Heft addresses Town of Byrdstown to re-enter lease
The Town of Byrdstown Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session on Tuesday, April 11, 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, Town Engineer James Garrett Chamber of Commerce Director Will Robbins, Bud Mitchell and David Harer.
The Mayor called the meeting to order and presented the proposed agenda. A motion was made by Glenn Parris to adopt the agenda as presented. A second was voiced by Johnny Sells with all members voting aye, the motion carried.
A motion was made by Opal Clayborn to approve the minutes of the regular meeting on March 14, 2010 as written. A second was voiced by Johnny Bilbrey and, with all members voting aye, the motion carried.
Under Old Business, the mayor presented the bids received on the painting and repairs for the Clark Mountain water tank, the bids ranged from $26,600.00 to $86,866.00. A motion was made by Glenn Parris to award the contract to W&O Construction Company for $26,600.00. A second was voiced by Johnny Sells and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
Under New Business, the mayor gave an update on the heating & cooling systems at town hall. After discussion, a motion was made by Johnny Sells to authorize the mayor to let out on bids for the replacing of the heating and cooling unit. A second was voiced by Glenn Parris and with all members voting ate the motion carried.
Next consultants with the HEFT Company, Dean Mayberry and Charlie Moore addressed the board to re-enter a lease contract on the factory building the city owns. After a lengthily discussion a motion was made by Johnny Sells to re-enter a lease contract with e HEFT Company and four months’ rent would need to be paid in advance. A second was voiced by Opal Clayborn and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
(Editors Note: The previous lease for the Osh Kosh building that Heft and the Town of Byrdstown agreed upon back in August 2010 was recently terminated due to the terms not being met.
Heft has addressed the board of alderman and mayor to re-enter a lease and are currently negotiating a contract. The terms of the new contract will be that Heft must provide the board with a certificate of insurance for the building and pay four months rent in advance. They also must hire five full time employees, other than administrative or janitorial positions, within 120 days of the beginning of the lease.)
Under other business, Bud Mitchell addressed the board about the survey and boundary lines of his property, after discussion the situation town attorney Phillips Smalling suggest that the mayor get in contact with Charles Whittenburg with Whittenburg Surveys who is doing a upgrade to the town limits and have him to be at the next meeting to explain his findings.
With no further business to discuss a motion was made by Glenn Parris to adjourn until the next regular meeting on May 9, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. at Town Hall. A second was voiced by Opal Clayborn and with all members voting aye the meeting adjourned at 5:45 p.m.