December 21, 2020
Meeting called to order by Mayor Patrick Bates on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 7:00 P.M.
Roll call by Clerk Keirstyn Montgomery. All members present.
Mayor Patrick Bates asked for any public comments, there were none.
Council discussed ideas for remaining CARES ACT funds. Council approved $1,800/per school for additional COVID-19 supplies for Welti, Fairview, & Holly Pond Elementary Schools. Motion to approve by Jimbo Quick, second by Keith Hardman. Approved 6-0.
Mayor Patrick Bates informed Council that the Farmers Market sign has been put in place at the Farmers Market location.
Council discussed options for Farmers Market building. Tabled until next meeting.
Mayor Patrick Bates informed Council that community COVID-19 bags have been delivered to all town citizens with a special thanks to Councilman Keith Hardman for delivering bags.
Council made motion to abandon the towns tornado siren due to recent lightning strike which left the tornado siren in need of $9,000-$20,000 in repairs. Motion to approve by Bruce Bentley, second by Donald Gunter. Approved 6-0.
Council made motion to discontinue services with Wisner Solutions for the cleaning of the Town Hall and Community Center. Motion by Jimbo Quick, second by Keith Hardman. Approved 6-0.
Council discussed the rent of Berlin Community Center. Council will rent Berlin Community Center as needed for meetings for the cost of $75.00/day due to COVID-19.
Mayor Patrick Bates presented quote from Cullman County Road Department for $5,348 to improve drainage infrastructure in the right-of-way at Hwy 278 and CR 747. Motion to approve by Don Bates, second by Donald Gunter. Mayor Patrick Bates asked for Roll-Call Vote; Mayor Patrick Bates-Yes, Donald Gunter-Yes, Jimbo Quick-Yes, Bruce Bentley-Abstain, Don Bates-Yes, Keith Hardman-Yes. Approved 5-0.
Approval of minutes from November 16, 2020 Regular Meeting & November 23, 2020 Special Meeting. Motion to approve by Donald Gunter, second by Jimbo Quick. Approved 6-0.
Approval of December invoices. Motion to approve by Donald Gunter, second by Bruce Bentley. Approved 6-0.
In other business, Mayor Patrick Bates informed Council that the Town is well above projected revenue for fiscal year 2021.
Mayor Patrick Bates asked council to consider a one-time supplemental for town employees in the amount of $400.00. Motion to approve by Keith Hardman, second by Donald Gunter. Approved 6-0.
Motion to adjourn by Keith Hardman, second by Donald Gunter. Approved 6-0.
Adjourned at 8:23 PM.
The next meeting of the Berlin Town Council will be January 18, 2021 at the Berlin Community Center at 7PM.