M2020-11A-November Special Meeting (ORGANIZATION MEETING)

Meeting called to order by Mayor Patrick Bates on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 7:11 P.M.

Roll call by Clerk Keirstyn Montgomery. All Council members present.

Mayor Patrick Bates asked for any public comments, there were none.

Mayor Patrick Bates recommended re-appointing Keirstyn Montgomery as Clerk. Motion to re appoint Keirstyn Montgomery as clerk made by Jimbo Quick, second by Bruce Bentley. Approved 6-0. Mayor Patrick Bates asked for Roll-Call Vote: Mayor Bates: Yes, Donald Gunter: Yes, Jimbo Quick: Yes, Bruce Bentley: Yes, Don Bates: Yes, Keith Hardman: Yes

Council Member Don Bates nominated Jimbo Quick for Mayor Pro Tem. Motion to re-elect Jimbo Quick as Mayor Pro Tem made by Don Bates, second by Bruce Bentley. Approved 6-0. Mayor Patrick Bates asked for Roll-Call Vote: Mayor Bates: Yes, Donald Gunter: Yes, Jimbo Quick: Abstain, Bruce Bentley: Yes, Don Bates: Yes, Keith Hardman: Yes

Council will continue to meet on the 3rd Monday of the month for Regular Meetings. Motion by Don Bates, second by Donald Gunter. Approved 6-0.

Mayor Patrick Bates discussed ethics training with council and announced Economic Interest Forms for Council have been completed.

Council discussed ideas for remaining CARES ACT funds. Mayor Patrick Bates asked Council to present ideas for remainder of CARES ACT funding to be discussed at the next council meeting.

Council discussed “Rivers & Streams” grant to build steps and handicapped parking spaces for the Town Hall. Tabled until next meeting.

Mayor Patrick Bates presented 3 quotes for Farmers Market sign design. Quotes from: Creative Signs, Larry’s Signs, & All State Signs. Motion to hire Creative Signs in the amount not to exceed $500 made by Donald Gunter, second by Don Bates. Approved 6-0.

Council discussed options for Farmers Market building. Tabled until next meeting.

Mayor Patrick Bates presented the following resolutions:

RESOLUTION NO. 2020 – 012 – DESIGNATING DEPOSITORIES FOR VARIOUS FUNDS OF THE TOWN OF BERLIN

RESOLUTION NO. 2020 – 013 – ADOPTING MILEAGE RATE FOR REIMBURSEMENT TO

EMPLOYEES AND OFFICERS OF THE TOWN OF BERLIN

Motion to pass both resolutions made by Donald Gunter, second by Bruce Bentley. Approved 6-0.

 

Approval of minutes from October 19, 2020 Regular Meeting. Motion to approve by Donald Gunter, second by Jimbo Quick. Approved 6-0.

 

Approval of November invoices. Motion to approve by Bruce Bentley, second by Jimbo Quick. Approved 6-0.

 

In Other Business, Mayor Patrick Bates informed Council that Steve Clark has dug holes for Farmers Market sign as a donation to the town.

Motion to adjourn by Donald Gunter, second by Jimbo Quick. Approved 6-0.

Adjourned at 7:41 PM.

The next meeting of the Berlin Town Council will be November 16, 2020 at the Berlin Community Center.

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