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 APPROVAL OF PROPOSED AGENDA ​ APPROVAL OF PROPOSED AGENDA ​
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 The Agenda was approved with the addition Gary Lowe discussing the Hazzard Mitigation Plan prior to Old Business being discussed and an Executive Session. The Agenda was approved with the addition Gary Lowe discussing the Hazzard Mitigation Plan prior to Old Business being discussed and an Executive Session.
  
 APPROVAL OF MINUTES ​ APPROVAL OF MINUTES ​
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 Walker Moore made a motion to adopt the minutes to the May 21, 2018 meeting. ​ Libby Bond seconded the motion. ​ Mayor Walter Turner, Danny Perkins and Brittany Wainwright voted in favor. ​ The motion passed. Walker Moore made a motion to adopt the minutes to the May 21, 2018 meeting. ​ Libby Bond seconded the motion. ​ Mayor Walter Turner, Danny Perkins and Brittany Wainwright voted in favor. ​ The motion passed.
  
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 PRESENTATION ​ PRESENTATION ​
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 Gary Lowe director of the Taylor County Emergency Management Agency presented the Taylor County Hazard Mitigation Plan 2017 update to Council. ​ He explained that after review and approval by Council a resolution would need to be adopted for the plan.  Council agreed to review prior to July council meeting and be ready to adopt the resolution. Gary Lowe director of the Taylor County Emergency Management Agency presented the Taylor County Hazard Mitigation Plan 2017 update to Council. ​ He explained that after review and approval by Council a resolution would need to be adopted for the plan.  Council agreed to review prior to July council meeting and be ready to adopt the resolution.
  
 OLD BUSINESS ​ OLD BUSINESS ​
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 Libby Bond and Brittany Wainwright of the Property Committee were waiting the rest of the Councils’ approval to go forward with the leases. ​ Council agreed to review prior to the July meeting. Libby Bond and Brittany Wainwright of the Property Committee were waiting the rest of the Councils’ approval to go forward with the leases. ​ Council agreed to review prior to the July meeting.
 Council made the decision to discuss the tour of the Flint Building during a work session. Council made the decision to discuss the tour of the Flint Building during a work session.
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 COMMITTEE REPORTS ​ COMMITTEE REPORTS ​
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 Finance Committee: ​ Danny Perkins asked that Council and city employees be conscious during the next years budget to make higher cost purchases until later in the calendar year after taxes started coming in to prevent cash flow shortage. Finance Committee: ​ Danny Perkins asked that Council and city employees be conscious during the next years budget to make higher cost purchases until later in the calendar year after taxes started coming in to prevent cash flow shortage.
 Property Committee: ​ No report. Property Committee: ​ No report.
 Police Committee: ​ No report. Police Committee: ​ No report.
  
-CHIEF’S REPORT ​+CHIEF’S REPORT 
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 Chief of Police Lonnie Holder gave an update on the training of the officers for the last month. Chief of Police Lonnie Holder gave an update on the training of the officers for the last month.
  
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 PUBLIC WORKS REPORT ​ PUBLIC WORKS REPORT ​
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 Public Works Director Scott Jones reported that the Environment Protection Division (EPD) had done an inspection of the systems and found no issues. ​ He said they recommended the City join the GAWARN program. ​ The mission of the program is to support and promote statewide emergency preparedness,​ disaster response, and mutual aid assistance to the public and private water and wastewater utilities in the event of natural and manmade caused events. Public Works Director Scott Jones reported that the Environment Protection Division (EPD) had done an inspection of the systems and found no issues. ​ He said they recommended the City join the GAWARN program. ​ The mission of the program is to support and promote statewide emergency preparedness,​ disaster response, and mutual aid assistance to the public and private water and wastewater utilities in the event of natural and manmade caused events.
  
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 FIRE CHIEF REPORT ​ FIRE CHIEF REPORT ​
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 Fire Chief Jamie Burgess thanked Council for their generous support and informed them that the equipment for two fire trucks to make them ISO compliant had been ordered. Fire Chief Jamie Burgess thanked Council for their generous support and informed them that the equipment for two fire trucks to make them ISO compliant had been ordered.
  
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 MAYOR REPORT ​ MAYOR REPORT ​
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 Mayor Walter Turner reported he had a list of road issues that he would be discussing at the meeting with DOT. Mayor Walter Turner reported he had a list of road issues that he would be discussing at the meeting with DOT.
  
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 CLERKS REPORT ​ CLERKS REPORT ​
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 City Clerk Pam Anthony presented Council with the updated water service fee increase schedule and requested a motion be passed in order to be able to inform residents now so that the increase could be placed in effect July 1, 2018.  City Clerk Pam Anthony presented Council with the updated water service fee increase schedule and requested a motion be passed in order to be able to inform residents now so that the increase could be placed in effect July 1, 2018. 
  
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 Budget meetings were schedule for June 4, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at City Hall and June 11, 2018 (after the meeting at Flint if times allows). Budget meetings were schedule for June 4, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at City Hall and June 11, 2018 (after the meeting at Flint if times allows).
  
-NEW BUSINESS ​+NEW BUSINESS 
 City Attorney Brian Causey presented Council with material on the Opioid Crisis and informed them of the ongoing litigation surrounding the issue. ​ He told them the CDC reported in Taylor County alone 72.9 out of every 100 residents were receiving prescriptions for opioids of some type.  He stated that he felt it would benefit the City to join in the litigation. ​ It would be of no cost to the City it would be on a contingency fee basis. City Attorney Brian Causey presented Council with material on the Opioid Crisis and informed them of the ongoing litigation surrounding the issue. ​ He told them the CDC reported in Taylor County alone 72.9 out of every 100 residents were receiving prescriptions for opioids of some type.  He stated that he felt it would benefit the City to join in the litigation. ​ It would be of no cost to the City it would be on a contingency fee basis.
  
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 OTHER BUSINESS ​ OTHER BUSINESS ​
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 Tim Gaines of Tim’s Fireside Grill thanked Council for all their support and gave an update on his progress. ​ He invited all of Council to come take a look at the work he had done.  He said his goal was to be open July 1, 2018. Tim Gaines of Tim’s Fireside Grill thanked Council for all their support and gave an update on his progress. ​ He invited all of Council to come take a look at the work he had done.  He said his goal was to be open July 1, 2018.
  
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 ADJOURNMENT ​ ADJOURNMENT ​
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 Chris Mason made a motion to adjourn the meeting. ​ Libby Bond seconded the motion. ​ The meeting was adjourned. Chris Mason made a motion to adjourn the meeting. ​ Libby Bond seconded the motion. ​ The meeting was adjourned.
  

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