Complete minutes of New Albany Board of Aldermen Meeting : October 4, 2016: (pages 1-11)
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Complete minutes of Recessed Meeting October 17, 2016: (pages 12-13)
Be it remembered that the Mayor and Board of Aldermen met in a Recessed Meeting on October 17, 2016, at 5:30 P.M. in the Boardroom of City Hall on Bankhead Street, there being present Mayor Tim Kent, Aldermen Will Tucker, Jeff Olson, Scott Dunnam, Kevin Dale White, and Johnny Anderson. Also attending the Board was City Attorney Regan Russell.
The Mayor reported that notice of this meeting had been posted for the time and in the manner required by Section 25-41-13(1) of the Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated, as amended by posting same at the front door of City Hall. He thereupon filed with the clerk a true and correct copy of the notice, which is incorporated into these minutes in the following form, to wit:
NOTICE OF MEETING OF
THE MAYOR AND BOARD OF ALDERMEN
OF THE CITY OF NEW ALBANY
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 25-41-13(1) of the Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated, as amended, notice is hereby given that the board, at a meeting held on the 4th day of October 2016, did at 8:35 o’clock P.M. recess until 5:30 o’clock P.M. on the 17th day of October 2016, said meeting to be held in the Boardroom at City Hall. The subject matter for the recessed meeting is declared to be:
Wrecker Policy Discussion
The subject matter may also include any unfinished business from the previous meeting and matters of City business that have arisen since the date of recess.
/s/ Tim Kent, Mayor
RE: PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT – FIRE DEPARTMENT
There was brought for consideration a matter from Steve Coker, Fire Chief, concerning the need for part-time personnel, due to one of the full-time firemen on medical leave. Alderman White moved that approval be granted for part-time personnel and Alderman Dunnam duly seconded motion. Motion received the affirmative vote of all aldermen present.
RE: EXECUTIVE SESSION
There was brought for consideration a matter from Tim Kent, Mayor, concerning a matter of possible litigation; whereupon Alderman White moved that the meeting be closed for consideration of the question of holding an executive session. The motion received the second of Alderman Dunnam, and upon being put to a vote, all aldermen present voted “yea”, and the Mayor declared the motion duly passed. At that point, all persons were excluded from the meeting and a discussion was held regarding the necessity to go into executive session. While the meeting was closed, the sole matter discussed was the nature of the matter requiring executive session which was stated to be as follows:
A matter with respect to possible litigation
Following discussion of the nature of the matter, Alderman Olson moved that the Board enter into executive session under the authority of Section 25-41-7-(4)(b) for the purpose of discussing possible litigation regarding a request from Linton Towing service. Alderman Anderson seconded the motion, and the matter being put to a vote, all aldermen present voted “yea”, whereupon the Mayor declared the Board to be in executive session. There was discussion of the pending matter before the Board with respect to the appeal of the Zoning Boards’s approval of a new wrecker company’s office in a C2 zone and its storage center in an I1 zone. After discussion with the City Attorney with respect, no action was taken.
Following discussion of these matters and there being no further business that could properly come before the Board while in executive session, Alderman Dunnam moved that the Board come out of executive session. The motion received the second of Alderman Olson and the affirmative vote of all aldermen present. The Mayor declared the motion passed and the executive session at an end, at which point the meeting was once again opened to the general public and the official action taken was announced to the public.
RE: LINTON WRECKER APPROVAL
During the Zoning Board meeting held October 3, 2016 the Zoning Board approved allowing Linton Wrecker Service to open an office only located at 415A Highway 15 South, with the storage facility to be elsewhere. During the October 4, 2016 the Board of Aldermen appealed the decision of the Zoning Board so that it might re-address the decision at its next meeting. After review of the proposed Wrecker Policy, Alderman Dunnam made the motion to withdraw the decision to appeal the request from Linton Wrecker Service. Alderman Olson offered a second, with the affirmative vote of all Aldermen present.
RE: PROPOSED WRECKER POLICY
There came for consideration a matter of a proposed wrecker policy within the City Limits of New Albany, Mississippi. City Attorney Regan Russell presented a draft regarding the proposed wrecker policy to the Mayor and Board during the October 4, 2016 meeting. After review and certain changes, Alderman White made the motion for the approval of the policy. Alderman Tucker offered the second, and when put to a vote all aldermen present voted “aye”.
RE: ALARM SECURITES INC (ASI) INVOICE
There came for consideration a matter concerning an invoice submitted by ASI to Bo Boman regarding the Tennis Facility and the installation of cameras. Due to the date of the invoice being June 2016 and should have expended from 2015-2016 budget the invoice was brought before the Board. Alderman Olson made motion for approval to submit payment to ASI. Alderman White duly seconded the motion, which when put to the question of a vote, received the affirmative vote of all aldermen present.
RE: STREET DEPARTMENT – TRACTOR/BUSHOG REQUEST
There was brought for consideration a matter concerning the purchase of a 5085E Tractor and bush hog for the Street Department. Due to the price that was originally anticipated and being over budget the matter was brought before the Board. After review of the quotes Alderman Dunnam made the motion for the submitted quote and Alderman Tucker offered the second. Motion received the affirmative vote of all aldermen present.
There being no further business, on motion of Alderman White, the second of Alderman Anderson, and the affirmative vote of all aldermen present, the meeting adjourned sine die.
This the 17th day of October, 2017.
Frankie Roberts, City Clerk