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January 28th City Council Meeting

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Date: 1/31/2019 7:00 am
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The Valley City Council held its second regular scheduled meeting of January on Monday, January 28th, 2019, in the Council Chambers at Valley City Hall.

Mayor 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. All members were present excluding Councilmember for District 1, which is vacant due to previous Councilmember Story’s election to Probate Judge.

The January 28th financial audit report for the city was given as follows:

  • Checking account previous balance........................... $3,272,705.25
  • Total deposits all funds.................................................... $857,962.98
  • Total expenditures all funds............................................. $749,022.71
  • Total on-hand all funds.................................................. $3,381,645.52

During citizen’s communications, representatives from WestRock requested a variance on the size of a sign at their facility to be located in the Industrial Park. Resolution 2019-018R was presented from the floor and was approved unanimously by the council. Chris Busby, Community Development Manager for the Chambers County Development Authority (CCDA) gave the CCDA 2018 Report to council.

During the Mayor’s Communications, Mayor Riley declared the District 1 Council Seat as vacant and said that ‘applications’ would be taken until 5PM February 1. The mayor said those who submitted an ‘application’ would have the opportunity to speak to council for 3-4 minutes at the first council meeting in February. The council would vote, and at the second council meeting in February, the next councilmember for District 1 would be named.

The following actions were taken by the city council at the January 28th meeting:

  • Approved the minutes from the January 7th, 2019, council meeting
  • Accepted the January 28th financial audit report
  • Approved unanimously the following resolutions on the Consent Agenda
    • Resolution 2019-009R allowing alcohol to be served at an event to be held March  15th at the City’s Lakeview Camp Property
    • Resolution 2019-010R allowing alcohol to be served at the National Wild Turkey Federation Banquet and Auction event to be held March 23rd at the Valley Community Center Gym
    • Resolution 2019-011R allowing alcohol to be served at an event to be held May 18th at the Valley Community Center Gym
    • Resolution 2019-012R approving the purchase of a new Pool Pak for the Valley Community Center Pool at a cost of $240,739
    • Resolution 2019-013R approving the purchase of Equipment for the Rails-To-Trails Grant in the amount of $24,611
    • Resolution 2019-014R dedicating certain property in the Valley Industrial Park as a public road with the name “Four Star Drive”
    • Resolution 2019-015R authorizing an addendum to the BOE School Resource Officer Contract that will add an additional resource officer
  • Approved unanimously Resolution 2019-016R authorizing the mayor to enter into contract with Complete Forestry Service, Inc to handle the marketing and sale of timber from the Burney property owned by the city
  • Approved unanimously Resolution 2019-017R authorizing the rescinding of Resolution 2019-008R and revoking the easement for the Four Star Freightliner property

The mayor made the following announcements:

        1. The next council meeting will be February 11th at 6:00pm at Valley City Hall

        2. A work session will be held February 21st at 6:00pm at Valley City Hall

Council adjourned at 6:25 PM.