MEMBERS PRESENT: Mayor
Jerry D. Roseberry; Councilmembers: Jim Windham; George Holt; Mike Ready, Jeff
Wearing. David Eady and Sarah Davis were not present.
Matt Pepper, City Manager; Dave Harvey, Chief; Lauran Willis, City Clerk; Jody
Reid, Utility Superintendent; Connie Middlebrooks, Danny Middlebrooks, Hoyt
Oliver, Peggy Madden, David Huber MD, James and Adrienne Waddey, Laura Gafnea,
and Danielle Miller with Oxford College; Dawn Towns, Angela Pilgrim, Jason
Thomas, Judy Grier, Terry Smith, Bethany Lavigno, and Goldie Emerson
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Jerry D.
Agenda (Attachment A)
Mayor Roseberry appointed Connie Middlebrooks as City Clerk to replace
retiring City Clerk Lauran Willis. Roseberry announced the MLK program tonight
at 7:30 at Old Church. He also announced that Jim Dove and Mott Beck with NEGRC
will be retiring June 30, 2019. Roseberry announced that our police chief Dave
Harvey will be ticketing any overweight vehicles/dump trucks for driving on
city streets as they are not designated for overweight vehicles. (Attachment B)
Council discussed the appointment of new city solicitor. Mayor
Roseberry invited Bethany Lavigno to present her qualifications to the Council.
3. Change Order
for the Insertion Valve for Emory Sewer Project
City Manager Matt Pepper said as part of the construction of the sewer
main, we added a 6” insertion valve in the cast iron water main the parallels
the new sewer line on the west side of Emory Street. The estimated cost for the
work associated with adding the valve will be approximately $10,000.00. Council
will vote to formally approve the change order at the February meeting.
4. GEFA Loan
Council will vote on resolution to update the project completion date
for the North Emory Sewer Project.
5. Moore Street
Sidewalk Civil Plans
Goldie Emerson property owner of 107 Moore Street, appealed to Council
concerns regarding the tree at the corner of the lot. This item will be moved
to the Regular Session for Council to vote on possibility of removing the tree.
6. E. Clark Street Extension
consensus of Council to stay with original plans as approved in August of
2017. This item will be approved at the
February Regular Session. (Attachment E)
7. 107 W. Clark Street Extension
Jeff Wearing updated the Council regarding the house being stabilized. Mayor
Roseberry dissolved the original committee and appointed a new committee
consisting of Jeff Wearing as Chairman, with Mike Ready and Jim Windham as
committee members. The new committee
will continue the renovation project.
Community Development Coordinator
It was the consensus
of Council members present that there was no need for a Community Development Coordinator
at this time. (Attachment F)
9. City Representative with the
Newton County Water & Sewerage Authority
Former Council member Terry Smith gave an update to Council of the current
activities of NCWSA. He expressed his desire to continue to represent the City
of Oxford with NCWSA. This item will be voted on at the February meeting to
reappoint Terry Smith as representative for the City of Oxford with NCWSA.
at 6:50 pm.
Lauran Willis, MMC/FOA