Council Minutes – 2/24/2022

Regular Session Minutes of the

Council of the City of Dora, Alabama

February 24, 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 Gary Thomas. Mayor Randy Stephens led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Randy Stephens. Roll call was taken by SuLeigh Warren. Present at the meeting were David Box, George Sides, Norman Holt, Randy Spears, Gary Thomas, Hezekiah Walker, Jr. and Mayor Randy Stephens. Chris Edwards was absent. A quorum was in attendance.

Item #5— Approval of the Minutes – The minutes of the February 10, 2022 regular meeting minutes were reviewed. A motion was made by George Sides to accept the minutes as written. The motion was seconded by David Box. All in favor and the motion was carried.

Item #6 – Old Business – Norman Holt made a motion to approve the January 2022 Police and Park Departments Reports. The motion was seconded by Hezikiah Walker, Jr. All in favor and the motion was carried.

Item #7— Bill List – A motion was made by Gary Thomas to approve the bill lists dated February 22, 2022. Motion was seconded by George Sides. All in favor and the motion was carried.

Item #8 – Resolution #3-2022 Green Top Café Alcohol License – Item tabled due to owner of Green Top Cafe, Tony Headrick, not having all paperwork completed.

Item #9 – Park Director – Mayor Randy Stephens announced he appointed Chris Gant as the interim Park Director.

Item #10 – Park Department Request – Uniforms -Mayor Stephens asked the council to consider spending $2,500.00 to sponsor the first 50 children who sign-up for baseball by waiving the registration fee and purchasing the child’s hat and shirt. George Sides made a motion to spend up to $5,000.00 to purchase hats, shirts, and to waive the registration. The motion was seconded by Norman Holt.

Item #10 – Travel Ball – Chase Gant informed the council that four All-Star travel ball teams have asked to use Dora Park’s fields on Thursday nights if not being used by the Park. The travel teams have offered to pay $3,200.00 for the use of the fields. David Box made a motion to approve for the park’s ballfields to be used on Thursday nights at a cost of $3,200.00. The motion was seconded by Norman Holt. All in favor and the motion carried.

Item #11 – Medical Clinic Request – Mayor Stephens told the council that the Hyche Center, who rents the Medical Clinic, has been hit hard by the Covid pandemic. He reminded them that ARPA funds can be used to help small businesses who are struggling due to the Covid pandemic. George Sides made a motion to approve paying $5,000.00 of the ARPA funds to assist the Hyche Center in paying their rent. The motion was seconded by Randy Spears. All in favor and the motion was carried.

Randy Spears made the motion to adjourn the meeting. Hezikiah Walker seconded the motion. All in favor and meeting was adjourned.

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