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On behalf of the Mayor and City Council, and all the citizens of our great little city, it is my pleasure to extend to you a warm welcome and introduction to the City of Chattahoochee. We are excited to present this hometown Web Site to you in our continuing effort to communicate effectively with the citizens of our community and to acquaint you with our city. We have what I feel is the greatest place on earth to live, even going so far as to be called the “Garden of Eden” by some. We welcome your visit and look forward to having you stop by, look us over, meet some of the worlds most friendly people, and then decide that you would like to become a part of our great little city, nestled along the Georgia border, the Apalachicola River and home of Lake Seminole, where fishing and water sports abound.

Elmon "Lee" Garner
City Manager

 

 

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City History Dates

June 9, 1921 Town of River Junction

July 8, 1941 Town of Chattahoochee

August 1, 1967 City of Chattahoochee

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                                                                                                                        August 4, 2015

The Regular Council Meeting of the Chattahoochee City Council was held Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at 6:30pm in the Council Chambers, at 22 Jefferson Street, Chattahoochee, Florida.

Mayor Jerry Wynn called the meeting to order at 6:30PM.

Mayor Wynn welcomed the visitors and told them that if they were not on the agenda but wished to address the Council they would be allowed to do so after the items on the agenda had been addressed.

Council members present upon roll call were Ken Kimrey, Christopher Moultry, Norman S. James, Annette Bates and Mayor Jerry Wynn.

The following visitors were present at the meeting L.B. Howell, Frankie Duncan, Karen Marsh, Ben Chandler, Pam Medley, Judith Reeder, Rebecca Goodin, Terri Liggett, Kathy Wheeler, Matt Chester with Preble Rish Inc., W. A. Poston.   The following staff was present: City Manager: Lee Garner, City Attorney: J. David House, Police Chief: Vann Pullen and Assistant to the City Manager: Thomas J. Carlisle.
 

The invocation was given by Thomas J. Carlisle, which was followed by the pledge of allegiance.

APPROVE MINUTES FOR JULY MEETING

Council member Bates made a motion to approve the July minutes and Council member Kimrey seconded the motion.  Vote on the motion was yea by Council members Kimrey, James, Moultry, Bates and Mayor Wynn.

PRESENTATION OF MAYOR’S PLAQUE

Mayor Wynn presented a plaque to Council member James for outstanding service as Mayor this past year.

APPROVE CHANGE OF DATE FOR THE SEPTEMBER MEETINGS

Councilman James made a motion to change the date of the next Regular Council meeting to September 9, 2015. Council Member Moultry seconded the motion. Vote on the motion was yea by all Council Members Kimrey, James, Moultry, Bates and Mayor Wynn. The second meeting will be held September 22, 2015, at 6:30 PM. Due to meeting rules for public hearings on millage and budget hearings these dates were changed. The School Board and County have a priority when setting their dates.

 

Visitors Comments:

A.         Ms. Frankie Duncan addressed the council regarding recent burglary at her residence and her concerns with the increase in crime in the city. She asked if the city could hire more police officers. After several minutes of discussion with the Chief of Police, members present in the audience, and council, it was decided that the city would look into setting up a “Neighbors Task Force” whereby neighbors would assist with looking out for the safety of others. Citizens are encouraged to call the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Drug Task Force if they observe or suspect drug related activity in their area. The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Department is charged with providing drug related investigations throughout the entire county, to include municipalities, as a result of receipt of federal drug grant funding. 
            B.         The question of removing debris from demolished residences was discussed as a result of a question received by a councilmember. The Code of Ordinances of the City of Chattahoochee, Section 42-65 states that “waste materials resulting from the construction, alterations repair or demolition of buildings or structures must be removed by the owner or the person(s) performing such work. The city will continue to pick up rubbish and yard trash, but anyone with demolition material, will be responsible for insuring that it is removed from the premises.

Manager Report:

City Manager reported that Representative Gwen Graham’s staff would be having office hours at the Gadsden County Public Library Meeting room located at 732 Pat Thomas Parkway in Quincy the first Tuesday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 PM EST.  He also reported that work continues with the county and contractor in an attempt to get the south boat ramp extended at River Landing Park. He further stated that Council members Bates and Moultry, along with himself would be attended the Florida League of Cities Annual convention in Orlando next week. City Manager also stated that we would set a work session for the 24th or 25th of August for the Auditor to present past years audit report to council, so that it can be accepted at September 9th meeting. He also reminded everyone of the budget work session on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

Council Comments:

Councilman James stated he had received adequate information regarding pick-up of debris from demolished houses to respond to citizen request he had received.  Mayor Wynn stated he was very appreciative of those in the community that had assisted with clean-up of debris and trash at Tim the Peanut Man’s business along Washington Street due to the illness of Mr. Reid.

 

There being no further business, Mayor Jerry Wynn adjourned the meeting.

