Volume 51, Number 38

twelve pages

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

Town of Byrdstown July 9th meeting

The Town of Byrdstown Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session on Monday, July 9 at 4:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
Those present were Mayor Chris Thompson, Recorder Johnny Sells, Alderwoman Opal Clayborn, Alderman Johnny Bilbrey, Phillips Smalling, Town Attorney, Garrett Thompson, Ian Thompson and Robert Young.
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 and with all members voting aye, the motion carried.
A motion was made by Johnny Sells to approve the minutes of the June 11, 2012 meeting 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, the mayor informed the board that Michelle Mitchell was up for a 2 year review as outlined employee policy, and he recommend that we follow the policy. A motion was made by Johnny Sells to increase Michelle Mitchell’s wages by $.50 per hour. A second was voiced by Opal Clayborn and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
The mayor gave a report on applying for a Community Transformation Grant, which includes the Towns Public Park, the Elementary School, Senior Citizens Center and the County Extension Office as a combined effort to help improve our community.
A motion was made Johnny Bilbrey to authorize the mayor to let out on bids a Soft Start Starter for the water intake at the water plant, and to have town engineer James C. Hailey and Company to do the specifications for the bid. A second was voiced by Opal Clayborn and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
A motion was made by Johnny Sells to authorize the mayor to have town engineer James C. Hailey and Company to do specifications for repairs on the back wash pond at the water plant and for the mayor to let out on bids. A second was voiced by Johnny Bilbrey and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
Under Other Business, a motion was made by Johnny Sells to do a change order in the current rehabilitation water project to include a rated fire hydrant for the Jimmy Lee Clark property as this was part of the agreement in exchange for a water tank site. A second was voiced by Johnny Bilbrey and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
A motion was made by Opal Clayborn to authorize the mayor to purchase a breaker for the sewer pump station next to the county highway department. A second was voiced by Johnny Sells and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
The mayor informed the board that Kenny Amonett had gave his notice for early retirement after 16 years of services as a water plant employee. Kenny’s work ethics and dedication will be greatly missed.
With no further business to discuss a motion was made by Johnny Bilbrey to adjourn until the next regular meeting on Monday August 13, 2012 at Town Hall at 4:30 p.m. A second was voiced by Opal Clayborn and with all members voting aye the meeting adjourned at 5:30 p.m.

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