The Wayne County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, September 16th, 2019 in the commission meeting room at the Wayne County Courthouse, with County Executive Jim Mangubat presiding over the meeting. Commissioners in attendance were Herbert Brewer, Tom Mathis, Tim Powell, Phillip Casteel, Vickie Petty, Sherrie Powers, David Martin, Tim Prater, Mary Lauren Garner, Kathryn Staggs, Joe Hall, and Rickey Kelley. Also present were County Clerk Stan Horton and County Attorney Andy Yarbrough. Commissioners John McDonald and Stephen Pevahouse were absent.
County Executive Mangubat first read a Proclamation and presented copies to three Dixie Youth Softball teams and their coaches for their outstanding accomplishments this past season. Ryan Franks, Head Coach of the Wayne County Sweetees, led his team to the State Championship and then on to becoming World Series Champions. Nycole Wright, Head Coach of the Collinwood Angels, led her team to becoming State Champions and on to competition in the World Series. The Wayne County Debs, led by Head Coach Chuck Moser, came is as runners-up in their World Series competition. The teams and coaches were all complimented for their achievements.
Commissioner Kelley made a motion to approve the commission minutes from the previous meeting as presented. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Prater and was passed unanimously.
Commissioner Kelley then made a motion to approve the committee minutes as presented. Commissioner Garner seconded the motion, and those minutes were approved as well.
There were no notaries presented for approval.
Commissioner Brewer made a motion to appoint County Executive Jim Mangubat as Chairman of the County Commission, and Commissioner Rickey Kelley as Chairman Pro Tem. Commissioner Mathis seconded the motion, and it was passed unanimously.
County Executive Mangubat then presented the following to serve as committee members:
Wayne Co. Rural Water Committee: Mary L. Garner, John McDonald, Tim Powell, Rickey Kelley (Chairman), and Vickie Petty.
County Buildings/Facilities/Grounds Inspection/Oversight Committee: Sherrie Powers, Mary L. Garner, Rickey Kelley, Tim Powell, Tom Mathis (Chairman), Tim Prater, and Stephen Pevahouse.
Solid Waste Committee: Rickey Kelley, Stephen Pevahouse, Vickie Petty, John McDonald, and Mary L. Garner (Chairman).
County Insurance Committee: Mary L. Garner (Chairman), Chuck Moser, Shane Fisher, Robert Hayes, Robert Farris, and Jim Mangubat.
Wayne County Audit Committee: John McDonald (Chairman), Tim Powell (Vice Chairman), Sarah Cook (Secretary), and Keith Hatcher.
Commissioner Mathis made a motion to approve the committee members, and Commissioner Prater seconded the motion. The committee members were unanimously approved.
County Executive Mangubat next presented to the commission a request from the state to transfer Fund 189 in order to better balance the budget for comptroller approval. Commissioner Kelley made a motion to approve the request. Commissioner Prater seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously on roll call vote.
County Executive Mangubat then informed the commission that Wayne County had received a bond rating of A1.
Tyler Taylor of Maury Regional/Wayne Medical presented to the commission a list of options for Wayne Medical Center for their review. No action was taken or discussed at this time.
Mike Stooksberry from CTAS came before the commission to discuss some areas that the Solid Waste Committee could possibly find ways to generate revenues for the Solid Waste Department, including tire disposal fees and tipping cost to businesses that would be dumping at the solid waste facility.
County Executive Mangubat presented to the commission a letter of fiscal strength for their approval as required by the state. Commissioner Casteel made a motion to approve, and Commissioner Prater seconded the motion. The fiscal strength letter was unanimously approved.
Next, the names of Karl Kupin and Ruth Ann Howard were presented to serve as Library Board members. Their terms will expire on June 30th, 2022. Commissioner Brewer made a motion to approve. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Garner, and the members were approved unanimously.
Wayne County Clerk & Master Chassity Kelly then presented a list of surplus property for commission approval for disposal. Commissioner Mathis made a motion to approve the list, and the motion was seconded by Commissioner Prater. The list of surplus property was unanimously approved for disposal.
Under departmental reports on the agenda, Highway Superintendent Chuck Moser told the commission that the bridge on Weatherford Creek is nearing completion. They are waiting on Mr. Holt to sign off on a land request, and then guardrails will be put into place and back-filling will be completed.
Sheriff Shane Fisher presented a jail status update report, and went on to speak briefly about the air conditioning at the jail and the new South Precinct located at the Cypress Inn Fire Department. He then asked for approval for a 2013 Ford Explorer belonging to the Sheriff’s Office to be given to the Veterans’ Service office. Commissioner Garner made a motion to approve, and Commissioner Petty seconded the motion. The motion was passed unanimously on roll call vote. Sheriff Fisher then told the commission that the Wayne County School System has been approved for eight School Resource Officers, and said that it would be up to the commission as to how many to hire and in which schools they would be placed. No action was taken by the commission on the issue of SROs at this time.
Under “other” on the agenda, Commissioner Mathis stated that there is a need to dispose of some old files from the former nursing home site and from the records room. Commissioner Mathis also spoke of the need to extend Highway 641, stating that a committee needs to be formed to present a request to the state for the highway extension.
Commissioner Powell asked for an update on any plans for a new Ag Center. County Executive Mangubat said that TN Commissioner of Agriculture Charlie Hatcher would be in Wayne County at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 23rd.
With no further business to come before the commission, Commissioner Garner made a motion to adjourn. Commissioner Prater seconded the motion, and the meeting was adjourned.