Council approves corporate limits surveying bid
The Town of Byrdstown Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 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, Water Plant Supervisor Malcolm Harmon, Chamber of Commerce Director William Robbins, Charles Whittenburg, Shane Huddleston, Jenny Johnson, Michelle Mitchell, Annette Sells, Richard Myers and Rex Tompkins.
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 with all members voting aye, the motion carried.
A motion was made by Opal Clayborn to approve the minutes of the regular meeting on Dec. 13, 2010 as written. A second was voiced by Johnny Bilbrey and, with all members voting aye, the motion carried.
Under Old Business, there was no old business to discuss.
Under New Business, Michelle Mitchell was up for her six months review as outlined in the employee handbook, the Mayor stated that Michelle does a good job. A motion was made by Glenn Parris to increase Michelle Mitchell hourly wage by $.50. A second was voiced by Opal Clayborn and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
The Mayor informed the board that water plant employee Shane Huddleston had passed the state water treatment test and had received a grade three water plant license. A motion was made by Johnny Sells to increase Shane Huddlestonâ€™s hourly wage by $.75 as outlined in the employee handbook for receiving a license. A second was voiced by Johnny Bilbrey and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
The Mayor asks two members of the town council if they would serve on the Fire Department board. After discussion recorder Johnny Sells said that he would continue to serve on the Fire Department board and alderwoman Opal Clayborn said she would also serve on the Fire Department board.
Under Other Business, Water plant employee Annette Sells addressed the board that she felt like she had not had the proper training so she could pass the state mandatory water treatment test. The mayor reported to the board that she had taken the test three times and only liked 4 points passing. The Mayor suggested to the board that he would like to give Annette another opportunity to get everything that was needed to study to get prepared so she could take the test again in May and that the Mayor would see that this is done. The board agreed with the Mayor.
The Mayor opened the four bids received for surveying the corporate limits of the town. The first bids were Whittenburg Land Survey for $29,289.00, the second bid was Allen Maples Land Survey for $38,000.00, the third bid was Bartlett Survey for $34,200.00, and the fourth bid was Chris Vick for $26,900.00. After a discussion by the board a motion was made by Johnny Sells to award the contract to Whittenburg Land Survey for $29,289.00. A second was voiced by Glenn Parris and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
There was a discussion of the salt purchases for snow removal on the city streets.
With No further business to discuss a motion was by Opal Clayborn to adjourn until the next regular meeting in February 14, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. at town hall. A second was voiced by Glenn Parris and with all members voting aye the meeting adjourned at 5:25 p.m.