CITY COUNCIL 7 MAY
offered by Council person Caylor.
to order at 6 PM by Mayor Wolff with all council members present.
minutes were approved as read.
Report and Comments:
Mayor Wolff recognized Council person
Davis for the good work she has done in her district.
The Mayor noted that Guyoung Tech is
getting robots in to do a portion of the production they handle. Still on schedule to move into the Gerber
Building. Currently putting equipment in
the building now.
Agreement with Mediacom-Council person Caylor reports;
The agreement is in a rough draft form still
being worked on. Council person Davis
and Larry Ryland are committee members.
The city has been in contact with Christopher
Lloyd of Mediacom. He stated that with
only 350 customers a local office for Evergreen is not feasible. It was also noted that anytime the City
wanted Mediacom at a meeting it would require 30 days advance notification.
They are currently in a 10 year agreement
Mediacom has agreed to pay the city for any
poles that need to be anchored.
Mediacom is willing to set up another local
pay office for cable bills. Location not
yet established but perhaps the Pic and Save.
Currently bill can be paid at the Piggly Wiggly.
Mediacom is willing supply a camera, at no
cost, to record council meetings thereby making them available for broadcast on
Evergreen’s community channel TV.
Attorney Hartley has this for action and will
have paperwork finalized for a vote at the next meeting.
Channel 12 is cost prohibitive to get on
Pole Attachment Agreement: Larry Ryland
A new agreement with Medicom has led to an
increase in payments to the city. A
monetary amount of $79,488.72 was negotiated for a 2 year period.
An agreement with Southeast Power was
discussed. The city is attempting to dissolve
an agreement releasing them from having to purchase power from them. Currently the city gets 25% of their power
from them and it comes at a very high cost.
This agreement has a clause contained therein states the city must give
25 month notice before any changes can happen.
Attorney Hartley has redrawn an agreement whereby on a 30 day
notification is necessary. Motion to
approve the agreement made by Council persons Upton and Caylor passed by
It was announced Shoney’s needs an extension
with the bank and, considering the current agreement, it requires both the city
and Cooperative Districts approval.
Motion made and passed by unanimous vote for the city.
Liquor License Shrimp Basket- Attorney Hartley
Attorney Hartley reported that, under the
law, Cooperative Districts are under a different set of rules dealing with alcohol
sales on Sunday. They are allowed to do
so provided the City has passed an ordinance allowing them to do so. This covers Shoney’s, The Shrimp Basket and
the Piggly Wiggly.
Considering this is the first time Sunday
liquor sales has come before the council a motion to suspend the rules to allow
it to be voted on was necessary. The
suspension of the rules requires a 100% yes voice vote. When the voice vote was called for, Council
person Davis voted nay killing the movement. It was then tabled until the next meeting.
of Accounts Payable:
Motion to approve followed by unanimous
Council person Caylor gave a short report
on the League of Municipalities meeting he attended. He noted there were 923 delegates in
attendance, 100 more than last year. It
was a well-attended and well managed agenda.
Mr. Ronnie Marks, the Mayor of Athens, was
elected as the new League President.
Next meeting will take place in Tuscaloosa
Mr. Daryl Davis, Water Department
Superintendent, reported that he has responded to ADEM about violations. A $5,300.00 fine has been levied against the
city but hopes are that will be dismissed after the submission of this
There is a letter Mayor Wolff must sign
and a consent order has been issued stating they must get in compliance within 2
years. Letter must be received in
Montgomery today, 8 May 2019.
City Clerk Carrie Salter announced that
all city council members now has an email address for city business only. Also, mailboxes for council members are to be
put in the hallway under surveillance of the EPD dispatcher for
correspondence. It came to light that
using officers of the EPD to deliver agenda packets to council members is a
misuse of city employees.