Regular Session Minutes of the
Council of the City of Dora, Alabama
July 27, 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 July 13, 2023 were reviewed. A motion was
made by Randy Spears to accept the minutes as written. The motion was seconded by Chris Edwards.
All in favor and the motion carried. Mayor Stephens abstained from the vote due to his absence from the previous council meeting.
Item #6 – Old Business –The cost of fish feed was reviewed from three different vendors. Randy Spears made a motion to purchase fish food from Thrasher’s Feed and Supply in Sumiton. The cost of the food is $22.99/fifty-pound bag The fish need to be fed five pounds per day. Chris Edwards seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
An update was given about the lake improvement project. While excavating the new road, the construction company broke the lid of the old septic tank, and we were advised to have this old septic tank pumped and removed because it is in the ditch line of the entrance road. Superior Septic Services has been called to complete this task.
Item #7— Bill List – A motion was made by Norman Holt to approve the bill lists dated July 25, 2023.
Item #12-Employee Pay Raises-Randy Spears made a motion to increase all full time hourly
employee’s pay rates by fifty cents per hour (based on a poor evaluation by their supervisor), one dollar per hour (based on a good evaluation by their supervisor) and two dollars per hour for four employees at the golf course for their excellent evaluations and years of service credit. One part time golf course employee and one part time city hall employee also received an hourly increase. Norman Holt seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item #13-Defensive Driving School Partnership- Hezikiah Walker, Jr. related that the City of
Jasper would like to send individuals from their city who choose to go to defensive driving school to participate in driving school here at Dora. David Box made a motion to allow the City of Jasper to refer individuals who qualify for driving school to participate and pay the driving school fee to the City of Dora to satisfy their fine from the City of Jasper. Chris Edwards seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item #14-East Walker Sewer Authority-Robby Busby has been the Chairman of East Walker
Sewer Authority for approximately seven years and his commission has expired. Randy
Spears made a motion to nominate Philip Ballenger as Chairman of the East Walker Sewer Authority.
Norman Holt seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
A brief conversation was held regarding our current canine control ordinance. Randy Spears offered to research options regarding revising our current ordinance with canine control.
David Box made the motion to adjourn the meeting. Gary Thomas seconded the motion. All in favor and meeting was adjourned.