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November 7, 2011

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Meeting was called to order by Mayor Horne, led in prayer by Council member Jerry Shinholster.

Present were: Mayor Vicki Horne, Council Members, Raymond Cole, Natalie Underwood, Vickie Mixon, Rico Myrick, and Jerry Shinholster.

Motion to approve minutes as presented from the October 17, 2011 meetings was made by Mixon, seconded by Cole, no opposition, motion carried.

Mayor Horne addressed the first item on the agenda, which was the milage rate for 2012. Motion was made by Shinholster to leave milage rate the same, seconding the motion was Myrick, no opposition motion carried.

Mayor Horne addressed Tyrone Evans, CPA for the city. Mr. Evans presented council with information on the third quarter financials. Mr. Evans went over several items from the Budget to Actual by Program/Projects report. He stated that the figures were from January 2011 to October 2011. Mr. Evans confirmed that the city had implemented a new accounting system back at the first year. Evans explained the total revenues and expenditures for this far into the year. Evans explained how the budget was broken down in this report, including how things should be and how they actually were. He stated that revenues had exceeded the expected revenues thus far by $63,000.00. He then instructed council to look at the expenditures, noting that some blank areas in the budget column but expenditures in the actual column. He explained that this was due to the fact that when the budget was done there was no line item for that item, and gave an example of such things as payroll taxes, and Evans also explained that all payroll taxes were being recorded in the General and Administrative department, and said that what he would have to do is get with the clerk and allocate the portions to each department. Evans explained the negative figure in the Workman’s comp category, contributing it to a premium refund issue. Evans explained the capital outlay in the police department, stating that it should show much more, but that a portion of SPLOST funds for the siren system had been put in and made the figure look less than it was. Evans then stated that the revenues had exceeded the expenditures by $191,272.52, but reminded council that this was due to the large franchise fee from GA. Power, and that this figure will decrease in the next two months. Evans said in overall that the city wanted to make sure that expenditures did not exceed revenues. Evans said then that he had been going over the bank statements and reconciliation reports and that everything look good, he explained that he had been checking for proper signatures and that all looked in line.

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Shinholster asked if Mr. Evans included the drawdowns from one account to the other in his report.  Evans said that he did, that he looked into them and made sure that they were posted properly.

Shinholster asked that in overall in the independent audit for the City of McIntyre, and what the state requires us to be in the 10% limit how was McIntyre doing. Evans said that he didn’t know anything about that. Shinholster explained that he was talking about the 10% overage that the state allowed. Evans said that with the way things are looking now, that the City is not over budget, and should always look to be balanced and should that not happen then the city would have to amend areas of the budget. Mayor Horne said that the city does that now. Shinholster asked Evans in his opinion how did the City look, Evans said that right now for FY 11, the city has not gone over its budget, and that the revenues that we have received has exceeded our expenditures and that the city was ok and in great shape but that the one thing he wanted to remind council of is that you keep in mind that this year you got a surplus of $108,000 and that you may not get that next year. Shinholster commented that the city never over budget on the franchise fees.

Mayor Horne addressed Ms. Johnson who was there to appeal the council’s decision on terminating her.

Ms. Johnson said that first she would like to thank council for allowing her to come back and appeal the decision that was made on October 17, 2011. Johnson said that she was fired on October 17th based on in-subordination for refusing to attend a council meeting that was held on October the 10th after being told by her supervisor to be in attendance. Johnson said first of all her supervisor is suppose to be Ms. Mixon and that she didn’t tell her to be here, that Pam had advised/mentioned to her about a meeting as we were getting ready to go out the door and she asked me about being at a meeting on Monday. Johnson said that she informed Pam that she was off that Monday, and that Pam did not tell her any further information, that Pam didn’t tell her that it was mandatory or that it depended on her job or anything. Johnson said so by her being off on Monday, she didn’t come, that she did not attend that meeting. Johnson said that the second insubordination was making an unauthorized reservation at a hotel in Athens after being told that she would not be allowed to stay. Johnson said that she would like to answer that, and wanted to know who told her that she could not stay in Athens by her supervisor, making an unauthorized reservation in Athens after being told that she could not stay. Horne said hold on a minute, and asked Ms. Johnson to come on now. Johnson said “Vicki, I’m asking, Mayor Horne said that she was going to be straight with you, and that Johnson knew that we had been through this thing and tried to stop some of the conflict, and informed Johnson that she herself asked why wasn’t Pam her supervisor because she had issues with Ms. Mixon. Johnson said that she just asked the question, Horne said that she wanted to give an answer and be perfectly honest and not make it look like we’re not

