Aldermen Minutes

MINUTES
MAYOR AND BOARD OF ALDERMEN
CITY OF OCEAN SPRINGS

SPECIAL CALL MEETING NOVEMBER 21, 2011

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 8:30 a.m. on November 21, 2011.  Mayor Moran presiding, Aldermen Gill, McDonnell, Cody, and Denyer were present.  Also present was City Clerk Shelly Ferguson.    Aldermen Ross, Dalgo and Hagan were absent.      

The Mayor called the meeting to order.

The Special Call Meeting is for the purpose of any and all matters pertaining authorizing employment of Lafonda Rea Bilbo, utility billing clerk, $11.00 hourly, six-month probationary period, and pending successful completion of all pre-employment requirements (Exhibit a); authorizing the Mayor to execute Change Order No. 1 for CIPP Lining project for 8” bypass pumping on the Government Street-Hanley Road lining segment in the amount of $3,590.00, Contractor -  Suncoast Infrastructure (Exhibit b);  

authorizing the Mayor to execute Maintenance Agreement for Decorative Streetlights with Mississippi Power Company (Exhibit c) and Discussion on Third Saturday Art Market, beginning December 17, 2011 (Exhibit d).

Motion was made by Alderman Cody, seconded by Alderman Denyer and unanimously carried to authorize employment of Lafonda Rea Bilbo, utility billing clerk, $11.00 hourly, six-month probationary period, and pending successful completion of all pre-employment requirements (Exhibit a). 

Motion was made by Alderman Cody, seconded by Alderman Denyer and unanimously carried to authorize the Mayor to execute Change Order #1 for CIPP Lining project for 8” bypass pumping on the Government Street-Hanley Road lining segment in the amount of $3,590.00, Contractor – Suncoast Infrastructure (Exhibit b).

Motion was made by Alderman Cody, seconded by Alderman Denyer and unanimously carried to authorize the Mayor to execute Maintenance Agreement for Decorative Streetlights with Mississippi Power Company (Exhibit c).

Motion was made by Alderman Cody, seconded by Alderman Denyer and unanimously carried to discuss the Third Saturday Art Market, beginning December 17, 2011 (Exhibit d).  Mr. Mark LaFontaine of The Gallery stating he is seeking the opportunity to host an arts and crafts event in downtown Ocean Springs on the third Saturday of each month.   He asked for permission to close a section of Bowen Avenue from Washington Avenue to the southeast corner of 700 Washington Avenue ending at the parking lot as well as the north bound lane of Washington Avenue from Porter Avenue to Government Street. He also asked permission to use City barricades to block the streets.  Mr. LaFontaine agrees to be responsible for the cost of overtime pay for city workers required to put out the barricades, etc. and to place trash and recycle receptacles.  The art market will be held on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

Motion was made by Alderman Cody, seconded by Alderman Denyer to approve the 3rd Saturday Art Market beginning December 17, 2011, with an assessment after the first three (3) months in February, 2012. 

Motion was made by Alderman Denyer, seconded by Alderman Gill and unanimously carried to adjourn the Special Call meeting.

Meeting ended at 8:58 a.m.

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             City Clerk                                                                 Mayor



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