2.8.2016 Action Agenda



FEBRUARY 8, 2016

7:30 PM

Call to order Mayor Melanie Hammet called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Present were Council members Jean Bordeaux, Erika Brown, George Chidi, Tonja Holder and Megan Pulsts. Staff member present was City Administrator Valerie Caldwell, and Administrative Assistant Missye Varner.  City Attorney Laurel Henderson, and Police Chief Sarai Y’hudah Green were not in attendance.

Pledge of Allegiance


Adoption of AgendaAdopted on motion by Pulsts, 2nd Bordeaux. 5-0.

Public Comments


All matters listed under this item are considered to be routine or have been previously discussed by the City Council and will be enacted by one motion.  There will not be separate discussion of these items.  If discussion is desired, that item will be removed from the consent agenda and will be considered separately.

  • Minutes of meeting held 01/05/16 and 01/11/16 and 01/26/16 Bordeaux removed minutes from the Consent Agenda for corrections.  Holder moved to approve the minutes of 01/05/16, 01/11/16 and 01/26/16 as amended, seconded by Bordeaux and approved 5-0.


 Public Hearing on Comprehensive Plan – ARC representative Allison Duncan Duncan kicked off the Comp Plan update with this Public Hearing by briefing the community on the process, providing a time line as well as outlining opportunities for public input.

  • Appointment of Steering Committee Hammet appointed the following members, Augusta Woods, David Brachman, Shirley Kinsley, Dugan Trogden, Pat Hamilton, Rev. Dr. Keith Pasini, Gwen Robinson, Phil Howland, Vickie McCall, Art Hagar, Susan Edwards, John Weeks, and Roger Boyd. She stated she was awaiting acceptance of appointment from four other individuals.  Hammet discussed appointing a secondary group consisting of previous mayors to assist with the Comp Plan, thereby capturing additional institutional knowledge.

Appointment of Commercial Work GroupHammet appointed Council members Jean Bordeaux, and Erika Brown as well as citizens Cindy Diamond, Brandy Hall and Wayne Waltrip.


  • Consideration of Proposal from Economic Development Consultant Following a presentation by Christopher Jones, Brown moved to direct the city attorney to draft contract between Mr. Jones of NewTown Partners and the City in the amount of $5,000.00, 2nd by Pulsts. Approved 5-0.
  • Approval of Executive Session Minutes of 01/11/16 Pulsts moved to approve, 2nd by Holder. 5-0.
  • Discussion of Town Hall MeetingsMeetings will be on as needed basis with 2 week notice.

Public Comments

Mayor Comments

Council Comment

Adjournment Pulsts moved to adjourn, 2nd by Chidi at 8:24 pm. 5-0.