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NOTICE: McIntyre is under a Level 1 Drought Response: In order to conserve water outside watering is allowed only between 4:00pm and 10:00 am. This applies to both commercial and residential water use, also keep in mind to regularly check for and repair leaks inside and outside. Don't leave tap running when shaving, brushing teeth and face washing. Only water your landscape when necessary and adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk or street.

NOTICE: 2015 CCR Annual Water Quality Report are available at City Hall located at 102 Railroad Street.

Water bills are due on the 15th of each month, a late penalty of $5.00 applies after the 15th, Termination date is the 28th of the current month, bills will need to be paid prior to the 28th, Reconnect fee is $35.00 and is applied to terminated accounts for non-payment. Bill will have to be paid in full to have water restored.

The city of McIntyre strives to offer its citizens the highest quality of service and a safe water system.

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Council meetings are the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, beginning at 5:00PM, If you would like to be placed on the Agenda for topics, you must call City Hall at 478-946-2037 prior to the meeting date.

Municipal Court is held the 1st Tuesday of each month at 5:00pm. Ralph Jackson is the honorable Judge, and any discussions pertaining to the court date will need to be discussed either with the Clerk of Court Pamela Roberts at 478-946-2037, or Chief Wayne Amerson at 478-946-3483.

May Day Festival is May 6th, 2017 beginning at 10am. For More information please contact Linda Sanders at 478-946-2037. Applications are also available on the website. T-Shirts are pre-order only this year. Children to XL are $10.00, 1X and up are $13.00.

April 21, 2014 Minutes

City of McIntyre

Council Meeting

April 21, 2014

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Mayor Horne called meeting to order, led in prayer by Council Member Eugene Moore.

 

Present were: Mayor Vicki Horne, Council Members, Eugene Moore, Katherine Scott, Rico Myrick, absent was Vickie Mixon and John Carswell arrived at 5:12pm, also present were Clerk Pamela Roberts,

Chief of Police Wayne Amerson and City Attorney David McRee.

 

Motion to accept April 7, 2014 minutes was made by Myrick, seconded by Moore, no opposition, motion carried.

 

Mayor Horne addressed agenda and welcomed Denise Brookins with the Middle Georgia Regional Commission.

 

Brookins said that she knew it had been awhile since her last update and apologized explaining that it was their CDBG season and they were extremely busy.

 

Brookins said that she had been speaking with Meg, and understood that the city had just received the last permit required from EPD, saying that the only thing left were the easements and the agreement , and once those are sent to EPD, the city could proceed with bidding, saying that the city wasn’t that far away from construction.

 

Brookins said that a few months ago, the last time she was down, that there was talk about the flood insurance program, the revenues to that and how to implement it. Brookins said that she had spoken with some engineering firms, to get someone to just have an agreement with, someone that can be on call to implement the flood insurance program, saying that it was somewhat expensive saying that she reached out in the area to see who was actually implementing the program, finding that Milledgeville was the only one in the area actually implementing the program and the ones that could be working with the City, noting that Milledgeville had an engineer on staff and could work with them on implementing the program if the city was still interested in doing that, noting that if the city was interested then they would need to send a formal letter of request and meet and discuss it with Milledgeville’s City Manager. Brookins noted that many cities were enrolled in the flood program but not many were actually implementing the program other than Milledgeville.

 

Horne asked who the city needed to talk with in Milledgeville, Brookins said the City Manager, McRee stated that his name was Barry Jarrett.

 

Mayor Horne asked Brookins what Rindt-McDuff said about the power agreement and has anyone heard about the Railroad. Brookins said that she didn’t have anything on the power or the railroad yet. Mayor

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Horne said that those were some of the important things the City needed done now, and asked Brookins if she would contact Rindt-McDuff or did the city need to. Roberts said that she had spoken with Meg and was told that there were ongoing attempts to reach the gentleman at Oconee and that the city was supposed to be receiving something in the mail from the Railroad. Brookins said that she did know that the railroad had gone down substantially. Mayor asked if it was from the last offer. Brookins said yes that she believed it was, but that she didn’t know how much it was, but knew that it was high priced, but when the city asked them to lower it, they did. Moore said that he believed it to be around $33,000, Mayor Horne said that she thought they had submitted another one after that one, Moore said that they did, but it was denied. Mayor Horne asked the date of the denial; Moore said that he didn’t know, but that $33,000 was as low as they were going to go.

 

Reports:

 

Moore said that he really didn’t have anything but that he did want to hire someone at the first meeting next month. Mayor Horne said that the city did have the applications. Mayor Horne said that she had a couple of people that hadn’t heard of the job opening, that they didn’t get the paper, did the city have any other way of advertising, asking the clerk if it had been put on the web-site, or perhaps on the bulletin board.

 

Scott, Carswell or Myrick had no report.

 

McRee said that at the last meeting it was brought up about there needing to be a modification to the code of ordinance to require anyone that uses city water services to tap onto city sewage, and council had asked him to prepare that ordinance and that he was brought it tonight, and that it can be introduced tonight and can be voted on at the next council meeting.  Mayor Horne asked if it needed to be run in the paper or anything. McRee said that it was like any other ordinance that it didn’t have to be run. Mayor Horne said that the reason she asked was that she didn’t want it to be surprising. McRee said that you could advertise and have a public meeting if council wanted to, or you could put a notice on the water bill notifying them that they would have to tie on, with no cost to them, that you could do either. Horne advised everyone read it, and that it could be voted on at the next meeting. McRee said yes, that you introduced it tonight and could vote on it at the next meeting.

 

Amerson had no report.

 

Roberts informed Mayor and Council that she had received the final permit from EPD.

 

 

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Mayor Horne advised council that she wanted to adopt a policy or something in place for return checks. Mayor Horne said that the city gets return check on the same people, noting that the city says they have things they do in the past but wanted something in place so that it can be submitted.  Mayor Horne said that what Administration normally does, that after the third returned check, the customer isn’t allowed to pay by check any longer.

 

McRee asked the clerk to get information to him that they were doing now, then he could corporate that into a policy, including statutory provisions and statutory fees that the city can charge and return fees.

 

Mayor asked council their opinion on the three check return policy. Myrick asked if they were getting charged the return check fee every time. Mayor Horne said that the city doesn’t charge a return check fee, because the bank doesn’t charge the city anything for the return check.

 

Scott and Carswell both agreed that three times was good enough.  McRee is to bring back a written policy.  Myrick asked that if someone paid with a bad check do they still get to keep their water on, Roberts said that if they pay with a check and it returns for being on the cut off list, then the water department goes out and terminates the water.

 

Motion to enter into executive session for land acquisition was made by Myrick, seconded by Carswell, no opposition, motion carried.

 

Meeting was called back to order at 6:03pm, Mayor stated that there had been no motions made, nor votes taken while in executive session.

 

Mayor and Council looked at the applications received for the position in street department informing members that there had been no requirements for a background history that the prospective employees will need to bring them with them at interview time.

 

Conversation ensued about interviewing times and it was agreed among Mayor and Council with a motion from Scott to change the 1st meeting in May from 5:00pm to 4:00pm for interviewing, seconding the motion was Carswell, no opposition, motion carried.

 

Carswell informed council that on the flag design, that it had been extended to the whole elementary school.  Carswell distributed copies to the rules for the flag design.

 

 

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Motion to give winner of the flag design $100.00 and a plaque was made by Moore, seconded by Scott, no opposition, motion carried.

 

Motion to adjourn was made by Carswell, seconded by Scott, no opposition.

 

 

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Mayor                                                                                                   Attest

 

 

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