Childersburg City Council meeting report for 1/17/2023

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The Childersburg City Council met on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. with the following agenda items for action:

The Council approved Resolution 2023-03, which awards storm drain repair at the intersection of Fairway and Cambridge Drive at a cost of $2,780, paid from Fund 75 ARP.

Resolution 2023-04, which approves a fire grant application through JMCM consulting to fund the purchase another new ambulance. The grant would cover $377,000 with a City match of $35,049.87.

Two other Resolutions were approved during the meeting. Resolution 2023-05 approves the purchase of additional radio communications equipment for emergency personnel from Motorola in the amount of $29,506.52 from Fund 75 ARP. Resolution 2023-06 gives approval for the City to enter into an agreement with Alabama Construction & Tree Service (ACTS) to provide leaf removal within the City at a rate of $2,800 per week, prorated as necessary. The Mayor was authorized to sign any necessary documents and direct ACTS.

Approval was given to place an advertisement in the Daily Home’s “Government & Industry Update 2023.”

Council approval was given for payment of invoices in the amount of $345,162.78.

The next regular meeting of the Council will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7, 2023.

Childersburg City Council meeting report for 1/3/2023

The Childersburg City Council met on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. with the following agenda items for action:

The Council approved Resolution 2022-64, an item held over from the last meeting that was cancelled for lack of a quorum. This resolution approves the purchase of a 5311 transportation van through the East Alabama Planning & Development Commission. The City’s 20-percent match will be $17,390.

The Council approved another holdover item, Resolution 2022-65, which approves repairs to Caldwell Lane in the amount og $8,710, funded from the Rebuild Alabama Fund #70. Richardson Construction will make the repairs.

Approval was granted to appoint Bry Daves as a substitute judge if and when Municipal Judge Lance Bell is absent.

The council approved Simmons Home Improvement to complete emergency repairs to the B.H. Rainwater House bathroom in the amount of $$2,357.

Approval was given to make five personnel adjustments in the Fire & Rescue Department. They are:
Nic Lormand from Transport Medic to A-Shift Medic;
Chad Wilkerson from part-time temporary to full-time permanent
Transport Medic;
Jody Byrd from part-time temporary to full-time permanent
B-Shift Medic;
Travis Lahr from part-time temporary to full-time permanent
C-Shift Medic;
and Warren Duke III was hired as part-time, temporary on an as- needed basis Paramedic at a rate of $14.30 an hour.

Another personnel matter for the Parks & Recreation Department, hiring Brenda Lylias as a part-time temporary worker.

The Council approved Mayor Ken Wesson to sign and execute a contingent agreement, pending final approval from legal council, giving the Council flexibility to approve or disapprove the final document regarding a solar energy project in the city industrial park..

Council approval was given for payment of invoices in the amount of $414,689.17.

The next regular meeting of the Council will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2023.

Kevin Koss was sworn in as new Police Chief during the Childersburg City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 15, 2022

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The Childersburg City Council met on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. with the following agenda items for action:

The Council approved Kevin Koss as the Permanent Police Chief for the City of Childersburg, with a brief swearing-in ceremony following the vote.

Approval was given to Resolution 2022-59, which approved the establishment of an additional bank account at Renasant Bank for the purpose of certificate deposit investment.

The Council approved Resolution 2022-60, which approved Richardson Construction to perform storm drain repairs to 4th Avenue NE in Bates Addition in the amount of $17,431 from Fund 75 ARP.

Approval was granted to purchase four transportation surplus vehicles from the Morgan County Commission at a cost not to exceed $15,000 total.

The council approved the purchase of lighting for a softball batting cage facility in the amount of $5,290. They also approved Littleton Electric to install that lighting system at a cost of $3,966.

The City’s liability insurance with Legacy Insurance/AMIC for FY 2023 was approved at an annual premium of $226,664.

Also gaining approval was an agreement with Blair Commercial Roofing to perform sealing of the existing roof system at 705 1st Street SW, not to exceed a cost of $7,000.

The Council approved an emergency bathroom repair at the Butler-Harris-Rainwater House by Simmons Home Improvement at a cost not to exceed $6,500.

Council approval was given for payment of invoices in the amount of $216,717.73.

The next regular meeting of the Council will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.

Childersburg City Council meeting for November 1, 2022

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The Childersburg City Council met on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. with a full agenda of items for action. Prior to the meeting, a public hearing was held concerning a pair of items from the Planning Commission that were subsequently handled as part of the amended agenda.

