• October 17, 2022

    MINUTES

    The Town Council of the Town of Kinsey held its meeting on Monday, October 17, 2022 at 6:00 pm at the Senior Building.

    Mayor Jason Reneau called the meeting to order.

    Others present were Council Members Veleta Watson, Cindy Gaylor, Tina Nowlin, Tommy Ferguson, King Thomas, Vivian Jones, Town Clerk Rachel Exum, Police Chief Jim Mock, Officer Joshua Waybright and several citizens of the community. Absent was Council Member Austin McArdle.

    Council Member King Thomas opened the meeting with Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.
    Council Member Tina Nowlin made a motion to approve the minutes of the October 3, 2022 meeting and Council Member Tommy Ferguson second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 2022-10-A about authorizing the operation of a medical cannabis dispensary within the corporate limits of the Town of Kinsey with the removal of Paragraph 6 which states a purchase of a business license and to pay sales tax to the Town of Kinsey. Council Member Tina Nowlin second and all were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Cindy Gaylor made a motion to approve the Ordinance No. 2022-10-B to levy and impose a privilege or license tax on the rental or rooms to transients and to make the rate five percent for the charge. Council Member Tommy Ferguson second and all were in favor so the motion carried.
    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to approve for the Mayor, Council Members and the Employees of the town to go to the second congressional District Meeting and Dinner at the Dothan Civic Center and the town will pay for the them but any guests the Mayor, Council Members and the employees take they will have to pay for. Council Member Vivian Jones second and all were in favor so the motion carried.

    The mayor opened the only bid that the town received to buy the water line to put on Beatrice Road from Ferguson Waterworks so they won the bid.

    Council Member Cindy Gaylor made a motion to adjourn and Council Member Vivian Jones second. All were in favor so the meeting was adjourned.

    Nothing was on the Agenda for the Administrative Meeting.

  • October 3, 2022

    MINUTES

    The Town Council of the Town of Kinsey held its regular meeting on Monday, October 3, 2022 at 6:00 pm at the Senior Building.

    Mayor Jason Reneau called the meeting to order.

    Others present were Council Members Tina Nowlin, Tommy Ferguson, Austin McArdle, Cindy Gaylor, Veleta Watson, Vivian Jones, Town Clerk Rachel Exum, Water Operator Max Colon, Interim Police Chief Jim Mock, Police Officer Joshua Waybright and several citizens of the community. Absent was Council Member King Thomas.

    Council Member Austin McArdle opened the meeting with Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

    Council Member Tina Nowlin made a motion to approve the minutes of the September 19, 2022 meeting and Council Member Cindy Gaylor second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tina Nowlin made a motion to approve the financials for August 2022 and Council Member Vivian Jones second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Mayor Jason Reneau read aloud Ordinance No. 2022-10-A for Authorizing the Operation of a Medical Cannabis Dispensary and will be voted on at the next Council Meeting.

    Mayor Jason Reneau read aloud Ordinance No. 2022-10-B for a Lodging Tax and will be voted on at the next Council Meeting.

    Council Member Cindy Gaylor made a motion to buy the new Sonic Wall and Council Member Tina Nowlin second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to accept Dorothy Graham as the new member of the Board of Adjustments. Council Member Vivian Jones second and all were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Cindy Gaylor made a motion to buy the water line to put on Beatrice Road and Council Member Vivian Jones second. All were in favor except Council Member Tommy Ferguson but the motion carried.

    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to make Jim Mock as the new Police Chief and Council Member Vivian Jones second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Austin McArdle made a motion to table the Police Salaries and Council Member Cindy Gaylor second. The mayor called for a roll call vote: Council Member Vivian Jones said No, Council Member Cindy Gaylor said Yes, Council Member Tommy Ferguson said No, Council Member Austin McArdle said Yes, Council Member Tina Nowlin said No and Council Member Veleta Watson said No. There were enough no’s so the motion failed.

    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to give a raise to the new Police Chief Jim Mock and put him at Step 8 which is $20.17 and a raise to Officer Joshua Waybright and put him at Step 4 which is $15.99. Council Member Tina Nowlin second and the mayor called for a roll call vote: Council Member Vivian Jones said Yes, Council Member Cindy Gaylor said Yes, Council Member Tommy Ferguson said Yes, Council Member Austin McArdle said No, Council Member Tina Nowlin said Yes, and Council Member Veleta Watson said Yes. All were in favor except one Council Member so the motion carried.

