Town of Byrdstown August 11th meeting
The Town of Byrdstown Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. at Town Hall. Those present were Mayor Chris Thompson, Recorder Johnny Sells, Alderwoman Opal Clayborn, Alderman Johnny Bilbrey, Alderman Glenn Parris, Town Attorney Phillips Smalling, Town Engineer Nathaniel Green, Chamber of Commerce Director Billy Robbins, Sam Gibson, Malcolm Harmon, James Parris, David Harer, Robert Young, Scott Gibson, Eric Pierce, Barb Mitchell, Rex Tompkins, Steve Reagan, Teressa Lee, Jenny Johnson, and Michelle Mitchell.
An agenda was presented and a motion was made by Johnny Sells to adopt the proposed agenda. A second was voiced by Glenn Parris and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
A motion was made by Opal Clayborn to approve the minutes of the July 14, 2014 regular meeting as written. A second was voiced by Johnny Bilbrey and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
Under New Business, Town Engineer, Nathaniel Green gave an update on the water tanks, and also reported that the Leak Detection and Water Loss Project were almost completed.
The mayor reported that the bladder tank that services the Faix Community had to be replaced, and in order to restore water to this area in a timely manner the bid process could not be used. The cost to replace the bladder tank was $4,381.25 plus shipping. A motion was made by Johnny Sells to approve up to $5,000.00 for the purchase and payment needed for the tank. A second was voiced by Johnny Bilbrey and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
A motion was made by Glenn Parris to hire Kim Lee for water plant trainee/operator at $8.00 per hour. This position will fall under the Employee Benefit Policy Guidelines. A second was voiced by Opal Clayborn and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
Scott Gibson with Cumberland Securities gave a presentation and a rough draft on how his company could save the Town money on the Town’s Debt Obligations. The board and mayor are going to look over the different payment options.
With no further business to discuss a motion was made by Glenn Parris to adjourn until the next regular meeting on September 8, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at Town Hall. A second was voiced by Johnny Bilbrey and with all members voting aye the meeting adjourned at 5:19 p.m.