Norris City Council

Minutes

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

Guest 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 this area. 

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.  

MINUTES

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.

 

OLD BUSINESS

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. 

 

Mark Garrett 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 residents and

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

described 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.   

 

Mike Beeler 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. 

 

7.  Council 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.

 

CITY MANAGER REPORT

See attached Report

 

The City of Norris would like to congratulate the new businesses in the City. 

 

New Business

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 light pollution. 

 

Mayor would like to take another month and let council look at area. 

 

Manager said this is setting a precedent for others.

 

BUDGET AMENDMENTS

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. 

 

Decrease Code:

110-27000                                            Unreserved Fund Balance                                              $         37,000.00

Decrease Revenue Code:

110-31110                                            Real and Personal Property Tax                                     $        37,000.00

 

Discussion 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. 

12.  Council Member Chris Mitchell moved to adjourn.  Seconded by Council Member Joy Wilson.  Motion carried by voice vote. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TO: Norris City Council

DATE: November 17, 2011

FROM: Tim Hester

RE: City Manager's Report

1. 2011-12 Year to Date (Estimated through October) Budget. Revenues and

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

2012.

• However, a need to borrow funds is projected in July 2012 to meet normal

operating expenditures 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

changes and/or 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

approximately $50,000.

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.

b. TEA-21 Sidewalk Grant. Project is on target to complete soon! Final

landscaping work is now in process.

c. 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 for Council's

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.