Council 20 June 2017
offered by Mr. Mike Lanier.
to order at 6 PM by Mayor Wolff.
call showed all members present.
Approved by unanimous vote.
Report and Comments:
July 3 the Red Cross Blood Mobile will be at city hall. Encourage all to donate.
income is still down creating a monetary hardship.
is a freeze on hiring and no overtime is authorized.
Entertainment has been hired to provide music for the July 4
fireworks blockbuster. Cost to city is
motion was made to donate $1,000.00 to the Evergreen Jaguar Youth Football
League to help the league cover cost of liability insurance. Council person Davis asked if the city had
the money to donate considering she had no budget to work from. Mayor Wolff assured Ms. Davis $1,000.00 was
available. Motion passed unanimously.
2017-0606-03 to appoint City Clerk.
ensued with Council person Davis stating the resolution did not meet the criteria
as established and agreed on at a previous meeting.
person Caylor noted the resolution did not truthfully state the absolute two
(2) requirements he included in his recommendation.
Council person Fountain asked if he (Mr. Hinson) was still employed at
Pike Road, a municipally in Montgomery County.
His giving up this position had been one of the stipulations for the
Evergreen’s clerk job. Mr. Hinson
advised he had not given up his Pike Road job and had no intentions to do so. He did note that he had registered to vote in
Conecuh County and had a rental unit in Evergreen, another stipulation of his
being accepted for the job.
Council person Fountain noted that Mr.
Hinson, the current INTERIM City
Clerk was being paid $68,000.00 per
year. When advertised, the clerk’s job
listed as paying a low of $40,000.00
and a high of $60,000.00. Another
requirement noted in the job
description was the clerk must keep minutes of the
meetings, a job Mr. Hinson said he
did not want to do. She noted that Mr.
was already being paid $8,000.00
above the maximum and it is an absolute slap
in the face of the city and city
management that an outside person must be hired
to keep the minutes the clerk should
be keeping. She also noted that, in her
opinion, Mr. Hinson displayed a
negative attitude toward any elected city officials.
Ms. Fountain noted that anyone
hired into the position should show
Unswerving loyalty to the City of
Evergreen and be available to perform the job
during the cities normal working
hours. Ms. Fountain noted that for 3
there has been no budget or
financial report available for the City of Evergreen,
the job Mr. Hinson was hired to do, but
she notes that Pike Road gets a weekly
financial report prepared by Mr.
Council person Davis addressed
Council person Upton stating that at the
previous meeting she was under the
opinion the job was to be re-advertised.
Council person Upton responded that
he felt the job should be advertised in both
the league magazine, AUM newspapers
and other campus area newsletters.
Mayor Wolff called for a
tabling of this resolution.
2017-0706-01, Mayor’s budget for FYE 9-30-2017 (First Reading) as submitted by
Interim Clerk Hinson.
Council person Caylor stated that the council should have a meeting with
the Mayor prior to any budget proposals being introduced.
Council person Davis noted that, in her opinion, the figures did not
look right. She noted that at several
meetings as of late it has been noted that electric revenues are down and the
city is looking for a new supplier. It
was noted that with electric revenues down it is impossible to have a surplus
Council person Fountain there has been no budget since 2014, the year
Mr. Hinson was hired to formulate a budget for the city, and the current
figures are not right.
Mayor Wolff tabled further discussion on this issue until a workshop can
be established and figures discussed.
Department Safety Seminar Invitation:
Electrical Superintendent Adams asks all council members to attend this
two (2) hour seminar. ALTEC is footing
the bill for this. Will be held at the Depot
from 10 AM-12 PM on Tuesday 27 June.
Mr. Adams issued a personal thank you to ALTEC for the use of their
bucket truck which will be on loan to Evergreen for another three (3) weeks.
2017-0620-01 Surplus property sale.
Superintendent Sullivan advised there are numerous items including some
police vehicles, a truck and a camper shell that need to leave. Motion to approve met with unanimous
Motion to pay the bills passed
next City Council meeting has been moved from 4 July to Thursday, 6 July.
meeting scheduled for 18 July has been moved to Tuesday, 25 July.
Grant Writer Cara Stallman announced
changes to the grant writing procedures.
It is necessary to name the grant writer and architect prior to grant
Ms. Stallman has hopes of getting a grant
for the park. If this develops, it will
be a 10%/90% grant.
Adjourn: 6:33 PM