In this first meeting of the newly elected city council, members were sworn in and routine business — such as naming banks for city accounts, appointing a city clerk and city attorney, and establishing council committees — was passed unanimously by all 11 council members. Of special note, the council called two special meetings to consider bond financing for the recreation center.
1. Announcement of Rules and Procedures for the Council:
- Regular meetings of the council are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, 6 p.m., City Hall.
- Sections 2-21 through 2-42 of the Code of Ordinances are the Rules and Procedures of the Homewood City Council.
2. Committee appointments:
- Committee appointments and board liaisons (see minutes) were passed unanimously, although names were not identified; council president Bruce Limbaugh said the appointments had been disclosed by email to council members.
- President pro-tempore, standing committee chairpersons and members made. (see minutes) Note made to add Councilwoman Heather Reid to Public Safety Committee. (Motion by Walter Jones, second by Patrick McClusky.)
- Re-appointment of current city clerk, Linda Cook, for additional four-year term. (Motion by McClusky, seconded by Peter Wright.)
- Appointment of city treasurer Melody Salter. (Motion by Moody, second by Hawkins.)
- Re-appointment of current city attorney, Mike Kendrick. (Motion by Wright, second by Reid.)
3. Banking business approved:
- Vote to authorize signature of Mayor Scott McBrayer/Bruce Limbaugh/Melody Salter.
Banks authorized for city accounts:
- Regions- (motion by Moody, seconded by McClusky.)
- Bryant Bank – (motion by Hawkins, second by Britt Thames.)
- Wells Fargo-(not available)
- BB&T- (Motion by McClusky, second by Thames.)
4. Regular and special meetings called
- Regular council meeting rescheduled to Nov. 19 from Nov. 12, Veterans Day.
- Councilman Jones announced two immediate and special meetings for Wednesday, Nov. 7, a Finance Committee meeting at 5 p.m. to discuss rec center bond proposals and a council meeting at 6 p.m., to proceed with a vote.