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August 7, 2017 Minutes

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

 

Present were: Mayor Vicki Horne, Mayor Pro-tem Rico Myrick, Council members Katherine Scott, Deborah Osborne, and Ahmad Thorpe, also present were City Clerk Pamela Roberts, City Attorney David McRee, and Chief of Police Wayne Amerson.

 

Agenda Presented New Business As:

 

  1. Charlie Billue
  2. Review of ATV Ordinance – Ahmad Thorpe
  3. Anthony Pitts

 

Agenda Presented No Old Business:

 

Motion to accept the July 17th, 2017 council minutes was made by Thorpe, seconded by Osborne, no opposition, motion carried.

 

Mayor Horne addressed Charlie Billue, who said that he wanted his place open from around 4 until 9, no DJ’s a party maybe here and there, saying that he wants his friends to come by, saying he wanted Wayne to come by, but he’s trying to fix it so Wayne doesn’t have to come by Scott asked if it would be just during the week and Saturday, asking Billue if he was planning on renting it to anybody, Charlie said for parties, Scott said she was talking about with DJ’s and stuff, Billue said no, Mayor Horne said that he could have parties now, saying that they approved the business license but didn’t approve the Beer and Wine License. Billue said he wanted it for himself, for his friends his retired people, Mayor Horne said what part didn’t he have the liquor license, Roberts said he didn’t have the Beer and Wine License, Scott said that they would talk about it but if they had to call the police out there on him with all that loud music, Billue said there wouldn’t be loud music, that he didn’t like loud music, Scott said that if they do, they could take the license. Annie B. Mullins asked if she could ask a question, saying that if Lee had a DJ out there and he’s down there and they call and complain, and everyone knew who they were, and the police get out there and they don’t hear anything, then get called again by the same person, asking why come the police couldn’t give them a ticket or something

 

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for harassing phone calls. Scott said that they’ve been through that saying that if he’s going to have a DJ out there; they’re not going to give the license. Amerson said that he talked with Billue last week. Scott asked Amerson how he felt, Amerson said from what he is talking about he didn’t have a problem with, but he had a problem with it being a night club situation, the late Friday and Saturday night with the DJ’ s is where they run into all the problems, but he assured him that that the city won’t run into the same problem they had last time, saying that it was a night club atmosphere out there, and no they didn’t hear loud music every time they went out there, but it ties the police department up so much when they have to run back and forth out there for loud music calls. Scott asked how many times would it take them running back and forth before they closed them down, Amerson said that was up to council, Scott said one time, Amerson said it was up to them, or whatever the ordinance said. Mayor Horne asked McRee what their legal stand was on all this. McRee said that there wasn’t a set certain of times in the ordinance. Scott asked if a motion could be made after two times, McRee asked if she was asking that at that point of time could you make a motion to pull it, Scott said now, or did they have to wait until then. McRee said that for right now you are talking about re-opening the issue of the license. Billue asked what would happen if he called two or three times, asking if it would count against him. Amerson said that anytime he called them they would be glad to come out there and assist but he was going to have to keep charge of his premises that Billue was in charge of it, saying you had to keep the minors out of there, that was Billues job not his, that he has the license and it was his responsibility, and if he asked them to leave, and they didn’t then the Police could come out there and get them to leave but it was ultimately Billue’s responsibility to keep control of his place, even if he rents it out to someone, forewarning him that if he gets his beer and wine license and he rents it out to someone that has a party and they are back there serving Billue’s alcohol, that Billue was going to be the one that gets in trouble for it, asking him to keep that in mind, saying that if you do rent it out for a private party they can’t be serving Billue’s alcohol.

 

Mayor Horne asked if Billue had run his advertisement and all, Roberts said that he has done all the paper work. Mayor Horne said then council needed to decide if they were going to extend him the license.

 

 

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Scott said that if he does what he says he is going to do, that she makes a motion that they give them to him, and if he doesn’t do like he says he is then they take care of it then, seconded by Thorpe, voting for the motion were Thorpe, Myrick and Scott opposing the motion were Moore and Osborne, motion carried.