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down here and didn’t accommodate you. Horne said that Ms. Johnson asked her why isn’t Pam actually her supervisor, so she did what was right and put Pam over her. Horne said that Johnson knew Pam was her supervisor. Johnson said that she did not ask her that. Horne asked Johnson why she was saying that Vickie is her supervisor when she knows that Pam is her supervisor. Johnson said that she did not ask Pam to be her supervisor, and that when she asked Pam was she her supervisor what did she say. Johnson addressed the question to Pam. Clerk stated to Johnson that she was talking about a time before the last time they voted to put me over you. Johnson said that she was just asking a question. Johnson said that she was insubordinate because she made an unauthorized reservation to stay in Athens after being told she could not stay, Johnson said that she wanted to know who told her that she could not stay. Cole said that the whole council voted for that, Cole said that we voted for you to come home the day you received your certificate. Johnson said no that is not what you voted for. Cole said that we voted right here, Johnson said that is not what the minutes say. Cole said then read the minutes that he will stand by his decision. Johnson said that she hasn’t got to that yet and that she understood that he was standing by his decision, but that she had the right to appeal. Johnson said that she wanted to know whom her supervisor was that told her that she wasn’t allowed to stay in Athens. Johnson said that the next one was the mis-use of government funds, by using a city credit card to make a hotel reservation unauthorized by members of council after being told not to. Johnson asked who told her that she could not use the government credit card. Johnson said that she had been using the government credit card for three years, and that she had been going to Athens for three years, and that she had her certificate right here to prove to them that she had been going to Athens. Johnson wanted to know why the council would send her to Athens for three years if you are going to fire her when she got her certificate, and stated that it didn’t make any sense. Johnson said that $89.00 is not misuse of government funds, and that she made those reservations right there at her desk, that she did not take credit card with her, that she made the reservations right there, so she felt she was falsely and wrongfully accused of this, and when she found out what the council was charging her with or accusing her of was two days later, when she got her letter in the mail saying the council fired her for insubordination for misusing the credit card, Johnson said that she did not misuse the government credit card. Johnson said that, if she misused the government credit card then, well, when we all walk out this door, we need to padlock the front and back doors of City hall until further notice, because she did not misuse government funds. Cole commented that she had five minutes, and Johnson said that she was through, and asked council to reconsider their decision on firing her, because they did not have evidence, where she was told that she could not stay in Athens and where I could not use the government credit card, and thanked Council. Mayor Horne asked if there was anybody else. Horne said that she had a couple things to say. Horne said that just like she had stated earlier, that when you (Johnson) had started bringing things to her attention, and you yourself stated why wasn’t Pam my supervisor, so what the council put in place at

