City of McIntyre
November 21, 2011
Mayor Horne called meeting to order, led in Prayer by Council Member Jerry Shinholster
Present were Mayor Horne, council members, Jerry Shinholster, Rico Myrick, Raymond Cole and Vickie Mixon, absent was Natalie Underwood.
Minutes were presented from the November 7th, 2011 meeting, motion to approve minutes as presented was made by Myrick, seconded by Mixon, no opposition motion carried.
With no new business to discuss, Mayor Horne asked for reports.
Cole had no report.
Mixon asked if Mayor could come back to her.
Myrick said that County Manager David Franks had approached him concerning bush cutters that the county was selling and asked if McIntyre would be interested in purchasing one of them. Cole asked if we had anyone to run it. Myrick said that either Antion or LaMarcus could run it. Cole asked how much did they want for it. Myrick stated that Franks told him $10,000. Myrick said that Franks told him that he wasn’t trying to get over on any city but that McIntye will hear that the other one was sold to Ivey for $8,500.00 but that the one that McIntyre was looking at purchasing was in better shape than the one Ivey had purchased. Myrick said that it was the one that the city had borrowed from the county several times and knew that it was in good shape. Myrick also said that he looked at the cutter and again said that it was in great shape. Cole asked if the purchase could be made with this year’s budget or would we wait until next year. Mayor Horne said the city had the funds in the SPLOST account. Horne asked clerk how much did the city have in SPLOST funds, the clerk stated that she believed it to be around $154,000-$158,000.00. Cole asked if the county was going to make sure that everything was okay with the machine. Myrick said that he had went over and looked at the machine and every thing was good. Motion to purchase the bush cutter for $10,000.00 using SPLOST funds was made by Myrick, seconded by Shinholster, no opposition motion carried.
Shinholster said that the only thing that he had was the situation with LaMarcus Taylor and noted that Taylor was here.
Horne asked about the metal cage for the street department. Shinholster said that he had not done anything yet.
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Horne said that she had received a letter from USDA about Sewage project and that Rindt-McDuff would be doing all the legwork about running the ad mentioned in the letter. The letter would be run to inform the public about what was going on and that she had a copy of the letter if anyone wanted a copy. Horne also said that she had spoken with Fred Hawkins and that he said that we needed to get someone in place that knows the piping system. Myrick asked if that would be an authority or someone. Horne said that she didn’t think the city was big enough for an authority. Myrick asked then if it would be someone involved in the water over that as well. Horne said that it would be better to have another individual and would need to get that in place and have salary included in next years budget. Myrick asked about advertising for the position. Mayor said whatever council wanted to do, but that she knew that we had advertised before for water personnel and that Mark Fountain was the only applicant that responded. Myrick asked clerk if the city still had the qualifications for the wastewater person, Clerk said that she did not know and didn’t know if we ever had any. Mayor said that she had tried contacting Kathy Ross concerning the letter and what it meant, but was unable to get her, but spoke with a gentleman who would forward her information to Ms. Ross and have Ms. Ross contact her. Cole asked if Hawkins said anything about the right-of-ways. Mayor said that they didn’t talk about that, but that she wanted to talk with Ross to get more information on exactly where things were. Myrick said that we needed to advertise in December for position.
McRee reported that he understood that the alcohol referendum had passed and said that what the council needed to do next was to have an ordinance prepared and voted on. McRee said that he would draft a proposal and forward it to the Clerk for her to distribute to council to look over and make any needed changes, and then have clerk forward the information to him. He stated that the ordinance would include the cost of license that the council could change if necessary.
Clerk notified council that she had received a Participation Agreement from GMA for the employee health benefits and explained that it was a more detailed agreement due to IRS requirements and that she needed the Mayor’s signature. McRee said that the clerk had forward him a copy of the agreement and that he had read over it and simply saying that it went into greater detail than the one before but that the benefits stayed the same that nothing had really changed, just greater details for the IRS requirements. McRee said that the council needed to vote to have the Mayor sign the agreement. Motion was made by Mixon to have Mayor sign it, seconded by Myrick, no opposition, motion carried.
Myrick said going back to the alcohol referendum, that he understood that it wasn’t a package store. McRee said that he understood that it was to sell by the drink. Myrick asked what was the difference. McRee said that sell by the drink would apply to a bar or restaurant, and that package was more like the bottle. Mayor Horne asked that if you did
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the package sale would you have to go back to the voters. McRee said to do the package sale it would require a petition by the citizens to the council in order for it to get on a referendum. Myrick asked if McIntyre would now be considered wet. McRee said yes. Mixon reiterated that they couldn’t sell it by the bottle.
Myrick said that he wanted to congratulate the new members of council.
Myrick asked Billy Matthews who was in the gallery if had any questions about the alcohol referendum. Matthews said that he was just curious about the licensing fees and said that he had checked into some other cities fees and was wondering what McIntyre’s would be. McRee said that all that information would be in the document he sent over to the council.
Mayor Horne asked was there any questions from the gallery.
Motion to enter into executive session to discuss personnel issues was made by Myrick, seconded by Mixon, no opposition, motion carried.
Mayor called meeting back to order at 5:58 PM, no motion, or vote was taken or made while in executive session. Horne said that she was going to let council discuss the issue concerning LaMarcus Taylor.
Myrick said that with information they received, that he make a motion that LaMarcus Taylor be terminated , seconded by Mixon, voting for the motion was Mixon, Cole and Myrick, Shinholster abstained from vote, motion carried.
Motion to adjourn was made by Cole, seconded by Shinholster, motion carried.