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NOTICE: McIntyre is under a Level 1 Drought Response: In order to conserve water outside watering is allowed only between 4:00pm and 10:00 am. This applies to both commercial and residential water use, also keep in mind to regularly check for and repair leaks inside and outside. Don't leave tap running when shaving, brushing teeth and face washing. Only water your landscape when necessary and adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk or street.

NOTICE: 2015 CCR Annual Water Quality Report are available at City Hall located at 102 Railroad Street.

Water bills are due on the 15th of each month, a late penalty of $5.00 applies after the 15th, Termination date is the 28th of the current month, bills will need to be paid prior to the 28th, Reconnect fee is $35.00 and is applied to terminated accounts for non-payment. Bill will have to be paid in full to have water restored.

The city of McIntyre strives to offer its citizens the highest quality of service and a safe water system.

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Council meetings are the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, beginning at 5:00PM, If you would like to be placed on the Agenda for topics, you must call City Hall at 478-946-2037 prior to the meeting date.

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October 17, 2011

City of McIntyre

Council Meeting

October 17, 2011

Page 1

Mayor called meeting to order.

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

Motion to approve minutes as presented from the October 3rd 2011 meeting was made by Mixon, seconded by Myrick, no opposition, motion carried.

Mayor made note that there was no one on the agenda.

Reports:

Cole had no report.

Underwood questioned the progress of the fire hydrant on Railroad Street. Mayor asked Cole if he had anything. Cole said no. Cole asked if they were going to start putting it in themselves.  Myrick said that Willie had a proposal from Spence. Myrick said that Spence got back with Willie on Monday. Mayor said that she thought Willie was going to be at the meeting and asked clerk if she had gotten any information from Willie, clerk responded that she had not gotten any information from Willie. Clerk said that he hadn’t spoken with her about it. Mayor asked clerk to check with Willie about information from Spence.

Mixon said that she would like to go into executive session to discuss personnel.

Myrick said that the project that they had going on from Dawn Street and First Street had to be postponed due to weather and that the guys were getting caught up on cutting grass so they would begin next week.

Shinholster had no report.

McRee said that at the last meeting he was asked to look into the state statue regarding the bidding of public works projects. He said that he has researched that since last meeting and that the state has now gone to $100,000 level on bidding for public works projects. He said that he has thoroughly gone through the city’s charter and the code of ordinances and the entire city’s charter and ordinances are silent on any dollar amount, so now all that we are bound by is the $100,000 state limit on bidding out public works projects. Mayor Horne said that the city could set up it’s own set of guide lines, McRee said that the City could set up stricter guide lines if they chose to, but that was the states statue and the city has the right to pass an ordinances setting stricter guidelines.

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Clerk had no report.

Chief Amerson had no report.

Horne said that she had a couple of issues. Mayor said that she had called a council person, and that her concern was that when you call a council person on the city phone you should be able to call them without being verbally attacked and that her thing is that the city phone is for city business, it’s not to be verbally attacked. She said that she understood that everyone had their own opinion, but that when she calls them, she does not verbally attack them. She said that she does get up set, but that she doesn’t use as strong words that were used on her and that she thought it was an unfair attack. Mayor also said that if you are going to use the city phone then you needed to be more dignified with how you handle things on the phone. Mayor said that she thought the city should be able to take the phone.

Horne said that she had been trying to get in touch with Kathy Ross about the sewage and that she would try again to contact her later on in the week. Mayor asked Cole if he had talked with Fred Hawkins, Cole said that he hadn’t but that he would. McRee asked Mayor how had she tried contacting Ross, by telephone or email. Mayor said by telephone. McRee said that in his dealings with Ms. Ross, that email was the better way to contact her.

Horne said that she had asked the clerk to contact EPD about the water building and was told that that the project submittal form had to be done and that Spence and Willie would be working on that.

Mayor opened floor to gallery.