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this table was for to keep some of the confusion down between you and Ms. Mixon, Pam was put over you, and that you knew that also the statement that they voted on you to go down, first they voted for you to go down and come back after you got your certificate, Johnson said that was not in the minutes and nobody told her. Horne asked Johnson to wait a minute, because Johnson knew the truth and that she was telling it so the next time she got a phone call and told you that it was a bit much, so I told you to go down spend the night, Johnson said that the Mayor told her to go the night before. Mayor Horne said that she told Johnson to spend the night, so everybody knew you were told to spend the night, and you spent the night and then you stayed another night. Johnson said that she did not stay the whole night, is that worth firing someone over, when I offered to pay the $89 back. Mayor said that was insubordination right there, because you were told to do one thing and you did something else. Johnson said that no one told her that. Horne said yes they did, that she herself talked to her. Johnson said that the Mayor told her she could go the day before and that was all that was said, that the Mayor did not tell her that she could not stay until that evening. Mayor said that after Johnson received her certificate that she was free to do whatever she wanted to, that she didn’t have to come back to work, that she was free to do whatever she wanted to, but she chose to stay on another day. Mayor said that Mixon said for Johnson to get your certificate and come back. Johnson said that she wasn’t told that. Mayor Horne said that everything was voted on at this table. Johnson said that she wasn’t here and didn’t know what was said. Mayor said that she talked to her. Johnson kept saying that no one talked to her and the Mayor said that they did. Discussion ensued between member of council and the gallery, with the Mayor commenting that everyone around the table knew what was voted on and that it is a bit unfair to the people at this table that no one was speaking up because everyone was here and everyone knew that it was stated that she go and pick up her certificate and then the Mayor gave her permission to stay a night. Johnson said except her, that she wasn’t at the table. Mayor continued saying that Johnson was told. Johnson agreed that the Mayor did tell her that she could stay the night before. Mayor Horne said that Johnson had her family thinking this was a misunderstanding. Johnson said yes that it was a misunderstanding. Horne said that she had spoken with Johnson, and felt that it was unfair that she had people down here thinking that council done her wrong and that the council didn’t. Horne said that she did talk to her and told her to stay a night because that was a bit much to go up there and come back. Johnson said that she was not told that she could not stay the next day. Mayor had clerk read the motion from the August 1, meeting stating that Mixon made motion for Leslie to go the morning of presentation of certificates, seconding the motion was Myrick, voting for the motion were Mixon, Cole and Myrick, abstaining from the vote was Shinholster, motion carried. Johnson said that she had that, but nobody said Leslie go up there that day and come back. Horne said that yes there was, and told Johnson that she knew that she was talked to and that she didn’t understand it. Johnson said that it was a misunderstanding; Horne said that it was not a misunderstanding and that she was told. Johnson said that she had been going to Athens

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for three years now all of a sudden I get fired for going to Athens and spending $89 for a hotel stay, and that she offered to pay it back, but this man right here (Councilmember Cole) said no, that we had you. Horne said that she was not talking about that, but about the measures that had been put in place and then you stand up here and say that you don’t know who your supervisor is, when you asked me, and I went along with it, since you and Vickie had some concerns and some problems, and asked me why Pam wasn’t your supervisor, and that is what you said. Johnson said that no it wasn’t, Mayor reiterated that it was. Johnson said that she may have asked, but that she had been after her for two years to put somebody over us, not Pam, but one of the supervisors, Mayor Horne said that she was through with it. Johnson said that she was here for this and that was all. Mayor Horne said that she needed to tell the truth if she was going to do it, that if she was going to bring people here to support you, at least give them the facts and that is not what she was doing. Johnson said that she was going to let council give the facts, like Mr. Raymond sitting over there saying what he’s saying. Mayor Horne  said that it isn’t about Raymond, Johnson said that she knew that, that it was about Leslie right now, that it was always about Leslie and that if she had a decent supervisor that was there to treat her fair like she treats Pam and that it isn’t fair that she treats one clerk one way and the other another way. It’s not fair and that she had been telling her that for two years. Horne said that it’s not fair at her job, but that she had to deal with it and that she wouldn’t do anything to jeopardize her job, and that if her supervisor tells her to do something then that’s what she does, but there are things that have happened and there is documentation and that the city has been good to her. Horne said that Johnson started off as part-time, then wanted full time and the people here made her full time, then she wanted to go part-time and they went along. Mayor Horne wanted to know what job did that. Johnson said that doesn’t mean that they retaliate against me because I went part-time. Horne said that this isn’t about retaliation, it’s about Johnson saying we did her unfair, but think about what council has done, that there was a lot of places where if you take a job some where else they aren’t going, Johnson began arguing with the Mayor, and Mayor Horne asked her if she could say what she had to say please and asked Johnson what job that you knew of would start you off part-time and if you are a good employee they hire you full time then you come back with a job somewhere else and want to work part-time, and that it was all this flip flop, and assured Johnson that it wasn’t because council hasn’t accommodated her. Johnson asked why she was mad at her for going part-time. Mayor Horne said that she wasn’t mad, but don’t have people thinking that council had been doing her wrong down her, when they haven’t Mayor Horne explained that every job had issues, and that she had a supervisor that she couldn’t stand but that she had to work and that she had to do what they told her to do, and that it is what she was going to do. Horne asked if there was anybody else that had something to say. Johnson’s daughter spoke saying that she had heard from her mother everyday about Ms. Mixon and couldn’t understand why they couldn’t get along, but everyday Johnson came home and told her about it and it was always about Ms. Mixon, it was never about, it was a little bit about

