Regular Session Minutes of the
Council of the City of Dora, Alabama
February 10, 2022
The Council of the City of Dora, Alabama met in the Dora Municipal Building at 6:00 p.m. We were led in prayer by Mayor Randy Stephens. The pledge of allegiance was led by Mayor Randy Stephens.
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Randy Stephens. Roll call was taken by SuLeigh Warren. Present at the meeting were David Box, Chris Edwards, Norman Holt, Randy Spears, Hezikiah Walker, Jr., and Mayor Randy Stephens Absent from the meeting were George Sides and Gary Thomas. A quorum was in attendance.
Item #5— Approval of the Minutes – The minutes of the January 27, 2022 Meeting were reviewed. A motion was made by Norman Holt to accept the minutes of the January 27, 2022 meeting as written. The motion was seconded by Chris Edwards. All in favor and the motion was carried.
Item #6 – Old Business – Motion was made by Hezikiah Walker to approve the spraying of herbicide twice a year on approximately 18-19 miles of the City’s roads. Each spray will cost $80.00 per mile ($1,520.00) for each application. Motion was seconded by Norman Holt. Roll Call Vote: Randy Spears – Yes; Hezikiah Walker, Jr – Yes; David Box -Yes; Norman Holt – Yes; Chris Edwards – Yes; and Mayor Randy Stephens – No. 5- Yes; No – 1; Absent -2. Motion Carried.
Item #7— Bill Lists – A motion was made by Hezikiah Walker to approve the bill lists for February 8, 20200 as submitted. Chris Edwards seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion was carried.
Item #8 – Departmental Reports – Randy Spears made a motion to approve departmental reports A-D and-G for December 2021. (Police and Park December Reports will be presented at the February 24, 2022 council meeting.) David Box seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion was carried.
Item #9 – 2022 Insurance Renewal – Norman Holt made a motion to accept the three-year insurance contract with Byars Wright Insurance (representing AMIC) which includes a discount of $1,500.00 for a total cost $77,492.00. If the City decides to drop the coverage after two years, the City will be responsible for paying the $1,500.00. Chris Edwards seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item #10 – Resolution #3-2022 – Green Top Café Alcohol License – Mayor Stephens informed the council that the Green Top Café is leasing a suite next door to Dora Utilities in order to continue business while the main Café on 78 Highway is being repaired from the fire. Green Top Café’ has applied for a retail table wine (on-and-off premises consumption) and a retail beer license (on-premises and off-premises consumption). City Clerk, SuLeigh Warren told the council that the required documentation is being submitted. The legal ad will be run twice in the Mountain Eagle for public comment. The council will vote yes or no on this issue at next scheduled meeting.
Item #11 – Resolution #4-2022 Agreement with ALDOT for Maintenance of Public Right of Way with Reimbursement – Chris Edwards made a motion to approve Resolution #4 – 2022, Mowing Agreement with ALDOT. Randy Spears seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote: David Box – Yes; Norman Holt – Yes: Chris Edwards – Yes; Randy Spears – Yes; Hezikiah Walker – Yes; and Mayor Randy Stephens – Yes. All in favor and the motion carried. 6 – Yes; 2- Absent
Item #12 – Walker County Hall of Fame – Randy Spearsmade a motion to purchase a $1,000 ad in the Walker County Hall of Fame Program. This will be a ½ page ad for Golf and a half page ad for the City. David Box seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item #13 – City Clerk Dues – Chris Edwards made a motion to approve the payment of the 2022 City Clerk AAMCA Dues in the amount of $50.00. Motion was seconded by David Box. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item #14 – Park Director– Mayor Stephens informed the Council that Rodney Smithers submitted his letter of resignation as the City of Dora Park Director. Mayor Stephens asked Hezikiah Walker to work on a job description for this position. No Action Required.
Randy Spears made a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded by Chris Edwards. All in favor and the motion carried. Meeting was adjourned.