Collinwood City Commission Appoints Parks & Rec Board Members

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   The Collinwood City Commission met in regular session on Monday, June 14th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the conference/courtroom of Collinwood City Hall.

   The meeting was called to order by Mayor Glenn Brown. All commissioners were in attendance, including Vice Mayor Danny Sandusky, Commissioner Jeremiah Stults, Commissioner Debie Pigg, and Commissioner Butch Kephart. City Manager Gary Victory and City Recorder Cindy Kephart were in attendance as well.

   A moment of silence was observed, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

   First was approval of the agenda. A motion was made by Commissioner Pigg and seconded by Commissioner Stults to approve the agenda as presented, and the motion carried.

   The next item on the agenda was the approval of the minutes from the regular meeting held on May 10th, 2021. Vice Mayor Sandusky made a motion and Commissioner Kephart seconded to approve the minutes, and they were unanimously approved.

   Department reports from March 2021 were distributed to the commissioners for their review. There was some discussion regarding signs for Music in the Park.

   The second reading of the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget was next on the agenda. Mayor Brown read the Budget Ordinance, and Commissioner Pigg made a motion to pass the second reading. Vice Mayor Sandusky seconded the motion, and the second reading of the budget was unanimously approved.

   Next on the agenda was discussion of RV Park rules and fees. City Manager Victory spoke to the commission about updating the fees and adopting rules for the RV Park.

   Next, City Manager Victory read to the commission a bid that was received that was on target for the CDBG grant project.

   The commission next discussed the roof repairs that are needed on the Utility Department and Police Department buildings located on Third Avenue North. City Manager Victory stated that he had received quotes from local roofers, and Hunt & Son was the lowest. Vice Mayor Sandusky made a motion to allow Hunt & Son to make the roof repairs, and the motion was seconded by Commissioner Stults. The motion carried unanimously.

   The next item of discussion was City Commissioners’ pay. The commission briefly discussed increasing the commissioners’ and mayor’s monthly salary, and City Manager Victory was asked to research the rules on that.

   The commission next adopted a theft policy resolution, after a motion by Commissioner Pigg and second by Vice Mayor Sandusky that carried unanimously.

   The Tennessee Arts Commission Grant was next on the agenda. The grant funds designated for the mural at the Wayne County Veterans Park must be expended by June 30th, and artist Eric Bass assured the commission that the mural would be finished by then.

   City Manager Victory next informed the commission that RaeKar is now doing business as Wayne Halfway House, and their contract would be changed to reflect the name change.

   Next was the first reading of the ordinance amending the fiscal year 2020-21 budget. Commissioner Kephart made a motion to approve, and Commissioner Stults seconded. The motion carried unanimously on roll call vote.

   Vice Mayor Sandusky next made a motion to approve the Non-Profit Resolution for fiscal year 2021-22. Commissioner Pigg seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on roll call vote.

   Mayor Brown then read the Wayne County Welcome Center report for the month of May 2021.

   A few items were discussed under “other” on the agenda, including:

•sewer pumps on West Martin Road;

•Godwin and Associates were approved to conduct the 2020-21 audit;

•a new part-time utility worker has been hired; and

•one of the city’s full-time police officers resigned to attend the Tennessee Highway Patrol Academy.

   With no further business on the agenda, Vice Mayor Sandusky made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Pigg, and the meeting was adjourned.

   The commission then met in special session on Tuesday, June 29th, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. The special meeting was called to order by Mayor Brown, and all commissioners were in attendance.

    Commissioner Kephart made a motion to approve the agenda, and Commissioner Pigg seconded. The agenda was unanimously approved.

   The first item of new business was the second reading of the ordinance amending the fiscal year 2020-21 budget. Commissioner Stults made a motion to approve, and Vice Mayor Sandusky seconded. The ordinance was unanimously approved.

   The other item of business was the appointment of Collinwood Parks and Recreation Board members. Commissioner Pigg made a motion and Vice Mayor Sandusky seconded to appoint the following members: Jimbo Dean and Brian Smith, 1-year term expiring July 1, 2022; Abby Martin and Carly Cooke, 2-year term expiring July 1, 2023; Vince Hollis and Adam Robertson, 3-year term expiring July 1, 2024. The members were unanimously approved on roll call vote.

   With no further business in the special session, Vice Mayor Sandusky made a motion to adjourn. Commissioner Pigg seconded the motion, and the meeting was adjourned.  

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