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Pam, but more about Ms. Mixon and I was wondering who it was, was it you referring to the Mayor, Ms. Mixon or Pam. Mixon said that she was not anybody’s supervisor, that she was the department head. The daughter stated that she didn’t understand why they couldn’t get along. Ms. Mixon said that it was because every time that she told Johnson she couldn’t do something  she would get mad and say that she was harassing her. The daughter said that Johnson told her several times that Mixon would let Pam do such and such things, but that she couldn’t do it, and that she didn’t understand that. Mixon asked what such and such things that she let Pam do that Leslie couldn’t do. The daughter said that she couldn’t remember, but that Mixon would let Pam leave but her mother couldn’t. Mixon said that she never told Johnson that she couldn’t, just like the clocking in situation, didn’t that just start? Mixon said that it was started after she started because she kept coming in late, coming in late, coming in late. Johnson asked Mixon why didn’t she come to her and talk to her about it. Mixon said that she did talk to her about it several times and every time, Johnson said that Mixon did not; Mixon said that yes she did. The daughter then said that with this that this was ridiculous, that this wasn’t the way you treated an employee, that it was disrespectful, and that her mama was a respectful woman and should be treated that way that she wasn’t a dog and shouldn’t be treated this way. Mixon said in order to get respect you have to give respect and that Johnson did not give her one-ounce of respect. The daughter said that she didn’t believe that that Johnson was a Christian woman and tried to get along with everybody, Mixon said that she did to. 

Horne asked was there anybody else. Mr. Johnson said that he would like to talk on behalf of his wife and knew that she had spoken with the Mayor several times complaining about Vickie Mixon and that the Mayor didn’t do anything about it and that she told him about it and for Raymond about some of the comments that he had made and advised Cole that he needed to start keeping them to himself. Cole said to let him tell you something and argument ensued between Mr. Johnson and Cole with Johnson advising Cole not to point his finger at him. Chief Amerson calmed Mr. Johnson down and Mayor said that it was going to have to be done in order or that she would close the meeting. Cole said that he wanted to say something. Cole said that he looked after Leslie for three years, that he encouraged her to get her certification, and one day she came in her complaining that Vickie Mixon was harassing her and that he was on her side. Cole said that he told Johnson that if she filed a lawsuit against this city for harassment, that he would back her up and asked Johnson for confirmation, then he found out that she was going to the beauty shop during the day and was coming in when she wanted to. That he didn’t like for people to get over on him like that, that he was looking after the city money and that he was going to continue to look after it. Cole said that when he found out that she was getting over on him and using him that ended that. Johnson said that she could do whatever she wanted on her lunch break. Cole said and another thing that he found out about was that the council voted that everyone pay their water bill on time or they would be cut off, and he believed that there was 60 something people or maybe less,

