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2011-03-22 City Council Meeting
PRATTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011
6:00 P.M.

The Prattville City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Roll was called and all were recorded as being present. After the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag, Councilman Argo gave the invocation.

THE CHARACTER TRAIT OF THE MONTH IS BOLDNESS: Facing fear and loss in pursuit of what is best.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: City Council meeting March 1, 2011. Councilman Renegar made the motion to approve the minutes and Councilman Argo seconded the motion. The minutes were approved (7-0).

COMMENTS FROM PERSONS PRESENT:

Mr. Joe Reynolds, 100 Jordan Crossing, has coached soccer and swimming through the Department of Leisure Services. He encouraged the Council to continue all activities provided by the Department.

Councilman Argo expressed his appreciation to Mr. Reynolds for his continued support and stated that he was not aware of any plans to discontinue activities sponsored by the City.

Ms. Jennifer Graves, ___ Hallmark, appeared to speak on behalf of the Senior citizens who utilize activities sponsored by the Department of Leisure Services and encouraged the Council for their continued support.

Councilman Fank also stated that he was not aware of any cuts in the Department of Leisure Services nor would he support any cuts in the department.

Mark Rhodes, 1583 Upper Kingston Road has been employed with the Prattville Fire Department for 12 years and expressed his appreciation to Mayor Gillespie for having lunch with them at the station. He also thanked the Mayor for recognizing a sewage problem they have had at Station 1 and authorized the repairs, which were done by Firefighters. He expressed his support of Chief Brown and Mayor Gillespie and encouraged the council to do the same. He stated that it is his opinion that Chief Brown has made more cuts to his departmental budget than any other department within the City.

Mr. Bobby Johnson, 816 Loder Street stated that she and her husband and her special needs grandson moved to Prattville eight years ago with hopes that a small community would be more beneficial to her grandson. Since moving here they have been able to socialize him through the Department of Leisure Services, and this year he is now mainstreamed and she credits the Department of Leisure Services and their staff for that. She offered to volunteer her services for fundraising and to help be a part of the solution.

Art Hunt, 191 S. Northington Street has been a resident of Prattville since 1956 and expressed his appreciation to the Department of Leisure Services for helping him to maintain his health following a heart attack in 1995. He has been attending the Gillespie Senior Center since June, 1996 participating in aerobics and weight lifting to ensure his continued health and well-being.

Debra Meliska, 710 Running Brook Circle asked the Council members to ask citizens to help solve the problems of the city. She offered to ask for donations from Wal-Mart for snacks for the After School Program sponsored by the Department of Leisure Services. She stated that she recently donated a number of items to the Department for use by the school aged children.

Dean Golden, 152 County Road 29 stated that the budget is a guideline based on projections and assumptions. After viewing previous audits he believes that an increase in fees and taxes is not needed in order to have a balanced budget. He asked that more expenditures be reduced. He encouraged the council to vote against the sales tax increase but to vote for the budget as proposed.

Mayor Gillespie stated that some of the revenue shown for last year was grant money that had been received that the city won’t get this year. He stated that Prattville has a lot of shoppers from surrounding areas.

Joyce Rice, 806 Wynwood Drive read a letter written by Patricia Cummins, which had recently been published in the Prattville Progress. She stated that she was sure that Ms. Cummins, who was a CPA, would be willing to offer her assistance to the city at no charge.

Cheryl Browder, 746 Smith Avenue asked if funds for agenda item numbers 5 – 10 are included in the proposed budget, and Council President Miller confirmed that they were. She further asked why all of the city’s debt was not included in the previous budget. She stated that any debt is legally required to be listed in the budget. She expressed her interest in helping the city and asked that large local businesses that receive substantial tax breaks step up to do their part.

Mayor Gillespie stated that several cost savings measures aren’t reflected in this budget, but is approximately $200,000.00 to date.

Vince Jones, 134 Perrydale Loop sponsors a Summer Slam Program for area youth, at no cost to the participants. The program is paid strictly through donations. They offer wrestling and basketball tournaments and provide awards to participants. He asked the council for their continued support.

Dennis Mullins, 111 Danya Drive thanked the council for being nominated to serve on the Prattville Solid Waste Disposal Authority. He asked that the additional $10.00 sewer surcharge be earmarked specifically for the Wastewater Department repairs and maintenance. It is his opinion that the Wastewater Department has been mismanaged over the past seven years. He also stated that he is not opposed to the proposed sales tax increase. He asked that the budget be balanced within the government, not on the backs of taxpayers.

