2017-07-06 City Council Meeting

PRATTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2017
6:04 P.M.

The Prattville City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, July 6, 2017, at 6:00 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 COURAGE: Overcoming fear by saying and doing what is right.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Public Hearing and City Council Meeting June 20, 2017. Councilor Boone made a motion to adopt the minutes and Councilor Strichik 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 introduced Lisa Byrd as the new Executive Assistant to Mayor. Lisa has been, and will continue to be a great asset to the Mayor’s, the City Council and the community.

The Mayor thanked everyone who attended the 4th of July celebrations. He expressed his appreciation to the Parks and Recreation Department for the organizing, planning and hard work that went in to this event. The Mayor thanked the Independence Day Committee for their support and hard work as well.

The next Creekwalk Concert will be July 11th at 7:00 p.m., featuring the John Bull Band.

Prattville’s Way Off Broadway Theater is presenting The Broadway Musical Hairspray July 13th -29th.

The City’s first Wastewater Plant was built in 1959. On tonight’s agenda, there is a Resolution awarding the bid for the Pine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion, and Autauga Creek Plant Improvements. With this expansion, the Pine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant will be modernized for efficiency and effectiveness. This project will increase capacity from 3 million gallons per day to 5.7 million gallons per day, which takes into account 30 years of projected growth. The expansion and improvements are essential to insuring Prattville’s infrastructure is sound. An enterprise fund account for the Wastewater Division of the Public Works Department was established in the FY2012-2013 Budget. The debt service for the wastewater expansion and improvements will be funded through this enterprise fund.

The Mayor addressed the recent act of violence, which took the lives of three people in the City of Prattville. There has recently been an uncommon and senseless act affecting the community. Any time a close knit community such as Prattville has a loss, it affects more than the ones directly involved. The Mayor asked the community to keep all the families, friends and first responders in their thoughts and prayers. Prattville is and will continue to be a safe community. The Mayor expressed his appreciation for Police Chief Mark Thompson and his department for their response to this incident.

REPORT FROM COUNCIL ON SPECIAL COMMITTEES:

None

CONSENT AGENDA:

1. RESOLUTION: To Authorize the Mayor to have Various Weeded Lots Abated per Title 11, Chapter 67 of the Code of Alabama, 1975, as Amended. (Sponsored By: Councilor Starnes)

RESOLUTION BOOK 2017, PAGE 106

2. 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 107

3. RESOLUTION: To Surplus Various Equipment from the Police Department. (Sponsored By: Councilor Starnes)

RESOLUTION BOOK 2017, PAGE 108

4. RESOLUTION: To Appoint Wade Seamon to the Commercial Development Authority. (Sponsored By: Councilor Starnes)

RESOLUTION BOOK 2017, PAGE 109

5. RESOLUTION: To Accept Maintenance of Glennbrooke Subdivision Plats 3A, 3B and 3C

(Sponsored By: Council President Pro Tempore Brown)

RESOLUTION BOOK 2017, PAGE 110

6. RESOLUTION: To Accept Maintenance of Pendlebrooke Subdivision Phase 2 Plats 2A, 2B and 2C. (Sponsored By: Council President Pro Tempore Brown)

RESOLUTION BOOK 2017, PAGE 111

7. RESOLUTION: To Authorize the Mayor to Enter Into a Contract with J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. for Procurement Card Services. (Sponsored By: Council President Striplin)

RESOLUTION BOOK 2017, PAGE 112

Council Present Pro Tempore Brown made a motion to place items 1-7 on the Consent Agenda and Councilor Starnes seconded the motion. There being no discussion, the items were placed on a Consent Agenda (7-0). Councilor Starnes 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 : STRIPLIN, JACKSON, BROWN, STARNES, CABLES, STRICHIK, BOONE: 7
NAYS : NONE 0
ABSTAINED : NONE 0
ABSENT : NONE

AGENDA:

1. RESOLUTION: To Amend the FY2017 Budget and to Award Bid No. 017-005 to Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC for the Pine Creek CWF Expansion and Autauga Creek CWF Improvement Project at a Cost Not to Exceed $33,273,500.00. (Sponsored By: Council President Striplin)

