MINUTES OF CITY COUNCIL MEETING
VALLEY GRANDE, ALABAMA
Regular Meeting
August 20, 2012
Call to order by Mayor Tom Lee at 6:00 PM
Meeting held at Valley Grande City Hall
Minutes from last meeting on August 6th were submitted by: Kim Harris, City Clerk
Presiding: Mayor Tom Lee
Invocation by: Patsy Moore
In Attendance:
Tom Lee, Mayor
Gene Middlebrooks
Donna Downs
Libby Ezelle
Steven Neighbors
Patsy Moore
Present
Present
Present
Present
Absent
Present
Quorum was made with 5 council members present.
The minutes of the August 6, 2012 regular meeting were read by Kim Harris, City Clerk.
Motion was made by Patsy Moore to adopt the minutes as corrected. Libby Ezelle made the
second. Motion carried by unanimous consent of the council members present by a show of
hands vote.
SHOW OF HANDS VOTE
Tom Lee
Gene Middlebrooks
Donna Downs
Libby Ezelle
Steven Neighbors
Patsy Moore
YEA
X
X
X
X
Absent
X
Reports of Officers:
Boyd Pugh /Public Safety Director: No report.
Steven Neighbors /Public Safety & Recreation Advisory Group: No report.
Patsy Moore/Parks & Beautification Advisory Group: No report.
NAY
Libby Ezelle /Annexation & Zoning Advisory Group: No report.
Gene Middlebrooks /Public Relations & History Advisory Group: No report.
Donna Downs/Business & Community Development Advisory Group: No report.
Old Business: None
New Business: Mayor Lee presented the council with Resolution #2012-02, stating that
the City of Valley Grande Council has declared Jane Craig duly elected to the office of Place
4 and directing the Mayor to issue a certificate of election. Libby Ezelle made a motion to
adopt Resolution #2012-02. Donna Downs made the second. Motion carried by unanimous
consent of the council members present by a show of hands vote.
SHOW OF HANDS VOTE
Tom Lee
Gene Middlebrooks
Donna Downs
Libby Ezelle
Steven Neighbors
Patsy Moore
YEA
X
X
X
X
Absent
X
NAY
Mayor Lee declared Resolution #2012-02 adopted.
Resolution # 2012-02
STATE of ALABAMA
DALLAS COUNTY
CITY OF VALLEY GRANDE
WHEREAS, Section 11-46-20 through 11-46-73 of the Alabama Code of 1975, as amended, provide for and regulate general and special
elections in cities and towns of this state, except those cities and towns which have a commission form of government, and
WHEREAS, Section 11-46-43 of the Alabama Code of 1975 prohibits write-in candidates in elections held under Sections 11-46-20 through 1146-73 of the Alabama Code of 1975, as amended, and
WHEREAS, Section 11-46-26 of the Alabama Code 1975, as amended, provides that if only one person has filed a statement of candidacy or has
been nominated for an office for an election to be held pursuant to Sections 11-46-20 through 11-46-73 of the Alabama Code of 1975, as
amended, at the time the deadline for qualification has passed, then such person shall, for all purposes, be deemed elected to such office, and the
mayor or chief executive officer shall not cause the name of such person or the office for which his candidacy was declared to be printed on the
ballot, but he shall immediately file a written statement with the governing body of the municipality, attested by the clerk, certifying the fact that
only one person filed a statement of candidacy or was nominated for the office preceding the deadline set for an election of municipal officers of
the municipality and setting forth the name of such person, and
WHEREAS, said Section 11-46-26, as amended, provides that the governing body of the municipality, after receiving such statement, shall adopt
a resolution declaring the person named in the statement duly elected to the office described in the statement, and shall issue a Certificate of
Election to such person, and
WHEREAS, the Mayor of the City of Valley Grande has filed a written statement with the governing body of the municipality, attested by the
Clerk, certifying the fact that only one person filed a statement if candidacy for Place 4 prior to the deadline and that the name of that person who
filed such statement was Jane Craig.
NOW, THERFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City of Valley Grande Council of the City of Valley Grande that Jane Craig be and she is hereby
declared duly elected to the office of Place 4 in the City of Valley Grande for the term of office commencing on the first Monday in November,
2012, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Mayor of the City of Valley Grande be and he hereby is directed to issue a certificate of election to Jane
Craig for the office of Place 4 for such term pursuant to the provisions of Section 11-46-25, as amended.
ADOPTED THIS THE ___________DAY OF____________,2012
____________________________
Tom Lee, Mayor
__________________________________
Attest: Kim Harris, City Clerk
Mayor Lee presented the council with Resolution #2012-03, stating that the City of Valley
Grande Council has declared Kenneth Martin duly elected to the office of Place 5 and
directing the Mayor to issue a certificate of election. Patsy Moore made a motion to adopt
Resolution #2012-03. Libby Ezelle made the second. Motion carried by unanimous consent
of the council members present by a show of hands vote.
SHOW OF HANDS VOTE
Tom Lee
Gene Middlebrooks
Donna Downs
Libby Ezelle
Steven Neighbors
Patsy Moore
YEA
X
X
X
X
Absent
X
NAY
Mayor Lee declared Resolution #2012-03 adopted.
