And cozy it was.
Interim City Clerk, Belinda Demos, delivered the invocation, and the meeting got under way. The meeting today was a bit more lively than some of those in the past - awarding 5 vendor contracts.
District 1 Councilwoman, Rebecca Chase Williams introduced a motion to extend Lowe Engineers a Public Works contract and thus be selected Public Works vendor. The motion was met with approval. Williams also introduced a motion to award Community Development services contracts to Clark Patterson Lee as the primary (task order), with The Collaborative, Jacobs and SAFEbuilt securing contracts as well and will work with the council further in the near future to solidify their role.
Mayor Davis delivered his first "tie breaker" vote in the history of Brookhaven. Before the council could come to a decision on Community Development there was a motion that stimulated a discussion introduced by District 3 Councilman, Bates Mattison, whereas he wanted Pond awarded a contract as well. After some discussion it came down to a vote. District 4 Councilman Joe Gebbia and District 2 Councilman Jim Eyre both voted no, while Mattison and Williams voted yes - leaving the council tied for the first time. Mayor Davis sided with Gebbia and Eyre and voted not to support awarding a Community Development contract to Pond.
Other business included setting the holiday schedule for the new city.
Video of the meeting can be found here.