February 22, 2021
Meeting called to order by Mayor Patrick Bates on Monday, February 22, 2021 at 7:00 P.M.
Roll call by Clerk Keirstyn Montgomery. All members present.
Mayor Patrick Bates asked for public comments, Fire Chief Ralph Laney reported that 500 WR-120 Weather Radios have been delivered and 250 additional radios are ordered.
Approval of minutes from January 18, 2021 Regular Meeting. Motion to approve by Donald Gunter, second by Jimbo Quick. Approved 6-0.
Mayor Patrick Bates presented quotes for Town Hall steps and accessibility. Motion to hire Kreps Concrete Construction, LLC in the amount of $11,600 with Town of Berlin to provide additional material costs made by Keith Hardman, second by Donald Gunter. Approved 6-0.
Council discussed citizens’ concerns about the stop sign at County Road 1612 & County Road 1614. Motion to relocate stop sign to the end of County Road 1614 made by Keith Hardman, second by Donald Gunter. Approved 6-0.
Council approved $785.00 for Certified Municipal Clerk training courses through the University of Alabama & International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) for Berlin Town Clerk, Keirstyn Montgomery. Motion to approve by Keith Hardman, second by Donald Gunter. Approved 6-0.
Council made motion to authorize Mayor Patrick Bates to sign a non-disclosure agreement with the Alabama Department of Revenue. Motion by Keith Hardman, second by Donald Gunter. Approved 6-0.
Council made motion to approve $200.00 in office supplies for the Town Hall. Motion by Jimbo Quick, second by Don Bates. Approved 6-0.
Council authorized Town to receive quotes for signage for the Town Hall. Motion to approve by Keith Hardman, second by Jimbo Quick. Approved 6-0.
Council discussed Farmers Market Rules & Regulations. Tabled until next Regular Meeting.
Approval of February invoices. Motion to approve by Don Bates, second by Donald Gunter. Approved 6-0.
In other business, Council authorized Mayor Patrick Bates to work with NARCOG and Economic Development to prepare documentation for possible 75/25 match grant coordinated through FEMA for a storm shelter for the town as well as, look for grant opportunities for walking trails and playground. Motion to approve by Donald Gunter, second by Keith Hardman. Approved 6-0.
Motion to adjourn by Jimbo Quick, second by Keith Hardman. Approved 6-0.
Adjourned at 7:38 PM.
The next meeting of the Berlin Town Council will be March 15, 2021 at the Berlin Community Center at 7PM.