 

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FAIR HOUSING NOTICE

The City of Chattahoochee is dedicated to fair housing principles.  Fair housing is a concept that everyone has the right to obtain without discrimination.  The City of Chattahoochee officially adopted a Fair Housing Ordinance which prohibits discrimination in housing because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, and familial status.  This ordinance covers most housing related activities such as real estate sale, advertising, bank transactions, mortgages, rentals and any similar activity which may deal with persons seeking housing.

Anyone with questions or concerns about the Fair Housing Ordinance or anyone who feels that they have been discriminated against is urged to contact Elmon “Lee”, City Manager at City Hall, 115 Lincoln Drive, Chattahoochee, FL  32424 at (850) 663-4475.

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 CITY OF CHATTAHOOCHEE
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
COUNCIL CHAMBERS
 JEFFERSON STREET
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2016
6:30 P.M.

 

OPEN MEETING

WELCOME VISITORS (The Council Welcomes Our Visitors and Anyone Not On The Agenda May Address The Council After Items On The Agenda Are Completed -- THANK YOU FOR TURNING OFF ALL CELL PHONES AND ANY OTHER DEVICE THAT WOULD INTERRUPT THIS MEETING.)

ROLL CALL(Instruct Clerk to call roll)

INVOCATION (The Invocation will be given by REV. MIKE HUTCHERSON , followed by the Pledge of Allegiance – EVERYONE PLEASE STAND)

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ( part of item 4)

APPROVE MINUTES FOR JANUARY MEETING (If no changes call for a motion, second, and vote to accept minutes as presented)

APPROVE RESOLUTION 2016-02- A RESOLUTION BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CHATTAHOOCHEE IN SUPPORT OF A COMPLETE PROGRAM, INCLUDING FLOWS AND CHANNEL MAINTENANCE, FOR COMMERCIAL NAVIGATION ON THE AOALACHICOLA RIVER.

RECOGNIZE VISITORS WHO DESIRE TO ADDRESS COUNCIL. (Anyone wishing to address the Council should come to the front microphone and state their name for the record.)

CITY MANAGER REPORT.

RECOGNIZE COUNCIL MEMBERS

ADJOURN –   

 

“NOTICE”
PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTE 286.0105, ANYONE DECIDING TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE COUNCIL WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THIS MEETING, WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND THAT, FOR SUCH PURPOSE, THEY MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, IN WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS MADE.  ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PUBLIC MEETING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY, SHOULD CONTACT MS. MARINDA WILSON AT (850) 663-4046 OR MR. LEE GARNER AT (850) 663-4475 AT LEAST TWO (2) BUSINESS DAYS IN ADVANCE TO MAKE APPROPRIATE ARRANGEMENTS.

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                                                                                                                                                                January 5, 2016
The Regular Council Meeting of the Chattahoochee City Council was held Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at 6:30pm in the Council Chambers, at 22 Jefferson Street, Chattahoochee, Florida.

Mayor Jerry Wynn called the meeting to order at 6:30PM.

Mayor Wynn welcomed the visitors and told them that if they were not on the agenda but wished to address the Council they would be allowed to do so after the items on the agenda had been addressed.

Council members present upon roll call were, Chris Moultry, Annette Bates and Mayor Wynn. Councilmembers Ken Kimrey and Norman S. James were not in attendance during roll call

The following visitors were present at the meeting, L.B. Howell, Matt Chester-PRI, Karen Marsh,   Main Street Director; Ben Chandler, Wayne Chandler, Pam Medley, Lann Boyd, Gary Moore, Ira Daniels, Kathy Wheeler and Judith Reeder.  The following staff was present: City Manager; Lee Garner, City Attorney; J. David House, Police Chief; Vann Pullen, T.J. Carlisle. City Clerk; Marinda Wilson was not in attendance.
 
The invocation was given by Mr. Ira Daniels, which was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.  

APPROVE MINUTES FOR THE DECEMBER 1, 2015 MEETING

Councilman Moultry made a motion to approve the December 1st 2015 minutes.  Councilmember Bates seconded the motion.  Vote by the Council was yea by, Moultry, Bates, and Mayor Wynn.  Council Member Kimrey and James were not in attendance.

APPROVE RESOLUTION 2016-01- FDLE GRANT

A resolution was presented and read by title for the city to apply for and accept a $1000 grant from the FDLE as part of the Federal Law Enforcement Federal Fiscal 2015 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant. A motion was made by Councilmember Bates, seconded by Councilman Moultry. Vote by the Council was yea by Moultry, Bates, and Mayor Wynn.  Council members Kimrey and James were not in attendance.
DISCUSSION OF PROPOSAL FROM DUKE ENERGY REGARDING ENERGY COST
The proposal from Duke Energy regarding energy costs was tabled until receipt of further comments from FMPA Attorneys.

