City of Porterdale

Minutes and Agenda

CITY OF PORTERDALE

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

MINUTES

August 7, 2017

6:30PM

 

Presiding over the meeting was Mayor Arline Chapman. In attendance were Council Members, Terry Gray- Post 1, Linda Finger – Post 2, Timothy Savage – Post 3, and Lowell Chambers – Post 5. Also in attendance were Bob Thomson- City Manager, Tim Chambers – City Attorney and Megan Reid – City Clerk. Mike Harper – Post 4 was absent.

Agenda Item 1. Call to order
Mayor Arline Chapman called the meeting to order

 

Agenda Item 2. Invocation
The invocation was led by Reverend Michael Patterson


Agenda Item 3. Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor Chapman led the Pledge of Allegiance

 

Agenda Item 4. Awards, Recognitions, & Donations

 

CARE awarded Gabrielle Brewer of 6 Oak Street with a scholarship of $1,040 for GA State University.

 

Agenda Item 5. Additional Agenda Items

None


Agenda Item 6. Approval of the Agenda Items


Motion 1 - was made by Council Member Linda Finger to approve the agenda and was seconded by Council Member Tim Savage.


Motion passed unanimously

 

Agenda Item 7. Budget Adjustments

 

None.

 

Agenda Item 8.  Comprehensive Plan Update

None.

 

Agenda Item 9. Approval of Minutes

 

 

Motion 2 - was made by Council Member Linda Finger to approve the minutes of July 3, 2017 and was seconded by Council Member Tim Savage.


Motion passed unanimously

 

Motion 3 - was made by Council Member Linda Finger to approve the minutes with the correction of Council Member Tim Savage in place of City Attorney Tim Savage of July 27, 2017 and was seconded by Council Member Lowell Chambers.


Motion passed unanimously

 

Agenda Item 10. Public Hearing for Tahir Khan for a Malt Beverage and Wine Retail Licenses for Porterdale Shell, Inc. located at 52 South Broad St., Porterdale

 

Public Hearing opened by Mayor Arline Chapman.
Public Hearing closed with no comments from the public.


Agenda Item 11. Decision for Tahir Khan for a Malt Beverage and Wine Retail Licenses for Porterdale Shell, Inc. located at 52 South Broad St., Porterdale

 

Motion 4 - was made by Council Member Linda Finger to approve the Beer and Wine License for Tahir Khan and was seconded by Council Member Tim Savage.

 

Motion passed unanimously

 

Agenda Item 12. Past Due Property Taxes

 

City Clerk Megan Reid discussed several past due property taxes for several accounts and proposed doing a sale this year.

 

Agenda Item 13. Flood Ordinance 1st and 2nd Reading

 

Read aloud by City Attorney Tim Chambers and City Manager Bob Thomson

 

Motion 5- was made by Council Member Linda Finger to approve the 1st as the 2nd reading and was seconded by Council Member Tim Savage.

 

Motion passed unanimously

 

Agenda Item 14. Public Hearing for the 2017 Millage Rate

 

Public Hearing opened by Mayor Arline Chapman.
Public Hearing closed with no comments from the public.

 

Agenda Item 15. Millage Rate Ordinance 3rd Reading

 

Read aloud by City Attorney Tim Chambers

 

Motion 6  – was made by Council Member Linda Finger to approve the millage rate of 17.314 mills and was seconded by Council Member Lowell Chambers.

 

Motion passed unanimously

 

Agenda Item 16. Member Comments


City Clerk Update- Megan Reid

  • Asked Council if they wanted to meet on August 8 for work session. Council agreed to cancel meeting.
  • Asked Council when they would like to reschedule the September meeting since it fell on Labor Day. Council agreed to have meeting on September 5, 2017
  • Council Member Lowell Chambers advised the Council that he would be absent on August 28

 

Downtown Director-

  • Provided a monthly report to Council


Police Chief- Jason Cripps

  • Updated Council on event for kids

 

City Manager- Bob Thomson

  • Updated Council on USDA Grant


Mayor Arline Chapman

  • None

 

Post 1- Terry Gray

  • None

 

Post 2- Linda Finger

  • Thanked everyone for their continued support of the CARE Committee
  • Thanked City Clerk Megan Reid for having the excise report readily available and making sure the businesses are on track.

 

Post 3- Tim Savage

  • His work will no longer require travel now that the tour is over

 

Post 4- Mike Harper

  • Absent

 

Post 5- Lowell Chambers

    • Apologized for missing all the       special events this past weekend.

 

Agenda Item 20. Public Comments not on the Agenda
None.

 

Agenda Item 21. Executive Session

 

None.

 

Agenda Item 22. Adjournment

 

Motion 21 - was made by Council Linda Finger to adjourn and was seconded by Council Member Tim Savage.

 

Motion passed unanimously.