Town of Byrdstown meeting
The Town of Byrdstown Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session on Monday, November 14, 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 Engineer James Garrett, Town Attorney Phillips Smalling, Water Plant Supervisor Malcolm Harmon, Chamber Of Commerce Director Will Robbins, David Haier, Jenny Johnson, Shane Huddleston, 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 Opal Clayborn with all members voting aye, the motion carried.
A motion was made by Opal Clayborn to approve the minutes of the regular meeting on October 14, 2011 as written. A second was voiced by Johnny Bilbrey and, with all members voting aye, the motion carried.
Under old business, the mayor gave an update on the water line and tanks project. Town Engineer James Garrett presented a preliminary engineering report for the project.
Under New Business, the mayor informed the board that Jenny Johnson and Shane Huddleston were up for the one (1) year review as outlined in the employee policy. A motion was made by Glenn Parris to increase Jenny Johnson and Shane Huddleston hourly wage by $.50 cents. A second was voiced by Johnny Sells and with all members voting aye, the motion carried.
Dennis Tennant, with Tennessee Tech University reported to the board that thru the request from Mayor Thompson and Chamber of Commerce Director Will Robbins that the Town of Byrdstown will receive a grant from TECH-REDI the Regional Economic Development Institute at Tennessee Tech University, to support local projects designed to increase the economic development and quality of life in the region the grant will be used for a Hydro-Guard Auto Flush System, which would reduce the amount of water used while maintain the safety of the distribution system. This is a full grant to the City, which means the city will not have to pay any money.
There was a discussion under other business about marking the locations of fire hydrants. The mayor reported to the board that a plan was already in place to do this.
With no further business to discuss a motion was made by Opal Clayorn to adjourn until the next regular meeting December 12, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. at Town Hall. A second was voiced by Johnny Bilbrey and with all members voting aye the meeting adjourned at 5:15 p.m.