October 2011 City Council Meeting

by Staff on October 4, 2011 · 1 comment

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The Mitchell City Council met for its October 2011 meeting last night at City Hall.


  1. Call to Order
  2. Pledge
  3. Prayer
  4. Roll Call
  5. Approval of last month’s minutes
  6. Adopt 2012 Budget
  7. Ordinance 2011-009: One-way traffic behind First Baptist Church (alley)
  8. Old Business
  9. New Business
  10. Public Comments


The meeting started out with Mayor Terrell introducing Bryan Hughes of Springville. Mr. Hughes, a member of ABATE, was seeking the Council’s permission to conduct a fundraiser for the Toys for Tots program. The Council approved the request and roadblocks will be conducted at two Mitchell intersections, Four Points and the Library, on October 22nd from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Council briefly reviewed the proposed 2012 budget before it approving it. When asked if the budget included the funds which will likely have to be paid back to former Police Officer Steven Blair, Clerk-Treasurer George James indicated that the City had set aside the funds, saying “The money is there.”

Next up, the Council discussed a proposed ordinance declaring the alley behind the First Baptist Church (on the corner of Seventh & Frank Streets) as one-way. The Council approved Ordinance 2011-009, ordering that traffic will flow one-way, from west to east, in the alley between Seventh & Eighth Streets.

Mayor Terrell, leading the meeting, asked if any members had old business to discuss but no one did. He then asked if there was any new business and, again, there wasn’t.

When asked if there were any public comments, 2011 Persimmon Festival Chairman Larry Hardman stood and thanked “Jerry’s boys” and “Steve’s boys” for their assistance with the Persimmon Festival. He also mentioned the flyover during the parade, stating that the one-hour time difference was not accounted for, resulting in the flyover not occurring at the planned time.

The meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m., giving everyone plenty of time to make it home before the kickoff of the Colts/Tampa Bay game (which the Colts lost, 24-17).

Next Meeting

The next City Council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on November 7th at City Hall.

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