Common Council Meeting Minutes – January 11, 2021

City Council

Mayor Costin called the meeting Martinsville Common Council to order on Monday, January 11, 2021. Rev. Rick Miller of Eastview Christian Church and Director of Stability First led the prayer, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Mayor Costin.

ATTENDANCE

THOSE MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE

  • Kenny Costin, Mayor
  • Phil Deckard, District 1
  • Ben Mahan, District 2
  • Josh Ferran, District 3
  • Suzie Lipps, District 4
  • Phil Deckard II, District 5
  • Ann Miller, Councilwoman-at-Large
  • Kris Fuller, Councilman-at-Large
  • Dale Coffey, City Attorney
  • Rebecca Tumey, Clerk – Treasurer

A quorum was declared present.

MINUTES

Mayor Costin presented the Minutes of Monday, December 28, 2020 to the Council. A motion to accept the Minutes was made by Councilman Phil Deckard II. Councilman Kris Fuller. seconded the motion. The Motion passes 7-0.

MAYOR’S REPORT

None

NEW BUSINESS

Election of President Pro Tempore of the Common Council– Mayor Costin called for nominations for President Pro Tempore. Councilman Kris Fuller nominated Councilman Phil Deckard II. Councilwoman Ann Miller seconded the nomination. Hearing no further nominations, Mayor Costin call for a motion to close the nominations. A motion to close the nominations was made by Councilman Phil Deckard Sr. Councilwoman Ann Miller seconded the motion. The Motion passes 7-0. By consensus, Councilman Phil Deckard II was elected as President Pro Tempore.

Appointment of Council Representative to Morgan County Economic Development Corporation

Appointment of Council Representatives to Martinsville Redevelopment Commission

After a discussion by the Council of the two above listed items, a motion to table action was made Councilman Kris Fuller. Councilwoman Ann Miller seconded the motion. Then Motion passes 7-0.

Surplus Vehicles – City Superintendent Mac Dunn asked the Council to declare two vehicles as surplus. The vehicles were a 2004 white Expedition and a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. A motion to accept and allow was made Councilman Phil Deckard II. Making the second was Councilman Phil Deckard Sr. The Motion passes 7-0.

Councilman Phil Deckard II asked about the status of the new Police vehicles. Police Chief Kurt Spivey explained an officer has been hired by the company supplying the equipment, to remove the equipment in the vehicles being traded in. Also, they are waiting on the arrival of the radar equipment.

CLAIMS

Mayor Costin presented the Claims. A motion to accept and allow the Claims was made by Councilman Phil Deckard II, with Councilman Kris Fuller making the second. The Motion passes 7-0.

COUNCIL COMMENT

None

PUBLIC COMMENT

Citizen Chance Hartley appeared to express his concern over the City’s financial future.

Mayor Costin reported “rumble strips” had been cut into the pavement on Duo Drive. This is a result of complaints about speeding.

ADJOURN

There being no further business, Mayor Costin requested a motion to adjourn. Making the motion was Councilman Phil Deckard Sr. Councilwoman Ann Miller seconded the motion. The motion passes 7-0.