    The Mayor and the Council Members went into the Administrative Meeting and the following item was moved to the next Council Agenda:
    General Business:
    Second Congressional District Meeting and Dinner/Dothan Civic Center

    Council Member Austin McArdle made a motion to adjourn and Council Member Tina Nowlin second. All were in favor so the meeting was adjourned.

  • September 19, 2022

    MINUTES

    The Town Council of the Town of Kinsey held its regular meeting on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 6:00 pm at the Senior Building.

    Mayor Jason Reneau called the meeting to order.

    Others present were Council Members Cindy Gaylor, Austin McArdle, Veleta Watson, Tina Nowlin, King Thomas, Vivian Jones, Town Clerk Rachel Exum, Police Chief Tim Hurd, Officer Joshua Waybright, Water Operator Max Colon and several citizens of the community. Absent was Council Member Tommy Ferguson.

    Council Member King Thomas opened the meeting with Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

    Council Member Tina Nowlin made a motion to approve the minutes of the August 15, 2022 meeting and Council Member King Thomas second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Cindy Gaylor made a motion to approve the financials for July 2022 and Council Member Vivian Jones second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tina Nowlin made a motion to approve for the town to pay $1,000 for Halloween and $3,000 for Christmas Events. Council Member Vivian Jones second and all were in favor so the motion carried.

    No action taken for Chancey Lane.

    The Mayor and the Council Members went into the Administrative Meeting and the following items were moved to the next Council Agenda:
    General Business:
    Ordinance No. 2022-10
    Lodging Tax
    Sonic Wall
    Position Open on the Board of Adjustments

    Water Department:
    Beatrice Road
    Police Department:
    Police Salaries

    Council Member Tina Nowlin made a motion to adjourn and Council Member Cindy Gaylor second. All were in favor so the meeting was adjourned.

  • August 15, 2022

    Minutes

    The Town Council of the Town of Kinsey held its regular meeting on Monday, August 15, 2022 at 6:00 pm at the Senior Building.

    Mayor Jason Reneau called the meeting to order.

    Others present were Council Members Austin McArdle, Cindy Gaylor, Veleta Watson, Tina Nowlin, Police Chief Tim Hurd, Water Operator Max Colon, Officer Joshua Waybright, Town Clerk Rachel Exum and several citizens of the community. Absent was Council Members Tommy Ferguson, King Thomas and Vivian Jones.

    Council Member Austin McArdle opened the meeting with Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

    Council Member Tina Nowlin made a motion to approve the minutes of the August 1, 2022 meeting and Council Member Cindy Gaylor second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tina Nowlin made a motion to approve the budget for Oct. 2022 to Sept. 2023 and Council Member Austin McArdle second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tina Nowlin made a motion to approve to pay a county worker to bush hog the right of ways in Kinsey and Council Member Cindy Gaylor second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Cindy Gaylor made a motion to adjourn and Council Member Tina Nowlin second. All were in favor so the meeting was adjourned.

  • August 1, 2022

    MINUTES


    The Town Council of the Town of Kinsey held its regular meeting on Monday, August 1, 2022 at 6:00 pm at the Senior Building.

    Mayor Pro Tem Austin McArdle called the meeting to order.

    Others present were Council Members Cindy Gaylor, Veleta Watson, Tina Nowlin, King Thomas, Vivian

    Jones, Police Chief Tim Hurd, Officer Joshua Waybright, Town Clerk Rachel Exum and several citizens of the community. Absent was Mayor Jason Reneau and Council Member Tommy Ferguson.

    Council Member King Thomas opened the meeting with Prayer and Council Member Cindy Gaylor did the Pledge of Allegiance.

    Council Member King Thomas made a motion to approve the minutes of the July 18, 2022 meeting and Council Member Cindy Gaylor second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tina Nowlin made a motion to approve the financials for June 2022 and Council Member Vivian Jones second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member King Thomas made a motion to try out a bush hog from Houston County before buying one. Council Member Tina Nowlin second and all were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Cindy Gaylor made a motion to adjourn and Council Member Vivian Jones second. All were in favor so the meeting was adjourned.

  • July 18, 2022

    MINUTES

    The Town Council of the Town of Kinsey held its regular meeting on Monday, July 18, 2022 at 6:00 pm at the Senior Building.

    Mayor Jason Reneau called the meeting to order.

