City Council 5 June 2018
Prayer by Mike Lanier.
Call to order at 6:05 PM by Mayor Wolff.
Roll call showed everyone present except Council person Upton, who arrived late.
Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as read.
The cultural center roof is in bad shape. It is now owned by the city the other group that exercised control over the cultural center has approximately $60-70,000.00. Mr. Ryland is charged with the responsibility to contact that group and get money to repair the roof.
Council person Upton was to contact the B. O. E. to discuss the gym and armory ownership. The B. O. E. currently owns the gym although the city is tasked with all upkeep of the facility, utilities and the salaries of employees there. The city is seeking to have the gym turned over to them. An environmental assessment must be conducted prior to turn over.
As to the armory, Council person Davis wants the city to either assume responsibility for it or have the B. O. E. clean up the eyesore it has become.
Council person Upton has not made contact yet but has his tasking set out.
Compliance Officer Bobby McNeil came before the council about property on Magnolia Avenue that is in dire need of cleaning. Mr. McNeil asked for a resolution from the council allowing the clean-up to proceed. Passed by unanimous vote.
City Clerk’s pay and salary was next for discussion. She was tasked to find the pay of city clerks in the surrounding areas. Results were emailed to the council members however; some of them did not receive the email. She made copies for everyone and passed them out. The pay factor was tabled until the next meeting.
Parks and Recreation position was next on the agenda. Greg Gray was appointed Parks and Recreation superintendent over Bryan Martin. Council person Upton made the motion, seconded by Council person Fountain. Motion carried on a split vote with Council person Skinner abstaining and Council person Caylor voting no.
The reasoning behind not giving Mr. Martin, the person who has been carrying the load for the parks and recreation area position was, they didn’t want to over task him. Mr. Martin departed the area. Shortly after this Council person Upton started looking for Mr. Martin, he wants Mr. Martin to train the new person.
(Personal observance here: If giving Mr. Martin the position would put too much on him how does it make sense to have him train the new person? In other words work hard for the city, do a good job and be crapped on. What a travesty.)
Just to show the amount of thought that went into this entire B. S. showing, the council is going to have to review Mr. Gray’s qualification prior to establishing his salary. Good planning and shows how much thought went into it.