Council Meeting Summary: November 1st, 2020

Village of Magnolia
Special Meeting
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. 

ANTIBACTERIAL SPRAYERS 

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. 

EMAIL 

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.   

ZOOM ACCOUNT 

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. 

PICNIC TABLES 

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. 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY 

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 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s