Volume 52, Number 51

fourteen pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, December 18, 2014

Town of Byrdstown August 8th meeting minutes

The Town of Byrdstown Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session on Tuesday, August 8, 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, Water Plant Supervisor Malcolm Harmon, David Haier, Pickett County Press Editor Amanda Bond, Frances Harden, Brad Harden, Michael Harden, Joe Harden, Annette Sells, 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 amended. A second was voiced by Opal Clayborn with all members voting aye, the motion carried.
A motion was made by Glenn Parris to approve the minutes of the regular meeting on July 11, 2010 as written. A second was voiced by Johnny Bilbrey and, with all members voting aye, the motion carried.
There was no old business to discuss.
Under new business, a motion was made by Glenn Parris to approve the purchase of twenty two tons of salt to start with, to be used this winter on city streets. A second was voiced by Johnny Bilbrey and with all members voting aye the motion carried
A motion was made by Glenn Parris to charge the School Agricultural Building and the Welcome Center for materials only for water taps. A second was voiced by Johnny Sells and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
There was a request from the Pickett County Historical Society for $500.00 for book binders and microfilm. The Historical Society in the past has put the Town’s minutes and documents on microfilm. After a discussion a motion was made by Opal Clayborn to make a donation of $200.00 to The Historical Society. A second was made by Johnny Bilbrey and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
A motion was made by Johnny Sells to transfer $10,000.00 from the General fund to the Sewer fund for operating expenses. A second was voiced by Opal Clayborn and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
A motion was made by Opal Clayborn to do a water/sewer fund amendment to transfer balance from account #259 (other professional services) to account #250 (professional services). A second was voiced by Johnny Sells and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
A motion was made by Glenn Parris to do a General fund amendment to increase dues and fees by $5000.00 to cover the final payment to the Planning Office and to increase professional services by $5800.00 to cover the final payment for the Cooperate Limit Survey. A second was voiced by Opal Clayborn and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
Under other business, A motion was made by Glenn Parris to ratify purchase of an underground pump station to be used for back up at the Clark Mtn. Water Tank. A second was voiced by Johnny Bilbrey and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
Frances Harden addresses the board of the discovery through the Town’s Cooperate Limits Survey of some of her property lying inside the city limits. She had concerns of the animals she has on this section of property, the town attorney and the board assured Ms. Harden that she could continue to use her property as she has in the past.
Annette Sells addressed the board with questions of overtime and sick days being taken during a regular schedule work week. The mayor explained that sick day were taken off of time missed and anything over 40 hrs. is overtime.
Opal Clayborn discussed at looking to hire someone to oversee the zoning plan.
Water Plant Supervisor Malcolm Harmon presented a plaque received for Award of Accomplishment for Water Treatment plant of the year from Kentucky-Tennessee American Water Works Association.
With no further business to discuss a motion was made by Glenn Parris to adjourn until the next regular meeting on September 12, 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 5:22 p.m.

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