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that he wasn’t sure, that he didn’t get into it, but found out that one of the council people owed $200 or 300 still and that the council wasn’t notified or anything. Johnson asked why Cole was blaming her, that she wasn’t over the water that it was Rico’s department. Mr. Johnson kept asking was the water department making money before Leslie got there. Mayor Horne advised Mr. Johnson that there were just some things that he didn’t know about and that he had every right to defend his wife, and that if she had a husband that is what she would expect, but the thing is that he was looking at it from Leslie’s point of view but that he needed to put himself in their position. Clocking was put in after the being tardy and stuff, the going to get the hair done during the time of work hours. Horne said that there was stuff that he doesn’t know that has been documented. Mayor advised Johnson to move on, because it is done. Johnson wanted to know what kind of documentation. Horne advised Johnson to be honest with her family and not have them think that the people at this table have been totally against her. Horne said that the council did not fire Johnson for just any reason. Johnson said that the council fired her for this and the Mayor said that her biggest thing with her was insubordination, that she blatantly did what you wanted to do that day, that Johnson had herself told her that she stayed, but later said that she didn’t and that she could get her husband up here, but never brought him. Johnson said that she didn’t stay, that she left Athens at 6 and was home by 8. Mayor said that it was not what she told her when she talked to her on the phone. Mayor Horne said that Johnson had people down here thinking that council was trying to do her wrong. Horne said that she assured to everyone that Leslie was told not to stay that second night. Johnson asked by who, Horne said that Johnson was told, and Johnson asked by who and Horne said by her herself. Mayor Horne asked Johnson how she was able to stay that night if she wasn’t told, Johnson said yes that she was told she could stay the night before. Mayor Horne asked Johnson that if she didn’t tell her she could stay then how did she know she could stay, did she just out of the blue just stay. Johnson said that the Mayor told her that she could stay the night before. Mayor Horne said that if she didn’t tell her she could spend the night then why did you spend the night if she wasn’t told, that Johnson just stayed on her own, then that made it even worse, that Johnson really did do what she wanted to do. Johnson said that no one told her that she couldn’t stay Monday night, and Mayor Horne asked her who told her that she could spend the night. Johnson said that council was trying to make her the bad person, that she wasn’t the bad person, and asked was $89.00 worth getting fired over. Mayor Horne said that to her it wasn’t about the $89.00, that it was about Johnson doing what she wanted to do at that point. Johnson said that council was messing with her lively hood. Horne stated that Johnson needed to be honest with her husband and her family because they think that the council has been down here really mistreating her. Johnson said that if she knew that $89.00 was going to cost her job, then she would never have stayed, and Mayor said that Johnson did what she wanted to do then, and that if nobody at this table gave her permission, then she really did what she wanted to do, that she stayed on her own then, because somebody had to give you permission to stay that night, because originally you

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were told to go down there and pick up your certificate. Horne said that she talked to Johnson because she didn’t want her to go all the way there just to pick up her certificate. Mayor Horne said that she was through with, and left it up to council, because Johnson knew that she wasn’t telling the truth, and how did you spend the night if she hadn’t talked to her. Horne said that she wasn’t upset about this situation, that she welcomed everybody to come. Johnson said that she told council that night they fired her that she needed her job just like they did, and Horne said that she knew that, but if she needed her job then why did she do what she did. Johnson said that she was not told at that meeting what she was fired for, that she found out two days later and that she thought someone should have stood up then and told her what she was fired for. Mixon said that Leslie was standing in the room when she made the motion; Johnson said that there was no mention of misuse of government funds, nothing about that she went to Athens and got a hotel room and no one told you to do it. Mixon said it was for insubornation and misuse of city funds. Johnson said that is not what she is saying, she is saying that she didn’t know about this until two days later and that she thought somebody should have been man or woman enough to stand up at that table and tell Leslie why she was fired. Mixon said that she told her when she made the motion.  Johnson said that when you make a motion, I make a motion to fire Leslie based on insuborination and misuse of government funds, that wasn’t telling her anything.  Horne said that Johnson knew what happened, that God knew she did, and asked Johnson to be honest with people, that she was. Mayor asked if there was anybody else that wanted to speak on Leslie’s behalf. Mayor asked council if they had anything to say. Shinholster said that he had something to say before a motion was made. Shinholster said that the order that we did the business with the employees about the time clock, because salary people had never punched in and that we tried to explain that then and knew that eventually something was going to come back and haunt them about this. Shinholster said that the implementing of the clock was for tardiness, that he could say that. Shinholster said that council put Pam to be the office manager but Ms. Mixon was actually the supervisor over all that because Pam is not an elected official according to the charter and the codes. Shinholster said that a secretary couldn’t be a department head, because she worked for Council. Horne said that Pam was the clerk. Shinholster said that he knew she was the clerk and realized that council had put her over as office manager over this office, and that was his thought and that he wasn’t worried about any minutes, that he was talking of what he heard and that when we put her over the office that Ms. Mixon was still her immediate supervisor because the council that is elected are appointed by the Mayor according to what the charter says over each department, so Ms. Mixon was the supervisor not Pam. Pam was put over this office to manage the office. Horne said that Pam was put over the office to the manage the people in the office also and that David was here and that we put that in place because, Shinholster interjected because they were having conflicts, Mayor Horne said exactly and explained that Pam would be Leslie’s direct supervisor, and that if there was not anything Pam could not deal with, that they were to bring it to Mixon and if Mixon couldn’t deal

