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February 19, 2008


Meeting was called to order at 7:31 PM        Meeting was tape-recorded

Roll Call:  Present-  Ray Poland, Randy McMillin, Roger Choate

Absent-Matt Elerick, Rusty Fields   (Doris Mitchell-Absent-Julia Wilson took Minutes of meeting.


1. Minutes 02-05-08 Purchase Order #s 4210-4224 Payroll 02-21-2008       

2. Allied Waste-Debris Removal Total-to-date $230,287.40

3. Disposition of maturing $200.00 CD

#2 Removed from motion.  Motion by R. Choate to approve #1 and to reinvest CD. R. McMillin seconded.   Yes- R. Poland, R. McMillin, R. Choate


R. McMillin presented plan for honorary plaque for former board member John McDermott.  To be placed on next agenda.

R. Choate addressed Larry’s Garage and need for code enforcement officer to check into this.  Also inoperable vehicles at 1915 SW4


Hearing-Vacant House/Bldgs-9011 Jasper Dr. Hazard to General Public-Woodrow & Gladys Homan

The Holmans advised they are planning to renovate the house.  After disc: Item was tabled until August 2008 to give time to do planned work.

Request –Sign Placement-Steve Lopp

Steve Lopp, First Baptist Church, requested placement of Welcome to Jones signs at NW Corner, Maint & 3rd,  .2 miles east of Anderson, .3 mile S. of Montana on Hiwassee, n. side of Britton across from park.  R. Poland made motion to approve sign placement with written permission of property owners on record at city hall. R. McMillin seconded.  Yes- R. Choate, R. Poland, R. McMillin

Court Clerk Class-April 16-Kim Bishop

R. McMillin made motion to approve Kim Bishop to attend Court Clerk Class (at no charge) March 2008. R. Poland seconded.  Yes- R. Poland, R. McMillin, R. Choate

4th of July Fireworks

Wald Co has advised of need for contract by middle of March. Item tabled until next meeting.

Proclamation-Freda Watson Day

Board was advised that Ms. Watson will be 100 years old on April 10.  Celebration is planned.  R. McMillin made motion to declare April 10th as Jones Freda Watson Day.

R. Poland seconded.   Yes-R. Poland, R.  Choate, R. McMillin

Executive Session-Hire Robert Smith-Police Officer (250 S. Sec 307B)

Motion to go into executive session by R. Choate, seconded by R. McMillin

Yes- R. Poland, R. Choate, R. McMillin   (Time not noted in minutes)

Board returned to open meeting (time not noted in minutes)  (cont)


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R. Poland made motion to hire Robert Smith. R. McMillin seconded.  Yes- R. Choate, R. Poland, R. McMillin.  (As Mr. Smith is already CLEET certified-beginning pay will be $10 per hour)

Executive Session-Hire, Fire, Promote, Demote Kenny Ray & Bob Kerr

(250 S. Sec 307B)

Board did not return to open meeting until both executive sessions were done.

Returning to open meeting (time not noted-above)  no action was taken on Kenny

Ray or Bob Kerr.

Town Expenditures vs Sales Tax Revenue Income

R. McMillin presented handout with ideas of cost containment.  Item tabled.

Need for new swing set-Park

Board was advised on need for one more swing set.  After disc:  R. McMillin made motion to purchase swing set at $1300.  R. Poland seconded.  Yes- R. Poland, R. Choate, R. McMillin.


Ice Storm Cleanup – Update

Mark Pierce gave  general report.  No voting action needed.

ACOG Reap Grant Report

Board was advised that Community Center parking lot project has started.


Approve Barbara Birden to work on school grants.

In discussion:  Need for help with school rebuilding project.  R. McMillin made motion for approval for Barbara Birden to work on school grants with reports to board of trustees.  R. Poland seconded.   Yes- R. Poland, R. Choate, R. McMillin

Town Brochure


Fire Dept Report

Amend Ord 01-15-08-Fire Chief Duties

Amend Ord 5-1-2 B to read:  Fire Chief will be signatory on any paperwork or documents requiring a Fire Chiefs signature.

R. McMillin made motion to adopt Amended Ord 01-15-08.  R. Choate seconded.


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Yes- R. Poland, R. Choate, R. McMillin.    Emergency Clause not adopted.

Emergency Management

E. M. Office  Patti Fields reported that computer has been purchased.  Also, decision has been made to put E.M. office back at Maint. Bldg.  Mark Pierce will relocate his office to Treatment Plant Bldg

Homeland Security & NIMS Report

Strike from Agenda

Town Zoning-Set Zoning Meeting


Resolution Vacating Georgia – East of Hiwassee


Ord-Requiring Gas Service When Available


Reports, Inquiries & Remarks by Governing Board Members


Adjournment motion by R. McMillin, seconded by R. Poland.  Yes- R. Poland,

R. McMillin, R. Choate    Time:  9:45 PM



      Payroll-02-21-08….            13,029.31

3347  Walker Co……      12.50

3348  Void………….         .00

3349  Jones PWA>…..  957.85

3350  Alltel………….                 1603.64

3351  Sharon & Co….                 8204.00

3352  Phillips 66….                     2319.16

3353  Courtesy Plumbing…      95.00

3354  R. D. Alexander……     375.00

3355  Void……………….           .00

3356  Overall Ford……….     543.08

3357  Weather Affirmation..     20.25

3358  John’s Windows…….     25.00

3359  K&S Tires…………..      20.00

3360  AT&T Wireless…….    103.16

3361  Dollar General………     44.30

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3362  W.Chatham Devices…    48.00

3363  OK Police Supply……    78.00

3364   Intergrated Circuits….  253.00

3365  Mark Pierce………….     35.00

3366  OK Co Sheriff Office..   221.21

3367  Special-Ops…………    187.93

3368  IRS………………….    955.40

3369  PEBSCO……………      74.50

3370  Police Pension………    914.17

3371  Office Depot………..        1093.50

3372  Stamp Fulfillment…..    234.30

3373  AT&T Mobility…….    102.06

3374  AT&T Mobility…….    255.14

3375  Page Plus…………..      175.70





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