September 21, 2020
Meeting called to order by Mayor Patrick Bates on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 7:00 P.M.
Roll call by Clerk Keirstyn Montgomery. All Council members present.
Mayor Patrick Bates asked for any public comments, there were none.
Approval of minutes from August 17, 2020 Regular Meeting. Motion to approve by Donald Gunter, second by Keith Hardman. Approved 6-0.
Approval of September invoices & payroll. Motion to approve by Donald Gunter, second by Keith Hardman. Approved 6-0.
Mayor Patrick Bates announced to council that he is applying to the Appalachian Regional Commission for a grant to help cover the expense of building a 100 x 20 Farmers Market building at the south end of Mt. Carmel Road.
Mayor Patrick Bates announced that the Town of Berlin has been approved for a state “Rivers & Streams” grant to build steps and handicapped parking spaces for the Town Hall.
Council approved the purchase of a 5-gallon fire extinguisher for the Town Hall, as well as annual inspections for the device, from Alabama Fire & Safety Equipment. Motion to approve by Keith hardman, second by Donald Gunter. Approved 6-0.
Council made motion to contract Vinemont Welding & Fabrication in the amount of $450 to media blast, powder coat primer, and super duty powder coat Farmers Market sign. Motion to approve by Jimbo Quick, second by Bruce Bentley. Approved 6-0.
Council made motion to seek out bids on bush hogging the town’s property, with the stipulation that the provider must carry a minimum of $100,000 in liability insurance.
Mayor Patrick Bates asked permission to purchase toner from the State Bid List for the Town Hall printer in the amount not to exceed $300. Motion to approve by Donald Gunter, second by Bruce Bentley. Approved 6-0.
Mayor Patrick Bates informed Council that approximately 80% of CARES ACT funds are still available. Council made suggestion on use of CARES ACT funds. Suggestions included creating Wi-Fi hotspot for children in the community, Plexiglas dividers for use in classrooms at Fairview, Welti, and Holly Pond Elementary Schools, and COVID-19 supply boxes to the Berlin Community.
Motion to adjourn by Don Bates, second by Jimbo Quick. Approved 6-0.
Adjourned at 7:27 PM.
The next meeting of the Berlin Town Council will be October 19, 2020 at the Berlin Community Center.