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On behalf of the Mayor and City Council, and all the citizens of our great little city, it is my pleasure to extend to you a warm welcome and introduction to the City of Chattahoochee. We are excited to present this hometown Web Site to you in our continuing effort to communicate effectively with the citizens of our community and to acquaint you with our city. We have what I feel is the greatest place on earth to live, even going so far as to be called the “Garden of Eden” by some. We welcome your visit and look forward to having you stop by, look us over, meet some of the worlds most friendly people, and then decide that you would like to become a part of our great little city, nestled along the Georgia border, the Apalachicola River and home of Lake Seminole, where fishing and water sports abound.

Elmon "Lee" Garner
City Manager

 

 

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City History Dates

June 9, 1921 Town of River Junction

July 8, 1941 Town of Chattahoochee

August 1, 1967 City of Chattahoochee

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Code Red

 

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  Council Meeting July 1, 2014

            
The Regular Council Meeting of the Chattahoochee City Council was held Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at 6:30pm in the Council Chambers, at 22 Jefferson Street, Chattahoochee, Florida.

Mayor Annette Bates called the meeting to order at 6:30.

Mayor Bates welcomed the visitors and told them that if they were not on the agenda but wished to address the Council they would be allowed to do so after the items on the agenda had been addressed.

Council members present upon roll call were Kimrey, Wynn, Moultry, James and Mayor Bates.

The following visitors were present at the meeting:  L. B. Howell, Traci Hall, Mark Malory, Pebble Rish Engineer; Matt Chester, Diana Picklesimer, H. W. Bailey, Chattahoochee Main Street Director; Ben Chandler, Lamar Kent, Twin City News Editor; Kathy Johnson, Ola Blue, and Karen Garner. The following staff was present: City Manager; Lee Garner, Police Chief; Vann Pullen, and City Clerk; Marinda Wilson and City Attorney; J. David House.

The invocation was given by City Manager; Lee Garner, which was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVE MINUTES FOR JUNE MEETING

Council Member Kimrey made a motion to approve the June minutes and Mayor Bates seconded the motion.  Vote on the motion was yea by Council Members Kimrey, Wynn, Moultry, James and Mayor Bates.

APPROVE CAPITAL ASSET POLICY THRESHOLD

Based upon a recommendation of the City Auditor a request was made to amend the Capital Threshold from $500.00 to $5000.00.  The intent was to go back to October, 2012, per City Auditors request. Councilman Wynn made a motion to approve the Capital Threshold from $500.00 to $5000.00, Mayor Bates seconded the motion.  Vote on the motion was yea by all members present, Kimrey, Wynn, Moultry, James and Mayor Bates.

APPROVE REVISED BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014

After a brief discussion, Mayor Bates made a motion to approve the Revised Budget for FY 13-14 and Councilman Moultry seconded the motion.  Vote on the motion was yea by all members present, Kimrey, Wynn, Moultry, James and Mayor Bates.

APPROVE AND ACCEPT BID FOR RIVERLANDING ROAD RESURFACING

Councilman James made a motion to approve the lowest bid by Peavy Construction for River Landing Road resurfacing and Mayor Bates seconded the motion.  Vote on the motion was yea by all members present, Kimrey, Wynn, Moultry, James and Mayor Bates.  Peavy had the lowest bid of $134,680.00.

APPROVE MILLAGE RATE FOR FY 2014-2015

A motion was made by Council Member Wynn to approve the FY 2014-2015 tax rollback rate of 0.8423, which is an increase from FY 2013-2014 which was .0.8390.  Mayor Bates seconded the motion. Vote on the motion was yea by all members present, Kimrey, Wynn, Moultry, James and Mayor Bates.

 

VISITOR’S COMMENTS:

  1. Harold Bailey representing Chattahoochee Redbirds requested consideration of up to $1200.00 for construction of block wall down left field fence line at Therrell Field. City Manager to insure that funding is provided.
  2. Ben Chandler, Ex Director, Chattahoochee Main Street, updated on recent visioning project and  

provided a copy of information to council and those in attendance.

  1. Mr. Bernie Howell reported that the caboose at Heritage Park had been repainted with assistance from the City, Aramark and DOC and wanted to express his thanks for such a great job being done.

 

MANAGER’S REPORT:

A.    Reported that City Auditor would be here for a workshop on Thursday, July 24th to preview prior FY audit.
B.     Reminded everyone of July 4th celebration activities at River Landing Park.
C.    Congratulated Councilman James, Councilman Wynn and Councilwoman Bates for being re-elected for another term.

 

COUNCIL COMMENTS:

A.     Councilman Moultry stated he was glad that we were working with the county on providing better service to the Senior Citizens and requested some further information regarding funding per capita.
B.     Councilman James stated he was desirous to see the RV Park become a major priority in the near future.
C.    Bates stated it had been a pleasure to serve the citizens of Chattahoochee as Mayor and thanked the council for a great year.

