Harpersville November 14, 2007 5:30 p.m. Present:
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 25, 2007
November 14, 2007
5:30 p.m. Present: William Rayfield, mayor pro-tem, Joyce Robertson, clerk, Deborah Logan, Beverly Johnson. Absent: Mayor Perkins, Janet Gill, Shirley Middleton.
Meeting cancelled due to lack of quorum.
November 15, 2007
12:00 Noon. Present: William Rayfield, mayor pro-tem, Joyce Robertson, clerk, Janet Gill, Deborah Logan, Shirley Middleton. Absent: Mayor Perkins, Beverly Johnson. Realty 2000, Judy Naugle and Joyce Thornburg.
Meeting called to order by William Rayfield, mayor pro-tem and opened in prayer by Mr. Rayfield. Roll Call: Present: William Rayfield, mayor pro-tem, Council Members, Janet Gill, Deborah Logan, Shirley Middleton and Clerk Joyce Robertson. Absent: Mayor Perkins, Beverly Johnson. Mr. Rayfield declared a quorum present.
Meeting called for the purpose of adopting ordinance and signing documents for the tax purposes concerning Russell Building Supply and Marine.
Deborah Logan moved to adopt ordinance and sign document, seconded by Shirley Middleton. No further business, Janet Gill moved to adjourn and seconded by Shirley Middleton. All approved. Meeting adjourned at 12:10 p.m.
November 19, 2007
Present: Theoangelo Perkins, mayor, Joyce Robertson, clerk, Janet Gill, Beverly Johnson, Deborah Logan, Shirley Middleton, William Rayfield.
The regular meeting of the mayor and council of the town of Harpersville was held at the Harpersville Town Hall on November 19, 2007 @ 6:00 p.m. Meeting called to order by mayor and opened in prayer by Mr. Charles Seifert and mayor led in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call: Present: Mayor Perkins, Council Members: Janet Gill, Beverly Johnson, Deborah Logan, Shirley Middleton, William Rayfield and Town Clerk Joyce Robertson. Mayor declared a quorum present.
Mayor read minutes of regular council meeting, November 5th and called meetings, November 14th & 15th. Janet Gill moved to approve as read and seconded by William Rayfield. Vote taken and was a unanimous yes. Motion carried.
Chief Latimer presented to Mike Waldrop the badge ore while serving as interim police chief and thanked him for a job well done.
Town clerk gave council paperwork to review for business license changes to be made for the upcoming year. Council will vote and approve at next meeting.
Mayor and Budget Committee will consider the possibility of raising gas revenue by one cent per gallon.
Vincent Christmas Parade will be held on Monday, December 03rd at 6:00 p.m. Council will meet at 5:00 p.m. prior to the parade.
Mayor ask for unanimous consent to consider property annexation. Roll call taken and was a unanimous yes.
Council Member, Shirley Middleton presented property owned by Glenda Chambliss & Clara McGaughy for consideration of annexation. The property consists of approximately 41 acres and is located on Hwy. 62 East. Motion was seconded by Deborah Logan. Roll call vote and was a unanimous yes. Motion carried.
Mayor read letter from Ms. French Ell Lansford concerning the rules and regulations of the Harpersville Cemetery. Mayor will meet with committee and then come back to council with recommendations.
Mayor read letter from Joseph Walden, attorney for the town of Harpersville resigning his position immediately. William Rayfield moved to accept his resignation as presented and seconded by Beverly Johnson. Roll call vote taken and was a unanimous yes. Motion carried.
March 8 – 12, 2008 will be the dates for the National League of Cities Conference in Washington, D.C.
Russell Building Supply has proposed to by Holcome Home Center and will build a new store at a later date.
Mayor gave overview of his trip to New Orleans and he also received a leadership certificate. Mayor Perkins was 1 of 5 to receive certificates from Alabama.
Discussion of new computer for mayor&8217;s office. Deborah Logan moved to approve the purchase of a new computer with a maximum cost of $2500.00 and seconded by William Rayfield. Vote taken and was a unanimous yes. Motion carried.
No further business, Janet Gill moved to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 6:55 p.m.
November 6, 2007
The Indian Springs Village Town Council met at 7:00P.M.at the Town Hall. The Mayor called the meeting to order. The Town Clerk called the roll and noted the presence of council members Mayor Steve Zerkis, Jack Mendel, Brenda Bell-Guercio, Brian Stauss and Stewart Dudley. Herb Robins is recovering from recent surgery and did not attend the meeting.
The council minutes from the October 2 and October 21st meetings were reviewed. The minutes of October 2 were approved on a motion by Stauss, seconded by Bell-Guercio. The minutes of October 21 were approved on a motion by Bell-Guercio, seconded by Stauss. Both motions were approved unanimously.
Mendel presented the September Financial Report encompassing the end of the fiscal year. The report showed annual revenues of $242,438 with a positive variance of $60,000 on the general fund. Expenses were $10,000 under budget.
