City of Atlanta City Council met May 7
City of Atlanta City Council met May 7.
Here is the minutes provided by the council:
OPEN: The regular meeting of the Atlanta City Council was held on Tuesday May 7, 2019 at the Atlanta City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor McVey at 7:30pm.
ROLL CALL: Eimer, Young, Finchum, Cheek, Halley and McVey were present.
Motion by Cheek second by Halley to approve the minutes as presented.
Motion by Finchum second by Cheek to pay all bills as approved by their respected chairman or as far as money allows.
The canvass of votes was reported.
Results from the question if the City should purchase the Golf Course were 332 yes and 199 no.
Alderman Ward I Vicki Eckert-71, Cathy Dreyer-74
Alderman Ward II Rick Lynch-5, Wayne Alberts-73, Linda Evans-119
Alderman Ward II Lonnie King-84, Christine Thomas-100
Alderman Ward III Melanie Blakenship-77, Dale Colaw-112
The new Council was sworn in and seated.
George Menken commented on conflicts on boards and dual commissions. He objected to involving the city in the county Economic Development Commission.
Chief Eimer reported on the upcoming D.A.R.E. graduation on May 15th at 1pm. A few Ordinance letters went out this week.
Randy Brooks reported that Sunday there were 94 players. And mowing continues.
Paul Goodwin reported work on opening the pool for the season has begun. Clean-up day is this Saturday and the new Well is running smoothly. Regarding EPA compliance the City has been well under their guide lines for several months now.
Mayor McVey reported the Atlanta Economic Development Group and when it was last in session. The last meeting for the Commission was held August 31st, 2017 and there were no meetings in 2018 or 2019. The members on the Atlanta Economic Development Group are Billie Cheek, Dale Colaw, Randy Brooks, Susan Hoblit and Bill Thomas.
Mayor stated that all committees and commission will be revisited and will have updates in the next 30-45 days.
Keith Moran addressed the council. His firm worked in the TIF area for communities in the state. He outlined services available to city. Assistance is available in many areas of TIF or other Economic development on an hourly basis.
The Mayor and Council asked Development questions for the future. Mr. Moran touched on several areas of potential of possible expansion. Recommended procedures were gone over to provide direction for expansion.
Mayor McVey brought up the Animal Control Contract was reviewed by the council. The cost was $1352.52 for 12 months.
Motion by Cheek second by Evans to accept the Animal Control contract as written.
Young-yes Evans-yes Motion Carries
The council took up the contribution to the Logan County Economic Development Partnership. The annual contribution is $3298.99.
Motion by Cheek second by Dreyer to agree to the annual contribution to Logan County Economic Development Partnership in the amount of $3298.99.
Young-no Evans-yes Motion Carries
The Mayor presented the 2019 Appropriation for review. Items were gone over, and some changes were noted. Mayor intended for the council to review the figures and vote at a later meeting. The ordinance was slightly more than last year.
The City Attorney reported a proposed amendment to the redevelopment agreement. The developer wanted to pay the $300,000.00 up front and the total project will be the same.
Alderman Young felt that the $300,000.00 should be negotiated to see if that figure could be increased.
The attorney asked the council to direct him to negotiate for the city with the developer.
The Mayor said he was working on the list of Dept. Heads and commented on some work needed to be done.
The Fireworks had work to be done. Also, a decision needed to be done about the City’s TIF Administrator.
Motion by Cheek second by Evans to adjourn the meeting.
Young-yes Evans-yes Motion Carries
The meeting adjourned at 8:50 pm