Commission Meeting Minutes
City Of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
June 26, 2003

The Mayor and Board of Commissioners met in regular session on June 26, 2003.  The following members were present:  Commissioner Bid Lindsey, Commissioner Buford Goolsby, Mayor Blake Lay, Commissioner Chris Gowen and Commissioner Robert Pulley.

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 June 5, 2003 and June 12, 2003 meetings, with a second by Commissioner Pulley.  Motion passed.

Mayor Lay welcomed Mayor Elect Chapman to the meeting, as well as the press and others present.

A Public Hearing was opened for comments on Ordinance # 964. There was no one present wishing to make comments, the hearing closed.

A Public Hearing was opened for comments on Ordinance # 965.   There was no one present wishing to make comments, the hearing closed.

Attorney Betz presented four ordinances and eight resolutions for consideration.

Ordinance # 964 – To amend Ordinance # 789 entitled “The Zoning Ordinance of the City of Lawrenceburg” to rezone property located on the west side of U. S. Highway 43, on the south side of County Farm Road and the north side of Flatwoods Road, to I-1 from R-1 to become light industrial.  Motion to approve on second and final reading was made by Commissioner Gowen, with a second by Commissioner Pulley.  Motion passed unanimously.

Ordinance # 965 – To approve the Budget Appropriations of Revenue and Expenditures for the 2003-2004 fiscal year providing for the operation, administration and maintenance for the Municipal Government for the City of Lawrenceburg.  Motion to approve on second and reading was made by Commissioner Pulley, with a second by Commissioner Gowen.

Commissioner Lindsey made a motion to table Ordinance #965, with Commissioner Goolsby making a second to the motion.  Upon vote Commissioner Lindsey and Commissioner voted yes to table Ordinance #965, Mayor Lay and Commissioners Gowen and Pulley voted no.  Motion to table Ordinance # 965 failed with a 2 to 3 vote.

Upon vote to approve Ordinance #965 on second and reading Mayor Lay, Commissioners Gowen and Pulley voted yes, Commissioners Goolsby and Lindsey voted no.  Motion to approve Ordinance  #965 passed second and final reading with a 3 to 2 vote.

Ordinance #966 – To establish the 2003 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 subject to taxation.  Motion to approve on second and final reading was made by Commissioner Gowen, with a second by Commissioner Lindsey.  Ordinance #966 was approved on second and final reading with a unanimous vote.

Ordinance #967 – To establish the Sanitation Department of the City of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.  Motion to approve on second and final reading was made by Commissioner Pulley, with a second by Commissioner Gowen.

Commissioner Lindsey made a motion to table Ordinance #967, with Commissioner Goolsby making a second to the motion.  Upon vote Commissioners Lindsey and  Goolsby voted yes to table Ordinance #967, Mayor Lay and Commissioners Gowen and Pulley voted no.  Motion to table Ordinance #967 failed with a 2 to 3 vote.

Upon vote to approve Ordinance #967 on second and final reading Mayor Lay, Commissioners Gowen and Pulley voted yes, Commissioners Goolsby and Lindsey voted no.  Motion to approve Ordinance #967 passed second and final reading with a 3 to 2 vote.

Resolution 2003-26-6A – To reappoint Paul Bates to the Lawrenceburg Board of Public Utilities with term to expire 6/30/2007.  Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Gowen, with a second by Commissioner Pulley.  Motion passed unanimously.

Resolution 2003-26-6B – To enter into a lease agreement with Buffalo River Services for the property located at 2300 Helton Drive. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Gowen, with a second by Commissioner Goolsby.  Motion passed unanimously.

Resolution 2003-26-6C – To enter into a lease agreement with Friends of Shoal Creek Cabin. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Pulley, with a second by Commissioner Gowen.   Motion passed unanimously.

Resolution 2003-26-6D – To enter into an agreement with the Lawrenceburg Kiwanis Club to terminate the lease agreement for Denver Trapp Field.  Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Gowen, with a second by Commissioner Lindsey.  Motion passed with Commissioner Robert Pulley abstaining.

Resolution 2003-5-6E – To enter into a contract with Southeast Carriers to purchase property located on Liberty Avenue.  Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Gowen, with a second by Commissioner Goolsby.  Motion passed unanimously.

Resolution 2003-26-6F – To petition the State of Tennessee to name the newly constructed portion of U.S. Highway 43, Fred Thompson Boulevard.  Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Pulley, with a second by Commissioner Gowen.  Motion passed unanimously.

Resolution 2003-26-6G – To enter into an amended lease agreement with the Lawrence County Board of Education to add additional space to Bobby Brewer Park.  Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Gowen, with a second by Commissioner Pulley.  Motion passed unanimously.

Resolution 2003-26-H – To waive the Building Permit Fee to West Gaines Street Church of Christ.  Motion to approve was made by Chris Gowen, with a second by Commissioner Lindsey.  Motion passed unanimously.

Mayor Lay made a motion to make the Lawrenceburg Beautification Board an official board of the city with no rights or privileges, they are not to be a paid board. Commissioner Gowen made a second to the motion.  Motion passed with Commissioner Lindsey voting no.

City Administrator David Huseman reminded everyone that next weekend is July 4th and the big fireworks show planned at the LCHS campus.  Also, this weekend is the Wild Turkey Bar-B-Q Cook-off at Rotary Park.

Mr. Huseman thanked the Commission for the opportunity to work with them and wished Mayor Lay and Commissioners Pulley and Gowen well.

In his final order of business, Mr. Huseman stated that since the Commission had voted to create the Sanitation Department, there is an opening for a Department Manager, and he would like to hire Gary Hyde for that position.  However, he cannot hire him without Commission approval.

Commissioner Pulley made a motion to hire Mr. Hyde as Department Manager of the Sanitation Department.  Commissioner Gowen made a second.

Commissioner Lindsey made a motion to table the motion to hire Mr. Hyde; Commissioner Goolsby made a second to the motion.

Upon vote for tabling the motion to hire Mr. Hyde, Commissioners Lindsey and Goolsby voted aye.  Mayor Lay and Commissioners Gowen and Pulley voted no.  Motion to table failed with a 2 to 3 vote.

Upon motion to hire Mr. Hyde as Sanitation Department Manager Mayor Lay and Commissioners Gowen and Pulley voted aye.  Commissioners Lindsey and Goolsby voted no.  Motion passed with 3 to 2 vote.

Commissioner Gowen, Commissioner Pulley and Mayor Lay extended their farewells to the employees and citizens of Lawrenceburg.  Stating they worked to improved the city and felt they had met most of their goals, and are proud of their accomplishments.  They are proud and honored to have served the citizens

Mayor Lay informed Mayor Elect Chapman, that when he was elected he was informed that city employees did not work.  He found that to be untrue and that they are hard working employees.  They are the ones that keep this city going from day-to-day and year-to-year, Mayor’s and Commissioners just pass through.

With no further business to come before the Board, a motion was made by Commissioner Gowen to adjourn; a second was made by Commissioner Pulley.  Motion passed.  Meeting adjourned.


Attest:  ________________________________

            City Administrator/Acting City Recorder



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