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City of Atlanta City Council met September 17

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Oct 17, 2019

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City of Atlanta City Council met Sept. 17.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

OPEN: The regular meeting of the Atlanta City Council was held on Tuesday September 17, 2019 at the Atlanta City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor McVey at 7:30pm.

ROLL CALL:  Thomas, Young, Dreyer, Evans and Cheek were present. Colaw was absent.

 

Motion by Evans second by Cheek to approve the minutes as presented. 

ROLL CALL:

                   Colaw-A                                              Dreyer-yes

                  Thomas-yes                                         Cheek-yes

                  Young-yes                                            Evans-yes

                                                                                                         Motion Carries.

                                                                                                   

Motion by Evans second by Cheek to pay all bills as far as money allows. ROLL CALL:

                   Colaw-A                                              Dreyer-yes

                  Thomas-yes                                         Cheek-yes

                  Young-yes                                            Evans-yes

                                                                                                            Motion Carries.

Marilyn Horath asked that the water be checked at her end of the street.

Carl Johnson ask that prayer and the pledge be done before council meetings.

Chief Eimer reported that letters were sent out about cleaning up properties. He also brought up a computer system that could be used by the city.

Randy Brooks reported that new score cards were being reprinted.

Paul Goodwin reported that repairs were nearly complete on the lift stations.

The building at 106 NE Second St. was brought up for discussion. The Attorney went over the procedures involved with action against unsafe buildings. Options open to the City were gone over. The Chief of Police had verbally contacted the owner but no response.

Alderman Young felt that the owner be contacted in writing by the City. The owner will be contacted.

The Mayor brought up a request by John Sherman to close First street temporarily for a public Auction on October 12

Motion by Cheek second by Thomas to allow the street to be closed on October 12. 

ROLL CALL:

                   Colaw-A                                               Dreyer-yes

                  Thomas-yes                                          Cheek-yes

                  Young-yes                                             Evans-yes

                                                                                                            Motion Carries.

The City received a Façade Improvement Grant request from Adam Nagroki. He was present and explained what he was doing with the building.

Motion by Thomas second by Cheek to approve the Grant request from Adam Nagroki.

ROLL CALL:

                   Colaw-A                                               Dreyer-yes

                  Thomas-yes                                          Cheek-yes

                  Young-no                                              Evans-yes

                                                                                                            Motion Carries.

The Library requested a Special Event Liquor permit for September 30, November 1 and 15th.

Motion by Evans second by Cheek to approve the Special Event Permit for the Library.

ROLL CALL:

                   Colaw-A                                               Dreyer-abstain

                   Thomas-abstain                                   Cheek-yes

                   Young-no                                             Evans-yes

                                                                                                            Motion Failed.

The council took up participation in an ad in the magazine “Route”. An ad was given to the council for review. Information was given by Chris Thomas.

Alderman Young felt that all contributions should be equal.

Motion by Young to pay $500 for the ad.

Alderwoman Thomas felt that the $600 was ok. No second.

The council discussed this at length.

 

Motion by Thomas second by Cheek to approve the ad donation in the amount of $600 

ROLL CALL:

                   Colaw-A                                               Dreyer-yes

                   Thomas-yes                                         Cheek-yes

                   Young-no                                             Evans-yes

                                                                                                            Motion Carries.

The council reviewed a bid from Core & Main to replace the meter reading equipment that the accuracy problems. Included in the bid were 27 radio reads.

Motion by Cheek second by Evans to approve the bid from Core & Main for new meter reading equipment in the amount of $7935.00.

ROLL CALL:

                   Colaw-A                                               Dreyer-yes

                   Thomas-yes                                         Cheek-yes

                   Young-yes                                            Evans-yes

                                                                                                            Motion Carries.

The attorney addressed the problem with tax collections from the Motel that were not paid. Options were gone over for collection. Payments has been sporadic at best. Letters had been sent to the Atlanta Inn about the problem to no avail. The aldermen felt that the City should not pursue compliance on an unfriendly basis to resolve the issue. The attorney felt that the total amount owed should be ascertained to determine the actual amount owed to the City.

The council was given revenue figures for the pool for 2019.

Alderman Young asked where the truck stop project was. The Mayor states we could have a closing in the next 2 weeks.

Alderwoman Cheek thanked the mayor for speaking at the Fall Festival.

Motion by Thomas second by Cheek to adjourn the meeting.

ROLLCALL:

                 Colaw-A                                     Dreyer-yes

                 Thomas-yes                               Cheek-yes

                 Young-yes                                  Evans-yes                         Motion Carries

The meeting adjourned at 8:45 pm

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