Councilman Renegar assured Mr. Mullins that a separate account has already been set up for the sewer fees.

Mayor Gillespie responded by saying that he disagrees with the statement that the Department has been mismanaged. He further stated that infrastructure work has been done at the facility.

Mr. Mullins clarified that he believes the sewer revenue has been mismanaged by not providing any upgrades. He asked the Mayor if, in fact, a separate fund has been set up for the fee increase.

Mayor Gillespie stated that several accounts are being looked at and asked him to make an appointment to discuss the issue.

Steven Brooks, 167 West Main pleaded with the council to vote no on the sales tax increase.

Councilman Boles stated that he would be making a suggestion regarding the sales tax increase.

Paula Griffith Barlow, 3020 Englenook Road, Millbrook, AL, identified herself as a city employee and reported that city employees have faced increased costs for health and dental benefits, are not getting annual merit or cost of living raises, will have furlough days and will also be affected by the sewer increase and the proposed tax increase. She asked that citizens quit pointing fingers and realize that in order to continue the premiere services offered by the city, fees and revenues must be able to sustain those services. She encouraged support of the sales tax.

Steve Hollon, 545 Upper Kingston asked if the city didn’t have the debt service where would we be. He asked the council to do what’s right and cut to the bare bones. He stated that it is his opinion that the addition of retail businesses caused the Wastewater Department to be overworked.

Mayor Gillespie stated that the revenue produced by the new retail area is actually in the black relative to the debt service and that this information would be posted on the city’s website in the near future.

Holly Dunigan, 1926 Tara Drive encouraged the council to vote no on the sales tax increase. She stated that she has personally spent over $5,000.00 the past year at the Department of Leisure Services and tries to spend money in this community.

MAYORS REPORT:

Mayor Gillespie thanked each of the citizens who came tonight.

He stated that the city employees have been pulling together and sharing ideas of cost savings. He reported that programs being provided by the Department of Leisure Services that have been running in the red have been cut, while others that sustain themselves will continue to be provided.

He thanked the Dixie Youth baseball program for providing funds for a needed restroom facility that has previously been funded by the city.

Mayor Gillespie thanked the Fire, Wastewater and Planning Departments for their help in repairing a sewer line at the Fire Department. The willingness of employees to provide their knowledge and labor reflected a cost savings to the city of approximately $10,000.00. He recognized many employees that are multi-tasking to ensure the efficiency of the city.

The Mayor reported that roughly $2 million has already been cut from the budget.

He has been restructuring, reorganizing and renegotiating existing contracts.

Mayor Gillespie said he needed the three T’s: the tools, the time and the talent to obtain a positive cash flow for the city. He explained that the tools are a positive cash flow, the time needed is 18 months to 2 years and the talent is being provided by city employees.

Mayor Gillespie stated that volunteers are needed for the upcoming annual Arts Festival on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Pratt Park and asked those interested to contact the Cultural Arts Center.

The Mayor reported that when he took office there was $2.5 million in accounts payable and is now around $300,000.00 and he is proud of the direction the city is moving.

The $3.1 million bridge loan payment of $1.6 million that was due has been paid and we are on track for the remaining $1.5 million payment being paid on time. However, there is a separate debt service $1 million payment due in May that will require another bridge loan. There is enough cash flow to provide for payroll through the month of April.

The Mayor asked the council to support the sales tax increase, or give specific instructions on which services to hinder or eliminate.

Councilman Renegar asked if there was enough revenue to cover payroll for April and early May and further questioned what plans are being made to meet payroll obligations after that.

Mayor Gillespie responded that if the sales tax increase doesn’t pass, he will be looking to the City Council to offer which city services would be hindered or eliminated to meet those costs, or more loans would be needed. There is an immediate need for increased revenues.

Councilman Boles asked what the proposed sales tax increase is expected to provide in revenue. He further asked if the increase fails and we don’t borrow any money, would that result in the loss of 80 employees.

Mayor Gillespie stated that $4.4 million is anticipated, but reflected a conservative $4 million in the budget. He stated that it would probably affect 60 employees. He further stated that the bond agreements provided for an increase in sales tax if revenues didn’t meet expectations.

