Council Minutes – 3/24/22

Regular Session Minutes of the

Council of the City of Dora, Alabama

March 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. Absent from the meeting was Norman Holt. George Sides was late arriving and missed roll call, but he was present for discussion of Items #8, #9, #10, #11, and #12. 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 Chris Edwards 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 – None

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

Item #8 – VITA Site – Mayor Stephens informed the council that he was contacted by Linda Jones, CPA. Ms. Jones works through a program called VITA Site which offers free income tax assistance to those who qualify (income based). She asked if we could provide a site for the 2022 Income Tax Year (next Spring – January – April). Training will occur in July 2022.

Item #9 – Matt Woods – Matt Woods is a candidate for Alabama State House District 1. Mr. Woods spoke to the council regarding his upcoming candidacy and intentions as the Representative for District 1. No action required.

Item #10 – ARC Grant – Mayor Stephens announced that The City of Dora was officially approved for the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Grant in the amount of $170,000.00. No action required.

Item #10 – Walking Trail Grant – Bid Opening for the Recreational Trails Project was on

March 17, 2022. The City did not receive any bids. Another bid date has been set for

March 30. No action required.

Item #11 – Golf Course Net/Fence – Mayor Stephens discussed the need to replace the torn netting located at the golf course between the driving range and the walking track. He suggested that we replace with a chain length fence 8-10 feet high with additional netting above the fence to keep balls from hitting pedestrians, the loss of balls, and to prevent deer from running through the netting. A suggestion was made to also include an additional 20-40 feet of fencing from that end back to the driving range. Bids will be accepted for completing this project.

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