OCTOBER 14, 2021, 12:00 noon - WORKSHOP and CITY MANAGER'S BRIEFING
OF THE MAYOR AND ALDERMEN
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the regular meeting of the City Council was held at 12:00 p.m., via Zoom video communications. Mayor Johnson recognized Alderwoman Linda Wilder-Bryan to offer the invocation.
PRESENT: Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, Presiding
Alderwoman Kesha Gibson-Carter, At-Large, Post 1, Chairman
Alderwoman Alicia Miller Blakely, At-Large, Post 2
Alderwoman Bernetta B. Lanier, District 1
Alderman Detric Leggett, District 2
Alderwoman Linda Wilder-Bryan, District 3
Alderman Nick Palumbo, District 4, Vice-Chairman
Alderwoman Dr. Estella Edwards Shabazz, District 5, Mayor Pro-Tem
Alderman Kurtis Purtee, District 6
City Manager Joseph A. Melder
City Attorney Bates Lovett
Clerk of Council Mark Massey
|Workshop Agenda Items|
|1. Fairgrounds Development Project Update|
|Exhibit 1: Fairgrounds Workshop FINAL.pdf|
Mayor Johnson thanked prior Acting City Managers Patrick Monahan, Michael Brown and Heath Lloyd for the diligent work on the Fairgounds Development Project and thanked City Manager Melder in advance for continuing the work on the Fairgrounds Development Project to its completion. He indicated there will be a decision within the next couple of weeks based on a variety of factors which City Manager Jay Melder will go into detail and discuss. Mayor Johnson introduced Mr. Melder.
City Manager Melder presented a PowerPoint presentation giving detailed information on updates to the Fairgrounds Development Project. He anticipates a recommendation will be ready for Council at the next regular Council Meeting, October 28, 2021. Mr. Melder will send copies of the presentation to Council Members and Clerk of Council.
Mayor Johnson thanked City Manager Melder for the informational presentation. Following the presentation there was a question and discussion session from Council Members.
Mayor Johnson reiterated Council's commitment in early January 2020 to complete this project. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the project will be completed as Council wanted. He thanked City Manager Melder, Patrick Monahan, Michael Brown and Heath Lloyd for working with Council and staff to bring the project to completion.
Mayor Johnson adjourned the Workshop at 12:30 p.m.
A video recording of the workshop can be found by copying and inserting the link below in your url:
Mark Massey, Clerk of Council
Date Minutes Approved: October 28, 2021