Resolution # 2012-03
STATE of ALABAMA
DALLAS COUNTY
CITY OF VALLEY GRANDE
WHEREAS, Section 11-46-20 through 11-46-73 of the Alabama Code of 1975, as amended, provide for and regulate general and special
elections in cities and towns of this state, except those cities and towns which have a commission form of government, and
WHEREAS, Section 11-46-43 of the Alabama Code of 1975 prohibits write-in candidates in elections held under Sections 11-46-20 through 1146-73 of the Alabama Code of 1975, as amended, and
WHEREAS, Section 11-46-26 of the Alabama Code 1975, as amended, provides that if only one person has filed a statement of candidacy or has
been nominated for an office for an election to be held pursuant to Sections 11-46-20 through 11-46-73 of the Alabama Code of 1975, as
amended, at the time the deadline for qualification has passed, then such person shall, for all purposes, be deemed elected to such office, and the
mayor or chief executive officer shall not cause the name of such person or the office for which his candidacy was declared to be printed on the
ballot, but he shall immediately file a written statement with the governing body of the municipality, attested by the clerk, certifying the fact that
only one person filed a statement of candidacy or was nominated for the office preceding the deadline set for an election of municipal officers of
the municipality and setting forth the name of such person, and
WHEREAS, said Section 11-46-26, as amended, provides that the governing body of the municipality, after receiving such statement, shall adopt
a resolution declaring the person named in the statement duly elected to the office described in the statement, and shall issue a Certificate of
Election to such person, and
WHEREAS, the Mayor of the City of Valley Grande has filed a written statement with the governing body of the municipality, attested by the
Clerk, certifying the fact that only one person filed a statement if candidacy for Place 5 prior to the deadline and that the name of that person who
filed such statement was Kenneth Martin.
NOW, THERFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City of Valley Grande Council of the City of Valley Grande that Kenneth Martin be and she is
hereby declared duly elected to the office of Place 5 in the City of Valley Grande for the term of office commencing on the first Monday in
November, 2012, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Mayor of the City of Valley Grande be and he hereby is directed to issue a certificate of election to
Kenneth Martin for the office of Place 5 for such term pursuant to the provisions of Section 11-46-25, as amended.
ADOPTED THIS THE ___________DAY OF____________,2012
____________________________
Tom Lee, Mayor
__________________________________
Attest: Kim Harris, City Clerk
Mayor Lee presented the council with Resolution #2012-04, a Certificate of Election to Jane
Craig for the office of Place 4. Libby Ezelle made a motion to adopt Resolution #2012-04.
Donna Downs made the second. Motion carried by unanimous consent of the council
members present by a show of hands vote.
SHOW OF HANDS VOTE
Tom Lee
Gene Middlebrooks
Donna Downs
Libby Ezelle
Steven Neighbors
Patsy Moore
YEA
X
X
X
X
Absent
X
NAY
Mayor Lee declared Resolution #2012-04 adopted.
RESOLUTION # 2012-04
STATE of ALABAMA
DALLAS COUNTY
CITY OF VALLEY GRANDE
The undersigned hereby certify that, having duly filed a Statement of Candidacy and having no opposition Jane Craig was duly elected to the
office of Place 4 of the City of Valley Grande, Alabama, for the term commencing on the first Monday of November, 2012.
Given under our hands pursuant to the requirements of Sections 11-46-20 et seq. of the Alabama Code of 1975, as amended, this ____day of
__________, 2012.
________________________________
Mayor
________________________________
Council Member
________________________________
Council Member
________________________________
Council Member
________________________________
Council Member
________________________________
Council Member
Mayor Lee presented the council with Resolution #2012-05, a Certificate of Election to
Kenneth Martin for the office of Place 5. Patsy Moore made a motion to adopt Resolution
#2012-05. Libby Ezelle made the second. Motion carried by unanimous consent of the
council members present by a show of hands vote.
SHOW OF HANDS VOTE
Tom Lee
Gene Middlebrooks
Donna Downs
Libby Ezelle
Steven Neighbors
Patsy Moore
YEA
X
X
X
X
Absent
X
Mayor Lee declared Resolution #2012-05 adopted.
NAY
RESOLUTION # 2012-05
STATE of ALABAMA
DALLAS COUNTY
CITY OF VALLEY GRANDE
The undersigned hereby certify that, having duly filed a Statement of Candidacy and having no opposition Kenneth Martin was duly elected to
the office of Place 5 of the City of Valley Grande, Alabama, for the term commencing on the first Monday of November, 2012.
Given under our hands pursuant to the requirements of Sections 11-46-20 et seq. of the Alabama Code of 1975, as amended, this ____day of
__________, 2012.
________________________________
Mayor
________________________________
Council Member
________________________________
Council Member
________________________________
Council Member
_______________________________
Council Member
________________________________
Council Member
Mayor’s Report: Mayor Lee reports that Teen Challenge picked up the trash along Hwy 22
to eliminate the amount of trash left after the state cut grass. Mayor Lee also stated that he
picked up campaign signs temporarily along Hwy 22 to prevent the signs from being
destroyed by the tractors. The signs were replaced after the grass was cut by the state.
Mayor Lee reports that the City of Valley Grande has only one municipal polling place
which is located at the Valley Grande Community Center.
Mayor Lee also reports that the Mini Grant application will be issued to the schools on
Tuesday August 21, 2012. Mayor Lee will meet with potential agencies to match the grant.
There being no further business to come before the council, a motion was made by Donna
Downs to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Libby Ezelle.
The motion was carried by unanimous consent of the council members present.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:24 PM.
Approved: ________________________________
Tom Lee, Mayor
Attested: _______________________________
Kim Harris, City Clerk
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