A motion was made by Commissioner Gowen to approve the minutes of the
September 20, 2001 meeting; with a second by Commissioner Goolsby, the
Mayor Lay announced that the City Administration Building would be closed Monday in honor of Columbus Day. He also informed the press and citizens present that the reason this meeting is being held on Wednesday, instead of Thursday, is that Thursday morning the doctors plan to induce labor on his wife Anna, and he thought he should be there.
Attorney Alan Betz had 5 resolutions to present for approval.
01-03-10A A Resolution to reappoint Greg Johnston to the Lawrenceburg Beer Board with his term expiring August 31, 2006. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Gowen, with a second by Commissioner Goolsby. Motion passed.
01-03-10B A Resolution to reappoint Monica Sanders, Ronald Fox and Jonathan Weathers to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board with their terms expiring August 30, 2004. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Lindsey, with a second by Commissioner Gowen. Motion passed.
01-03-10C A Resolution for the City of Lawrenceburg to charge off bad debts in the Water, Sewer, Gas and Sanitation Departments for July, 2001 in the amount of $19,295.00. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Lindsey, with a second by Commissioner Gowen. Motion passed.
01-03-10D A Resolution to accept the bid from Hooper Machinery company, Inc. for purchase of Boom Truck to be funded through Series A Bond Funds, in the amount of $70,500.00. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Gowen, with a second by Commissioner Lindsey.
Consultant Don Howell explained that the Boom Truck was initially placed in the Street Department Budget. However, they do not have the funds to purchase at this time, and the Bond money will be refunded.
01-03-10E A Resolution to enter into an employment contract with David Huseman as City Administrator of the City of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. Motion to approve was made by Robert Pulley, with a second by Commissioner Gowen. Motion passed with two nay votes from Commissioner Goolsby and Commissioner Lindsey.
Margaret Weathers informed the Commission that according to the Sales Tax Report for August we were down 3% from July, but up 1% over August 2000.
Joe Baxter informed the Commission on the progress of the Storm Water Flooding Prevention Program. He stated that in his recent meeting with TEMA, they would approve as much as 3.75 Million Dollars, which will be 75% reimbursable.
We are doing income surveys at this time, and the citizens have been very cooperative and willing to help. They are having to divulge some private information, but are willing to do so to help this project along. They are proud to be of assistance.
We need to get a contract with an appraisal firm, and we can start acquiring easements and acquisitions. After we get those we can start work.
Mayor Lay welcomed Mr. David Huseman to the City of Lawrenceburg as Lawrenceburg's first City Administrator.
With no further business to come before the meeting a motion was made by Commissioner Pulley to adjourn, with a second by Commissioner Gowen.
The next scheduled meeting will be October 18, 2001.