The Council approved a pair of Ordinances, relating to that public hearing. In passing Ordinance 1125, a 31.48 acre tract on highway 280 near CACC was annexed into the City and zoned Residential High Density (R-5). Ordinance 1126 amends Ordinance 1022, rezoning a pair of properties on 9th Avenue NW from R-3 to B2.

The Council agenda included five resolutions, the first of which, Resolution 2022-54, approved an agreement between the Childersburg Fire Department and Alabama Fire College for the department to be designated as an off-campus training location.

Resolution 2022-55 was approved, authorizing the latest traffic signal agreement between the City of Childersburg & the Alabama Department of Transportation..

The Council approved Resolution 2022-56 to make application for an ADECA grant for the Police Department for equipment with no match required.

Resolution 2022-57 approves construction of an ADA-compliant restroom facility at the Kymulga Grist Mill in the amount of $24,465 by Simmons Home Improvement.

The council approved Resolution 2022-58 to establish a an account with Coosa Pines Federal Credit Union for the purpose of certificate of deposit investment.

A pair of items were approved for the Police Department to purchase four computer cradles for police units at a cost of $1,380. They also approved the annual LESO membership fee of $500 for equipment acquisition.

Also gaining approval was an advertisement with the CHS Tip-Off Club in the amount of $300.

Council approval was given for payment of invoices in the amount of $73,567.05.

Of special not during the meeting was an announcement that a world-renowned intubation expert has reached out to the Childersburg Fire Department. Dr. James Decanto wants to use media from the department’s video laryngoscopes to show advanced techniques on an adult female who had suffered a heart attack, as well as media from clearing an airway on a choking infant and inserting a breathing tube.

Dr. Decanto also wants to use the adult video in a presentation to the FDA for approval of one of the techniques used in resuscitation, along with other teaching moments nationwide.

The next regular meeting of the Council will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15, 2022.

October 18, 2022 Childersburg City Council meeting

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The Childersburg City Council met on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. with the following agenda of items for action:

The Council agenda included five resolutions, the first of which, Resolution 2022-19, approved the FY 2023 City Operating Budget. The $5.281-million spending leaves a surplus of $17,173 from the projected revenues. It includes a wage increase package, totalling $147,823. The City will also pick up an additional 5-percent of employee medical insurance premiums. There will also be a one-time longevity bonus for every City employee, based on the number of years worked.

The Mayor also made an official announcement that Tractor Supply is renovating the former Winn Dixie building for one of the largest locations for the retail chain. He added that several other projects relating to the same shopping center are in the works, along with a major housing development, “The future looks bright for Childersburg.”

Approval was also given to Resolution 2022-50, which approves the purchase of eleven (11) ballistic police vests from Safe Line Defense, not to exceed $8,000, paid from the ARP Fund #75.

The Council approved Resolutions 2022-51 through 2022-53 which all approve Richardson Construction to make Storm Water system repairs on 16th Avenue NW ($27,075), and a pair on Rocky Ridge Road ($17,087 & $24,535), all paid from ARP Fund #75.

The Mayor noted the congestion of traffic along Highway 280 through the City, due to ongoing construction from the state highway department, “Please, remain patient and cautious. It will so much safer with better traffic flow in the end. Just be patient a little longer, please.

Council approval was given for payment of invoices in the amount of $160,314.76.

The next regular meeting of the Council will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.

Childersburg City Council meeting for Tuesday, October 4, 2022

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The Childersburg City Council met on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. with the following agenda of items for action:

The Council agenda included four resolutions, three of them concerning work by Richardson Construction at the new Mountain Bike Trail. Resolution 2022-45 approves completion of road access to the trail at a cost of $49,900 (paid through Grant RT-54-03. Resolution 2022-46 approves installation of a pavilion at the trail at a cost of $14,229.64, also paid through the same grant. Resolution 2022-48 approves Richardson to clear from the bike trail parking area to the roadway access in the amount of $7,170.

Approval was also given to Resolution 2022-47, which approves the purchase of medical emergency supplies from Bound Tree in the amount of $746.42, paid from the ARP fund.

The Council approved repair to a pair of Police Department vehicles. The cost to repair a Dodge Charger will be $1,755. The cost to repair a 2007 Chevy Tahoe assigned to Investigations by Tim’s Automotive costs $1,8 10.55.

Council approval was given for payment of invoices in the amount of $247,897.69.

The next regular meeting of the Council will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2022.

Childersburg City Council meeting for Tuesday, September 20, 2022

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The Childersburg City Council met on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. with the following agenda of items for action:

The Council voted to approve Resolution 2022-44 that Authorizes Richardson Construction to complete a roadway leading to the Childersburg Bike Trails in the amount of $44,000 from Grant #17-RT-54-03.

