Volume 51, Number 35

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, August 28, 2014

Town of Byrdstown meeting

The Town of Byrdstown Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session on Monday, February 9, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. at Town Hall. Those present were Mayor Billy Robbins, Recorder Johnny Sells, Alderwoman Opal Clayborn, Alderman Glenn Parris, Alderman Rex Tompkins, Attorney James Brown, Town Engineer James Garrett, Water Plant Supervisor Malcolm Harmon, Frank Rauch, Ivan Rike, Andy Meadows and Vicki Callahan with the Upper Cumberland Development District, Donald Berger, Harold Kautz, and Chad Griffin.
The Mayor called the meeting to order and presented the proposed agenda. A motion was made by Johnny Sells to adopt the agenda as presented. A second was voiced by Glenn Parris and, with all members voting aye, the motion carried.
A motion was made by Glenn Parris to approve the minutes of the January 12, 2009 regular meeting as written. A second was voiced by Johnny Sells and, with all members voting aye, the motion carried.
The Board heard from Andy Meadows and Vicki Callahan with the Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD) as they gave a presentation on helping cities and counties in getting grants and administering the funds and they asked the Board to take the UCDD into consideration for the next housing grant.
After discussing the situation, a motion was made by Glenn Parris to hire Faye Leonard with Vantage Consulting Services, who has been the housing grant writer for the Town in the past, to be the administrator of a $375,000 THDA Housing and Rehabilitation Grant for the Town of Byrdstown. A second was voiced by Rex Tompkins and, with all members voting aye, the motion carried.
Under old business, there was a discussion of the vacancy at the Sewer Plant. The Mayor is to submit an ad in the newspaper to take applications for the position and the new person hired will be required to change charts at the Plant on Saturdays and Sundays.
There was a discussion of the security systems at both the Water Plant and the Sewer Plant. The current security systems have been in place for several years and need to be updated. A motion was made by Glenn Parris to look into replacing the security systems at both plants. A second was voiced by Opal Clayborn and, with all members voting aye, the motion carried.
Under new business, there was a discussion of certain boundary lines of the Town limits. A motion was made by Glenn Parris to have a survey done of the Ringley Curve area. A second was voiced by Johnny Sells and, with all members voting aye, the motion carried.
A motion was made by Johnny Sells to transfer $5,000 from the Water General Fund to the Sewer General Fund. A second was voiced by Glenn Parris and, with all members voting aye, the motion carried.
Chad Griffin addressed the Board about excessive gallons being read on his water meter. He reported that he had not had a water leak, but the meter showed an unusually high reading. The City will have the meter looked at to see if there could be any fault in the meter.
The Board heard from several home owners of the Blue Bird Ridge area about problems with water volume. Originally, one home owner had built the one (1) inch water line which the City accepted at that time.
Harold Kautz reported to the Board that the problem with water volume has been going on since 1980 and that he has talked to several City Mayors about this. He also presented a copy of a bill dated 08/17/1983 for 1100 feet of two (2) inch water line which he paid for and the City installed, which was a “T” off of the one (1) inch water line.
Due to expansion, there are eight (8) homes being fed off of a one (1) inch water line. As some of these eight (8) homes are seasonal users, a water volume problem exists when all are present and are using water at the same time. There was also a discussion of possible requests for future expansion of this same area.
With no further business to discuss, a motion was made by Rex Tompkins to adjourn until the next regular meeting on March 9, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. at Town Hall. A second was voiced by Glenn Parris and, with all members voting aye, the meeting adjourned at 6:40 p.m.

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