|A motion was made by Commissioner Gowen to approve the minutes of the
February 7, 2002 meeting; with a second by Commissioner Lindsey, the
Mayor Lay asked David Huseman to read a Resolution passed by Tennessee House of Representatives (HR 141) and dated March 29, 2001.
The Resolution was dedicated in honor and memory of Judge William Earl “Bill” Boston.
Commissioner Lindsey made a motion to concur with the Resolution in its entirety and asked that it be placed in the City Courtroom. Commissioner Goolsby seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
Vicky Mattox of the Lawrence County School Board asked the Commission to support Ingram Sowell in their efforts in seeking a Reading Excellence Act Grant in the amount of $400,000.00. Mayor Lay asked if they would like us to write a letter in support. Ms. Mattox answered in the affirmative. Motion to send letter of support was made by Commissioner Gowen, with a second by Commissioner Pulley. Motion passed unanimously.
District Attorney Mike Bottoms and Mr. Carl Counce with the Kiwanis Club made an announcement concerning a Bar-B-Q Cook-off to be held June 28th and 29th in Lawrenceburg. The Kansas City Bar-B-Q Society has sanctioned the club and a resolution passed by the House of Representatives and State Senate and signed by Governor Sundquist created this first State Championship Bar-B-Q Contest. This sanction allows national teams to come to Lawrenceburg and participate in a qualifying event. They plan an “Anything Goes” Bar-B-Q for Friday June 28th and invite local enthusiast to enter the contest. This event will bring lots of new people and tourist dollars into Lawrenceburg and give us an opportunity to show off our city.
Attorney Betz presented one ordinance to the commission. Ordinance #951 – To make a violation of Tennessee Code Annotated 55-12-139 a Municipal Ordinance violation. (Financial Responsibility – Auto Insurance). Motion to approve on first reading was made by Commissioner Lindsey, with a second by Commissioner Pulley. Motion passed unanimously.
City Administrator David Huseman reminded the Commission and citizens of the Beautification Committee Awards this past week, taking care of property. Spring is coming and he asked everyone to make efforts to pick up trash and clean up their yards. These little efforts make a big difference in the appearance and perception of our community. It affords us a nicer look when visitors check out our community.
Mr. Huseman also informed the Commission and citizens that we have recently received more information from TDOT concerning the Highway 43 widening project. It looks as though some bids will be let in September and construction beginning this fall. Our highway projects are going to cause a lot of inconvenience for our citizens with detours and delays. We ask citizens to please have patience and be considerate of the highway workers.
Mr. Huseman also informed everyone that he was recently at a Legislative Session with Mayor Lay. The Mayor has a wonderful relationship with the government officials in Nashville and Washington. Mr. Huseman thanked the Mayor for all his efforts and help for the City of Lawrenceburg. Mr. Huseman firmly believes that these relationships have been instrumental in receiving the state and federal program monies for local public projects and monies received by local industries for economic development.
With no further business to come before the meeting a motion was made by Commissioner Pulley to adjourn, with a second by Commissioner Gowen.