City Council Meeting 7 Nov. 2017.
given by Mr. Mike Lanier.
to order by Mayor Wolff at 6 PM.
call showed all members present.
Minutes of previous meeting was approved
Report and Comments:
Retired Teachers day is Tuesday, November
14, 2017. The City of Evergreen proudly
plans to sign a proclamation designating it as such.
Currently scheduled at Hillcrest High
School on 9 November 2017 at 9 AM.
Council person Upton is the programmed guest speaker
There will be a ceremony at the
Evergreen-Conecuh Veterans Monument presented by Southside Magnet School. Scheduled for Wednesday, 8 November at 12 PM.
Fuel testing scheduled at local gasoline
The weight and measures division of Alabama
Agriculture and Industries was called in to check a gas station that appeared
to have some problems with proper gas/diesel delivery.
The weight and measures check revealed
that water was present in the diesel fuel and the pumps were out of calibration
on gasoline purchases.
Anyone believing they may have a station
with problems please contact Mr. Bobby McNeil with the City of Evergreen.
The law firm of Beasley Allen has a class
action suit for opioid drug problems and has asked the city to join them in the
action. After discussion and being
informed there was no cost to the city, a motion to join Beasley Allen passed
by unanimous vote.
The city agreed by unanimous vote to join the
county in a cost shared effort to bring about an Economic Development program.
Commissioner Michael Riley of District 2 presented a plan whereby the city and
county would contribute equal amounts of money working to bring industry and
business to the area. Together they have
hired an economic director who has will be under contract to produce. If, after a reasonable period of time nothing
is forthcoming his contract can be invalidated.
proposal will include an advisory board to consist of 11 members with each
commissioner and each council member appointing a delegate. Meetings will be held at the depot on a
scheduled basis and the advisory board is expected to report back to both the
commission and council afterwards.
City of Evergreen Holiday Schedule was approved as printed.
resolution for a one-time salary supplement was passed by unanimous vote.
Fire Association contract change:
This is merely an extension of an existing
grant contract. Will cost the city
nothing. Passed by unanimous vote.
City Clerk Appointment:
Council person Jerry Caylor made a motion to
keep Carrie as the city clerk with no pay increase seconded by Council person
A quick vote was called for and resulted in a
4-1 affirmative vote. Council person
Fountain attempted to bring discussion on the appointment but was not
recognized until after the vote was taken.
When asked she stated she abstained from the vote because she was under
the impression that the city was to re-advertise for the position and move on
Discussion 703 N. Main Street House:
Compliance Officer Bobby McNeil is to send
the owner, Terry Matthews notice that, upon receipt of the letter, he will have
90 days to complete the repairs that have been going on for many years. If the project is not acceptable after that
time frame the issue of what to do about the property will be revisited.
Resolution on Rural St. house:
Mr. McNeil advised the council that the Ann
Scott residence is in a horrid state of disrepair with weeds, debris and litter
all around. Mr. McNeil was directed to
contact Ms. Scott and inform her the city would be taking action toward
demolishing the house if actions were not taken to correct the situation.
Attorney Richard Hartley provided the council
with a loan modification for EE&A (Shoney’s). A motion was made and passed by unanimous
vote to accept the attorney’s recommendation.
Attorney Hartley also recommended approval of
a lease assignment for the Shrimp Basket.
The council accepted the attorney’s recommendation by unanimous vote.
Approved by unanimous vote.
Adjourn: Motion to adjourn 6:25 PM approved by