COUNCIL MINUTES – JANUARY 3, 2022

Jason GuinnCouncil Minutes

The Town Council of the Town of Steele, Alabama, met in Regular Session at 6:30 PM on Monday, January 3, 2022 at Steele Community Center.  The following members were present:

 

                        Present: Michael Stevens, Councilmember

                                                Tammy Deweese, Councilmember

                                                Rick Barnes, Councilmember     

                                                Philip Gleason Jr., Councilmember

                                                Nancy Miller-Borg, Councilmember

 

                        Absent:           Roger Adams, Mayor         

                                               

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm by Councilmember Miller-Borg, (serving as Mayor Pro Tempe in Mayor Adams absence), who then asked Councilmember Barnes to lead everyone in a word of prayer.

 

The Town Council having read the minutes from the Regular Council Meeting on Monday, December 6, 2021; motion was made by Councilmember Barnes to approve the minutes, seconded by Councilmember Gleason Jr., and approved by the Town Council.

 

                                    Ayes:   Stevens, Deweese, Barnes, Miller-Borg and Gleason Jr.

                                    Nays:  None.

 

Having received and reviewed the Financial Reports for November 2021, motion was made by Councilmember Barnes to approve the November 2021 Financials, seconded by Councilmember Deweese, and approved by the Town Council.  

                                   

Ayes:   Stevens, Deweese, Barnes, Miller-Borg, and Gleason Jr.

                                    Nays:  None.

 

Municipal Worker’s Compensation Fund, Inc. yearly billing, in the amount of $9,164.00 was approved with a motion made by Councilmember Barnes, second by Councilmember Gleason Jr., and approved by the Council.

 

Ayes:   Stevens, Deweese, Barnes, Miller-Borg, and Gleason Jr.

                                    Nays:  None.

 

Medical Protocol for Worker’s Compensation:  The most current one available is dated 2003.  Mayor Pro Tempe Miller-Borg stated that she has spoken with Fire Chief Martin, who told her that everything was updated and has been sent into Municipal Worker’s Compensation Fund (MWCF). This resulted in a 20% discount from last year’s MWCF billing contribution.  Miller-Borg stated that she has asked Chief Martin to get with the Town Clerk to update the information, so that it can be included in the Personnel Handbook.

 

Garbage Bags: Mayor Pro Tempe Miller-Borg stated that the quote we received was expensive compared to purchasing the garbage bags locally.  She stated that she feels we should not be in the garbage bag selling business. Councilmember Barnes made a motion that we not purchase garbage bags to resell, and post it appropriately so the community is aware.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Stevens and approved by the Council.  

 

Ayes:   Stevens, Deweese, Barnes, Miller-Borg, and Gleason Jr.

                                    Nays:  None

 

 

 

 

Town of Steele Council Meeting

January 3, 2022

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Councilmember Gleason Jr., mentioned that the 4th of July will be here before we know it and stated that if anyone has any suggestions or ideas for the July 4th event to let him know.  He stated that February / March is when he usually starts setting everything up and is welcome to any new or fresh ideas.  July 4th is on a Monday this year so the Council needs to decide if we will have the event on Saturday or Sunday. 

 

Councilmember Deweese stated that she wanted to thank all the Councilmembers that came to help out with the Santa Claus / Christmas event, and also the ladies from Smith’s Tomato Farm, who helped out with the cookies and hot chocolate.  She stated that she was approached by an individual who proposed establishing a committee to plan events for special occasions (July 4th, Christmas, etc.).  The individual suggested having a couple of road blocks to raise money for these events.  Councilmember Barnes stated that he is in favor of the Town financially supporting the events.  After discussion, it was agreed that this was a good idea, and would contribute to increased community involvement.  

 

Councilmember Barnes also had road speeding sign information.  He stated that the max speed is continuing to climb.  He stated that he can get very detailed information from the signs.  The month of December there were 45,776 cars that came through town. Councilmember Gleason Jr. stated that these numbers could possibly help to bring a fast-food type business into town. 

 

Mayor Pro Tempe Miller-Borg stated that the next Mayor’s breakfast is Tuesday January 18 at 7:30 AM in Riverside.

 

With there being no further business to come before this regular Council Meeting of January 3, 2022, Councilmember Barnes made a motion to adjourn the meeting.   Adjourned at 6:57 PM.

 

Due to Monday, January 17th being a holiday, the next Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 18th at 6:30 PM