City of McIntyre
April 2, 2012
Mayor Horne called meeting to order. Followed by prayer offered by Mr. Moore.
Present: Mayor Horne, council members; Vickie Mixon, Rico Myrick, Eugene Moore, and Katherine Scott, John Carswell arrived at 5:12 p.m.
Motion to approve March 19, 2012 council meeting minutes as presented was made by Mixon, seconded by Myrick, no opposition, motion carried.
Mayor Horne stated that the only thing she had was concerning a letter that she received from Mr. Reinhart asking for a donation for Paws and Claws.
Mayor Horne sent a response to Mr. Reinhart concerning donation of $2500.00 that was made.
Mayor Horne stated that we have already given a donation to Paws and Claws in the amount of $5000.00 in January.
Mayor Horne stated, an appropriation was made for $2500.00, but correction was made by Roberts, that the appropriation was for $5000.00.
Mayor Horne’s concern for the donations is that some of the other cities should contribute a little more, we have done our part.
Moore stated that he has talked with the street workers and that we need to replace a weed eater and a pole saw that was stolen last year. They will be purchasing those. Mention was made about a cage to lock tools up in which was discussed at council. Want to bring that back to life and get prices on cage to lock tools up in.
Scott stated that new badges have been ordered and they should be in by the end of the week. Roberts stated that they were ordered for new council.
Myrick stated that he has was dealing with Pam and Bill Carr, concerning the project on railroad street. That’s all that he has.
Mixon made a request that the office be shut down on Good Friday at lunch time. No problem with closing among other council members.
Motion made by Mixon that we close at 12:00 on Friday and all the employees get off for Good Friday. Confirmation was made by Moore of the date being April 6th. Motion was seconded by Scott, no opposition, motion carried.
David McCree stated that each council member had received a copy of the amendment to the beer and
wine ordinance which was brought for discussion in a previous for changes to be made. It is brought
up for before the council for consideration to be made tonight and can be voted on at the next meeting.
There were two or three changes incorporated. Encouraged the council the look over the amendment
and if there were no further changes they could vote on it at the next meeting, if any more changes,they
with those. Previous changes had been made to the liquor ordinance that was introduced at the last
meeting. Asked if Pam would be bringing the revisions up for approval since they were brought up at
Roberts stated that they council needed to approve the formal motion to approve the revision and ordinance of alcoholic beverage by the drink.
Motion was made by Mixon”I want to make a motion that we approve the revision of the alcoholic beverage by the drink ordinance.”
Moore stated that he has some questions on definitions and premises. Premises meaning the definite closed and partition in locality where a room, shop, or building wherein distilled spirits are sold and consumed. Can a parking lot be included in the premises?
Response by Mr. McCree is that the parking lot is not supposed to be included, the parking lot is excluded, it has to be inside. The license is to sale inside.
Moore’s questions pertained to Sections of the ordinance, section 10 inspection of premises, asking who will conduct inspections?, section 3, consumption on premises, and section 12, typing error.
Police department will conduct inspections.
Moore stated that he does not think that the $1500.00 fee is not enough, he thinks it should be about $5000.00 due to a lot of potential problems, agreed upon by Mixon.
Response by Mr. McCree, that council can set fee at what they want it to be at. He used the figure given because it was a round-about figure compared to what some of the other communities are charging with some being about $100 or $200 more or less. He used $1500.00 as an average of what most were charging.
Response by Mayor Horne was that people that don’t have big jobs and incomes, and somebody who is trying to start a small business for themselves won’t even get started.
Moore asked if this ordinance supercedes the beer and wine ordinance.
Response by McCree was that it is a separate ordinance for liquor by the drink.
Scott made suggestion that we start with the $1500 and if they have any problems then they can get it changed at the next meeting.
Mixon withdrew the motion stating that she does not feel that the amount is enough. Scott asked what they think is enough to have the fee set at.
Motion was made Carswell “I make a motion for the alcoholic beverage by the drink sale and that we set it at the $1500.00 for the license”, seconded by Myrick, voting for the motions were Carswell, Scott, and Myrick, opposing the motion were Moore and Mixon.
Carswell stated that he has a tv request for the McIntyre May Day Festival.
Family is requesting permission to shoot during the festival.
Second sheet concerning the community cleanup
Third sheet concerning the Easter egg hunt at the McInytre Park.
Discussion concerning James Hill and the rides for the May Day Festival and also spoke with the gentleman about the car show. Trophies have already been purchased but there are no cars registered.
The other thing discussed was concerning the area to have the car show location.
The teen party was also discussed for the Friday night event to be held, joined in by the gallery.
Discussion was also on the family being followed by TLC during the May Day Festival.
Family member responded to the request concerning filming at the festival by TLC.
Johnathon Snow offered advice concerning filming of the festival by TLC.
Mr. McCree made clarification concerning the request for permission of filming during the festival.
If the city gives permission to allow for filming, they would not be able to sue at a later time if something were to come up and they feel as though they have been made to look bad.
Motion made by Myrick to allow tv whatever, tv shoot request, that was presented by TLC, seconded by Scott.
Vote was made in reference to the previous motion concerning the filming at the festival, in which the motion died.
Gallery – nothing from the gallery.
Motion made by Mixon, “I make a motion that we adjourn”, Scott seconded, no opposition, motion carried.