Council 5 September 2017
by Mr. Mike Lanier.
to order by Mayor Wolff at 6 PM.
Call showed all members present.
of the previous meeting were approved by unanimous vote.
Report and Comments:
Mayor Wolff announced the passing of the
City Prosecutor Tommy Chapman earlier in the day.
Council person Davis led a prayer for the
family in this sorrowful time.
Council person Fountain asked for
assistance in publicizing the Reid State Community Relief Drive for the citizens
damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Mayor Wolff
assured her he would get it announced over the radio.
“Paws in the Park” program will be held at
Evergreen City Park on 23 September from 9 AM to 3 PM.
City Planning Commission needs new
Council person Caylor noted that he was
aware the terms of the Co-operative District members expired last November and
asked how to go about appointing members.
Mayor Wolff informed Mr. Caylor that the city appointed two members and
the county appointed two members and Mr. Dantz was appointed by the board itself.
1. Bid proposals to install a 5 ton heat pump at
Carver Rec Center have been received.
Two bids were returned, Alabama Refrigeration was declared the low
bidder and was awarded the job.
2. Superintendent Sullivan requested he be
allowed to attend the Urban Forestry Association annual conference to be held
4-6 October. Mr. Sullivan said all he
required from the city was a $115.00 registration fee and reimbursement for 2
evening meals. All other expenses are
already handled. Request approved by
3. Received notice of Veterans Day program at
Hillcrest High School on 9 November 2017.
For more information contact Mr. Obie Norris at the school
4. A request for authorization to file a JAG
Grant Application for police department equipment ($24,000.00 Grant). Request approved unanimously. This is an ADECA grant.
5. Superintendent Sullivan gave a briefing on
city protocols outlining the duties and responsibilities of Department Heads in
preparation for the possibility of weather damage from the approaching storm. Mr. Sullivan gave an inventory of items
already purchased and on hand such as diesel, gas, sand and sand bags. The fuels are in position at the city shop
and the sand is placed under the overhead bridge. Department Heads must be prepared 5-8 days
prior to the storms scheduled hit.
Electrical Department Superintendent Adams has ordered overhead wire in
the event they suffer electrical damage from the storm.
Superintendent Davis reported his department is as prepared as
possible. All pumps are functioning.
Superintendent Sullivan noted that should it seem that the storm is
going to hit us he wants to position crews in strategic areas such as the
hospital, nursing home, North and South Main and Liberty Hill areas whereby, as
soon as it is safe to start, these crews will be able to start pushing debris out
instead of having to push it in and clear.
Should Evergreen be positively identified as being in the cone of
certainty Crowder Gulf will place assets on site.
Crowder Gulf and Evergreen Concrete are the
only companies granted contracts to clear debris.
Volunteers are not encouraged nor wanted to assist in debris
moving. During the last crisis good
intentioned volunteers actually did more damage than good.
6. Council persons Skinner and Caylor requested
speed bumps be placed on Palmore Drive.
This comes as a result of citizens asking for something to help slow
down the reckless drivers in the area.
7. Council person Caylor questioned the status
of the budget for the library that is due by 1 October. This is budget driven as a part of the cities
good faith for the library grant and was discussed at a previous council
Accounts Payable: Approved unanimously
Council person Caylor wanted to address
overtime but, because it was not on the agenda, it could not be brought up.