The Mayor and Board of Commissioners met in regular session on July 3, 2003. The following members were present: Commissioner Bid Lindsey, Commissioner Buford Goolsby, Mayor Allen Chapman, Commissioner Tim Dickey and Commissioner Keith Durham.
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 Lindsey to approve the minutes of the June 26, 2003 meeting, with a second by Commissioner Goolsby. Motion passed.
Mayor Chapman announced the closing of city offices on July 4th and invited everyone to attend the Liberty Day activities. Mayor Chapman also proclaimed July 1 through July 7 as Skyliter Week in Lawrenceburg. Whereas, the Skyliters have long been a favorite Band in Lawrenceburg and Lawrence County; and Whereas, the Skyliters have often lent of themselves to charitable causes for the citizens of Lawrenceburg; and Whereas, the Skyliters have once again offered to tend a hand in raising funds for the benefit of the citizens, through an “All School Reunion” to be held on July 5, 2003 at the Lawrence County High School; and Whereas, the funds raised during this all school reunion concert by the Skyliters will be used to purchase Christmas lighting for all citizens to enjoy. Now, Therefore, be it Proclaimed, the week of July 1, through July 7 as Skyliter Week in Lawrenceburg, and ask all citizens to express their appreciation to Lawrenceburg’s most popular rock and roll band, by purchasing tickets and attending the All School Reunion on July 5, 2003.
Charter Cablevision informed us the Lawrenceburg City Commission meetings will be aired on Channel 6 at 4:00 PM on Fridays and 2:30 PM on Sundays, for those interested in viewing the Commission Meetings.
In accordance with the Charter; after the general election the board must choose among themselves a Vice Mayor. Commissioner Goolsby motioned to nominated Commissioner Lindsey, with a second by Commissioner Durham. The motion was approved unanimously.
Mayor Chapman also announced that Commissioner Keith Durham is appointed to the Planning Commission to replace former Commissioner Gowen, and that Raymond Marston is reappointed.
Commissioner Lindsey introduced a resolution concerning drug fines. The resolution may be found in the following listing of resolutions.
Attorney Betz presented five resolutions for consideration.
Resolution 2003-3-7A – To place 100% of all drug fines obtained by the Lawrenceburg Police Department into the Lawrenceburg Police Department Drug Fund. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Lindsey, with a second by Commissioner Dickey. Motion passed unanimously.
Resolution 2003-3-7B – To appoint Darrell Thrasher and John Sanders to replace Joe Fisher and Sam Bowman on the Cable Board, with terms to expire May 31, 2004. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Lindsey, with a second by Commissioner Durham. Motion passed unanimously.
Resolution 2003-3-7C – To appoint Commissioner Tim Dickey to the Board of Public Utilities with his term to expire June 30, 2007. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Goolsby, with a second by Commissioner Lindsey. Motion passed unanimously.
Resolution 2003-3-7D – To appoint Angela Harlan and Rose Boyd to the Health and Education Facilities Board with their terms to expire on July 1, 2009. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Durham, with a second by Commissioner Lindsey. Motion passed unanimously.
Resolution 2003-3-7E – To appoint Joe Gieske to the Lawrenceburg Beer Board to complete the term of Larry Krick with his term ending on August 31, 2005. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Dickey, with a second by Commissioner Lindsey. Motion passed unanimously.
Resolution 2003-3-7F – To appoint Commissioner Bid Lindsey to the Lawrence County Senior Citizens Board. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Durham, with a second by Commissioner Goolsby. Motion passed unanimously.
City Administrator David Huseman informed the citizens and the Commission that Prosser Road Bridge is open.
Under Citizens Request Joe “Sitting Owl” White appealed to the Commission for funds in the amount of $75,000.00 for the Cherokee/David Crockett Museum located on the Public Square in the old First National Bank Building.
The Commission informed Mr. White that the Commission would have to meet to consider the budget and any changes that may need to be made to it. They may consider his request after that time.
With no further business to come before the Board, a motion was made by
Commissioner Durham to adjourn; a second was made by Commissioner Goolsby.
Motion passed. Meeting adjourned.