Council 19 September 2017
by Mr. Mike Lanier.
to order at 6 PM by Mayor Wolff, all members present for roll call.
of the minutes:
Minutes approved with one correction.
Report and Comments:
The electric department has done a great
job in Florida dealing with disaster relief.
Should return tomorrow.
The airport was opened for storm evacuees
however, they have all left now and all is back to normal.
1. Approve CDBG invoices for the safe room. Unanimous vote.
2. Resolution for grant administrators services
dealing with park project grant.
Resolution approved by unanimous vote.
3. Resolution for engineering services for same
grant. Awarded to Goodwyn, Mills and
4. Discussion of employee overtime. Council person Caylor asked that
Superintendents make note of why overtime was approved. Interim City Clerk Hinson noted this was
already being done on time cards. Mayor
Wolff and Attorney Hartley stated there needed to be a change in the
Magistrates business routine. By law
anyone arrested must be brought before the magistrate for bond hearing. The current magistrate has been going to the
county jail to cover this but, for future reference, the police department will
bring them to her. Both Mayor Wolff and
the city attorney would have a meeting with the municipal judge and
magistrate. Council person Upton noted
that, in his opinion, the positions could be done away with considering the
city prosecutor has passed away.
2018 severe weather tax holiday is scheduled
for 23-25 February 2018. Motion to this
effect passed unanimously.
Halloween trick or treating will be 31 October
2017 (Tuesday). No further details at
Team Jackson 5K walk/run will be held Saturday
21 October, 8 AM. Approved by unanimous
A. Planning commission needs 2 persons from each
B. Board of adjustments needs 1 person from each
C. Co-operative district currently consist of
Mayor Wolff and Council person Upton however, their terms expired November 27,
2016. As per Attorney Hartley, they have
been operating in an Ultra Vires condition since their terms expired. This is a legal term meaning that anything
they have done was beyond their legal power of authority. The attorney also said any actions or
decisions made could be legally questioned.
by Council person Skinner to keep the same members on the board. This was seconded by Council person
Upton. Upon call for the vote both Mayor
Wolff and Council person Upton along with Council person Skinner voted to keep themselves
on the board. A like number of opposing
votes came in from the other council members.
Motion did not carry. Prior to
the tie vote Council person Fountain forwarded the question of “can more people
be added to the board.”
Hartley pointed out he had been kept out of the loop when the cooperative
district board had been formed and he was in a position he had to call the bond
attorney, Barry Staples, when he needed information on the board.
person Upton stated that it was his understanding it had to be an elected
official on the board. Council person
Davis corrected him and informed him the wording simply stated to serve on the
board one must be a qualified elector.
Council person Upton stated that some of the council members were not on
the same page then singled out Council person Caylor saying to him that he has
problems of his own.
Adoption of Budget for fiscal year 2018:
presented by Interim City Clerk Hinson.
He noted this was his best guess based on the 2015 audit. Must be
adopted prior to 9/30/2017 for benefit of the USDA Library Grant. Motion carried with Council persons Fountain
and Davis abstaining.
Council person Fountain asked Interim City Clerk Hinson how long is it
going to take to get a budget together for the city. It was noted that Mr. Hinson provides a
weekly budget at his other job at Pike Road.
Council person Fountain questioned the status of Bobby Skipper, is he
fired; did he resign? She noted she had
seen him going in and out of the Depot and wanted to know why. She was advised that he had resigned and she
requested from the Interim City Clerk a copy of his resignation paperwork.
Session called for at 6:45 PM for the purpose of discussing personnel issues.
to regular session at 6:52 PM
payable approved by unanimo0us vote.