PRESIDING:  William P. Glascock, Mayor

PRESENT:  Council Members David Bennett, David Fussell, Sandy Gothard,  Catherine Kelley, Blair Ramey, City Attorney Bill Pickering, and City Clerk Dana Driver. 

CALL TO ORDER:  Mayor Glascock called the meeting of the City Council to order at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 1214 Lula Lake Road, Lookout Mountain, Georgia. 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  The minutes of the regular meeting held December 17, 2009 were approved as submitted.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  The minutes of the called meeting held December 22, 2009 were approved as submitted.

KEITH SANFORD – COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO HAITI – Mr. Keith Sanford and other residents addressed the Council regarding the need to help with small organizations that have local ties in the Haitian earthquake relief effort.   The presenters encouraged local residents to support some of the smaller organizations such as Children’s Nutrition Program of Haiti, Save the Children, Partners in Health and Doctors Without Borders.

MICHAEL KNEE – STREET SAFETY  -  Resident Michael Knee addressed the Council about the idea of a lighted crosswalk system to be put in place on Red Riding Hood Trail.  Mr. Knee, after contacting the manufacturer, informed the Council that the estimated cost for such a system would be approximately $20,000.  The Mayor thanked Mr. Knee for his presentation and research and said the Council would take it under consideration.

HAMILTON BROCK – STREET SAFETY –  Resident Hamilton Brock addressed the Council about the need to put up guard rails on make Scenic Highway near the curves coming from Covenant College.  Mr. Brock informed the Council about the seven wrecks over the past _______ years that have occurred on those curves which are located in his front yard. 

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN PROCESS – Mayor Glascock stated that specific questions have been posed by residents on the Comprehensive Plan.  The plan is still on the City website for review.  Councilman Sandy Gothard informed the Council that a public meeting would be scheduled in February.

TOWN CENTER UPDATE – Mayor Glascock informed the Council that progress is being made on the town Center.   The Mayor informed the Council that there are still issues to be resolved.  One issue is the rock that has to be excavated before construction and the number of parking spaces need for City Hall.  The Mayor asked Councilwoman Catherine Kelley look at ideas for landscaping the site of the former Mountain Market. Ms. Kelley met with Bill Scott of William Scott Landscaping to obtain a bid for sodding or seeding the vacant lot out front in order to clean up the site.  She will obtain two more bids and present to the Council at a later date.

FLINSTONE SEWER SYSTEM -  The Mayor informed the Council that all documents have been turned in now for the GEFA grant and that the estoppel letters are being drafted by the attorneys and will be presented to the residents of the Flintstone subdivision.

RECORDS RETENTION – City Clerk Dana Driver reported to the Council that she working on drafting a resolution for records retention. 

MONTHLY STORMWATER & SEWER REPORT – Catherine Fox will be visiting the City next week to finish the 2009 annual report to the EPD.  Copies of the current storm water activity report and sewer report were distributed to the Council, copies which are attached. 

MAYOR’S REPORT

  • The Mayor introduced Cindy Roberts to the Council
  • The Mayor informed the Council of the personnel changes within the City.  He introduced Cindy Roberts to the Council as the as the newly hired executive assistant to Brad Haven.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Dana Driver
City Clerk

  
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