Regular Session Minutes of the
Council of the City of Dora, Alabama
May 12, 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 David Box. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor 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, Norman Holt, Chris Edwards, Randy Spears, Gary Thomas, Hezekiah Walker, Jr., and Mayor Randy Stephens. George Sides was absent. A quorum was in attendance.
Item #5-Approval of the Minutes – The minutes of the April 28, 2022 regular meeting minutes and the May 3, 2022 special meeting minutes were reviewed. A motion was made by Gary Thomas to accept the minutes as written. The motion was seconded by Hezikiah Walker. All in favor and the motion was carried.
Item #6 – Old Business –
Item #7-Bill List – A motion was made by Norman Holt to approve the bill lists dated May 10, 2022. Motion was seconded by David Box. All in favor and the motion was carried.
Item #8 – Departmental Reports -A motion was made by Randy Spears to approve March 2022 Department Reports A-G. Motion was seconded by Norman Holt. All in favor and the motion was carried.
Item #9 – Pay Raises -Mayor Stephens proposed giving all city employees a $1.00 an hour pay increase. Chris Edwards made a motion to give all city employees a $1.00 an hour pay increase. The motion was seconded by David Box. Roll Call Vote: David Box -Yes; Norman Holt -Yes; Chris Edwards -Yes; Randy Spears -Yes: Gary Thomas -Yes; Hezikiah Walker -Yes; Mayor Stephens -Yes; Yes -7; No -0. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item #10 – Police Request -A motion was made by Randy Spears to approve for Police Chief Jared Hall to attend the 2022 AACOP Summer Conference in Orange Beach, July 31st -August 4th, 2022, to pay the registration fee of $200.00, and to pay for lodging at a cost of $1116.00. The motion was seconded by Norman Holt. All in favor and the motion was approved.
Item #11 – Surplus Equipment -Norman Holt made a motion to surplus the 1994 S-10 Blazer for $500.00. Motion was seconded by Gary Thomas. A motion was made by Chris Edwards to surplus the 1998 Dodge Ram 3500 for $1,000.00 and surplus the 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 for
$500.00. Motion seconded by Hezikiah Walker. All in favor and both motions carried.
Item #12-Backhoe-The city is currently renting a backhoe from Cowin Equipment Company. Cown has offered to give the city $10,000 trade-in on our JCB backhoe towards the $92,000 purchase of the CASE backhoe that we are currently renting. Chris Edwards made a motion to authorize Mayor Randy Stephens to negotiate with Cowin Equipment Company to get the best deal possible on this transaction. Randy Spears seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion passed.
Item #13 -Next Meeting – Chris Edwards made a motion to cancel the May 19, 2022 Council Meeting and attend the East Walker Chamber of Commerce banquet and purchase two tables at $200.00 a piece for the council members. The motion was seconded by Randy Spears. All in favor with Hezikiah Walker abstaining.
David Box made the motion to adjourn the meeting. Gary Thomas seconded the motion. All in favor and meeting was adjourned.