Calera Council minutes for the week of Oct. 17

Published 1:58pm Monday, October 22, 2012


September 17, 2012

The Mayor and Council of the City of Calera met on Sept. 17, 2012 at 7 p.m. at Calera City Hall with the following present:

Mayor: Jon G. Graham

Council Members: Ernest Montgomery, Mike Roberson, David Bradshaw, Chris Bunn, Ed Gentry, Bobby Joe Phillips



Roy Hadaway, finance director, presented the proposed 2013 budget for approval.

Janet Greathouse, librarian, reported the stats for the 2012 Roy Downs Calera Summer


David Jones, public works director, reported the limb truck was back in service.



Bobby Joe Phillips requested Sean Lemley report to CSX the condition of the railroad crossing for Highway 25 and Highway 22.


Mayor Jon Graham proclaimed October 2012 as Calera Goes Pink 2 month in the city of Calera.

Council Member Bunn made a motion to authorize the proposed budget. Motion passed unanimously.

Mayor Graham introduced a resolution accepting a bid for a P.A. sound system for the Ricky M. Cairns Memorial Football Stadium.

The City of Calera has solicited sealed bids as required under the Alabama bid law; and bids were opened at Calera City Hall on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 at 10 a.m.

Bids were as follows:

Xerox Audio Visual Solutions $20,850

Technical Innovation $25,600

Electronic Service, Inc. $25,925

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of the City of Calera, at the Regular Meeting on

September 17, 2012 considers the recommendation of the City Engineer, Mr. Chris Pappas. The Mayor and Council will award the bid for the P.A. Sound System for Ricky M. Cairns Memorial Football Stadium in the amount of $20,850 to Xerox Audio Visual Solutions.

Council Member Gentry moved that Resolution No. R-2012-22 be adopted. The resolution was adopted.


Mayor Graham introduced the following Ordinance:




(1)WHEREAS, the Code of Ordinances of the City of Calera, Alabama is hereby

amending Table 5.2 Permitted Uses for Non-Residential Districts of the current Zoning

Ordinance by inserting the following:


Wrecker Service – SE – Special Exception Use, requires approval by the ZBA in M-1 and M-2

The Code of Ordinances of Calera is hereby amending Article 3 Definitions – Section 3.5.5 Industrial Uses by inserting the following definition:


15. Wrecker Service – A business establishment involved in the recovery of wrecked, junked, abandoned or repossessed vehicles including the repair of vehicles including as an incidental use the storage of such vehicles for no longer than allowed by Section 4.11. This shall not include the repair of vehicles nor the salvage, dismantling or sales of used auto parts on the premises, which shall constitute a Vehicle Repair Service of a Salvage Yard, respectively. Storage of vehicles other than within a structure is subject to the requirements of Section 9.4 Screening. Council Member Bradshaw moved that unanimous consent of the Council be given for the immediate action upon said Ordinance. Council Member Montgomery seconded said motion and upon vote, the results were as follows:

The Council voted unanimously, and Mayor Graham declared Ordinance No. 2012-15 adopted.

Council Member Phillips made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:15 p.m.

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