Regular Session Minutes of the
Council of the City of Dora, Alabama
May 25, 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, Chris Edwards, George Sides, Jr., Randy Spears, Gary
Thomas, Hezekiah Walker, Jr. and Mayor Stephens were present. Norman Holt was absent. A
quorum was in attendance.
Item#5- Approval of Minutes- The minutes of the May 11, 2023 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 carried.
Item #6 – Old Business –None.
Item #7— Bill List – A motion was made by Randy Spears to approve the bill lists dated May
23, 2023. Motion was seconded by David Box. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item #8 –Pickleball Court Optional Crack Repair Membrane– To repair the cracks in the
future pickleball court, the cost is $16/lineal foot from Lower Bros Tennis Courts. There are
approximately 425 feet of cracks in the current court which would cost approximately six
thousand eight hundred dollars ($6,800.00) to repair. Randy Spears made a motion to pay up to $6,800.00 to repair the cracks in the court. Chris Edwards seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item #9 – Lake Improvement Bids-New Entrance Road and Grading-Dora Lake–Mayor
Stephens informed the Council that the sealed bids were received and opened from the three companies who submitted bids for the lake improvement project and the low bidder for Phase I of the lake improvement project was Gillespie Construction. This phase will include the site prep, excavation, grading of the road with asphalt, new concrete entrance with sidewalk, curb, gutter and storm piping systems. Nelson Engineering has prepared the second phase for bidding on the construction of the pavilion and will be placing it out for bid. The bid tabulation for Phase I was reviewed for the project, and it was decided to remove the walking trail estimate from the bid and approve additive #7A which is to remove the current storm pipe and replace with a new pipe for a cost of seven thousand five hundred and no/100 ($7,500.00). Randy Spears made a motion to award the Dora Lake Entrance Road and Grading (Phase I) to Gillespie Construction for the base bid of two hundred forty-two thousand eight hundred dollars and no/100 ($242,800.00) and also to approve additive #7A for the new storm pipe for seven thousand five hundred and no/100 ($7,500.00) for a total cost of two hundred fifty thousand three hundred dollars and no/100 ($250,300.00). The funds for this project will come from ARPA funding.
Chris Edwards seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Randy Spears-Yes; Gary Thomas-Yes;
Hezikiah Walker, Jr.-Yes; Mayor Stephens-Yes; David Box-Yes; Chris Edwards-Yes; George
Sides, Jr.-Yes. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item #10-AAMCA Municipal Clerk Conference– Randy Spears made a motion to approve to
send the City Clerk to the municipal clerk conference in Point Clear, AL June 27-30, 2023 for a total cost of approximately one thousand one hundred fifty-two and no/100 ($1152.00) which includes the registration fee of $285.00 (two hundred eighty-five and no/100) and hotel costs. David Box seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item #11-Ordinance #6-2023-Archaea Energy Franchise Agreement- First Reading of
Ordinance #6-2023. Pineview Landfill produces methane gas and Archaea Energy is working
with Pineview Landfill to recycle the methane gas. They would need to access Kinder Morgan’s gas line located off Burnwell Road and River Road via a pipeline that would be installed here on some of the city’s streets. The agreement also includes a franchise fee paid in a lump sum to the City of Dora for one hundred twenty thousand seven hundred twenty-five and no/100 ($120,725.00). This franchise agreement is for twenty years. There is one acre of land owned by Dora Utilities that Archaea Energy is interested in purchasing to build a regulator station on River Road which will be discussed later. Randy Spears made a motion to suspend the rules for immediate consideration of Ordinance #6-2023-Archaea Energy Franchise Agreement. David Box seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: David Box-Yes; Chris Edwards-No; George Sides, Jr.-Yes; Randy Spears-Yes; Gary Thomas-Yes; Hezikiah Walker, Jr.-Yes; Mayor Stephens-Yes. Yes-6; No-1. The motion failed.
Item #12-Horse Creek Golf Course Surplus Equipment-Randy Spears made a motion to
declare the following items as surplus property at the golf course: a four-seater golf cart
$1500.00 (one thousand five hundred and no/100), club car $500.00 (five hundred and no/100), EZ go two-seater gas cart $400.00 (four hundred and no/100), John Deere 1545 mower $500.00 (five hundred and no/100). These items will be sold for $2900.00 (twenty-nine hundred and no/100). David Box seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
There was a brief discussion regarding scheduling a town hall meeting with the residents of
Yerkwood regarding possible annexation in the City Limits of Dora.
Randy Spears made the motion to adjourn the meeting. David Box seconded the motion. All in favor and meeting was adjourned.