Regular Session Minutes of the
Council of the City of Dora, Alabama
August 31, 2023
The Council of the City of Dora, Alabama met in the Dora Municipal Building at 6:00 p.m.
Randy Spears nominated Chris Edwards to act as chairperson of the meeting. David Box
seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried. We were led in prayer by Gary
Thomas. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Chris Edwards.
The meeting was called to order by Chris Edwards. Roll call was taken by Stacy Turner. Present at the meeting were David Box, Chris Edwards, George Sides, Jr., Randy Spears, Gary Thomas and Hezekiah Walker, Jr. Mayor Stephens and Norman Holt were absent. A quorum was in attendance.
Item#5- Approval of Minutes- The minutes of the August 10, 2023 were reviewed. A motion
was made by Gary Thomas to accept the minutes as written. The motion was seconded by David Box. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item #6 – Old Business –
Interconnect Meter Site Option Agreement – Bob Conrad of Mid-South Engineering related
their company is wanting to purchase a right of way and easement for construction of a meter site on River Road as part of the Archaea Energy Franchise agreement. This option agreement gives their company the option within two years to execute this easement agreement which will last for a term of twenty years. There is still some wording in the agreement that needs to be clarified with the city attorney. David Box made a motion to table this item until the attorney revises the document. Hezikiah Walker, Jr. seconded the motion. All in favor and the item was tabled.
Security Camera Quotes – A comparison quote was received from Carter Sound Solutions, LLC for the security camera system for the Armory and the Police Department which was previously quoted by Scott’s Electric Contracting. Mr. Carter made note that he did not recommend the resolution or style of cameras nor the longevity of the equipment of the specs he was provided to compare from Scott’s Electric Contracting. He did provide another quote with what he recommended. It was decided to allow Scott’s Electrical Contracting to quote a system based on the specs Carter Sound Solutions, LLC recommended. This item was tabled until a revised quote is received from Scotts Electrical Contracting is received. Randy Spears made a motion to table the security camera quotes. David Box seconded the motion. All in favor and the item was tabled.
Item #7 — Bill List – A motion was made by George Sides, Jr. to approve the bill lists dated
August 22, 2023. Motion was seconded by Randy Spears. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item #8 – Fire Department Updates/Requests – Chief Adrean Booth presented a list of items that are needed for the fire department. Some of these items are needed for compliance and will help to improve the City’s ISO score. The Command vehicle which is a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe needs repairs which total approximately $4,000 (four thousand and no/100 dollars). George Sides, Jr. made a motion to surplus the 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe and get quotes for replacing the vehicle with a new vehicle from the state bid list. The remaining items include three back up cameras ($250), T shirt order to rebrand the new fire department logo ($1,000), fire prevention supplies ($500), battery charger ($200), jumper cables (2 sets- $250), two back pack blowers ($1,000), annual hose testing (cost to be determined), PPV fan for Engine 2 required for compliancy ($3600) and K12 saw for Engine 2 also required for compliancy ($1295) for an approximate total of $7,970.00 (seven thousand nine hundred seventy and no/100 dollars). Randy Spears seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
The quote was received from Brindlee Mountain for Engine 100 to return it to fire service. The
quote was $37,705.00 (thirty-seven thousand seven hundred five and no/100 dollars). It would also require an additional $20,000.00 (twenty thousand and no/100 dollars) to have the exterior cleaned, buffed, re-painted and the interior cleaned. Chief Booth and Chris Edwards both agree that this is not a wise investment to restore this engine for fire service but possibly keep the engine and have it refurbished to only be used for parades, funerals, dignitary events. A quote will be presented at a later meeting to have Engine 100 refurbished only for parades and dignitary events.
The hallway tile and tile in both bathrooms at the fire department have cracked and are coming loose. There was a quote given from D&D flooring to remove the tile and replace with laminate hardwood flooring for $6,000.00 (six thousand and no/100 dollars), a quote to remove the tile and replace with comparable tile for $11,500.00 (eleven thousand five hundred and no/100 dollars) and a quote from Timber Ridge Industries Inc. to remove the tile, stain and seal the concrete for $4,915.00 (four thousand nine hundred fifteen and no/100). David Box made a motion to accept the bid from Timber Ridge Industries to stain the concrete for $4,915.00 (four thousand nine hundred fifteen and no/100 dollars). Randy Spears seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item #9-Support for Walker County Major Crime Unit Investigator- Jasper Chief of Police
J.C. Poe and District Attorney Bill Adair are in the process of recruiting an individual to create a position of Investigator for the Walker County Major Crime Unit. The person they are wanting to recruit was employed previously by the Jasper Police Department and has a history of Secret Service experience, certification in computer and cell phone forensics. They are seeking assistance from all municipalities in Walker County. They would like a donation of $5,000.00 (five thousand and no/100 dollars) per year from the City of Dora for approximately three years to be applied towards his salary. George Sides, Jr. made a motion to table this item until more details can be gathered from other municipalities regarding their donation to his salary. David Box seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion was tabled.
Item #10-Police Department Vest Carriers- George Sides, Jr. made a motion to purchase six
new carriers for the police officers vests for a cost of $1,530.00 (one thousand five hundred thirty and no/100). David Box seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion passed.
Item #11-Walker County Children’s Advocacy Center Golf Tournament – Randy Spears
made a motion for the City of Dora to sponsor a tournament team at the Fore The Children Golf Tournament at Horse Creek Golf Course on September 15, 2023 for $300.00 (three hundred and no/100). David Box seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
Gary Thomas made the motion to adjourn the meeting. Randy Spears seconded the motion. All in favor and meeting was adjourned.