The City currently has a credit card account with Regions Bank, with a $10,000 limit. The card is used for instances where a card is necessary, or a due to time constraints, an immediate payment for purchase is required. There are 2 holders of cards, City Manager and City Clerk. Individuals needing its use check out the card with signature and date, then return the card after use with the receipt of the purchase. Monthly usage ranges between $2,000 to $7,000. Balances are paid monthly using the receipts to code charges to the correct departments and accounts. From time to time, the 10,000 limit restricts flexibility where the city makes payments mid-month to free up space and accommodate departmental needs. We are requesting authorization to raise the limit to $15,000 to avoid breaking daily activities to clear the balance on the account mid-month.
Currently the authorized cardholders are City Manager and City Clerk. We are requesting re-affirmation of City credit cards for City Manager and City Clerk and, in addition, authorize credit cards under the city account for Community Services, Parks and Recreations, Fire, Police, and Finance.
Request to Authorize Regions Credit card under the City corporate account to:
Chief of Police
Community Services Director
Parks and Recreations Director
At the May 2, 2017 Council meeting, city council amended the code of ordinances, city of Hapeville, by amending chapter 58 with ordinance 2017-09. The primary purpose of which was to update and clarify how the city will address gravel parking lots. Issues primarily centered on what if any grandfathering of residential lots that currently are graveled, and how to address hardship cases. Council did not come to a consensus and chose to erect a moratorium on enforcement pending further discussion. The moratorium period has passed, and Code Enforcement is authorized to enforce the policy under the ordinance. Staff recommends an extension of the moratorium for 6 months through July 31, 2018 to allow Mayor and Council to discuss the review and execution of the current ordinance.
KaBOOM! awards $13,000 to the City of Hapeville as part of their Play Everywhere Challenge. The project, “King Play”, will aid KaBOOM! in their efforts to incorporate play into the daily lives of kids by reimagining what and where a play space is and can be.
Particularly, with the City of Hapeville, the two crosswalks (corner of North Fulton Avenue and King Arnold Street; crosswalk North Fulton Avenue and Scout Street) will be transformed into hopscotch crosswalks for kids to play as they travel to and from Hapeville Elementary School and the Hoyt Smith Conference Center. This grant is at no cost to the City.
At this time, the Mayor opens the floor to comments from the audience. Comments should relate to a specific agenda item, not listed on the agenda for a Public Hearing, or to a concern within the jurisdiction of the City. Mayor and Council meetings serve the purpose of conducting city business and are not a forum for the unlimited expression of opinion. The Mayor reserves the right to limit comments to matters germane to city business and may refer speakers to the City Manager or other staff for resolution.