Commission Meeting Minutes
City Of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
May 10, 2001

Upon a motion by Commissioner Beard and a second by Commissioner Lindsey, the minutes of the May 3, 2001 meeting were approved.

Mayor Lay asked Secretary Treasurer Tom Head to report on the recent Budget Retreat held for the Department Heads. Steve Huffer, Don Kelley and Buddy Howell expressed their gratitude for the event. They informed the Commission that everyone came together as a team and became better informed about the workings of each department, thus allowing a more concerted effort in combining equipment and information to everyone. Each person became more informed about the budget process and has been enabled to do some long range planning.

Secretary Treasurer Tom Head that the goals of the retreat were to: (1) Classify al employees under new compensation resolution. (2) Develop spend down strategy for Series A & B Bond Issues. (3) Improve interdepartmental coordination. (4) Overview of financial goals. (5) Develop first draft for new budget. Mr. Head and the Department Heads felt that these goals were accomplished.

Commissioner Lindsey asked why the retreat was held out of town? Secretary Treasurer Head explained it was to remove everyone from family and pending obligations, so the goals could be met.

Mayor Lay asked for suspension of the rules in order for Jack Cheatwood to address the Commission. Motion was made by Commissioner Beard to suspend rules, with a second by Commissioner Lindsey.

Mr. Cheatwood gave a report on the upcoming Vaughn Gospel Music Festival and thanked civic clubs and city employees for their help in preparing the City of Lawrenceburg for this event.

Commissioner Beard announced the "Working" at Mimosa Cemetery this Saturday, and invited anyone wishing to help, to be there.

Steve Huffer of the Utilities Department informed the Commission that sewer rehab would soon be taking place on Taylor Street and Depot Street.

Mayor Lay read a note of thanks for the Utility Department for their prompt and courteous handling of a sewer problem on Parrish Street.

Attorney Alan Betz opened the Public Hearing on Zoning Ordinance #937. With no one wishing to comment the Public Hearing was closed.

The next item on the agenda was Ordinance #937. Mayor Lay explained that they did not wish to vote on this Ordinance and are sending it back to the Planning Commission for further study.

Attorney Betz presented one ordinance and three resolutions for consideration:


# 938 - To amend section 18, Chapter 3 of the Lawrenceburg Municipal code entitled "Regulation of Sewer Use" and to amend Ordinance # 776 and #851, repeal of conflicting ordinances. Motion to approve on first reading was made by Commissioner Beard, with a second by Mayor Lay. Motion passed. RESOLUTION(S) To enter into an agreement with Lawrenceburg Power system to purchase and install soccer field lights for two soccer fields at Bobby Brewer Park in the amount of $131,115.00. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Beard with a second by Mayor Lay.

Upon discussion Commissioner Lindsey made a motion to table the motion. Mayor Lay made a second. Upon role call vote to table the motion: Commissioner Beard, No; Mayor Lay, No; Commissioner Lindsey, Yes. With the motion to table failing, a vote was made on the original motion. Upon a role call vote: Commissioner Beard, Yes; Mayor Lay, Yes; Commissioner Lindsey, No. The resolution failed due to a lack of the majority of the eligible voters on the Commission. #01-10-5A - To accept the bid for various materials to be used for expansion and improvements to the sewer system on Weakley Creek Road to Hayes Pipe and Supply in the amount of $20,605.93. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Beard, with a second by Commissioner Lindsey. Motion passed.

#01-10-5B - To accept the bid for an air compressor to be used for testing sewer system lines to Ingersoll-Rand in the amount of $10,820.77. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Beard, with a second by Commissioner Lindsey. Motion passed.

Secretary/Treasurer Tom Head announced two requests to the State of Tennessee Department of Transportation; one for a traffic light study on Highway 43 South near Rick's Barbecue and a lane expansion on Highway 64 and Annie Rooney Road.

On Citizen's Request: Mr. John Gibbs addressed the Commission about paving in Bumpus Cemetery. The Cemetery Board is asking for any assistance the city may be able to provide.

Elmer Cook addressed the Commission concerning the Budget Retreat, and felt it was improper and illegal.

Attorney Betz assured Mr. Cook that no law has been violated.

With no further business to come before the board a motion was made by Commissioner Beard, with a second by Commissioner Lindsey to adjourn. Motion passed, meeting adjourned.

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