Councilman Argo asked for clarification of the bond verbiage, that it stated a tax increase was possible if the bond payment couldn’t be met. He further stated that one sentence being pulled from a paragraph wasn’t being used in context. He questioned the Mayor’s request for talent, but the proposed budget included a Reduction in Force. Councilman Argo stated that he had suggested the Wastewater Department being sold to a private authority, but it wasn’t considered.

Mayor Gillespie responded by saying that he had approached the Water Works Board regarding the purchase of the Wastewater Department and they expressed no interest.

Councilman Argo stated the sales tax increase is being proposed to meet expenditures, while we should be cutting expenditures to match revenues. He further stated the Water Works Board members are appointed by the City Council.

Mayor Gillespie further asked if the sales tax increase isn’t passed to please vote no on the budget.

COUNCIL REPORTS:

Councilman Argo asked that members of the Wastewater Committee speak following the Council meeting to determine if they can each meet on Monday evening.

Councilman Renegar commended the Fire Department for their efforts in the repairs at the Fire Department.

AGENDA

1. ORDINANCE: TO AMEND CITY CODE DIVISION 2. SALES TAX, SECTION 38-92 (c) IMPOSITION OF CERTAIN SALES AND USE TAXES. (ORDINANCE BOOK 2011, PAGE 009)

The Ordinance was held from the February 15th and March 1st council meeting. Councilman Boles offered an amendment to $.01 for one year. Councilman Wood seconded the motion. Councilman Boles explained that the city needs a source of funding quickly but there needs to be accountability in place. He asked for support of the tax increase and then look at it again in one year.

Councilman Renegar stated that he couldn’t support a one year increase, based on the 5-year plan they are working towards. He expressed his faith in the Mayor to continue to cut costs.

Councilman Boles responded by saying that he was only asking that the tax increase be voted on a yearly basis. He said he also had faith in Mayor Gillespie.

The Ordinance was amended (4-3).

AYES: STRIPLIN, WOOD, MILLER, BOLES 4
NAYS: ARGO, RENEGAR, FANK 3
ABSTAINED: NONE 0
ABSENT: NONE 0

Councilman Argo made a motion to amend line 23 to include $50,000.oo funding to the Autauga-Prattville Public Library. Councilman Renegar seconded the motion. The amendment failed (3-4).

AYES: STRIPLIN, ARGO, RENEGAR 3
NAYS: WOOD, MILLER, BOLES, FANK
4
ABSTAINED: NONE 0
ABSENT: NONE 0

Councilman Renegar stated that the adopted amendment needed inclusive dates. Councilman Boles made the motion to amend lines 14 and 15 to read May 1, 2011 through April 30, 2012 and to omit lines 17-19. Councilman Wood seconded the motion. The Ordinance was amended (4-3).

AYES: STRIPLIN, WOOD, MILLER, BOLES 4
NAYS: ARGO, RENEGAR, FANK
3
ABSTAINED: NONE 0
ABSENT: NONE 0

Councilman Renegar left the Council Chambers at 7:55 and returned at 7:57.

Councilman Renegar made the motion to call for the question. Councilman Boles seconded the motion. The motion passed (7-0).

There being no further discussion, the amended Ordinance was adopted with the following results:

AYES: WOOD, MILLER, RENEGAR, BOLES
4
NAYS: STRIPLIN, ARGO, FANK
3
ABSTAINED: NONE 0
ABSENT: NONE 0

Council President Miller adjourned for a recess at 8:02 and the Council reconvened at 8:15.

2. RESOLUTION: TO ADOPT THE CITY OF PRATTVILLE FISCAL YEAR 2010/2011 GENERAL OPERATING FUND BUDGET. (RESOLUTION BOOK 2011, PAGE 047)

The Resolution was held from the March 1st council meeting. Councilman Striplin made the motion to amend line 13 from March 1, 2011 to October 1, 2010 and to add lines 23 and 25: BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that all monies expended October 1, 2010, to date prior to the adoption of this budget are hereby ratified and affirmed. Councilman Boles seconded the motion. The Resolution was amended (7-0).

Councilman Striplin made the motion to amend the budget by removing the allocation for Kellis Vegetation Management. Councilman Renegar seconded the motion and asked the dollar amount to be deducted. Interim Finance Director, Doug Moseley, reported $124,261.33. The proposed budget was amended (6-1).