RESOLUTION BOOK 2017, PAGE 113

Councilor Jackson made a motion to adopt the Resolution and Council President Pro Tempore Brown seconded the motion. There being no discussion, the Resolution was adopted with the following results:

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

2. RESOLUTION: To Amend the FY2017 Budget and to Award Bid No. 017-008 to C. W. Smith Decorating, Inc. for the City Hall Renovation/Phase I Project at a Cost Not to Exceed $160,155.00. (Sponsored By: Council President Striplin)

RESOLUTION BOOK 2017, PAGE 114

Council President Pro Tempore Brown made a motion to adopt the Resolution and Councilor Strichik seconded the motion. There being no discussion, the Resolution was adopted with the following results:

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

3. RESOLUTION: To Amend the FY2017 Budget and to Award Bid No. 017-010 to A & C Construction Company, Inc. for the Boardroom Drive Extension Project at a Cost Not to Exceed $118,411.01. (Sponsored By: Council President Pro Tempore Brown)

RESOLUTION BOOK 2017, PAGE 115

Council President Pro Tempore Brown made a motion to adopt the Resolution and Councilor Boone seconded the motion. There being no discussion the Resolution was adopted with the following results:

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

4. RESOLUTION: To Amend the FY2017 Budget and to Authorize the Mayor to Enter into an Agreement with Larry Speaks & Associates, Inc. for Engineering Services for the Boardroom Drive Extension Project at a Cost Not to Exceed $20,000.00. (Sponsored By: Council President Pro Tempore Brown)

RESOLUTION BOOK 2017, PAGE 116

Council President Pro Tempore Brown made a motion to adopt the Resolution and Councilor Jackson seconded the motion. There being no discussion, the Resolution was adopted with the following results:

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

5. RESOLUTION: To Amend the FY2017 Budget and to Award Bid No. 017-011 to Sabre Industries, Inc. for a 400’ Guyed Tower at a Cost Not to Exceed $122,238.00. (Sponsored By: Councilor Strichik)

RESOLUTION BOOK 2017, PAGE 117

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

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

6. RESOLUTION: To Authorize Demolition of Dilapidated Structure Located at 419 East 6th Street at a Cost of $800.00 and to Award a Contract to J B Waste Connection to Complete Demolition. (Sponsored By: Councilor Jackson)

RESOLUTION BOOK 2017, PAGE 118

Councilor Jackson made a motion to adopt the Resolution and Council President Pro Tempore Brown seconded the motion. There being no discussion, the Resolution was adopted with the following results:

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

COMMENTS FROM PERSONS PRESENT:

Jessie Murry, 208 Teri Drive, Prattville, reported that a tree located at 210 Cherry Drive, a property listed in the Resolution to set a public hearing for weeded lots, which was passed in the Consent Agenda, has fallen into his backyard. Mr. Murry asked when it would be removed. Code Enforcement Officer Brandon Johnson explained that if the subsequent Resolution to order the abatement of said weeded lot is passed, he will begin the process of securing a contractor to clear the weeded lot, and the tree would also be removed.

April Crawford, 301 Camelia Drive, Prattville, requested an update on a blocked drain in the Spring Hill community. City Engineer Robby Anderson reported that the Engineering Department made an initial survey of the area and cleaned out the section of the pipe today. The City can only work in the right-of-way and will not be able to go on to private property. Mr. Anderson stated that the side of the drainage pipe facing the cemetery would receive more attention in the future.

Isaac Crawford, 301 Camelia Drive, Prattville, requested an update on the future plans for the Boys and Girls Club building. Councilor Jackson informed Mr. Crawford that the Mayor and himself would be meeting with the bank in the near future, and he would have a better idea after that meeting. Councilor Jackson will reach out to the community to give an update, after meeting with the bank.

CLOSING COMMENTS:

Councilor Boone thanked everyone involved in making the 4th of July events a success.

Council President Striplin also thanked all involved in the 4th of July events.

ADJOURN:

There being no further business to come before the council, Councilor Starnes made a motion to adjourn and Councilor Cables seconded the motion. The meeting adjourned (7-0) at 6:32 p.m.

APPROVED:

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Cathy Dickerson
City Clerk

___________________________
Albert Striplin, President
Prattville City Council

SUBMITTED BY:

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Jamie Ferrari
Assistant City Clerk

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