Surplus properties, appointments, table motions dominate work session
The Trousdale County Commission held its work session Wednesday instead of its normal Monday due to the observation of the Martin Luther King holiday.
The agenda is rather packed with appointments, county surplus, first readings and table motions since the commission did not meet in December due to the holidays.
"Nothing [in the agenda] has seemed to surfaced as points of discussion or controversy," said Chairman Mark Beeler.
The commission will look at property and equipment that the county no longer uses or was picked up by the county due to delinquent property tax collections from pervious owners as surplus. Items include: parcel #007.00 at the corner of Short, Front and East Main Streets; parcel #005.00 located at Rocky Creek campsites on Breeze Inn Road; 1996 Mack roll off garbage truck; 1994 Ford F150 pick-up truck; 1994 Chevrolet pick-up truck; 2002 Ford Crown Victoria patrol car; 2004 Dodge Intrepid patrol car; 1980 SSS Ford backhoe and 12 jury chairs.
If the commission approves, the surplus can be sold at public auction.
The commission will also be looking to approve by two-thirds majority vote authorization to allow the county trustee or other people collecting property taxes to collect a fee of "$2 data processing fee for each real property" when citizens pay for property taxes. This fee will be split between the trustee, tax assessor and the county mayor's office for the purchase of computer equipment, software, upgrades to computer equipment and software, supplies, maintenance and services relating to the computer equipment and software.
Also on the agenda includes:
• Appointing Mark White, Freddie Banks and Dwight Jewell to Metro Communications Committee, and re-appointing Bobby Joe Lewis to the Highway Commission.
• Rezoning 1.6 acre tract at 356 River Street from R-1 to R-3 [single to multi-family facility] - first reading
• Rezoning and subdivide 1.5 acre tract at the corner of Hwy. 10 and Old Lafayette Road from A-1 to C-1 - first reading
The commission will also look at tabled items that include Resolution #2012-100-301 and Resolution #2012-101-302 which would donate $3,500 to the VFW and $1,500 to the American Legion.
During the November meeting these tables items stirred up emotions as many commissioners felt they were placed in a no-win situation.
The commission will also look at two budget amendments. Beeler added that these amendments "are not the creation of a new debt or a new revenue, it's just an accounting procedure."
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