Regular Council Meeting March 23, 2015

CITY OF BACONTON
MINUTES OF REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
CITY HALL 6:00 P.M.
MARCH 23, 2015

PRESENT: Mayor:

Council: Ms. Jackie Graham
Ms. Betty Ritchie
Mr. Tim Pinson
Ms. Sabrina Thomas
Ms. Bridgette Williams
Mr. Jonathan Morris (For Tommy Coleman)

Clerk: Sue Pate

Guest: David Forrester
Dr. Teresa Mitchell

INVOCATION:
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Mayor Pro-Tem Ms. Jackie Graham. Invocation was given by Ms. Betty Ritchie and everyone stood for the Pledge of Allegiance.

AGENDA:
Ms. Bridgette Williams made a motion to approve the agenda; seconded by Ms. Sabrina Thomas and was carried by a unanimous vote.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING:
Ms. Bridgette Williams made a motion to approve the minutes of the March 09, 2015 meeting; seconded by Mr. Tim Pinson and was carried by a unanimous vote.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
Ms. Bridgette Williams stated the meeting for the neighborhood watch on March 16, 2015 will be re-scheduled for a later date.

NEW BUSINESS:
Mr. Tim Pinson stated he had spoken with A Plus Roofing in reference to the replacement of only what needed to be replaced and they agreed. He also asked about the color of the shingles and A Plus told him that would not be a problem.

Mr. Tim Pinson wanted council to know that the auction for the Glass Contractors building was Thursday 03/19/15. All the equipment inside the building was sold but the building itself did not sell. Ameris Bank currently has the loan on the building and that $154,000.00 is owed on it. There was one party interested in buying the building but not from the party that was doing the auction. Mr. Pinson then spoke with the owner and agreed to pay $154,000.00 for the building. Mr. Pinson went on to say that the Fire Department would be out of a place shortly and he wanted to make sure they would have a place. He said the county had agreed to pay $50,000.00 toward helping the Fire Department obtain a place. He requested the city look at the building to see if it could be used for the Library/Community Center before ground breaking takes place at the other location. Mr. Pinson also suggested the City sell surplus items and take closed bids. If the items don’t bring the price the City needs that want have to be sold.

Mayor Pro-Tem Ms. Graham presented Mayor Mormon’s FYI’s to Council. They were as follows:
1. Medicare workshop will be held at City Hall on March 25, 2015 from 10am – 2pm.
2. Budget committee meeting Thursday March 26, 2015 at 10am.
3. Community Center meeting April 8, 2015 at 3pm.
4. Kids Health Fair scheduled for April 30, 2015 at the Baconton Community Charter School from 10am – 2pm.

RECOMMENDATIONS
1. City considering purchasing car from City Of Camilla per council inspection of vehicle; price $3,200.00; 2009 Crown Victoria. This will be used for: Bank Runs, Lab, Local Training & Meetings.

2. City sponsoring appreciation reception for: City Of Baconton Employees, North Mitchell County Fire Department, and Mitchell County Sheriff Department; tentative date June 5, 2015.

Item# 1 – The council tabled making a motion until the vehicle can be evaluated.

Item# 2 – Ms. Betty Ritchie made the motion to approve the city sponsoring an appreciation reception; seconded by Ms. Bridgette Williams and carried by a unanimous vote.

Mayor Pro-Tem Ms. Graham then recognized Dr. Teresa Mitchell. Dr. Mitchell requested a statement be added to the existing lease to give her the option to lease the old city hall for 5 years based upon the amount of renovations that have to be done to the building. Mr. Morris stated that he would present this to Mr. Coleman and see if this can be done.

REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF BILLS:
Ms. Betty Ritchie made the motion to approve bills; seconded by Ms. Bridgette Williams and carried by a unanimous vote.

ADJOURNMENT:
Mr. Tim Pinson made the motion to adjourn Council meeting at 6:40 p.m.; seconded by Ms. Bridgette Williams and carried by a unanimous vote.
APPROVED:__________________________________
ANNETTE MORMAN, MAYOR
ATTEST:_____________________________________
SUE PATE, CITY CLERK