A sneak peek… Elizabethton City Council set for monthly meeting on Thursday

Published 4:19 pm Tuesday, May 12, 2020

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The Elizabethton City Council will meet on Thursday, May 14, 2020, via teleconference for their regular-scheduled meeting for the month of May. The meeting is available by calling 646-558-8656 and entering the meeting code 2666550108#.
There will be eight new pieces of business that the Council will be addressing along with appointing one regular term member to the Bonnie Kate Theater Board and one regular term member for the Wastewater Regulations Board.
The board will have the first reading for a Budget Ordinance Amendment #1 addressing Capital Projects Fund.
During the 2019-2020 fiscal year, the City of Elizabethton issued 2020 Series Bonds in the amount of $4,490,749. Included in these bonds were the renovation of the police department, a purchase of a fire truck, construction of a Parks and Recreation maintenance building as well as bonds issued for the City of Elizabethton School Department’s roof replacement at TA Dugger Junior High School.
Council will also hear first reading a budget ordinance amendment for the Police Equipment Fund that will increase the budget in the amount of $20,000 to help fund the Zuercher Technologies, LLC invoice for Police Software, and $17,700 for Verizon expenditures not budgeted for during the 2019-2020 budget process.
The Police Services Agreement between the Elizabethton Housing and Development Agency and the Elizabethton Police Department will also be on the docket to be approved by Council.
If approved, the EHDA will reimburse the City of Elizabethton on a quarterly basis an amount of $60,029.20 for salary and benefits beginning July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021.
The Council will be voting on the continued use of a planner with the First Tennessee Development District. The services provided include processing plats, review site plans, perform small studies as necessary, and provide additional support to the Director and Planning Commission as needed.
The cost remains the same as in previous years in the amount of $12,940.
Council will also address a current issue with the enforcement of some portable storage containers, specifically PODS, within the city by voting on amending Title 14, Subsection 14-203, and adding Subsection 14-215.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm.

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