Town of Byrdstown special called meeting
The Town of Byrdstown Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in a Special Called Meeting on Friday, October 29, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. at Town Hall. Those present were Mayor Chris Thompson, Recorder Johnny Sells, Alderwoman Opal Clayborn, Alderman Johnny Bilbrey, Water Plant Supervisor Malcolm Harmon, Shane Huddleston, Elizabeth Huddleston, Lily Huddleston, and Wayne Huddleston. The Mayor called the meeting to order. The purpose of the meeting is discussing a water plant employee.
Water Plant Employee Shane Huddlestonâ€™s wages for the last year have been coming from a state funded grant called the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) at no cost to the town for his wages. At present the money that was set aside in this grant is at zero.
At this time the board heard from water plant supervisor Malcolm Harmon about state mandates that could affect the water plant operations in what could be as early as a few months. There was a lengthy discussion of employees at the water plant being off for vacation time, or sick day and employees just needing to be off for personal reasons. The water plant supervisor also stated that the new changes would require a water plant employee to have a license from the state to work at the plant. If a employee did not have a license. There would have to be a license operator with them at all times during their training period which would be at least one year.
After hearing all of the discussion a motion was made by Johnny Bilbrey to hire Shane Huddleston at $8.00 per hour retroactive to October 25, 2010. A second was voiced by Opal Clayborn and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
With this being the only topic to discuss a motion was made by Opal Clayborn to adjourn. A second was voiced by Opal Clayborn and with all members voting aye the meeting was adjourned at 5:45.p.m.