 

Billue said that it was almost the end of the year, Mayor Horne asked what did that mean, Roberts explained that they are renewable every January 1st, and it doesn’t matter when you get them, Mayor Horne said she got that, but she was trying to figure out what he was saying, Roberts said that is what he is saying, that it is so far into the year, Mayor Horne said then he may need to wait until next year, telling Billue it was his call, Billue asked if they could pro-rate it, Mayor Horne said no, no pro-rating and that they were going to move on, asking Billue if he had anything else.

 

Mayor Horne addressed agenda noting that Thorpe had on the agenda to review the ATV ordinance, asking him if they could wait until later on. Thorpe said yes.

 

Mayor Horne addressed agenda asking Anthony Pitts what he wanted to say, Pitts said he was there to listen, Mayor Horne said he was on the agenda, Pitts said he didn’t want to be on the agenda. Roberts apologized for putting him on the agenda saying she thought he had asked to be put on it.

 

Reports:

 

Moore reported a number of places where the weeds and grass have grown up and they need to send out letters or send Officer Hughes to talk to the to get the weeds and grass cut. Mayor Horne said there was a place on Vinson, Moore said yes, Mayor Horne said they sent a letter last time and they came out and cut it, Moore said yes, Mayor Horne asked Roberts if they could send letters Roberts said yes. Moore noted Jerome Angles on Macon Road, said he must have started a Junk Yard, and it doesn’t look good from the Road, also noting Harry Lord from Laurens County, noting two places on Pine Circle owned by Ed Shaugher, noting one was occupied and one unoccupied but both were grown up, then there was two vacant house at the corner of Vinson Road and New street that are grown up, saying that the old shed owned by Harvey Curry where they have the car wash is unsafe and would like it taken down, but the

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main complaints he gets is the old drug store noting the poison ivy that grows from the ground to the top of the building and the gutters are full of grass and limbs and trees, saying they have sprayed ground zero and if should keep it from growing back, noting Earl Veal needs to clean up, Amerson said that he was making progress, saying he talked to him last week about it, and he promised he was, Moore said yes he promises him also. Moore said he has gotten a lot of inquires about the old jail, and what the city intended to do about it. Moore said that he didn’t have any plans for it. Mayor Horne said about everything they have had historically negative or not has been torn down, noting the Railroad Depot, Moore said about the only thing left was Gary Snow’s old building. Ms. Martin asked what do you do about it, is it the city’s responsibility, Moore said Jail, Martin said no the houses, Moore said that they sent letters out last year, Scott said Martin asked if it was the city’s responsibility, Moore said the city has not taken responsibility to clean them up, and if they did do that he thought the city should take a lien on the property to get their money back. Martin said that if they live here they should be responsible for it. Mayor Horne said to send them another letter because some did respond and if they don’t maybe the city could at least cut the grass in the front, McRee said they can’t get off of the right-of-way, noting that if there were some health hazard you might could do something. Mayor Horne said that they looked bad being so close to the street. McRee said to let him know if they don’t respond and he can look at the ordinance, Moore said they had a nuisance ordinance that went into effect in 2004/05.

 

Scott gave the finance report noting that they had 1,069,533.31 in LGIP, 38,732.77 in SPLOST, and 26,356.99 in General Fund.

 

Osborne had no report.

 

Thorpe asked if there was anything they could send out to the citizens that explains what the ATV ordinance is, saying that there seems to be some confusion on the verbiage of the ordinance. Mayor Horne asked how are you going to know what they are looking for, saying that she has asked them to come and address their concerns, but even if you gave them a copy of the ordinance you still wouldn’t know what their concerns are unless they come and address them, saying that she did have one concern for herself saying that they can’t get on the right-of-way, saying that they have to go from point a to b, but they can’t get on the right-of-way to get where they are going, saying they had to pull it on a trailer, saying that Dupree had some

