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July 24th City Council Meeting

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Date: 7/26/2017 7:27 am
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The Valley City Council held its second regular scheduled meeting of July on Monday, July 24th, 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 Marquetta Madden and Councilmember Henry Cooper led the Pledge of Allegiance.

All members were present.

The July 24th financial audit report for the city was given as follows:

  • Checking account previous balance.................. $4,962,273.06
  • Total deposits all funds............................................ $276,280.97
  • Total expenditures all funds.................................... $348,522.14
  • Total on-hand all funds......................................... $4,890,031.89

During citizens’ communication, Wayne Messer addressed the council on his concerns on the new trash policy for owners of rental property.

During the mayor’s communications, Councilmember Maddux read and presented a proclamation to Diane Perry proclaiming August 4, 2017, as “A Day of Prayer for Chambers County” and Ashley Crane, Executive Director of the Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce (GVACC) gave a report on GVACC activities for the past quarter.

The following actions were taken by the city council at the July 24th meeting:

  • Approved the minutes from the July 10th, 2017, council meeting
  • Accepted the July 24th financial audit report
  • Approved unanimously the following resolutions on the Consent Agenda
    • Resolution 17-083R authorizing a lien of $3,500 on property at 1709 58th Street
    • Resolution 17-084R giving Police Chief Tommy Weldon permission to enter into a contract with the Chambers County Board of Education to provide 2 police officers to serve as School Resource Officers

Mayor Riley announced that effective August 1, 2017 the city would start enforcing Ordinance 2007-34 regarding garbage service. The ordinance requires the owner of rental property to be responsible for paying the trash bill for their properties. He also gave notice that a public hearing might be held at the next city council meeting on the bond issue if Amendment 772 was used.

Council went into Executive Session at 6:20 to discuss property negotiations. They returned and adjourned the council meeting at 6:42 pm.

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