AYES: STRIPLIN, WOOD, ARGO, MILLER, RENEGAR, BOLES
6
NAYS: FANK 1
ABSTAINED: NONE 0
ABSENT: NONE 0

Councilman Boles made the motion to amend the budget to include health and life insurance for elected and appointed officials. Councilman Renegar seconded the motion. Councilman Boles further stated that they weren’t allowed to change pay and/or benefits during an election cycle. Council President Miller asked for the dollar amount and Human Resources Director, Lisa Thrash, responded with the total of $77,878.00. The amendment passed (4-3).

AYES: WOOD, RENEGAR, BOLES, FANK 4
NAYS: STRIPLIN, ARGO, MILLER
3
ABSTAINED: NONE 0
ABSENT: NONE 0

Councilman Argo offered the following written amendments:

  • Page 4, Executive, Operating, delete Advertising/Public $1,500.00 and reduce Operating and Total Executive by the same amount. Councilman Fank seconded the motion. The budget was amended (5-2).
AYES: STRIPLIN, ARGO, RENEGAR, BOLES, FANK 5
NAYS: WOOD, MILLER
2
ABSTAINED: NONE 0
ABSENT: NONE 0
  • Page 4, Executive, delete Professional/Contract Services, $1,861.00 and reduce Total Executive by the same amount. Councilman Wood seconded the motion. The budget was amended (5-2).
AYES: STRIPLIN, WOOD, ARGO, MILLER, BOLES, FANK 6
NAYS: RENEGAR 1
ABSTAINED: NONE 0
ABSENT: NONE 0
  • Page 5, Legislative, Training/Education delete $1,000.00 and Travel delete $1,000.00 and reduce Total Legislative by the same amount. Councilman Wood seconded the motion. The budget was amended (6-1).
AYES: STRIPLIN, WOOD, ARGO, MILLER, BOLES, FANK 6
NAYS: RENEGAR 1
ABSTAINED: NONE 0
ABSENT: NONE 0
  • Page 6, Finance, Training/Education, delete $750.00 and reduce Total Finance by the same amount. Councilman Fank seconded the motion. Mayor Gillespie explained that the Finance Director is required to obtain training in order to maintain his CPA certification. The amendment failed (3-4).
AYES: STRIPLIN, ARGO, RENEGAR 3
NAYS: WOOD, MILLER, BOLES, FANK
4
ABSTAINED: NONE 0
ABSENT: NONE 0
  • Page 6, Finance, Professional/Contract Services, Audits-Sales Taxes delete $10,000.00 and reduce Total Finance by the same amount. Councilman Fank seconded the motion. The amendment failed (2-5).
AYES: ARGO, RENEGAR 2
NAYS: STRIPLIN, WOOD, MILLER, BOLES, FANK
5
ABSTAINED: NONE 0
ABSENT: NONE 0
  • Page 6, Finance, Professional/Contract Services, delete Misc. Contract Services $12,000.00 and reduce Total Finance by same amount. Councilman Renegar seconded the motion. The amendment failed (1-6).
AYES: ARGO 1
NAYS: STRIPLIN, WOOD, MILLER, BOLES, RENEGAR, FANK
6
ABSTAINED: NONE 0
ABSENT: NONE 0
  • Page 7, City Clerk, Personnel, reduce $25,000.00 from Salaries/Wages and reduce Total City Clerk by the same amount. Councilman Fank seconded the motion. The budget was amended (6-1).
AYES: STRIPLIN, WOOD, ARGO, MILLER, BOLES, FANK 6
NAYS: RENEGAR 1
ABSTAINED: NONE 0
ABSENT: NONE 0
  • Page 7, City Clerk, Training/Education, delete $3,475.00 and reduce Total City Clerk by the same amount. The budget was amended (6-0).
AYES: STRIPLIN, WOOD, ARGO, MILLER, RENEGAR, FANK 6
NAYS: NONE 0
ABSTAINED: NONE 0
ABSENT: BOLES 1

Councilman Boles left the Council Chambers at 8:52 and returned at 8:53.