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with it, then it would be brought to council and that is the way it was stated. Shinholster said that he knew that’s how it was stated that he was sitting there, but that he just wanted to interject that, and Mayor said that she appreciated that but that she wanted it clarified. Mayor asked clerk if she had anything she wanted to say. The clerk said that she did want to say that she made the comment to Leslie on Friday that she had received a text from the Mayor telling Johnson to be at the council meeting on Monday. The clerk said that she was going out the front door to the post office about 3:30 taking the mail over and that she told Johnson what the Mayor had said and that Johnson did make the comment about being off on Monday and that the clerk told her that she was sorry but that the Mayor wanted her at the meeting Monday night, the Clerk verified her statement with Johnson and Johnson said that is all that the clerk had said, that she didn’t say anything about it being mandatory. Mayor Horne said that the clerk did not have to say mandatory, that she knew that she needed to be at the meeting, that she had been here long enough, that there was no sense in playing these games. Johnson said that was on a Friday and that she was off on Monday and Tuesday. Mayor Horne said that she could have least accommodated council and come to the meeting to find out what was going on. Johnson said that it didn’t look like council showed up either. Horne said that was on council if they didn’t come. Horne said that if people didn’t have any morals and that they don’t care about the citizens of McIntyre and they don’t show up for the meetings when they know we have an issue, then that’s on them. Horne said that when she had an issue to deal with, that she was going to be there, and that she has been here and that she is going to keep coming. Johnson said that the issue was about Leslie that day. Horne said that the issue was to discuss what was at hand. Horne said that she was done. Mixon made motion that the decision that was made on the 17th stay as it is, Seconded by Myrick, voting for the motion were, Myrick, Mixon and Cole opposing the motion were Shinholster and Underwood.

Reports:

Cole had no report.

Underwood had no report.

Mixon said that she thought it was a sad state of affairs when we have two councils, that we have shown them that somebody took money from the city and they voted to keep them, Mixon said that was her opinion and that she was entitled to it.

Myrick called Willie Howell to speak about what him and Spence Basinger had discussed concerning the water building. Howell said that Spence would be out of town this week, but that he had all the plans drawn up and that he had a guy working on the electrical stuff and would be doing it this week.

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Underwood asked about the fire hydrant. Howell said that they wasn’t working on that road yet, that they had another smaller line that had to be done first then they would begin on that. Howell stated that it was major project. Underwood said that she had hoped that they had gotten with him. Howell said that they had, but there was a line that had to be relocated by Big Sams and everything had to be graded.

Mayor Horne called a recess at this point.

Meeting was called back to order at 5:53.

Underwood said that she would like to discuss the personnel’s Christmas bonuses, that she believed that they had received $200 last year. The clerk said that it was $250 last year. Shinholster asked what it was for the previous year (2009), the clerk said $300.00.

Underwood made motion to give the employees of the city a Christmas bonus in the amount of $300.00, seconding the motion was Shinholster, no opposition, motion carried.

Shinholster said that he had several things. First thing was the fuse links that actually hooks the Christmas decorations up were needed and that we have gotten them and Georgia Power will hook them up for our Christmas Decorations, also the city has several poles that are out of whack, so Carl Williams will be coming with Georgia Power. Shinholster said that he didn’t know what they were going to find, but knew that the poles up by Billy Matthews and a pole out on Railroad were not working correctly, that he didn’t know what was wrong with them, and that some were on Pine Circle so Georgia Power and Williams would be going in there and looking. Shinholster said he did not know if the City would be billed for it or not. Shinholster said that we would not get billed for Georgia Power doing theirs but didn’t know about Mr. Williams. Shinholster reiterated that he didn’t know what they would find, but that the City had already purchased around 70-80 fuses. Shinholster said that he has contacted Scott and Rick and that they would have the trucks come down.

Shinholster said that he had ridden and looked at the trees on Cedar Lane, and said that Cole had told him that they were bad, so Shinholster instructed the Clerk to go ahead and get the work done under the cap that we had, and that Mr. Grimsley had done the work over the weekend, and had 3 or 4 cut, and said that it looked like there was more to be removed, because they were on the right of way and that it was the city’s responsibility to have them removed.

Shinholster said that the City had a problem with city street lights being out, and explained that the light outside of City hall was out and a couple on the by-pass and

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Vinson Road, and some on Macon Road. Shinholster said that he didn’t know what kind of lights they were, if they were high efficiency, but that we did have some that kept going out, including some on Railroad Street. Shinholster said that he instructed the Street boys this morning at the meeting to mark them off and try to get Georgia Power to look at them when they come in.

