SPECIAL CALL MEETING
SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
Be it remembered that the Mayor and
Board of Aldermen of the City of Ocean Springs met in a Special Call Meeting at
the Ocean Springs City Hall in the City of Ocean Springs at 5:45 p.m. on
September 14, 2018. The Mayor presiding,
Aldermen Cox, Gill, Authement, Bellman, Papania, Blackman, and Impey were
present. Also present were City Attorney Kevin Melchi and Interim City Clerk
Mayor called the meeting to order.
The Special Call Meeting is for the
purpose of any and all matters pertaining to the adoption of the FY18-19 budget.
Alderman Gill said that $60,000.00 is
budgeted from the 2% fund for the dog park and the engineer has estimated that
the cost for the dog park will be $150,000.00 to $160,000.00. There was discussion of building the dog park
in phases. Alderman Blackman suggested
advertising a base bid for the dog park with 3 additional alternate packages.
Melanie Allen thanked the city for
moving forward with the development of a dog park which has been discussed for
years and said that we want the park to be first class for the pets. She and Tracy James offered to partner with
the city to seek sponsorships and fundraise for the dog park.
Alderman Authement said that all are in
favor of the development of a dog park but the original discussion was to build
one for a lower cost. Alderman Impey
agreed and said that all of the discussions of a dog park during the meetings
he was in attendance were for total of $30,000.00 to $50,000.00. Alderman
Authement said he doesn’t agree with announcing a set budgeted amount due to
vendors bringing the bids in to match the budget.
Motion was made by Alderman Gill and
seconded by Alderman Bellman to increase the budgeted amount for the dog park
fund from $60,000.00 to $160,000.00. Alderman Cox stated he would vote aye as
long as they would make an effort to keep the cost down. Alderman Blackman assured
him they can come in a lower. Motion
carried with Aldermen Cox, Gill, Bellman, Papania, and
Blackman voting Aye and Aldermen Authement and Impey voting nay.
Motion was made by Alderman Gill,
seconded by Alderman Authement and unanimously carried to adopt the Fiscal Year
2018-2019 budget. (Exhibit a)
Motion was made by Alderman Gill, seconded
by Alderman Blackman and unanimously carried to adjourn the Special Call
The meeting ended at 6:24 p.m.
__/s/ Patty Gaston_______________ __/s/ Shea Dobson______________
City Clerk Mayor
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