Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Louisville Aldermen Meeting


Louisville City officials met on Tuesday June 7th in a regularly scheduled meeting. Linda Skelton from the Chamber of Commerce took the opportunity to thank the City and its employees for their efforts and assistance during the recent Red Hills Festival. Skelton noted that the Festival had one of the largest crowd in recent history.

The board also met the new Winston County Economic Development Director, Glen Haab, who began in that position this week. Haab indicated that he was happy to be in Winston County and looking forward to the challenge. Gerald Mills who has held that position is scheduled to retire on June 30th.

In other business, the Board authorized the purchase of a panic button system for the library to be paid from the library fun. The Board also met with Mike Forster, President of the Airport Board, who updated the Aldermen on the progress of the corporate hanger project and the Aldermen authorized payment to two contractors on this project.

The Board also authorized payments for the construction process for the Winston Plywood And Veneer facility in the amount of $1,847,956.15. Aldermen  approved several changes and recommendations in construction at the plywood facility.

The Board authorized payment for initial invoices for the planning and architectural design of the HMGP safe room or storm shelter to be built next to Fair Elementary School. The board also authorized the mayor to act upon the city's behalf to finalize the purchase of the property.

Aldermen also dealt with several unclean properties including 220 South Johnson This property was cleaned by demand of the City and a resolution was approved to pass those costs along to the property owner. Three other properties were set for a hearing date of July 5th.

The Board also reviewed bids for supplies that had been previously submitted and rejected and accepted bids as recommended by review. The Board approved a five-year tax exemption for personal property for Polo Custom Products.  They also accepted the recommendation to hire a part-time recreational employee and to hire a volunteer fireman.  The Board accepted the resignation of police officer Jonathan Miller and approved police training for several officer.

Aldermen also authorized the Mayor to accept a grant for $12,000 and to make payment  to purchase computers, scanners, printers and accessories for five police cars.