The regular meeting of the Mayor and Council convened at 6:32 p.m. on Monday, July 16, 2018 at the Train Depot with the announcement of a quorum.

MEMBERS PRESENT: Mayor Walter Turner, Danny Perkins, Walker Moore, and Libby Bond (Erie Barker arrived at 6:49 pm)

MEMBERS NOT PRESENT: Chris Mason and Brittany Wainwright

INVOCATION: Libby Bond

APPROVAL OF PROPOSED AGENDA

The Agenda was approved with the change of moving Tommy Beeland with Other Business prior to approval of minutes. Libby Bond made a motion to adopt the agenda with the changes. Walker Moore seconded the motion. Mayor Walker Turner and Danny Perkins voted in favor. The motion passed.

OTHER BUSINESS

Resident of Reynolds, Tommy Beeland came before Council with complaints of drainage issues. He stated that with heavy rains recently he was having a tremendous amount of flooding in his yard and shop.

After discussion between Mr. Beeland and Council had taken place, Mayor Walter Turner asked Public Works Director, Scott Jones to get a price on pipe to be installed in the ditch to assist with the direction of the flow of rain water.

Scott Jones informed Council that surveys would be sent out prior to the next CDBG grant as this grant would be to cover drainage throughout the City.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Mayor Walter Turner was the only member present that attended the June 5, 2018 meeting. Adoption of minutes was tabled again until a later date.

Danny Perkins made a motion to adopt the minutes of the June 18, 2018 meeting. Libby Bond seconded the motion. Mayor Walter Turner and Walker Moore voted in favor. The motion passed.

Libby Bond made a motion to adopt the minutes of the June 18, 2018 Executive Session. Walker Moore seconded the motion. Mayor Walter Turner and Danny Perkins voted in favor. The motion passed.

Libby Bond made a motion to adopt the minutes of the June 19, 2018 with the correction of taking the “s” off of Bond. Walker Moore seconded the motion. Mayor Walter Turner and Danny Perkins voted in favor. The motion passed.

Walker Moore made a motion to adopt the minutes of the July 10, 2018 Budget Hearing. Danny Perkins seconded the motion. Mayor Walter Turner voted in favor. The motion passed.

Libby Bond abstained due to her absence from the meeting. Danny Perkins made a motion to adopt the minutes of the July 10, 2018 meeting. Walker Moore seconded the motion. Mayor Walter Turner voted in favor. The motion passed. Libby Bond abstained due to her absence from the meeting.

Walker Moore made a motion to adopt the minutes of the July 10, 2018 Executive Session. Danny Perkins seconded the motion. Mayor Walter Turner voted in favor. The motion passed. Libby Bond abstained due to her absence from the meeting.

It was determined that due to lack of attendance at the Budget Hearing on July 12, 2018 documentation would be kept as record. Libby Bond and City Clerk Pam Anthony were the only ones in attendance.

OLD BUSINESS

The decision was made to discuss the leases during the Work Session on July 23, 2018 after the budget hearing. Discussion on the Hazard Mitigation Plan took place. Danny Perkins made a motion to adopt the Resolution for the Hazard Mitigation Plan. Walker Moore seconded the motion. Mayor Walter Turner, Erie Barker and Libby Bond voted in favor. The motion passed. The Mayor will sign the resolution.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Finance Committee: Danny Perkins reported that after thorough review by Elaine Kent of LGMS Consulting Services no errors were found in the spreadsheet for the FY 2018-2019 budget presented to Council by City Clerk Pam Anthony.

Property Committee: No report.

Police Committee: No report.

CHIEF’S REPORT

Chief of Police Lonnie Holder introduced Officer Elizabeth “Nicole” Murillo to Council. Officer Murillo is very proactive and good in the Community. He informed Council that she had an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice.

Chief Holder also introduced part-time Officer Jessie Willis.

Chief Holder informed Council the Reynolds Police Department got notification today of receipt of a $2500.00 grant from Norfolk Southern. He also informed Council that he had applied to Flint Energies for a grant of $4000.00 to assist with purchase of new tasers and was notified today the department had been granted $8400.00.

Chief Holder informed Council that the National Night Out against Crime would be held August 7, 2018 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Recreation Department in Butler this year. Chief Holder requested support from Council in this event.

Chief Holder also reported the Department had received Certification to run radar in Reynolds. He also informed Council that installation of the repeaters for the radio communication was underway.

PUBLIC WORKS REPORT

Public Works Director, Scott Jones informed Council construction had begun on the new handicap ramp in front of City Hall and that paving should be done on the street over the weekend.

Council was informed on June 20, 2018 during a storm a huge limb from a tree in the city right-of-way had fallen on Curtis Troutman’s house doing damage to the corner on the roof line on the house and his HVAC unit. City Clerk Pam Anthony reported the incident to the insurance company and the insurance company denied the claim stating “this was an incident that our insured could not have reasonable foreseen. City Attorney Brian Causey has been notified and is researching actual City liability in the incident.

Scott reported all six benches had been placed at designated recreation areas. He also reported he was working on swing sets in the recreation areas in the City. He is painting swing sets and has ordered new chains and swings for all.

The Mayor has signed the paperwork for the tire amnesty program and it has been returned to EPD. There will be up to $5000.00 in reimbursement, the date is to be determined.

FIRE CHIEF REPORT

There was no report from the Fire Department.

CLERKS REPORT

Assistant City Clerk Tammy Jones informed Council there was a budget hearing scheduled for July 23, 2018 at 6:00 pm prior to the Work Session. Mayor Turner explained to Council that after the first budget hearing some changes had been made so the hearing on July 12, 2018 was the first hearing of the new budget requiring a second hearing to be scheduled.

Tammy also informed Council there were only a few invoices left from June to be entered and that preparation of the FY 2018 audit had begun.

MAYOR REPORT

Mayor Walter Turner commended Captain Ed McCrary for his assistance to a domestic call in Butler that resulted in one death and two severely injured. Officer McCrary displayed outstanding service and ability to assist in deescalating the situation. He also is displayed the Reynolds Police Departments motto to be professional, firm and fair.

Mayor Turner reported on the success of the Flag Raising Ceremony on July 4th. Danny Perkins and Libby Bond are researching the proper way to dispose of the flag that fell to the ground when the rope broke.

Mayor Turner also reported that GDOT will not provide a battery back up for the traffic light at the intersection of HWY 96 and 128.

NEW BUSINESS

No new business.

ADJOURNMENT

Libby Bond made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Walker Moore seconded the motion the meeting adjourned at 7:29 p.m.


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