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concerns saying that he would move his charity event out of the county because he misconstrued, not totally, that they thought the ordinance was county wide, and she asked them to come to the meeting, but the ordinance says they can have a charity event but they would get with Wayne and it can be done, but no one showed up, saying half the ones that have concerns don’t stay in McIntyre. Mayor Horne noted a citizen on 8th street that has concerns, that he’s a citizen and he didn’t show up, so how do you address the issues, and that it was only a few that made it bad for everyone else, but she did think they needed to look at people being able to get somewhere, get in the right-of-way, so they would have some way to get there without having their vehicle taken from them, or the police stopping them, but did think they needed all their helmets and stuff.  Moore said that he thought they did more damage on the side of the road than they did on the road, Mayor Horne said yes, but how do they get somewhere, Moore said before when they thought they were fine riding on the shoulder of the road, but they are doing more damage on the shoulder than they do riding in the middle of the road. Mayor Horne asked how did it get fixed, if they are riding to point a to b, saying some people don’t have trailers. Moore said that most of the ones causing the problems don’t live in the city limits of McIntyre, Mayor Horne said she knew, but again how do you fix it so that they get where they are going. Osborne said that she didn’t want them riding up and down Macon Road running 90 to nothing like they do. Mayor Horne said that they don’t come out of McIntyre, that would be a county thing, Osborne said not there in front of Mr. Moore’s House and hers, Mayor Horne said yes but it was still a county thing, Moore said they are coming from Asbell Road, and turn going toward the school, saying he’s seen very few come toward McIntyre. Mayor Horne said that is what she is talking about but they do have some that cause issues, and have asked Wayne how they could fix it, asking McRee how they could fix it to make sure that they don’t get a ticket and they can get back to where they come from. McRee said that if you start punching holes in it then it loses its teeth in what problems you want it to stop, saying you couldn’t say alright you can go from here to here without somebody else saying why can they do that then why can’t I do this, saying that you are going to have to have it or not have it. Mayor Horne said that she gets that, but people need to be allowed to get where they need to go, saying they can’t get on the shoulder, McRee said they are only suppose to ride them where they are, either on their own place or if they are going to someone else’s place they either need to load it up in the back of a pickup truck or in a trailer, they aren’t suppose to drive them up and down the road, it’s not suppose to be a vehicle to get from one place to another, they are suppose to be used for a specific purpose at a location where they

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are using them at. Mayor Horne said she gets that, but it doesn’t work that way sometime, Ms. Martin said it should, Mayor Horne said but it don’t saying they have been out a long time, and that they are in a country, McRee said it is what they want, Mayor Horne said she didn’t say anything when they voted but she had reservations, but she didn’t know it was that type as far as they can’t be on the right-of-way or side walk which she knew wasn’t right either, McRee said it was up to them, if they want to make some changes to it, then they can make changes. Thorpe said that the point to getting from one point to another, saying that some of the citizens shared that concern, asking how could they justify if they want to go from one persons yard to another and the only way they can get to it was to ride on the side of the road and then they happen to be riding then they get penalized for riding there, saying there wasn’t too many places they could ride, saying that was the concern he had, saying they were specific in the lingo in the ordinance but at the same time it was so specific that it was going to limit them riding period, saying his suggestion was to look at it again, at the verbiage of it, and see what they can come up with because it’s like you have too many people that have ATV’s to ride them on their private party, asking McRee didn’t he say something about riding on private property, McRee said that you can’t ride them on anyone else’s private property but you could ride it on your own private property unless they get permission.  Amerson said to look at the safety issue, what is the very first thing they are they going to do when a kid gets hurt out there, they are going to point their finger at the city, asking why did they let them do it, and that was his only concern, saying they have let them do it for years but it has gotten to the point where it is a safety concern because you’ve got a select few, it’s a good hand full that is bound and determined they are going to do what they want to do and somebody is going to get killed, saying it has got to the point that when they try to stop and talk to them they are running from them on the four wheelers and he was not going to chase a child on a four wheeler because someone will get hurt and if you put them on the shoulder of road, unless parents or other people instead of fussing at the city for putting an ordinance out, fuss at the handful of people that are ruining it for everybody, it wasn’t the city, but those ones that are ruining it, and if you let them ride on the side of the road your responsible people are going to do what they are suppose to in the road as well as on the shoulder of the road, but those select few if you say ok you can ride it on the shoulder then they are going to go up through there tearing up the sides of the city’s roads causing ruts or hit someone coming out of a drive way or something like that, but it’s those 10 people that are ruining if for everybody, Thorpe asked could those ten people be issued citations, Osborne said you can’t catch them, Amerson said he can’t let one ride the