 

There being no further business, Mayor Bates adjourned the meeting and went into the New Year.

                                               

 

“NEW YEAR”

ADMINISTER LOYALTY OATH

City Clerk; Marinda Wilson, administered the Loyalty Oath to Council members, Norman S. James, Jerry Wynn and Annette Bates.  In the absence of a mayor, the City Clerk called the meeting to order and the following Council members were present upon roll call: Kimrey, Wynn, Moultry, James and Bates.

NORMAN S. JAMES – NEW MAYOR

The City Clerk asked for a nomination for a Council member to serve as Mayor for the next year.  Council Member Moultry made a motion for Norman S. James to serve as Mayor.  Council member Kimrey seconded the motion.  Vote on the motion was yea by Council members Kimrey, Wynn, Moultry, James and Bates.

JERRY WYNN – MAYOR PRO-TEM

Mayor James asked for a motion for Mayor Pro-Tem.  Council Member Moultry nominated Council Member Jerry Wynn.  Council Member Bates seconded the motion.  Vote on the motion was yea by Council members Kimrey, Wynn, Moultry, Bates and Mayor James.

JERRY WYNN AND MANGER TO SERVE ON P & Z BOARD

Mayor James appointed Council member Wynn to serve with the City Manager as ex-officio members of the Planning and Zoning Board.

KEN KIMREY TO SERVE ON FIRE BOARD

Mayor James appointed Council Member Kimrey to serve on the Firemen’s Pension Fund Board of Trustees.

CHRIS MOULTRY TO SERVE ON SCHOOL SITING COMMITTEE

Mayor James appointed Council Moultry to serve on the School Siting Committee.

MAYOR BATES PRESENTED PLAQUE

Mayor James presented a plaque to former Mayor Annette Bates for outstanding service as Mayor for FY 2013-2014.

 

There being no further business, Mayor James adjourned the meeting.

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 CITY OF CHATTAHOOCHEE
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
COUNCIL CHAMBERS
 JEFFERSON STREET
TUESDAY, August 5, 2014
6:30 P.M.

OPEN MEETING

WELCOME VISITORS (The Council Welcomes Our Visitors and Anyone Not On The Agenda May Address The Council After Items On The Agenda Are Completed -- THANK YOU FOR TURNING OFF ALL CELL PHONES AND ANY OTHER DEVICE THAT WOULD INTERRUPT THIS MEETING.)

ROLL CALL(Instruct Clerk to call roll)

INVOCATION (The Invocation will be given by REV. MIKE HUTCHERSON( followed by the Pledge of Allegiance – EVERYONE PLEASE STAND)

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ( part of item 4)

APPROVE MINUTES FOR JULY MEETING (If no changes call for a motion, second, and vote to accept minutes as presented).

ACCEPT AUDIT FOR FY 2012 TO 2013 (Need motion, second and vote.)
 
APPROVAL TO CHANGE SEPTEMBER MEETING DATE TO THE SECOND MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH AT 6:30PM, if approved, the second meeting will be held on SEPTEMBER 23RD AT 6:30 PM. (Due to requirements with setting millage rate.) (Need motion, second and vote.)

RECOGNIZE VISITORS WHO DESIRE TO ADDRESS COUNCIL. (Anyone wishing to address the Council should come to the front mike and state their name for the record.)

CITY MANAGER REPORT.
 
RECOGNIZE COUNCIL MEMBERS

ADJOURN

 

 

 

“NOTICE’
 
PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTE 286.0105, ANYONE DECIDING TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE COUNCIL WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THIS MEETING, WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND THAT, FOR SUCH PURPOSE, THEY MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, IN WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS MADE.  ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PUBLIC MEETING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY, SHOULD CONTACT MS. MARINDA WILSON AT (850) 663-4046 OR MR. LEE GARNER AT (850) 663-4475 AT LEAST TWO (2) BUSINESS DAYS IN ADVANCE TO MAKE APPROPRIATE ARRANGEMENTS.

 

 

 

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FAIR HOUSING NOTICE

The City of Chattahoochee is dedicated to fair housing principles.  Fair housing is a concept that everyone has the right to obtain without discrimination.  The City of Chattahoochee officially adopted a Fair Housing Ordinance which prohibits discrimination in housing because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, and familial status.  This ordinance covers most housing related activities such as real estate sale, advertising, bank transactions, mortgages, rentals and any similar activity which may deal with persons seeking housing.

Anyone with questions or concerns about the Fair Housing Ordinance or anyone who feels that they have been discriminated against is urged to contact Elmon “Lee”, City Manager at City Hall, 115 Lincoln Drive, Chattahoochee, FL  32424 at (850) 663-4475.

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The names of your contacts for Fair Housing, Section 3, and EEO are.

 

Lee Garner

P.O. Box 188

Chattahoochee, FL 32324

PHONE: 850.663.4475   FAX: 850.663.4233

citymgr@fairpoint.net

 

 

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