February 2010 Minutes

Regular Meeting of the Mayor and City Council
City of Ball Ground, Georgia
Ball Ground City Hall ~ 9:00 A.M.
MINUTES
February 27, 2010

 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 – None

Item 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 Business

a)      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.

RESOLUTION 2010-R05

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.

          

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