A Special Called Meeting of the Mayor and City Council convened at 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 11, 2021 by way of Zoom.

MEMBERS PRESENT: Mayor Walter Turner, Danny Perkins, Chris Mason, Libby Bond. Walker Moore, and Tiffany Coker MEMBERS NOT PRESENT: Erie Barker

INVOCATION: Pam Dowdy

NEW BUSINESS

Danny Perkins made a motion to appoint Pam Dowdy as the City Clerk for the year 2021. Libby Bond seconded the motion. Mayor Walter Turner, Walker Moore, Tiffany Coker and Chris Mason voted in favor. The motion passed. Chris Mason made a motion to appoint Jamie Burgess as the Fire Chief for the year 2021. Walker Moore seconded the motion. Mayor Walter Turner, Danny Perkins, Tiffany Coker and Libby Bond voted in favor. The motion passed.

Danny Perkins made a motion to appoint Wayne Jernigan, Sr. as the Judge for the year 2021. Walker Moore seconded the motion. Mayor Walter Turner, Libby Bond, Chris Mason and Tiffany Coker voted in favor. The motion passed.

Libby Bond made a motion to appoint Abbott, Jordan and Koon, LLC (AJK) as the city auditors for the year 2021. Walker Moore seconded the motion. Mayor Walter Turner, Danny Perkins, Tiffany Coker and Chris Mason voted in favor. The motion passed.

Libby Bond made a motion to appoint Mid Georgia Law, LLC, Brian Causey as the city attorney for the year 2021. Chris Mason seconded the motion. Mayor Walter Turner, Walker Moore, Tiffany Coker, and Danny Perkins voted in favor. The motion passed.

Chris Mason made a motion to abolish the position of Court Solicitor, Walker Moore seconded the motion. Mayor Walter Turner, Danny Perkins, and Tiffany Coker voted in favor. Libby Bond opposed. The motion passed.

Chris Mason made a motion to appoint Danny Perkins as the Mayor Pro-Temp for the year 2021. Walker Moore seconded the motion. Mayor Walter Turner, Tiffany Coker and Libby Bond voted in favor. Danny Perkins abstained. The motion passed.

Mayor Turner made Committee appointments as follows:

Finance – Danny Perkins and Libby Bond

Property – Erie Barker and Walker Moore

Police – Chris Mason and Tiffany Coker

Libby Bond made a motion to appoint Tammy Jones as the Election Superintendent, and Rebecca Turner as back up for the year 2021. Walker Moore seconded the motion. Mayor Walter Turner, Danny Perkins, Tiffany Coker and Chris Mason voted in favor. The motion passed.

Chris Mason made a motion to approve the contract with Public Service Telephone for the year 2021. Walker Moore seconded the motion. Mayor Walter Turner, Danny Perkins, and Tiffany Coker voted in favor. Libby Bond abstained. The motion passed.

Libby Bond made a motion to approve all listed contracts as a whole for the year 2021. Chris Mason seconded the motion. Mayor Walter Turner, Walker Moore, Tiffany Coker, and Danny Perkins voted in favor. The motion passed.

Red Sail Technologies (QS1/PubliQ), Xerox, GFI Environmental, American Tank Company, ERA (Environmental Resource Agency), Fall Line Commercial Services, Go Fourth Williamson, J&T – generators, Still Waters Engineering, Watkins & Associates, LLC, SSI, NEOS, Utility Management Services

Libby Bond made a motion to adopt qualifying fees of thirty-five dollars ($35) as mandated by the State of Georgia. Tiffany Coker seconded the motion. Mayor Walter Turner, Walker Moore, Chris Mason and Danny Perkins voted in favor. The motion passed.

Libby Bond made a motion to adopt August 16, 2021 through August 18, 2021, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. as qualifying dates for the election. Tiffany Coker seconded the motion. Mayor Walter Turner, Walker Moore, Chris Mason and Danny Perkins voted in favor. The motion passed.

Pam Dowdy announced November 2, 2021 as election day.

OTHER BUSINESS

Jim Jenkins, Senior Code Attorney from Municode spoke with Council briefly about the codification project. He informed Council the project was in the last stages. To finish the City will need to send the corrections for the final proofs, and any Ordinances adopted since February 20, 2012 for inclusion in the Code Book.

ADJOURNMENT

Tiffany Coker made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Chris Mason seconded the motion. The meeting adjourned.


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