The Mayor and Board of
Commissioners met in regular session on January 2, 2003. The following
members were present: Commissioner Robert Pulley, Commissioner Bid
Lindsey, Commissioner Buford Goolsby, Mayor Blake Lay and Commissioner
With a quorum present, the meeting was called to order.
The meeting opened with Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.
A motion was made by Commissioner Gowen to approve the minutes of the
December 5, 2002 meeting, with a second by Commissioner Lindsey. Motion
Mayor Lay presented a plaque to Paul and Cheri Plant for the organization
of the oratorio society and the gift of the Christmas Pops they have
presented over the last 15 years, through the sponsorship of Parks Lumber
Company and SunTrust Bank.
Attorney Betz presented two resolutions for consideration.
Resolution # 2003-2-1A – To reappoint Ann Jones Hughes, Robert Parker, and
Bill Gobble to the Industrial Development Board with their terms to expire
December 31, 2005. Motion to approve the reappointment was made by
Commissioner Gowen, with a second by Commissioner Goolsby. Motion passed
Resolution # 2003-2-1B - For the Board of Mayor and Commissioners to call
for an election of the Mayor, Commissioner I and Commissioner II in
accordance with Private Chapter No. 17, of the Private Acts of 2001.
Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Lindsey, with a second by
Commissioner Pulley. Motion passed unanimously.
There was discussion about the Mayor and Commissioner’s salaries. Alan
Betz clarified that the salaries may be changed by Ordinance in accordance
with the Charter, but no changes have been made. The Mayor’s salary
continues at $7,500.00 and all Commissioners’ salary continues at
With no further business to come before the Board, a motion was made by
Commissioner Gowen to adjourn; a second was made by Commissioner Goolsby.
Motion passed. Meeting adjourned.
City Administrator/Acting City Recorder