February 2020 Meeting Minutes
The regular monthly meeting of the Mayor and Board of Commissioners was held on February 11, 2020 at the Stovall Town Hall at 6:00 pm.
Mayor Janet C. Parrott present and presiding
Board Members Present: Commissioner Dale Hughes, Commissioner Doug Lunsford Jr., Commissioner Ricky Sneed
Clerk Present: Sandra B. Williford
Members Absent: Commissioner Carl Roberts, Commissioner Mike Williford
Police Chief Absent: Craig Williams
Invocation: Commissioner Ricky Sneed began the meeting with an opening prayer
Audit Report: Dean Overby with William L. Starks & Co. reviewed the audit report with commissioners. He stated it was a Yellow Book Audit, because the Town received funding for more than $100,000. He stated there were no problems with the audit. Commissioner Ricky Sneed made a motion to accept and approve the audit report as submitted. Commissioner Doug Lunsford Jr. seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
Approval of Minutes: Commissioner Doug Lunsford Jr. made a motion to accept and approve the January minutes as submitted. Commissioner Ricky Sneed seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
Water Report: Commissioner Doug Lunsford Jr. reported that the Town had suffered a loss of 21% for the month. He reported that the flow meter at the treatment plant had been repaired. He had gotten tires and a battery for the service truck and a trailer hitch. Breaks had been fixed.
Town Website: Commissioner Dale Hughes stated that a Town website with official email hosting would cost no more than $250.00 per year. He made the motion to proceed with designing a web page. Commissioner Doug Lunsford Jr. seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
Street Light/Railroad N. and Main: Commissioner Ricky Sneed reported that the street light had been placed on Railroad St. N. Commissioner Lunsford stated that it was a temporary pole, but needed to stay there for 3 years to avoid charges. If the land was to be sold, the pole may need to be moved.
Fire Department: Mayor Parrott stated that Louis Daniel had resigned as Fire Chief with the Fire Dept. She recognized Jason Tingen. Jason stated that out of 28 hydrants in the Stovall area, half of them have issues. He asked that the Board help with taking care of these issues. Hydrants should all have a GPS location. Town employee Dylan Cash has been helping with this. Tingen stated that the fire department will do flow checks, calculate flow rates, and color code hydrants.
Rules of Construction: General Penalty: Commissioner Dale Hughes presented the Board with copies of Rules of Construction pertaining to ordinances. General Penalty changes were discussed and tabled for the next meeting.
Hiring of Code Enforcement Officer: Commissioner Dale Hughes made a motion to have Mayor Parrott research what other towns do when hiring a code enforcement officer. Commissioner Ricky Sneed seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
Visual Blight Ordinance: Commissioner Hughes presented a visual blight ordinance which was reviewed, discussed, and tabled.
Park Shelter Charges/Bathroom Cleaning: Commissioner Dale Hughes suggested that Stovall residents not be charged for use of the park shelter. He suggested a $50.00 refundable deposit. If Stovall residents clean up after the use of the shelter, they would be refunded their deposit. Hughes also stated that he thought the bathroom at the park should be cleaned more often. Commissioner Sneed agreed. Currently, Mary Green is cleaning the bathroom “as needed” and being paid $25.00 each time the shelter is rented for $50.00. This will be discussed at a later date.
Adjournment: There being no further business, Commissioner Ricky Sneed made a motion to adjourn. Commissioner Dale Hughes seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Janet C. Parrott
Clerk Sandra B. Williford