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August 20, 2012 Minutes

City of McIntyre

Council Meeting

August 20, 2012

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Meeting was called to order by Mayor Pro-Tem Rico Myrick and led in prayer by Council Member Eugene Moore

 

Present were: Mayor Pro-tem Rico Myrick, Council members, Vickie Mixon, John Carswell, Katherine Scott and Eugene Moore, Mayor Vicki Horne was running a few minutes late.

 

Motion to approve the August 6, 2012 minutes was made by Mixon, Moore made note of error on page 3 of the minutes, Motion to approve minutes with corrections was again made by Moore, seconded by Carswell, no opposition, motion carried.

 

Myrick addressed Mr. Raymond Cole in the Gallery, who provided information to Council concerning the thinning of the property where the wastewater treatment center would be going. Cole explained that he had maps showing were the sediment ponds would go and where the spray fields would go. Cole said that he had asked Chief Amerson to go with him on Friday and meet with Mr. Glen Warnock of Gay Wood Company, and other loggers at the property. Cole explained that the bids would be removal by the tonnage, instead of appraisal, and that if a bid were approved then it would take one to two weeks to have the project started, that they would have to resurvey the lines, because of an crawfish sanctuary located on the property. Cole said that once everything was done, then it would take about two to three weeks to have the work done. Cole said that Gay Wood would only recommend bids from loggers that would thin with out clearing and destroying other trees. Cole also noted that all the timber would be thinned, but only about 40 acres would be cleared. Myrick asked Mr. Cole what the difference was between thinning and clear cutting. Cole said that thinning would only take out some of the trees and would ensure future growth, because as of right not, the trees were dying because there was no room for growth, and that clearing would be getting rid of all the trees and removal of stumps and that was something that could not be done at this time.  Myrick asked about the brush, Cole said that it would be left, and some would be mulched up. 

 

Myrick asked the clerk to open the three bids received: Gay Wood Company, Toomsboro, GA. T&S Hardwood, Milledgeville, GA. and Woody’s Timber Procurement, LLC., Toomsboro, GA.

 

Clerk read each bid: See attached for break down of payments. Mayor Horne entered meeting at 5:22pm

 

Motion to accept Gay Wood Company bid was made by Moore, seconded by Mixon, no opposition, motion carried.

 

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Cole recommended going ahead and contacting the timber company so that they can go ahead and get started.

 

Reports:

 

Moore said that he had received more quotes for lawnmowers.

 

Southside quoted:

 

X-mark 27HP, 60” gasoline Kohler engine for $7,759.20

Kubota 25HP, 60” cut, Diesel engine for $11,645.00

 

Jacks Saw Shop, Macon, Gravely Mowers

 

25HP, Kubota Diesel engine, 60” cut – $12,159.

27HP, Kawasaki Engine, 60” commercial, $8,159

 

Ace Hardware, Gray, Grass Hopper

25HP Kubota engine, 61”  Commercial deck, power fold, hydraulic lift, $13,055.75

27HP Kohler engine, 61” commercial deck, $10,794.75.

 

Moore said that he had looked at all the mowers, with thoughts of going with a Diesel engine, and the best he saw was at Southside. Moore explained that the mowers were not belt drive but the power was from a gearbox.

 

Mayor Horne asked did the mowers include the canopies. Moore said that they did not, but they could take the ones off the old mowers and put them on the new mowers. Myrick asked about getting a demo so they could see how they worked. Moore said that they could, but that Ace Hardware did not have any of the Grasshoppers in stock.

 

Moore said that he believed the Kubota were better built. Myrick asked about a warranty on the decks, Moore said that they had a 2-year warranty. Moore explained that all the diesels that he asked about were Kubota engines. Moore said that getting diesel would eliminate the need for spark plugs and that the key to diesel was clean air and clean fuel.

 

Mayor Horne asked about extended warranties. Moore said yes, but if you do the extended warranty then you would need to get a service contract. Moore said that he believe you could get 5,000 hours.

 

 

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Mayor Horne asked how many mowers would we have, Moore said that they planned on keeping one of the x-marks and with the addition of these two, would make it three. Moore said that they had 2 that could be sold.

 

Moore asked Myrick if he could set up a demonstration of the mowers could he be available, Myrick said that he could. 

 

Moore made motion to purchase the 2 new Kubotas from South Side Equipment, using SPLOST funds, seconded by Mixon, no opposition, motion carried.

 

Moore noted that the city would come out cheaper if they purchased their own diesel tank and used off road fuel. Mayor Horne asked could we continue the clean up of the bullpen. Moore will call sheriffs office about the old police car.  Moore said that the city could get rid of the old pull behind mower, because they had purchased a bush hog. Mayor Horne asked Moore to get an inventory list.

