Aldermen hold meeting June 2, 2015

From staff reports

The Louisville Board of Aldermen met on June 2 at City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Will Hill and Eugene Crosby gave the opening prayer followed by the Pledge led by the Mayor.

The board approved the minutes of the regular meeting held on May 19 with a motion from Frances Ball and a second by Dickie Caperton.

The board welcomed Dev Jaiswal and his family to the board meeting. Dev was recognized for his outstanding performance at the National Spelling Bee contest recently held in Washington D.C.  Dev placed fifth at the National Spelling Bee and  was presented a key to the city of Louisville. Frances Ball made the motion with a second from Gwenita Mays.

The board authorized for a lien of $403.92 be placed on the property located at 104 Terry Lane owned by James Hurt Etal for unclean property. The board agreed that if unpaid, the land will be sold at the tax sale to satisfy the lien as provided by law. Judy McLeod made the motion with a second by Gwenita Mays.
With a motion from Eugene Crosby and a second by Frances Ball the board approved payment of the Docket of Claims for $103,946.43 for May bills.

The board also authorized the electronic payment to the State Tax Commission for $84,842.33 for the annual landfill payment to be paid from the Landfill Fund.

The aldermen approved an invoice to pay Willie Sloan Equipment for $223 for Solid Waste invoice. Motion was made by Dickie Caperton with a second by Frances Ball.

The motion was made by Eugene Crosby and seconded by Frances Ball to authorize the City Clerk to transfer $3,000,000 from Accounts Payable Fund to Insurance Fund for repayment of internal loan. The board also authorized the payment of $3,302.50 for 2 invoices to Broaddus and Associates for a previous billing for Emergency Protective professional services.

The Winston Plywood Project
The board of aldermen authorized and approved approximately 16 payments that total $2,371,064 as presented by W.G. Yates Construction Company, which is the project manager of the Winston Plywood project. The payments are as follows: (1) Demolition Package: Century Construction $15,453.80 and Yates Construction $618.15; (2) Foundation Package: Century Construction $631,504.67, Yates Construction $25,260.19, and Pryor & Morrow Architects $10,813.44; (3) Metal Building Package: Century Construction $1,380,173.45, Yates Construction $55,206.94, and Pryor & Morrow Architects $23,916.80; (4) Site and Utilities Package: Century Construction $620,385.97, Yates Construction $24,815.44, and Pryor & Morrow Architects $10,092.74; (5) Hog/Glue/Lathe/Chipper Package: Pryor & Morrow Architects $53,829; (6) Fire Protection Package: Pryor & Morrow Package $45,900; (7) Rate & Reimbursables: Yates Construction $67,722.17; (8) FEMA Public Assistance: Broaddus & Associates $23,783.75; (9) FEMA Grant Administration: Broaddus & Associates $1,973.79.

The board accepted the bid of $1,489,000 from Century Construction and Realty, Inc for the Winston Plywood Hog Room, Glue Building and Lathe/Chipper Deck Package. An alternate bid was received from Tyler Construction Group for $1,600,000; PSI Construction Company for $1,515,283; and from Flagstar for $2,584,000.

The board accepted the recommendation to accept the bid of $1,275,000 from Industrial Commercial Fire Protection, Inc for the Winston Plywood Fire Suppression Package. An alternate bid was received from Fireline for $1,895,760.

The board also authorized the City Clerk to give notice to all delinquent and maturing taxes. A motion was made by Eugene Crosby with a second from Judy McCleod to set the public hearing for the budge for August 4 at 5 p.m.

Board acknowledged the Police Training, USDOJ weapons of Mass Destruction in Jackson on June 15 at no cost to the city with Andy Taylor, Perry Yates, Karl Black, and Mark Gregory attending.

The board set another public hearing for Comprehensive Planning for July 6 at 6 p.m. at the City Hall Auditorium.

With a motion by Gwenita Mays and seconded by Frances Ball the board authorized the Mayor to give legal notice for any FEMA Project 104 as needed.

The board approved the application for a 5 year exemption from city ad valorem taxes for Polo Custom Products on new equipment with a total true value of $47,903.06.

The board adopted the Local Government Resolution for Collateral Security for the Community Disaster Loan application in which the city will apply for a loan of allowance od $1,728,855.

Finally, the board authorized a pay increase for the Mayor from $61,800 to $71,000 in lieu of furnishing a city automobile and further established the Mayor’s base salary, if provided a city automobile, to be 15% less the current salary at the given time.

Frances Ball made the motion to adjourn with a second by Gwenita Mays.