11/1/2012 - Special Called Meeting
Minutes – Special Called Meeting
November 1, 2012
The Tallapoosa County Commission held a special called meeting on November 1, 2012 at the Courthouse in Dadeville, Alabama at 9:00 a.m.
Chairman Tapley called the meeting to order.
David Moore gave the invocation.
Chairman Tapley led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Chairman Tapley called roll. All Commissioners were present.
Public Comments from Citizens
Public Comments from Officials
Commissioner Shaw made a motion to approve the redistricting map B-1 Shaw as advertised by the Tallapoosa County Commission. Commissioner Coley seconded the motion. The motion passed with Commissioners Coley, Shaw, and Thweatt voting yes and Commissioners Tapley and Holt voting no.
Commissioner Thweatt made a motion to appoint William Burns Sr. to the Jackson’s Gap Water Authority. Commissioner Coley seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Holt made a motion to appropriate funds in the amount of $20,000.00 to the Tallapoosa County volunteer fire departments to match an interoperability communications grant ($10,000.00 to come from discretionary funds and $10,000 to come from General Fund reserves). The appropriation is contingent upon the volunteer fire departments being awarded the grant. Commissioner Coley seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Chairman Tapley addressed the Commission and audience concerning dumping of dirt and asphalt in his district by district 1 and 2 highway department employees. He indicated that the dumping was behind a locked gate on private property. He questioned EPA regulations regarding the dumping and appropriateness of the action.
Commissioner Shaw addressed Chairman Tapley’s comments indicating that the dumping was appropriate and cost effective. Commissioner Shaw also suggested that Chairman Tapley’s comments were motivated by Commissioner Shaw’s voting to retain County Attorney Thomas Radney.
Chairman Tapley addressed the Commission and audience regarding Commissioner Coley’s claiming of mileage for attending the Commission meetings. He referenced an article in the Alexander City Outlook regarding the practice and comments made by County Administrator Blake Beck. He advised that it was his understanding that this was not an allowable practice.
Commissioner Coley responded to the comments by advising that it has been a long standing practice of his. He commented that he did this in lieu of having a County vehicle believing that the mileage reimbursement was more cost effective for the County Commission. He also indicated that a former county administrator advised him that it was an allowable practice.
Commissioner Coley made a motion to adjourn. Commissioner Tapley seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Thomas L. Coley Emma Jean Thweatt
District One District Four
Charles Shaw Dwaine Holt
District Two District Five