Volume 51, Number 29

eighteen pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, July 17, 2014

Town of Byrdstown approves water systems improvement project at August 12th meeting

The Town of Byrdstown Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. at Town Hall. Those present were Mayor Chris Thompson, Recorder Johnny Sells, Alderwoman Opal Clayborn, Alderman Johnny Bilbrey, Town Attorney, Phillips Smalling, Town Engineer James Garrett, and Chamber of Commerce Director Bill Robbins.
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 Opal Clayborn to approve the minutes of the July 15, 2013 meeting 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 Opal Clayborn to pass a resolution to apply for a Community Facility Grant to be administered by the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development in the amount of $20,000.00, with the purpose of grant funds to assist in the purchase of street maintenance equipment. This motion is in conjunction of a motion made June 27, 2013 and also to pass this resolution and the Town’s portion of said grant is to be $7,550.00. A second was voiced by Johnny Bilbrey and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
A motion was made by Johnny Sells to do Budget Amendment number 110-41900-940 to increase said budget $27,550.00 for the USDA Community Facility Grant. A second was voiced by Opal Clayborn and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
A motion was made by Johnny Bilbrey to authorize the Mayor to let out on bids for a truck, trailer, and pressure washer to be funded by USDA Grant. A second was voiced by Johnny Sells and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
The Mayor presented the only bid received from Southern Sales Company, Inc. as this is the only company that offers the ultra violet lights needed for the Waste Water Plant. The bid amount was $2,532.00. A motion was made by Johnny Sells to purchase the UV lights from Southern Sales Company, Inc. for the bid amount of $2,532.00. A second was voiced by Johnny Bilbrey and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
Town Engineer James Garrett presented information for a change order for the water systems improvement project. A motion was made by Johnny Sells to approve a change order per information from Town Engineer James Garrett for the Clark Mountain Water Tank Site. This change order will apply to the current water systems improvement project contract number 210 and will reduce the total cost $104,738.70. 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 September 9, 2013 at 4:30 at Town Hall. A second was voiced by Johnny Sells and with all members voting aye the meeting adjourned at 4:58 p.m.

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