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City of Weaver
City Council Meeting Minutes
June 11, 2019
Weaver, Alabama
 

The Mayor and City Council for the City of Weaver, Alabama, met for a regular scheduled Council Meeting on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 5:00 P.M. in the Municipal Court Room at Weaver City Hall, 500 Anniston Street, Weaver, Alabama.
 
Mayor Wayne Willis called the meeting to order and upon roll call, the following Council Members were found to be present:  Councilmember Mike Warren, Councilmember Ellen Cole, and Mayor Pro-Tem Clendenning.  The following were absent:  Councilmember Tim McRae, and Councilmember Nick Bowles.  With a quorum being present the meeting was open for the transaction of business.
 
Chasity Whetstone, City Clerk/Treasurer, acted as secretary for the meeting.
 
Agenda – Mayor Willis asked for a motion to adopt the agenda.  A motion was made by Mayor Pro-Tem Clendenning and seconded by Councilmember Cole to adopt the agenda as presented.  Upon vote of the motion, the following votes were recorded:  Yeas:  All; Nays:  None.  The Mayor announced the motion passed and the agenda was adopted.
 
Minutes – Mayor Pro-Tem Clendenning made a motion, seconded by Councilmember Cole, to dispense with the reading of and adopt the city council meeting minutes for Tuesday, May 28, 2019 as written.  Upon vote of the motion, the following votes were recorded:  Yeas:  All; Nays:  None.  The Mayor announced the motion passed and the minutes were adopted as written.
 
Police Department – Chief Wayne Bush presented the City Council with police department and code enforcement statistics for May 2019.
 
Mayor Pro-Tem Jeff Clendenning – The Mayor Pro-Tem informed the City Council and citizens that the stripe and markers on Parker Boulevard were complete.  He also gave an update on the lot for the new Fire Department, informing all present that pricing for drainage on the lot was in progress.
 
Resolution#2019-03 – CDBG Matching Funds – Mayor Willis introduced to the City Council Jason Hardin, Regional Planner for East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission, who was present to introduce Ordinance#2019-03 which outlines the City’s matching funds responsibility for a Community Development Block Grant to demolish blighted houses.  Mayor Pro-Tem Clendenning made a motion, seconded by Councilmember Warren, to adopt the resolution.  Upon vote of the motion, the following votes were recorded:  Yeas:  All; Nays:  None.  The motion passed.
 
Spirit of Weaver Committee – Aletha Young was present at the meeting as representative for the committee.  She informed the City Council that the committee was able to purchase Christmas decorations, but they are waiting on ribbon.  She also mentioned that preparations for the City’s annual Heritage Day Festival were progressing.
Public Comments – Weaver citizen, Greg Pierce, thanked the City Council for the lawn being mowed at the Varnold property.
 
Adjournment – With no further business coming before the City Council, Mayor Willis asked for a motion to adjourn.  Mayor Pro-Tem Clendenning made a motion to adjourn.  With all in favor, the meeting was duly adjourned.
 
 
  
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Mayor Wayne Willis
 
 
Attested:
 
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Chasity L. Whetstone
City Clerk/Treasurer

 
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City of Weaver
City Council Meeting Minutes
June 25, 2019
Weaver, Alabama
 

The Mayor and City Council for the City of Weaver, Alabama, met for a regular scheduled Council Meeting on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 5:00 P.M. in the Municipal Court Room at Weaver City Hall, 500 Anniston Street, Weaver, Alabama.
 
Mayor Wayne Willis called the meeting to order and upon roll call, the following Council Members were found to be present:  Councilmember Mike Warren, Councilmember Tim McRae, Councilmember Ellen Cole, Councilmember Nick Bowles, and Mayor Pro-Tem Clendenning.  The following were absent:  None.  With a quorum being present the meeting was open for the transaction of business.
 
Chasity Whetstone, City Clerk/Treasurer, acted as secretary for the meeting.
 
Agenda – Mayor Willis asked for a motion to adopt the agenda.  A motion was made by Mayor Pro-Tem Clendenning and seconded by Councilmember McRae to adopt the agenda as presented.  Upon vote of the motion, the following votes were recorded:  Yeas:  All; Nays:  None.  The Mayor announced the motion passed and the agenda was adopted.
 
Minutes – Mayor Pro-Tem Clendenning made a motion, seconded by Councilmember Cole, to dispense with the reading of and adopt the city council meeting minutes for Tuesday, June 11, 2019 as written.  Upon vote of the motion, the following votes were recorded:  Yeas:  All; Nays:  None.  The Mayor announced the motion passed and the minutes were adopted as written.
 
Public Works Department – Director Joey Conger requested permission from the City Council to spend $9700 from the Water System Maintenance Fund to replace the fencing around the water tank.  Mayor Pro-Tem Clendenning made a motion, seconded by Councilmember Cole, to allow Mr. Conger to spend $9700 from the Water System Maintenance Fund for fencing around the water tank plus additional funds, not to exceed bid laws, to replace fencing around Well#2 and Well#3.  Upon vote of the motion, the following votes were recorded:  Yeas:  All; Nays:  None.  The motion carried.
 
