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Council Meeting August 5, 2013

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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, Vickie Mixon, Rico Myrick, Katherine Scott, Eugene Moore, Council member John Carswell entered the meeting at 5:04pm, also present were City Attorney David McRee, Clerk Pamela Roberts, Chief of Police Wayne Amerson and Administrative Assistant Linda Sanders.

 

Motion to approve the July 15, 2013minutes was made by Moore, seconded Scott, no opposition, motion carried.

 

Mayor Horne addressed the Agenda and welcomed Denise Brookins, who informed council that she has spoken with all the players concerning the Waste Water Treatment, and was trying to get informed on the project and that she had received a copy of the EPR, and noting that it was a big economic opportunity and a large construction project, and that she was trying to get  involved and develop a really comprehensive time line so that the city would have some idea as to where the project is progressing and what is delayed, just keeping informed and keep communication with the engineers as to where the project is, noting that the Engineers have done all they can do at this point and was waiting on EPD.

 

Brookins presented council with a large map to better understand the flood plan and who was impacted, to enable council to make an informed decision about the plan. 

 

Brookins refreshed council about the FEMA insurance plan noting that it was to protect the home owners and areas that could potentially be effected by floods, noting that it was also set up for communities to give a base guide line, making sure that any development in those areas are done so they are safe, saying that what needed to be done to participate in the program is to complete an application, saying that this is our community, this is how many residents we have, this is how much property we have, Brookins said the ordinance is where it gets heavy and hard to understand all the bits and pieces of it, because its set up with those base line areas in the community that are in the flood areas, saying the ordinance describes what we should have as far as development in those areas, and that it was set up in an enforce type of way.

 

Brookins referred to the map noting that areas in the purple were the flood areas, and all the areas that are not in purple are not in the flood areas, but does not necessary mean that if a flood happened in McIntyre, that none of these properties would be impacted, it just means that based on what FEMA knows right now, and based on their data and calculations, these are the properties that would be impacted.

 

Brookins explained that once the city has decided that this was something they were interested in, they would have to look over the ordinance and figure out how to make it work, noting that smaller communities, where you don’t necessarily have a planner or engineer working, it would be more difficult to enforce the ordinance, looking at each property, noting that if someone wanted to build in the purple areas, how would you regulate and how to set it up.

 

Brookins noted that McIntyre was zone A, that means there is like a 1% chance, and it may be

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something that doesn’t happen today or tomorrow, that it was something no one could predict, so

that it would be something that council wanted to perceive it; rather or not council felt it may be something good for the community.

 

Mayor Horne said that if we adopt that now, that citizens have the option to participate or not. Brookins said that yes, it would be up to them, that some people perceive once they are in they have to purchase insurance, noting that it is forced through banking regulations now. Brookins explained that people who have property and never do anything other than pay the mortgage would not, but if you borrowed on the property, or improvement, the Bank will see if you are in the purple area, and if you were then you would have to get some type of flood insurance, and areas outside the flood areas will have the option to either purchase flood insurance or not.

 

Mayor Horne asked if council decided to participate in the program, would the RC help with the ordinance, Brookins said that they would.

 

Myrick asked what was in the purple areas, Brookins said that most of that was industrial areas, noting she had a smaller map showing how the zoning was in McIntyre.

 

Brookins said that looking at it a purely economic perspective; this program was a good idea, because if new business is coming in they want as much protection as possible, and if they build in a flood zone they want as much insurance as possible.

 

Mayor Horne asked what cities or counties were involved in the program. Brookins said that Wilkinson County is involved and that most counties in the Middle Ga. area were involved but that they were looking more at the unincorporated areas and that she knew Gordon was involved, and that there were a lot of smaller and larger cities participating and that she had talked with some of them seeking how the program may work, but that none of them had a type of how they are doing, just sort of doing it as they go, noting the ordinance was kind of comprehensive and trying to figure out how to make it work in their community, noting that there is no community doing it perfectly, saying that she talked to some participating and they had literally no knowledge of it. 

 

Mayor Horne asked about the cost of flood insurance, Brookins said that she didn’t know, but that she could get the information, noting that most likely the higher the possibility of flooding the higher the insurance may be. McRee said that he understood it to be high.

 

Roberts asked if people that are in the flood areas now, can they get insurance, Brookins said no that they couldn’t, that is why they started the program.

 

Mayor Horne acknowledged Joe McKenzie with BASF, and informed him of an incident with chalk being heavy a couple of days last week.

 

Moore had no report.

 

Scott had no report.

 

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Carswell asked about how the city could get some dirt from Kings Road and how soon could they get some, asking if they could use the city dump truck and backhoe. Mayor Horne asked if they had someone that could do it. Carswell said that if we could get the dump truck and backhoe up there he has an area that can be locked up, if we have to leave the equipment up there, saying it could be done on the weekend. Mayor Horne asked how were we going to transport the backhoe, Carswell asked about a trailer, Mayor Horne said that we didn’t have a trailer. Myrick asked couldn’t we drive it; Carswell said that it was in Milledgeville. Moore said that with the small dump truck the city has, it would be better to contract to get someone hauling.  Carswell asked about getting bids for the haul, Mayor Horne said just get some cost.

 

Carswell noted that Dustin with LIA Engineers had been trying to get in contact with the city for a couple of weeks to discuss the multi-purpose field at the park, and wanted to meet today, but something came up and they were not able to come. Carswell wants to get with other members and see if one of them could meet with them, noting that the guy had talked with the lady that had written grants before for the city of McIntyre.

