The Mayor and Board of Commissioners met in regular session on September 19, 2002. The following members were present: Commissioner Robert Pulley, Commissioner Bid Lindsey, Commissioner Buford Goolsby, Mayor Blake Lay, and Commissioner Chris Gowen.
With a quorum present, the meeting was called to order.
The meeting opened with Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.
A motion was made by Commissioner Gowen to approve the minutes of the September 5, 2002 meeting, with a second by Commissioner Goolsby. Motion passed.
Mayor Lay announced that Mr. Shane Hughes, a member of the Planning Commission, has resigned due to a business opportunity out of state. The Planning Commission asked that the number of board members be reduced to nine (9) rather than the present ten (10) in order to more easily achieve a quorum. We will honor that request and make the Lawrenceburg Planning Commission a nine (9) member board.
We have also been invited to attend a ribbon cutting on Monday, September 23, at 10:00 a.m. at the new entrance building to Rotary Park. I want to thank everyone involved in that building. It is the first thing seen when entering the park; this is a very attractive addition to the park.
A Public Hearing on Ordinance #957, the 2002-2003 Annual Budget was opened. With no one wishing to address the Commission on Ordinance #957, the Public Hearing closed.
Attorney Betz presented two ordinances and two resolutions for consideration.
Ordinance # 957 - To approve the budget appropriations of revenue and expenditures for the 2002-2003 fiscal year providing for the operation, administration and maintenance for the municipal government for the City of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. Motion to approve on second and final reading was made by Commissioner Pulley, with a second by Commissioner Gowen. Motion passed unanimously.
Ordinance # 958 – To establish the 2002 property tax rate; to levy taxes and to levy ad valorem taxes on all property, real and personal, within the corporate limits of the City of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, subject to taxation. Motion to approve on second and final reading was made by Commissioner Lindsey, with a second by Commissioner Goolsby. Motion passed unanimously.
Resolution # 2002-19-9A – To enter into a grant agreement between the State of Tennessee Department of Transportation, Governor’s Highway Safety Office, and the City of Lawrenceburg Police Department. Governor’s Highway Safety Mini-grant Number IN2-02-01 in the amount of $10,000.00 to be used in the performance of the child passenger safety, and the seat-belt “Click-it or Ticket” Safety Programs. The funds may be used for equipment, overtime, and supplies applied to the safety programs. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Lindsey, with a second by Commissioner Gowen. Motion passed unanimously.
Resolution # 2002-19-9B – To enter into a grant agreement with TML Risk Management Pool Safety Partners Loss Control Matching Grant Program up to Two Thousand ($2,000.00) Dollars. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Lindsey, with a second by Commissioner Goolsby. Motion passed unanimously.
City Administrator David Huseman informed the Commission that the City’s new web page; www.cityoflawrenceburgtn.com is up and going strong. Also, information on Question 2 for the November ballot will soon be distributed, to educate our citizens on the question.
Under Citizen’s Request - Mr. C.F. McGee addressed the Commission on general issues. One issue was the present and future rates on water and sewer to residents, industries and commercial consumers. He was also interested in the fund amount given to non-profit organizations by the City of Lawrenceburg.
Mayor Lay invited Mr. McGee to the Utilities Board Meeting that is being held today at 11:00 a.m., at the Public Utility Building. This is a public meeting and anyone can attend. Mayor Lay also informed Mr. McGee that the budget is public information, and anyone may come by and see David Huseman for any information or questions concerning the budget.
With no further business to come before the Board, a motion was made by Commissioner Gowen to adjourn, with a second by Commissioner Goolsby. Meeting adjourned.
City Administrator/Acting City Recorder