published on 07/09/2002
Official Minutes of Special Meeting, June 17th, SM Town Council
The Town Council of the Town of Signal Mountain held a special called meeting on Monday June 17, 2002, at 7:00 p.m.
Those present were:
Mayor James H. Althaus, Vice-Mayor Robert E. Steel, Jr., Councilmember Rachel Bryant, and Councilmember William C. Steele, Jr.
Also present were:
Town Manager Hershel Dick, Town Recorder Diana Campbell, and Town Attorney Phil Noblett.
The first item before the Council was “A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TOWN MANAGER TO ENTER INTO NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE HAMILTON COUNTY WASTEWATER TREAMENT AUTHORITY TO JOIN THE TOWN’S WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM TO THE AUTHORITY AND TO REPORT BACK SUCH NEGOTIATIONS TO THE TOWN COUNCIL BEFORE FINALIZATION OF ANY CONTRACT”. Phil Noblett briefly explained the resolution. Councilmember Steele made a motion to approve the resolution. Vice-Mayor Steel seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
The second item before the Council was “A RESOLUTION APPOINTING A CITIZENS’ COMMITTEE TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE DESIGN AND USE OF THE PLAYGROUND AREA BEHIND THE SIGNAL MOUNTAIN GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB”. Phil Noblett briefly explained the resolution was to appoint a group to study what may be done with the playground area and make recommendations to the Council. The Mayor noted the Council was not bound by the recommendations. Councilmember Steele made a motion to approve the resolution. Vice-Mayor Steel seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
The third item before the Council was “A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TOWN MANAGER TO ACCEPT BIDS FOR CHLORINATING SUPPLIES FOR THE SIGNAL MOUNTAIN TOWN SWIMMING POOL AND SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT AND TO AWARD CONTRACTS TO BRENNTAG MID-SOUTH, INC. FOR HYDROCHLORIC ACID, LIQUID BLEACH/SODIUM HYDROCHLORITE AND GRANULATED HTH FOR THE TOWN SWIMMING POOL IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED ELEVEN THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND TWENTY DOLLARS ($11,820.00) AND TO DPC ENTERPRISES, INC. FOR CYLINDERS OF GASEOUS CHLORINE FOR THE SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED TWO THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED THIRTEEN DOLLARS ($2,713.00) AS THE LOWEST BIDDERS FOR NECESSARY CHLORINE AND CHEMICAL SUPPLIES FOR THE TOWN FOR ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF THIS RESOLUTION”.
The last resolution before the Council was “A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE TOWN RECORDER OF THE TOWN OF SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TENNESSEE, TO ADVERTISE FOR PUBLIC HEARING ON JULY 8, 2002, AND AUGUST 12, 2002, FOR PUBLIC DISCUSSION CONCERNING THE ADOPTION OF THE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT ORDINANCE”. Vice-Mayor Steel made a motion to approve the resolution. Councilmember Steele seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Next the Council considered for second and final reading “AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 2001-3, ENTITLED ‘AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE FY 2 TOWN BUDGET’ SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN CHANGES IN EXPENDITURES BY THE TOWN OF SIGNAL MOUNTAIN AS SET FORTH IN THE AMENDED FY 2 TOWN BUDGET”. Vice-Mayor Steel made a motion to adopt the ordinance. Councilmember Steele seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
The last ordinance before the Council for second and final reading was “AN ORDINANCE, HEREINAFTER KNOWN AS THE ‘FY 2 BUDGET ORDINANCE’ TO PROVIDE REVENUE FOR THE TOWN OF SIGNAL MOUNTAIN DURING THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2002, AND ENDING JUNE 30, 2003, AND APPROPRIATING SAME TO THE PAYMENT OF THE EXPENSES OF THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT DURING SAID FISCAL YEAR; FIXING THE RATE OF TAXATION ON ALL TAXABLE PROPERTY IN THE TOWN OF SIGNAL MOUNTAIN FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2 AND THE TIME TAXES ARE PAID, WHEN THEY SHALL BECOME DELINQUENT; AND PROVIDING FOR INTEREST AND PENALTIES ON ALL DELINQUENT TAXES AND PRIVILEGES OWED TO THE TOWN OF SIGNAL MOUNTAIN”. Vice-Mayor Steel made a motion to adopt the ordinance. Councilmember Steele seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Next the citizens asked several questions regarding various items in the budget. The Mayor, Council, Town Manager, and Recorder answered those questions.
The next item before the Council was a discussion on the draft of a stormwater management ordinance. Councilmember Steele made a motion to postpone the discussion. Councilmember Bryant seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
The meeting was adjourned.