7/9/2012 - Regular Meeting
Minutes – Regular Meeting
July 9, 2012
The Tallapoosa County Commission held its regularly scheduled meeting July 9, 2012 at the courthouse in Dadeville, Alabama at 9:00 a.m.
Chairman Tapley called the meeting to order.
David Moore gave the invocation.
Chairman Tapley led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Chairman Tapley called roll. All Commissioners were present.
Public Comments from Citizens
Members of the Stillwaters Residential Association submitted a written request to address the Commission. When advised that the matter they were going to address would be tabled, they declined to address the Commission at this time.
Bill Oswalt and Parke Hinman with the Montgomery Area Food Bank addressed the Commission concerning funding for their operations. The Commission advised that it would be taken under consideration for the FY2013 budget.
Public Comments from Officials
Mike Ingram, Mayor of Dadeville, addressed the Commission concerning funding for a Hazardous Materials Unit for the Dadeville Fire Department. Specifically he requested funding for hazmat suits. Commissioners Shaw, Tapley, and Thweatt agreed to provide $3,000 each from their discretionary funds. Commissioner Coley indicated that he would check and get back to them on the matter.
Commissioner Thweatt made a motion to approve the minutes of the June 11, 2012 meeting. Commissioner Holt seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. See attachment.
Commissioner Holt made a motion to approve the warrants and purchase orders. Commissioner Shaw seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. See attachment.
Commissioner Thweatt made a motion to approve the bid for communications equipment and narrow banding compliance. Commissioner Shaw seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. See attachment.
Commissioner Shaw made a motion to approve for the Highway Department to seek annual bids for materials. Commissioner Holt seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Holt made a motion to approve an ALDOT agreement to resurface Old Providence Road. Commissioner Coley seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. See attachment.
Commissioner Holt made a motion to approve a resolution authorizing financing of a Cat D5 with BancorpSouth. Commissioner Thweatt seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. See attachment
This item was removed from the agenda prior to the meeting at the request of Kendall Zettler.
Commissioner Shaw made a motion to set hearings for the redistricting plan on July 23, 2012 at the Dadeville Courthouse and at the Alexander City Annex on July 24, 2012, both at 9:oo a.m. Commissioner Tapley seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. See attachment.
County engineer, David Moore, advised the Commission of property owned by the Commission that Mike Mitchell wanted to purchase. The Commission directed Mr. Moore to check with the tax office to determine the appraised value and discuss with Mr. Mitchell and report back to the Commission.
Lynn Gowan addressed the Commission concerning the need to renew the host agreement with the landfill. County administrator Blake Beck advised the Commission that he had not reviewed the proposed agreement but would be ready to comment on it at the next meeting. The Commission concurred.
County administrator, Blake Beck, addressed the Commission concerning a request by the Alexander City Chamber of Commerce to put a kiosk in front of the courthouse promoting the Piedmont Plateau Birding Trail. He advised that perhaps a link on the County’s web page would be a better idea. The Commission requested that Mr. Beck discuss with Mrs. Ninesling other viable options.
County administrator, Blake Beck, advised the Commission that preliminary work has begun on the FY2013 budget. He advised that the Commission was on track to meet projections for the FY2012. He also advised that he expected benefits to continue to increase and that revenues would most likely remain relatively flat. He expected the Highway department budget to be particularly challenging given that gas prices remain high. Commissioner Coley asked Mr. Beck to review options regarding employees who have topped out on the County pay scale.
County Engineer, David Moore, advised the Commission of the retirement of George Carleton and that he would be seeking to replace his position with an assistant county engineer of which ALDOT would reimburse a portion of the salary. The net cost to the County would either be the same or less.
Commissioner Shaw made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Coley seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Thomas L. Coley, Jr. Emma Jean Thweatt
Commissioner, District 1 Commissioner, District 4
Charles Shaw Dwaine Holt
Commissioner, District 2 Commissioner, District 5
Commissioner, District 3