  • Page 8, Human Resources, Training/Education, delete $550.00. Councilman Fank seconded the motion. The budget was amended (7-0).
  • Page 10, Information Technology, Capital Outlay, delete $205,000.00 and reduce Total IT by the same amount. Councilman Boles seconded the motion. The budget was amended (7-0).
  • Page 12, Education/Training, delete $500.00 and reduce Total Vehicle Maintenance by the same amount. Councilman Wood seconded the motion. The budget was amended (7-0).
  • Page 18, Planning & Development, Professional/Contract Services delete Misc. Contact Services $24,000.00 and reduce Total Planning & Development by the same amount. Councilman Renegar seconded the motion. The budget was amended (7-0).
  • Page 19, Street, Professional/Contract Services, delete $6,000.00 and reduce Total Street by the same amount. Councilman Renegar seconded the motion. The budget was amended (7-0).

  • Page 27, Leisure Services, Training/Education, delete $2,900.00 and reduce the Total Leisure Services by the same amount. Councilman Boles seconded the motion. The budget was amended (7-0).
  • Page 2, Misc. Revenue, delete $205,000.00 and reduce the Total Misc. Revenue by the same amount. Councilman Renegar seconded the motion. The budget was amended (7-0).

Councilman Argo made the motion to hold this item briefly while the calculations are being made to adjust the budget and move forward with items on the agenda that are not budget related. Councilman Fank seconded the motion to hold briefly.

Councilman Boles left the Council Chambers at 9:30.

Councilman Fank requested that Interim Finance Director, Doug Moseley, calculate the revised budget. The motion to hold was passed (6-0). Councilman Boles returned at 9:31.

3. ORDINANCE: REQUEST TO SURPLUS LOST, STOLEN, UNCLAIMED, CONFISCATED PROPERTY FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. (ORDINANCE BOOK 2011, PAGE 010)

Councilman Striplin made a motion to adopt the Ordinance and Councilman Wood seconded the motion. Because Ordinances are generally held for 2 weeks, it is necessary for the council rules to be suspended if immediate action is to be considered. Councilman Argo made a motion to suspend the rules and Councilman Fank seconded the motion. The rules were suspended (7-0). There being no further discussion, the Ordinance was adopted with the following results:

AYES: STRIPLIN, WOOD, ARGO, MILLER, RENEGAR, BOLES, FANK 7
NAYS: NONE 0
ABSTAINED: NONE 0
ABSENT: NONE 0

4. ORDINANCE: REQUEST TO SURPLUS LOST, STOLEN, UNCLAIMED, CONFISCATED PROPERTY FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. (ORDINANCE BOOK 2011, PAGE 011)

Councilman Striplin made a motion to adopt the Ordinance and Councilman Fank seconded the motion. Because Ordinances are generally held for 2 weeks, it is necessary for the council rules to be suspended if immediate action is to be considered.

Councilman Renegar left the Council Chambers at 9:32.

Councilman Argo made a motion to suspend the rules and Councilman Fank seconded the motion. The rules were suspended (6-0).

Councilman Renegar returned at 9:33.There being no further discussion, the Ordinance was adopted with the following results:

AYES: STRIPLIN, WOOD, ARGO, MILLER, RENEGAR, BOLES, FANK 7
NAYS: NONE 0
ABSTAINED: NONE 0
ABSENT: NONE 0

5. RESOLUTION: TO AUTHORIZE EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED $700.00 PER PARTICIPANT IN THE 2011 ALABAMA LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES CONVENTION IN HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA.

Councilman Renegar made a motion to remove this item from the agenda and Councilman Fank seconded the motion. The motion to remove this item was adopted (7-0).

12. RESOLUTION: TO NAME TIMOTHY HUGGINS AS INTERIM POLICE CHIEF FOR THE CITY OF PRATTVILLE. (RESOLUTION BOOK 2011, PAGE 049)

Councilman Renegar made a motion to adopt the Resolution and Councilman Fank seconded the motion. Councilman Argo made the motion to amend line #13 to read as follows:

Whereas, the Police Chief Alfred Wadsworth, after more than 40 years of exemplary service will retire effective April 1, 2011.

