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January 22 City Council Meeting

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Date: 1/25/2018 7:47 am
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The Valley City Council held its second regular scheduled meeting of January on Monday, January 22nd 2018, in the Council Chambers at Valley City Hall.

Mayor Leonard Riley called the meeting to order at 6:00PM. The invocation was given by Councilmember Randall Maddux and Councilmember Marquetta Madden led the Pledge of Allegiance. All members were present except Councilmember Lana Wiggins who passed away on January 9.

A public hearing was held before official council business to confirm costs of demolition at the following properties:

  • 203 Spring Street
  • 1018 Hillsdale Road
  • 5707 16th Avenue
  • 1802 45th Street
  • 51st Street

The January 22nd financial audit report for the city was given as follows:

  • Checking account previous balance.................. $5,335,147.21
  • Total deposits all funds............................................ $354,933.30
  • Total expenditures all funds..................................... $239,975.75
  • Total on-hand all funds.......................................... $5,450,104.76

During the Mayor’s Communication, the following occurred

  • Mayor Riley declared District 5 Council Seat vacant due to the passing of Councilmember Lana Wiggins. Applications for the position would be accepted until Friday, January 26
  • Mayor Riley called for a public hearing to be held on January 29th to discuss selling property in the Valley Industrial Park
  • Mayor Riley called for public hearings to be held at the February 12th council meeting for the following:
    • Confirm costs of demolition at 2506 12th Avenue
    • Assess lien on property at 3242 U.S. Highway 29
    • To vacate a portion of 57th Street at the request of Jason, Joann, and Douglas Ray Fuller and Raymond Edward and Cathy Lynne McCard
  • Councilmember Maddux read and presented to Jonathan Herston of the Circle of Care declaring January 2018 as Human Trafficking Awareness Month

The following actions were taken by the city council at the January 22nd meeting:

  • Approved the minutes from the January 8th, 2018, council meeting
  • Accepted the January 22nd financial audit report
  • Approved unanimously the following resolutions on the Consent Agenda
    • Resolution 2018-016R declaring property at 374 Summerhill Road a public nuisance and authorizing the abatement of the nuisance
    • Resolution 2018-017R declaring property at 135 G. I. Street a public nuisance and authorizing the abatement of the nuisance
    • Resolution 2018-018R authorizing an assessment lien of $3,943.86 on property at 203 Spring Street
    • Resolution 2018-019R authorizing an assessment lien of $3,513.33 on property at 1018 Hilldale Road
    • Resolution 2018-020R authorizing an assessment lien of $6,370.28 on property at 5707 16th Street
    • Resolution 2018-021R authorizing an assessment lien of $3,417.92 on property at 1802 45th Street
    • Resolution 2018-022R authorizing an assessment lien of $1,413.91 on property at 51st Street
    • Resolution 2018-023R accepting the bid of Lynn’s Enterprises of Purvis Mississippi, which was the highest of 2 bids received, for 2 Parks and Recreation Department buses that had previously been declared as surplus. The bids were $1,277.00 for a 2001 Ford GCII Bus and $2,577.00 for a 2001 FRHT Sentry Bus
    • Resolution 2018-024R approved the renewable maintenance and support agreement with DataWorksPlus, LLC of Greenville, SC for $1,700.00 and authorizing Valley Chief of Police Tommy Weldon to execute the agreement on behalf of the City of Valley
    • Resolution 2018-025R approved the renewable professional services agreement with Harris Gray of West Point, GA authorizing Mayor Riley to execute the agreement on behalf of the City of Valley
    • Resolution 2018-026R amending the Public Works Department FY 2017/2018 Operating Budget
  • Approved unanimously Resolution 2018-027R authorizing the naming of the main activity and dining room in the new Senior Center at the Valley Community Center “The Donald Perry Williams Room”
  • Approved unanimously Resolution 2018-028R authorizing the mayor to enter into 2 agreements with Terracon Consultants, Inc of Hoover, Alabama for work performed on the City’s Combs Property; (1) provide a Proposal for a Preliminary Geotechnical Exploration of the property not to exceed a cost of $20,650, and (2) provide a Proposal for a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment of the property at a cost of $2,500
  • Approved unanimously Resolution 2018-029R authorizing the mayor to enter into an agreement with Wildland Services, LLC of Auburn, Alabama for work performed on the City’s Combs Property; the company will provide Wetland Delineation of the property at a cost of $3,950
  • Suspended the rules and passed on its first reading Ordinance 2018-02 declaring property at 5240 26th Avenue as surplus and authorizing the transfer of the property to the Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project, Inc.

After official business was concluded, Ryan Kallem, East Alabama Planning and Development Commission Principal Planner, presented an update on the status of the city’s Comprehensive Plan.

The council meeting adjourned at 6:53 PM.

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