City of Ocean Springs

    Minutes - April 20, 2020 Special Call Meeting

    SPECIAL CALL MEETING APRIL 20, 2020

     

     

    Be it remembered that the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Ocean Springs met in a Special Call meeting at City Hall in the City of Ocean Springs at 5:00 p.m. on April 20, 2020.  The Mayor presiding, Aldermen Cox, Gill, Authement, Bellman, Papania, Blackman and Impey were present. Also present were City Attorney Nicole Sullivan, City Clerk Patty Gaston, Deputy City Clerk Vicky Hupe, Police Chief Mark Dunston, Fire Chief Derek McCoy, Public Works Director Allan Ladnier, Parks & Recreation Director Geri Straight, Human Resources & Risk Management Director Mindy McDowell and Executive Assistant to the Mayor & Board Meggan Brown.

     

    Let the minutes reflect that proper notice of the meeting was provided to all Aldermen via email and that the notice was posted at City Hall and online within one hour of the meeting being called.

     

    No public were physically present due to the local state of emergency proclaimed by Mayor Dobson on Monday, March 16, 2020. The meeting was made available to the public via live stream.

     

    The Mayor called the meeting to order.

     

    The Special Call Meeting is for the purpose of any and all matters pertaining to the discussion of COVID-19 and COVID-19 restrictions.

     

    Motion was made by Alderman Blackman, seconded by Alderman Gill and unanimously carried to accept the agenda.

     

    The City Attorney explained the latest Governor’s Executive Orders regarding the COVID-19 emergency and shelter in place in effect until April 27, 2020. She presented an amendment to the City’s proclamation to follow the guidelines set forth by the Governor. Motion was made by Alderman Impey and seconded by Alderman Cox to adopt the resolution amending the Mayor’s March 20,2020 Proclamation enacting regulations to protect life and property and to prevent the spread of the Novel COVID-19 (Exhibit 1).

     

    The motion carried with a roll call vote as follows:     

             

                                 Alderman Gill                    Aye

                                 Alderman Authement         Aye

                                 Alderman Bellman             Aye                       

                                 Alderman Cox                   Aye

                                 Alderman Papania             Aye

    Alderman Blackman           Aye

                                 Alderman Impey               Aye

     

    Alderman Cox asked the Public Works Director if extra roll off dumpsters are needed around the City due to people being quarantined. He replied that three extra would be very beneficial. Motion was made by Alderman Cox and seconded by Alderman Papania to obtain three extra roll off dumpsters at Public Works due to the extra need related to the COVID-19 emergency.

     

    The motion carried with a roll call vote as follows:   

                                 Alderman Gill                    Aye

                                 Alderman Authement         Aye

                                 Alderman Bellman             Aye                       

                                 Alderman Cox                   Aye

                                 Alderman Papania             Aye

    Alderman Blackman           Aye

                                 Alderman Impey               Aye

     

    Alderman Bellman announced that Jackson County has not opened the beaches. The Police Chief said that more signage for the beaches has been requested from Jackson County.

     

    Motion was made by Alderman Impey and seconded by Alderman Cox to adjourn the Special Call meeting.

     

    The motion carried with a roll call vote as follows:     

             

                                 Alderman Gill                    Aye

                                 Alderman Authement         Aye

                                 Alderman Bellman             Aye                       

                                 Alderman Cox                   Aye

                                 Alderman Papania             Aye

    Alderman Blackman           Aye

                                 Alderman Impey               Aye

     

    The meeting ended at 5:20 p.m.

     

     

    __/s/Patty Gaston_________5/5/2020__                   _/s/Shea Dobson _______5/5/2020___ 

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