City History Dates
June 9, 1921 Town of River Junction
July 8, 1941 Town of Chattahoochee
August 1, 1967 City of Chattahoochee
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
City of Chattahoochee – Fiscal Year 2015-2016
APPROVED MILAGE RATE 0.9032
APPROVED BUDGET 2015-2016
ESTIMATED REVENUES: TAXES
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.
General Governmental Services: 498,578.
Public Safety: 826,904.
Human Services: 19,522.
Culture and Recreation: 235,675.
TOAL EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES: 3,042,247.
TOTAL GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES: 3,042.247.
CASH BALANCE BROUGHT FORWARD: 555,000.
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.
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.
The names of your contacts for Fair Housing, Section 3, and EEO are.
P.O. Box 188
Chattahoochee, FL 32324
PHONE: 850.663.4475 FAX: 850.663.4233
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