Volume 51, Number 30

eighteen pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, July 24, 2014

Town of Byrdstown employee’s raise approved despite Mayor’s concerns

The Town of Byrdstown Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session on Monday, July 15, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. at Town Hall. Those present were Mayor Chris Thompson, Recorder Johnny Sells, Alderwoman Opal Clayborn, Alderman Glenn Parris, Alderman Johnny Bilbrey, Town Attorney, Phillips Smalling, Chamber of Commerce Director Bill Robbins, Michelle Mitchell, Teressa Lee, Jenny Johnson, Eric Pierce, Sandy Parris, James Parris, Barbara Mitchell, and David Harer.
The Mayor called the meeting to order and the proposed agenda was presented. A motion was made by Johnny Sells to adopt the agenda as presented. A second was voiced by Johnny Bilbrey and with all members voting aye, the motion carried.
A motion was made by Glenn Parris to approve the minutes of the June 10, 2013 regular meeting and June 5, 2013 & June 27, 2013 special called meetings as written. A second was voiced by Johnny Sells and, with all members voting aye, the motion carried.
Under Old Business, there was no business to discuss.
New Business, a motion was made by Johnny Bilbrey to approve the purchase of a much needed door for the water plant in the amount of $1180.00. A second was voiced by Opal Clayborn and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
The mayor presented a letter from Town Engineering Company James C. Hailey about one of the two blowers which provide aeration at the sewer treatment plant was in need of repair or replacement and consider this to be an emergency situation which required immediate attention. The town requested and received a material and labor quite from Blocker and Wallace Services, LLC and L&T Services. The quote from L&T Services in the amount of $3517.99 was recommended.
A motion was made by Opal Clayborn to approve the repairs for the aeration blower from L&T Services for $3517.99. A second was voiced by Johnny Bilbrey and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
A motion was made by Johnny Sells to authorize the mayor to let out on bids and to purchase UV lights for the waste water treatment plant. A second was voiced by Glenn Parris and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
The next item on the agenda was the 3 year employee performance review for Michelle Mitchell. The mayor did not find the performance review was favorable at this time and did not recommend a pay raise at this time. After a lengthy discussion a motion was made by Johnny Bilbrey to increase Michelle Mitchell’s hourly wage $.50 based on a 3 year review. A second was voiced by Glenn Parris and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
A motion was made by Johnny Sells to do a budget amendment from the General fund to the Parks 7 recreation fund in the amount of $17,000.00. A second was voiced by Opal Clayborn and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
With no further business to discuss a motion was made by Opal Clayborn to adjourn until the next regular meeting on Monday August 12, 2013 at 4:30 at Town Hall. A second was voiced by Johnny Bilbrey and with all members voting aye the meeting adjourned at 5:20 p.m.

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