Minutes of the February 1, 2001 meeting were approved upon a motion by
Commissioner Gowen with a second by Commissioner Lindsey. Motion passed
Mayor Lay announced that the City Commission and other city officials are being shadowed by the Boy Scouts today. Mayor Lay presented a Proclamation to the Boy Scouts and the Boy Scouts made an award presentation to the City of Lawrenceburg.
Mr. Jim Tiedgens with the Lawrence County Airport asked the Commission to help the Airport Board locate a place in which to place their navigational equipment where it could be monitored 24 hours per day.
Commissioner Lindsey announced a free Child Car Seat check today from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Steve Williams Ford.
Commissioner Pulley asked Elizabeth Eck to comment on the City's Payment Center. Ms. Eck remarked that we are assisting our gas customers from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. each weekday. We are taking partial payments and rolling over the remainder of the charge to the following month. This is on a case-by-case basis, and we are going to the homes of those unable to come to us. We average assisting 30 to 40 citizens per day.
Commissioner Beard presented his year-end report on the Parks & Recreation Department. (Report attached to minutes).
Commissioner Beard also informed the Commission of a gift of property donated by the Rotary Club to Rotary Park, and has given the deed of trust to Attorney Betz for registration.
Commissioner Beard also discussed the failing roofs at Crockett Theater and the two gyms at Rotary Park. He has received an estimate of $74,000.00 to replace the roof at the gyms, and will report to the Commission after he receives an estimate on the Crockett Theater roof. Commissioner Beard indicated he felt we should replace these roofs, to prevent the loss of previous work done at the theater, and possible injuries from wet floors at the gyms.
A citizen addressed the Charter change and asked that it be submitted for referendum so citizens may vote on it.
Mayor Lay informed those in attendance that there are changes being made to the document sent to the legislature, nothing major, but when the document is sent back here in completed form, there will be public meetings to discuss the charter changes.
Attorney Betz reminded the Commission that they have a rule that anyone wishing to address the Commission should contact the Mayor's Office to be placed on the agenda.
With no further business to come before the Commission, motion to adjourn was made by Commissioner Gowen, with a second by Commissioner Pulley.
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