Wednesday, November 6, 2013

New Fire Chief Take's Oath of Office in Tuesday's Aldermen Meeting

(L to R) Mayor Will Hill, Aline Haynes,
Johnny Roy Haynes
There was a packed house at Louisville City Hall on Tuesday evening (11-5) as family and friends gathered to observe the swearing-in ceremony of Johnny Roy Haynes as Louisville's Fire Chief.
Haynes took over the position  after Terry Johnson resigned in August. A local resident, Haynes served as assistant fire chief with the City of Louisville from 2001 through 2009 and has had 31 years of service with the city.

In other business, the Board took action on the following:

  • Per Woody Sample and Calvert Spradling- authorized ongoing  payments for the Natron project
  • Authorized payments to Davidson Hauling for $74,855.40 and to Kemp Associates LLC for $4,497.45 upon the receipt of FAA funds for grant AIP3280043013-2013 Terminal Building project
  • Authorized payment to H. E. Mosley for $33,089.75 and Kemp Associates LLC for $3,446.25 upon the receipt of MDOT funds for the Multi-Modal Grant Remedial Runway Slope Stabilization project
  • Authorized payment to the Clarion Ledger for the notice for consultants/engineers for $1,329.20 to be reimbursed by LW Airport Board
  • Approved Docket of Claims #9074-9309 for October bills $152,936.72
  • Authorized payment to First Security Bank for $26,973.13 for the G O Bond interest payment and paying agent fees, pay from G O Bond Debt Service Fund ( semi-annual payments due June 1 and December 1)
  • Authorized payment of $828.04 to APAC Mississippi Inc. for cold mix to be paid from the G O Bond Construction Fund
  • Authorized payment of $1,828.00 to J.C. Cheek Contractors Inc. for traffic striping to be paid from the G O Bond Construction Fund
  • Authorized annual payment to MS Municipal Liability Plan for $44,275.00
  • Accept recommendation of Calvert Spradling Engineers to award contract to King Constructors for $17,895.00 for replacement and roof repair on the Polo Building (Other quote received from Lowrey Welding $18,240.00)
  • Accepted recommendation of Calvert Spradling Engineers to award contract to Century Heating and Cooling Inc. for $8,750.00 for Air Conditioning System at the Polo Building. (Other quotes received from Hollis Brothers Electric $10,200 and Kevin Hindman $9,500)
  • E911 training request approved: Emergency Medical Dispatch Course in Louisville on November 13-15, request for Vera McCarty, Felicia Mays, and Kayla Rogers to attend, cost of course is $350.00 each, reimbursable training
  • Hired Jennifer Dunn @$10.00 hr. effective 11-21-13 in the Recreation Department
  • Acknowledged receipt of $1,511.80 check from Glatfelter Claims for Police car wreck
  • MetroCast Business Services: Discussed agreement and set and give notice of public hearing for Tuesday, December 3, at 10:00 a.m. The current agreement with MetroCast will expire in February, 2014. Aldermen had several questions concerning service and the City is considering MetroCast service for internet and video service for City services. The public hearing will provide the public the opportunity to have input into the possible franchise agreement.
  • Discussed possible changes to the Cemetery Ordinance including plot costs and maintenance and the City's practice of selling markers in competition with local businesses. No action was taken at this time.
The Board's next meeting is scheduled for November 19th at 5:30 pm at Louisville City Hall.