City of Porterdale

Minutes and Agenda

Minutes of the Meeting

CITY OF PORTERDALE

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

MINUTES

March 2, 2015

 

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, Mike Harper – Post 4, and Lowell Chambers- Post 5. Also in attendance were the City Manager, Bob Thomson, City Attorney, Tim Chambers, and City Clerk, Megan Reid.

 

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

 

Bishop Reed from West Baptist Church of Covington Ga. Commended the police department in the professionalism.

 

Agenda Item 5- Additional Agenda Items

None

 

Agenda Item 6 - Approval of the Agenda

 

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- Approval of Minutes

 

February 2, 2015- Council Meeting

 

Motion 2- was made by Council Member Linda Finger to approve the minutes from February 2, 2015 and was seconded by Council Member Tim Savage.

 

Motion passed unanimously.

 

Agenda 8- K-9 Lease Agreement

 

Motion 3- was made by Council Member Linda Finger to authorize Mayor Chapman to enter into a contract on behalf of the City with Officer Trevor Jones regarding the Lease of K-9 Bux and was seconded by Council Member Mike Harper.

 

Motion passed unanimously.

 

Agenda 9- Authorization of installation of Veterans’ Memorial Park Plaque in Veterans’ Memorial Park by CARE

 

Motion 6- was made by Council Member Mike Harper to authorize CARE to install a Veterans’ Memorial Plaque in Veterans’ Memorial Park and was seconded by Council member Tim Savage.

 

Motion passed unanimously.

 

Agenda 11- Member Comments:

 

City Clerk Update- Megan Reid- No Comment.

 

Downtown Director- Teri Haler- No comment.

 

Fire Chief- Statistics handed out.

 

Police Chief- Chief Crips- Jimbo’s Benefit raised over $20,000. Invited everyone to “We Ride To Provide’s Annual K-9 Memorial” on March 7 at 10:00am. Chief passed out statistics for the month of February.

 

City Manager- Bob Thomson- Meeting with United Bank went well. They are considering installing an ITM/ATM in the city limits. Council Member Lowell Chambers would like to discuss this in a work session as the location of the ITM/ATM.

 

Mayor Arline Chapman- Proud of the direction the town is head. This Saturday the Boy Scouts hosted a car wash and Deanna Kelly hosted the Arbor Day, and Jimbo’s had a Benefit Concert. The City was busy.

 

She asked for Lowell Chambers’ opinion regarding the Landfill Expansion. Lowell gave a brief synopsis of the landfill debate. Mayor Chapman invited everyone to the Board of Commissioners’ Meeting on March 3, 2015 at 7pm.

 

Progress on GICH is going well according the GICH conference that they just attended.

 

Post 1- Anita Rainey- Wondered if the 2 houses for GICH had to be Owner Occupied.

 

Post 2- Linda Finger- Displayed the sample of the Veterans’ Memorial Plaque and stated that it is $977 and will be bought with donated funds. Reminded everyone that the Fish Fry for CARE to raise money for scholarships is set for April 11th at Porterdale Bar and Grill from 11am-2pm and tickets are $8.00.

 

Post 3- Tim Savage- Was impressed by both events on Saturday, the We Ride to Provide and the Jimbo’s Benefit Concert..

 

Post 4- Mike Harper- Would like the Police to monitor the White Horse Property for trespassers 4-wheeling.

 

Post 5- Lowell Chambers- Excited and pleased with the Public Works trail design “wetland Trail.” Reminded everyone that on April 21st Piedmont Academy will have a volunteer day in Porterdale to help clear some of the trails.

As of March 1st Newton trails has acquired 15 miles by donation of the Railroad.

 

Invited everyone to attend the Newton County Community Band on April 27th to hear them perform “1812 Overture”

 

 

Agenda Item 11– Public Comments

 

Roy Jenkins inquired about dredging the river.

Council Member Lowell Chambers responded that the economy isn’t really ready for that yet but it might not be a bad idea in the future.

 

Agenda Item 12- Executive Session- Personnel Matters

 

Motion 5- was made by Council Member Mike Harper to go into Executive Session for Personnel Matters and was seconded by Council Member Tim Savage.

 

Motion passed unanimously.

 

Motion 6- was made by Council member Mike Harper to go back into regular session and was seconded by Council Member Tim Savage.

 

Motion passed unanimously.

 

 

Agenda Item 13-Adjournment

 

Motion 7- was made by Council Member Tim Savage to adjourn and was seconded by Council Member Mike Harper.

 

Motion carried unanimously