March 15, 2021
Meeting called to order by Mayor Patrick Bates on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 7:00 P.M.
Roll call by Clerk Keirstyn Montgomery. All members present.
Mayor Patrick Bates asked for public comments, there were none.
Mayor Patrick Bates announced to Council that Representative Randall Shedd and State Senator Garlan Gudger has secured $100,000 in grant funds to resurface County Road 1600.
Mayor Patrick Bates informed Council that he has submitted the Town’s application for a hazard mitigation grant which would provide $93,000 towards a community storm shelter. The Town of Berlin will be responsible for approximately $31,000 in additional funds to complete the storm shelter.
Council discussed Farmers Market dates and times for 2021 as well as Town Hall business hours. Motion to set Farmers Market dates and hours to April.19, 2021 – October 30, 2020, Monday – 3PM-6PM, Wednesday – 3PM-6PM, and Saturday 7AM-12PM and Town Hall hours effective April.19, 2021 to be Monday – 11AM-7PM, Wednesday – 11AM–7PM, and Saturday 7AM–3PM made by Jimbo Quick, second by Keith Hardman. Approved 6-0.
Council was presented with quotes for the Town Hall sign. Motion to hire Creative Signs for the amount of $550.00 made by Keith Hardman, second by Bruce Bentley. Approved 6-0.
Mayor Patrick Bates announced that the Town Hall steps and accessibility project has started with thanks to Alabama’s Mountain, Rivers, & Valley’s RC&D Council for a $4,000 grant that they provided for the project.
Approval of minutes from February 22, 2021 Regular Meeting. Motion to approve by Keith Hardman, second by Bruce Bentley. Approved 6-0.
Approval of March invoices. Motion to approve by Donald Gunter, second by Bruce Bentley. Approved 6-0.
In other Business, Council approved $15/monthly for 2 garbage cans to be provided by Cullman Sanitation for the Farmers Market location. Motion to approve by Donald Gunter, second by Jimbo Quick. Approved 6-0.
Motion to adjourn by Donald Gunter, second by Keith Hardman. Approved 6-0.
Adjourned at 7:38 PM.
The next meeting of the Berlin Town Council will be April 19, 2021 at the Berlin Community Center at 7PM.