Carl Williams from CJ Electric said that he was here today because he got a lot of disturbing bad news that he didn’t appreciate from council members and statements. He said that he was going to do this the legal way but his uncle, which is a county commissioner, told him to come there himself and it refers to Mr. Cole. Williams said that he didn’t have to beat the city, and wasn’t trying to beat the City of McIntyre out of anything. He said that he has given the City of McIntyre a break on everything that he has done because his family is from McIntyre. He said that his uncle has been a county commissioner for over 28 years. He said that his other uncle is the sheriff here and that his father is from McIntyre. Williams said that he doesn’t try to make a living doing work for the City of McIntyre because he knows McIntyre can’t afford him like they do in North Carolina. Williams said that he has done work in McIntyre on numerous occasions with no charge at all. Williams said that he has done work for the Mayor and for Myrick, and that he hasn’t done anything to try and discredit the city, that anything he could do to

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cut the city a break he has done it. Williams said concerning the poles, that he thought he was coming down here to meet the insurance guy, but actually met with the Georgia Power representative. Williams stated that he met with him here at city hall and the information was that they had already confirmed and did everything last year with the street department and the Mayor and was understood that those poles could not be used this year, because they were considered a fire hazard like they were. Williams said that the reason he was called down here, was because he did 18 poles last year for the City of McIntyre. Williams stated that he gave the same price this year as last year. Which was at low budget cost. Williams said what he did was when he met with the representative from Georgia Power was refer all the information back to the street department, that he went to Mr. Shinholster and the clerk, and that he was told what needed to be done through the chief engineer and that he was getting the letter to everyone here. Mr. Williams said that he was not trying to beat the city, and that the City of McIntyre could not take care of him and his family, just doing the little work that he does down here. Williams said he does it because he cares about the people of McIntyre. Williams said that he has done 75 electrical poles down here at $125.00 a piece and said that there was no where in America could we find that price for what he did. Williams said that it wasn’t like he was trying to underbid, and that if it had gone out to bid then he would have bid on the job. Williams said that he has done work over at the pump house, and that he drew up specifications and all the research and never charged the City of McIntyre, for it, that his time was his time. Williams said that he brought in engineers in to look at that job on his time. Williams said that he talked to the Mayor a few weeks ago about the lights at the park, where the transformer blew and the photocells blew. Williams said that he told the Mayor that he would pay for that out of his pocket. Williams said so when he gets comments back like that sometimes you want to have people prove what they say. Mr. Williams said that he was the easiest person in the world to get along with because he answers to God and that’s who he has to answer to.

Cole asked Mr. Williams could he ask him a question, Williams said that he could ask him anything he wanted to. Cole asked why was it that the person that hired you, didn’t know how many poles, didn’t know how much it was going to cost and didn’t inform the council about the cost or how many poles or when it was going to be done. Cole asked why was all the checks wrote when the clerk was out of town and this one clerk had all the checks come out at one time, except one. Cole wanted to know why the council wasn’t informed of all that was going on. Conversation insured between Mr. Williams and Cole, with the Mayor calling halt to the discussion. Williams said that he didn’t have anything to do with what council does. Mayor Horne asked Williams was he through, he said that he was and that they would finish this the legal way. Williams said that the city would receive a letter because he doesn’t have to beat anyone.  Williams told Cole that he would take care of him personally, and for council to have a blessed day.

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October 17, 2011

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Deputy Clerk Leslie Johnson who was in the Gallery said that she didn’t appreciate the comment that Cole just made about the checks being written when the clerk is out of town, she asked Cole what was she? Johnson asked wasn’t she the deputy clerk. Johnson said that was his problem now, that he talked too much, and that she was tired of him talking too much. Cole said ok, that her part was over with now. She said that she was tired of him talking about her, low rating her. Johnson said that he was going to respect her. Cole said that if she had to hide everything, then we are coming after you. Johnson said she knew that, but that you were coming after her the wrong way. Horne halted the discussion between Cole and Johnson and asked was there anyone else from the Gallery. Johnson continued saying that was his problem that he kept going after her and that she was tired of him going after her for no reason at all, and that she hadn’t done anything to him and that she was still an employee, Mayor Horne again tried to intervene but Johnson continued that she expected to be treated like one.

Horne said that she entertained a motion to enter into executive session.

