Commission Meeting Minutes
City Of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
April 19, 2001

Upon a motion by Commissioner Pulley and a second by Commissioner Lindsey, the minutes of the April 12, 2001 meeting were approved.

Mayor Lay announced that he would be leaving Monday for an industrial promotion trip with the State of Tennessee to California.

Commissioner Pulley announced that a representative plans to be here next Thursday to speak about a feasibility study on fiber optics. This will allow us to work in developing a cable system as well as interactive service to citizens. This presentation will detail what a feasibility study is and what it entails.

Commissioner Gowen announced that a portion of Springer Road, between Third Street and Fifth Street will be closed for one (1) to two (2) weeks, for replacement of a sewer line.

Commissioner Beard announced that the study, by the Power System and TVA, for lighting at Rotary Park has been completed and will be installed in five (5) phases. The first two phases include #1 Grandstands in the amount of $47,234.00; and #2 Playground in the amount of $28,585.00. The Rotary Club has committed to one-half the cost for this lighting.

Commissioner Beard made a motion to accept these amounts and implement the lighting phases. Motion received a second by Commissioner Gowen. Motion passed.

Commissioner Lindsey read a statement for the record concerning the Charter. I have been made aware this morning that the resolution will be presented about the Charter change, I will read this so it will be on record. Everyone knows that I believe the people of this fair city should have a vote in changing the city's government. This does not mean that I am for or against this type of government however, it is a matter of trust in our elected officials and the people's right to vote on such a change. The weekly business that comes before this Commission should not be decided or voted on by the public, however the changing in our Charter, this decision will affect every citizen, employee, and department of the City of Lawrenceburg. People should be provided with written materials explaining each and every change, the reason for these changes, and when these changes will go into effect. There are many questions and confusion about these changes. If sufficiently answered, I am sure that the people will make the right decision. I again appeal to my fellow Commissioners to let the people vote on this very important decision of the welfare of this fine city. I make this into the form of a motion.

Motion died for lack of a second.

Attorney Betz presented ten resolutions for consideration: 

RESOLUTION(S)

#01-19-4A - To approve the Charter and ratifying Private Chapter No. 17, which is Senate Bill 1935 of the 102nd General Assembly. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Pulley, with a second by Commissioner Gowen. Roll call vote was taken. Commissioner Pulley, Yes; Commissioner Gowen, Yes; Mayor Lay, Yes; Commissioner Beard, Yes; Commissioner Lindsey; No. Motion passed with a 2/3 vote. The new Charter is adopted

#01-19-4B - To accept the bid for Reel Mower from TIECO in the amount of $12,295.15. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Beard, with a second by Commissioner Pulley. Motion passed.

#01-19-4C - To accept the bid for expansion and improvements to the Gas Utility System at Old Military Road to consolidated Pipe and Supply in the amount of $95,926.96. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Pulley, with a second by Commissioner Gowen. Motion passed.

#01-19-4D - To accept the bid for expansion and improvements to the Gas Utility System at Brace Road to Consolidated Pipe & Supply in the amount of $48,075.56. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Beard, with a second by Commissioner Pulley. Motion passed.

#01-19-4E - To accept the bid for expansion and improvements to the Gas Utility System at the New Brace Road District Regulating Station to VRC Company in the amount of $4,149.92. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Pulley, with a second by Commissioner Beard. Motion passed.

#01-19-4F - To accept the bid for expansion and improvements to the Gas Utility System at the Beuerlein Creek Crossing to consolidated Pipe and Supply in the amount of $3,937.04. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Pulley, with a second by Commissioner Gowen. Motion passed.

#01-19-4G - To accept the bid for one Knuckleboom Loader (brush truck) from D & W Environment in the amount of $82,822.00. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Gowen, with a second by Commissioner Beard. Motion passed.

01-19-4H - To enter into a contract for re-roofing Crockett Theater with Lambert Ezell Durham Architects. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Gowen, with a second by Commissioner Pulley. Motion passed.

01-19-4I - To amend Resolution number(s) 93-17-12A; 96-19-12G and 00-29-6B of the City of Lawrenceburg to adopt and replace all wage and salary plans with multiple pay progression steps, structures and policies as stated in the resolution below. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Pulley, with a second by Commissioner Gowen. Motion passed.

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

Attest: ______________________ 
Secretary/Treasurer