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City Council Minutes

July 9, 2013

JOHNSON CITY COUNCIL

MEETING MINUTES

CITY HALL

JULY 9, 2013

Mayor Buddy Curry called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm.

Mayor Curry amended the agenda to add Resolution 2013-04.

Present were Alderman Richard McMullen, Bill Burnett, Dan Cross, Bob Fant, and Jim Shankle. Also present were Jacqueline Brookshier sitting in for Jennifer Allen, City Attorney Danny Wright, Asst. Police Chief John Taylor, Fire Chief Matt Mills, and Street Superintendent Randy Birchfield.

Mayor Curry asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the June 11, 2013 council meeting. Dan Cross seconded the motion. All approved.

Department Head Reports:

 

Assistant Police Chief John Taylor stated 36 new cases were opened, 30 closed, 5 opened and 1 pending. John also stated that PD has lost another hemi engine. The Police Dept and the Mayor are looking into options for replacing at least 1 PD car.

Fire Chief Matt Mills stated there were 26 calls for service, mostly EMS. He stated that the weather is being closely monitored and if we do not get some precipitation soon, expect burn bans to be put in place.

Street Superintendent Randy Birchfield stated that the Cardwell Bridge has been removed. His crew has been working on the city hall parking lot.

Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson was not at meeting due to being in the hospital. Mayor Buddy Curry read Mr. Wilson’s report. He has been keeping up with vehicle maintenance for PD and Street departments and handled 10 animal complaints.

John Taylor from the Economic Development Committee stated he was told by Flake and Kelley there is a new restaurant coming in but he cannot yet say who that is. Clear Creek Apartments has 2 new owners.

Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen was not in attendance due to being on vacation. Mayor Buddy Curry read her report.

City Attorney Danny Wright stated June was a slow month. There have been a lot of theft cases, mostly from Dollar General. Also stated that at the Municipal League meeting, he learned of problems regarding internet and FYI information. We need to come up with a policy regarding the matter.

Mayor Curry stated he attended a meeting about the road. Everything is going well.

He also stated that he met with State Representative Randy Alexander. Mr. Alexander stated that he has extra money at the end of session and wanted to know if the City of Johnson had a need for anything. He stated that he believes he can get the city $25,000 which will be used to purchase a new tractor/backhoe for the Street department.

The Mayor also thanked the Alderman for attending the Municipal League meeting.

Unfinished Business:

Mayor Curry presented ORDINANCE 2013-09 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ZONING DISTRICT CLASSIFICATION AND BOUNDARIES REGARDING PROPERTY IDENTIFIED IN REZONING PETITION NO. 2013-03.

Mayor Curry asked for a motion to read the ordinance by title only. Bob Fant made a motion to read the ordinance by title only and was seconded by Richard McMullen.

Roll call: Richard McMullen, yes, Bill Burnett, yes Dan Cross, yes, Bob Fant, yes, Jim Shankle, yes.

Bob Fant made a motion to accept 2nd reading of ORDINANCE 2013-04 and Richard McMullen seconded the motion. Roll call: Richard McMullen, yes, Bill Burnett, yes, Dan Cross, yes, Bob Fant, yes and Jim Shankle, yes.

New Business:

Mayor Curry presented RESOLUTION 2013-04 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF DONATION OF LAND FOR RAZORBACK GREENWAY ACCESS, TRAILHEAD AND PARKING.

Motion was made to accept resolution by Dan Cross and seconded by Richard McMullen.

Roll call: Richard McMullen, yes, Bill Burnett, yes, Dan Cross, yes, Bob Fant, yes, and Jim Shankle, yes.

 

Mayor Curry asked for a motion to pay bills. Bob Fant made a motion to pay the bills and Jim Shankle seconded. All approved.

Mayor Curry asked for a motion to adjourn. Bob Fant made a motion to adjourn which was seconded by Jim Shankle. All approved and the meeting was adjourned at 6:30 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

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Jacqueline Brookshier                                                   Buddy Curry, Mayor