City of Porterdale

Minutes and Agenda

CITY OF PORTERDALE

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

MINUTES

December 4, 2017

6:30PM

 

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

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

Agenda Item 2. Invocation
The invocation was led by Mayor Chapman


Agenda Item 3. Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor Chapman led the Pledge of Allegiance

 

Agenda Item 4. Awards, Recognitions, & Donations

 

None.

 

Agenda Item 5. Additional Agenda Items

Add Removal of Dustin Ketchum from Planning and Zoning Board to Item 9 (b)


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 Mike Harper.


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 November 6, 2017 and was seconded by Council Member Terry Gray.


Motion passed unanimously.

 

Motion 3- was made by Council Member Linda Finger to approve the minutes of November 14, 2017 and was seconded by Council Member Terry Gray.

 

Motion passed unanimously.

 

Agenda Item 10. Approval of Contract for East Georgia Correctional Services

 

Motion 4- was made by Council Member Linda Finger and was seconded by Council Member Terry Gray.

 

Motion passed unanimously.

 

Agenda Item 11.  Supplemental Lease Resolution for United Bank

 

Read aloud by City Manager Bob Thomson

 

Motion 5- was made by Council Member Lowell Chambers and was seconded by Council Member Terry Gray.

 

Motion passed unanimously.

 

Agenda Item 12.  Public Hearing for 2018 Budget

 

Opened by Mayor and no comments were made by the public.

 

Public Hearing was closed by the Mayor.

 

Agenda Item 13.  2018 Budget – 3rd and Final

 

Read aloud by City Manager Bob Thomson

 

Motion passed unanimously.

 

Agenda Item 9(b). Removal of Dustin Ketchum from Planning and Zoning Board

 

Motion 7- was made by Council Member Mike Harper to remove Dustin Ketchum from the Planning and Zoning Board for bringing negative attention to the City via Social Media and was seconded by Council Member Lowell Chambers.

 

Motion passed unanimously.

 

Mayor Chapman wanted it noted that she did not agree with this decision and feels it may violate his 1st amendment right to freedom of speech.

Agenda Item 14. Firearms Ordinance 3rd and Final

 

Read Aloud by City Manager Bob Thomson.

 

Motion 8- was made by Council Member Lowell Chambers to approve this ordinance with the understanding that this will be corrected with other ordinances in future work sessions and was seconded by Council Member Terry Gray.

 

Motion passed unanimously.

 

Agenda Item 15. 2018 Calendar for City

 

Motion 9- was made by Council Member Terry Gray and was seconded by Council Member Lowell Chambers.

 

Motion passed unanimously.

 

Agenda Item 16. Member Comments


City Clerk Update- Megan Reid

  • Updated the Council on the GCIC Audit
  • Terminal Agency Coordinator Training in January

 

Downtown Director-

  • Milazzo’s to open January 19, 2018
  • Met with Tribridge (new owners of the lofts)
  • Met with Film Scout


Police Chief- Jason Cripps

  • Provided a monthly report of crime statistics and traffic count to Council

 

 

City Manager- Bob Thomson

  • Recognized the City Employees for a great job this year

 


Mayor Arline Chapman

  • Crime is up and it’s not a bad idea to be a nosey neighbor
  • Wished everyone a Merry Christmas

 

 

Post 1- Terry Gray

  • Working on a Neighbors Supporting Neighbors initiative in Worthington Woods on 12/9/2017 10:30am-12:00pm
  • There will be a Q&A for City Clerk, Code Enforcement, and Chief

 

Post 2- Linda Finger

  • Would like to be considered for the Historical Preservation Liaison
  • Will discuss at the next work session

 

Post 3- Tim Savage

  • Absent

 

Post 4- Mike Harper

  • Would like to know the status of Lewis Bailey’s Case
  • Needs clarification of the sale of 10 North Broad St
  • Would like to discuss “Hands-free Driving Ordinance” as they have in Smyrna during the next work session

 

Post 5- Lowell Chambers

  • Would like to see the Christmas Recycling Trailer emptied

 

Agenda Item 17. Public Comments not on the Agenda
None.

 

Agenda Item 18. Executive Session

 

Motion 10- was made by Council Member Mike Harper to go into Executive Session for Real Estate Matters and Potential Litigation and was seconded by Council Member Mike Harper.

 

Motion passed unanimously.

 

Motion 11 was made by Council Member Mike Harper to go back into regular session and was seconded by Council Member Lowell Chambers.

 

Motion passed unanimously.

 

Agenda Item 14. Adjournment

 

Motion 12 - was made by Council Lowell Chambers to adjourn and was seconded by Council Member Mike Harper.

 

Motion passed unanimously.