City of McIntyre
July 18, 2011
Mayor Horne called meeting to order, led in prayer by council member Natalie Underwood.
Present were Council members, Rico Myrick, Vickie Mixon, Natalie Underwood, Raymond Cole, and Mayor Vicki Horne, absent was council member Jerry Shinholster.
Motion to approve minutes as presented for the June 15th, 2011 meeting was made by Myrick, seconded by Mixon, no opposition, motion carried.
Motion to approve minutes as presented for the June 20th, 2011 meeting was made by Myrick, seconded by Underwood, no opposition, motion carried.
Cole had no report.
Underwood asked council if they had received information concerning the National league of Cities. Mixon said that she did not see how the City could afford that. Horne asked if the fees applied to each individual or was that for the city as a whole. Mayor asked that copies of information be given to council.
Mixon asked for Mayor to come back to her.
Myrick asked Mayor if she had talked to anyone at Unimin. Mayor Horne said no, but that she would. Myrick explained to council about the chalk runoff through the part of the city when we had all the rain on Saturday. Cole said that the city had put a pipe in to run water off of the hill, and it must be stopped up, that it had to cleaned out once before.. Mayor Horne said that it should be a large part of Unimins responsibility. Cole said that if it ran over the railroad tracks then there was a problem with the drain pipe.
Myrick said that he was waiting on the City of Irwinton to get back with him or the city about the use of their water line on Railroad Street to run the hydrants. City Attorney David McRee said that Irwinton did talk about the water line during their meeting, but wanted to get more information from McIntyre, because they had some conflicting information.
Myrick said that he had also received plats of the property on Railroad Street, which showed the city having a 40ft right-of-way to run the lines. Cole asked if the specs for the new water building had been sent to the EPD yet. Myrick said that Spence was still working on getting them together, but that he did have a drawing of the building.
City of McIntyre
July 18, 2011
Clerk informed council that she had given them information that she had received from the Elections Superintendent concerning the contract that needed to be signed by the Mayor in order for her to hold the elections for the city of McIntyre.
Myrick made motion to have Mayor Horne sign the contract to conduct municipal elections, seconded by Mixon, no opposition, motion carried.
There was no report given by McRee or Amerson.
Mayor Horne presented a plaque to the Phillips family in honor of Jr. Phillips who had served the city for many years as fire chief.
Mixon asked council and clerk if Wanda Dean had called down here complaining about her drive way. Cole said that she had called him, and that he had called Jerry Shinholster, who had the street guys go over there and repair the driveway.
Mixon said that Leslie had approached her about working 32 hours per week. Mixon said that she did not think that we needed her for 32 hours each week, and that we leave it like it was originally done, as an on needed basis only. Cole and Myrick agreed to leave it like it was. Mixon asked if they needed to vote on it. McRee said only if you had change anything.
Horne said that she had spoken about people posting on the power poles before and wanted to inform council that she had reviewed some information concerning a possible hazard to workers. She said that workers wore an insulated suit when climbing the poles that prevented them from being shocked while working, but that if the suit become snagged by the items placed in the poles for posting then it could pose a possible threat to the safety of the worker. Horne wanted to know if we could mandate that people use wire signs to advertise. Amerson said then you would have a problem with people removing the signs after use. McRee said that no signs could be placed on the city’s right-of-way.
Horne said that the Wilkinson County Rec. Board had approached her concerning about 8 acres of land that belong to the Patterson family, who was interested in selling it. The county wanted to know if the city would be interested in partnering up to purchase the land and possibly building a public fishing pond. Cole said no, that the Patterson’s had the opportunity to sell it back when the city purchased the other property. Mixon said that she did know how the city could afford to do that right now. Mayor Horne said that she would like to enter into executive session to discuss the purchase price.
Horne also informed council about the luncheon on the 27th of July and that everyone should have invitations in their box.
City of McIntyre
July 8, 2011
Mayor asked about comments from the gallery.
Gene Moore said that he was still having problems with dogs. That there was three dogs, one he believed was a pit bull and one black one and red one, which is believed to have killed eleven cats so far. Cole asked Moore if he had contacted Paws and Claws. Moore said that he has, and has left messages and no one returns his calls. Mixon asked if they had collars. Moore said that he thought the black one did. Mixon said that she had been told, that if they had a collar on then we could not pick them up, because the belong to someone. Mayor Horne said that the city would follow up with Paws and Claws.
Motion to enter into executive session was made by Myrick, seconded by Mixon, no opposition, motion carried.
Meeting was called back to order at 5:31pm. No vote taken, or motion made while in executive session.
McRee said that he had seen Kathy Ross, with USDA the other day and asked her about the City of McIntyre. Ms. Ross said that if the city had approached a year earlier, when there was plenty of money, then she could have pushed it through, but this year the funds were not available, but wanted the city to keep pushing and moving forward, to stick with it. Horne said that she thought Hawkins had said some funds had been released. Cole said that he tried to get Rindt-McDuff to hurry. Horne asked David if Ms. Ross had said anything about a time frame. McRee said that Ms. Ross had not mentioned any type of time frame, but that they had received all the information.
With no other business to discuss, motion was made for adjournment by Myrick, seconded by Underwood, no opposition, motion carried.