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2017-05-02 City Council Meeting

PRATTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017

The Prattville City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at 6:04 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. After the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag, Council President Striplin gave the invocation. Roll was called and all Councilors were present.

THE CHARACTER TRAIT OF THE MONTH IS ALERTNESS: Being aware of what is taking place around me so I can have the right responses.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: City Council Meeting April 18, 2017
Councilor Starnes made a motion to adopt the minutes and Council President Pro Tempore Brown seconded the motion. With no discussion, the minutes were adopted (7-0).

COMMENTS FROM PERSONS PRESENT REGARDING TONIGHT’S AGENDA:
None

MAYOR’S REPORT:

Mayor Gillespie was granted a point of personal privilege to award Fire Chief Terry Brown with a Day of Recognition for Firefighters proclamation. Chief Brown thanked the citizens of Prattville, City Council and Mayor.

The Mayor presented Deana Acklin, along with Prattville Area Cycling Enthusiasts and the Montgomery Bike Club with a proclamation declaring May 2017 as Bike Month. Ms. Acklin informed the council that the mission of these groups is to educate the public on how bicycles and motor vehicles should share the road, as well as keeping families fit and active. She hopes to be able to work with the City to make bike routes safer. The events that are held during Bike Week generate tourism, bringing money into the City.

The Mayor announced that Crappiemasters are coming to Prattville this weekend and will be launching from Cooter’s Pond.

On May 20, 2017 the Farmers’ Market opens for the season at 7:00 a.m., it is Armed Forces Day at The David Whetstone Sports Complex, the Mayor’s Bike Ride begins at 9:45 a.m. and Touch A Truck begins at 10:00 a.m.

REPORT FROM COUNCIL ON SPECIAL COMMITTEES:

Councilor Boone reported that the Parks and Recreation Committee met on Monday, April 24, 2017 to discuss the possibility of connecting certain parks to adjoining properties.

CONSENT AGENDA

1. RESOLUTION: To Declare Various Weeded Lots to be a Public Nuisance, Order Their Abatement and Set a Public Hearing per Title 11, Chapter 67 of the Code of Alabama, 1975, as Amended. (Sponsored By: Councilor Starnes)  RESOLUTION BOOK 2017, PAGE 066

2. RESOLUTION: To Submit the Municipal Water Pollution Prevention (MWPP) Annual Reports for the Pine Creek and Autauga Creek Wastewater Treatment Facilities to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM). (Sponsored By: Council President Striplin)  RESOLUTION BOOK 2017, PAGE 067

Councilor Starnes made a motion to place items # 1 and 2 on a Consent Agenda and Councilor Strichik seconded the motion. These items were placed on a Consent Agenda (7-0). Councilor Boone made a motion to adopt the Consent Agenda and Councilor Cables seconded the motion. There being no discussion, the Consent Agenda was adopted with the following results:

AYES: JACKSON, BROWN, STARNES, STRIPLIN, CABLES, STRICHIK, BOONE 7
NAYS: NONE 0
ABSTAINED: NONE 0
ABSENT: NONE  

AGENDA

1. ORDINANCE: To Amend City of Prattville Code of Ordinances, Chapter 62, Division III – Truck Routes, Section 62-116-Prohibited. (Sponsored By: Council President Pro Tempore Brown)  ORDINANCE BOOK 2017, PAGE 007

Council President Pro Tempore Brown made a motion to adopt the Ordinance and Councilor Boone seconded the motion. By point of order, it is necessary that the council rules be suspended if immediate action is to be considered. Councilor Starnes made a motion to suspend the rules and Council President Pro Tempore Brown seconded the motion. The rules were suspended (7-0). There being no discussion, the Ordinance was adopted with the following results:

AYES: JACKSON, BROWN, STARNES, STRIPLIN, CABLES, STRICHIK, BOONE 7
NAYS: NONE 0
ABSTAINED: NONE 0
ABSENT: NONE  

2. ORDINANCE: To Exempt Certain “Covered Items” From the Municipal Sales and Use Tax During the Third Full Weekend of July 2017, as Authorized by §40-23-210 Through 40-23-213, Code of Alabama, 1975, as Amended, and Act 2017-120, Generally Referred to as the “Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday” Legislation. (Sponsored By: Council President Striplin)  ORDINANCE BOOK 2017, PAGE 008

