NEW HAVEN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
OCTOBER 15, 2009
Present were the following:
Mayor Cecil Freddy DeWitt Bob Johnson
Jerry Nevitt Claude Dile Keith Bartley
Timmy Bartley Joanie Corbin Linda Mattingly
John Ray Ball did not attend the meeting.
Mayor Cecil called the meeting to order. Linda led the pledge to the flag.
Cell Tower Update—Tim reported that representatives from A T & T had met with Karl
Lusk, John Ray Ball and Tim Bartley concerning erecting a cell tower in this area. Tim
said that A T & T did not seem interested in erecting a tower due to customer volume.
However, in the future, they could possibly put a satellite on one of the existing towers in
Financial Reports/Organizations—The following organizations submitted financial
reports: Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival, New Haven Karate, and New Haven Football
Apparently Volleyball will give a report when the season is over. After review of the
reports, it was noted that more information is needed from football since they indicated
that they operated at an $18,140 deficit. Tim indicated that representatives would attend
the next meeting. Concerning the Karate, the Commission instructed Linda to write a
letter to Mr. Dickerson stating that the unwritten city policy is that no one should receive
compensation for conducting recreational activities sponsored by the city. Dickerson had
stated in his report that he received $1,620 for instructor compensation. In the past
volunteers have coordinated all activities for organizations.
Barry Hall AC—John Ray went to Barry Hall to check out the AC. He emailed the
Mayor and recommended that payment of $471.25 be made to Springfield Heating and
Air for repairs made. during the summer. Bob said that the system has never worked
properly since installation and the unit in the kitchen is still leaking which caused the
ceiling to fall. Bob made a motion to refuse payment until Springfield Heating can
convince the Commission that the system works properly. A letter will be written to that
effect. Jerry Nevitt seconded the motion and all voted in favor.
Illegal Sewer Hook Up—Nick Greenwell had paid the $400 for this hook-up.
The September 17, 2009 Minutes was approved on motion of Freddy and second of
The September Financial Reports and October Bills were approved on motion of
Freddy and second of Jerry.
FYI—Freddy reported that a letter had been sent to Curt Greenwell concerning a mailbox
he installed at 176 North Main Street. The mailbox is in violation of the American
Disability Act. The box infringes on the four-foot right of way that is required.
Greenwell has been asked to remove the mailbox.
T-21 Agreement—Freddy made a motion to approve Resolution 9-004 Series 2009
authorizing the Mayor to sign the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Federal
Reimbursement Agreement as well as other necessary documents for the New Haven
Historic Railroad Turntable Restoration Project. Bob seconded. All voted in favor.
Water and Sewer Department
Sewer Project Update—Tim reported that the project is almost done in the Main Street
area. He said the St. Catherine project would be next. Claude Dile expressed concern
that the new project Contract A-1 specification may not meet requirements for the City.
He felt there was discrepancy in the bid documents. He said that his company (United
Construction) while not being in the equation for being awarded the bid, he still wanted
the City to get its money’s worth for the second phase of the project.
Bids for Contract A-1—The apparent low bidder is Scott & Ritter, Inc for $372,979.
(See attached list)
Mayor Cecil reported that a new Project Profile would be submitted by HMB for a Price
Creek water line replacement.
Culvert Regulations—Freddy is still investigating the policy that the city will adopt
concerning culvert installation.
Traffic Control Lights for Trucks—Bob made a motion approving purchase of safety
lights on vehicles that will be used during repairs. Freddy seconded. All voted in favor.
Purchasing additional safety equipment was discussed.
Executive Session—Jerry made a motion to go into executive session to discuss pending
litigation and Bob seconded. All voted in favor. Bob made a motion to return to regular
session and Freddy seconded. All voted in favor. No action was taken.
Bob moved for adjournment and Jerry seconded. All voted in favor.