Councilman Boles seconded the motion. The rules were suspended (7-0). There being no further discussion, the amended Resolution was adopted with the following results:

AYES: STRIPLIN, WOOD, ARGO, MILLER, RENEGAR, BOLES, FANK 7
NAYS: NONE 0
ABSTAINED: NONE 0
ABSENT: NONE 0

18. RESOLUTION: TO ACCEPT MAINTENANCE OF PRATTVILLE BUSINESS PARK PLAT 4. (RESOLUTION BOOK 2011, PAGE 050)

Councilman Boles made a motion to adopt the Resolution and Councilman Argo seconded the motion. There being no further discussion, the Resolution was adopted with the following results:

AYES: STRIPLIN, WOOD, ARGO, MILLER, RENEGAR, BOLES, FANK 7
NAYS: NONE 0
ABSTAINED: NONE 0
ABSENT: NONE 0

19. RESOLUTION: TO ACCEPT MAINTENANCE OF KINGSTON OAKS SUBDIVISION PLAT 1. (RESOLUTION BOOK 2011, PAGE 051)

Councilman Fank made a motion to adopt the Resolution and Councilman Wood seconded the motion. There being no further discussion, the Resolution was adopted with the following results:

AYES: STRIPLIN, WOOD, ARGO, MILLER, RENEGAR, BOLES, FANK 7
NAYS: NONE 0
ABSTAINED: NONE 0
ABSENT: NONE 0

21. RESOLUTION: TO AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH GOODWYN, MILLS AND CAWOOD, INC. TO PROVIDE ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR UPGRADES TO THE AERATION BASIN AT THE AUTAUGA CREEK WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT.

Councilman Argo made a motion to adopt the Resolution and Councilman Fank seconded the motion. Mayor Gillespie stated that after negotiating the requested matching funds, this will be funded 100% with grant money. There being no further discussion, the Resolution was adopted with the following results:

AYES: STRIPLIN, WOOD, ARGO, MILLER, RENEGAR, BOLES, FANK 7
NAYS: NONE 0
ABSTAINED: NONE 0
ABSENT: NONE 0

22. RESOLUTION: TO APPOINT DENNIS MULLINS TO THE PRATTVILLE SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL AUTHORITY. (RESOLUTION BOOK 2011, PAGE 053)

Councilman Boles made a motion to adopt the Resolution and Councilman Argo seconded the motion. There being no further discussion, the Resolution was adopted with the following results:

AYES: STRIPLIN, WOOD, ARGO, MILLER, RENEGAR, BOLES, FANK 7
NAYS: NONE 0
ABSTAINED: NONE 0
ABSENT: NONE 0

Council President Miller asked the Council to address agenda item #2.

2. RESOLUTION: TO ADOPT THE CITY OF PRATTVILLE FISCAL YEAR 2010/2011 GENERAL OPERATING FUND BUDGET. (RESOLUTION BOOK 2011, PAGE 047)

Councilman Renegar made a motion to amend line 21 to read “Alabama, which totals $33,342,977.65” and Councilman Boles seconded the motion. The amendment passed (7-0). There being no further discussion, the amended Resolution was adopted with the following results:

AYES: WOOD, MILLER, RENEGAR, BOLES 4
NAYS: STRIPLIN, ARGO, FANK 3
ABSTAINED: NONE 0
ABSENT: NONE 0

Mayor Gillespie asked the council to address agenda item #6.

Ordinance Book 2008, Page 019, To Set Council procedures, specifies in Section 22, that all ordinances, resolutions or propositions submitted to the council which require the expenditure of money shall lie over until the next meeting; provided further, that this rule shall not apply to the current expenses of, or contracts previously made with, or regular salaries of officers, or wages of employees. Therefore, it is necessary to suspend the rules on agenda item numbers 6 and 20.

6. RESOLUTION: TO AUTHORIZE PAYMENT OF $4,185.00 TO THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD FOR THE EXTENSION OF SEWER SERVICE FOR MEDLINE INDUSTRIES. (RESOLUTION BOOK 2011, PAGE 048)

Councilman Argo made a motion to adopt the Resolution and Councilman Wood seconded the motion. Councilman Argo made the motion to suspend the rules and Councilman Renegar seconded the motion. The rules were suspended (7-0). There being no further discussion, the Resolution was adopted with the following results:

AYES: STRIPLIN, WOOD, ARGO, MILLER, RENEGAR, BOLES, FANK 7
NAYS: NONE 0
ABSTAINED: NONE 0
ABSENT: NONE 0

Councilman Renegar made a motion to remove item numbers 7-11, 13-17 and 20. Councilman Argo seconded the motion. There being no further discussion these items were removed from the agenda (7-0).

