CITY COUNCIL 20
offered by Mr. Mike Lanier.
Call to order by Mayor Wolff at 6 PM. All council members present for roll call. The previous minutes were approved as
Report and Comments:
Ms. Pamela Rogers presented all council
members a booklet about the Boys and Girls Club of America. A study is underway to start a chapter in
Evergreen. This program is aimed at
youth 6-18 years old. It is hoped to get
100 or more members to participate.
There is a membership fee of $30.00 per
year per person. Conecuh currently ranks
as #64 of the 67 counties in Alabama in child well-being. It is hoped by establishing this club, it will
be an avenue of escape for our young people and will give them something to
pursue other than getting into trouble.
They are in need of a place to meet. After discussion it was determined the city
would allow them to use the old National Guard armory building for meetings and
a motion to give them $3000.00 passed by unanimous vote.
Nominations for the equalization board are
needed. Larry Ryland is currently
serving and two more nominees are needed.
It was determined that a special call meeting to handle these
nominations will be held on 27 August at 6 PM.
Compliance Officer Bobby McNeil reported
that people purchasing portable buildings are not acquiring the proper permits
nor are they showing any care in where they place these buildings. There are some rules involved in the
placement of these buildings such as “X” distance from power lines, water lines
and sewer lines are to be observed.
Consumers are ignoring these rules and creating potential problems. Persons making a purchase on a “rent to own”
basis are not being required to get a permit.
It was forwarded that anyone purchasing a portable building will have to
purchase a $25.00 permit. This action
was placed in a hold status until it could be reviewed by the attorney.
Jail fees being paid by the city are a
point of contention. A set amount is
charged to the city for each prisoner housed in the jail by the Evergreen
Police Department. Mayor Wolff wants
these fees to come down some.
Again another set of fees has come out
with different money amounts from what has been discussed at county commission
meetings. I strongly suggest all parties
involved, the city, the county and the sheriff get together and discuss this
issue, establish a fee and get on with business.
The city voted to add an additional $20.00
per day to any inmate fines to help recover some of the money the city is
paying out on their behalf. Based on
input from C. O. P. of Repton, this fee is already being charged to Repton
Electronic Voting Machines:
A resolution to use Electronic voting
machines for elections passed by unanimous vote.
Rebuild Alabama Street:
Discussion of how to spend the impending
gas tax that should soon be coming in noted that Main Street needed paving and
it will be the first street in Evergreen to receive the benefits of this new
Carrie Parker noted the 2017 audit results should be available by the end of
September. The 2018 audit will be ready
prior to the end of the year.
to go Carrie, something the person you replaced could not get done for years
and he was drawing a much higher paycheck.
note. Poor management is no excuse to
allow someone to rake the city over the coals and to ignore those bailing your
tail out of the fire.
Motion to pay the bills passed by
to adjourn: 6:50 PM