Village of Magnolia
November 1, 2020
Mayor Travis Boyd called the meeting to order at 6:34 p.m. Present were council members Grant Downes, Jim Miller, Jessica Miller, Scott Noble, Claudia Rogers, Eric White, Mayor Boyd, and Fiscal Officer Molly Murphy. Also present was Village resident Mike Rogers.
Jessica Miller read the letter to the Bartlett’s that was drafted by the Street Department regarding Peach Court. The letter suggested that the Bartlett’s donate $300 to the village to offset material expenses to put base and gravel on Peach Court. A discussion followed. The letter will be tabled for a few weeks.
USE OF CARE ACT FUNDS
MAGNOLIA HOTSPOT FOR SANDY VALLEY STUDENTS
Jessica Miller explained the different costs involved with the installation of the WIFI Hotspot. The initial location was to be the Village garage, but after discussion, it was determined that the Village Hall might be a better area since there it is already cable ready. Jessica Miller will check into the logistics
Jim Miller made a motion to authorize up to $1,000 in CARES ACT FUNDS for the WIFI hotspot. Claudia Rogers seconded the motion. All Ayes.
Jessica Miller investigated several options regarding backpack and handheld sprayers. The prices ranged from $1,700 – $2,015 for backpack sprayers and $700 – $855 for hand held sprayers, with chemicals costing around $90 per case (4 gallons).
Claudia Rogers made a motion to authorize CARES ACT FUNDS not to exceed $5,000.00 for the equipment and chemicals for antibacterial sprayers/foggers. Scott Noble seconded the motion. The motion passed with 5 Ayes and one abstention.
Grant Downes reported that he has looked into several email options so that council members do not have to use their personal email for council business.
Jim Miller made a made a motion to authorize CARES ACT FUNDS not to exceed $1,000 for the creation of Village of Magnolia emails through an external source. Jessica Miller seconded the motion. All Ayes.
Scott Noble asked if the village has a Zoom account. If not, he said that he could set up a corporate account.
Eric White made a motion to authorize CARES ACT FUNDS not to exceed $150.00 to create a corporate Zoom account. Grant Downes seconded the motion. All Ayes.
Claudia Rogers made a motion to authorize CARES ACT FUNDS not to exceed $15,000 for picnic tables and benches for the village parks. The motion was seconded by Grant Downes. All Ayes.
Claudia Rogers made a motion to authorize CARES ACT FUNDS not to exceed $3,500 to the Magnolia Historical Society. Eric White seconded the motion. All Ayes.
MAGNOLIA POLICE DEPARTMENT
Jim Miller made a motion to authorize the encumbrance of the balance of the CARES ACT FUNDS to be used for police salaries. Claudia Rogers seconded the motion. All Ayes.
MOTION TO ADJOURN
Scott Noble made a motion to adjourn. Eric White seconded the motion. The meeting was adjourned at 7:35 p.m.
Travis Boyd, Mayor Molly B. Murphy, Fiscal Officer