By Sherri Blevins
The Fort Payne City Council met Tuesday, October 16, 2018. The council agreed to approve the minutes and pay the monthly bills and then entered into its regular business. The following actions were then taken:
• Approved Resolution 2018-43, rescinding and repealing Resolution 2016-18 which authorized application for State Revolving Funds (SRF) for the Wastewater Treatment Plant, to allow modification authorizing the City Clerk to sign the required documents in the Mayor’s absence
• Approved Resolution 2018-44, authorizing the application for a FY2019 airport improvement grant and authorize the City Clerk to sign the necessary documents.
• Tabled further discussion concerning modification of the subdivision regulations until the previously cancelled meeting with the Planning Commission can be held (The pending date for the meeting is November 13,2018 at 6:00 pm in the Conference Room)
• Authorized a wetlands study on the “Carden Property” to be performed by Wildland Services, LLC in the amount of $2,980, and authorize the City Clerk to sign the necessary documents
• Authorized an agreement with MRS Consultants for archeological assessment of the proposed reroute (to protect Indian relics) of the gravity sewer line for $4,000.00, and authorize the City Clerk to sign the necessary documents
• Authorized an agreement with Jacksonville State University for forensic services
• Authorized bids for a “Mixer” at the Wastewater Treatment Plant
• Granted an Activity Permit to First Baptist Church for their October 28, 2018 Fall Festival taking place between Second Street South, Grand Avenue, and Alabama Avenue between the hours of 4:45pm and 7:30pm
• The request for an Activity Permit to close the roads between First Street and Fifth Street for the DeKalb County Democrat Party Fundraiser on October16, 2018 from 5:30 until 8:30 died for lack of a motion
• Authorized the formation of an official “Boom Days” Committee
• Agreed to adjust the budget to assist with the Patriot Park Project adding an additional $13,598.00 to the budget with funds coming from the Water Works Department of $5,038.00 and from the DeKalb Cherokee Gas Contribution of $7,500.00 leaving the city’s contribution at approximately $1,000.00
• Declared a 60inch-cut Grasshopper at the airport as Surplus
• Agreed to reapprove the purchase of the Vulcan Property to include adjustments for the Title Work
The meeting then ended with the council going into Executive Session.