Council 18 May 2017
by Mr. Mike Lanier
to Order by Mayor Wolff
Call showed all members present.
Attorney Hartley not available.
Minutes approved as read.
Report & Comments:
Mayor Wolff read a letter received from
attorneys involved in the BP Oil Settlement.
Mayor Wolff said he has attempted to call them several times but has not
yet made contact.
The Mayor proposed asking for sponsors for
the ballfields at the park. A total of
$320,000.00 is needed to complete the 4 fields.
Anyone interested in sponsoring a ballfield please contact city hall. The field will be named after them and a
plaque will be put in place.
Bids were let for the maintenance of
Jordan, Magnolia and the Old Evergreen Cemetery. 3 bids were returned:
Exclusive Lawn Care bid $2,000.00.
Tranum Lawn Care bid $2,125.00
Garrett Lawn Care $1,169.00
Motion to accept low bid made by Council
Person Upton, 2 by Council Person Skinner.
During discussion Council Person Davis had
questions about what area the lawn cutting would involve, such as the grass
growing around the fence. Mr. Sullivan
responded that the lawn care was strictly for grass cutting within the
cemetery. Ms. Davis stated the grass
around the fence needed attention too. She complained that Superintendent Sullivan
was ignoring her district and providing better care to the other
districts. Mr. Sullivan informed Ms.
Davis her district received more attention from his department than any other
district and he has paperwork to back up the amount of time spent in each
district that he could make available for review.
Mayor Wolff stated he knew where and what
Ms. Davis’s problems lay and he would show Mr. Sullivan on Wednesday, 19 May.
When the motion to hire Garrett came for a
vote, it passed unanimously.
A resolution on declaration of public nuisance
(unsafe structure) and overgrown weeds, debris, abandoned or junked vehicles
was tabled because the attorney was not on hand.
1. An ABC licenses for
Fred’s was approved by unanimous vote.
2. Mr. Darwin Nix, who
has recently returned to Evergreen, approached the council about placing art
work (murals) on some of the downtown buildings. He proposed placing a painting on the Old
Bank of Evergreen and at the former Harriett Hyde Studio. Mr. Nix intended to approach the Council of
Arts in Montgomery about getting a grant but even then, it will be a 50-50
match from the city. Along with the
matching funds he requested the city buy the paint and furnish him with a lift.
Council Person Davis advised that, in her
opinion, this could not be paid from city funds. Mayor Wolff suggested Mr. Nix contact the
Downtown Re-development Board for
3. A resolution for the
Sales Tax Holiday to be held on 21-23 July passed unanimously.
4. It was noted several
citizens have requested both speed limit and no loitering signage be placed on
MLK Drive. Mr. Sullivan noted he did not
have the authority to lower the speed limit but he could take the “no loitering”
request for action and would do so.
A citizen was recognized by Mayor
Wolff. This citizen questioned as why
there were no speed limit signs on the upper end of South Main Street. He noted that anyone turning from Hwy. 31/84
onto South Main going toward the hospital will not be aware of the speed. Mayor Wolff stated he will contact the police
department and attempt to get some speed limit signs posted.
Council Person Fountain addressed the lack
of a City Clerk. She noted it has been
more than 2 years since the city had a dedicated, actual clerk in place.
It was determined that a work session and
review of applications needed to take place.
A work session will be considered at the end of the next meeting and the
best qualified applicants will be considered for interviews.
Approved by unanimous vote.
Adjourn: 6:40 PM