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side and not another. Thorpe said that he was asking a hypothetical question because his thing is you have 90 people on the hwy that speed all the time, so anyone who speeds gets a ticket or suppose to. Amerson said it was like Albert Nesbitt, saying that he has a UTC, not ATV, and he has everything a car has technically he is street legal, but that was the first thing they heard, was why could he ride his and they couldn’t, because he is street legal he has insurance, signals everything, just like a car and he was one that approached Amerson, but he couldn’t allow one to ride acting right, and one he knows wouldn’t be, then it would be why did you let him and not me, they have parents wanting to know why they are picking on their son, Amerson responds we’re not picking on your son, your son has been stopped six times for doing the same thing, you need to handle him at home, but they don’t do it, they point their fingers at the city instead of the kids that are doing it and not the ones that are causing the problem, it’s the city’s fault, not theirs so then it has to be an ordinance and put in place and then everyone’s upset about it but if those people that ride like they’re suppose to, like responsible adults would go upside those youngin’s head that are acting up it would stop, but they won’t do it, Mayor Horne said that most of the times it isn’t youngin’s, Amerson said he was talking about the age group 18-25, Osborne said then they haul those little kids on the back of them going 90 to nothing, no helmet no nothing, and if a truck pulls out in front of them or something, Mayor Horne said you didn’t have to convince her, saying she gets all of that, saying that she knows when someone gets hurt the city is going to be the first one to get why come the city didn’t do something, but her thing is, if someone is on the road will they allow them to get to where they need to be without the city taking their stuff, and another thing she is saying is before the city implements stuff they need to think things through because they have had people at the table say one thing then they do something else but what needs to be done is think about things before implementing them, then you have to go back and try to rework it, but she still thought that if you stop people their stuff doesn’t need to be taken and they should at least be allowed to get where they need to go, saying they buy these things and don’t have trailers to pull them and that was her feelings, Martin said then they don’t need to buy them, Mayor Horne said but they do, that they’ve been riding them around here for years and nobody bothered them and they have children piled up on them and she wasn’t the only one that has seen it. Amerson said as long as they have the ordinance he was going to have to enforce it on everyone because if he sees one riding acting responsible and does nothing then the next day he catches one acting up then he’s was going to get asked why come you didn’t do something to so and so, he was going to have to treat everyone the same, he would enforce the ordinance

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and if you change the ordinance he’ll enforce that one, but the way it stands now he wasn’t going to allow them to ride on the road period. McRee said his question was, is there three people at the table that want to change and if so what changes do they want to make. Myrick said he wanted it changed so that they can ride it on the side of the road if possible and if you catch them in the road you cite them, if you can catch them. Thorpe said that his thing was if it’s in the highway it’s a problem, but on the side of the road, saying that he never thought the ATV ordinance would be restricting the limitations on what they could do on the side of the road, Martin said he read it, Osborne said he read it,  Thorpe said no, Osborne said yes he had, Martin said he had it a month or so, Thorpe said no, as far as restricting on the side of the road, Osborne said no ATV on the road or the side of the road, Thorpe advised Osborne that she would have her opportunity, but as far as he was concerned you couldn’t tell him what he thought happened, and as far as this ordinance was concerned that was what he was talking about riding on the side of the road was unclear to him, and as far as telling him how he is thinking is one thing and he has a problem with that, and if someone has a concern about it you can speak their peace at this point but his thought is going to stand and he’s not going to change it because of them thinking he had a decision to make because of that and that’s where he is with that. Mayor Horne asked Moore of his thoughts, Moore said he liked it the way it is, Scott said that she thought it was a little strict, Osborne said it should stand they way it is. McRee said that he is hearing two saying they like it the way it is, three says they would like to see some changes, what would they be. Scott said that it was strict, but didn’t know how to come up with anything different. McRee asked what do you want to let them do. Myrick said that they have been riding on the side of the road for years but if you see them speeding write a citation. McRee said what he is hearing is that they can ride them on the side of the road but not in the road, Myrick said that is what he is saying. Mayor Horne asked what the state statue was; Amerson said that it covers the roadway. Amerson said that he had a four wheeler himself and he doesn’t have a problem with people riding them, but if you allow them to ride them on the side of the road he was not going to have any legal grounds, they could come down there running 90 miles per hour and he wouldn’t have any legal ground. Scott said that everyone knew they weren’t going to stay on the side of the road, Amerson said no they are not. Mayor Horne said that she didn’t want people to think that she was trying to get this twisted, what she was talking about is if you stop someone that doesn’t have a trailer that they should be allowed to get where they are going, that she was wasn’t talking about just free -wheeling riding on the right-of-way, Scott said but that is what they are talking about, Mayor Horne said yes and

