The Mayor and Board of Commissioners met in regular session on August 21, 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 July 7, 2003 meeting, with a second by Commissioner Goolsby. Motion passed.
Charlie Garrard and Cynthia Lampert appeared before the Commission to ask them to consider placing a plaque in City Hall if feasible, and/or they would like a street named after him, that is not a dead end street. Commissioner Dickey made a motion to take their request under advisement. The motion received a second by Commissioner Lindsey. Motion passed unanimously.
Mayor Chapman congratulated the Crossroads of Dixie Antique Tractor Club on a successful show this past weekend. The show brought exhibitors from 9 states and 11,000 visitors from 16 states.
Lawrenceburg city offices will be closed September 1st in observance of Labor Day. Garbage pick up schedule will be announced at a later date.
Mayor Chapman named Kevin Caruso to the Planning Commission to replace Neal Beard. Although this board appointment is at the discretion of the Mayor, Mayor Chapman asked the board to support his appointment with a motion and vote. Commissioner Durham made a motion to name Mr. Caruso to replace Mr. Beard on the Planning Commission. The motion received a second by Commissioner Lindsey. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Lindsey made a motion to terminate David Huseman’s employment as City Administrator, effective immediately. The motion received a second by Commissioner Goolsby. The motion passed unanimously.
Mayor Chapman read a press release concerning Administrative Restructuring.
The City of Lawrenceburg Commission has today released David Huseman from the position of City Administrator. This is part of an on going restructuring at City Hall.
Mayor Allen Chapman said, “The Commission has carefully analyzed the City’s needs and has determined that his decision is in its best interest.
“We are retaining our form of government and the main functions of an Administrator- this is an appropriate form of government management for a growing city like Lawrenceburg. However, this is also a new type of position for our community, and the Commission wants to take time to assess and discuss the type of public servant we would like to see in this role. We will also be working to carefully define the specific functions of and expectations for the position.
This is not a decision based on personal issues, and we thank Mr. Huseman for his work here. This is part of the Commission closely evaluating the functions and stats of all areas of operation at City Hall and determining what is best for the long-term future of our City.
I want to personally assure the citizens and business community of Lawrenceburg that this is an open, forthright administration, and that the City Commission is making every effort to warrant your faith and continued support as we work together for the good of our community.”
Attorney Betz presented 5 resolutions for consideration.
# 2003-21-8A – To appoint Jeff Frazier to the Lawrenceburg Beer Board. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Lindsey, with a second by Commissioner Dickey. Motion passed unanimously.
# 2003-21-8B – To reappoint Cassie Martin and Roger Kent and appoint Tony Fincher and Betty Daughdrill to the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Goolsby, with a second by Commissioner Lindsey. Motion passed unanimously.
# 2003-21-8C – To enter into an amendment to the Contract In Lieu of Performance Bond as it relates to the Closure/Post Closure Plan and Financial Assurance for the City of Lawrenceburg Demolition Landfill DML 50-102-0024. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Lindsey, with a second by Commissioner Dickey. Motion passed unanimously.
# 2003-21-8D –To enter into a contract with the State of Tennessee Department of Transportation for Project No. STP-R-NHE-15 (126), 50002-2243-94 SR-15 ( East Gaines Street) (DOT #350-751G) Crossing improvements, and construction of concrete curb & gutter island in NE Quadrant of Crossing for signals gate installation, and curb & gutter around signals in SW Quadrant of crossing Lawrence County. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Lindsey, with a second by Goolsby. Motion passed unanimously.
#2002-21-8E – To enter into agreement with Lawrenceburg Utilities System to complete the transfer of assets and reconciliation for accounting and auditing purposes. Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Dickey, with a second by Commissioner Lindsey.
Attorney Betz informed the Commission in regard to the action they had just taken, Mr. Huseman was acting City Recorder and they would need to appoint one in his place.
The Commission deferred action on that subject.
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.
Acting City Recorder