Emergency Special Called Meeting of the Mayor and City Council
City of Ball Ground, Georgia
Ball Ground City Hall ~ 9:00 AM
March 26, 2020
Mayor Rick Roberts was present for the meeting in Council Chambers. He called the Emergency Special Called Meeting to order at 9:00 A.M. on March 26, 2020. In order to limit the number of individuals present in Council Chambers, City Hall, and to provide for social distancing as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Council Members Byrd, O’Malley, Prettyman, Stoner, and Homiller participated via teleconference call.
Mayor Roberts requested a Roll Call of Council Members participating via teleconference. The following Council Members announced their presence and participation:
The following Staff were present for the meeting.
Item 1. Consider Emergency Declaration by the Mayor of the City of Ball Ground Related to COVID-19.
City Manager Wilmarth gave an overview of the Declaration. He stated the Declaration shall become effective at midnight March 26, 2020 and would continue to 11:59 PM on April 13, 2020, or until it is extended or rescinded by Mayor Roberts.
Council Member Andrenia Stoner put forth a Motion, Seconded by Council Member Prettyman to Authorize the Mayor to Execute the Emergency Declaration Related to COVID-19, as proposed.
During discussion of said Motion by Council Members and Mayor, City Manager Wilmarth gave an overview of the Declaration. He stated the Emergency Declaration shall become effective at midnight on March 6, 2020 and would continue to 11:59 P.M. on April 13, 2020 or until extended or rescinded by Mayor Roberts. Council Member Homiller emphasized that citizens “stay at home” to mitigate the spread of the virus during this health crisis.
Mayor Roberts called for a Roll Call Vote by Council Members and the following Council Members voted in favor of the Motion:
John Byrd, Frank Homiller, Mickey O’Malley, Lee Prettyman and Andrenia Stoner.
Item 3. Adjourn
There being no further business for Council consideration Council Member Stoner put forth a motion, Seconded by Council Member Prettyman to adjourn the Emergency Special Called Meeting.
Motion Unanimously Approved
The Minutes of this March 26, 2020 Emergency Special Called Meeting approved this 14th Day of May, 2020.
A.R. (Rick) Roberts, III, Mayor
Karen L. Jordan, City Clerk