    Others present were Council Members Austin McArdle, Tina Nowlin, Veleta Watson, Tommy Ferguson, Cindy Gaylor, King Thomas, Vivian Jones, Police Chief Tim Hurd, Officer Joshua Waybright, Town Clerk Rachel Exum, Water Operator Max Colon and several citizens of the community.

    Council Member Austin McArdle opened the meeting with Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

    Council Member Tina Nowlin made a motion to approve the minutes of the June 20, 2022 meeting and Council Member Cindy Gaylor second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tina Nowlin made a motion to approve the financials for May 2022 and Council Member Austin McArdle second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to give $250.00 to the Alabama U.S.A. Youth Enhancement Alumni and Council Member King Thomas second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Cindy Gaylor made a motion to buy the fire hydrants and parts for $29,907.57. Council Member Vivian Jones second all were in favor so the motion carried.

    The Mayor and the Council Members went into the Administrative Meeting and the following item will be moved to the August 15, 2022 Council Meeting.

    General Business:
    * Budget for Oct. 2022 to Sept. 2023

    Council Member Tina Nowlin made a motion to adjourn and Council Member Cindy Gaylor second. All were in favor so the meeting was adjourned.

  • June 20, 2022

    MINUTES
    The Town Council of the Town of Kinsey held its regular meeting on Monday, June 20, 2022 at 6:00 pm at the Senior Building.

    Mayor Jason Reneau called the meeting to order.

    Others present were Council Members Austin McArdle, Tina Nowlin, Cindy Gaylor, Veleta Watson, Vivian Jones, Town Clerk Rachel Exum, Water Operator Max Colon, Police Chief Tim Hurd, Officer Joshua Waybright and several citizens of the community. Absent were Council Members Tommy Ferguson and King Thomas.

    Citizen Ed Gaylor opened the meeting with Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

    Council Member Tina Nowlin made a motion to approve the minutes of the June 6, 2022 meeting and Council Member Vivian Jones second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Austin McArdle made a motion to approve the Oct. 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2021 audit and Council Member Cindy Gaylor second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Austin McArdle made a motion to amend the minutes of April 18, 2022 meeting that said the mayor picked the names to the mayor drew the names. Council member Vivian Jones second and all were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Cindy Gaylor nominated Kerry Laseter for the Planning and Zoning Board and Council Member Austin McArdle second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Austin McArdle made a motion to approve the amount for the one-time lump sum for the two retirees and put it in the Resolution to move it forward. No one second so the motion died.

    Council Member Tina Nowlin made a motion to adjourn and Council Member Vivian Jones second. All were in favor so the meeting was adjourned.

  • June 6, 2022

    MINUTES

    The Town Council of the Town of Kinsey held its regular meeting on Monday,
    June 6, 2022 at 6:00 pm at the Senior Building.


    Mayor Jason Reneau called the meeting to order.


    Others present were Council Members Cindy Gaylor, King Thomas, Vivian Jones,
    Tina Nowlin, Austin McArdle, Veleta Watson, Magistrate Caroline Barrett,
    Officer Joshua Waybright and several citizens of the community. Absent was
    Council Member Tommy Ferguson.


    Council Member King Thomas opened the meeting with Prayer and the Pledge
    of Allegiance.


    Council Member Cindy Gaylor made a motion to approve the special call
    meeting minutes of May 23, 2022 and Council Member Tina Nowlin second. All
    were in favor so the motion carried.


    Council Member Tina Nowlin made a motion to approve the Financials of April
    2022 and Council Member Vivian Jones second. All were in favor so the motion
    carried.


    No Council Meeting on Monday, July 4, 2022.


    Council Member Tina Nowlin made a motion to approve the buying of the 2022
    Ford Police Interceptor and Council Member King Thomas second. All were in
    favor so the motion carried.


    The Mayor and the Council Members went into the Administrative Meeting and
    the following items were moved to the next Council Agenda.


    General Business:
      A. Audit
    Planning and Zoning:
      A. Nomination for the Board


    Council Member Cindy Gaylor made a motion to adjourn and Council Member
    Vivian Jones second. All were in favor so the meeting was adjourned.

  • April 18, 2022

    MINUTES


    The Town Council of the Town of Kinsey held its regular meeting on Monday, April 18, 2022 at 6:00 pm at the Senior Building.


    Mayor Jason Reneau called the meeting to order.