In other New Business, the Council approved the purchase of three printers for police patrol units in the amount of $3,492. Also approved for the Police Department was enrollment in the 911 Active app for officer cell phones at a cost of $15 each for 14 subscriptions.

Sleeping Giant was approved to install a 5-ton American Standard unit at the Community Center Gym Annex at a cost of $8,153 from the Alabama Trust Fund.

The Council approved the purchase of a batting cage system for the girls softball field from Sports Edge at a cost of $12,462, plus shipping & handling.

Approval was given to advertise with Childersburg Bases Loaded and Softball Boosters in the amounts of $300 per program..

The Council approved contracting with artist Jan Schablow Roberts Baker to repaint the 1st Street mural downtown, at a cost not to exceed $20,000..

Approval was given for payment of invoices in the amount of $320,403.49.

The next regular meeting of the Council will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4th, 2022.

Childersburg Council meeting report for Tuesday, August 16th meeting

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The Childersburg City Council met on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. with the following agenda of items for action:

The Council voted to approve Ordinance 1124, which gave approval to surplus 12.16-acres of City property located on Highway 76 to Alabama Childhood Food Solutions and authorizes Mayor Ken Wesson to execute necessary Documents.

Approval was also given for Ordinance 1125, which gave approval to surplus property located at 705 1st Street SW (formerly known as the Black-Eyed Susan) to Randy and Padgette McGrady in the amount of $28,900 with the buyer responsible for closing costs, and authorizing Mayor Ken Wesson to execute all necessary documents.

The Council also approved a pair of Resolutions during the meeting.

Resolution 2022-37 gave approval for the City to participate in current and future opioid settles and authorizes the Mayor and City Clerk. to execute necessary documents.

Resolution 2022-38 awarded a contract for road repair and patching of City streets and sidewalks to Chilton Contractors Inc. for a two-year period.

In other New Business, the Council gave approval to pay F.O.P. membership dues for 18 Police Officers at a cost of $540 from Fund 13.

The department was also approved to hire Aaron Gaffney, James Tucker, and Dylan Jenkins as police cadets, full-time at a rate of $15.50 per hour effective August 29th. They will attend the Police Academy starting on October 31, 2022. The pay rate will increase to $17 per hour upon successful completion of the Academy.

The Council gave approval to accept the resignation of Rick McClelland as Police Chief, effective 08/11/2022. Captain Kevin Koss was appointed as Interim Police Chief with a salary adjustment of $600 biweekly.

The Council gave approval for the Street Department to promote James Woods to Crew Leader with a boost in his hourly rate of pay.

Also gaining approval was MM Integrity to perform repairs to the Mural Wall location on 1st Street downtown prior to repainting of the mural. The cost is $1,340.

Approval was given for payment of invoices in the amount of $167,181.41.

The next regular meeting of the Council will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

Childersburg City Council meeting for Tuesday, August 2nd

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The Childersburg City Council met on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. with the following agenda of items for action:

The Council voted to approve a total of four resolutions on a variety of subjects. They were:

Resolution 2022-33 gave approval to provide necessary funds the ERS for the cost of one-time lump sum payment for eligible city retirees. That total amount is $16,142.

Resolution 2022-34 gave approval for a Fire Department Special Event Fee Schedule.

Resolution 2022-35 approved the Rebuild Alabama Transportation Plan.

Resolution 2022-36 approved an updated Title VI Policy in compliance with federal requirements for transportation services.

In other New Business, the Council appointed Tara Reynolds to the Housing Authority Board with a term expiring 02/03/2023.

A trio of items were approved for the Police Department. Captain Kevin Koss was approved to attend a Loss Control seminar on August 16th in Foley. The registration fee is $30, and he will be allowed to use a City vehicle. The program is administered by AMIC Insurance, which covers Municipal governments.

The department was also approved for the purchase of six Dell laptop computers for police units at a total cost of $11,250. The Council also approved the department purchase of two Stalker radar units for two newly-purchased Ford Explorers at a cost of $3,835, paid from Fund 10.

The Council gave approval for Wesson Companies to install a Yealink telecommunications system at City Hall in the amount of $3,125.97, along with a monthly service fee of $24.95 per telephone station. It was noted that the current City Hall phone system had recently been down for a total of ten days.

Approval was given for Ray & Gilliland to perform a lot survey for the proposed parking lot for a new Police/Judicial Building.

The Council approved a $295 expenditure to advertise in The Daily Home Prep Football Edition 2022, paid from Fund 23.

Approval was given for payment of invoices in the amount of $79,223.19.

The next regular meeting of the Council will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2022.