09-27-2016 Action Agenda



SEPTEMBER 27, 2016

7:30 PM

Call to order Mayor Melanie Hammet called the meeting to order at 7:31 p.m.  Present were Mayor Pro Tem Megan Pulsts, Council Members Jean Bordeaux, Augusta Woods and Tonja Holder.  Also present City Attorney Laurel Henderson and City Administrator Valerie Caldwell.  Council member Brandy Hall and Chief of Police Sarai Y’Hudah Green were not present.

Pledge of Allegiance


Adoption of Agenda Mayor Hammet requested to amend the agenda by adding discussion of the lake closing. Pulsts moved to adopt the agenda; seconded by Holder and approved 4-0.

Public Comments

Lyndsay Sweeney a memorial proposal for Matt Johnson – Sweeney proposed to place a musical chime at the lake or playground in memory of Johnson. She and Holder will work together on this matter and report back at a future meeting.

Report from City Solicitor – L’Erin Barnes – Barnes gave a thorough report on matters of court, answered questions and requested a laptop and printer for court sessions to streamline the process. 

Discussion of the Lake Closing-Hammet reported to council that on September 21 she received a text message from a resident that DeKalb County had a sewer spill.  On September 22 she expedited a lake test and on the 23rd the result was 2800 from 2 the previous week. Mayor Hammet made an executive decision on the 24th to close the lake for the remainder of the year for the safety of the community. Another test was administered on the 26th with results of 2.  Holder suggested swimming at your own risk and to post the results. The Mayor said that Floatzilla and the Sand Castle Competition was safe for Lake Fest. The test results will be posted at the beach/lake.

Public Comments

Mayor Comments

Council Comments

Adjournment – Bordeaux moved to adjourn at 9:10 pm; seconded by Holder. Approved 4-0.