On April 21, 2020 at 5:30 pm the Winfield City Council met for the second scheduled meeting of the month via video conference. Present for the meeting was Mayor Randy Price, Councilmember Anthony Hallmark, Councilmember Jimmy Hayes, Councilmember Rusty Barnes, Councilmember Chris Ballard and Councilmember Tim Garrison. City Attorney Todd Atkinson was available for legal counsel and City Clerk Angie Oliver recorded the meeting minutes. Also, present for the meeting Louis Mellini - Journal Record and Wayne Mays - 49 County News.
Mayor Price called the meeting to order. Mayor Price began by welcoming everyone and wishing good health to all during this trying time. City Attorney Todd Atkinson lead the chamber in Prayer. Mayor Price continued by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
First on the Agenda, Mayor Price called for a motion to approve the minutes from the April 9, 2020 Council meeting. Motion was made by Councilmember Chris Ballard. Second motion was made by Councilmember Tim Garrison. All members voted in favor.
Second on the Agenda, Mayor Price asked for a motion to accept the accounts payable. Councilmember Chris Ballard asked what the bill to Bob Robertson Consulting was for. Mayor Price stated the web site was maintained by Robertson. City Clerk Angie Oliver stated Bob had been very helpful posting information to the website and multiple postings to the web site had been made this month due to the changes occurring in the City. City Clerk Angie Oliver also noted a yearly billing for hosting was included on this statement making the amount more than usual. With no more concerns, Mayor Price called for a motion to accept the accounts payable. Motion was made by Councilmember Chris Ballard. Second motion was made by Councilmember Anthony Hallmark. All members voted in favor of the payables.
Mayor Price stated several Departments had different issues that would come on the Agendas in May and he would be forwarding some text to the Council on these matters. Mayor Price stated the Park had several unresolved matters that needed addressing. Mayor Price continued by discussing several road issues in the City. Mayor Price stated Regal Street was still in major need of repair. Mayor Price stated he was waiting to obtain a grant to help with replacement or repair however, the Street is needing repair now. Mayor Price asked the Council to allow him to obtain three bids for Regal Street. Councilmember Chris Ballard voiced his agreement to obtain three bids for Regal Street. All other Councilmembers agreed.
Mayor Price continued by stating the Street Department had been working on a section of Berry Road and County Commissioner Tim Estes was replacing with rock. Mayor Price noted these areas in his discussion of road repairs in the City:
- Midway Drive – sinking in
- Berry Road - Street Department dug up and County Commission added rock
- Regal Street – three bids to repair/replace
- Posey Lane Culvert Repaired by Street Department,
- Culvert on Canal- Midway Drive that runs by sub-station needs work to allow more water to flow thru,
Mayor Price asked all Council Members to contact the Department they were assigned as liaison to. Mayor Price stated all department concerns would be on the upcoming Agendas in May if possible.
With no more business to discuss, Mayor Price called for a motion to adjourn. Motion was made by Councilmember Anthony Hallmark. Second motion was made by Councilmember Chris Ballard. All members voted in favor to adjourn.
April 21, 2020