
Boards &Committees- none

Agenda Items were discussed.

July 15, 2019

Wetumpka City Hall

6:25 p.m.

The Council of the City of Wetumpkaheld a work session prior to the Regular Meeting on Monday, July 15, 2019. Themeeting was called to order by Mayor Jerry Willis at 6:25 p.m. The Invocationwas given by Councilmember Gantt and Councilmember Robbins led the Pledge ofAllegiance.

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,July 1, 2019. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gantt with the Councilvoting unanimously in favor of the motion.

There was no old business.

Under new business, Councilmember Robbins made a motion tosurplus a 963 Front End Loader at the landfill and permission to trade for aGenie 60 ft. lift of equal value. Councilmember Jones seconded the motion withthe Council voting unanimously in favor of the motion.

Also, under new business, Councilmember Robbins made a motionto add Resolution 2019-7-15-1, a resolution for the Mayor to execute a contractfor the financing of the Grapple Truck to the agenda. Councilmember Justissseconded the motion with the Council voting unanimously in favor of the motion.

Councilmember Robbins made a motion to approve Resolution2019-7-15-1, a resolution for the Mayor to execute a contract for the financingof the Grapple Truck. Councilmember Gantt seconded the motion with the Councilvoting unanimously in favor of the motion.

Resolution No. 2019-7-15-1

 

Resolution Authorizingand Approving Executionof a Contract withBANCORPSOUTH EQUIPMENT FINANCE, aDivision of BancorpSouth Bank

 

            WHEREAS,Mayor and City Council (the "Governing Body") of the City ofWetumpka, Alabama (the "Buyer"), acting for and on behalf of the Buyerhereby finds, determines and adjudicates as follows:

 

            1.  The Buyer desires to enter into a Contractwith the Exhibits attached thereto in substantially the same form as attachedhereto as Exhibit "A" (the "Contract") with BancorpSouth Equipment Finance, a division of BancorpSouth Bank (the"Seller") for the purpose of presently purchasing the equipment asdescribed therein for the total cost specified therein (collectively the"Equipment").

 

            2.  It is in the best interest of the residentsserved by Buyer that the Buyer acquire the Equipment pursuant to and inaccordance with the terms of the Contract; and

 

            3.  It is necessary for the Buyer to approve andauthorize the contract.

 

            4.  The Buyer desires to designate the Contractas a qualified tax-exempt obligation of Buyer for purposes of Section 265(b)(3)of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the "Code").

 

            NOW,THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by this Governing Body for and on behalf of the Buyeras follows:

 

            Section1.  The Contract and Exhibits attached theretoin substantially the same form as attached hereto as Exhibit "A" byand between the Seller and the Buyer is hereby approved and Jerry Willis,Mayor,  (the "AuthorizedOfficer") is hereby authorized and directed to execute said Contract onbehalf of the Buyer.

 

            Section2.  The Delivery Order is being issued incalendar year 2019.

 

            Section3.  Neither any portion of the grossproceeds of the Contract nor the Equipment identified to the Contract shall beused (directly or indirectly) in a trade or business carried on by any personother than a governmental unit, except for such use as a member of the generalpublic.

 

            Section4.  No portion of the rental paymentsidentified in the Contract (a) is secured, directly or indirectly, by propertyused or to be used in a trade or business carried on by a person other than agovernmental unit, except for such use as a member of the general public, or bypayments in respect of such property; or (b) is to be derived from payments(whether or not to Buyer) in respect of property or borrowed money used or tobe used for a trade or business carried on by any person other than agovernmental unit.

 

            Section5.  No portion of the gross proceeds ofthe Contract are used (directly or indirectly) to make or finance loans topersons other than governmental units.

 

            Section6.  Buyer hereby designates the Contractas a qualified tax-exempt obligation for purposes of Section 265(b) of theCode.

 

            Section7.  In calendar year 2019 , Buyer hasdesignated $163,925.53 of tax-exempt obligations (including theContract) as qualified tax-exempt obligations. Including the Contract herein so designated, Buyer will not designatemore than $10,000,000 of obligations issued during calendar year 2019 asqualified tax-exempt obligations.

 

            Section8.  Buyer reasonably anticipates that thetotal amount of tax-exempt obligations (other than private activity bonds) tobe issued by Buyer during calendar year 2019 will not exceed $10,000,000.

 

            Section9.  For purposes of this resolution, theamount of tax-exempt obligations stated as either issued or designated asqualified tax-exempt obligations including tax-exempt obligations issued by allentities deriving their issuing authority from Buyer or by an entity subject tosubstantial control by Buyer as provided in Section 265(b)(3) of the Code.

 

            Section10.  The Authorized Officer is furtherauthorized for and on behalf of the Governing Body and the Buyer to do allthings necessary in furtherance of the obligations of the Buyer pursuant to theContract, including execution and delivery of all other documents necessary orappropriate to carry out the transactions contemplated thereby in accordancewith the terms and provisions thereof.

                                                                                    Signed:__________________________

                                                                                                  Jerry Willis, Mayor

                                                                                   

ATTEST:

__________________________                                                (SE A L)

Tiffany Robinson, City Clerk

           

Councilmember Washington made a motion to add to the agendathe rental of a firetruck and refurbishing a firetruck at a total cost of$106,189.17. Councilmember Jones seconded the motion with the Council votingunanimously in favor of the motion.  Thisis the first time on the agenda and will return for consideration at the nextCouncil meeting.

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

Approved by Council on the ______ dayof _________, 2019.

                                                                        Signed:_______________________

                                                                                    JerryWillis, Mayor

ATTEST:
Signed: _____________________

            TiffanyRobinson, City Clerk