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City of Atlanta City Council met October 1

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 31, 2019

Meeting 06

City of Atlanta City Council met Oct. 1.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

OPEN: The regular meeting of the Atlanta City Council was held on Tuesday October 1, 2019 at the Atlanta City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor McVey at 7:30pm.

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

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

ROLL CALL:

                   Colaw-yes                                               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-yes                                               Dreyer-yes

                   Thomas-yes                                            Cheek-yes

                   Young-yes                                               Evans-yes

                                                                                                            Motion Carries.

George Menken told the council that the state had changed liquor laws pertaining to the Library. He outlined the changes for the council and problems related to the regulations. He felt that the library needed to make changes to comply.

Mary Hill brought up several issues.  She stated she did not vote for the Library Liquor request. She noticed that the bubbler fountain in Rt 66 Park was overflowing and a lot of water was all over the ground.

The City will look into this.

She also stated that the closing of certain streets was done without being discussed by the council.

She also stated that if a council member is related to someone on the Rt 66 board, they should excuse themselves from making a motion and voting on such items.

Melanie Blankenship asked if the City followed Robert’s Rules. And she felt the Library Liquor Permit should not be granted.

Randy Brooks outlines planning for the fall shut down, which will happen about mid-November.

Keith Gardner reported on several projects. The rebuilding of the Dugout is complete on filed 3. The Welcome Sign is in the processing of being rebuilt and should be completed soon 

The Council took up the discussion of the Annual Treasurer’s Report.

Motion by Cheek second by Evans to  accept the Treasurer’s Report as presented.

ROLL CALL:

                   Colaw-yes                                               Dreyer-yes

                   Thomas-yes                                            Cheek-yes

                   Young-yes                                               Evans-yes

                                                                                                            Motion Carries.

The council took up the Special Event Permit request from the Library. No discussion, no motion. 

The Mayor brought up the fact that the City did not have any regulations pertaining to modular homes. He felt that it should be put in the code.

Alderwoman Thomas presented a copy of the Route magazine that had the City’s ad in it. She discussed some tourism related items.

Alderman Young felt that the City should not have used Golf Carts for the school event. He felt any carts used should be street legal. He also felt that the intersection at 5th and Vine St. should not be closed.

Mayor McVey asked the Council for any comments on the pledge and prayer before meetings. There was no opposition and the attorney will be consulted

Mayor McVey brought up the past due Motel Tax and stated that the Motel has paid all of 2018 and 2019 through July.

The Mayor reported that he had spoken to the Don Kopak on the clean-up of his property. Progress should be made soon.

He also stated that the new flags were put up.

A few meetings dates needed to be set with American Water to discuss things further.

The Mayor felt the City crew did a great job getting things accomplished, so they will all get dinner on the Mayor for September.

Motion by Dreyer second by Evans to adjourn the meeting.

ROLLCALL:

                 Colaw-yes                                     Dreyer-yes

                 Thomas-yes                                  Cheek-yes

                 Young-yes                                     Evans-yes                         Motion Carries

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