Fitzgerald to lease the former OshKosh building
The Town of Byrdstown Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session on Monday, March 12, 2012 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, Phillips Smalling Town Attorney, James Garrett Town Engineer, Will Robbins Chamber of Commerce Director, Michelle Mitchell, David Harer, Brandie Storie, and Barry Weaver,
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 March 12, 2012 meeting as written. A second was voiced by Johnny Bilbrey and, with all members voting aye, the motion carried.
Under Old Business, Phillips Smalling, Town Attorney gave an update on letters sent for the collection of delinquent taxes. He reported that one out of five (5) on the delinquent tax list has paid, two (2) came back as address unknown, and is waiting to hear from the other two (2). Before the next step in the collection process is taken.
The Mayor along with James Garrett, Town Engineer reported to the board that all five phases of bids are out and bid opening for the new water lines and tank upgrades will be on May 1, 2012.
Under New Business, the mayor gave all board members copies of the quarterly reports of all expenditures for the 1st quarter 2012 for the Town.
The Mayor presented the three mowing bids received for mowing city properties. The first bid open was from Elder Lawn Care for $1000.00 per month, the second bid was from Weaver Lawn Care for $750.00 per month, and the third bid was from Storie’s Lawn Care for $739.98 per month. A motion was made by Opal Clayborn to award the mowing contract to Storie’s Lawn Care for $739.98 per month. A second was voiced by Glenn Parris and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
A motion was made by Glenn Parris to accept the proposal of lease from Fitzgerald Glider Kits with purchase option for the commercial building (excluding the lower parking lot area) formerly known as the Osh Kosh Building. The mayor and board agreed that the company could use the parking lot until the Town needed it for special events at which time the lot would need to be cleared until events were over. A second was voiced by Johnny Sells and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
There was a discussion of fireworks and the 4th of July Celebration. This year’s festivies will take place on June 30th, 2012 at the old Osh Kosh parking lot.
With no further business to discuss a motion was made by Opal Clayborn to adjourn until the next regular meeting May 14, 2012 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 5:30 p.m.