Item 1: Mayor Roberts called the meeting to order.
City Clerk Karen Jordan administered the oath of office to John Byrd. Mr. Byrd will serve a four year term as Post #4 Council Member.
Council Members John Byrd, Frank Homiller, Mickey O’Malley, Lee Prettyman & Andrenia Stoner were present.
Staff Present: Darrell Caudill, City Attorney; Dana Davis, Police Chief; Michael Chapman, Planner; Eric Wilmarth, City Manager; & Karen L. Jordan, City Clerk
Also Present: Stephanie Joyner (Cherokee Historical Society) and Erika Neldner (Cherokee Ledger-News)
Item 2: Council Member Homiller led the Pledge Allegiance
Item 3: Scheduled Appearances – NoneItem 4: Approval of January 14, 2010 Meeting Minutes Council Member Stoner put forth a motion, Seconded by Council Member Homiller to approve the minutes as submitted in writing by the City Clerk. Motion Approved 5 Yeas, 0 Nays.
Item 5: Old Business
Item 6: New Businessa) Consider Resolution 2010-R04 To accept a Community Development Block Grant award from Cherokee County Mayor Roberts presented Resolution 2010-R04 for Council consideration. RESOLUTION 2010-R04 A RESOLUTION TO ENTER INTO A SUBRECIPENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA AND THE CITY OF BALL GROUND, GA FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING CHEROKEE COUNTY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDS
WHEREAS, the project shall be know as the Ball Ground Neighborhood Facility Rehabilitation Project, Activity Number CD09-0204, and
WHEREAS, the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners has appropriated $85,178.00 from CDBG FY 2009 for award to the City of Ball Ground for the implementation of activities determined to be CDBG eligible by the County funds, and
WHEREAS, the City of Ball Ground agrees to contribute matching funds at a minimum of 25% of the total project cost, and
WHEREAS, the City of Ball Ground certifies that the matching funds totaling $21,295.00 has been identified as supporting this project as set out within the Cherokee County Community Development Block Grand Program Capital Project Application and will be made available as requested.
NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved the Mayor and City Council of the City of Ball Ground, Georgia hereby agrees to enter into a Subrecipent Agreement with the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners and further agrees to make available matching funds of $21,295.00 toward the cost of the project, Activity Number CD09-0204.
SO RESOLVED THIS 27TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2010./s/ A. R. Roberts, III A.R. Roberts, III Mayor /s/ Karen L. Jorda Karen L. Jordan City Clerk Council Member Homiller put forth a motion, Seconded by Council Member Prettyman to approve Resolution 2010-R04. Motion Approved 5 Yeas, 0 Nays
b) Consider Resolution 2010-R05 Authorizing Mayor Roberts execute and all documents related to the acceptance of a Cherokee Co. CDBG for Community Center Improvements
Mayor Roberts presented Resolution 2010-R05 for Council consideration.
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BALL GROUND, GEORGIA AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF BALL GROUND TO EXECUTE ANY AND ALL DOCUMENTS NECESSARY FOR ACCEPTANCE AND IMPLEMENT OF A CHEROKEE COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRAND PROGRAM FY 2009 CAPITAL PROJECT FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE BALL GROUND COMMUNITY CENTER
WHEREAS, it is therefore necessary that he Ball Ground City Council authorize the Mayor of the City of Ball Ground to sign the FY 2009 Subrecipent Agreement and other related documents between the Cherokee County, Georgia and the City of Ball Ground, and
NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Ball Ground, Georgia that Mayor Roberts be granted authorization to execute said acceptance documents.
SO RESOLVED, this 27th day of February, 2010/s/ A. R. Roberts, II A. R. Roberts, III Mayor /s/ Karen L. Jorda Karen L. Jordan City Clerk Council Member Homiller put forth a motion, Seconded by Council Member Stoner to approve Resolution 2010-R05. Motion Approved 5 Yeas, 0 Nays
Item 7: City Manager
Financial Report – An unaudited report of account balances, statement of revenue and expenditures for the month ended January 31, 2010 was presented by City Administrator Wilmarth. The report showed cash on deposit totaled $638,392.87.
Public Safety – Chief Davis presented a written report of the department’s activity for the month ended March 31, 2010.
Item 8: Mayor Roberts and City Council
Mayor Roberts announced that Ball Ground Scout Troop #1755 would conduct a tree planting ceremony today on the City Hall grounds at 11 am to commemorate the 100 anniversary of Boy Scouts USA.
Item 19: Public Comments
Item 10: Executive Session (If Needed)
Item 11: Adjourn
There being no further business for Mayor and Council consideration a motion was duly made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 9:25 AM.
The minutes of this February 27, 2010 Meeting of Council approved this 8th Day of April 2010.