• December 4, 2023

    MINUTES

    The Town Council of the Town of Kinsey held its regular meeting on Monday, December 4, 2023 at 6:00 pm at the Senior Building.

    Mayor Jason Reneau called the meeting to order.

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

    Mr. Kerry Laseter opened the meeting with Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

    Council Member Tina Nowlin made a motion to approve the minutes of the November 20, 2023 meeting and Council Member Vivian Jones second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Cindy Gaylor made a motion to approve the Financials of October 2023 and Council Member Tina Nowlin second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tina Nowlin made a motion to approve the Amendment to the Dog Ordinance #79 and Council Member King Thomas second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tina Nowlin made a motion to approve the One Time Cost of Living Raise for the Employees and Council Member Vivian Jones second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tina Nowlin made a motion to approve the LPR (Camera) for the Police Department and Council Member Cindy Gaylor second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    There was nothing on the agenda for the Administrative Meeting.

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

  • November 20, 2023

    MINUTES

    The Town Council of the Town of Kinsey held its regular meeting on Monday, November 20, 2023 at 6:00 pm at the Senior Building.

    Mayor Jason Reneau called the meeting to order.

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

    Council Member Vivian Jones opened the meeting with Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

    Council Member Cindy Gaylor made a motion to approve the minutes of the October 16, 2023 meeting 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 September 2023 and Council Member Vivian Jones second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Cindy Gaylor made a motion to approve the Avenu Contract and Council Member Tina Nowlin second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to approve a raise for the Municipal Court Judge to $800.00, Prosecutor to $700.00 and Public Defender to $600.00. Council Member Tina Nowlin second and all were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to approve the Amendment to the Rules & Regulations and Council Member Vivian Jones second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to buy out the contract from the Town of Columbia for new police officer Jadyn Morgan and equipment that the Town of Columbia bought the new police officer and pay him $15.99 an hour. Council Member Tina Nowlin second and all were in favor so the motion carried.

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

    General Business:
    Amendment to Dog Ordinance – Move to next Agenda
    Traffic Study on Mikado Drive – Take off Agenda
    One Time Cost of Living Raise – Move to next Agenda

    Police Department:
    Police Contract – Motion was made in Regular Meeting
    LPR (Camera) – Move to next Agenda

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

  • September 4, 2023

    MINUTES

    The Town Council of the Town of Kinsey held its regular meeting on Monday, September 4, 2023 at 6:00 pm at the Senior Building.

    Mayor Jason Reneau called the meeting to order.

    Others Present were Council Members Cindy Gaylor, Tina Nowlin, Tommy Ferguson, Veleta Watson, Vivian Jones, Town Clerk Rachel Exum, Water Operator Max Colon, Police Chief Jim Mock, Code Enforcement Officer Christopher White and several citizens of the community. Absent were Council Members King Thomas and Austin McArdle.

    Mr. 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 August 21, 2023 meeting and Council Member Tommy Ferguson second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tina Nowlin made a motion to approve the Financials for July 2023 and Council Member Cindy Gaylor second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    The Mayor and the Council will leave the Camera for the Walking Trail on the Agenda for the next Council Meeting.

    Council Member Tina Nowlin made a motion to approve the Budget for (Oct. 1, 2023 to Sept. 30, 2024) and Council Member Vivian Jones second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to approve to buy one pallet of the Rock Asphalt and Council Member Tina Nowlin second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to surplus 4 police vehicles which are 2011 Crown Vic., 2012 Tahoe, 2015 Tahoe and the 2019 F-150 truck which was set for a reserve at $25,000 and to put new brakes on the 2019 F-150 truck. Council Member Tina Nowlin second and all were in favor so the motion carried.

    The Mayor and Council went into the Administrative Meeting and the following item was moved to the next Council Agenda.

    General Business:

    1. Employee Handbook

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

  • October 16, 2023

    MINUTES

    The Town Council of the Town of Kinsey held its regular meeting on Monday, October 16, 2023 at 6:00 pm at the Senior Building.

    Mayor Jason Reneau called the meeting to order.