The town has $1.3 million total assets, un-audited. Mayor Zerkis stated that overall it was a good year. He noted that both the revenue from building permits and utilities were over budget. The Mayor thanked Bart Trammell, Administrative Assistant, for his work on auditing utility customers resulting in the revenue increase. He also noted that Interest Income was over budget. Mendel asked if there were any questions or needed corrections for the year&8217;s financials. There were none. He will submit the report to the bookkeeper as the pre-audit copy.
There was a motion to endorse the September Financial Report by Mendel, seconded by Stauss. The report was endorsed unanimously.
Mendel noted that at the last meeting we had a motion to reinvest the road fund CD at a particular interest rate. The rate was not available since interest rates had dropped. He reported that currently the best short-term rate is 4.75% at the 3 banks we deal with. He spoke with Morgan Keegan/Regions and Compass Brokerage representatives about investments in federal agency obligations. The only securities eligible under current state law are GNMA&8217;s; however, due to certain complexities, these were not recommended by the Morgan Keegan representative. It is Mendel&8217;s opinion that we not pursue federal agency obligations at this time. There is $696,400 in the Compass money market account earning 4.4%. Mendel suggested transfer of excess general funds and 7-cent road funds to Regions 8-month CD&8217;s at 4.75%. Dudley asked about a repo rate. After discussion, he suggested inquiring about a repo rate and minimum balance requirement. Mendel motioned to invest $650,000 of general funds and the excess road funds in CD&8217;s for 8 months at 4.75%,unless a better rate can be obtained via the repo rate. Stauss seconded the motion and it was accepted unanimously.
Mendel has not yet re-drafted the financial procedures. He will complete that and email out the document to the council for review at next meeting. The Mayor thanked Dudley for the antique vehicles he brought for display at the recent Founders&8217; Day Celebration.
Stauss will contact Oak Mountain High School to check on the status of the website project.
The Mayor reported for Herb Robins. Additional street signs have been ordered.
Mayor Zerkis and Robins have discussed new Town entryway signs. The Mayor has approval from Oak Mountain Middle School to move one of the welcome signs onto their property. Robins and Zerkis are designing smaller welcome signs for areas that have small right of ways.
The Mayor noted some upcoming events and meeting. Santa is coming to town hall on December 8. The Christmas party will be December 18. There will be a work session following this meeting on business ordinance draft.
Mayor Zerkis is trying to find out the date for Highway 119 turn lane project bid letting.
The Regional Planning Commission did not have any information. Power poles are being moved further back on the right of way. The Mayor would like for a representative to come talk to the council and the Villagers regarding the project in January or February 2008.
The Mayor met with Deputy White recently. They have been meeting once a month for several months.
Deputy White stated there is very little crime with only a couple of domestic disputes and one large car accident on Indian Crest. He is checking up on residents and neighborhoods as requested
The Mayor gave an update on the walking track survey. He has received responses both in favor of paving the walking track and in opposition due to liability, cost and lack of need. He also received suggestions about how to spend the funds. He spoke with State Representative Mary Sue McClurkin and the town may have a grant for repair of drainage problems. There was further discussion about the pros and cons of having a paved walking track.
The Mayor opened the meeting to the citizens for public comment. There was discussion about the bacteria testing performed over the last several months on the water in Bishops Creek. A couple of residents asked the Mayor to request more tests. The Mayor offered to contact ADEM and the County Health Department and will follow up with concerned residents.
The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 8:23P.M.
November 20, 2007
The Indian Springs Village Town Council met at 7:00P.M.at the Town Hall. The Mayor called the meeting to order. The Town Clerk called the roll and noted the presence of council members Mayor Steve Zerkis and Councilman Jack Mendel.
Administrative Assistant Bart Trammell and Planning and Zoning Chairman Wayne Jones were also in attendance. Herb Robins, Brenda Bell-Guercio, Brian Stauss and Stewart Dudley did not attend the meeting.
Mendel reported that he invested funds into the bank CDs per the Council&8217;s approval at the last meeting.
Mayor Zerkis gave an update on the Bishop Creek water testing. ADEM will test up and down the creek. He has requested that they test on a regular schedule. ADEM will follow up with more details on the testing.
The Mayor introduced the proposed new business license ordinance that the city attorney has already reviewed and approved.
Mayor Zerkis reported for Robins. The Highway 119 turn-lane project letting is scheduled for February, 2008. He discussed having the county and state representatives present an informational meeting for residents. Tentatively, the meeting is scheduled for January or February.
Robins is trying to find a contractor to relocate the town entrance sign from the Carousel Tack Shoppe property to the Oak Mountain Middle school property. Robins and Mayor Zerkis are developing new welcome signs, similar in design to exisiting entrance signs but smaller. These new signs will be located off Valleydale Road near the Homestead entrance and at the Valleydale Road and Caldwell Mill Road intersection.
The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 7:39p.m.