|A motion was made by Commissioner Gowen to
approve the minutes of the May 16, 2002 meeting; with a second by
Commissioner Goolsby, the motion passed.
Fire Chief Don Kelley recognized Tad Methvin on his recent graduation for Volunteer State Community College, in Gallatin, TN. He has received a degree in Fire Science. Mr. Methvin is the 6th member of the Fire Department to receive a degree.
Mr. Methvin expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to receive this valuable education.
Attorney Betz presented six (6) resolutions to the Commission.
Resolution # 2002-6-6A – To enter into a contract with Willard Wells to mow Mimosa Cemetery. Motion to approve the contract was made by Commissioner Gowen, with a second by Commissioner Goolsby. Motion passed unanimously.
Resolution # 2002-6-6B – To enter into a grant agreement with the State of Tennessee, Department of Military, Tennessee Emergency Management Agency – Contract No. GG-02, in the amount of $2.63 Million Dollars to be used in the Lawrenceburg Flood Control Project. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Gowen, with a second by Commissioner Lindsey. Motion passed unanimously.
Resolution # 2002-6-6C – To transfer funds up to the amount of $600,000.00 from the General Fund Account to the Lawrenceburg Flood Control Project Account as an interim until the grant funds become available. These funds will be reimbursed to the General Fund Account as bond or loan proceeds become available. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Gowen, with a second by Commissioner Goolsby. Motion passed unanimously.
Resolution # 2002-6-6D – To authorize an additional Line-of-Duty death benefit as provided by Chapter 446 of the Tennessee Public Acts of 2001 and in agreement with the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System. In discussion it was noted that there is no cost to the city for this additional benefit, unless someone is actually killed in the line-of-duty. At that time the benefit is based upon the rules of Chapter 446 of the Public Acts. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Gowen, with a second by Commissioner Goolsby. Motion passed unanimously.
Resolution # 2002-6-6E – To enter into a lease agreement with Lawrence County, Tennessee to use the yard waste area of the landfill. In discussion it was noted that this is another example of the City and County working together. Mr. Huseman thanked County Executive Steve Hill, the County Commissioners and Mayor Lay for working on this project. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Gowen, with a second by Commissioner Goolsby. Motion passed unanimously.
Resolution # 2002-6-6F – To enter into a contract with Cassetty Architectural Firm to engineer and design the Lawrenceburg Fire Department Sub Station to be located on the campus of Lawrence County High School to be funded through Series A Bond Fund, in the amount of $425,000.00 total construction cost (including 5.88% engineering fees). Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Lindsey, with a second by Commissioner Gowen. Motion passed unanimously.
Ron Cato, Steve Huffer and Mike Meek of the Lawrenceburg Utility Systems made a presentation to the Commission. Mr. Huffer presented: WATER PLANT PROJECTS: 1) Roof for Water Plant 2) Hope Springs Pump Station 3) Chlorine Room Modifications SEWER PLANT PROJECTS: 4) Sewer Plant Upgrade/Expansion GAS PROJECTS: 5) 20 Year Gas Main Replacement Plan 6) High Pressure Interconnect 7) High Pressure Extension along Highway 64 West 8) Pulaski Gate Station Relocation/Upgrade WATER SYSTEM PROJECTS: 9) Fire Hydrant Upgrades/Replacement 10) West End Water Line Extension 11) Prosser Road Bridge SEWER SYSTEM PROJECTS 12) Buffalo Road Pumping Station 13) Little Shoal Creek Interceptor 14) Buffalo Road Force Main 15) Housing Authority Sewer Upgrades 16) Ethridge Sewer System GENERAL PROJECTS 17) Gas & Water Meter Replacement Program 18) 2009 Liberty Avenue Office Renovations
Mr. Cato made a presentation on the electric side of the utilities. Including a slide show on the building of the new sub station being erected. He informed the Commission on certain programs and policies they were addressing since the consolidation, including; Vehicle Maintenance, Purchasing, Safety, Employee Benefits, Customer Billing Consolidation and the New Sewer Plant. Mr. Cato also discussed the relatively new concept of Green Energy. The web site for more information is www.greenpowerswitch.com.
With no further business to come before the meeting a motion was made by Commissioner Lindsey to adjourn, with a second by Commissioner Gowen.