Norris City Council
Thursday 17, 2011
BE IT REMEMBERED THAT THE CITY OF NORRIS CITY COUNCIL MET IN REGULAR SESSION ON NOVEMBER
17, 2011 WITH THE FOLLOWING COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT: JACK BLACK, TOMMY MARINER, CHRIS MITCHELL, LOY JOHNSON AND JOY WILSON
HEAR THE PUBLIC
Speaker Mayor Myron Iwanski from Anderson County spoke on consolidatingE-911 dispatch service for Anderson County and the
5 cities that are in the County. Everyone seems to be together and would like to present. There will be a team
formed, a drafted resolution needed and would like for the City of Norris to look at and draft when start. Working towards
building a new building. Still have things to work out. E911 boards have some consultation to work with, like
having a study for this. This committee would make recommendation to the E-911 board. Then the city would have
time to do or not. Lake City, Norris and Oliver springs are already together this would connect all 5 cities together.
This is a long Term process.
County Mayor Iwanski also would like to mention that there is a team working towards
Retail and how local option sales tax efforts grow. Contributors that help make this possible are, Chamber of Commerce
Anderson County Economic Development Association and will lead this process. Will have someone to call and go to for
Glen alpine issue not big enough. David Jones industrial park talks with Clinton to see if
it will work. Proposed location quality drive park area.
Planning effort is now a good time to plan resources.
Ed McNeely has concerns with the Rogers Group, what are we going to do. County Mayor Iwanski says
it is in the City of Clinton; you would need to talk with them.
Kathy Sarvis has concerns with the package
store timetable. Manager Hester states that it goes above the board license and should be ready by first of December.
1. Council Member Jack Black moved to approve the corrected October 10, 2011 Council
Minutes as stated. Seconded by Council Member Joy Wilson. Motion carried by voice vote.
No update on Boards and Commission Vacancies
2. Council Member Tommy Mariner
made a motion to accept Ordinance 544 on seconded reading. Seconded by Council Member Jack Black. Motion carried
by voice vote.
3. Council Member Jack Black makes a motion to accept
Ordinance on seconded reading. Seconded by Council Member Joy Wilson. Motion carried by voice vote.
4. Council Member Tommy Mariner makes a motion to accept resolution 13-2011.
Seconded by Loy Johnson. Motion carried by voice vote.
reiterates what he stated in Public Hearing meeting.
Mark Garrett on 1147 Laurel Road-is opposed
with this annexation. Disagrees with statement
"WHEREAS, section 6-51-101
et. seq. of the Tennessee Code Annotated
authorizes municipalities to annex territory to promote the welfare of the
property owners of the affected territory and the municipality as a whole."
"WHEREAS, it appears that the prosperity of this City and the territory herein
will be materially retarded and the safety and welfare of the residents and
Property thereof endangered if such territory
is not annexed."
Mark also stands for David Zimmerman that could not make it to the Public
Hearing. Disagrees and is completely against this annexation. Believes that services not needed at location.
Steve Elliott that owns the section off Hwy 61 with UT family physicians and has concerns
with the annexation and would hate to lose is people because of this.
local Dentist states that this is just part of growth. It will be challenging but I know we have to move forward.
Tommy Mariner states that he does not like to annex someone that does not want to be annexed.
5. Council Member Chris Mitchell makes
a motion to accept Ordinance 545 on seconded reading. Seconded by Council Member Jack Black. Aye: Jack Black, Loy Johnson,
Chris Mitchell and Joy Wilson. No: Tommy Mariner. Motion passes.
6. Council Member Joy Wilson makes a motion to accept Resolution 14-2011. Seconded by Council Member Loy
Johnson. Motion carried by voice vote.
Member Joy Wilson makes a motion to accept Ordinance 543 an Ordinance to establish a debt policy for the city of Norris.
Seconded by Council Member Jack Black. Motion carried by voice vote.
See attached Report
The City of Norris would like to congratulate the new
businesses in the City.
Mayor introduces Christina
Eich from Animal Commission. Plan to make changes. Been successful with working with the animals in Norris and surrounding
area. Animal Commission is doing well in fund raising. The Animal Commission is looking at a new concept change
to micro chipping. They will be more to come.
Mayor Mitchell thanks Christina for her work. And
asks that proclamations thanking the work of the two local animal clinics be done. Council expressed their agreement.
Street Light Request Spencer Boardman would like to donate a $100 a year for the cost of the light on Reservoir
Rd. He has taken some time to look at this. This was not overnight decision
Jan Thomas lives
directly across, does not want more light in her yard. If there is a safety reason that we need it then
she understands. She has been here for over 20yrs and nothing has ever been an issue because of darkness. Oppose
Mayor would like to take another month and let council look at area.
Manager said this is setting a precedent for others.
8. Council Member Jack Black moves the following appropriations in the 110 General Funds. Seconded
by Council Member Loy Johnson. Motion carried by voice vote.
Unreserved Fund Balance
Decrease Revenue Code:
Real and Personal Property Tax
was made on Capital Loan. City Manager Hester would like to wait one more month until we see what finance will be available.
9. Council Member Jack Black makes a motion to approve Capital Loan of $60,000, contingent on fixed
3% rates. Seconded by Council Member Joy Wilson. Aye: Jack Black, Loy Johnson, Chris Mitchell and Joy Wilson.
No: Tommy Mariner. Passes
10. Council Member Tommy Mariner makes a motion to accept Ordinance
547, Zoning for Annexation Ordinance 545. Seconded by Council Member Loy Johnson. Motion carried by voice vote.
11. Council Member Joy Wilson makes a motion to accept proposed zoning public hearing Dec. 12th
6:30pm. Seconded by Council Member Loy Johnson. Motion carried by voice vote.
Council Member Chris Mitchell moved to adjourn. Seconded by Council Member Joy Wilson. Motion
carried by voice vote.
TO: Norris City
DATE: November 17, 2011
FROM: Tim Hester
City Manager's Report
1. 2011-12 Year to Date (Estimated through October) Budget. Revenues
Expenditures are on track to budget, however, projected revenue from the opening of
a package store may
fall short of budget due to the store not opening as early as
originally expected. The Norris package store should
be on track to open in
December and we will monitor revenue closely.
• Barring any unforeseen expense
or revenue loss, current funds (including the
110 Undesignated Fund) should cover expenses through the month of June
• However, a need to borrow funds is projected in July 2012 to meet normal
for the beginning of the 2012-13 fiscal year prior to
August 2012 tax collections. The amount that will be needed
will vary based on
factors that may include: actual 2011-12 revenues, unplanned expenses, and
adjustments in City services. Funds may be borrowed from
internal and/or external sources, and plans to repay such
a loan will need to be
included in the 2012-13 budget. The current cash shortfall is projected to be
2. Grant Updates
a. EECBG. Work has now been completed. Work is
underway on the final
reports and requests for reimbursements to conclude this project.
Sidewalk Grant. Project is on target to complete soon! Final
landscaping work is now in process.
LPRF Grant. We have received State approval for plans and the playground
equipment has been ordered
and delivered. This project should be
completed by the end of the current calendar year.
d. FEMA Grants.
Estimated lead-time on delivery of the truck is 3 months.
3. City Audit. The annual audit
of City & Norris Water Commission financials is
underway by HG & A Associates. A final report should be available
review by the end of 2011.
4. Annexation Updates. Annexation Ordinances 531,
534, 535, 538, and 541 are
now complete. The 30-day appeal period ended on November 9, 2011.