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June 17, 2008

        CITY OF OPELIKA

   Minutes of City Council Meeting –  June 17th, 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:                      Clarence Harris, Eddie Smith, Dr. William Lazenby

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:                        Patricia Jones

 

President Teel called the meeting to order at 7:09 p.m., with the Reverend Tim Steffy 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 June 3rd, 2008 and was seconded by Mr. Harris.  Said minutes were approved as prepared by the following vote:

 

VOTING AYE:      Harris, Smith, Lazenby, Teel

VOTING NAY:      None

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS -

 

REMARKS BY THE MAYOR –   Mayor Fuller

 

Mayor Fuller called on John Seymour, City Administrator, to give the Building Inspection report

for May 2008.  Designated item no. 1.

 

Mayor Fuller recognized Kyle Burdette as the police officer of the month.

 

Mayor Fuller presented a special appreciation resolution to Mark Mitchell recognizing his many years of service as the voice of Opelika Bulldog football and baseball, as well as, his many years of service to Dixie baseball and the youth of our community.

 

Mayor Fuller reminded the Council that the City’s financial summary for May 2008 was in their Council packets for their review.  Designated item no. 2.

 

CITIZENS COMMUNICATION –

 

Buddy Goolsby, 210 Veterans Parkway, stated that the City of Opelika has a lot going on with a lot of development all over the City.  He thanked the Mayor and Council for all their efforts.

 

REPORT OF DISBURSEMENTSNone

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS –  None

 

GENERAL BUSINESS –  None

 

Andy Bell, the City’s Community Development Administrator, presented a public hearing for the City’s FY2009 CDBG Action Plan.  Designated item no. 3.  President Teel opened the public hearing asking if there was anyone present that would like to speak for or against said plan.  No one came forward to speak.  President Teel closed the public hearing.

 

Guy Gunter, City Attorney, presented a public hearing for the project development agreement with King Honda.  Designated item no. 4.  President Teel opened the public hearing asking if there was anyone present that would like to speak for or against said plan.  Buddy Goolsby stated the agreement would be a win-win for the City and King Honda.  He thanked everyone involved with bringing King Honda to Opelika.  Dave King, owner of King Honda, stated it was a privilege and honor to bring his business to Opelika and thanked the Mayor and Council for their warm welcome.  President Teel closed the public hearing.

 

Jerry Kelley, the City’s Director of Planning, presented a public hearing to amend the Zoning Ordinance of the City for certain property from M1 to R4M.  Designated item no. 5.  President Teel opened the public hearing asking if there was anyone present that would like to speak for or against said plan.  No one came forward to speak.  President Teel closed the public hearing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AWARDING OF BIDS(by Resolution) –  Shirley Washington

 

RESOLUTION 112-08

To approve a three year contract for custodial services for the Public Works department.  Designated item no. 6.  Mr. Smith made the motion to approve said resolution and was seconded by Dr. Lazenby.  The following vote was recorded:

 

VOTING AYE:      Harris, Smith, Lazenby, Teel

VOTING NAY:      None

 

RESOLUTION 113-08

To approve a contract for underground distribution cable for the L&P department.  Designated item no. 7.  Dr. Lazenby made the motion to approve said resolution and was seconded by Mr. Harris.  The following vote was recorded:

 

VOTING AYE:      Harris, Smith, Lazenby, Teel

VOTING NAY:      None

 

RESOLUTION 114-08

To approve the purchase of ammunition for the Police department.  Designated item no. 8.  Mr. Harris made the motion to approve said resolution and was seconded by Mr. Smith.  The following vote was recorded:

 

VOTING AYE:      Harris, Smith, Lazenby, Teel

VOTING NAY:      None

 

RESOLUTION 115-08

To approve a three year contract for custodial services for the L&P department.  Designated item no. 9.  Dr. Lazenby made the motion to approve said resolution and was seconded by Mr. Harris.  The following vote was recorded:

 

VOTING AYE:      Harris, Smith, Lazenby, Teel

VOTING NAY:      None

 

RESOLUTION 116-08

To approve a contract for a Content Management System for the IT department.  Designated item no 10.  Dr. Lazenby made the motion to approve said resolution and was seconded by Mr. Smith.  The following vote was recorded:

 

VOTING AYE:      Harris, Smith, Lazenby, Teel

VOTING NAY:      None

 

