MINUTES OF A REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
OF THE MAYOR AND THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
CITY OF TALLASSEE, ALABAMA
APRIL 11, 2023
The Mayor and the City Council of the City of Tallassee, Alabama convened in regular session on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. at the Tallassee Municipal Complex. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Hill and the following were recorded as present:
Mayor Sarah Hill
Council Members Jeremy Taunton
Linda McNeal Mosher
Fred Randall Hughey
John Smith was present as city attorney and Whitney Pitchford as secretary for the meeting.
Approval of minutes: On motion of Councilmember Hughey and a second by Councilmember Taunton, all councilmembers present voted to approve the minutes of the March 28, 2023 work session. On motion of Councilmember Hughey and a second by Councilmember Brown, all councilmembers present voted to approve the minutes of the March 28, 2023 regular city council meeting.
Item 1. Proclamation for SAAM was read and discussed. Councilmember Hall made a motion to approve the SAAM Proclamation, seconded by Councilmember Taunton. Upon a vote, the motion passed unanimously.
Item 2: The consent decree with ADEM regarding the sewer lagoon was discussed. John Smith explained. Councilmember Godwin made a motion to approve the consent decree with ADEM, seconded by Councilmember Hughey. Upon a vote, the motion passed unanimously.
Item 3: James Martin discussed possible funding for a nonprofit medical transportation. Council and Mayor asked Mr. Martin to turn in a request for the 23/24 budget in June/July.
Item 4: Cemetery Vaults for the Rose Hill Cemetery were discussed. Currently we only require vaults at the Carville Cemetery but with all of the rain we have been getting, we need to require vaults for any new burials at Rose Hill as well. Councilmember Taunton made a motion to require vaults for all new burials at Rose Hill Cemetery, seconded by Councilmember Hall. Upon a vote, the motion passed unanimously.
Item 5: The Filter Plants monthly report was sent to all council members. There were no questions.
- John Smith discussed the boat ramp that was accidently included in the transfer of property to AES. Councilmember Hall made a motion to accept the transfer of property (boat ramp) from AES, seconded by Councilmember Carr. Upon a vote, the motion passed unanimously.
- Councilmember Godwin made a motion to name Councilmember Brown the AMIC voting delegate, seconded by Councilmember Taunton. Upon a vote, the motion passed unanimously.
- It was great to have everyone here for the monumental announcement about the 9.7 million dollar gas grant we received!
- Councilmember Hughey made a motion to accept the 9.7 million dollar grant, seconded by Councilmember Hall. Upon a vote, the motion passed unanimously.
- The Senior Center will be closed April 24th.
- Our deepest condolences go to the family of Joey Yates.
- We need volunteers for the Business License Review Committee (only 2-3).
- Potential marketing campaign with TCS.
- Library Summer Program starts June 7th and will continue until July 26th. This event is free to anyone. Sign up starts in May.
- Project Breakdown:
Streetscape starts April 24th.
Lagoon has started.
The Bridge-Currently have flaggers, police are working with ALDOT to help mitigate traffic.
The Bond Gas replacement-starts May 1.
Little Road Project starts beginning of May.
Ward 1: Condolences to the Yates family.
Ward 4: Sidewalk on King Street. Keith Dallas can replace sidewalk for $3500. Councilmember Godwin made a motion to approve Keith Dallas to do the work on King Street, seconded by Councilmember Hall. Upon a vote, the motion passed unanimously.
Ward 6: The train track will be closed today and tomorrow.
There being no further business before the council, and upon motion of Councilmember Taunton and a second by Councilmember Carr, all councilmembers present voted to adjourn the meeting at 6:15 p.m.
SARAH HILL, Mayor
WHITNEY PITCHFORD, City Clerk