PRESENT: Jerry D. Roseberry,
Mayor; Council members: George Holt; Jim Windham; Mike Ready; David Eady; Jeff
Wearing, Sarah Davis. Staff members
present: City Manager Matt Pepper, City Clerk Lauran Willis, Utilities Superintendent
Jody Reid, Chief Dave Harvey, City Attorney David Strickland.
OTHERS PRESENT: Peggy
Madden, Hoyt Oliver, Randy Simon, Laura Gaffney, and Danielle Miller from
Oxford College, Nick Cole, Nita Carson, Cheryl Ready, Art & Laurie Vinson,
Hurenza Lewis, and Marvin Johnson.
1. The meeting was called to order by the Hon. Jerry D.
2. Invocation was delivered by Hoyt Oliver
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Motion to accept the Agenda for February
4, 2019 – Ready – Second – Wearing, approved unanimous 7/0.
Agenda - Approved unanimous 7/0.
Mayor Roseberry reminded everyone of the
Arbor Day festivities on Saturday, February 10th at 10:00 AM,
at City Hall. Attachment B
9. Wesley Street and Pierce
Street Road Improvements
Randy Simon from Oxford
College presented their site plan for the road improvements to the Wesley
Street and Pierce Street
intersection for Council approval.
Motion to approve by Holt –
second – Wearing, approved unanimous 6/1 with Windham vote nay.
10. GEFA Loan
The Georgia Environmental
Finance Authority has asked for an updated resolution for the project
for the N. Emory Street Sewer Project.
Motion by Ready – Second – Davis, approved unanimous 7/0.
11. City Representative with Newton County Water & Sewerage Authority.
Motion to re-appoint Terry Smith – Holt – Second – Windham, approved
12. 101 Longstreet Circle
Mr. Hurenza Lewis of 117
Longstreet Circle has approached the city to express his interest in purchasing
the city-owned propertied located
at 101 Longstreet Circle for the construction of a home on the lot.
Motion by Ready to put property out for bid. – second – Holt,
approved unanimous 6/1 with Windham
13. Invoice Approval
Motion by Ready to approve
invoices with City Manager and Chief Harvey research and verification
regarding the E-911 charges
– second Davis, approved unanimous 7/0.
Motion to adjourn regular session at 7:29 pm – Ready – Second – Davis, approved
14. Executive Session
Motion to go into an Executive Session at
7:32 pm – Ready – Second – Davis, approved unanimous 7/0.
City Attorney Strickland
updated Council regarding the East Clark Street Property.
Council discussed the City
Solicitor position. There was discussion regarding real-estate from
There being no further business:
Motion to adjourn the Execution Session at 8:10 pm – Windham –
second – Wearing, approved
Motion to return to Regular
Session at 8:10 pm – Windham – second – Wearing, approved unanimous
City Solicitor - It
was the consensus of Council to have City Clerk Lauran Willis invite applicant
Freeman to the February 18th
Motion to adjourn at 8:12 pm Windham – second – Davis, approved
Lauran Willis, MMC/FOA