MINUTES OF A REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
OF THE MAYOR AND THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
CITY OF TALLASSEE, ALABAMA
MAY 10, 2022
The Mayor and the City Council of the City of Tallassee, Alabama convened in regular session on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 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
Lane Knight 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, April 26, 2022. There were no additions or changes. Upon motion of Councilmember Hughey and second by Councilmember Godwin, the minutes were approved by a unanimous vote.
Mayor Hammock presented the minutes of the regular council meeting held on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. There were no additions or changes. Upon motion of Councilmember Hughey and second by Councilmember Godwin, the minutes were approved by a unanimous vote.
Item 1: Jeff Harrison discussed the 2021 MWPP Annual Report during the council meeting and recommended that the council approve and submit to ADEM. Councilmember Godwin made a motion to approve the 2021 MWPP, seconded by Councilmember Taunton. Upon a vote, the motion passed unanimously.
Item 2: James Garner discussed water issues at Little Road ad Lakewood Drive during the work session. Katie Lane is stretched now, there currently is not enough water to add anyone else on the line. Bill Godwin asked James Garner to get with contractors and get estimates on possible 2700 feet from McArthur Street to Little Road for the May 23rd finance meeting. Look at asking Elmore County for help with the water lines.
Item 3: James Garner discussed during the work session and Council members said we would discuss at the May 23rd finance meeting.
Item 4: The possibility of making the code enforcement position part time was discussed during the work session. Councilmember Godwin made a motion to make the Code Enforcement position part time, seconded by Councilmember Taunton. Upon a vote, the motion passed unanimously.
Item 5: The Collier’s discussed the idea of a community garden at property that they recently purchased, 301 Third Street. They want the youth to be able to come in and learn about planting. Councilmember Brown is going to reach out to ALFA to see if they have any grants to help with this project.
Item 6: Goss Park was discussed during the work session. Councilmember Taunton made a motion to name the downtown park Bill Goss Park, seconded by Councilmember Godwin. Upon a vote, the motion passed unanimously.
Item 7: Mayor’s Reports:
- Councilmember Taunton made a motion to suspend the rules, seconded by Councilmember Godwin. Upon a roll call vote, the motion passed unanimously. Councilmember Godwin made a motion to approve an emergency AMPS purchase of $13,909.40 to fix the Mill Lift Station, noting that they would find the funds during the Finance Meeting on May 23rd, seconded by Councilmember Hughey. Upon a vote, the motion passed unanimously.
- Chief Buce-very pleased with the police reports.
Item 8: Council Reports:
- Councilmember Brown-request from Brock Hammock-Can we get a speed bump on 305 Fourth Street? Council had no problem with this, asked Troy to take care of it.
- Councilmember Godwin-Finance Committee meeting May 23rd at 1PM. Possibly get some numbers together to present to Spire for gas.
- Councilmember Hughey-Complimented the Rec Department for their hard work at Funtastic Fort Park. It looks great. Congratulations to the school board for appointing John Goodman as the baseball coach.
Item 9: There being no further business before the council, and upon motion of Councilmember Godwin and second of Councilmember Taunton, the council unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 6:26 p.m.
JOHN HAMMOCK, Mayor
WHITNEY PITCHFORD, City Clerk