|A motion was made by
Commissioner Gowen to approve the minutes of the December 6, 2001
meeting; with a second by Commissioner Lindsey, the motion passed.
Mayor Lay announced the closing of city offices on December 24, and 25 for the Christmas Holidays, and January 1 for New Years Day. Garbage pick-up scheduled the 24th will be picked up that day. Garbage pick up scheduled for Tuesday will be picked up Thursday, for Christmas and New Year. Also, if anyone would like to be a Santa's Helper, be at the Parks Department at 9:00 AM Christmas Eve to help deliver packages.
Mayor Lay delivered a Christmas Message to the Citizens from himself and the Board of Commissioners.
Mayor Lay introduced special guest, Anne Morrow and representatives of the Lawrenceburg Patriots Club. The club is made up of 6th grade students at New Public, David Crockett and Ingram Sowell School. Club members and sponsors from Ingram Sowell and New Public were present. New Public presented the Mayor with a T-shirt, making him an honorary member of their club. Ingram Sowell presented a Christmas card to the Mayor and Board of Commissioners.
Another special guest was Mr. Don Grammer, new manager of Charter Communications. Mr. Grammer addressed the Commission explaining his plans to improve relations and programming for Charter customers in Lawrenceburg. He said he did not want to make promises, but this was his goal. He indicated that Charter has begun to look at their business as a retail company rather than a utility, and hopes this will improve customer service. Mr. Grammer also informed the Commission of a new Charter Communications Office, in Lawrenceburg, located at 2350 Springer Road. He introduced Pat Luffman, the office manager.
There was discussion with the Commission and a meeting scheduled directly after the Commission Meeting for Mr. Grammer and the Lawrenceburg Cable Board.
Mayor Lay asked Mr. David Huseman to address Old Business on the agenda.
Mr. Huseman brought up the business of the location of a new Fire Department Substation. This item was tabled at the last meeting and Mr. Huseman and Mr. Kelley were instructed to communicate with Mr. Ray Crouch of MTAS to evaluate the sites. Before Mr. Crouch arrived another site became available on the corner of Springer Road and Beuerlien Street, on Lawrence County High School Property. Mr. Crouch investigated the site and after making all his calculations declared this to be a better site than the two other previously considered. He recommended the LCHS site.
Upon this recommendation Commissioner Lindsey made a motion to pass a resolution authorizing the City Administrator to negotiate for the property at LCHS.
Attorney Alan Betz had 2 more resolutions to present for approval.
01-20-12A A Resolution authorizing the City Administrator to secure property located at the Lawrence County High School campus for the construction and operation of a Fire Department Sub-Station. Motion to approve the resolution was made by Commissioner Lindsey, with a second by Commissioner Goolsby. Motion passed unanimously.
01-20-12B A Resolution for the City of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee to transfer approximately 4.0 acres located on Remke Avenue to the 21st Century Council. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Gowen with a second by Commissioner Lindsey. Motion passed unanimously.
01-20-12C A Resolution establishing an Ad Hoc Task Force for the development of a Master Plan for Bobby Brewer Memorial Park and surrounding area. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Gowen, with a second by Commissioner Goolsby. Motion passed unanimously
City Administrator Huseman informed the Commission on several subjects.
He has started the process of advertising for a Human Resource Director and expects to end the application process by the end of next month.
He is working with MTAS and TML on upcoming legislation to protect funds cities receive from the State. We do not want them taking away our funding and cause us to have to increase property taxes. We want to continue receiving the funding we receive now and go on about our business.
Experiments with traffic calming devices are going well on Poplar and Ellingson Streets. We may to experiment with another option before deciding which one works best for the neighborhood.
With no further business to come before the meeting a motion was made by Commissioner Pulley to adjourn, with a second by Commissioner Gowen.