MINUTES OF A REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
OF THE MAYOR AND THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
CITY OF TALLASSEE, ALABAMA
SEPTEMBER 24, 2019
The Mayor and the City Council of the City of Tallassee, Alabama convened in regular session on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Tallassee Municipal Complex. The meeting was called to order by Mayor John Hammock and the following were recorded as present:
Mayor John Hammock
Council Members Jeremy Taunton
John Smith was present as city attorney and City Clerk Whitney Moon acted as clerk for the meeting.
Mayor Hammock presented the minutes of the council work session held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. There were no additions or changes. Upon motion of Council Member Taunton and a second by Council Member Wilson, the minutes were approved by a unanimous vote.
Mayor Hammock presented the minutes of the regular council meeting held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. There were no additions or changes. Upon motion of Council Member Godwin and second by Council Member Brown, the minutes were approved by a unanimous vote.
Item 1: Item removed from agenda. John Goodman will come and speak at the Public Hearing on October 8, 2019.
Item 2: Ordinance to amend Zoning Ordinance No. 2007-431 to rezone vacant property on Gilmer Avenue located at “Red Britt Curve” from Residential 1 to General Business was considered. Council Member Godwin made a motion to approve the Ordinance, seconded by Council Member Taunton. Upon a vote, the motion passed with a majority vote. Council Member Wilson voted Nay. Ordinance NO. 2019-559 was adopted.
Item 3: Trick or Treat date and time was considered. Council Member Wilson suggested October 31, 2019 from 6-8PM. Upon motion of Council Member Taunton and a second by Council Member Godwin, the motion was approved unanimously.
Item 4: The 2019/2020 General Budget and Calendar were considered. Council Member Godwin made a motion to approve the budget, seconded by Council Member Hill. Upon a vote, the motion was passed. Council Member Stough voted Nay, stating that Mount Vernon Theatre needed to be self-sufficient and we should not give them $4000.
Item 5: October 22nd City Council meeting will be discussed at the October 8th City Council meeting.
Item 6: Mayor’s Reports: Mayor Hammock reported on the following:
Mayor Hammock congratulated the Police Department on receiving a grant for $2,183.86 for bulletproof vests.
Belk Construction is about 4 to 5 weeks away from starting to work on the Hotel. They had to wait for Spectrum to move the line and they are in the middle of another job right now. As soon as that job is finished they will be here working.
Homecoming Parade is October 11th at 2PM.
Project report for the gas line replacement was passed out in the work session.
Family Day and Family Week proclamation was passed out in the work session. Upon motion of Council Member Wilson to adopt the proclamation and a second by Council Member Brown, the motion was passed unanimously .
AMIC Policy explaining that with the 3 year contract we can save 2%. Upon motion of Council Member Hill and a second by Council Member Taunton, the motion was passed unanimously.
Mayor Hammock spoke about Ms. Carr, Council Member Carr’s mother and how much she meant to the community and him, and how much she did for the community.
Item 8: Council Reports: Council Members Taunton, Hill, Wilson, Brown, and Godwin had nothing to report. Council Member Carr expressed thanks to everyone for the calls, texts, and flowers and said that it really meant a lot to him and his family. Council Member Stough wanted the council to explore the idea of letting the Police Department drive their vehicle home. Chief Higgins stated that this is a good recruiting tool, a crime deterrent, and that the vehicles are taken better care of as well. Mayor Hammock suggested a Public Safety Committee Meeting.
Item 9: There being no further business before the Council, upon a motion made by Council Member Taunton and a second by Council Member Hill, all Council Members present voted to adjourn the meeting. The meeting adjourned at 6:21 p.m.
JOHN HAMMOCK, Mayor
WHITNEY MOON, City Clerk