Regular Session Minutes of the Dora City Council – City of Dora, Alabama
April 22, 2021
The Council of the City of Dora, Alabama met in the Dora Municipal Building at 7:00 pm. We were led in prayer by Gary Thomas. The pledge of allegiance was led by Mayor Randy Stephens.
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Randy Stephens. Roll call was taken by SuLeigh Warren. Present at the meeting were David Box, Chris Edwards, Randy Spears, George Sides, Gary Thomas, Hezikiah Walker, Jr., and Mayor Randy Stephens. Norman Holt was absent
A quorum was in attendance.
Item #5— Approval of the Minutes – The minutes of the April 8, 2021 meeting were reviewed. A motion was made by Chris Edwards to accept the minutes of the April 8, 2021 meeting as written. The motion was seconded by David Box. All in favor and the motion was carried.
Item #7— Old Business – Expense Account for Mayor/ Update on Fencing, Lighting,
and Commerce Bridge – Mayor Stephens called the League of Municipalities’ Legal Department about having an expense account for the Mayor. He was informed that an expense account is not allowed because it will be considered changing the pay package and this cannot be done in the middle of a term. However, it is acceptable for the mayor to be reimbursed for actual expenses. Other old business – The lights and fencing have been installed at the Park. Commerce Bridge should be finished sometime next week.
Item #6— Bill List – A motion was made by Randy Spears to approve the bill list for
April 20, 2021. The motion was seconded by George Sides, Jr. All in favor and the motion was carried.
Item #8 – Resolution #4 2021 – Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday – A motion was made by Randy Spears to approve Resolution # 4 2021 – Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday. Gary Thomas seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: David Box – Yes; Chris Edwards – Yes; George Sides – Yes; Randy Spears – Yes; Gary Thomas – Yes; Hezikiah Walker, Jr. – Yes; and Mayor Stephens – Yes. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item #9 –Rip Rap for Commerce Street Bridge – Chris Edwards made a motion to approve spending an extra $5,000.00 above the contract of thenew Commerce Street Bridge to purchase extra rock. Motion was seconded by Gary Thomas. All in favor except for George Sides who abstained because he owns property in this area. Motion carried.
Item #10 – Glover Road Trash Pick-up – Williams and Callabrese – The city has provided garbage service to Glover Road for many years. Recently, it was determined that Glover Road is a private drive and not a city road. The City is not allowed to provide garbage service on private drives, but they may bring their garbage to the end of the road for pick-up. Council Members discussed how this issue will be handled going forward. The decision was tabled until next council meeting. No action taken.
Item #11 – Coach Chavis Williams Proposal – Coach Chavis Williams spoke to the council and those attending the meeting to discuss combining the Dora and Sumiton Parks’ Recreational Football program. Mr. Williams explained his goals are to develop children to play football and to teach fundamentals so that the players will be ready for high school football. After much discussion a vote of the council was tabled. Mr. Williams will schedule a meeting with the children’s parents to obtain their input. No action taken.
Gary Thomas made the motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded by Randy Spears. All in favor and meeting was adjourned.