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

    Mayor Jason Reneau opened the meeting with Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to approve the minutes of the September 4, 2023 meeting 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 August 2023 and Council Member Tommy Ferguson second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to approve for the Mayor to spend $2,000 dollars on the camera for the walking trail and Council Member Tina Nowlin second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Cindy Gaylor made a motion to approve the Employee Handbook and Council Member Vivian Jones second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Cindy Gaylor made a motion to approve the Second Congressional District Municipal Association Meeting and Dinner for the Council and the Employees. Council Member Tina Nowlin second and all were in favor so the motion carried.

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

    General Business:

    1. Amendment to Dog Ordinance – Leave on Admin. Agenda
    2. Avenu Contract – Move to next Agenda
    3. Raise for Municipal Court Judge & Lawyers – Move to next Agenda

    Water Department:

    1. Sewer Project – Leave on Admin. Agenda
    2. Amendment to Rules & Regulations – Move to next Agenda

    Police Department:

    1. Police Contract – Leave on Admin. Agenda

    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 21, 2023

    MINUTES

    The Town Council of the Town of Kinsey held its regular meeting on Monday, August 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm at the Senior Building.

    Mayor Jason Reneau called the meeting to order.

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

    Mayor Jason Reneau opened the meeting with Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

    Council Member Tina Nowlin made a motion to approve the minutes of the August 7, 2023 meeting and Council Member Tommy Ferguson second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    The Mayor and Council will leave the Camera for the Walking Trail on the Agenda for the next Council Meeting.

    Council Member Cindy Gaylor made a motion to approve to pay membership dues to Alabama League and the NLC. Council Member Tommy Ferguson second and all were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to approve the agreement with Houston County called the Rebuild Alabama Act and Council Member Tina Nowlin second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to approve the State of Alabama Cybersecurity Plan and Council Member Tina Nowlin second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to approve the Resolution No. 8-21-23 for Adopting Transportation Plan Pursuant to the Rebuild Alabama Act. Council Member Tina Nowlin second and all were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to approve to buy 3 benches and 3 garbage cans for the Walking Trail. Council Member Tina Nowlin second and all were in favor so the motion carried.

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

    General Business:

    • Budget (Oct. 1, 2023 to Sept. 30, 2024)

    Water Department:

    • Vehicle Surplus

    Police Department:

    • Vehicle Surplus

    The Mayor and the Council will leave the Employee Handbook on the Administrative Agenda for the next Council Meeting.

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

  • August 7, 2023

    MINUTES

    The Town Council of the Town of Kinsey held its regular meeting on Monday, August 7, 2023 at 6:00 pm at the Senior Building.

    Mayor Jason Reneau called the meeting to order.

    Others Present were Council Members Tommy Ferguson, Cindy Gaylor, Veleta Watson, Tina Nowlin, King Thomas, Vivian Jones, Town Clerk Rachel Exum, Police Chief Jim Mock, Code Enforcement Officer Christopher White 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 July 17, 2023 meeting and Council Member Tommy Ferguson second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tina Nowlin made a motion to approve the Financials for June 2023 and Council Member Tommy Ferguson second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to not give the Wiregrass Pets a contribution and Council Member Tina Nowlin second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    The Mayor and the Council will leave the Camera for the Walking Trail on the Agenda for the next Council Meeting.

    The Mayor and Council went into the Administrative Meeting and the following items were moved to the next Council Agenda.
    General Business:
    Alabama League Membership Dues/NCL Membership Dues
    Rebuild Alabama Act

    The Mayor and the Council will leave the Budget for Oct. 1, 2023 to Sept. 30, 2024 on the Administrative Agenda for the next Council Meeting.

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

  • July 17, 2023

    MINUTES

    The Town Council of the Town of Kinsey held its regular meeting on Monday, July 17, 2023 at 6:00 pm at the Senior Building.

    Mayor Jason Reneau called the meeting to order.

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

    Mr. Kerry Laseter opened the meeting with Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

    Council Member Tina Nowlin made a motion to approve the minutes of the July 3, 2023 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 Audit for October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022 and Council Member Vivian Jones second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    The Mayor and Council Members went into the Administrative Meeting and the following items were moved to the next Council Agenda.
    General Business:
    Wiregrass Pets
    Camera

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

  • July 3, 2023

    MINUTES


    The Town Council of the Town of Kinsey held its regular meeting on Monday, July 3, 2023 at 6:00 pm at the Senior Building.

