The Mayor and Board of Commissioners met in regular session on July 17, 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 Goolsby to approve the minutes of the July 3, 2003 meeting, with a second by Commissioner Dickey. Motion passed.
Mayor Chapman asked everyone to check out the city’s web site www.cityoflawrenceburgtn.com for news and project updates. The Mayor also reminded everyone of the employee picnic and encouraged the department heads to have their employees attend.
Commissioner Dickey asked questions concerning the budget that has been passed, and was informed by Mr. Huseman that it was an estimated budget. There are several ways to estimate the expected tax revenue and that will be one of the decisions this commission will have to decide in working on the budget.
Commissioner Lindsey asked about the contract for Don Howell, and would like the commission to consider if his services are still needed.
Commissioner Dickey reported the work session scheduled for July 22 for reconciliation and financing with the Utility Systems has been cancelled again, and the Utility Systems has rescheduled for August 21. Mr. Huseman was asked by the Commission to contact the Utility Systems to attempt to schedule the reconciliation meeting this month, as non-completion of this process is holding up the audit. The financing session could be held at a later date.
Attorney Betz presented one ordinance and two resolutions for consideration.
Ordinance #968 to repeal Ordinance No. 967 establishing the Sanitation Department of the City of Lawrenceburg, TN. Motion to approve Ordinance #968 on first reading was made by Commissioner Lindsey, with a second by Commissioner Dickey. Motion passed unanimously.
Resolution 2003-17-7A – To enter into a contract to audit accounts with the accounting firm of Kraft Brothers, Inc. for the period from July1, 2002 to June 30, 2003. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Lindsey, with a second by Commissioner Goolsby. Motion passed unanimously.
Resolution 2003-17-7B – To apply for TML “Safety Partner” Loss Control Matching Grant. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Dickey, with a second by Commissioner Lindsey. Motion passed unanimously.
City Administrator Huseman informed the Commission that the new fire hall should be walled in and in the dry by Friday afternoon. And the construction on Retention Pond #2 has begun.
With no further business to come before the Board, a motion was made by
Commissioner Dickey to adjourn; a second was made by Commissioner Goolsby.
Motion passed. Meeting adjourned.