Police Department – Chief Wayne Bush presented the City Council the following:  he plans to remove ATR Wrecker Service from the police department rotation; he plans to remove the reserve on the bucket truck on GovDeals in an attempt to generate bids; and he will request to surplus the 2015 Ford Explorer at the next meeting.
 
Fire Department – Chief Brian Bunn informed the City Council of the following:  Weaver Fire Department will host an EMT class in August 2019 at the City’s meeting center; and he is working on specs for bidders to install drainage at the Fire Station lot.
 
Councilmember Bowles – Inquired about the drilling at the former gas station at the intersection of Anniston Street and Main Street.  Mr. Conger informed the Council that he was told the contractors had covered some underground gas tanks.  Brian Bunn informed the City Council that he had contacted the current owner of the property and they would be taking care of the tall grass in the upcoming week, as well.
 
Mayor Pro-Tem Jeff Clendenning – Mayor Pro-Tem Clendenning requested that the recent City Council meeting minutes be posted on the City’s website.
 
Spirit of Weaver Committee – Aletha Young was present at the meeting as representative for the committee.  She inquired about the car show and pancake breakfast for the City’s Heritage Day Celebration.  Mayor Willis will find out about the car show and Fire Chief Brian Bunn informed her that the Fire Department would be hosting their annual pancake breakfast.
 
Mayor’s Report – Mayor Wayne Willis – Mayor Willis informed all in attendance of the following:  the City Council plans to allow the current sanitation contract to automatically renew; and the provider for the City’s IT is changing on July 1, 2019.
 
Public Comments – Weaver citizen, Greg Pierce, inquired about the Varnold property and requested a summary of the City’s Council Meetings on the City’s website.
 
Adjournment – With no further business coming before the City Council, Mayor Willis asked for a motion to adjourn.  Councilmember Bowles made a motion to adjourn.  With all in favor, the meeting was duly adjourned.
 
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Mayor Wayne Willis
 
 
Attested:
 
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Chasity L. Whetstone
City Clerk/Treasurer
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City of Weaver
City Council Meeting Minutes
July 9, 2019
Weaver, Alabama
 

The Mayor and City Council for the City of Weaver, Alabama, met for a regular scheduled Council Meeting on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 5:00 P.M. in the Municipal Court Room at Weaver City Hall, 500 Anniston Street, Weaver, Alabama.
 
Mayor Wayne Willis called the meeting to order and upon roll call, the following Council Members were found to be present:  Councilmember Mike Warren, Councilmember Ellen Cole, Councilmember Nick Bowles, and Mayor Pro-Tem Clendenning.  The following were absent:  Councilmember Tim McRae.  With a quorum being present the meeting was open for the transaction of business.
 
Chasity Whetstone, City Clerk/Treasurer, acted as secretary for the meeting.
 
Agenda – Mayor Willis asked for a motion to adopt the agenda.  A motion was made by Mayor Pro-Tem Clendenning and seconded by Councilmember Cole to adopt the agenda as presented.  Upon vote of the motion, the following votes were recorded:  Yeas:  All; Nays:  None.  The Mayor announced the motion passed and the agenda was adopted.
 
Minutes – Councilmember Bowles made a motion, seconded by Councilmember Cole, to dispense with the reading of and adopt the City Council Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, June 25, 2019 as written.  Upon vote of the motion, the following votes were recorded:  Yeas:  All; Nays:  None.  The Mayor announced the motion passed and the minutes were adopted as written.
 
Public Works Department – Director Joey Conger was asked about his personnel.  He informed the City Council that he has one employee out with medical issues, and the return-to-work date is unknown.
 
Police Department – Chief Wayne Bush informed the City Council that the Bucket Truck sold on GovDeals.com for $9738.35.
 
Fire Department – Chief Brian Bunn informed the City Council that progress is being made to install drainage and a septic system for the new Fire Department.
 
Councilmember Ellen Cole – She noted that there was still no resolution on the Varnold property issues.
 
Mayor Pro-Tem Jeff Clendenning – Mayor Pro-Tem Clendenning inquired about the City’s new IT contractor.  Mayor Willis informed him that they had started work.
 
Surplus PD Vehicle – 2015 Ford Explorer – Police Chief Wayne Bush informed the City Council that he would like to obtain a second opinion on the repair options/estimate for this vehicle and requested the matter be tabled until such opinion can be obtained.  Mayor Pro-Tem Clendenning made a motion, seconded by Councilmember Cole, to table this business until the second estimate is obtained.  Upon vote of the motion, the following votes were recorded:  Yeas:  All; Nays:  None.  The motion carried.
 
Mayor’s Report – Mayor Wayne Willis – Mayor Willis introduced Kim Boyd who was visiting from Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce.  Ms. Boyd thanked the City Council for the City’s partnership/participation with the Chamber of Commerce and informed them that the Chamber’s new Tourism Director, Audrey Maxwell, will meet with the Spirit of Weaver Committee to help with the annual Heritage Day Festival.
 
