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Meeting Minutes for the Town of Englewood
Minutes from the Commission Meeting held on
May 13, 2013
MINUTES FROM THE COMMISSION MEETING HELD
ON MAY 13, 2013
The Mayor and Commissioners met in regular session at 6:00 P.M. The meeting was held in the Municipal Building.
Mayor Tony Hawn called the meeting to order with Commissioners Alan Phillips, Jerry Shirk, and Wes Atwell present.
Invocation was given by Jerry Shirk.
APPROVAL OF THE APRIL 2013 MINUTES
Motion was made by Jerry Shirk, seconded by Alan Phillips to approve the April 2013 minutes.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR
There were no communications from the Mayor at this time.
COUNCIL MEMBER REPORTS
There were no council member reports at this time.
RESOLUTION #107 AN ATTACHMENT TO RESOLUTION #106
Town Manager Moses addressed the Board concerning the $150,000.00 loan from BB&T Governmental Finance which will be used for the purchase of a backhoe and the remodeling projects at the Police Dept. /Maintenance Shop and City Hall. Moses stated the loan had been approved and the closing should happen within the next couple of weeks. Motion was made by Shirk, seconded by Atwell to approve the purchase of the backhoe and the remodeling of the Police Dept. / Maintenance Shop and City Hall. All Ayes.
MCMINN COUNTY E911 SERVICE RATE
Marvin Kelly with the McMinn County E911 addressed the Board with the new service rates. Kelly stated that the new contract for the fiscal year of 2013-2014 would be $30,204.97 and there will be a 2% increase added annually for 5 years. Motion was made by Shirk, seconded by Atwell to approve the 5 year contract with the McMinn County E911 Service. All Ayes.
VACANT COMMISSIONER SEAT
The Board then discussed the applicants for the vacant commission seat at which time Phillips and Shirk nominated Jeanie Nichols as being most qualified. Phillips stated that Nichols was already experienced since she had served a four (4) year term in the past. Atwell stated he had only had the opportunity to speak with Ben Fetter, he had never met Nichols. The Board took a vote and Jeanie Nichols was voted in as the new Commissioner. The vote was as follows: Hawn, Phillips and Shirk voted to appoint Nichols and Atwell voted for Ben Fetter.
CLEAN UP WEEK
Public Works Director, Joe Hardwick addressed the Board about Clean up Week. He stated that the trash on all the streets has been picked up and that the brush clean-up is still ongoing.
CITY WELCOME SIGN
Motion was made by Atwell, seconded by Shirk to approve the purchase of a City Welcome sign in the approximation of $250.00. Atwell Aye, Shirk Aye, Hawn Aye and Phillips Nay.
COMMUNITY YARD SALE AT PARK SATURDAY, JUNE 8TH
Mayor Hawn addressed the Board with the idea of a community wide yard sale at the Englewood Park/Pavilion on Saturday, June 8th. Anyone interested will need to provide their own table. Mayor Hawn stated that if everything goes good it may turn into a monthly event. Motion was made by Phillips, seconded by Hawn to approve the Community Yard Sale. All Ayes.
POOL RATES AND SCHEDULE
Public Works Director, Joe Hardwick addressed the Board with the maintenance that has been done to the pool. Due to having to drain the pool at the beginning of the season and heavy rain fall there was a crack in the deep end all the way across. Staples had to be put in to repair the crack. Hardwick stated that the pool needs total repair. Phillips asked what needs to be done, Hardwick stated, it needed to be sand blasted and plastering would most likely fix the problem. Hardwick stated that if a cover was purchased and we don’t continually drain the pool it would help a lot of the problems. Phillips said we would make sure and budget for the needed maintenance repairs for the pool. The Board then discussed and decided to raise daily rates to $2.50, one member will be $50.00, (2) $65.00, (3) $75.00, (4) $90.00, (5) $105.00. Two hour parties will be $150.00, three hour parties will be $175.00. Motion was made by Atwell, seconded by Hawn to approve the Pool Rate increase. All Ayes.
LETTER FROM STATE AND ENVIRONMENTAL FIELD OFFICE
Mayor Hawn read the letter from the State that was in response to the I&I letter that was sent in by the City on April 4th. The letter stated that Mr. Cline, the Mayor and Board of Commissioners were to be commended on the progress that has been made toward lifting the self-imposed connection moratorium.
Town Manager Moses read the financial report. Moses stated that we are waiting on the second part of the energy grant to come back which should be here in the next couple of weeks. Motion was made by Phillips, seconded by Atwell to approve the financial report. All Ayes.
Mayor Hawn read the Fire Report.
Sgt. Dennis Graham read the Police Report.
WIRE TRANSFERS TO MUNI-GAS&ATMOS
Town Manager Moses addressed the Board about the wire transfers for Muni-gas and Atmos. She stated that they would save the city 30%. Motion was made by Phillips, seconded by Atwell to approve the wire transfers. All Ayes.
CALLED MEETING FOR FIRST READING OF 2013-2014 BUDGET & TAX RATE
Motion was made by Phillips, seconded by Atwell to have a called meeting on Thursday, May 23rd at 5:30p.m. On the first reading of the 2013-2014 budget and tax rate. All Ayes.
ANY OTHER LEGAL BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD
Gail Anderson with C.A.G.E. came before the Board and ask them to find out who is on the Library board and if they can’t find anyone she has several recommendation’s whom she feels is well qualified. She stated she would like to see more Summer Programs going on at the Englewood Library. She also requested that they appoint a Chairman and have at least 7 library board members. She also made mention that C.A.G.E. would be having an outdoor movie on May 31st at 8:30 p.m. at the back of the museum. She said to bring your own lawn chairs, and admission is $1.00 per person.
Anthony Webb with the Englewood Baseball asked if the city could donate money for new baseball equipment, he stated that the league barely had enough funds to make it another year. Motion was made by Phillips, seconded by Hawn to donate $200.00 to the Englewood baseball league. All Ayes.
Mayor Hawn and members of the Board presented Officers Dennis Graham and Nick Purkey with plaques for outstanding job performances during their time with the Town of Englewood.
Motion was made by Phillips, seconded by Atwell to adjourn the meeting. All Ayes.