Town to acquire property for new fire hall
The Town of Byrdstown Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session on Monday, December 9, 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 Engineer James Garrett, Nathaniel Green, Chamber of Commerce Director Bill Robbins, Jenny Johnson, Bob Young, David Harer, Rex Tompkins and State Representative Kelly Keisling.
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 Opal Clayborn and with all members voting aye, the motion carried.
A motion was made by Johnny Bilbrey to approve the minutes of the November 13, 2013 meeting as written. A second was voiced by Johnny Sells and, with all members voting aye, the motion carried.
There was no old business to discuss.
Under New Business, a motion was made by Johnny Sells to ratify payment of $1065.00 to Labtronix, Inc. for maintenance and work performed on lab equipment at the water treatment plant. A second was voiced by Opal Clayborn and with all members voting aye the motion carried.
Nathaniel Green with Town Engineering firm James C. Hailey and Company gave an update on the tank maintenance project; plans have been sent to the state and have been approved on the water loss project a proposal has been sent to USDA Rural Development for approval. Both of these projects will be discussed at a later meeting.
Under Other Business, Town Attorney Phillips Smalling addressed the board, about the site next to the water tank on Eagle Cove Road. The county is looking to acquire this property for a new fire hall to better serve that area. A motion was made by Opal Clayborn to authorize the mayor to execute a deed to the county for the property which is 0.52 acres on the Eagle Cove Road and for the facility to go back to the Town of Byrdstown in the event the property is not used. A second was voiced by Johnny Bilbrey 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, January 13, 2014 at 4:30 at Town Hall. A second was voiced by Johnny Sells and with all members voting aye the meeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m.