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.