The Council

The City of Adrian is operated by the Mayor Kim Adams and five council members, Jesse Yawn, Zelda Sumner, Wynola Smith, and Suzanne Hutchinson. The council operates with a weak mayor and a strong council.The council meets at least once a month at the Community Center Annex on Nora Blvd. The public is always welcome to attend the meetings. If you are interested in signing up to speak at the meeting you can do so at City Hall. 

Council Meetings

PLACE: The Adrian Community Center Annex located on Nora Blvd.

TIME: Second Monday of every month at 6:00pm

MINUTES

ADRIAN MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETING

MONDAY, JULY 8, 2019 AT 6:00PM

ADRIAN ANNEX, NORA BLVD., ADRIAN, GA. 31002

 

I. Call Meeting to Order: Mayor Kim Adams called the meeting to order at 6:00pm.

 

II. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance:  All in attendance stood for the pledge.

 

III. Adoption of Agenda: CM Smith made a motion to adopt the agenda. Motion was seconded by CM Hutchinson and carried by CM Yawn and CM ZSumner. Motion passed. Agenda adopted.

 

IV. Announcements:

  1. The budget update will be postponed until next month.

  2. The City has been receiving the payments for the water main bust on Houston Street.

  3. The City Hall had been cleaned by Victoria Gibson and she did a great job.

  4. The yard sale was postponed until Saturday, August 3rd.

  5. The software program in going well. They are collecting data from the counties to get the tax information entered.

  6. Clerk Jean will be having a meeting about the splost.

  7. Clerk Jean and Deputy Clerk Owen will be attending an election class in Macon on July 17th.

  8. The Fourth of July went very well. The city made money by selling drinks, snow cones, popcorn, etc.

  9. The council is still looking into options for showing movies.

 

V. Public Speakers:  

  1. Morris & Waters handed out their proposal to the council. They explained everything and answered all questions that the council had.

 

VI. Adoption of Minutes:  CM Hutchinson made a motion to adopt the June 10th minutes and June 21st minutes. Motion was seconded by CM Smith and carried by CM ZSumner and CM Yawn. Motion passed. Minutes adopted.

 

VII. Reconciliations: Bank Statements have not come in. They will be ready next month.

 

VIII. New Business:

  1. Audit Proposal- CM Hutchinson made a motion to hire Morris & Waters to complete the 2018 audit. Motion seconded by CM Smith and carried by CM ZSumner and CM Yawn. Motion passed.

       CM Yawn made a motion to send Stacey Avery a letter stating that the city no longer         needs her services and asking to have all files returned in 30 days. Motion seconded         by CM Hutchinson and carried by CM Smith and CM ZSumner. Motion passed.

 

IX. Reports:

Department Head Reports

1. Fire Department- Chief Yawn reported that there were a total of 10 calls in June. He asked for everyone to be careful during the extreme heat and to check on the elderly and children. He stated that if you are worried about anyone please call 911 to have someone check on them.

2. Street/Water Department- CM Yawn reported that they are getting the Water Department straightened out. The Street Department is going to start working on patching holes as soon as they can.

3. Police Department- Chief Pennington did not have his report. He spoke about an issue about the blue car camera and gave the council prices on replacing it. The council voted to purchase the refurbished camera with an extended warranty as long as it was in the budget.

4. Safety Department- Felicia Owen reported that all is going well and they will be having a meeting soon.

5. Recreation Department- Mayor Adams had nothing to report.

Council Members

1. Wynola Smith thanked Rosa Young for helping with the Feed-a-Kid program. She reported that the program has now ended.

Zelda Sumner will speak in executive session.

Suzanne Hutchinson explained why Feed-a-Kid ended early.

Jesse Yawn had nothing to report.

Mayor Kim Adams had nothing to report.

 

X. Executive Session: CM Yawn made a motion to go out of regular session. Motion was seconded by CM Smith and carried by CM ZSumner and CM Hutchinson. Motion passed.

 

CM Yawn made a motion to go into executive session. Motion seconded by CM Smith and carried by CM Hutchinson and CM ZSumner. Motion passed.

 

CM Yawn made a motion to go out of executive session. Motion seconded by CM Hutchinson and carried by CM ZSumner and CM Smith. Motion passed.

 

XI. Call Regular Meeting to order: CM ZSumner made a motion to go into regular session. Motion seconded by CM Smith and carried by CM Hutchinson and CM Yawn. Motion passed.

 

CM ZSumner made a motion to have all ride-alongs first fill out an application, have a background check, and have the council vote to approve it. Motion seconded by CM Hutchinson and carried by CM Smith and CM Yawn. Motion passed.

 

CM ZSumner made a motion not to purchase a drug dog or a vehicle at this time. Motion seconded by CM Hutchinson and carried by CM Yawn and CM Smith. Motion passed.

 

CM ZSumner made a motion to have more police coverage at night and to have Chief Pennington create a schedule. Motion seconded by CM Hutchinson and carried by CM Smith and CM Yawn. Motion passed.

 

XII. Adjournment: CM Smith made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:22pm. Motion seconded by CM Yawn and carried by CM ZSumner and CM Hutchinson.