Councilman Argo asked that item number 20, and item numbers 23, 24, and 25 from the floor expend funds and need authorization by the council.

20. RESOLUTION: TO AUTHORIZE THE RELEASE OF FUNDS TO RIVERTREE TO PROVIDE AUDITING SERVICES.

Councilman Argo made a motion to adopt the Resolution and Councilman Renegar seconded the motion. By point of order, this Resolution was held until the April 5th meeting.

Ordinance Book 2008, Page 019, To Set Council procedures, specifies in Section 22, that all ordinances, resolutions or propositions submitted to the council which require the expenditure of money shall lie over until the next meeting; provided further, that this rule shall not apply to the current expenses of, or contracts previously made with, or regular salaries of officers, or wages of employees. Therefore, it is necessary to suspend the rules on agenda item numbers 23, 24 and 25.

23. RESOLUTION: REQUEST TO RELEASE FUNDS TO PURCHASE PARTS FROM KOMLINE-SANDERSON TO REPAIR A WASTE PUMP AT THE WASTEWATER DEPARTMENT. (RESOLUTON BOOK 2011, PAGE 054)

Councilman Argo introduced the Resolution from the floor and made a motion to adopt it. Councilman Fank seconded the motion. Because the Resolution did not appear on the evening’s agenda, it is necessary for the council rules to be suspended. Councilman Argo made the motion to suspend the rules and Councilman Renegar seconded the motion. The rules were suspended (7-0). Because the Resolution expends fund, it is necessary for the council rules to be suspended. Councilman Argo made the motion to suspend the rules and Councilman Fank seconded the motion. The rules were suspended (7-0). The Resolution was adopted with the following vote:

AYES: STRIPLIN, WOOD, ARGO, MILLER, RENEGAR, BOLES, FANK 7
NAYS: NONE 0
ABSTAINED: NONE 0
ABSENT: NONE 0

24. RESOLUTION: REQUEST TO RELEASE FUNDS TO PURCHASE A CIRCUIT BREAKER FROM MAYER ELECTRIC SUPPLY FOR A DIGESTER MOTOR AT THE WASTEWATER DEPARTMENT. (RESOLUTION BOOK 2011, PAGE 055)

Councilman Argo introduced the Resolution from the floor and made a motion to adopt it. Councilman Wood seconded the motion. Because the Resolution did not appear on the evening’s agenda, it is necessary for the council rules to be suspended. Councilman Fank made the motion to suspend the rules and Councilman Argo seconded the motion. The rules were suspended (7-0). Because the Resolution expends fund, it is necessary for the council rules to be suspended. Councilman Argo made the motion to suspend the rules and Councilman Fank seconded the motion. The rules were suspended (7-0). The Resolution was adopted with the following vote:

AYES: STRIPLIN, WOOD, ARGO, MILLER, RENEGAR, BOLES, FANK 7
NAYS: NONE 0
ABSTAINED: NONE 0
ABSENT: NONE 0

25. RESOLUTION: REQUEST TO RELEASE FUNDS TO CUES, INC. FOR REPAIRS TO THE CAMERA VAN FOR WASTEWATER DEPARTMENT. (RESOLUTION BOOK 2011, PAGE 056)

Councilman Argo introduced the Resolution from the floor and made a motion to adopt it. Councilman Fank seconded the motion. Because the Resolution did not appear on the evening’s agenda, it is necessary for the council rules to be suspended. Councilman Argo made the motion to suspend the rules and Councilman Fank seconded the motion. The rules were suspended (7-0). Because the Resolution expends fund, it is necessary for the council rules to be suspended. Councilman Argo made the motion to suspend the rules and Councilman Fank seconded the motion. The rules were suspended (7-0). The Resolution was adopted with the following vote:

AYES: STRIPLIN, WOOD, ARGO, MILLER, RENEGAR, BOLES, FANK 7
NAYS: NONE 0
ABSTAINED: NONE 0
ABSENT: NONE 0

ADJOURN:

There being no further business to come before the Council, Councilman Fank made a motion to adjourn and the motion was seconded by Councilman Renegar. The meeting adjourned at 9:58 p.m.

APPROVED:

 

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Stephanie J. Southerland
Interim City Clerk

 

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Thomas M. Miller, President
Prattville City Council

 
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