Public Comments – Weaver citizen, Greg Pierce, asked for clarification on some of the meeting topics and informed the City Council that he is posting a summary of the City’s Council Meetings on Facebook.
 
Adjournment – With no further business coming before the City Council, Mayor Willis asked for a motion to adjourn.  Councilmember Bowles made a motion to adjourn.  With all in favor, the meeting was duly adjourned.
 
 
 
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Mayor Wayne Willis
 
 
Attested:
 
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Chasity L. Whetstone
City Clerk/Treasurer



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City of Weaver
City Council Meeting Minutes
July 23, 2019
Weaver, Alabama
 


The Mayor and City Council for the City of Weaver, Alabama, met for a regular scheduled Council Meeting on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 5:00 P.M. in the Municipal Court Room at Weaver City Hall, 500 Anniston Street, Weaver, Alabama.
 
Mayor Wayne Willis called the meeting to order and upon roll call, the following Council Members were found to be present:  Councilmember Mike Warren, Councilmember Tim McRae, Councilmember Ellen Cole, Councilmember Nick Bowles, and Mayor Pro-Tem Clendenning.  The following were absent:  None.  With a quorum being present the meeting was open for the transaction of business.
 
Chasity Whetstone, City Clerk/Treasurer, acted as secretary for the meeting.
 
Agenda – Mayor Willis asked for a motion to adopt the agenda.  A motion was made by Mayor Pro-Tem Clendenning and seconded by Councilmember Bowles to adopt the agenda with the following amendment:  Old Business a. Surplus PD Vehicle – 2015 Ford Explorer.  Upon vote of the motion, the following votes were recorded:  Yeas:  All; Nays:  None.  The Mayor announced the motion passed and the amended agenda was adopted.
 
Minutes – Councilmember Bowles made a motion, seconded by Councilmember Cole, to dispense with the reading of and adopt the City Council Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, July 9, 2019 as written.  Upon vote of the motion, the following votes were recorded:  Yeas:  All; Nays:  None.  The Mayor announced the motion passed and the minutes were adopted as written.
 
Public Works Department – Director Joey Conger informed the City Council that there are mechanical problems with Well#2.  Councilmember Bowles made a motion, seconded by Councilmember Cole, to allow Mayor Willis to authorize Mr. Conger to pay for repairs to Well#2 from the Water System Maintenance Fund.  Upon vote of the motion, the following votes were recorded:  Yeas:  All; Nays:  None.  The motion passed.
 
Police Department – Chief Wayne Bush presented the City Council with monthly statistics for the Police Department and requested to remove the Surplus PD Vehicle – 2015 Ford Explorer from the table.
 
Surplus PD Vehicle – 2015 Ford Explorer – Mayor Pro-Tem Clendenning made a motion, seconded by Councilmember McRae, to remove this business from the table.  Upon vote of the motion, the following votes were recorded:  Yeas:  All; Nays:  None.  The motion carried.
 
Drainage Bid for New Fire Station – Following some discussion on the business, Mayor Pro-Tem Clendenning made a motion, seconded by Councilmember McRae, to authorize Chief Bunn to publish and accept bids for the drainage system at the new fire station.  The bids will be accepted through the close of business on August 9, 2019 and will be opened during the pre-council work session on August 13, 2019.  Upon vote of the motion, the following votes were recorded:  Yeas:  All; Nays:  None.  The motion passed.
 
Following some discussion regarding the septic system at the new fire station, Mayor Pro-Tem Clendenning made a motion, seconded by Councilmember Cole, to authorize Chief Bunn to contact Bailey Engineering to begin permit process for the septic system at the new fire station. Upon vote of the motion, the following votes were recorded:  Yeas:  All; Nays:  None.  The motion passed.
 
Spirit of Weaver Committee Report – Committee representative, Aletha Young, was present and gave an update on Heritage Day.  The committee is still taking vendor applications as well as donations and sponsors.
 
Mayor Willis discussed exploring the idea of converting the committee to a 501C3.  Councilmember Bowles made a motion, seconded by Councilmember McRae, to allow Mayor Willis permission to talk to the City’s attorney and auditor about this possible option.  Upon vote of the motion, the following votes were recorded:  Yeas:  All; Nays:  None.  The motion passed.
 
Public Comments – Weaver citizens from the Shannon Hills neighborhood addressed the City Council with questions and concerns about code violations in the area.
 
Audrey Zimmerman, Tourism Director with the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce, was present to offer the Chamber’s assistance with City events.
 
Adjournment – With no further business coming before the City Council, Mayor Willis asked for a motion to adjourn.  Mayor Pro-Tem Clendenning made a motion to adjourn.  With all in favor, the meeting was duly adjourned.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
______________________________
Mayor Wayne Willis
 
 
Attested:
 
_______________________________
Chasity L. Whetstone
City Clerk/Treasurer