Commission Meeting Minutes
City Of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
January 25, 2001

Minutes of the January 18, 2001 meeting were approved with a motion by Commissioner Pulley and a second by Commissioner Gowen. Motion passed

A presentation of NOAH Weather Radios was made to Dave Crowell of the Lawrence County School System, for all county schools. Presentation was made by Joe Baxter with Mayor Lay reading a preparaed statement about our Weather Station and the importance of the new radios for our schools.

Mr. Rob Ellis of Woodward Marketing, the City of Lawrenceburg's gas purchasing advisor made a presentation to the Board of Commissioners and local citizens attending todays meeting. Mr. Ellis statead it is the responsibility of Woodward to make sure there is an ample supply of natural gas for the City of Lawrenceburg 365 days per year. He explained that based on previous years experience and the now high cost of gas, Woodward advised the City not to lock in at the high rate. Woodward did not anticipate that gas rates would continue to hold at these high rates. However, the supply decreased by 2% and the demand went up by 3% and taking into consideration that this has been one the coldest winter on record, gas rates and subsequently gas bills have gone up tremendously.

Commissioner Pulley stated that the City of Lawrenceburg has no intentions of turning off anyone's gas and leaving them in the cold. We are initializing a cost management system to help our citizens handle these bills. We will be setting up an office that will be open from 8 AM until 7PM weekdays for citizens to come in and make arrangements. The payment plan, etc. will be on a case by case basis. We will have a Hot Line (762-4428) so citizens can reach us that are unable to come down and meet with us, due to extreme circumstances. We will make arrangements to send someone to visit them. Mr. Tom Head is available to assist.

Attorney Betz had 6 resolutions for presentation

1. Authorizing General Purpose Loan Agreement Series 2001 A - General Purpose, not to exceed $6,300,000.00 Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Beard, with a second by Commissioner Gowen. Motion passed.

2. Authorizing General Purpose Loan Agreement Series 2001B - Water & Sewer, not to exceed $17,200,000.00 Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Lindsey, with a second by Commissioner Pulley. Motion passed.

3. Authorizing General Purpose Loan Agreement Series 2001 C - Electric System, not to exceed $26,500,000.00. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Gowen, with a second by Commissioner Pulley. Motion passed.

Mayor Lay called for a 15 minute recess in order for Attorney Betz to meet with the Public Building Authority. A motion was made by Commissioner Pulley, and seconded by Commissioner Gowen. Meeting recessed.

Mayor Lay called the meeting to order and asked Mr. Burris of Burris Inc. to address the Commission on the employee job performance and salary compensation study for the City of Lawrenceburg.

Mayor Lay announced that there will be a full employee meeting on Friday, January 26, at 9:00 AM in the auditorium, where Mr. Burris and Commissioners will explain the plan to employees.

The Mayor then returned to Attorney Betz for the resumption of legal issues.

4. To accept the low bid from OST, of Memphis, Tennessee in the amount of $3,977.60 for protective netting for softball backstop. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Beard, with a second by commissioner Gowen. Motion passed.

5. To amend Section 20 of Chapter 49 of Public Acts of Tennessee for 1913, of the present City of Lawrenceburg Charter. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Beard, with a second by Commissioner Gowen. Commissioner Lindsey made a motion to table the resolution, without a second, his motion failed and a vote was taken on the original motion. Mayor Lay, Commissioner Pulley, Commissioner Gowen and Commissioner Beard all voted aye. Commissioner Lindsey voted nay. Motion passed.

6. To amend the Charter of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, the same being Chapter 49, Public Acts 1913, 1st Session, as clarified and amended by Chapter ____, Private Acts 2001, and by Chapter 457, Private Acts 1901, and all acts amendatory thereof. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Pulley, with a second by Commissioner Gowen. Commissioner Lindsey made a motion to table the resolution, without a second, his motion failed and a vote was taken on the original motion. Mayor Lay, Commissioner Pulley, Commissioner Gowen and Commissioner Beard all voted aye. Commissioner Lindsey voted nay. Motion passed.

With no further business to come before the meeting, a motion was made by Commissioner Beard to adjourn, with a second by Commissioner Pulley. Motion passed.

Attest: ____________________________ 
Secretary/Treasurer