 

Moore made motion to purchase fuel tank and electric pump from Chambers Oil Company along with off road fuel using SPLOST funds for $1,059.00, seconded by Mixon, no opposition, motion carried.

 

Carswell noted that we keep fuel filters in stock for the mowers.

 

Moore said that his intentions were to have someone from South Side train the street personnel on the mowers.

 

Mixon asked about the street workers weed eating an area after cutting before moving on to another area. Moore said that had already been discussed and that is what they would do from now on.

 

Moore said that he was in the process of contacting someone at Flash Foods concerning the installation of a privacy fence around the garbage containers. Mayor Horne said that we could send them a letter.

 

Moore said if there was no objection, he was going to have the old shrubbery around the City Hall sign removed and put down fabric and mulsh.

 

Scott had no report.

 

Carswell said that he had spoken to Dennis at the recreational department and that there was a lot of interest in a football program. Carswell said that he did know if Wilkinson

 

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County Recreation was planning on having the football program at all, but wanted to know if maybe McIntyre could have one.

 

Clerk explained to council that programs within the city through the recreational program could affect the liability insurance for the city. Clerk is to check with GMA about the liability insurance.

 

Carswell said that the county did not have any equipment available for the city to use, because no one had returned the equipment from last year. Carswell said that he did not believe the city would do the tactical football because of the lack of safety equipment, but that they may want to do a flag football program. Carswell said that registration fees could include the fees for insurance. Horne said that she believed that they must have the players must have their own insurance, and show proof. Carswell asked if the city might furnish the flags and footballs, that he thought most kids playing would have some type of jersey.

 

Mayor Horne asked about the concession stand. Carswell said that the stand needed some work, but that they could use the offices for concessions if necessary. Mayor Horne and Myrick did not think that was a good idea about but that we needed a concession stand.

 

Carswell explained that the reason the county may not have a recreational football, is because they didn’t have any one to run it, that they had asked him, but he didn’t know if could do it.

 

Carswell said that there were still elevation problems at the park and that we needed to get someone to work on it to clear the standing water and get rid of the mosquitoes. Carswell said that maybe we could get the motor grader back and dig out the ditch. Myrick said that the gas line was right there in that area, so we probable could not dig a ditch.

 

Myrick noted that 10 and under age group children went to Walter B. Williams park for programs, because of the problems at the Wilkinson County Recreation facilities. Carswell said that the problems Myrick was discussing involved the locking of the gate, and that people could not get in to practice.

 

It was noted that there might be some grant monies available for the development of the park. Carswell asked if all the equipment needed to be in the same place. Myrick suggested moving all the equipment into the same area. Myrick said that Johnny Jackson could plant some shrubbery, and show on his computer the age progression. Myrick said that Valdez had done Walter B. Williams. Clerk was asked to contact RDC and see if they could help the city out with a layout and possible grant funds.

 

 

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Myrick said that he was still waiting on the developer at the water building. Horne commented that it was bad when you couldn’t get an electrician to do it. Myrick said the electrician wasn’t the problem, it was moving the well equipment was the problem. Mayor Horne asked who had moved it before. Clerk advised contacting Green’s Water Well and see if they had any suggestions.

 

Myrick said that there was some concrete work to be done throughout the city, and Moore agreed.

 

 

 

Mixon had no report.

 

Attorney David McRee advised that he had the legal service agreement that Kathy Ross had advised him to get. McRee said that he would do the local work, such as acquisitions and easement at his regular hourly rate, and that the Bond Council would handle all bond issues for $40,000.00, which is average for that large of a bond. Moore asked who would pay the $40,000.00, McRee said that it would be increments out of the monies from USDA.

 

Motion to have Mayor sign the legal service agreement was made by Mixon, seconded by Myrick, no opposition, motion carried.

 

Clerk advised council that the next scheduled meeting would be on the Labor Day Holiday and asked what they would like to do. Motion to cancel the meeting on September 3rd, 2012 was made by Moore, seconded by Scott, no opposition, motion carried.

 

Chief Amerson had no report.

 

Mayor Horne said that since it had rained so much and the run off from the roads had washed out her driveway, could she get the city to haul her a load of dirt to repair her driveway. McRee said that if the city was not doing anything about the roll off water, then yes they could.

 

Moore said that area needed a lot of work.

 

Mayor Horne asked if someone could spray on the weekends. Moore said that he knew that Willie had sprayed last Satruday.

 

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With no other business to discuss, Mixon made motion for adjournment, seconded by Myrick, no opposition, motion carried.

 

 

 

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