M2020-11A

November 2, 2020

 Special Meeting

(ORGANIZATION MEETING)

  • Meeting called to order by Mayor Patrick Bates on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 7:11 P.M.
  • Roll call by Clerk Keirstyn Montgomery. All Council members present.
  • Mayor Patrick Bates asked for any public comments, there were none.
  • Mayor Patrick Bates recommended re-appointing Keirstyn Montgomery as Clerk. Motion to re appoint Keirstyn Montgomery as clerk made by Jimbo Quick, second by Bruce Bentley. Approved 6-0. Mayor Patrick Bates asked for Roll-Call Vote: Mayor Bates: Yes, Donald Gunter: Yes, Jimbo Quick: Yes, Bruce Bentley: Yes, Don Bates: Yes, Keith Hardman: Yes
  • Council Member Don Bates nominated Jimbo Quick for Mayor Pro Tem. Motion to re-elect Jimbo Quick as Mayor Pro Tem made by Don Bates, second by Bruce Bentley. Approved 6-0. Mayor Patrick Bates asked for Roll-Call Vote: Mayor Bates: Yes, Donald Gunter: Yes, Jimbo Quick: Abstain, Bruce Bentley: Yes, Don Bates: Yes, Keith Hardman: Yes
  • Council will continue to meet on the 3rd Monday of the month for Regular Meetings. Motion by Don Bates, second by Donald Gunter. Approved 6-0.
  • Mayor Patrick Bates discussed ethics training with council and announced Economic Interest Forms for Council have been completed.
  • Council discussed ideas for remaining CARES ACT funds. Mayor Patrick Bates asked Council to present ideas for remainder of CARES ACT funding to be discussed at the next council meeting.
  • Council discussed “Rivers & Streams” grant to build steps and handicapped parking spaces for the Town Hall. Tabled until next meeting.
  • Mayor Patrick Bates presented 3 quotes for Farmers Market sign design. Quotes from: Creative Signs, Larry’s Signs, & All State Signs. Motion to hire Creative Signs in the amount not to exceed $500 made by Donald Gunter, second by Don Bates. Approved 6-0.
  • Council discussed options for Farmers Market building. Tabled until next meeting.
  • Mayor Patrick Bates presented the following resolutions:
  • RESOLUTION NO. 2020 – 012 – DESIGNATING DEPOSITORIES FOR VARIOUS FUNDS OF THE TOWN OF BERLIN
  • RESOLUTION NO. 2020 – 013 – ADOPTING MILEAGE RATE FOR REIMBURSEMENT TO EMPLOYEES AND OFFICERS OF THE TOWN OF BERLIN
  • Motion to pass both resolutions made by Donald Gunter, second by Bruce Bentley. Approved 6-0.
  • Approval of minutes from October 19, 2020 Regular Meeting. Motion to approve by Donald Gunter, second by Jimbo Quick. Approved 6-0.
  • Approval of November invoices. Motion to approve by Bruce Bentley, second by Jimbo Quick. Approved 6-0.
  • In Other Business, Mayor Patrick Bates informed Council that Steve Clark has dug holes for Farmers Market sign as a donation to the town.
  • Motion to adjourn by Donald Gunter, second by Jimbo Quick. Approved 6-0.
  • Adjourned at 7:41 PM.
  • The next meeting of the Berlin Town Council will be November 16, 2020 at the Berlin Community Center.

M2020-11A NOVEMBER SPECIAL MEETING

Categories: MINUTES

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