City of Porterdale

Minutes and Agenda

CITY OF PORTERDALE

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

MINUTES

January 8, 2018

6:30PM

 

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

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

 

  1. Mayor Chapman recognized Chief Cripps for completing the FBI Leed Program and he was awarded the FBI Trilogy award.

 

Agenda Item 5. Council Members Tim Savage and Mike Harper were sworn in by Mayor Chapman and Emily Moore from the Solicitor’s Office.

 

Agenda Item 6. Additional Agenda Items

Rearranged the order and moved Agenda Item 14 to after Agenda Item 7.

Removed Item 13.


Agenda Item 7. Approval of the Agenda Items


Motion 1 - was made by Council Member Tim Savage to approve the agenda with changes and was seconded by Council Member Mike Harper.


Motion passed unanimously

 

Agenda Item 14. Alcohol License for Christina Milazzo —Public Hearing and Decision

 

Public Hearing opened by Mayor Chapman.

Closed by Mayor Chapman with no comments from the public.

 

Motion 2- was made by Council Member Mike Harper to approve the alcohol licenses for Christina Milazzo and was seconded by Council Member Linda Finger.

Motion passed unanimously.

 

Agenda Item 8. Budget Adjustments

 

None.

 

Agenda Item 9. Approval of Minutes

 

Motion 3 - was made by Council Member Linda Finger to approve the minutes of December 4, 2017 with a correction to item number 18 and was seconded by Council Member Tim Savage.


Motion passed unanimously.

 

Agenda Item 10. Appointment of Mayor Pro Tem

 

Motion 4- was made by Council Member Linda Finger to appoint Council Member Terry Gray as Mayor Pro Tem for 2018 and was seconded by Council Member Mike Harper.

 

Motion passed unanimously.

 

Agenda Item 11.  Appointment of Authorized Check Signers.

 

Motion 5- was made by Council Member Mike Harper to appoint Mayor Arline Chapman, Council Member Linda Finger, and City Manager Bob Thomson to be check signers for 2018 and was seconded by Council Member Tim Savage.

 

Motion passed unanimously.

 

Agenda Item 12.  Reappointment of City Clerk - Treasurer

 

Motion 6- was made by Council Member Mike Harper to reappoint Megan Reid as City Clerk and Treasurer and was seconded by Council member Terry Gray.

 

Motion passed unanimously.

 

Agenda Item 13.  Deleted

 

Agenda Item 15. Supplemental Lease Resolution for United Bank (last F-350 for Public Works)

 

Read aloud by City Attorney Tim Chambers.

 

Motion 7- was made by Council Member Linda Finger to approve the resolution as read and was seconded by Council Member Tim Savage.

 

Motion passed unanimously.

 

 

Agenda Item 16. Annual Retreat Date

 

Council agreed to look at the first and seconded weekend in February.

 

Agenda Item 17. Staff and Committee: Reports


City Clerk Update- Megan Reid

  • Terminal Agency Coordinator Training in January

 

Downtown Director-

  • Submitted a report


Police Chief- Jason Cripps

  • Citizens Police Academy in February

 

City Manager- Bob Thomson

  • Meeting with the GA Department of Transportation
  • Meeting with the County to get SPLOST Projects completed.

 

Planning and Zoning Commission

  • No updates

 

Historic Preservation Commission

  • No Certificate of Appropriateness issued
  • No updates

 

Agenda Item 17. Elected Officials’ Comments

 

Mayor Arline Chapman

  • Happy New Year and looking forward to a productive 2018

 

Post 1- Terry Gray

  • No update

 

Post 2- Linda Finger

  • CARE is still taking scholarship applications

 

Post 3- Tim Savage

  • Go SEC and Go Dawgs!

 

Post 4- Mike Harper

  • Happy New Year!

 

 

Post 5- Lowell Chambers

  • Happy New Year!
  • Thanked everyone for their contributions to a successful holiday season.

 

Agenda Item 19. Public Comments not on the Agenda
None.

 

Agenda Item 20. Executive Session

 

Motion 8- was made by Council Member Tim Savage to go into Executive Session for Potential Litigation and was seconded by Council Member Mike Harper.

 

Motion passed unanimously.

 

Motion 9- was made by Council Member Linda Finger to go back into regular session and was seconded by Council Member Tim Savage.

 

Motion passed unanimously.

 

Agenda Item 14. Adjournment

 

Motion 10 - was made by Council Linda Finger to adjourn and was seconded by Council Member Tim Savage.

 

Motion passed unanimously.