RESOLUTION 117-08

To approve the lighting project for the soccer fields at the new SportsPlex.  Designated item no. 11.  Mr. Smith made the motion to approve said resolution and was seconded by Dr. Lazenby.  The following vote was recorded:

 

VOTING AYE:      Smith, Lazenby, Teel

VOTING NAY:      None

ABSTAINING:     Harris

 

 

RESOLUTIONS –

 

RESOLUTION NO. 118-08  

To approve a refund of sewer assessment fees to the First Seventh Day Adventist Church , a copy which is attached and designated item no. 12.  Mr. Harris made the motion to approve 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:      Harris, Smith, Lazenby, Teel

VOTING NAY:      None

 

RESOLUTION NO. 119-08

To approve the use of the AutoMark voter assist terminal for City elections, a copy of which is attached and designated item no. 13.  Mr. Smith made the motion to approve said resolution and was seconded by Dr. Lazenby.  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:      Harris, Smith, Lazenby, Teel

VOTING NAY:      None

 

 

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 120-08

To appoint R. G. Shuman as the Election Manager and the Absentee Manager for the City election to be held on August 26, 2008, a copy of which is attached and designated item no. 14.  Dr. Lazenby 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:      Harris, Smith, Lazenby, Teel

VOTING NAY:      None

 

RESOLUTION NO. 121-08

To authorize the City’s Light and Power department to perform certain work at the Brown Center, a copy of which is attached and designated item no. 15.  Mr. Harris made the motion to approve said resolution and was seconded by Dr. Lazenby.  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:      Harris, Smith, Lazenby, Teel

VOTING NAY:      None

 

RESOLUTION NO. 122-08

To amend the purchase order to Volkert Associates for updating of the environmental study pertaining to the widening of Frederick Road, a copy of which is attached and designated item no. 16.  Mr. Smith made the motion to approve said resolution and was seconded by Dr. Lazenby.  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:      Harris, Smith, Lazenby, Teel

VOTING NAY:      None

 

RESOLUTION NO. 123-08

To amend the purchase order to HTE for the mobile data project, a copy of which is attached and designated item no. 17.  Mr. Smith 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:      Harris, Smith, Lazenby, Teel

VOTING NAY:      None

 

 

 

ORDINANCES  -   

 

The following ordinance was introduced for a 1st reading by Dr. Lazenby.

 

-  To amend the City’s Zoning Ordinance for certain property from M1 to R4M.

 

 

ORDINANCE 120-08
To amend the City’s Personnel Policy and Procedure Manual - Section 10, a copy of which is attached and designated item no. 18.  Mr. Smith made the motion to approve and was seconded by Mr. Harris.  After the Council had discussed the ordinance in full, the question being put as to the passage of said motion and the adoption of said ordinance, the roll was called with the following results:

 

VOTING AYE:      Harris, Smith, Lazenby, Teel

VOTING NAY:      None

 

ORDINANCE 121-08
To approve the Project Development agreement with King Automobiles, a copy of which is attached and designated item no. 19.  Mr. Smith introduced said ordinance and moved to the suspend the rules so said ordinance can be considered for approval at its first reading.  Dr. Lazenby seconded said motion.  The following vote was recorded:

 

VOTING AYE:      Harris, Smith, Lazenby, Teel

VOTING NAY:      None

 

Then Mr. Smith made the motion to approve said ordinance and was seconded by Mr. Harris.  After the Council had discussed the ordinance in full, the question being put as to the passage of said motion and the adoption of said ordinance, the roll was called with the following results:

 

VOTING AYE:      Harris, Smith, Lazenby, Teel

VOTING NAY:      None

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPOINTMENTS  

 

Mr. Smith nominated Jerry Katz to the Historic Preservation Commission to replace Barry Whatley at the end of his current term.

 

 

ADJOURN:   

At approximately 7:49 p.m. since there was no further City business to be considered Dr. Lazenby made the motion to adjourn with said motion being seconded by Mr. Smith.  The following vote was recorded:

 

VOTING AYE:      Harris, Smith, Lazenby, Teel

VOTING NAY:      None.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                               

______________________________________

J. Jerry Teel, Council President

                                                                        City of Opelika

 

 

Attest:

 

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R.G. “Bob” Shuman

City Clerk / Treasurer