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June 3, 2008

        CITY OF OPELIKA

   Minutes of City Council Meeting –  June 3rd, 2008

 

The City Council of the City of Opelika met in regular session on the above date in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

 

PRESENT AND PRESIDING:           J. Jerry Teel

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:                      Patricia Jones, Clarence Harris, Eddie Smith

                                                               

MEMBERS ABSENT:                        Dr. William Lazenby

 

President Teel called the meeting to order at 7:28 p.m., with the Reverend Tom Tippett delivering the invocation.

 

President Teel invited all those present to join the City Council in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

READING OF MINUTES:

 

Mr. Smith made the motion to approve the Council meeting minutes of May 20th, 2008 and was seconded by Ms. Jones.  Said minutes were approved as prepared by the following vote:

 

VOTING AYE:      Jones, Harris, Smith, Teel

VOTING NAY:      None

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS -

 

REMARKS BY THE MAYOR –   (Mayor Fuller was absent)

 

On behalf of Mayor Fuller, President Teel recognized several art students from Opelika High School that had recently received awards from a State wide competition. 

 

President Teel also read and presented a proclamation to the local Lion Tamers Civic Club recognizing their annual ‘Family Fun Day’ that will be held on Saturday June 7th at 10am at the Covington Recreation Center.   

 

 

CITIZENS COMMUNICATION –

 

Wilbert Payne with the Lion Tamers Civic Club stated that everyone was invited to the their annual Family Fun Day this coming Saturday, June 7th at 10am at the Covington Recreation Center.   There will be food and refreshments along with a blood drive and health screening provided by Health South.  We had about 1500 people last year and expect about

2000 this year. 

 

Judy Smith, 1102 Brownstone Circle, stated that she fully supports the request made by Envision Opelika for an architect study of downtown Opelika.  I am a volunteer with Envision Opelika and serve on the Task Force for Downtown Redevelopment which supports the planning and development of shopping, apartments, entertainment and renovation in our downtown area.

 

REPORT OF DISBURSEMENTSNone

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS –  None

 

GENERAL BUSINESS –  None

 

Mr. Shuman presented a request from the Opelika Mainstreet for a special First Friday on June 6th to celebrate the OHS Spring sports.  Designated item no. 1.  Ms. Jones made the motion to approve and was seconded by Mr. Smith.  The following vote was recoded:

 

VOTING AYE:      Jones, Harris, Smith, Teel

VOTING NAY:      None

 

 

AWARDING OF BIDS(by Resolution) –  Sharon Daugherty --  None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESOLUTIONS –

 

TABLED – a resolution for the demolition of 106 E. Johnson Ave.   Mr. Smith made the motion to removed said item from the table and from the agenda.  Ms. Jones provided the second.   It was stated that said action was being taken because the address was incorrect and the demolition process would start over with the correct address.   The following vote was recorded:

 

VOTING AYE:      Jones, Harris, Smith, Teel

VOTING NAY:      None

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 106-08   (Had been Tabled)

To approve a request from Envision Opelika for a downtown architectural study, a copy which is attached and designated item no. 2.  Mr. Harris made the motion to remove said resolution from the Table and was seconded by Mr. Smith.  The following vote was recorded:

 

VOTING AYE:      Jones, Harris, Smith, Teel

VOTING NAY:      None

 

Mr. Smith then made the motion to replace said resolution with a new resolution, a copy of which is attached and designated item no. 3.  The new resolution came about after the representatives from the City and Envision met to clarify the process that should be taken.  Ms. Jones provided the second.  After the Council had discussed the resolution in full, the question being put as to the passage of said motion and the adoption of said resolution, the roll was called with the following results:

 

VOTING AYE:      Jones, Harris, Smith, Teel

VOTING NAY:      None

 

RESOLUTION NO. 107-08

To approve the South Alabama Mutual Assistance agreement provided through our local EMA, a copy of which is attached and designated item no. 4.  Ms. Jones made the motion to approve said resolution and was seconded by Mr. Harris.  After the Council had discussed the resolution in full, the question being put as to the passage of said motion and the adoption of said resolution, the roll was called with the following results:

 

VOTING AYE:      Jones, Harris, Smith, Teel

VOTING NAY:      None

 

RESOLUTION NO. 108-08

To authorize the redemption of G.O. School Warrants, series 1996, a copy of which is attached and designated item no. 5.  Mr. Smith made the motion to approve said resolution and was seconded by Ms. Jones.  After the Council had discussed the resolution in full, the question being put as to the passage of said motion and the adoption of said resolution, the roll was called with the following results:

 

VOTING AYE:      Jones, Harris, Smith, Teel

VOTING NAY:      None

 

RESOLUTION NO. 109-08

To authorize a grant application to the COP’s program, a copy of which is attached and designated item no. 6.  Ms. Jones made the motion to approve said resolution and was seconded by Mr. Smith.  After the Council had discussed the resolution in full, the question being put as to the passage of said motion and the adoption of said resolution, the roll was called with the following results:

 

VOTING AYE:      Jones, Harris, Smith, Teel

VOTING NAY:      None

 

RESOLUTION NO. 110-08

To approve a contract with AME to provide a wastewater study of the N. E. Industrial Park, a copy of which is attached and designated item no. 7.  Mr. Harris made the motion to approve said resolution and was seconded by Mr. Smith.  After the Council had discussed the resolution in full, the question being put as to the passage of said motion and the adoption of said resolution, the roll was called with the following results:

 

VOTING AYE:      Jones, Harris, Smith, Teel

VOTING NAY:      None

 

RESOLUTION NO. 111-08

To approve a special appropriation to Opelika Mainstreet, a copy of which is attached and designated item no. 8.  Ms. Jones made the motion to approve said resolution and was seconded by Mr. Smith.  After the Council had discussed the resolution in full, the question being put as to the passage of said motion and the adoption of said resolution, the roll was called with the following results:

 

VOTING AYE:      Jones, Harris, Smith, Teel

VOTING NAY:      None

 

 

 

ORDINANCES  -   

 

The following ordinance was introduced for a 1st reading by Mr. Smith.

 

-  To amend the City Personnel Policy & Procedure manual, section 10.

 

 

APPOINTMENTS  none

 

 

ADJOURN:   

At approximately 7:54 p.m. since there was no further City business to be considered Mr. Smith made the motion to adjourn with said motion being seconded by Ms. Jones.  The following vote was recorded:

 

VOTING AYE:      Jones, Harris, Smith, Teel

VOTING NAY:      None.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                               

______________________________________

J. Jerry Teel, Council President

                                                                        City of Opelika

 

 

Attest:

 

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R.G. “Bob” Shuman

City Clerk / Treasurer