City of McIntyre
April 16, 2012
Mayor Horne called meeting to order, led in prayer by Council member John Carswell.
Present were Mayor Vicki Horne, Council members, Katherine Scott, Eugene Moore, John Carswell and Rico Myrick, Vickie Mixon arrived at 5:10p.m.
A motion to approve the minutes as presented from the April 2, 2012 council meeting was made by Myrick, seconded by Carswell, no opposition, motion carried.
Moore said that he had several projects in the works, but nothing was finalized.
Scott had no report.
Carswell had no report. Mayor asked Carswell about throwing some seeds and hay on the part that was graded, and remove some debris. Carswell said that they had piled some of it when they cut the grass. Carswell also said that the lights coming into the park were pointing upward and wanted to get someone to move them so that they were pointing downward onto the park. Carswell also said that Chief Amerson had said that the No Alcohol signs needed to be put back up. Mayor advised Carswell to have someone look at the lights.
Myrick said that it was in the 4th month and that he would be having a meeting with employees, Myrick also asked about safety training for the employees. Mayor Horne said that it was Scott’s department and asked Scott to get someone for safety training and CPR. Scott asked did anyone know how long the classes were or could be. Myrick commented that he thought the training certification lasted for 2 years and that most classes last for about 8 hours. Scott said that she knew that if you were certified then you didn’t have to take the 8-hour class. Clerk explained that the employees had taken the class with Tommy Brown but that they never received any cards or anything showing that they took the class. Scott asked who did the last training, and Myrick said that he thought it was Rex. Jonathan Snow said that he used Georgia Utility Contractors Association, and said that he believed they offered classes once a month. Snow said that they offer a wide range of classes. McRee questioned the Bug Spraying Classes, Mayor Horne said the Nikki had received notification that the class would be held on may 8th, 2012 beginning at 9, and that Nikki was to call and get Willie and Antion to attend.
Scott asked about how many employees would be attending the safety classes, it was noted that it would be about 13 employees attending, and that was including the part-time employees. Snow said that Georgia Utility Contractors Association had a van with a screen on the back to show safety videos to employees, and that they also had a man that
City of McIntyre
April 16, 2012
could come and do the training. Carswell asked if it was a flat rate and could everyone attend. Moore said that he thought it was at a per person rate. Scott is to look into the matter and report back to council.
Mixon had no report.
McRee had no report, nor did Clerk or Chief of Police.
Horne asked McRee about the litigation on Mid-State Paving, McRee said that it was still pending, and that it could take a while.
Horne commented that she wished more employees were in attendance at the meeting because she wanted to say that they had done a good job of cleaning up the city. Horne said that she had spoken with Mr. Moore about the house beside Bumper-to-Bumper and some more places in downtown that needed cleaned up and the grass cut, and that there would be letter sent out.
Horne said that Ms. Mixon had brought to her attention that Billy Matthews said that he could do the fireworks for May Day. Scott asked if he was insured. Mixon said that she didn’t know, that she just reported to the Mayor what Mr. Matthews had said. Horne said that they had received some donations for fireworks. Horne said that she had wanted to let council know of Mr. Matthews offer and that the fire department had to be there anyway. Carswell said that several members of the fire department had haz-mat training. Mixon asked if council had voted on the fireworks, Horne said that there had been no vote and that she wanted to get advisement from David. McRee said that we needed to make sure whoever did it, that they were licensed and insured.
Horne said that Kathy Ross with the USDA had come down and that the city did sign the contract. Horne said that the city would be receiving around 5.2 million in grants and around 3 million in loans to finance the Waste Water Treatment Center. Mayor Horne said that it would be a good idea to get the commissioner to come down and take pictures for advertisement and for ground breaking. Mayor Horne said that this was an historical event for a city to receive 5 million dollars in grants.
Snow reported back to council that it would be around $200 a month for membership with Georgia Utilities Contractors. Scott asked about joining, Mayor Horne said that we could look into it and bring back the information.
Carswell asked how much would the work force increase after the Waste Water Treatment Center was up and running. Mayor Horne said that she wasn’t sure, but knew that we would need at least one full time person and a backup person, and that they would both have to be certified. Mayor Horne said that Mark Fountain had expressed interest in the position and would like to be trained, but we would still need another person.
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Mayor Horne said that she had spoken with Jay Mason, who wants the city to consider running the sewage across to 441 where he has some property, where some business wish to locate. Horne said the information had been given to Rindt-McDuff.
Myrick asked how far down Asbell would the sewage go, Mayor Horne said until the City Limits.
Mayor Horne asked if the Gallery had any questions or comments.
Gaynell Shinholster asked when was the gentleman with BASF returning to the meetings, because she knew that the mosquitos were increasing, where they had built the ponds back behind property on Vinson Road. Mayor Horne said that they hadn’t been to a meeting in a while, but that the City would send them an e-mail requesting information or asking them to attend the meetings. Shinholster asked when would the city begin spraying using the trucks. Clerk said that the materials had been ordered, and Mayor Horne said that they were working on getting the sprayer running.
Mayor Horne said soon as she could get a date for Mr. Robinson to come down and present a check or whatever it is to be put in the paper, she would notify council of time and date.
Mayor Horne asked Amerson about the trucks. Amerson said the should be in soon and that he would call tomorrow and find out when we might get them.
Myrick asked about the monitor for the Waste Water Treatment Center, where would it be. Mayor Horne said that it would be at the site. Horne said that we needed to get someone trained. Horne said that she had tried to get Dr. Geter here. Myrick said that he had spoken with Rodney Dudley, who said that the city could contact him, if they were not able to get with Dr. Geter.
Gaynell Shinholster said that at one time the Mayor had said that there wasn’t anything wrong with the water, but Shinholster said that there was still an odor to the water. Myrick said that he would check into it.
Carswell asked Jonathan if he could come by the park and look at the lights.
With no other business to discuss, motion for adjournment was made by Myrick, seconded by Carswell, no opposition, motion carried.