Regular Session Minutes of the
Council of the City of Dora, Alabama
July 28, 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 Gary Thomas. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Stephens.
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Randy Stephens. Roll call was taken by Stacy Turner. Present at the meeting were David Box, Chris Edwards, George Sides, Jr., Randy Spears, Gary Thomas, and Mayor Randy Stephens. Hezikiah Walker, Jr. and Norman Holt were absent. A quorum was in attendance.
Item #5— Approval of the Minutes – The minutes of the July 14, 2022 regular meeting minutes 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 was carried.
Item #6 – Old Business – None.
Item #7— Bill List – A motion was made by Randy Spears to approve the bill lists dated July 28, 2022. Motion was seconded by Gary Thomas. All in favor and the motion was carried.
Item #8 – Resolution #10-2022-Tier I Retirement Benefits to Tier II Plan Members – The City of Dora’s Employees’ Retirement System offers the opportunity to provide Tier I benefits to our current Tier II employees. The benefits and costs to the City of Dora and its employees was discussed in great detail. Hezikiah Walker, Jr. arrived late during this discussion. A motion was made by David Box to suspend the rules and allow immediate consideration to adopt Resolution #10-2022. Motion was seconded by Gary Thomas. The motion carried to suspend the rules for immediate consideration to adopt this resolution. 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. A motion was made to approve Resolution #10-2022 by George Sides, Jr. Motion was seconded by David Box. 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; Randy Spears-Yes. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item #9 – RTP Grant Change Proposal –A proposal from Gillespie Construction for a change order for underground service at the Recreational Trail Lighting Project for $21,500 was reviewed. A motion was made by Randy Spears to table this item while council members view the newly set power poles on the walking trail. Motion was seconded by Chris Edwards. The item was tabled.
Item #10 – Jordan’s Siding Quote –A motion was made by Chris Edwards to accept the increased quote for previously approved services for vinyl soffit and fascia in park pavilion for $7500.00 and the concession stand for $1,850.00 for a total of $9,350. Motion was seconded by Randy Spears. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item #11 –Griffin’s Floor Science Mop & Buff Maintenance Price Quote– A motion was made by Gary Thomas to approve the price quote for $150/monthly mop and buff maintenance for the entire premises of the Dora Civic Center’s flooring. Motion was seconded by Randy Spears. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item#12 –Municipal Clerk Training – Randy Spears made the motion to approve sending the City Clerk, Stacy Turner to the Municipal Clerks Fall Institute October 19, 2022 thru October 21, 2022 at the Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa, AL. The conference cost is $265 and the hotel estimate is $531.30 for a total cost of $796.30. David Box seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item#13-Bradford Pear Trees-City Hall– Chris Edwards made the motion to cut down the pear trees at the City Hall due to constant breaking of limbs. Gary Thomas seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
David Box made the motion to adjourn the meeting. Chris Edwards seconded the motion. All in favor and meeting was adjourned.