MINUTES OF A REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
OF THE MAYOR AND THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
CITY OF TALLASSEE, ALABAMA
APRIL 13, 2021
The Mayor and the City Council of the City of Tallassee, Alabama convened in regular session on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at the Tallassee Municipal Complex. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Hammock and the following were recorded as present:
Mayor John Hammock
Council Members Jeremy Taunton
Fred Randall Hughey
John Smith was present as city attorney and Whitney Pitchford as secretary for the meeting.
Mayor Hammock presented the minutes of the council work session held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. There were no additions or changes. Upon motion of Council Member Taunton and second by Council Member Hill, the minutes were approved by a unanimous vote.
Mayor Hammock presented the minutes of the regular council meeting held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. There were no additions or changes. Upon motion of Council Member Hill and second by Council Member Brown, the minutes were approved by a unanimous vote.
Item 1: Carl Goering addressed the council regarding radio control airplanes and the use of the airport. Council approved the use and John Smith will get agreement with Carl Goering.
Item 2: The continuing employment of temporary employee Grace Gibson was discussed. Council extended her employment until September 1, 2021. At that point we can discuss it further.
Item 3: The Council discussed the AMIC delegate. Upon motion of Council Member Hill and a second by Council Member Taunton, the motion to make Mayor Hammock the AMIC delegate was approved by a unanimous vote.
Item 4: Andy Coker introduced the Public Nuisance Ordinance.
Item 5: A Resolution concerning a public nuisance at 305 Jordan Avenue was discussed. Council Member Hall made a motion to adopt the Resolution, seconded by Council Member Hill. Upon a vote, the motion passed unanimously. Resolution 2021-669 was adopted.
Item 6: A Resolution concerning a public nuisance at 402 James Street was discussed. Council Member Hall made a motion to adopt the Resolution, seconded by Council Member Hill. Upon a vote, the motion passed unanimously. Resolution 2021-670 was adopted.
Item 7: Andy Coker gave an update on CDBG Grant. Bid is out. Will have prebid meeting on the 20th. Opening bids on the 23rd and it will come to the council on the 27th to approve.
Item 8: IDB Board and Rec Board reappointment. Grif Pritchard resigned as he is a new employee. Hold off on IDB Board. Rec Board-there are 2 at large. We’re figuring out if they have to be in city limits or not.
Item 9: Mayor Hammock reported on a number of additional items.
- Thursday April 15th at 2PM we are having a bid opening here at City Hall for the Laney Force Main.
- Saturday April 17th at 11AM opening ceremony for Girls’ softball. Be there at 10:30AM please.
- Monday April 19th ribbon cutting at 10AM Suit 6 in the Industrial Park for UnicusID.
- Tuesday April 20th at 4PM EMS meeting in Wetumpka. I will be addressing the EMS board about the response time of Haynes ambulance.
- Friday April 23rd at 2PM is the bid opening for CDBG demolition grant.
- Saturday April 24th is Earth Day team up to clean up. Dumpster at City Hall from April 19th-April 24th.
- Grif Prichard has ordered some things for Payne Park. 4 benches, 2 picnic tables, and a sign.
- Visioning workshop for the East Side mill site on May 24th from 6PM-8PM.
- Veterans Park sidewalks to be replaced.
- Noble Road asphalt work a couple more weeks out.
- Laney Lift station work still running smooth.
- Whatley Drive project is still ongoing. They have hit a few water lines but that was to be expected on a job of this magnitude.
- HDD completed the gas tap on Dubois, all cast iron mains for project have been abandoned, project is fully functioning with only minor items to address, and CDG made a drive-thru inspection and developed notes of a few minor things.
- Sewer plant is about 70% in the design phase. We have a few things we have to do for the Muskogee Creek Indians that we are working on.
- Downtown project we have the utility portion ready for advertising in the next two weeks. TAPS grant and road work to follow.
- Murals are underway but the artist pulled some ligaments in his foot and it has put him behind a little.
- Waste Management has been having some issues and it has cause our citizens some inconvenience.
- Governor signed bill moving the Municipal election to 2025. John Smith is checking to see if the appointments are extended as well.
Item 10: Several councilmembers made reports.
- Councilmember Carr asked Andy Coker for an update on buildings.
- Councilmember Hughey said that he went to the Library Board meeting and everything is going well with the computer updates.
Item 11: There being no further business before the council, and upon motion of Councilmember Hill and second of Councilmember Hall, the council unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 6:36 p.m.
JOHN HAMMOCK, Mayor
WHITNEY PITCHFORD, City Clerk