August 16, 2021
Meeting called to order by Mayor Patrick Bates on Monday, August 16, 2021, at 7:00 P.M at the Berlin Town Hall.
Roll call by Clerk Keirstyn Montgomery. All members present.
Mayor Patrick Bates asked for public comments. Mayor Patrick Bates gave an update for County Road 1600 road project.
Approval of minutes from July 19, 2021, Regular Meeting. Motion to approve by Donald Gunter, second by Bruce Bentley. Approved 6-0.
Approval of August 2021 invoices. Motion to approve by Don Bates, second by Keith Hardman. Approved 6-0.
Council discussed second entry steps at the Berlin Town Hall. Motion to purchase steps & railing for second entry at Berlin Town Hall in the amount not to exceed $500 made by Keith Hardman, second by Donald Gunter. Approved 6-0.
Mayor Patrick Bates informed Council that the 2020 Census results report there are 476 residents and 206 housing units within the Town of Berlin.
Mayor Patrick Bates provided proposed budget for fiscal year 2022 to Council.
Mayor Patrick Bates informed Council that the state has released the funds to start resurfacing of County Roads 1600, 1615, 1625, & 1626 as well as reclaim portions of County Roads 1612, & 1614.
Council discussed 2022 Rebuild Alabama project. Motion to use 2022 Rebuild Alabama funds to resurface County Roads 1612, 1614, 1623, & 1624 as funds allow made by Keith Hardman, second by Bruce Bentley. Approved 6-0.
Approval of 2021 AAMCA Winter Conference for Town Clerk Keirstyn Montgomery in the amount not to exceed $1,000.00. Motion by Keith Hardman, second by Donald Gunter. Approved 6-0.
Mayor Patrick Bates discussed using $100,000.00 of American Rescue Funds to expand availability of Sprout Fiber network to the Walker Heights subdivision.
Other Business, Berlin Fire Chief Ralph Laney reported the Berlin Fire Department is expecting delivery of 2 new fire trucks by the end of October.
Motion to adjourn by Donald Gunter, second made by Don Bates. Approved 6-0.
Adjourned at 7:28 PM.
The next meeting of the Berlin Town Council will be September 20, 2021, at the Berlin Town Hall at 7:00 PM.