BARDWELL- The monthly Bardwell City Meeting was held on Tuesday July 20.
Those attending were Mayor Philip King, Commissioners, Edwina Turner, Ronald Smith, Michael Hoskins Justin Shehorn, Mahlon Thomas, Kay Presson, Clerk Missy Martin, Treasure Adrian Burgess, Visitors Attorney Jason Batts, Shelia Baker with the Woodman of The World, Boy Scouts Boyce Buford, Caleb Buford, Chris Wood, and Sara Bennett with the Carlisle County Weekly, Lilly Morefield with the Carlisle County News.
Mayor King called the meeting to order at 5pm and welcomed everyone for attending. Boy Scouts Boyce Buford, Caleb Buford attended the meeting to earn Merit Badge and led the Pledge of the Allegiance.
Visitor Shelia Baker spoke to the council on a concern of the Woodmen of The World she stated they would like to start a mission to get a Disaster Relief going for the county. And that they would like to have the city and community involved and have it available in case a disaster hits the area again. Baker stated they are thinking of some sort of event /drive once a month to collect donations for the cause. Mayor King stated she can let them know when they may want to have a drive and he also suggested she may also want to get in contact with Debbie Phelps who is also involved in a Disaster Relief Program.
A motion made by Presson and 2ND by Hoskins to approve the previous meeting minutes was carried.
After questions from Presson and Turner concerning the Financial Report a motion made by Smith and 2nd by Thomas was carried.
The Monthly Bills were approved.
Bids on Surplus Property (Ford Truck) were opened and read. The highest bid for $510 from Thomas Lemons was accepted.
Mayor King updated on the Jennings Street Bridge stating that he met with the engineer and that they will determine how wide the bridge needs to be for the water flow along the creek. He stated after that is done they can determine what type of bridge to have in place and then begin taking estimates.
Elm Street Highway Project was on the agenda King stated he has not heard anything form state concerning the project. Attorney Jason Batts stated he mailed a detailed map of the project to the city but for some reason it was never received, he stated he will contact the Cabinet of Transportation and have them send a map to the city.
A motion by Hoskins and 2nd by Turner to have the second reading of Ordinance #87-13 to establish procedures for tax collection was carried.
A motion was made to have the first reading of ordinance #88-2013 and #89-2013 to set tax rates for personal property and motor vehicle / watercraft. Current property tax .2260/$100 current motor vehicle/watercraft .3894/100 was carried.
A motion was made for the meeting went into closed session.