City of Porterdale

Minutes and Agenda

Minutes of the Meeting



January 26, 2012, 6:30 pm


Presiding over the meeting was Mayor Arline Chapman.  In attendance were Council Members Anita Rainey - Post 1, Linda Finger - Post 2, Tim Savage - Post 3, and Lowell Chambers, Post 5.  Also in attendance were the City Manager, Bob Thomson, and City Clerk, Judy T. Johnson.

Agenda Item 1 - Call to order

Mayor Arline Chapman called the meeting to order.

Agenda Item 2 - Pre-application for the 2012 Community Development Block Grant ~ NEGRC - Public Hearing

Ms. Nina Kelly explained CDBG process outlining three main focuses: 1. Benefits low to moderate income families; 2. Removal of slum and blight properties; and 3. Addresses immediate threats and danger. Ms. Kelly went over how the City can earn points and bonus points for the grant, and how the process will work including a timeline of activities.

Mayor Chapman opened the public comments.

Citizens concerns were: would an area with less rental properties be more qualified; what type of "match" will the city have to supply; when will interviews of citizens begin.  Ms. Kelly replied the amount of rental properties would not affect the city´s qualification for grant; the "match" funds must be in cash; and the interviewing of the citizens would begin once DCA gave suggestions on how to proceed.

The public hearing was closed.

Agenda Item 3- GMA Lease for Jet Trailer ~ approval for execution of contact

City Manager, Bob Thomson, explained the type of Jet Trailer the Water and Sewer Department was requesting.

Motion 1 was made by Council Member Finger to allow the Mayor to execute the contract, and was seconded by Council Member Chambers.

Motion carried unanimously.

Agenda Item 5- Adjournment

Motion 2 was made by Council Member Finger to adjourn and was seconded by Council Member Savage. 

Motion carried unanimously.

Read and adopted in the regular meeting of the City Council held on this ___ day of February, 2012.