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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



MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2019 AT 6:00PM


I. Call Meeting to Order: Mayor Kim Adams called the meeting to order at 6:05pm.


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


III. Adoption of Agenda:  The council voted to adopt the agenda.


IV. Announcements:

  1. Update on Election- City Clerk Jean announced that the city will not be having a special election. The next election will be the regular election in November.


V. Public Speakers:  

  1. Sheryl Moore- Not in attendance. CM Smith spoke for her and the council discussed what could be done about her driveway. 

  2. Nick Alfonso asked the city to cover a water main shut off valve. The city agreed and will send the maintenance department to go look at it the next day. He also asked for the agenda to be posted a day earlier. The city will be posting a tentative agenda on the Thursday before the council meeting at noon.


VI. Adoption of Minutes:  The council voted to accept the February 11th minutes and February 11th executive minutes.


VII. Reconciliations: The council voted to accept all bank statements and reconciliations for February 2019.


VIII. Unfinished Business:

  1. Evans Disposal- The council voted to terminate services with Evans Disposal.

  2. Sign- Mayor asked Clerk Jean to look into the cost of making a sign and the cost of an already built sign and compare the two.

  3. Computer financing- The City will be looking further into other options as far as financing the computer, due to company requesting a “performance bond”.



IX. New Business:

  1. Rec Department Bathrooms- Mayor announced that the Rec Department bathrooms will be fixed so the city will no longer have to rent bathrooms. Clerk Jean explained what would need to be fixed in both bathrooms. The city will still be renting one handicap bathroom for the Spring Fling since the other two are not handicap accessible.

  2. Community Center Porch- Mayor announced that the maintenance department will be working on fixing the back area of the community center so people will be able to use it while renting. Clerk Jean explained what needed to be fixed in the area.

  3. Fire Arms Ordinance- The council discussed a firearms ordinance. There is not currently one in place for inside the city limits, only a state law. The council agreed to base an ordinance after another city.


X. Reports:

Department Head Reports

  1. Fire Department- Chief Yawn reported that the Fire Department had a total of 78 calls in the past year along with 88 hours of monthly training. He is currently working with getting some new firefighters and having training with Treutlon County.

  2. Street/Water Department- CM Yawn reported that the water leaks have been fixed but unfortunately one has started leaking again. The council discussed flushing the fire hydrants throughout the whole city. The water and maintenance department will work out a schedule of how to do it.

  3. Police Department- Chief Pennington has written 21 citations so far along with 2 arrests for giving a false name.

  4. Safety Department- Felicia Owen reported that she completed her safety training and will be participating in a webinar the following Thursday. There will be a safety meeting Monday, March 18th.

  5. Recreation Department- Mayor Adams reported that she has been looking for a leader for the Rec Department but has not been able to find anyone so far. She asked if anyone knows anyone willing to do it to contact her. The city has decided to do Fall Baseball instead of spring. This will give them more time to prepare and also be cooler outside for the kids. She announced that the city will be doing an Easter Egg Hunt on the morning of April 20th. There are a few other activities they are trying to get in place for the following months such as a movie night, a city hour of prayer, and a walk.


Council Members

  1. Wynola Smith discussed an issue a citizen was having with her water bill. She was reassured by Clerk Jean that the issue was fixed. The council then discussed the requirements of someone having a garbage can.

  2. Zelda Sumner- Nothing to report.

  3. Suzanne Hutchinson discussed the Spring Fling. She stated everything is going well and a lot of vendors have signed up. There will be a Hobby Show this year instead of a car show. Anyone may enter vehicles such as classic cars, motorcycles, etc. There will be prizes this year instead of trophies.

  4. Jesse Yawn- Nothing to report.


Mayor Kim Adams stated that the flowers in the flower pots around the city look great. She thanked Clerk Jean and the maintenance department for plating them. She then discussed getting the Water Department area cleaned up and painting the doors to City Hall. Lastly, she updated the council on Railroad St. She stated that Jet would be taking care of the problem. They are still looking into if it is a street or an alley.


XI. Recess Regular Meeting:  The council voted to recess the meeting at 7:07pm.


XII. Executive Session: Land and Employees.


The council voted to go into executive session at 7:15pm.

The council voted to go out of executive session at 8:06pm.


XIII. Call Regular Meeting to order:  The council voted to go back into regular session at 8:06pm.

The council voted to hire Eric Hall for the Water Department.

The council voted to hire Kenny Roy Scott for the Street Department.

The council voted to move Johnny Weathersbee from full time to part time starting March 14th.

The council voted to raise pay .50 cents to $13/hr.


XIV. Adjournment: The council voted to adjourn the meeting at 8:09pm.

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