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people was going to do it regardless, that people are still riding them, but that was what she was talking about, confiscating people’s stuff and things like that. Amerson said that they wouldn’t take their stuff, they would just write a ticket, Mayor Horne said that is not what she was told, she was told that one the of the officers stopped someone and told them that, Amerson said maybe after a certain number of times they may could do something, but didn’t know about confiscating a four wheeler, McRee said that it had been so long since he had written it asking if anyone had a copy. Mayor Horne said that her thing was to make sure people who have been out riding are allowed to get up the road, saying officers say whatever you have to say to them to shake them up, but she was saying that people shouldn’t get tickets and their stuff confiscated when they already know they’ve been out joyriding and they are trying to get back to where they came from. Amerson said he gets what she’s saying but the thing is that is what they were doing before hand, like from Asbell Rd. to Northwind, just coming to get through not just out riding, McRee noted that there was nothing in the ordinance about losing their property, saying it read any person violating the terms of this section shall be subject to a issuance of a citation and if proven guilty before a court or competent jurisdiction shall be subject to a fine up to $1,000, saying you can’t confiscate the property. Mayor Horne said then officers shouldn’t be telling people that. McRee said he is hearing that they can ride them on the side of the road, anything else, saying he would make these changes and send it back to the clerk, Martin asked Amerson if that was agreeable with him, Amerson said not really, because you are going to have the same problem he has now, saying the problem he has is not only people riding in the road but people riding on the side of the road like a bat out of you know where and if you allow them to ride on the side of the road he’s not going to have any legal recourse, and it doesn’t matter if they are riding 70 miles per hour there is nothing he’s going to be able to do. Mayor Horne said before the ordinance they put in place, they were able to stop them, Amerson said yes the ones riding in the roadway, but the ones on the side of the road they weren’t bothering, it was the ones on the roadway, saying he doesn’t have a problem with them riding in the roadway as long as they are doing it in a responsible manner, and that’s the problem they are  not going to do it in a responsible manner, he didn’t care if you allowed them to ride on the side of the road or in the road way they aren’t going to do it, saying that you had a handful that aren’t going to be responsible no matter if you have an ordinance or state law or anything else and that’s the ones they have to deal with, and he didn’t have an answer. Scott asked Amerson what he thought they needed to do, do they need to just enforce what they have but like Mayor Horne said if the police stop telling them that they were going to

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take their vehicle from them or they will call, saying that she has seen someone call a tow truck and pick one up. Amerson said that if they are doing certain things they have the legal right to tow them but they aren’t going to confiscate it just because they are riding it, but there are certain things they are doing they can have it towed, DUI, whether they are on the right-of-way or roadway, he can have them towed, saying he doesn’t have the answer, that it wasn’t everybody, that it was a group that was making a big mess for everybody, and the ones complaining are the ones they are having problems with, saying that he has tried for months to find a solution, they have talked with them, warned them, saying that he talked with Bud Dupree about it, saying that these teenagers and young guys looked up to him asking him to talk to them because they are going to ruin it for everybody, saying he told him up there one day when he caught two of them doing what they shouldn’t have been doing and he was up there and asked him to talk to them that they would listen to him more than they would him, but it didn’t work. Mayor Horne said that this wasn’t about Bud Dupree, because her nephew had one and he called her, because his mama is the one that wanted him to call her and she knew that he would be leaving her mama’s house or hers going home and he had concerns, saying that he doesn’t ride his anymore, saying Bud can have his event wherever he wants to and she told him that the other day, but no one wants to get educated, that she was talking about the few that do ride right. Amerson said he didn’t have an answer saying he tried to resolve it without it getting this far.  McRee said he would take a look at it, and see what he could change and get it back to them.

 

Myrick nor McRee had reports.