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

Mayor Horne called meeting back to order at 5:56 stating that they had entered into executive session to discuss personnel issues, no motion nor vote were taken while in executive session and that the floor was open to council.

Mixon made motion that council terminate Leslie for insubordination and improper use of city funds, seconded by Cole, voting for the motion were, Mixon, Myrick and Cole, opposing the motion were Shinholster and Underwood, motion carried.

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

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Mayor                                                                          Attest

City of McIntyre

Council Meeting

October 17, 2011

Page 1

Mayor called meeting to order.

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

Motion to approve minutes as presented from the October 3rd 2011 meeting was made by Mixon, seconded by Myrick, no opposition, motion carried.

Mayor made note that there was no one on the agenda.

Reports:

Cole had no report.

Underwood questioned the progress of the fire hydrant on Railroad Street. Mayor asked Cole if he had anything. Cole said no. Cole asked if they were going to start putting it in themselves.  Myrick said that Willie had a proposal from Spence. Myrick said that Spence got back with Willie on Monday. Mayor said that she thought Willie was going to be at the meeting and asked clerk if she had gotten any information from Willie, clerk responded that she had not gotten any information from Willie. Clerk said that he hadn’t spoken with her about it. Mayor asked clerk to check with Willie about information from Spence.

Mixon said that she would like to go into executive session to discuss personnel.

Myrick said that the project that they had going on from Dawn Street and First Street had to be postponed due to weather and that the guys were getting caught up on cutting grass so they would begin next week.

Shinholster had no report.

McRee said that at the last meeting he was asked to look into the state statue regarding the bidding of public works projects. He said that he has researched that since last meeting and that the state has now gone to $100,000 level on bidding for public works projects. He said that he has thoroughly gone through the city’s charter and the code of ordinances and the entire city’s charter and ordinances are silent on any dollar amount, so now all that we are bound by is the $100,000 state limit on bidding out public works projects. Mayor Horne said that the city could set up it’s own set of guide lines, McRee said that the City could set up stricter guide lines if they chose to, but that was the states statue and the city has the right to pass an ordinances setting stricter guidelines.

City of McIntyre

Council Meeting

October 17, 2011

Page 2

Clerk had no report.

Chief Amerson had no report.

Horne said that she had a couple of issues. Mayor said that she had called a council person, and that her concern was that when you call a council person on the city phone you should be able to call them without being verbally attacked and that her thing is that the city phone is for city business, it’s not to be verbally attacked. She said that she understood that everyone had their own opinion, but that when she calls them, she does not verbally attack them. She said that she does get up set, but that she doesn’t use as strong words that were used on her and that she thought it was an unfair attack. Mayor also said that if you are going to use the city phone then you needed to be more dignified with how you handle things on the phone. Mayor said that she thought the city should be able to take the phone.

Horne said that she had been trying to get in touch with Kathy Ross about the sewage and that she would try again to contact her later on in the week. Mayor asked Cole if he had talked with Fred Hawkins, Cole said that he hadn’t but that he would. McRee asked Mayor how had she tried contacting Ross, by telephone or email. Mayor said by telephone. McRee said that in his dealings with Ms. Ross, that email was the better way to contact her.

Horne said that she had asked the clerk to contact EPD about the water building and was told that that the project submittal form had to be done and that Spence and Willie would be working on that.

Mayor opened floor to gallery.

Carl Williams from CJ Electric said that he was here today because he got a lot of disturbing bad news that he didn’t appreciate from council members and statements. He said that he was going to do this the legal way but his uncle, which is a county commissioner, told him to come there himself and it refers to Mr. Cole. Williams said that he didn’t have to beat the city, and wasn’t trying to beat the City of McIntyre out of anything. He said that he has given the City of McIntyre a break on everything that he has done because his family is from McIntyre. He said that his uncle has been a county commissioner for over 28 years. He said that his other uncle is the sheriff here and that his father is from McIntyre. Williams said that he doesn’t try to make a living doing work for the City of McIntyre because he knows McIntyre can’t afford him like they do in North Carolina. Williams said that he has done work in McIntyre on numerous occasions with no charge at all. Williams said that he has done work for the Mayor and for Myrick, and that he hasn’t done anything to try and discredit the city, that anything he could do to

