November 15, 2021
Meeting called to order by Mayor Patrick Bates on Monday, November 15, 2021, at 7:00 P.M. at the Berlin Town Hall.
Invocation – Councilman Donald Gunter.
Pledge of Allegiance – Mayor Patrick Bates.
Roll call by Town Clerk Keirstyn Montgomery. All members present.
Mayor Patrick Bates asked for public comments. Fire Chief Ralph Laney gave an update on the new fire trucks. Champ Crocker spoke seeking election for District Attorney.
Approval of minutes from October 18, 2021, Regular Meeting. Motion to approve by Councilman James Sanford, second made by Councilman Tony Duke. Approved 6-0.
Approval of November 2021 invoices. Motion to approve by Councilman Donald Gunter, second made by Councilman Tony Duke. Approved 6-0.
Councilman James Sanford made motion to accept the Annexation Petition of Steve Clark. Second made by Councilman Donald Gunter. Mayor Patrick Bates asked for Roll-Call Vote: Mayor Patrick Bates – Abstain, Councilman Donald Gunter – Yes, Councilman James Sanford – Yes, Councilman Tony Duke – Yes, Councilman Don Bates – Abstain, Councilman Keith Hardman – Yes. Approved 4-0.
Mayor Patrick Bates gave road update.
Council discussed bush hogging and landscaping of town property, tabled until next Regular Meeting.
Councilman James Sanford made motion to adjust Town Hall office hours the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s to Monday-Wednesday, 8AM-4PM to accommodate for the holidays. Second made by Councilman Tony Duke. Approved 6-0.
Motion to adjourn by Councilman Donald Gunter, second made by Councilman Don Bates. Approved 6-0.
Adjourned at 7:57 PM.
The next meeting of the Berlin Town Council will be December 20, 2021, at the Berlin Town Hall at 7:00 PM.