Council 16 June 2020
offered by Mr. Mike Lanier
to order at 6 PM by Mayor Wolff
call showed all members present.
minutes were ultimately approved after changes:
Council person Caylor noted the minutes reflected a unanimous vote on
pay raises for both the Clerk and Parks Director. He stated he had voted for a raise for the
clerk but voted no for the Parks Director.
to the Mayor Report Council person Davis insisted an approval of the agenda
because she desired to have an NAACP lawsuit placed on the agenda for
discussion. She stated the lawsuit was
served on 2 June 2020 and felt it should be agenda worthy. This lawsuit involved questions on city
management dealing with utility bills asked by the NAACP.
Anderson responded and told the council that not all lawsuits were brought
before the council, typically it is reviewed from a legal status prior to being
made general information plus this lawsuit has been turned over the cities
insurance company for their review.
There is also a 30 day time period in which to respond to a lawsuit and
this lawsuit has yet to reach that time frame.
Any questions or discussion on it would be premature.
City Clerk noted she had received the lawsuit and forwarded it to the legal
representation. She says she can make no
comments about it until an answer has been filed and even then she is not in a
position to discuss it.
understanding is the NAACP is requesting access to public records and the items
in contention are the bills from the above named utilities. Approximately 4 months ago they attempted to
gain access to these records but have yet to get them.)
recommendation for a 5% pay raise for City of Evergreen Personnel was forwarded
in the form of a motion. (This
recommendation excluded Police, who recently received a $2.00 per hour
raise/cost of living adjustment). Motion
carried by unanimous vote.
Council person Upton asked to suspend the
rules to open up an opportunity to discuss a local County resident, Moddie
Taylor, who was born in Nymph in 1912.
Mr. Taylor went to Lincoln University, attaining a B. S. degree in
Chemistry. He received an M. S. and Ph.
D from the University of Chicago. Mr.
Taylor was a key member of the team on the Manhattan Project and Mr. Upton
feels that some effort of recognition be made for him primarily in a plaque
motion that Grant Writer Stallman pursue getting a grant for this recognition
coupling this with Dr. Henry’s recognition discussed at an earlier meeting. Motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Larry Riley discussed the trailer park
he wishes to build on Ted Bates Road.
Mr. Riley said he had made arrangements for Mr. Harold Kyser to run the
sewage and water facility portion. Mr.
Riley has received approval from the Health Department to install 10-12
trailers. He’s discussed the electrical
impact with Southern Pine and was told everything was well there.
A motion to allow Mr. Riley to place a
trailer park at that location was introduced and received a unanimous vote.
It was announced that at 8:30 AM, Friday,
19 June, a march across the overhead bridge would be held to commemorate
Council person Upton noted that, thanks to
donations from individuals and a $2,500.00 donation each from the city and the
county, along with a $3,100.00 donation from the D. A. V., the Conecuh County
Rescue Squad has received the money needed to purchase their rescue boat.
Attorney Anderson said he will make
himself available for one on one conversation with the council dealing with the
legal aspect discussed earlier plus any other legal concerns they may have.
to Adjourn: 6:30 PM