Thursday, March 6, 2014

Louisville Board of Aldermen Met on Tuesday with Broad Agenda

Louisville City officials met on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 and dealt with the following items:

  • Tabled any discussion of a smoke-free ordinance until the next board meeting as members of the Mayor’s Youth Council could not be present.
  • Airport Project:  authorized upon receipt of FAA funds plus city funds the payments to Davidson Hauling for $94,187.45 and to Kemp Associates LLC for $3,974.30.
  • Unclean Property:  set hearing for property located at 818 South Church Street, owned by Russell  McCool, for Tuesday, April 1st.
  • Accepted a Petition for Variance from Shameka Lewis and Brittany Lewis for a mobile home at 271 Lewis Road, and upon same order set hearing for April 1, 2014, at 5:30, and direct the City Clerk to give notice of said hearing and petition for variance.
  • Natron Project:  Authorized the Mayor to sign request for cash and cash requisition and upon receipt of CDBG funds to pay Irby Electric for $28,437.31.
  • Approve Docket of Claims for February bills $138,332.00.
  • Tabled any appointment  to the Historic Preservation Board to fill the unexpired term of Jimmy Sharp, until 8-1-2016.
  • Accepted the resignation of Constance Crosby from the Police Department effective March 5.
  • Approved a request  by Jody Fulton: to attend MACE Training in Greenwood on March 21, $25.00 registration.
  • Approved a request  by Johnny Roy Haynes to attend the MS Firefighters Association Summer Conference in Gulfport on May 29- June 1,  registration, and travel allowance.
  • Approved a request for Detrick Sanders to attend MS Firefighters Class in Hattiesburg on April 14-15, registration $55.00, and travel allowance.
  • Approved a request for L. M. Claiborne, Andy Taylor, Johnny Haynes, Vera McCarty, and Kayla Rogers to attend the Pipeline Safety program on March 13, 2014, at no cost at the Attala County Coliseum.
  • Approved a request for Ed Hunt to attend MS Command College, July 27-August 1, at Oxford, registration $350.00, and travel allowance.
  • Approved a request for Police Chief L. M. Claiborne to proceed with Lease/Purchase Agreement for the purchase of four police cars and one truck. After a review of financing bids, the board approved financing through BanCorp South at 2.11% interest for three annual payments of $46,492. The truck involved in the purchase is for the street department not for the Police Department.
  • Approved a request for Recreation Director Todd McCullough to proceed with Lease  of two mowers through GE Capitol  lease for $17,324.36 to be paid over 36 months.

The board also discussed utility connection issues concerning a property on Airport Road, possible openings within the police department for positions, and the interlocal 911 agreement with the County.

The next city government meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 18, 2014.