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January 23rd City Council Meeting

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Date: 1/27/2017 10:12 am
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The Valley City Council held its second meeting of January on Monday, January 23rd, 2017, 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 Jim Jones and Councilmember Randall Maddux led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Councilmembers Marquetta Madden and Lana Wiggins were absent.

Prior to the council meeting a public hearing to confirm costs of demolition for the following properties was held:

  • 2205 65th Street
  • 5907 22nd Avenue
  • 118, 120, 122 Greenberry Circle
  • 5803 16th Avenue
  • 304 Hodge Street

The January 23rd financial audit report for the city was given as follows:

  • Checking account previous balance.................. $4,160,094.16
  • Total deposits all funds............................................ $341,878.98
  • Total expenditures all funds.................................... $376,981.48
  • Total on-hand all funds......................................... $4,124,991.66

During the mayor’s communications, Executive Director Valerie Gray of the Chambers County Development Authority (CCDA) gave the year-end report for the CCDA.

The following actions were taken by the city council at the January 23rd meeting:

  • Approved the minutes from the January 9th, 2017, council meeting
  • Accepted the January 23rd financial audit report
  • Approved unanimously the following Resolutions on the Consent Agenda:
    • Resolution 17-008R declaring property at 2207 67th Street as a public nuisance and authorizing the abatement of the nuisance
    • Resolution 17-009R accepting the following bids for surplus city equipment:
      • Mack Jones, Valley, Alabama, for the Ex’ Mark 72” Mower Parts for Two Hundred and Two Dollars ($202.00) and the Ex’ Mark 60” Mower with bad engine for Five Hundred Two Dollars ($502.00)
      • George Sessums, Valley, Alabama, for a Snapper Simplicity ATV for Two Hundred Sixty Dollars ($260.00) and the Lincoln Welder Ranger 8 on trailer for One Thousand Three Hundred Twenty Five Dollars ($1,325.00)
      • Christopher Moore, Lanett, Alabama for a Club Cab Golf Cart for Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00)
    • Resolution 17-010R accepting the following bids for surplus city vehicles:
      • Scott Willingham, LaFayette, Alabama, of $2,230.00 for a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe
      • George Sessums, Valley, Alabama, of $1,000.00 for a 1996 GMC 1500 
      • Jerome Collier Valley, Alabama, of $1,911.00 for a 2004 Dodge Durango
      • Robert A. Clark Valley, Alabama, of $1,800.00 for a 1995 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup
      • James Locke Five Points, Alabama, of  $826.00 for a 1998 Dodge 3500 Passenger
    • Resolution 17-018R imposing a lien of $7,559.89 on property at 2205 65th Street
    • Resolution 17-019R imposing a lien of $5,392.70 on property at 5907 22nd Avenue
    • Resolution 17-020R imposing a lien of $16,750.00 on property at 118, 120 and 122 Greenberry Circle
    • Resolution 17-021R imposing a lien of $7,000.00 on property at 5803 16th Avenue
    • Resolution 17-022R imposing a lien of $7,979.29 on property at 304 Hodge Street
  • Approved unanimously Resolution 17-011R authorizing Public Works Director Patrick Bolt to seek bids for grass cutting for city cemeteries and other city property
  • Approved unanimously Resolution 17-012R authorizing Valley Police Chief Tommy Weldon to enter into a one-year agreement with DataWorks Plus, LLC for $1,700 to provide standard software and hardware support for the Valley Police Department
  • Approved unanimously Resolution 17-013R authorizing Mayor Riley to enter into a one-year agreement on behalf of the city with Quality Safety Services for professional services
  • Approved unanimously Resolution 17-014R authorizing Mayor Riley to enter into an agreement on behalf of the city with Harris Gray, LLC for professional services – engineering, surveying, consulting, project management as requested by the city
  • Approved unanimously Resolution 17-015R acknowledging the City of Valley’s support for a three-cent ATRIP-2 bond issue proposed by the Association of County Commissioners of Alabama to improve the state’s deteriorating road and bridge infrastructure
  • Approved unanimously Resolution 17-016R approving applying for an 80/20 grant from the State of Alabama Recreational Trails Program Funds to resurface and construct improvements along a section of the Chattahoochee Valley Railroad trail with the City’s share of the $284,305.98 project cost to be $84,305.98

Mayor Riley announced a public hearing to be held February the 13th after the regular city council meeting to discuss the East Alabama Commission’s Comprehensive plan for City of Valley. The public, the Planning Commission, the Zoning Board are invited and the city council members need to be there.

Council adjourned at 6:40 PM.