Councilor Starnes made a motion to adopt the Ordinance and Councilor Strichik seconded the motion. By point of order, it is necessary that the council rules be suspended if immediate action is to be considered. Council President Pro Tempore Brown made a motion to suspend the rules and Councilor Cables seconded the motion. The rules were suspended (7-0). There being no discussion, the Ordinance was adopted with the following results:

AYES: JACKSON, BROWN, STARNES, STRIPLIN, CABLES, STRICHIK, BOONE 7
NAYS: NONE 0
ABSTAINED: NONE 0
ABSENT: NONE  

3. ORDINANCE: To Rezone Property Located at Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and Moses Road and Known as Dawson’s Mill from R-3 (Single Residential) to PUD (Planned Unit Development). (Sponsored By: Councilor Jackson)  HELD FROM APRIL 4, 2017  ORDINANCE BOOK 2017, PAGE 009

This Ordinance was introduced and held over from the April 4, 2017 City Council Meeting. Councilor Jackson made a motion to adopt the Ordinance and Council President Pro Tempore Brown seconded the motion. There being no discussion, the Ordinance was adopted with the following results:

AYES: JACKSON, BROWN, STARNES, STRIPLIN, CABLES, STRICHIK, BOONE 7
NAYS: NONE 0
ABSTAINED: NONE 0
ABSENT: NONE  

4. RESOLUTION: To Amend the FY2017 Budget and to Release Funds for the Purchase of One (1) PowerEdge R530 Server from Dell through State Contract for the Information Technology Department at a Cost Not to Exceed $16,046.00. (Sponsored By: Councilor Strichik)  RESOLUTION BOOK 2017, PAGE 068

Councilor Strichik made a motion to adopt the Resolution and Councilor Boone seconded the motion. There being no discussion, the Resolution was held with the following results:

AYES: JACKSON, BROWN, STARNES, STRIPLIN, CABLES, STRICHIK, BOONE 7
NAYS: NONE 0
ABSTAINED: NONE 0
ABSENT: NONE  

5. RESOLUTION: To Declare the Structure Located at 570 East 6th Street to Be Unsafe and a Public Nuisance. (Sponsored By: Councilor Jackson)  RESOLUTION BOOK 2017, PAGE 069

Councilor Jackson made a motion to adopt the Resolution and Councilor Strichik seconded the motion. Councilor Starnes asked what qualifies a structure as dilapidated. City Code Enforcement Officer Brandon Johnson explained that there is a set procedure to determine if a structure is dilapidated. In this particular case there is fire damage, a hole in the roof and damage to the floor. Once code enforcement has evaluated the structure the City Building Inspector verifies that the structure is indeed dilapidated. There being no further discussion, the Resolution was held with the following results:

AYES: JACKSON, BROWN, STARNES, STRIPLIN, CABLES, STRICHIK, BOONE 7
NAYS: NONE 0
ABSTAINED: NONE 0
ABSENT: NONE  

COMMENTS FROM PERSONS PRESENT:
None

CLOSING COMMENTS:

The Mayor noted that this year’s National Day of Prayer Service will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 6:15 p.m., at First Baptist Church.

Council President Pro Tempore Brown called a Street Committee meeting for May 11, 2017 in the City Hall Annex conference room.

Councilor Strichik thanked all who attended the District 5 and 6 picnic. He also thanked all employees for their hard work getting ready for City Fest.

In recognition of City Clerks Week, which is May 7-13, 2017, Council President Striplin expressed his appreciation to City Clerk Cathy Dickerson and Assistant City Clerk Jamie Ferrari.

Council President Striplin announced that there would be a public meeting for the Pine Creek Plant Upgrade project on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

Council President Striplin announced that the Council needed to enter Executive Session to discuss economic development. City Attorney David McDowell had provided the City Clerk with a letter of explanation for the Executive Session. That letter is made part of the official record.

Council President Pro Tempore Brown made a motion to enter into Executive Session and Councilor Strichik seconded the motion. With a vote of (7-0), the Council entered Executive Session at 6:30 p.m. Council President Striplin announced that the Executive Session was expected to last approximately thirty minutes and the Council would return to adjourn.

The Council exited the Executive Session and reconvened the Regular Session at 7:03 p.m. Councilor Boone did not return.

ADJOURN:

There being no further business to come before the council, Councilor Cables made a motion to adjourn and Councilor Strichik seconded the motion. The meeting adjourned (6-0) at 7:03 p.m.

APPROVED:

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Cathy Dickerson
City Clerk

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Albert Striplin, President
Prattville City Council

SUBMITTED BY:

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Jamie Ferrari
Assistant City Clerk



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