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January 9, 2018

Posted in 2018 Minutes

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor William Herrington called the regular meeting of the Lawrenceville Town Council to order at 7:30 p.m. on January 9, 2018.                     

 

ROLL CALL

Roll was called; Present:  Mayor William Herrington; Council Members:  Joyce Bland, Dora Hardy, Scott Martin, Martha Myers and Robert F. Pecht, III.  Also present: Town Attorney,

W. C. Outten, Jr., Town Manager, C. J. Dean, Police Chief, Everette Gibson, Town Clerk, Wanda Johnson, Kimberly Martin and the press.       

 

Absent:  Council Members H. B. Brockwell, Jr. and Alice Talbert.   

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A motion was made by Mr. Pecht to approve the minutes of the regular meeting on December 12, 2017, as received, suspend the reading and file.  This was seconded by Mrs. Myers and carried by all ayes.

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The agenda was approved as presented.    

 

RECOGNITION OF CITIZENS

There were no citizens desiring to speak.

 

LAWRENCEVILLE EDA

Mr. Martin reported that the LEDA is still negotiating with both parties regarding the Peebles building.  The DHCD is reviewing documents related to the project. The next LEDA meeting will be held on February 6, 2018, at 5:30 p.m.

 

MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor Herrington asked Council Members to advise him of any ideas they might have for new projects for the new year.

 

REPORT OF TOWN ATTORNEY

There was no report.

 

REPORT OF TOWN MANAGER

COLD WEATHER

Mr. Dean reported that the very cold weather over the last week to ten days has been rough on citizens, Town employees and the fire and police departments.  The Town has responded to many broken water lines. The fire department has responded to 28 calls since January 1, 2018.

 

OLD SOUTHERN STATES BUILDING

Mr. Dean reported that work with Kass USA continues.  The IDA did not meet tonight due to sickness and lack of a quorum; therefore there is no updated project report.  

DOWNTOWN PROJECT

Mr. Dean reported that paperwork was forwarded to the LEDA and DHCD and is under review.  The DHCD representative was off over the holidays. We expect to hear something this Thursday.  

 

RUGBY ENVIRONMENTAL, INC. – BUTLER BUILDING

Mr. Dean reported that there is a summary report from Rugby Environmental in the packet regarding the removal of friable asbestos from the boiler building at the old Butler Lumber property at 1381 Brickyard Street.  There are no specific plans for use of that building at this time. Several town properties have been appraised and the Property and Equipment Committee will be reviewing these for future planning purposes.

 

BUDGET PLANNING FY2018-2019

Mr. Dean requested that Town Council Committees begin planning and making requests for the FY 2018-2019 budget preparation.  A draft budget will be presented in April for a public hearing in May and adoption in June.

 

FINANCE

The Finance Committee met and discussed the final audit report for the year ended June 30, 2017.  On motion by Mr. Pecht, seconded by Mr. Martin and carried by all ayes, Town Council voted to accept the annual FY2017 financial audit report for the year ended June 30, 2017, as presented.  Mr. Pecht stated that the Town received a clean audit opinion and thanked Mr. Dean, Mrs. Johnson and staff for outstanding work on the audit. He also stated that Mr. Dean did an excellent job on the Management’s Discussion and Analysis and encouraged everyone to take time to read it.

 

Mr. Pecht reported that the current cash basis statement indicates we are $110,000 behind on Dominion revenue from last year.  Increases in other water revenues have helped to make that up. Mr. Dean will meet with Dominion representatives to try to get an understanding of what can be expected going forward for planning purposes.

 

FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES

The fire department responded to 33 calls in December.  Of the 33, 3 were in the town limits and 30 were outside the town limits.  Also, 26 were in the LVFD First Due area, with 7 being mutual aid to other agencies.  Approximately 306.93 man hours were expended. Mr. Martin thanked the volunteers for the work they have done in the extreme temperatures.    

 

PERSONNEL

Ms. Hardy reported that Officer Baird will start tomorrow with the police department.    

 

POLICE

Ms. Hardy advised the police report is in the packet.  

 

PROPERTY & EQUIPMENT – APPRAISAL REPORTS

Ms. Hardy reported that the appraisal information spreadsheet is in the packet.  It will be reviewed for planning purposes by the Property and Equipment Committee.

 

STREETS, LIGHTS & CEMETERY

Mrs. Bland asked if the cemetery sign has been repaired.  Mr. Dean advised it has not at this time. A committee meeting will be scheduled to meet with Mr. Lett regarding ongoing maintenance and to determine budget needs for outsourcing the work.  

 

TOWN DEVELOPMENT

There was no report.  

 

WATER/WASTEWATER

There will be a committee meeting following the council meeting tonight.  Mr. Dean reported that the wastewater plant project is substantially complete.  

 

SAFETY

Mr. Martin reported that a safety meeting was held on Winter Safety Tips.    

 

HOUSING CODE ENFORCEMENT

Mr. Dean reported that all demolition permits have been obtained and the Town is waiting for the contractor to proceed with demolition.  

 

PARKS/RECREATION

There was no report.

 

WELLNESS

Mrs. Myers reported that the YMCA classes continue to meet at the library.  The schedule changes every three months and more information will be coming out in the newspaper.  

 

AIRPORT COMMISSION

Mr. Pecht reported that he attended an airport commission meeting today.  The commission will be meeting in March to look at a design phase overlay.    

 

LAWRENCEVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

There was no report.  

 

CORRESPONDENCE/ANNOUNCEMENTS

There were no announcements.

 

CONSIDERATION OF ACCOUNTS

A motion was made to pay the bills as presented, in the amount of $56,016.89 and charge to the proper accounts.  This was made by Mr. Pecht, seconded by Mrs. Myers and carried by all ayes.

 

NEW BUSINESS

Chief Gibson announced that the Fire Department will host a Valentine’s Day Dance at Elm Acres on February 10, 2018, from 8:00 p.m. until midnight with The Feature Attraction Band.  The cost is $10 per ticket.

 

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before Council, a motion was made by Mr. Martin, seconded by Ms. Hardy and carried by all ayes to adjourn the meeting.  



William Herrington, Mayor

 

Wanda Johnson, Clerk

 

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