Volume 52, Number 35

ten pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, August 27, 2015

Minutes from the Town of Byrdstown July 14th meeting

The Town of Byrdstown Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. at Town Hall. Those present were Mayor Chris Thompson, Recorder Johnny Sells, Alderwoman Opal Clayborn, Alderman Johnny Bilbrey, Town Attorney Phillips Smalling, Town Engineer Nathaniel Green, Robert Young, David Shoaf, Michael George, Jan Rucker, Chamber of Commerce Director Billy Robbins, and State Representative Kelly Keisling.
An agenda was presented and a motion was made by Johnny Sells to adopt the proposed agenda. A second was voiced by Johnny Bilbrey and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
A motion was made by Johnny Bilbrey to approve the minutes of the June 9, 2014 regular meeting as written and the reading of the June 30, 2014 special called meeting. A second was voiced by Opal Clayborn and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
Under New Business, the Mayor presented a letter from Town Engineer Nathaniel Green that the defective soft start starter at the water plant to be declared as an emergency situation. The defective part had been sent to be refurbished, but was damaged during shipment and could not be repaired.
The part was insured through the carrier for $7,000.00 and the Town should be receiving these funds for the damages. The Mayor presented four quotes for the part, Galco Industrial $6,903.47, Allied $10,953.00, Vox Technologies $10,460.00, and Livewire Supply $6,999.95. After discussion a motion was made by Johnny Sells to go on the recommendation of the Town Engineer and also to ratify the soft start purchase from Galco Industrial for a total price including the part and freight charges for $7,218.42. A second was voiced by Johnny Bilbrey and with all members voting aye, the motion carried.
David Shoaf and Michael George with Southwest Securities gave a presentation and a rough draft on how their company could save the town money on the town's debt obligations. The Mayor is going look at other companies to see what they have to offer and report back to the board on his findings.
Jan Rucker with Matchpoint gave an update on water loss and reported several leaks have been found within the system. Nathaniel Green gave an update on leak detection and water tank painting.
With no further business to discuss a motion was made by Opal Clayborn to adjourn until the next regular meeting on August 11, 2014 at Town Hall. A second was voiced by Johnny Sells and with all members voting aye the meeting adjourned at 5:40 p.m.


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