Mayor & City Council
111 Irwin Ave
Ocilla, Ga 31774
Melvin D. Harper II Mayor
Lisa Cook Councilwoman
Patrice Y.W. Manley Councilwoman
Lemora Moses Sr. Councilman
Chris A. Paulk Councilman
Clae Wynn Councilman
Lucile Middlebrooks City Clerk
Warren Mixon City Attorney
Will Towson Fire Chief
Ashley Jones Police Chief
Tuesday, January 16, 2024 6:00 pm
Swearing in Districts 2, 4, and 5 Council Members
Pledge of Allegiance
Adopting of the Agenda for Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Approval & Adopting of the Minutes from the Regular Meeting of December 5, 2023
Introduction of New Employees
Selection of Mayor Pro–tem: Motion to Appoint Mayor Pro-tem
BYRT CPA, LLC’s Status
Hurst and Hurst CPA – Prominence of the City of Ocilla Finances
2024 Standing Committees/Appointments
Request Bids for Bank Loan
Reports from Council Districts
Reports from Department Heads
Executive Session if Required
DECORUM FOR COUNCIL MEETINGS
Rules of Decorum for the Governing Body
Members of the governing body shall not use or make inappropriate, vulgar, opprobrious words or offensive comments. Members shall maintain a civil and courteous manner and tone.
Members of the governing body shall only speak to the matter currently under consideration by the Mayor and Council.
During presentations, discussion or debate, members of the governing body shall refrain from communicating among each other, giving attention and due respect for the speaker or council member addressing the body.
While a member of the governing body has the floor, members of council and members of the public shall not interrupt the speaker unless the speaker is ruled out of order.
Members violating any rules of the decorum may be ruled out of order by the Mayor. An individual violating the rules of decorum may be removed from the meeting in accordance with Roberts Rules of Order.
Rules of Decorum for the Public
Each Speaker will be given 5 minutes to speak during the public comment period.
Each speaker will direct his or her comments to the members of the governing body and not to any individual member or other individual present unless a question is directed to him or her by a member of the governing body.
Each speaker will refrain from personal attacks, foul or abusive language and will maintain a civil and courteous manner and tone.
Members of the audience will respect the rights of others and will not create noise or other disturbances that will disrupt or disturb the meeting.
Individuals violating any rules of the decorum may be ruled out of order by the Mayor. An individual violating the rules of decorum may be removed from the meeting at the direction of the Mayor.