Shinholster said that at the street department meeting this morning it was reinterated about the use of City equipment and things like that. Shinholster said that he had the Personnel manager, Ms. Underwood to attend the meeting also and that they went over the policy for tardiness/missing work in the personnel manual. Shinholster said that they would be putting something in the street departments file about the policy and make them understand and make them sign off. Shinholster said that the meeting went good and reiterated that if anyone had a problem in the department that they needed to tell the department head so that they could head it off before it gets to the council. Shinholster asked if they had copies of the personnel manual and that they all said they did.

Mayor asked McRee if he had anything, McRee had no report.

Amerson had no report.

Clerk had no report.

Mayor Horne said that there was a need for a metal cage to put the city equipment in. Horne said that it was discussed at the last council meeting and wanted to know if we needed to put it out for bids or do we need to find someone that can weld us a cage so that the equipment could be locked up. Cole asked if we could put it in a trailer or a cage like trailer. Mayor Horne said that she knew that if someone really wanted it then they could get it, but that the city needed to put more secure measures in place. Shinholster said that he tried to get someone to look at that when the Mayor instructed him to, and agrees to draw up something to put out for bids. Mixon said that she talked to someone who told her if the council would give them the specifications then they would give the city a price. Mixon said that they needed to know how deep it would need to be, how tall and how wide. Cole asked if the cage could be put on a trailer. Mayor said they needed something so that when they get through with the equipment, they can lock it up. Cole said that he was thinking that they could back the whole trailer in the building and lock it up. Mixon said that they also wanted to know what the city wanted it made out of. Shinholster said to make it out of metal. Shinholster asked the council what size they wanted, 10X10 or 20X20. Mayor said that she wanted it to have racks so that equipment could be counted. Cole asked if we were going to put the lawn mowers, and the tractor in it. Horne said that she was talking about just the equipment that someone could pick up and carry off. Cole said then you would want the 10X10. Myrick said that we needed to

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measure the building first. Shinholster said that they would measure it off and get a specification for a 10X10 and a 20X20 and let council look at that. Myrick said that the street department needed to pull down the door. Horne asked if there was a lock on it, and need to make sure that all doors are being secured. Myrick said that they also needed to secure the doors even when they leave in the morning and lock the gate.

Horne stated that she thought it was a sad state of affairs when you have council that was voted to make ethical decisions on behalf of the city, and then we can’t even get full council that supposedly to quote unquote got ethical baggage to do the right thing by the city and to make people think that we are actually down here just letting other people just totally mistreat people. Council has voted and bent over backwards for some employees here, not just one in particular, but that there are others too and it is a sad state that we go down this road, that people don’t have a back bone, that they are looking at votes. Mayor Horne said yes that she is running for Mayor, but that she was still going to do what is right by the city and that this was not a campaign speech, but that she was just sick and tired of council dealing with certain issues and people who would rather go along with wrong than do what is right by the city and that she plans on staying in McIntyre and wanted the ones that were going to be on council to do what is right for Vicki Horne and her family and the other people and that it is sad what has gone on down here, by some of the people that sit at this table.

Horne said that council needed to go into executive session for personnel issues, after opening the floor up to the Gallery.

Donna with the Wilkinson County Post asked why council was going into executive session, Mayor Horne stated for personnel issues.

Motion to enter into executive session was made by Mixon, seconded by Myrick, no opposition, motion carried.   

Mayor Horne called meeting back to order at 6:24, and noted that there was no motion made or no vote taken while in executive session.

Shinholster made motion to suspend LaMarcus Taylor until the next regular council meeting with out pay, seconded by Myrick, no opposition, motion carried.

Motion was made by Council member Underwood that the in coming Council and Mayor get an increase in salary, $600.00 and $800.00. McRee said that could not be done at this meeting, by state law you have to advertise it for three weeks and it cannot be done during the election season. Underwood said it has to be done prior to the, McRee said prior to the election season and it has to be advertised for three weeks.

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With no other business to discuss Underwood made the motion for adjournment, seconded by Shinholster, no opposition motion carried.

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