Regular Session Minutes of the
Council of the City of Dora, Alabama
June 8, 2023
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 Stephens. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Stephens.
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Stephens. Roll call was taken by Stacy Turner. Present at the meeting were David Box, Norman Holt, Chris Edwards, George Sides, Jr., Randy Spears, Gary Thomas, Hezekiah Walker, Jr and Mayor Stephens were present. A quorum was in attendance.
Item #5- Approval of Minutes- The minutes of the May 25, 2023 were reviewed. A motion was
made by Chris Edwards to accept the minutes as written. The motion was seconded by Randy Spears. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item #6 – Old Business –None
Item #7— Bill List – A motion was made by George Sides, Jr. to approve the bill lists dated June 7, 2023. Motion was seconded by Randy Spears. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item #8 –Departmental Reports– A motion was made by George Sides, Jr. to approve May 2023 Department Reports A-G. Gary Thomas seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item #9 – Ordinance #6-2023-Granting a Franchise to Archaea Energy, its Successors and
Assigns, in the City of Dora, Alabama– Randy Spears made a motion to accept Ordinance #6-2023. This is the second reading of the ordinance which is regarding a twenty- year franchise fee to install a gas line through Burnwell Road to River Road. Archaea Energy will pay the City of Dora a lump sum franchise fee of $120,725.00 (one-hundred twenty thousand, seven hundred twenty-five and no/100). Gary Thomas seconded the motion. The floor was opened for all comments and questions which were all answered by Bob Conrad, President of Mid South Engineering Consultants, LLC who will be performing all the work on this project.
Roll Call Vote: Norman Holt-Yes; Chris Edwards-No; George Sides, Jr-No; Randy Spears-Yes; Gary Thomas-Yes; Hezikiah Walker, Jr.-Abstain; Mayor Stephens-Yes; David Box-No. Yes-4. No-3. Abstain-1. Yes-4; No-3; Abstain-1. The motion carried.
Item #10-Dora Lake Restocking- George Sides, Jr. made a motion to accept the cost for the first phase of the lake restocking from Southeastern Pond Management which is $1,100 (one-thousand one hundred and no/100) with a $200.00 (two hundred and no/100) mileage fee for a total of $1,300.00 (one thousand three hundred and no/100) for the electrofishing evaluation and management plan. Hezikiah Walker, Jr. seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item #11-Park Director Salary- George Sides, Jr. made a motion to increase the park director
salary to $500/month (five hundred and no/100). His current salary is $300/month (three hundred and no/100). Randy Spears seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote: Chris Edwards-Yes; George Sides, Jr-Yes; Randy Spears-Yes; Gary Thomas-No;
Hezikiah Walker, Jr.-No; Mayor Stephens-No; David Box-Yes; Norman Holt-Yes. Yes-5. No-3. The motion carried.
Item #12-Fire Department Request- Randy Spears made a motion to approve the purchase of a Binder Lift-patient assist device which will come with a five-year warranty for a total cost of $791 (seven hundred ninety-one and no/100). George Sides, Jr. seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
George Sides, Jr. made the motion to adjourn the meeting. Gary Thomas seconded the motion. All in favor and meeting was adjourned.