    Others present were Council Members Austin McArdle, Cindy Gaylor, Tommy Ferguson, Tina Nowlin, King Thomas, Vivian Jones, Town Clerk Rachel Exum, Chief Tim Hurd, Water Operator Max Colon and several citizens of the community. Absent was Council Member Joe Watson.


    Council Member King Thomas opened the meeting with Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.


    Council Member Tina Nowlin made a motion to approve the minutes of the April 4, 2022 meeting and Council Member Cindy Gaylor second. All were in favor so the motion carried.


    Council Member Tina Nowlin made a motion to approve the new salaries and the pay scale for the employees. Council Member Vivian Jones second and all were in favor so the motion carried.


    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to approve the proposal from Reeves Surveying LLC for the amount of $3,800.00 for the boundary survey for the new WWTP parcel. Council Member King Thomas second and all were in favor so the motion carried.


    The mayor picked names for the years for the Board Members on the Planning and Zoning. Ray Ethridge for 1 year, Esther Paetz for 2 years, Richard Paetz for 3 years, Dianne Thomas for 4 years, Brenda Hollis for 5 years and Hope Gunn for 6 years. Council Member Austin McArdle left the Council Meeting at 6:20 p.m.


    Council Member Cindy Gaylor made a motion to approve the years for the Board Members and Council Member Vivian Jones second. All were in favor except Council Member Tommy Ferguson opposed but the motion carried.


    Under the Reports of Committees Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion for two dumpsters and to feed everyone pizza and drinks for the 2022 spring clean-up day. Council Member Vivian Jones second and all were in favor so the motion carried.


    Under the New Business Mayor Jason Reneau read the resignation letter from Council Member Joe Watson.


    The Mayor and the Council Members went into the Administrative Meeting and the following items were moved to the next Council Agenda.


    General Business:
    A Millage Resolution
    B. Addendum to Employee Handbook
    C. Hazard Mitigation Resolution

    Police Department:
    A. Police Vehicles


    Council Member Tina Nowlin made a motion to adjourn and Council Member Vivian Jones second. All were in favor so the meeting was adjourned.

  • Special Call Meeting – May 23, 2022

    SPECIAL CALL MEETING MINUTES


    The Town Council of the Town of Kinsey held a special call meeting on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 6:00 pm at the Senior Building.


    Mayor Pro Tem Austin McArdle called the meeting to order.


    Others present were Council Members Cindy Gaylor, King Thomas, Vivian Jones, Tina Nowlin, Tommy Ferguson, Town Clerk Rachel Exum, Chief Tim Hurd, Water Operator Max Colon, Officer Joshua Waybright and several citizens of the community. Absent was Mayor Jason Reneau.


    Council Member King Thomas opened the meeting with Prayer.


    Council Member Cindy Gaylor led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.


    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to approve the minutes of the April 18, 2022 meeting and Council Member Vivian Jones second. All were in favor so the motion carried.


    Council Member Tina Nowlin made a motion to approve the Financials of March 2022 and Council Member Cindy Gaylor second. All were in favor so the motion carried.


    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to approve the Millage Resolution 5-23-22 and Council Member Vivian Jones second. All were in favor so the motion carried.


    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to not adopt the addendum to the employee handbook and Council Member Tina Nowlin second. All were in favor so the motion carried.


    Council Member Vivian
    Jones made a motion to adopt the Hazard Mitigation Resolution 5-23-22-A and Council Member Tina Nowlin second. All were in favor so the motion carried.


    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to approve for Veleta Watson to take the vacancy on the Council and Council Member Tina Nowlin second. All were in favor so the motion carried.


    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to approve for the leak adjustment for Scott Sanders and Council Member Tina Nowlin second. All were in favor so the motion carried.


    Council Member Cindy Gaylor made a motion to approve to advertise for the Water Assistant job on Indeed and Zip Recruiter. Council Member Tommy Ferguson second and all were in favor so the motion carried.


    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to let John Cherry take a look at the backhoe and to rent a backhoe for immediate repairs. Council Member Tina Nowlin second and all were in favor so the motion carried.


    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to approve for source funding for a new police vehicle but not to buy anything until voted on. Council Member Tina Nowlin second and all were in favor so the motion carried.


    Town Clerk Rachel Exum sworn in Veleta Watson as the new Council Member.


    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to adjourn and Council Member Vivian Jones second. All were in favor so the meeting was adjourned.