10/26/1999 - SUMMARY OF MINUTES MEETING
The Tallapoosa County Commission held its' regularly scheduled meeting on October 26,1999 at 6:00 P.M. in Alexander City, Alabama. Members present were Johnny Allen, Frank Tapley, Gerald McGill, T.C. Coley, Jr., and William Thweatt. Chairman Johnny Allen called the meeting to order. Commissioner Frank Tapley gave the invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance followed.
Commissioner McGill made a motion to approve the minutes of the October 12,1999 meeting presented. Following a second by Commissioner Coley, the minutes were approved by a unanimous vote.
County Administrator Jeanette Medders presented an itemization and requested approval to pay overtime worked on the Special Election of October 12th by county employees from the elections budget. Following a motion by Commissioner McGill and a second by Commissioner Coley, the request was approved unanimously.
Chairman Allen made a motion to adopt a Resolution to allow residents to apply for water hook-up at no charge as recipients of the CDBG Grant with Walnut Hill Water Authority. The deadline for signups with the fee waived is November 30, 1999. (See Minute Book File for copy) Commissioner Thweatt seconded the motion and the resolution was adopted by unanimous vote.
County Administrator Jeanette Medders requested authorization to pay a jail invoice from Electrical Repair & Service for work done without a purchase order on September 24, 1999, for $165.90. Upon motion by Commissioner McGill and a second by Commissioner Thweatt, the request was approved unanimously.
Following discussion, Commissioner McGill made a motion to authorize Chairman Allen to enter into a contractual arrangement to promote tourism and economic development in Tallapoosa County. The contract will be with the Economic Development Alliance for $7500 and is in conjunction with other member agencies of the Alliance. Following a second by Commissioner Tapley, the motion was approved unanimous.
Ms. Barbara Sokol appeared before the Commission to report that the disaster drill held Saturday, October 23, 1999 at the intersection of Highway 34 and Agricola Road was a great effort on the part of the community. She commended and expressed appreciation to District 5 Commissioner Johnny Allen, EMA Director Marvin Still, Bill Tilton of Alabama Bus and Truck, Red Ridge United Methodist Church, and all the volunteers for their efforts.
Chairman Allen recognized and welcomed Benjamin Russell High School students David Vinson and Pamela Minnifield for attending the meeting.
Mr. Durwood Jackson appeared before the Commission and expressed his desire to resolve issues regarding the reopening of the Tallassee Landfill. No action necessary.
Upon motion by Commissioner Tapley and a second by Commissioner Coley, the Commission gave unanimous approval for Ms. Medders to pay $271.00 for the county's contribution to a function organized by the Economic Alliance Board to promote Economic Development in Tallapoosa County.
County Administrator Jeanette Medders requested authorization to secure quotes for the county's insurance. Following a motion by Commissioner Coley and a second by Commissioner McGill, approval was granted unanimously.
County Engineer Dan Cook recommended approval of a plat of The Harbor on Lake Martin, Plat No. 2 retroactive to October 15,1999. Following a motion by Chairman Allen and a second by Commissioner McGill, approval was unanimous.
Dan Cook, County Engineer requested an Executive Session.
Commissioner Coley reported that he has received complaints of Tallapoosa County residents purchasing automobile tags in neighboring counties. Further, he gave an update on the job study and requested that all Department Officials and Supervisors cooperate with Administration in providing requested information.
Commissioner Coley introduced a resolution to accept a transfer of approximately three and one-half acres from the City of Alexander City for the sum of $1.00. (Resolution typed here) Following a second by Commissioner Tapley, approval was unanimous.
County Attorney E. Paul Jones requested the Commission approve to pay registration fees in the amount of $500.00 for a two day seminar given by the University of Alabama on November 4th and 5th, 1999. Chairman Allen made the motion to approve the request. Commissioner McGill seconded the motion and approval was granted unanimously.
Commissioner Coley requested an Executive Session to discuss the good name and character of an individual.
Commissioner McGill made motion to go into Executive Session, following a second by Commissioner Thweatt, approval was unanimous.
Commissioner McGill made motion to return to regular session, following a second by Commissioner Thweatt, approval was unanimous.
Commissioner McGill made motion to adjourn, following a second by Commissioner Tapley the meeting was adjourned.