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 +The regular meeting of the Mayor and Council convened at 6:37 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019 at the Train Depot with the announcement of a quorum.
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 +**MEMBERS PRESENT:​** ​ Mayor Walter Turner, Danny Perkins and Libby Bond. 
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 +**MEMBERS NOT PRESENT:​** ​ Erie Barker, Chris Mason, Walker Moore, Brittany Wainwright
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 +**INVOCATION:​** ​ Libby Bond
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 +**ADOPTION OF PROPOSED AGENDA**
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 +Danny Perkins made a motion to adopt the Agenda as proposed with the exception if Mr. Lewis Hobbs came, he be given the opportunity to speak prior to the reading of the Retirement Plan Ordinance. ​ Libby Bond seconded the motion. ​ Mayor Walter Turner voted in favor. The motion passed.
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 +**APPROVAL OF MINUTES**
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 +Danny Perkins made a motion to adopt the minutes of the May 20, 2019 regular council meeting. ​ Libby Bond seconded the motion. ​ Mayor Walter Turner voted in favor.
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 +Libby Bond made a motion to adopt the minutes of the June 6, 2019 budget meeting. ​ Danny Perkins seconded the motion. ​ Mayor Walter Turner voted in favor. The motion passed.
 +
 +**OLD BUSINESS**
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 +After a thorough discussion with the City Attorney, Brian Causey, over guidelines for being able to surplus the property the matter was tabled until after a survey of the property was complete.
 +
 +**COMMITTEE REPORTS**
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 +Finance Committee: ​ No report.
 +Property Committee: ​ The Property Committee met and discussed the sale of property discussed earlier. ​ The balance of the discussion of their meeting will be given in the Public Works Director’s report.
 +Police Committee: ​ No report.
 +
 +**FAMILY CONNECTIONS REPORT**
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 +Family Connections Director, Lula Neal reported there was a great turnout for the Taylor County Family Connections Collaborative Meeting and that there would be no meeting in July. 
 +Ms. Neal also talked about the collection of bookbags and supplies and the entities involved in the collection of those items. ​ She stated she currently had about 80 book bags.
 +
 +**CHIEF’S REPORT**
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 +Captain Ed McCrary reported the Chief and Assistant Chief were in training. ​ He also reported the incidents for the month of May.  Captain McCrary informed Council of the graduation to take place on the 21st of June for Cadet Nakia Anthony.
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 +**PUBLIC WORKS REPORT**
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 +Public Works Director, Scott reported the City had received the money from the equipment sale as well as the ITAD grant.
 +Scott reported the City had been awarded a grant for a Multimodal Safety and Access Grant the Mayor had applied for in 2019.  The grant funds would be used to make safer crossing at the corners of William Wainwright Street and Hwy 128.  Depending on cost estimates other areas may be included.
 +Scott explained to Council that in order to proceed with the loan for the remodeling of the Armory the City would have to apply for a loan at the local bank.  If turned down the City would need a letter stating such and then the City could proceed with applying with USDA.  Council appointed City Clerk, Pam Dowdy, with the assistance of Scott Jones to make the application with the bank.
 +Scott talked about the meeting held with Georgia Power representatives on June 6, 2019.  Georgia Power contacted the City about installing and reading water meters. ​ Other issues discussed were about current City usage and invoices.
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 +**FIRE CHIEF REPORT**
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 +No report.
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 +**CLERKS REPORT**
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 +City Clerk, Pam Dowdy reported to Council the City had received a notice from Steve and Judy Smith of Hometown Foods reporting the sale of their business to Kenny Patel. ​ Mr. Patel was present at the meeting and was introduced to Council.
 +Pam reported that Mr. Patel had completed all of his applications and the City was waiting on a copy of the license from the state to issue the Beer & Wine license.
 +Angelee and David Gardner approached the City Clerk about renting the Amory two Fridays a month to hold wrestling matches. ​ Council discussed the matter and chose to proceed with allowing the rental based only on the terms of the current Armory Rental Agreement.
 +Pam reminder Council of the upcoming deadline of July 1 for their Personal Financial Disclosures to be submitted.
 +Libby Bond made a motion to allow the City Clerk to develop a Table of Contents and numbering system following Municode’s standard guidelines to number all new Ordinances as well as all Ordinances currently in effect as changes were made and entered into the Municode. ​ Danny Perkins seconded the motion. Mayor Walter Turner voted in favor.
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 +**MAYOR REPORT**
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 +Mayor Walter Turner had no report
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 +**NEW BUSINESS**
 +A short discussion took place on the City being able to allow an amount to be given to the Volunteer Fireman on a per call basis. ​ This would be an addition to the amount the City gives them currently that goes toward their Retirement Fund.  City Attorney, Brian Causey said he would look into the matter and get back with the City Clerk.
 +City Attorney Causey made a recommendation that the Council only read the actual Ordinance and the changes that were made for the reading of the Retirement Plan Ordinance.
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 +Danny Perkins made a motion to only read the Ordinance and the changes of the Retirement Plan Ordinance. ​ Libby Bond seconded the motion. Mayor Walter Turner voted in favor.
 +Libby Bond agreed to read the Ordinance and Brian Causey read the changes included in the Ordinance.
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 +**OTHER BUSINESS**
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 +There was no other business.
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 +**ADJOURNMENT**
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 +Danny Perkins made a motion to adjourn the meeting. ​ Libby Bond seconded the motion. ​ Mayor Walter Turner voted in favor. ​ The meeting adjourned
  

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