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TENNESSEE RIDGE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
RECESSED MEETING OF THE CITY OF TENNESSEE RIDGE 7:00 P.M. CITY HALL FEBRUARY 22, 2000 Mayor Dunavant called the meeting to order with the following commissioners present: Dalton Wyatt, Scott Moore, Kirk Clark and David Schmidt. Also present were Nancy Cobb, City Treasurer, Jerry Bryant, Water Superintendent, Sid Vinson, City Attorney and Larry Laxton, City Manager. Other interested parties present were Mayor Rhyne Largent, of the City of Erin and Martha Driver of the Stewart Houston Times. Water Contract: Mr. Kirk Clark asked the city attorney if the transmission lines that the City of Erin supplies the City of Tennessee Ridge with water was put in with grant monies could the City of Erin legally cut us off from water. The City Attorney stated that he would need to study the grant contract if in fact it was put in with grant money before he could give you an opinion. Mr. Jerry Bryant informed the Board that the State required that any city have a backup source of water. Mr. Bryant feels that we need to concentrate on the contract with the City of Erin for now and then research another possible water source. Motion by Dalton Wyatt, second by David Schmidt to accept the water contract with the City of Erin. Vote 4 Yes. 1 Pass (Clark) Motion Passed. The water rate increase was presented to the board. The rates will have to be increased, as there has not been a water rate increase since January 1, 1997. With the rising costs of everything since then and with the City of Tennessee Ridge having to buy water from the City of Erin along with the current sewer project being done the monies would have to be secured to pay off the capital outlay note. Motion by David Schmidt, second by Dalton Wyatt to raise the water and sewer rates per ordinance #2000-3. (Copy Attached) Vote 3 Yes. 1 Pass (Moore) 1 NO (Clark). Motion Passed. The pump at the pump station on Hurricane Loop has been out since Friday night. It is believed that the storm Friday night struck the transformer hence the pump quit working and the pump station flooded. The pump was taken to Clarksville to be fixed. And someone from BWSC met Ronnie Westerman at Woodlawn to pick up the transformer and now the pump station is back in operation. Mr. Scott Moore asked about the telemetry. Mr. Bryant informed him that it was working well. But that they do have to check the sewer pump stations every day; but the overtime was cut down considerably. Motion by David Schmidt, second by Kirk Clark to adjourn. Vote 5 Yes. Motion Passed. _________________________________ Lee Dunavant, Mayor __________________________ Woodrow Adams, Recorder CITY OF TENNESSEE RIDGE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

CITY OF TENNESSEE RIDGE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

CITY HALL 7:00 P.M.

CITY OF TENNESSEE RIDGE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING CITY HALL 7:00 P.M. FEBRUARY 14, 2000 Mayor Dunavant called the meeting to order with the following commissioners present: Scott Moore, David Schmidt, and Kirk Clark. Also present was Nancy Cobb, Jerry Bryant, Sid Vinson, James Tolley and Dean Harrison of BWSC. Other interested citizens were Mayor Rhyne Largent, Phil Armour of GNRC, Darian Dennis, Ty Tuberville, Chris & Tammy Fulcher, Spencer Bryant. Motion by David Schmidt, second by Scott Moore to accept the minutes from the previous meeting. Vote 4 Yes. Motion Passed. 20 Year Growth Plan: Motion by David Schmidt, second by Scott Moore to approve Resolution 2000-2 which is a resolution adopting the existing city limits as the urban growth boundary for the City of Tennessee Ridge. Vote 4 Yes. Mr. Phil Armour advised the board that there would be one more action that needed to be taken which would be to vote on the whole thing as a county plan. This would be voted on separately by the three entities. This will be done at the March 13th meeting. CDBG: Dean Harrison informed the board that the contractor would be back in the month of March to complete the project. This consists of sealing manholes, and clean up of the project. Mr. Harrison stated that there had been a change order submitted to the state for the upgrade of the pump station on Hurricane Loop. He felt that the change order would take a couple of months to get approved by the state and then it would be re-bid; because the scope of the work is different from the previous contract. Water Contract City of Erin: The council reviewed the contract that was submitted to the board by the City of Erin. There were several questions from the council members on certain points of the contract. At the present time the City of Tennessee Ridge averages about 1Ĺ million gallons a month that we purchase from the City of Erin. There was a question to Mayor Largent to whether he could supply this to us in the summer months, to which his reply was at the present time he could supply us with all our water. There was some concern over the price that was stated in the contract. Mayor Largent informed the board that under the gentlemanís agreement that we now have we are getting the water cheaper that it cost to produce it by 8 cents. After considerable discussion on the water contract the board felt that the changes that were discussed needed to be incorporated into the contract and then brought back to the council for further discussion. They decided that they would recess this meeting and come back on February 22, 2000 to discuss the contract where Mayor Largent could have an answer before his next board meeting. The council feels that there needs to be a plan put in motion to be independent on the water. They want to get a fund set up to build up the funds to get another water source of their own. The board was presented Resolution 2000-1 whereas the City of Tennessee Ridge firmly opposes the use of local governmentís state-shared revenue distributions be used to solve the state budget problems. Motion by David Schmidt, second by Scott Moore to accept Resolution 2000-1. Vote 4 Yes. Motion Passed. There were some representatives here from the fire department that felt that there needed to be more training and safety matters addressed. Motion by David Schmidt, second by Lee Dunavant for the City Manager to get the fire department a rulebook with guidelines and procedures to follow. Vote 4 Yes. Motion Passed. Motion by Kirk Clark, second by David Schmidt to recess the meeting until February 22, 2000 at 7:00 p.m. Vote 4 Yes. Motion Passed. _______________________________ Lee Dunavant Mayor __________________________ Woodrow Adams City Recorder

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