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published on 11/13/2002
Official Minutes Town Council Meeting
The Town Council of the Town of Signal Mountain held its regular monthly meeting on Monday, October 14, 2002, at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall. Those present were:
Mayor James H. Althaus
Vice-Mayor Robert E. Steel, J.
Councilmember Rachel Bryant
Councilmember Stephen Ruffin
Councilmember William C. Steele, Jr.
Town Manager Hershel Dick
Town Recorder Diana Campbell
Town Attorney Phil Noblett
The Mayor called the meeting to order and Councilmember Steele offered the prayer. The Recorder called the roll.
Councilmember Steele made a motion to approve the minutes of the September 9, 2002 regular meeting. Vice-Mayor Steel seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
The first resolution before the Council was “A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CHIEF OF THE TOWN OF SIGNAL MOUNTAIN POLICE DEPARTMENT TO ENTER INTO MUTUAL AID AGREEMENTS WITH VARIOUS GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES SUBSTANTIALLY IN THE FORM ATTACHED HERETO.” The Town Manager, Mayor and Town Attorney briefly explained the agreement. Councilmember Steele made a motion to approve the resolution. Vice-Mayor Steel seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
The second resolution before the Council was “A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TOWN MANAGER TO ESTABLISH A POLICY PROHIBITING THE TOWN OF SIGNAL MOUNTAIN AND/OR EMPLOYEES FROM SUPPLEMENTING WORKER’S COMPENSATION INDEMNITY PAYMENTS ABOVE THE AMOUNT REQUIRED BY T.C.A. §50-6-207 AFTER NINETY (90) DAYS.” A discussion followed with the Town Manager and Mayor explaining the previous policy and answering questions from the Council regarding worker’s compensation. Councilmember Ruffin made a motion to approve the resolution. Vice-Mayor Steel seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Next the Council considered “A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TOWN MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH SIGNAL MOUNTAIN PLAYHOUSE, INC. CONCERNING THE USE OF TOWN-OWNED PROPERTY AT TAX MAP NO. 109-D-002, ADJADENT TO JAMES BOULEVARD AND INDEMNIFYING THE TOWN OF SIGNAL MOUNTAIN FROM LIABILITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE ACTIVITIES OF SIGNAL MOUNTAIN PLAYHOUSE, INC.” The Town Attorney explained that the resolution was the result of a recommendation by the Tennessee Municipal League insurance pool. He further explained the benefits of entering into the agreement and answered various questions. Councilmember Steele made a motion to approve the resolution. Vice-Mayor Steel seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
The next resolution was “A RESOLUTION APPOINTING MEMBERS TO THE TOWN OF SIGNAL MOUNTAIN’S PARK BOARD.” The Town Manager and Mayor informed the Council and answered questions. Councilmember Steele made a motion to approve the resolution. Vice-Mayor Steel seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
The final resolution before the Council was “A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO VOLUNTEER HIGHWAY SUPPLY COMPANY, INC. FOR THE STRIPING OF VARIOUS TOWN STREETS WITHIN THE TOWN OF SIGNAL MOUNTAIN BASED UPON THEIR LOW BID IN THE AMOUNT OF TWELVE THOUSAND NINETY ($12,090.00) DOLLARS, AND AUTHORIZING THE TOWN MANAGER TO EXECUTE ANY NECESSARY DOCUMENTS TO COMPLETE THE STRIPPING OF VARIOUS TOWN STREETS IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AWARD.” The Town Manager and Mayor explained the street striping and answered questions. Vice-Mayor Steel made a motion to approve the resolution. Councilmember Steele seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Councilmember Bryant noted there would be a candidate’s forum on October 15 and on October 22 that would be open to the public. She also stated that the fire department had spoken to the Signal Mountain Middle School on fire safety and had done a great job.
Mayor Althaus noted that the sample ballots in the paper had incorrectly listed “vote for five” and should have been “vote for three.” He explained that he had asked the Town Attorney to get the error corrected. He noted a correction had been made and the ballots had been reprinted.
The Mayor talked about the work of Vice-Mayor Steel and Councilmember Steele on the Council for several years. He presented a certificate to each of them for their service to the Town.
The meeting was adjourned.