Council Meeting 9 January 2018
offered by Mr. Mike Lanier followed by Mayor Wolff calling the meeting to order
at 6 PM.
Call showed all members present.
The previous minutes were approved by
Report and Comments:
Mayor Wolff had no comments or reports.
A discussion dealing with the “agreement”
between the Conecuh County Commission and the City dealing with appointment of
a 7 member to the Cooperative District Board was the only topic of
under the heading of old business.
The city had nominated and elected Mr. Tim
Dantz to be the 7 member of the Board of Directors however; when
this nomination/election was sent to the county for approval no action had been
Various speculations were discussed as to
why the county had not approved this nomination with nothing firm being
determined. Attorney Hartley stated that
everything had been done in accordance with the current member’s desires.
Council person Fountain suggested the
council and commission meet together and see if any differences can be worked
out. Mayor Wolff stated he would see the
commission and determine what route should be taken.
Evidently there were some raw feelings at
the meeting as this statement seemed to gear things up. Statements were made that Mayor Wolff’s
suggestion was not palatable to others.
It was indicated that some were in belief that the “true” story may not
come back to the council.
At this time Council person Davis
announced she would like to call for an executive session to discuss good name
and character of a member of the council.
After a short discussion Mayor Wolff asked for a motion to go into
executive session. Motion made and
seconded with a unanimous vote by all to go into executive session.
Session start: 6:20 PM
Session reconvene 6:30 PM
Tensions remained high in the council
chambers with announcements of undue agenda manipulations being forwarded and
accusation of unfair treatment being made that the citizens of District 5 did
not receive ample services as compared to the other districts.
It was noted that accounting updates for
FY 2016/2017 were still in progress.
City Clerk Ms. Smith noted that the current auditing firm, Meadows and
Company C. P. A. of Greenville, had informed her they were still 45+ days from
Attorney Hartley noted that the 45+ days
was unsatisfactory, everyday there was a delay in completion the city
suffered. He noted that due to the lack
of record keeping the city’s bonding ability rating was reduced. He stated he would contact the auditing
company himself and attempt to expedite.
(How do you say thanks Mike Hinson?)
Payable: Payment of bills was authorized
by unanimous vote.
to Adjourn: 6:40 PM