 

Roberts said that she did have one thing, saying that Gloria Moore on 441 has been in bad health for a very long time and how she’s made it this long she didn’t know, but her and her husband have been in Augusta for the last couple of months back and forth, and they had a leak and last month his bill was over two hundred, and they offered him the once a year disaster relief, but this month the water bill came out to be $586, Scott asked why didn’t they cut the water off, Roberts said that he’s been staying in Augusta and his daughter has been staying here and he called her and she told him she had fixed the leak, saying it was the hot water heater. Roberts said that when they saw this they went ahead and called Billy Moore and told him, and the city actually went out there and cut the water off because it wasn’t fixed and it was running about 26,000 gallons a water every other day, saying that he had called her and

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asked if there was anything we could do, he was told that since they did the disaster relief last month that the clerk could not offer another one but would take it to council and see if council was willing to do anything. Scott said that the city should be more particular about the water and that she knew there was a leak and should have to pay it. Mayor Horne asked if they could flip the cost, saying that Gloria was very sick. Roberts asked what she meant by flip, to offer them another discount, Mayor Horne said yes, saying that you never know when you may face hard times. Osborne asked if she meant flipping by switching the 200 for the 500, Mayor Horne said yes, and giving them time to pay. Moore said that he talked with him, and was told that he would not be able to pay all of it at one time. Motion to flip the bill for Gloria Moore and giving time to pay the balance in payments was made by Osborne, seconded by Scott, no opposition, motion carried.

 

Osborne asked if Roger Bacon has said anything about putting those on Macon Road on McIntyre Water. Mayor Horne asked McRee if he had heard from his people, McRee said that Bacon was at the last meeting, Mayor Horne said that he was going to get back with her, but she hasn’t heard from him. McRee said that they haven’t had a meeting since then. Mayor Horne asked if they could send him a letter, or she would call him, Martin said they had a meeting Tuesday night, Mayor Horne said that she would try to go over there.

 

Mayor Horne noted that everyone had a copy of the notice from Mayor Davidson from Allentown, saying that they had gotten a grant to house three firemen throughout the county, saying that she talked with Tommy Brown and he talked about one in Allentown and one in Irwinton and didn’t know where the other one was going, saying she called the county commissioners office and found out that once they did everything one would be in Irwinton and she didn’t think it was right for McIntyre, noting McIntyre was already on a tight budget, saying that they got the grant but they wanted the cities to help out with the $58,305, saying that they had it split up with all of the six cities but McIntyre nor Toomsboro would have a firefighter. Osborne said that Toomsboro was getting one, Roberts said that was what she was about to say, that Allentown said they were not getting one, Osborne said that Davidson was at the last meeting and had put Allentown on the very bottom of the list because all this other stuff, and from her understanding Irwinton wants the full time firefighter, but Irwinton wants Toomsboro and McIntyre to pay in on this firefighter, saying that from the way that grant is written that firefighter works from 8 to 5, 5 days a week in Irwinton and it don’t mean he can work in

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McIntyre and Toomsboro. Osborne said Toomsboro, Irwinton, and Gordon would get the firemen. Mayor Horne said that she was told that Toomsboro was fussing because they weren’t getting one; Moore said that is what he heard also. Osborne said that Chris Thomas has called and said he wanted one. Mayor Horne said that she didn’t see the need that when they have a fire everyone and their mama comes, Moore said and it’s only for three years, Mayor Horne said then who puts up the salary for that person after that, Osborne said that they either lose their job or the cities pick it up. Mayor Horne said that she brought it to council because she wanted a decision made jointly on what they wanted because Vicki Horne wasn’t doing it all by herself but she thought they already had a good group of firefighters, and they have been equipped with new equipment, radios and everything and didn’t see the city putting out any more money for this but wanted them to take a vote. Scott made motion that the city not participate, seconded by Osborne, no opposition, motion carried.

 

Martin asked if the city was charging anybody for more than one trashcan, Roberts said yes. Martin asked if Amerson got a policeman, Mayor Horne said not yet, but he had part-time, Amerson said no, that they have been doing it all themselves, Mayor Horne said great job, Amerson said not when you see the overtime, and that he was doing everything he could. Mayor Horne asked if they could at least make it until the end of the year or would it eat up his budget. Amerson said that he was doing his best. Amerson said like he said in the beginning of the year he will keep his overtime down as much as he can but there are times that are just unavoidable, that he was doing the best he could. Mayor Horne said that there may be some hours that aren’t covered, Amerson said no, there was not going to be an hour in the day the city was not covered, he’s been here to long and worked too hard to see it come to crap. Mayor Horne said that she appreciates it.

 

Motion to adjourn was made by Scott, seconded by Thorpe, no opposition, motion carried.

 

 

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