8/29/2000 - MINUTES OF MEETING
The Tallapoosa County Commission held its regularly scheduled meeting on August 29, 2000 in Alexander City, Alabama. Members present were Chairman Bill Thweatt and Commissioners Johnny Allen, Frank Tapley, Gerald McGill and T.C. Coley, Jr. Chairman Bill Thweatt called the meeting to order. Commissioner Frank Tapley gave invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance followed.
Chairman Thweatt recognized the guests from Mr. Gowan's government class at Benjamin Russell High School. The students present were Jennifer Smith; Audra Williams; Misty Worthy; Natonya Withers; Erin Wilder; Share Creer; Ninja Johnson; Curtis Leonard; Chrisoula Moon; Derek Walls; Jeanna Hunter; Courtney Blair; Daniel Brown; Amanda Argo and Quency Hutcherson.
Commissioner McGill made the motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting as presented, motion was seconded by Commissioner Coley and adopted by unanimous vote.
Commissioner McGill made the motion to approve the submission of the Reappraisal budget to the State of Alabama. Following a second by Commissioner Coley the motion was adopted by unanimous vote.
Chairman Thweatt discussed a letter received a letter from County Attorney E. Paul Jones relating to Act 92-234. Commissioner McGill made the motion to rescind the motion to repeal this Act and give the opportunity to discuss various aspects of the bill and address the situation at a later date. Following a second by Commissioner Allen the motion was adopted by unanimous vote.
Chairman Thweatt presented a request from the Revenue Commissioner to refund overage from a tax sale to Dawson C. Holman Sr. and Edith L. Holman for $2861.21. Commissioner McGill made the motion to approve the refund and following a second by Commissioner Tapley the motion was adopted unanimously.
County Engineer requested the Commission to approve a materials option with Mary Shivers for the Moran Dirt Pit through September 30, 2001. Chairman Thweatt made motion to approve the request following a second the motion was adopted by unanimous vote.
County Engineer informed the Commission about the ALDOT "Adopt a Mile" program.
County Engineer Cook requested authorization to send three employees to concrete school in Alexander City for $350 each on Novermber 28, 29 and 30. Chairman Thweatt made the motion to approve and following a second by Commissioner McGill the motion was adopted by unanimous vote.
County Engineer submitted a plat for Blue Creek. Chairman Thweatt made the motion to approve and following a second by Commissioner Allen the motion was adopted by unanimous vote.
Commissioner Coley discussed the problem of Tallapoosa County residents traveling to adjoining counties to purchase automobile tags and the subsequent loss of revenue.
Commissioner McGill recommended the County Attorney to draft a resolution with the possibility of enacting legislation to make the purchase of a tag outside the county of residence a misdemeanor.
Commissioner McGill requested an update on Elkahatchee Bridge. County Engineer Dan Cook indicated the testing crew had hit hard rock.
Commissioner Tapley made motion to transfer $5122.65 from District 3 to District 2 to repay for the bridge materials previously. Following a second by Commissioner McGill the motion was adopted by unanimous vote.
Commissioner Tapley informed the Commission that in the previous administration Sanford Road was approved as a federal aid project. He made motion that since it was ready it be the next project.
Commissioner Allen amended Mr. Tapley's motion to be contingent upon the passage of the bond issue. Chairman Thweatt stated that Commissioner Tapley's motion was that it be with the next federal aid funds, Commissioner Tapley affirmed and Chairman Thweatt stated he seconded the motion and called for discussion. Chairman Thweatt said it would probably be best to be contingent upon the passage of the bond issue. Commission vote: yeas Thweatt, Allen and Tapley; nays McGill and Coley.
Commissioner Allen made motion to begin process of sponsoring a grant off 49 South and Saugahatchee Creek with Walnut Hill Water Authority. Following a second by Commissioner Tapley the motion was adopted by unanimous vote.
Carol Dent of Moss's Flat Road addressed the Commission and requested water for her area.
Chairman Thweatt made motion to approve a pauper funeral for Lula Burnett and pay $75 to Vines funeral home and dig the grave. Commissioner Tapley seconded and the motion was approved unanimously.
Chairman Thweatt made motion to transfer funds from project money to his District budget. Commissioner Tapley seconded and the motion was adopted unanimously.
Commissioner Allen made motion to adjourn and following a second by Commissioner Coley the Commissioner adjourned by unanimous vote.