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November 20, 2007


Meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM    Meeting was tape-recorded

Roll  Call:  Present-Matt Elerick, Roger Choate, Rusty Fields, Ray Poland,

Randy McMillin              Quorum was declared


Minutes – 11-06-07   Purchase Ord # 3940-3949  Payroll – 11-29-07

PO #3950 was pulled (boots-Joe Bradley)  It was noted that it is not a policy to purchase footwear for police officers.  Quote from Hickman Electric for work on Court Room was included (1. Install eight 2X4 Lights, take out romex - $1915.00  2. Refeed and redue  receptacle, new 20 amp service - $1535.00 – Work will be done in two separate phases)   R. Poland made motion to approve consent agenda with exception of PO #3950 & including two quotes from Hickman Electric).  M Elerick seconded.  Yes- M. Elerick, R. Choate, R. Poland, R. Fields, R. McMillin.


No-One came forth


Children at Play Signs & Traffic Problems-Alabama St –Bill Mosley

Mr. Mosley requested Children at Play Signs and extra police coverage on  Alabama

Due to excessive speed by drivers using that street.  Mark Pierce, Maint.   Was instructed to order and install signs.

PD Unit Cameras

Chief Newsom reported that Jones did not receive grant  due to fund shortage.  Another fund amount will be let December 4 – Jones will possibly receive part of that amount.  Item Tabled.

Park Play Equipment

Residents present asking reason for removal of playground equipment.  It was noted that it outdated and dangerous.  Discussion regarding purchase of new equipment.  Ray Poland advised that Park Committee will disband, remaining funds will be used for purpose of playground equipment purchase. This will be a Kiwanis Project. If needed, the town will fund the difference in equipment expenses. Mr. Poland presented several brochures advising the best equipment for our park needs would be Noahs Park at $17,651 + $995 installation.  After disc:  R. McMillin made motion for the town to make up the needed difference (in costs).  M.  Elerick seconded.  Yes- M. Elerick, R. Choate, R. Poland, R. Fields, R.McMillin

Close-Christmas Eve and New Years Eve

After disc:  Decision made to not close either day.



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November 20, 2007


Long Horn Car Wash-New Token Proposal

New Proposal of $5.00 tokens for $3.50.  Two tokens could be used for $10 wash (which equals the $7 wash now being used).  Decision was made to continue using petty cash.  No action taken

Vacate Georgia Street (East from Hiwassee) Legal Procedure-Attorney

It was noted – at previous meeting, vacating of Georgia was not an agenda item. It was an approved request.  M. Elerick made motion to now have Julia Wilson proceed with legal procedure for vacating  Georgia (east from Hiwassee).  R. McMillin seconded.  Yes- M. Elerick, R. Poland, R. Fields, R. McMillin.  No- R. Choate.   Motion carried.

Town Brochure

No action taken.


ACOG Reap Grant=Report

It was noted that contracts have been signed therefore; order screen for treatment plant and proceed with parking lot (Historical Society)   No voting action taken.

2008 Health Insurance

It was noted that several employees were present for employee meeting plus Matt Elerick and Randy McMillin.  No meeting could be called but Frank Carlyle answered questions regarding insurance.

R. McMillin proposed to go with Chamber Commerce BC/BS with no deduction from employees.  After disc:  R. Choate made motion to go with Chamber Commerce BC/BS $1000 Deductible and employees continue to pay the amounts now being deducted from their pay.  R. Poland seconded.  Yes- M. Elerick, R. Choate, R. Poland, R. Fields   No- R. McMillin.   Motion carried


A) Firefighters Pension-Required Membership  - Re:  Mark Taylor

    Reports by Julia Wilson, Matt Elerick and Mark Taylor relating opinions from

    Several sources regarding this matter.  After disc:  Tabled

B) Brush Pumper Tires

     Mark Taylor advised on need for set of tires for brush pumper. R. Poland made motion to approve, up to $600, purchase of tires. (Harringtons)  R. Choate seconded. Yes- M. Elerick, R. Choate, R. Poland, R. Fields, R. McMillin.

C.  Firewatch Procedure Agreement-Oakhills Nursing Home




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November 20, 2007




Sprint/NCO Finance Systems (Unapproved Account)

Board was advised that account, which was set up unapproved by board several years ago, with Sprint has now been purchased by NCO Collections.  It was noted that exchange at time of this Sprint account indicated that town would not be responsible.

Attorney to send letter.  No voting action.

Town Zoning

No Action

Cable Company Franchise- Service

Item tabled.  Attorney has sent letter to Cable Co.

Reports, Inquiries & Remarks by Governing Board Members.


Adjournment Motion by R. Poland, 2nd By R. McMillin.  Yes- M. Elerick, R. Choate, R. Poland, R. Fields, R. McMillin

Time:  9:05 PM



         Payroll -11-29-07…13191.75

3203  Thomas Pletcher….       615.00

3204  OKC Chamber  Comm  465.00

3205  Phillips 66…………          2124.75

3206  Weather Affirmation..     20.25

3207  Void…………………          .00

3208  John’s Windows…….     25.00

3209  Jones Insurance……..   215.50

3210  Jeannie Walton……..       6.90

3211  Floyds Lochsmith…..      39.50

3212  Dollar General………     93.30

3213  Intergrated Circuits…      24.00

3214  Federal Corp………..    154.23   Presented to Board of Trustees for

3215  Void…………………         .00    Approval on_____________2007

3216   TDS…………………   326.89



___________________ Mayor                         ________________Town Clerk

Mayor                                                                Town Clerk


Presented to Board of  Trustees for approval on_____________2007

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