Council Meeting 2 May 2017
offered by Mr. Mike Lanier.
called to order by Mayor Wolff. All
members present for roll call.
previous minutes were approved as read.
were no opening remarks from the mayor.
There was no old business on the agenda.
Fire Chief Ricky Nobles noted an Emergency
Medical Responders certification course for Evergreen VFD member is available
for $170.00 per student. Computed at 25
students the maximum cost of $4,250.00 to be paid from the Fire Tax Fund. Motion to approve by Council person Caylor, 2
by Council person Skinner. Motion
received unanimous vote.
Bobby McNeil reported Hillcrest Apartments behind Jalisco’s restaurant are
considered substandard and a “repair or remove” order is being considered. These apartments are deemed a fire hazard and
as of now no new electric meters will be installed. There are 16 apartments impacted. A motion to approve the no new installation
of electric meters was made by Council person Skinner, 2 by
Council person Caylor and received a unanimous vote.
County Training School/Thurgood Marshal Alumni Association requested permission
to hold a parade in downtown Evergreen on Saturday, July 1, 2017. To start at 8 AM. Motion to approve by Council person Davis, 2
by Council person Upton. Again a
Council person Caylor expressed concern
over city financials and the personnel handbook.
To start Mr. Caylor requested the city
clerk make available a memo or statement of some nature to explain overtime,
items such as how much, who is getting it, etc.
Mr. Caylor also expressed concern as to why the city is responsible for
all maintenance and upkeep to the gym at the old high school considering the
city does not own this property.
In conjunction with these questions from
Mr. Caylor, District 5 Representative Davis also wanted to know what happens
with money raised at functions/games held there and why there was not
accountability of these funds. Attorney
Hartley responded that there were no contracts with management at this facility
therefore the city has no control over the activities or money. Mr. Hartley did suggest that a contract could
be negotiated whereby the city could perhaps get a percentage of the money
Council person Upton recently attended a
League of Municipalities meeting. He
noted other cities have the league collect overdue accounts such as electric,
water, sewer etc. The League charges
$25.00 and collects past due monies from tax refunds. The $25.00 fee is rolled into the collections
therefore it cost the cities nothing.
The city clerk was task with doing a resolution to this effect and the
city will broach it at the next meeting.
Council person Skinner stated the Gas Board already employees this
method of collection and it works well for them.
Council person Fountain asked Economic
Director Bobby Skipper what was in the works for new businesses coming to
Evergreen. Mr. Skipper responded that
there are 3 businesses at the Liberty Hill development in the building
stage. Expected income from these
businesses $80-100,000.00 per year. This
money will go back into the cooperative district.
The question arose as to when the city
could expect to get some of the $400,000.00 back from loans to the cooperative
district. Mayor Wolff asked Mr. Skipper
about money available to the cooperative district. Mr. Skipper advised that after making their
$300,000.00 bond payment roughly $50,000.00 would be available. Mr. Skipper invited any concerned about
business and Evergreen, please come by his office and he’ll gladly show them
what’s on schedule.
Mr. Skipper did note that Wal Mart has
signed a least on the old Gerber Building to utilized it for storage while a
local Wal Mart store undergoes renovation.
Also another unidentified company is negotiating a least on the Gerber
Building. At this time no other information
It was announced Tenax is closing down one
of its major facilities and relocating it to Evergreen. This should bring in about 80 additional
Council person Caylor noted that an
executive session was needed to discuss the applications for the city clerk
Motion for executive session made and
passed. Session started at 6:23 PM.
Return to regular session 6:59.
Three names announced for interviews to
the clerk position are: Kenya Davis;
Greg Griffin and Mike Hitson,current Interim City Clerk.
Council person Fountain directed the
Interim City Clerk to notify al interviewees by certified letter.
to Adjourn: 7:02