December 4, 2021

Franklin City Council Minutes (10/07/21)

MAYOR & COUNCIL MEETING, 6:30 PM 

JOEL W. ROGERS MUNICIPAL COURTROOM

OCTOBER 7, 2021

MAYOR & COUNCIL MEETING

The Mayor and Council of the City of Franklin, Georgia, met in regular session Thursday, October 7, 2021, at Franklin City Hall, 150 Davis Street, Franklin, GA 30217 at 6:30 p.m. All Councilmembers were in attendance.

Mayor Hayes began the meeting by welcoming everyone in attendance. Attorney Mecklin gave the invocation and Councilmember Almond lead the pledge to the flag. 

MINUTES OF Council Meeting September 2, 2021

Councilmember Putzek made a motion to approve the minutes, seconded by Councilmember Senn. The vote to approve the motion was unanimous.

 APPROVE THE ORDER OF THE AGENDA

Councilmember Bradfield made a motion to approve the order of the agenda, seconded by Councilmember Putzek. The vote to approve the motion was unanimous.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS:

Finance – Finance Officer, Karen Boyd, gave the following report:

  • All accounts have been reconciled to the bank. General fund revenues exceeded expenditures by $82,299 for September. Revenues are still exceeding expenditures by $109,794 for the year. 
  • Sales tax increased $5,062 from last month and $25,379 from September of last year. August SPLOST increased $9,178 from the previous month and $18,086 from August of last year. 

Police Department – Chief Hannah had nothing to report.

Street Department – Street Supervisor Edward Ponder thanked the Mayor and Council for the purchase of the new excavator.

City Attorney – Attorney Mecklin updated Council that the Mobile Home Park was making progress with their cleanup and the court proceedings gave them until November 12th to finish. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:     

Recovery Efforts – Mayor Hayes updated Council that the weekly Wednesday calls continue with Chayla Bryant, their FEMA Recovery Specialist and all requested documents have been submitted. The City continues to wait on recovery money to trickle down from FEMA, then to GEMA, then to the City, and has not received anything yet.  

NEW BUSINESS:

Secondary Retirement Plan – Council discussed the possibility of offering employees a 457(b) secondary retirement plan through payroll. More information would be gathered and provided to Council. 

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Dianne Dunlap asked what the decision of the court was concerning the Mobile Home Park. Attorney Mecklin answered that the defendant, the owner, was found out of compliance of City Codes and faced fines and jail time if clean up wasn’t completed by November 12th.

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Councilmember Bradfield made a motion to enter into executive session to discuss personnel, seconded by Councilmember Israel. The vote to approve the motion was unanimous.

Councilmember Senn made a motion to enter back into regular session and to approve all action in executive session, none that needs to be reported, seconded by Councilmember Almond. The vote to approve the motion was unanimous. 

COUNCIL COMMENTS: None

MAYOR COMMENTS: None

ADJOURN:  There was no further business to conduct, and Councilmember Almond made a motion, seconded by Councilmember Bradfield, to adjourn. The vote to approve the motion was unanimous. 

The meeting closed at 7:05 p.m.

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