    Mayor Jason Reneau called the meeting to order.
    Others present were Council Members Veleta Watson, Tommy Ferguson, Tina Nowlin, Cindy Gaylor, Vivian Jones, King Thomas, Town Clerk Rachel Exum, Water Operator Max Colon, Police Chief Jim Mock, Corporal 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 June 19, 2023 meeting and Council Member Cindy Gaylor second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Cindy Gaylor made a motion to approve the financials of May 2023 and Council Member Vivian Jones second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to approve all three quotes on the parking lot coating for the Town Hall, Senior Citizen Building and the Walking Trail for a total of $8,227.19. Council Member Tina Nowlin second and all were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to send Joshua Waybright to a basic sniper course in November of this year and Council Member Tina Nowlin second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    The Mayor and Council Members went into the Administrative Meeting and the following item was moved to the next Council Agenda.
    General Business:
    Audit

    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 19, 2023

    MINUTES


    The Town Council of the Town of Kinsey held its regular meeting on Monday, June 19, 2023 at 6:00 pm at the Senior Building.

    Mayor Jason Reneau called the meeting to order.
    Others present were Council Members Cindy Gaylor, Tina Nowlin, Veleta Watson, Vivian Jones, Tommy Ferguson, Town Clerk Rachel Exum, Police Chief Jim Mock, Corporal Joshua Waybright and several citizens of the community. Absent were Council Members Austin McArdle and King Thomas.

    Council Member Vivian Jones opened the meeting with Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

    Council Member Tina Nowlin made a motion to approve the minutes of the June 5, 2023 meeting and Council Member Cindy Gaylor second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tina Nowlin made a motion to appoint Gene Sims to be on the Board of Adjustments and Council Member Vivian Jones second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to accept the sealed bid from Brannen Motor Company for 3 new 2023 Ford Interceptors for the Police Department for $145,500.00. Council Member Tina Nowlin second and all were in favor so the motion carried.

    Underneath Old Business Council Member Tommy Ferguson talked about not parking big trucks in all of Kinsey instead of just the subdivisions. The mayor said he would have to talk to the town attorney and he would take the ordinances to the attorney too.

    The Mayor and the Council Members went into the Administrative Meeting and the following items were moved to the next Council Agenda.
    General Business:
    Parking Lot Coating/Quotes

    Police Department:
    Basic Sniper Course

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

  • June 5, 2023

    Minutes


    The Town Council of the Town of Kinsey held its regular meeting on Monday, June 5, 2023 at 6:00 pm at the Senior Building.

    Mayor Jason Reneau called the meeting to order.

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

    Mayor Jason Reneau opened the meeting with Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

    Council Member Tina Nowlin made a motion to approve the minutes of the May 15, 2023 meeting and Council Member King Thomas second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to approve the Financials of April 2023 and Council Member Tina Nowlin second. All were in favor so the motion carried.

    No motion for the Board of Adjustments Member so leave on the agenda.

    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to approve a $250.00 contribution to the U.S.A. Youth Enhancement. Council Member Tina Nowlin second and all were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to approve for yellow stripes and reflectors down Sanders Road for $800.00. Council Member Tina Nowlin second and all were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to reject the bid from Higgins Electric for the walking trail lights. Council Member Tina Nowlin second and all were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to spend $85,000.00 and to go ahead and buy the wire for the walking trail lights. Council Member Tina Nowlin second and all were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to give the mayor permission to bid the 3 new police vehicles out, buy the lowest bid for 3 new explorers, let the mayor decide either to buy or lease the new vehicles, let Sci-2-Way on Foster Street equip the new vehicles and to sell the 3 police vehicles that the town owns now. Council Member Tina Nowlin second and all were in favor so the motion carried.

    Council Member Tommy Ferguson made a motion to appoint Esther Paetz back on the Planning and Zoning Board. Council Member Vivian Jones second and all were in favor so the motion carried.

    The Mayor and the Council Members went into the Administrative Meeting and talked about Wiregrass Pets and to leave it on the administrative agenda.

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