City of McIntyre

Council Meeting

October 17, 2011

Page 3

cut the city a break he has done it. Williams said concerning the poles, that he thought he was coming down here to meet the insurance guy, but actually met with the Georgia Power representative. Williams stated that he met with him here at city hall and the information was that they had already confirmed and did everything last year with the street department and the Mayor and was understood that those poles could not be used this year, because they were considered a fire hazard like they were. Williams said that the reason he was called down here, was because he did 18 poles last year for the City of McIntyre. Williams stated that he gave the same price this year as last year. Which was at low budget cost. Williams said what he did was when he met with the representative from Georgia Power was refer all the information back to the street department, that he went to Mr. Shinholster and the clerk, and that he was told what needed to be done through the chief engineer and that he was getting the letter to everyone here. Mr. Williams said that he was not trying to beat the city, and that the City of McIntyre could not take care of him and his family, just doing the little work that he does down here. Williams said he does it because he cares about the people of McIntyre. Williams said that he has done 75 electrical poles down here at $125.00 a piece and said that there was no where in America could we find that price for what he did. Williams said that it wasn’t like he was trying to underbid, and that if it had gone out to bid then he would have bid on the job. Williams said that he has done work over at the pump house, and that he drew up specifications and all the research and never charged the City of McIntyre, for it, that his time was his time. Williams said that he brought in engineers in to look at that job on his time. Williams said that he talked to the Mayor a few weeks ago about the lights at the park, where the transformer blew and the photocells blew. Williams said that he told the Mayor that he would pay for that out of his pocket. Williams said so when he gets comments back like that sometimes you want to have people prove what they say. Mr. Williams said that he was the easiest person in the world to get along with because he answers to God and that’s who he has to answer to.

Cole asked Mr. Williams could he ask him a question, Williams said that he could ask him anything he wanted to. Cole asked why was it that the person that hired you, didn’t know how many poles, didn’t know how much it was going to cost and didn’t inform the council about the cost or how many poles or when it was going to be done. Cole asked why was all the checks wrote when the clerk was out of town and this one clerk had all the checks come out at one time, except one. Cole wanted to know why the council wasn’t informed of all that was going on. Conversation insured between Mr. Williams and Cole, with the Mayor calling halt to the discussion. Williams said that he didn’t have anything to do with what council does. Mayor Horne asked Williams was he through, he said that he was and that they would finish this the legal way. Williams said that the city would receive a letter because he doesn’t have to beat anyone.  Williams told Cole that he would take care of him personally, and for council to have a blessed day.

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Council Meeting

October 17, 2011

Page 4

Deputy Clerk Leslie Johnson who was in the Gallery said that she didn’t appreciate the comment that Cole just made about the checks being written when the clerk is out of town, she asked Cole what was she? Johnson asked wasn’t she the deputy clerk. Johnson said that was his problem now, that he talked too much, and that she was tired of him talking too much. Cole said ok, that her part was over with now. She said that she was tired of him talking about her, low rating her. Johnson said that he was going to respect her. Cole said that if she had to hide everything, then we are coming after you. Johnson said she knew that, but that you were coming after her the wrong way. Horne halted the discussion between Cole and Johnson and asked was there anyone else from the Gallery. Johnson continued saying that was his problem that he kept going after her and that she was tired of him going after her for no reason at all, and that she hadn’t done anything to him and that she was still an employee, Mayor Horne again tried to intervene but Johnson continued that she expected to be treated like one.

Horne said that she entertained a motion to enter into executive session.

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

Mayor Horne called meeting back to order at 5:56 stating that they had entered into executive session to discuss personnel issues, no motion nor vote were taken while in executive session and that the floor was open to council.

Mixon made motion that council terminate Leslie for insubordination and improper use of city funds, seconded by Cole, voting for the motion were, Mixon, Myrick and Cole, opposing the motion were Shinholster and Underwood, motion carried.

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

________________________________                    _____________________________

Mayor                                                                          Attest

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