By Nathan Prewett
MOODY – A brief city council meeting was held on Monday, Nov. 23 at Moody City Hall where a number of resolutions were passed, including one that would end a lawsuit with a local business concerning the sewer system.
During the meeting city attorney James Hill addressed the council about a “long-standing” lawsuit from what was listed in the agenda as Parkway Family Practice. Few details were mentioned but Hill said that the lawsuit involved a complaint with the sewer system, which is owned by the city.
The agreement would effectively settle the lawsuit and allow the city to accept or admit no liability and will not have to pay money. Mayor Joe Lee declined to comment on the matter.
Later in the meeting, the council voted to extend the city’s existing comprehensive plan until an updated plan is implemented. The plan will expire at the end of 2020.
“We want to make sure that we revisit the comprehensive plan that was put in place 20 years ago,” Lee said. “And we want to make sure that the zoning is correct, as well as municipal buildings, Parks and Rec, we want to revisit the entire thing. We’ll probably hire a professional person to help us with that.”
The council also voted to table a resolution that would consider partnering with the Brycer Company and their Compliance Engine, a software system concerning code compliance, fire alarm activities and others related to the fire department. There was also a request for the city to adopt current building and fire code. The resolution would be at no cost to the city.
Towards the end of the meeting, the council voted to cancel the regular meeting on Dec. 28, which falls under the week of the Christmas holidays.
In other business the council:
- Approved a training class at the Jefferson County Sheriff Department for Captain Praytor for $350,
- Renewed a yearly payment for Leads-On-Line, which is an investigation system that helps fine stolen items for $2,301,
- Approved the purchase and installation of a fire hydrant at Annie Lee Rd. and Cahaba Springs Rd. for $3,500,
- Purchased medical supplies at the request of Horton for $1,600,
- Approved Horton’s request to purchase and replace all current medical bags for decontamination at the cost of $5,400,
- Approved a request to rezone 3404 Moody Parkway from AG-1 (agricultural) to B-3 (tourist commercial district,
- Struck down a resolution to reduce the corporate limits to reestablish boundaries of the city, and
- Approved painting the hood and top of the Parks and Works vehicle for $1,379
The next meeting of the Moody City Council will take place on Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. Moody City Hall is located at 670 Park Ave.