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City Commission Minutes-Special Meeting 06-30-2015
MINUTES
SPECIAL COMMISSION MEETING
TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015
6:30 PM

A. ~CALL TO ORDER- Mayor Surrency
~~~~~~~~1. ~Invocation- Commissioner Floyd
~~~~~~~~2. ~Pledge of Allegiance – Commissioner Roberts

B. ~APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Moved to approve
Motion- Vice Mayor Howard               Second- Commissioner Bouie

Commissioner Bouie
Yes
Commissioner Floyd
Yes
Commissioner Roberts
Yes
Vice Mayor Howard
Yes
Mayor Surrency
Yes
Vote 5-0

C. ~RECOGNITIONS & GUESTS- None

D. ~COMMITTEE REPORTS/PRESENTATIONS/PROCLAMATIONS- None

E. ~CITIZEN COMMENTS
Mr. Wally Russell- The flag in front of City Hall needs to be replaced and properly lit at night.

F. ~ROUTINE ITEMS- None

G.      PUBLIC HEARING
SECOND READING-
A.  Ordinance to establish a temporary zoning moratorium on marijuana dispensaries/processing/growing centers
Mr. Alex Patton, Pause- Some cities have challenged the 12 month period in the moratorium and have chosen to do 6 months instead.
Discussion on the length of the moratorium
Moved to approve the Ordinance establishing a temporary zoning moratorium on 2nd reading from 12 months to 6 months with the option to renew at the end of 6 months.
Motion- Vice Mayor Howard               Second- Commissioner Bouie
City Attorney Hoehn read the ordinance by title only with the change stating 6 months instead of 12 months.



Commissioner Bouie
Yes
Commissioner Floyd
Yes
Commissioner Roberts
Yes
Vice Mayor Howard
Yes
Mayor Surrency
Yes
Vote 5-0
FIRST READING- None

H.  DISCUSSION ITEMS-None

I.   ~CITIZEN COMMENTS- None

J. ~REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS/INFORMATION
1. City Manager Vause- gave her updates on city business
2. City Attorney Hoehn- Reminded the City Commission that their statement of financial interest is due by July 1 but is not considered late until August.
3. City Commission
Commissioner Roberts- Learned through the Regional Planning meeting that some cities provide retirement for City Commissioners and ask staff to look into how that works.
Commissioner Floyd- None
Commissioner Bouie- None
Vice Mayor Howard- None
4. Mayor Surrency- Thank you to Mr. & Mrs. Stallings they are doing a great job at the Hawthorne Museum.  Hawthorne Homecoming was a success and Chamber Bowling is July 25, 2015

K. ~ADJOURN @ 6:55PM

These minutes are submitted for approval.


                                                                                                
LaKesha H. McGruder, CMC                                Matthew Surrency, Mayor
City Clerk