10/12/1999 - MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
The Tallapoosa County Commission held its regularly scheduled meeting at the Courthouse in Dadeville, on October 12, 1999 at 2:30 P.M. Members present were T. C. Coley, Jr., Gerald McGill, Frank Tapley, and Johnny Allen. Commissioner Bill Thweatt was absent. Commission Chairman Johnny Allen called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance followed the invocation given by Commissioner Tapley.
Commissioner McGill made a motion to approve the minutes of the September 28, 1999 meeting. Following a second by Commissioner Tapley, the minutes were approved unanimously.
Bid #605 to patch, level, and resurface Knight's Road was opened. Upon motion by Commissioner Tapley and a second by Commissioner McGill the Commission unanimously referred the bid to the County Engineer for his review and recommendation.
Revenue Commissioner Linda Harris requested approval to fill a budgeted vacancy. Following a motion by Commissioner McGill and a second by Commissioner Coley, Ms. Harris' request was approved unanimous.
Kathy Nunnally appeared before the Commission and requested that Plum Road located in District 3 be closed. County Attorney E. Paul Jones interjected that this particular road had been abandoned for over twenty years. Following discussion, Commissioner Tapley made a motion to close Plum Road. Commissioner McGill seconded the motion and approval was unanimous.
Representatives of the Ashurst Bar/Smith Community Steering Committee voiced their concerns regarding the reopening of the Tallassee Landfill. Addressing the Commission were Felix Cleghorn, Dora Guantt, and Thomas C. Smith. Commissioner McGill stated that the decision to reopen the landfill would be made by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management. Commissioner Coley explained the County had granted host community approval in 1991, and approval could not be withdrawn. County Attorney E.Paul Jones stated that the higher courts had ruled that host community approval once given could not be withdrawn. (Discussion)
County Engineer Dan Cook informed the Commission that Jimmy Fuller's and another property owner's (Mr.Ash) dispute over a road in District 5 had been settled between the parties. No action was necessary.(Discussion)
County Administrator Jeanette Medders requested Commission authorization to execute contracts at the request of Sheriff Jimmy Abbett with various municipalities within the county for communication fees, booking fees, and daily fees for feeding prisoners. Commissioner McGill made the motion to approve the request. Following a second by Commissioner Coley, the request was approved unanimously.
Ms. Medders requested authorization to remove a chain saw (serial Number 7501732, model 36) from the fixed assets of Tallapoosa County. An incident of theft report has been filed with the Sheriff's office. Following a motion by Commissioner McGill and a second by Commissioner Tapley, authorization was granted unanimously.
County Engineer Dan Cook requested approval of a materials option with Timberland Properties through September 30,2000. Chairman Allen made the motion to approve the material option. Following a second by Commissioner McGill, approval was unanimous.
Commissioner McGill made a motion to adopt a resolution to initiate a federal aid project to repair Elkahatchee Bridge. Following a second by Commissioner Coley, the Resolution was adopted unanimously. (Discussion)
County Attorney E Paul Jones requested an Executive Session.
Chairman Allen commended election officials and other election personnel for their efforts in preparation and execution of the Constitutional Amendment Election.
Commissioner Coley urged the County Commissioners to participate in the payroll deduction plan contributing to the United Way.
Commissioner McGill stated the United Way supported many worthy causes and he encouraged all county employees to participate.
County Engineer Dan Cook recommended the Commission award bid # 605 to the lowest bidder meeting specifications which was Dunn Construction. Commissioner Tapley made a motion to approve the recommendation. Commissioner McGill seconded the motion and approval was unanimous.
Commissioner Tapley reported an overweight violation at Town Creek Bridge. The vehicle weighed 6 tons over the recommended weight limit of 14 tons for the bridge. The driver of the truck was given an overweight citation and the owner was contacted. No action necessary.
Upon motion by Commissioner McGill, a second by Commissioner Coley, and unanimous approval, the Commission entered into an Executive Session.
Upon motion by Commissioner McGill, a second by Commissioner Coley, and unanimous approval, the Commission returned to regular session.
Following a motion by Commissioner McGill, a second by Commissioner Tapley and by a unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned. ______________________