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Ardmore High School Support Person of the Year Dana Clem, center, is congratulated by Limestone County Schools Board of Education member Bret McGill, left, and Superintendent Tom Sisk, on January 28, 2019. (photo courtesy  of Dean Baucom)

Felica Powers, center, accepts the Ardmore High School Bus Driver of the Year Award from Limestone Board of Education member Bret McGill, left, and Superintendent Tom Sisk, right, during an award dinner held January 28, 2019. (photo courtesy of Dean Baucom)

Limestone County Schools Board of Education member Bret McGill, left, and Superintendent Tom Sisk, right present the Ardmore High School Teacher of the Year Award to Hunter Cox, center, on January 28, 2019. (photo courtesy of Dean Baucom)

City Buys Booster Club Equipment, Diamond Club Tickets

The Ardmore, TN Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session, Thursday night, February 7, 2019.  Present were Mayor Magnusson and Aldermen Crabtree, Emerson, Hargrove, Smith and VanManen.  Alderman Sherman was absent.  Also present were: Tim Turner, Tim Toone, Chief Kennedy, Margie Johnson, Billy Smith, Sheri Funkhouser, Martie Lathrop, Mason Daniel, Ronnie Cornelison, Jake Johnson, Ken Crosson, Bill Cary and members of the news media.

Alderman Smith made a motion to approve the minutes as read.  Alderman Emerson seconded.  The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Alderman Crabtree, with a second by Alderman Emerson, to approve the January expenditures.  The vote was unanimous.

Park Director, Tim Turner, presented a quote of $7,724.98 from Discount Fence Supply Co. for temporary fencing for two of the ball fields.  He explained these two 300’ fields need to be reduced down to 200’ feet which is regulation size for travel ball.  Alderman Smith made a motion to purchase the fencing.  Alderman Emerson seconded.   The motion passed unanimously.

Alderman Smith presented a list of equipment owned by the Booster Club for the Board’s consideration for a total cost of $13,000.00.  Mayor Magnusson explained the Booster Club no longer needs the equipment since the City will be managing the park activities.  The mayor added the Club has done a good job and stated purchasing new equipment would mean spending a lot of money.  Alderman Emerson made a motion to purchase the equipment.  Alderman Crabtree seconded. All voted in favor except Spencer Smith who abstained.

A motion was made by Alderman Crabtree and seconded by Alderman VanManen to approve Resolution No. R-19-02-07, a resolution authorizing and directing the Mayor to execute and submit an application for funds to the Tennessee Dept. of Economic and Community Development in the amount of $318,980.00 for sewer improvements.  The Mayor stated this is an 82% - 18% grant with the Water Dept. providing the matching funds.  The measure passed unanimously.

Ardmore Veterans’ Group President Ken Crosson requested an additional 16’ x 56’ section of the west end of the Maddox Building for the Veterans’ Museum.  Alderman Crabtree made a motion to allow them to use the area.  The motion died for the lack of a second.

Mayor Magnusson recommended that three additional street lights be installed, two on Pleasant Hill Road and one on Hwy. 53 across from Mildred’s.  Alderman Emerson made a motion to install the lights.  Alderman Smith seconded.  Alderman Hargrove stated he would consider the lights on Pleasant Hill but did not think one should be put on the Highway 53 site.  Voting for the motion were Aldermen Smith and Emerson.  Aldermen Crabtree, Hargrove and VanManen voted no and the motion failed.

Alderman Emerson then made a motion to have two lights installed on Pleasant Hill Road near Kenneth Hargrove’s driveway and near the Cowboy church.  Alderman VanManen seconded.  All voted for the motion except Alderman Crabtree who opposed.  The motion carried.

Mayor Magnusson recommended that two more stop signs be added at the intersection of Coral and Sims, converting this to a 3-way stop.  Alderman Smith made a motion to add the signs.  Alderman Hargrove seconded.  The vote was unanimous.

Alderman Smith asked the Board to purchase 10 tickets for the Baseball Draw Down Dinner at a cost of $500.00.    After discussion, Alderman Smith made a motion to purchase the tickets, adding if the winning ticket for the grand prize was held by one of the City officials, the money would be donated back to the baseball program.   Alderman VanManen seconded.  The vote was unanimous.

Alderman Crabtree made a motion to approve an ad in The Pulaski Citizen newspaper’s Progress Edition for $162.00.  Alderman Emerson seconded.  The vote was unanimous.

Chief Kennedy told the Board that a private citizen had donated $5000.00 to the Police Dept. and he plans to purchase upgrade vests for the officers.

A motion was made by Alderman Crabtree to purchase a battery and a seat cover for a 4-wheeler owned by the City for approximately $115-$130.  Alderman Emerson seconded.  The vote was unanimous.

Alderman Crabtree made a motion to approve the purchase of a tamper for $599.00.  Alderman Hargrove seconded.  The vote was unanimous.

There being no further business, Alderman VanManen made a motion to adjourn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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