 

Carswell asked Moore if he could check on the status of the tractor and the bush hog. Moore said the last he heard that they had to order a part, but it hadn’t come in.

 

Myrick had no report.

 

Mixon had no report.

 

McRee said that he was asked to see if there was a way the city could hold property owners responsible for rental property, saying that he had researched over the weekend and that the city could hold them responsible, and that all the city had to do was change the ordinance.

 

McRee said that the contract was back and had been signed by both sides on the real-estate acquisition, now he would get the titles of the real-estate checked out in the next couple of weeks and should be ready to close it out by the end of the month.

 

Mayor said that she had a meeting with the Water and Street guys today, and discussed once again about working together as a team, and making sure that the meters are read in a timely manner.

 

Mayor Horne advised council that she wanted job descriptions and had given everyone a folder with job descriptions and wanted everyone to tweak them before the end of the year and advised everyone to get with Katherine, and noted that she wanted to get some job performance evaluation forms.

 

Mayor Horne asked that by next meeting to have budget in place.

 

Mayor informed Amerson that the public works wanted help from the police department when they are working in the road, to either have someone there or have the lights on so they will slow down. Amerson said that they needed lights on the trucks, and Myrick said that they need to put signs out, something they had not been doing.

 

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Mayor noted that they were all over them, but if they were called to do something to make sure they don’t stop what they are doing, unless it’s a safety or emergency, and then to call the person

 

that is over them to get an ok from them before moving on to another project. Myrick asked about cross training, Mayor Horne said that she brought that up, and told them that since we were such a small town, that everyone needed to be able to work on things.

 

Moore said that he had some new signs ordered.

 

Mayor Horne said that public works did not need to leave the orange barrels out at a work sight for a long time.

 

Roberts asked about an invoice that was brought into her by Tommy Brown, for work that Wendell Bloodworth had done on the 4-wheeler, Mayor Horne said that they would discuss it later.

 

Mayor called for questions or comments from the gallery, there were none.

 

Carswell asked Clerk if she had heard from the counties attorney about the ball field in McIntre, Roberts said that she had not heard back from anyone.

 

Mayor Horne said that the Clerk was looking at ordering door hangers to be left at homes indicating date of cut off.

 

Mixon made motion to enter into executive session to discuss personnel issues, seconding was Myrick, no opposition, motion carried.

 

Mayor Horne called meeting back to order at 6:01, neither motion nor vote was made while in executive session.

 

Mayor Horne asked council about reimbursing Wendell, Myrick said that he did not believe that they could get $1,400 for a 93 4×4 4-wheeler.  Moore suggested contacting Gary Brown at EMA and seeing if they are willing to buy it.

 

Motion to sell the surplus equipment to Gary Brown of EMA, was made by Carswell, seconded by Scott, no opposition, motion carried.

 

Mayor said that a citizen brought some uniforms down, stained from when we had the water off and the lines weren’t flushed, and wanted reimbursement for the uniforms, Mayor noted that she was told that the lines were not flushed. Myrick said that Mark explained that he could not flush the lines because the tank was to low, because they were having problems with the water well. Scott asked how many were there, Mayor Horne said that she did not know, maybe 5-6.  Mixon asked if the uniforms were new, Horne said that no they weren’t. Carswell asked if the red come

 

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from the water lines not being flushed, Myrick said that yes it was. Myrick noted that they had repaired a water line and had not flushed the lines.

 

Mayor Horne asked McRee, McRee said that it was a decision for council to make, that if it was something the city had done, then it was a matter of how much.

 

Carswell said that there was some issues with the water, because at night he could turn on the water and it be cloudy and have an odor, but after letting it run for a few seconds it would go away.

 

McRee asked if a Dry Cleaner could clean them, Scott said that they couldn’t because she had tried and it couldn’t be done.

 

Motion to reimburse at $50.00 for each uniform was made by Scott, seconded by Myrick, voting for the motion were, Scott, Moore, Myrick and Carswell, opposing the motion was Mixon, motion carried.

 

Carswell asked how much money had the fire department turned in, Mayor asked clerk to count the money.

 

Motion to reimburse Bloodworth for the repairs was made by Mixon, seconded by Scott, no opposition, motion carried.

 

Carswell asked about the job descriptions, were they suppose to be turned in by the end of the year, Mayor Horne said that she wanted them in place by the end of the year. Carswell said that he had worked on this already and needed to get with Katherine on some things, and make a couple of changes.

 

Mayor Horne asked Amerson about job descriptions for the police department.

 

Amerson asked Mayor about talking about the retirement program for the police department.  Mayor Horne told Amerson he could, Amerson said that it was a state retirement program for police officers, noting that a certain percentage of fines collected went to this program, the fund is set up for peace offers to draw a annuity upon retirement after a certain number of years, and that it was about $20.00 a month, so for his officers it would be about $1,200 a year and be a good retirement start for the police officers that are here. McRee noted that it was a great program for officers.

 

Mayor Horne asked if council wanted to take action tonight or wait until next meeting giving Carswell an opportunity to read over the material.

 

Mayor Horne asked clerk about the personnel manual, clerk advised that she had gotten a copy, but that it had errors in it, so they would be sending another.

 

 

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Mayor Horne asked Matthews if they had files on the fire department personnel, Matthews said that he knew they had files with all their certification.

 

Clerk reported that there was $7,517.63 in the envelope.

 

Motion was made for adjournment by Carswell, seconded by Mixon, no opposition, motion carried.

 

 

 

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