REGULAR MEETING OF CITY COUNCIL ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2008 AT
5:30 P.M. AT CITY HALL. MEMBERS PRESENT: Mayor Alton McCollum.
COUNCILPERSONS: Buddy Sandifer, Janeth Walker, Teresa Hannibal, and Nancy
Foster. CLERK: Bruce Watson. VISITORS: Fire Chief Timmie Taylor, Phyllis
Overstreet, Jerry Halmon, and Police Chief George Morris.
Mayor McCollum called the meeting to order and Clerk Watson gave the invocation.
Clerk Watson took the roll with everyone being present except Councilpersons Bamberg
and Fralick who he said had called to say they would be unable to attend due their jobs.
Councilperson Foster made the motion to approve the minutes of the August 11, 2008
meeting as received. Councilperson Walker made the second. All approved. The motion
Councilperson Walker made the motion to approve the minutes of the September 2, 2008
meeting as received. Councilperson Hannibal made the necessary second. All approved.
The motion carried.
Councilperson Hannibal made the motion to approve the Budget and Finance Reports as
presented. Councilperson Walker made the second. All approved. The motion carried.
Under Commission Reports.
Commissioner Sandifer informed Council that it would be a day or two before they
received the signed school resource officer contracts back from the School District One.
Commissioner Sandifer informed Council that he was asked if the City had ever
considered making Bamberg a Smoke Free City. He told them Mrs. Dianne Wilson of the
group Fresh Air Everywhere would be willing to come and talk to them about the
ordinancing that would be required.
Councilperson Foster asked if he was just talking about making restaurants smoke free?
Commissioner Sandifer said it would apply to all buildings within the city.
Councilperson Hannibal asked if people would be allowed to smoke on the grounds
around the buildings?
Commissioner Sandifer said the ordinancing would specify how close you could be to a
building while smoking on the grounds.