Visitors Comments:

Mr. Ben Chandler from Chattahoochee Main Street thanked the council for all the city support of the recent Christmas program at Heritage Park;  gave update on incentive from DEO/FL Dept. of Greenways and Trails to expand walking trail from Chattahoochee to Bristol; stated that River Way South, comprised of 9 counties recently held its annual meeting at the arsenal in Chattahoochee; that Galvanizing Gadsden will be held at the arsenal on January 14th and 15th, and a brainstorming session regarding Old Spanish Trail will be held on December 15.
Mr. L. B. Howell thanked the city for assistance in getting the Historical Marker signs underway, which should be ordered soon.
Mrs. Karen Marsh and Mrs. Kathy Wheeler presented two welcome baskets to the council and those present to be provided to new residents and businesses. The baskets were filled with giveaway items and useful information regarding the city operations. The council thanked them very much for their efforts for a job well-done. The program will be coordinated through the Chattahoochee Main Street, Inc.
Mr. Ira Daniels, Chairperson of the MLK, Jr. Day Celebration announced the program to be held during the weekend of January 17th with program at 4 PM at Bethel Baptist Church focusing on young people and the annual breakfast at 9 AM on January 18th at the Elementary School.
CITY MANAGER REPORT:

City Manager informed council he was still searching for the services of Veterinarian for the city to assist citizens with their pets; he referred to the flooding at the river and is not sure of the amount of damages, which will be researched once the water falls below flood level; discussed that the Police Chief and himself were looking into using the FDLE Grant to get house numbers for all the missing ones in the city; and stated that if the agreement from Duke Energy was back, there would be a work session on Tuesday, January 15th at 6:30 PM.

 

COUNCIL COMMENTS:

Councilman Moultry thanked the City Manager and all the Employees for their hard work and expression of sympathy to the Craig Booth family.
Councilmember Bates stated she thought the installation of house numbers was a great use of grant funds.
Mayor Wynn thanked and stated he was proud of our city employees.

 

There being no further being business, the meeting adjourned at 7:35 P.M.
Approved____________________________

_________________________________ ATTEST_______________________________
Mayor:  Jerry Wynn                                                      City Clerk; Marinda S. Wilson

 

 

 

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BUDGET SUMMARY
City of Chattahoochee – Fiscal Year 2015-2016
APPROVED MILAGE RATE  0.9032
APPROVED BUDGET 2015-2016

GENERAL FUND
ESTIMATED REVENUES:                                                                                                                                                  TAXES

TOTALS
                                                                 

  MILLAGE PER $1000.

Ad Valorem Taxes             0.9032                                                                                                    28,000.
Sales & Use Taxes                                                                                                                              476,500.

License and Permits:                                                                                                                                       700.
Intergovernmental Revenue:                                                                                                                   1,256,740.
Charges for Service:                                                                                                                                 356,000.
Fines and Forfeitures:                                                                                                                                   7,500.
Miscellaneous Revenue:                                                                                                                              90,807.
Other Sources:                                                                                                                                         826,000TOTAL REVENUES AND OTHER
FINANCES SOURCES:                                                                                                                      3,042,247.
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES AND BALANCES:                                                                  3,042,247.
EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES:
General Governmental Services:                                                                                                              498,578.
Public Safety:                                                                                                                                          826,904.
Sanitation:                                                                                                                                               240,528.
Transportation:                                                                                                                                     1,221,040.
Human Services:                                                                                                                                       19,522.
Culture and Recreation:                                                                                                                           235,675.

TOAL EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES:                                                                                              3,042,247.
TOTAL GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES:                                                 3,042.247.
                UTILITY FUND
ESTIMATED REVENUES:
CASH BALANCE BROUGHT FORWARD:                                                                                       555,000.
UTILITIES:                                                                                                                                                           
Electric:                                                                                                                              3,785,240.
Water:                                                                                                                                   230,000.
Gas:                                                                                                                                       290,000.

Charges for Services :                                                                                              452,600.
Intergovernmental Services:                                                                                     269,200.

Miscellaneous Revenue:                                                                                            99,000.
TOTAL REVENUE AND OTHER
FINANCING SOURCES:                                                                                                                   5,681,040.
TOTAL ESTIMATED UTILITY FUND
REVENUES AND BALANCES:                                                                                                        5,681,040.
EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES:
                General Governmental Services:                                                             1,610,491.
                Electric Department:                                                                               3,165,488.
                Gas Department:                                                                                       306,155.
Sewer Department:                                                                                                   457,964..
Water Department:                                                                                                    140,942.
TOTAL EXPENDITURES AND EXPENSES:                                                                                  5,681,040.
TOTAL UTILITY FUND APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES:                                                    5,681,040.

2015-16 BUDGET INCREASED BY 3.26% OVER 2014-15 BUDGET
THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED
TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD.

 

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The names of your contacts for Fair Housing, Section 3, and EEO are.

 

Lee Garner

P.O. Box 188

Chattahoochee, FL 32324

PHONE: 850.663.4475   FAX: 850.663.4233

citymgr@fairpoint.net

 

 

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