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 +The regular meeting of the Mayor and Council convened at 6:32 p.m. on Monday, September 17, 2018, at the Train Depot with the announcement of a quorum.
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 +**MEMBERS PRESENT:​** ​ Mayor Walter Turner, Danny Perkins, Walker Moore and Libby Bond 
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 +**MEMBERS NOT PRESENT:​** ​ Erie Barker, Brittany Wainwright and Chris Mason. ​
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 +**INVOCATION:​** ​ Libby Bond
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 +**APPROVAL OF PROPOSED AGENDA**
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 +City Clerk Pam Anthony reported she failed to add the Family Connections Report to the Agenda. Council agreed that it would come before the Chief’s report.
 +Libby Bond made a motion to adopt the agenda with noted changes. ​ Walker Moore seconded the motion. ​ Mayor Walter Turner and Danny Perkins voted in favor. ​ The motion passed.
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 +**APPROVAL OF MINUTES**
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 +Libby Bond made a motion to adopt the minutes of the August 20, 2018 meeting. ​ Walker Moore seconded the motion. ​ Mayor Walter Turner and Danny Perkins voted in favor. ​ The motion passed.
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 +Libby Bond made a motion to adopt the minutes of the August 21, 2018 meeting. ​ Walker Moore seconded the motion. ​ Mayor Walter Turner and Danny Perkins voted in favor. ​ The motion passed.
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 +Libby Bond made a motion to adopt the minutes of the August 27, 2018 meeting. Danny Perkins seconded the motion. ​ Mayor Walter Turner and Walker Moore voted in favor. ​ The motion passed.
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 +Walker Moore made a motion to adopt the minutes of the September 4, 2018 Special Called Meeting. ​ Libby Bond seconded the motion. ​ Mayor Walter Turner, and Danny Perkins voted in favor. ​ The motion passed.
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 +Danny Perkins requested note made in the minutes to correct an issue in the Minutes of the Work Session, August 21, 2018.  The Citizens State Bank was unable to release the $11,000 on hold as collateral. ​ The City of Reynolds has the title to the 2015 Chevrolet driven by the Chief of Police.
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 +**OLD BUSINESS**
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 +No old business to discuss.
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 +**COMMITTEE REPORTS**
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 +Finance Committee: ​ Danny Perkins reminded Council of the last Public Hearing for the millage rate change on September 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Train Depot.
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 +Property Committee: ​ No report.
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 +Police Committee: ​ No report.
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 +**FAMILY CONNECTIONS REPORT**
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 +Pam Anthony, in the absence of Coordinator of Taylor County Family Connections,​ Lula Neal, reported the success of the second Collaborative Meeting in Taylor County. ​ The Collaborative met at the Cantina in Reynolds with many in attendance. ​ Michael Johnson with Family Connections made a presentation on the statewide project “Get Georgia Reading” which shows the importance of parents reading to children even before birth.
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 +**CHIEF’S REPORT**
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 +Chief of Police, Lonnie Holder, reported things in the City of Reynolds had been quiet and there was nothing to report on.
 +Chief Holder did remind Council of the 10th Annual Police Banquet on October 4, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. to take place in the Flint Energies Auditorium. ​ He invited all to attend.
 +Chief Holder also invited Council to attend the graduation of Cadet Contavious Mahome, September 21, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at GPSTC.
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 +**FIRE CHIEF REPORT**
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 +No report.
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 +**PUBLIC WORKS REPORT**
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 +Scott Jones, Public Works Director, reported that all paperwork had been completed for the Scrap Tire Amnesty Event. ​ The dates for these events are November 2, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and November 3, 2018 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  The purpose of the program is to collect old tires and reduce the health hazards from the tires lying around. ​ It is also a program that is reimbursable by the EPD.
 +Scott informed council that he had completed paperwork for an Immediate Threat and Danger Grant (ITAD). ​ The grant will allow for a 50% reimbursement of the costs of the repairs the city incurred with the wells and wastewater pumps this year.  If the City qualifies for the grant there will be a $2500 application fee for River Valley Regional Commission to complete the paperwork.
 +Scott also reported to Council that the surveys had already been mailed out to residents for the next Community Block Development Grant (GDBG). ​ The area of focus for the surveys and the next grant are areas that have stormwater issues.
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 +**CLERKS REPORT**
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 +City Clerk, Pam Anthony reminded Council of the upcoming Annual Audit on October 15-19, 2018.
 +Pam informed Council the date of the Legislative Breakfast was the 25th of September, not the 18th as noted on the calendar.
 +She also reminded Council of the last Public Hearing for the millage rate change on September 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Train Depot.
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 +**MAYOR REPORT**
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 +Mayor Walter Turner informed Council he had a couple of things to report that could be of great benefit to the City.  He asked Libby Bond to talk a little bit about a program the EPA had approached the City about.
 +Councilwoman Bond explained that Brenda Bonner from the District 4 Region of the EPA met with the Mayor, Scott Jones and herself at City Hall to talk about a program called CUPS. The program offered cities assistance with projects by using students from various universities all over the United States that would do plan preparation,​ draw specs, etc., depending on the project. ​ There would be no cost to the cities and in some cases for larger projects the work done by the students could count as the percentage of the project the city would otherwise have to pay.
 +Ms. Bonner asked the city to develop a list of projects they envisioned over the next few years.
 +The Mayor also informed Council that he had again met with GDOT to discuss a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) GDOT was proposing to place at a pedestrian crossing they would be putting in that would cross in front of Flint Energies. ​ He told Council this would all be done, at no cost to the city.  The flashing beacon would be installed, at no cost to the city, and the light would be solar powered.  ​
 +He also said they will be completing the island at Hwy 96 & 128 and a crossing at 128 & William Wainwright Street, at no cost to the city.
 +He explained the work done recently at Hwy 96 & 128 was work done by GDOT to help with drainage in the area, at no cost to the city.
 +The Medical Building has sold to a James Pettis who will be opening a Serenity Adult Day Health Facility.
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 +**NEW BUSINESS**
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 +No report.
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 +**OTHER BUSINESS**
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 +No report.
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 +**ADJOURNMENT**
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 +Libby Bond made a motion to adjourn the meeting. ​ Chris Mason seconded the motion. The meeting adjourned.
  

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