Council Meeting 1 Aug 2017
offered by Mr. Lee Peacock.
to order at 6 PM by Mayor Wolff.
Call showed all members present.
The minutes of the previous meeting were
approved as read.
Report and Comments:
Mayor Wolff announced the Conecuh Sausage
contract for the new building at Liberty Hills was signed last Friday.
Mayor Wolff announced the city has
$298,847.00 in its special gas tax account.
Council person Upton interjected asking
for Council person Caylor to resign for having supposedly violated the ethics
law, stating that he had admitted it in the last meeting. Council person Upton also noted that he
wanted Economic Director Bobby Skipper’s resignation too. Mayor Wolff stated that Mr. Skipper had
assured him his resignation was forthcoming.
Mayor Wolff moved to regain control of the
meeting by noting he was done with the Mayor’s reports and comments.
City Attorney Hartley has drafted an ordinance
dealing with the disposal of certain solid waste items. This ordinance is in response to problems
dealing with contractors and other individuals leaving waste materials for the
city to dispose of after they completed their jobs. Will publish a copy of the ordinance in a
A motion to suspend the rules so this
ordinance could be voted on was approved by unanimous vote. A following motion to approve the ordinance
also received a unanimous vote of approval.
Grant writer Cara Stallman brought forth a
pay request *8 for the Safe Room Project.
This project is actually a county project but payments must be routed
through the city due to grant requirements.
Motion to approve resulted in a unanimous vote of approval.
resolutions dealing with unsafe structure and a declaration of weeds and debris
in the Hillcrest Dr. Apartments was submitted by Mr. Bobby McNeil and received
approval by unanimous vote. Mr. McNeil
advised he had also sent a letter to the owner of the apartments at the end of
Cooper Street requesting they clean up the area around them.
Mr. McNeil requested approval to clean
property at 131 Magnolia Avenue. These
are out of state owners who Mr. McNeil has sent two notifications to asking
them to clean their property with no action to date. A motion to allow the city to clean this
property up and put a lien on it was approved by unanimous vote.
Ms. Janelle Riley of the Conecuh Oldtown Black
Belt Heritage Museum group was recognized.
Ms. Riley came before the council requesting help with the Heritage
Museum on Hwy. 84. Considering the fact
the Cultural Center has been sidelined due to problems with the building, Ms.
Riley ask that the city help with the ongoing program being headed up by her
Attorney Hartley noted the city could not
make any contributions due to the group being a private entity. It was suggest that the local radio station
be used to do a fund raiser to help get a roof on the building.
Approved by unanimous vote.
to go into Executive Session approved at 6:27 PM.
to regular session at 6:58 PM.
Motion made by Council person Upton that
the city retains Warren Averett auditing company to audit the books of the
Magistrates office for the past 8 years.
Motion passed with Council person Caylor abstaining due to his
association with the magistrates office during the time frame the audit was
Council person Upton brought up the
removal of Bobby Skipper from his current position again. Attorney Hartley stated there was no need to
talk of Bobby Skipper again, what was done was done and he was to be gone.