City of McIntyre
February 18, 2013
Mayor Pro-tem Rico Myrick called meeting to order, led in prayer by Council members John Carswell.
Present were: Council members, Rico Myrick, John Carswell, Vickie Mixon, Katherine Scott, Eugene Moore, Mayor Horne entered meeting at 5:06, also present were Clerk Pamela Roberts, City Attorney David McRee and Administrative Assistant Takita Anderson.
Motion to approve the February 4th 2013 minutes was made by Mixon, seconded by Carswell, no opposition, motion carried.
Myrick made motion to accept the 2013 budget, seconded by Carswell, no opposition, motion carried.
Moore said that the only thing that he had was the estimate from Martins for the additional railing for an additional amount of $1,350, which brings the total to $4,350 for putting the railings on the handicapped sidewalk.
Myrick stated that was a steep price for that project. Mixon said that she did not see a need for it.
Carswell said that he thought everyone needed to look at it and see what he was talking about, that maybe he was wrong, but that we didn’t need to keep sitting on it and not get the railing. Myrick said that he didn’t say we didn’t need the railing, just that the price was high. Mixon said that she didn’t see where we needed the railing, Carswell asked Mixon to go with him to look at the area he was talking about, Mixon said that before the city did not even have sidewalks, and that everyone says it’s for the safety of the kids, but before they were walking in the driveway. Mayor Horne said that it wasn’t just for the safety of the kids, but for everyone.
Moore wanted to make a motion to hire the full time, but Mayor Horne said to wait until Mixon and Carswell was back.
Moore said that one thing the street department had been working on was repairing and replacing the sprinklers all except one valve, and that they had unstopped several drainage pipes on Riley Circle and Old McIntyre Road and that they were also cleaning leaves from the curbs on Pine Circle to Macon Road.
Moore also said that Georgia Power would be setting the pole for the new pump house.
Carswell and Mixon returned and discussion ensued about the price, and where about of the railing. Carswell said that it was a possibility to put shrubbery on the backside instead of railing. Scott made motion to get Chris Martin to do both (Railing) for $4,350.00, voting for the motion were Scott and Carswell, voting no for the motion were, Mixon, Myrick, Moore, motion failed.
Mayor Horne asked council what the city was going to do. Myrick said that it was a good idea, but he just felt the price was too high. Mayor Horne asked Myrick to check with others for pricing.
City of McIntyre
February 18, 2013
Moore made motion to hire Courtney Thomas, Lamont Stribling, Mark Fountain, and Takita Anderson full time, seconding the motion was Scott, no opposition, motion carried.
Moore made motion that the raises and pay as specified in the budget be retroactive January 1st, 2013, Mayor Horne stated that she thought Mixon had already done that, Roberts said no, that it was discussed but not voted on. Horne said that there was a motion to pay the employees retroactive pay beginning January 1st, 2013, seconding the motion was Carswell, no opposition, motion carried.
Scott had no report.
Carswell said that he had some concerns with the park. Carswell asked Clerk who she contacted about the park; Roberts said that she had contacted RDC. Carswell voiced concerns pertaining to where the equipment was located at the park, saying that it was in a bad place. Carswell said moving the equipment would benefit the safety of the children. Carswell said that during events it presented a safety issue for people visiting and walking in front of traffic. Carswell said that his thinking was moving the equipment into the gated areas. Horne said that she thought it would be good for Carswell and Hagins to get together and or council needs to go up there and make a decision. Moore said that he knew what John was talking about, that if a child did get run over up there, that he wouldn’t feel good about it, knowing we could have done something. Horne asked about cleaning off one area and moving it all to that area. Carswell asked Roberts to contact Sellers and Jeff Smith with the County about developing the park. Carswell said that if we could move the equipment in the gated area would be great but if we could clean and develop an area that would be great also. Mayor Horne said that some of that equipment in the middle of the walking track was there so that the parents could watch the children as they walked, Carswell said that was fine but all the other needed to be moved. Horne said that she had spoke with Hagins about the location of some of the equipment, but nothing had been moved. Carswell said that he had the letter that talked about things that needed to be done at the park, and that he had given it to Hagins, but nothing has been done. Carswell said that he has spoken with Hagins several times, and have asked him to do things, but nothing ever gets done. Myrick said that council closed the park and that it was in the minutes that he couldn’t work. Roberts said that she did not believe no one told Hagins that he couldn’t work, and that it was discussed that he could continue to work on the weekends if needed. Carswell said that people were using the park. Mayor Horne said that he was working; Roberts said that he hadn’t turned in a time card in a while. Moore said that if Carswell would show him what to do, that he would help. Carswell said that they had $7,000 worth of equipment in the building that hadn’t even been put together. Horne said that Moore had agreed to help and that since Hagins wasn’t working we could use the employees from the street and water department to help.
Roberts asked if the full time was effective now, or did it start with the next period. Horne said that it would be now.
Mryick reported that the pump house was coming along good.
City of McIntyre
February 18, 2013
Mixon had no report.
McRee had no report.
Roberts presented the MOU from Paws and Claws, noting that she had given the MOU to David for review.
Myrick asked about the ground breaking for the wastewater treatment center. Horne said that would probably be around April or May.
Carswell asked if there was someone he could contact about grants for the park. It was recommended by several members to contact RDC.
Roberts reminded council of the MOU, motion to authorize Mayor sign MOU was made by Moore, seconded by Mixon, no opposition, motion carried.
Myrick made motion to enter into executive session to discuss personnel, seconded by Carswell, no opposition motion carried.
Mayor Horne called meeting back to order at 5:38, noting that no motion nor votes were taken while in executive session.
Motion for adjournment was made by Mixon, seconded by Scott, no opposition, motion carried.