During the meeting, Wade Morse was in attendance from Palladian to give an update on the progress of the Lagoon funding, from Rural Development. It was said that before the funding could be approved, Morse would need to write a replacement schedule for Rural Development. In regards to the Lagoon funding, everything else is reported to be in order and deadlines have been met. Rural Development has stated that funding is expected to go through April of 2013.
The Council then received and accepted a bid on the Environmental Data Services, from the Environmental report, for $1, 950. A motion was also made to approve the Mayor Jeff Wilson to meet with the contractor for the Environmental Report, to sign a contract. It is expected for the report to be completed at the end of the year.
The council then discussed that Liberty Utilities had bought out Atmos Energy. This lead to the council to approve the franchise tax to be transferred from Atmos to Liberty Utilities, keeping the same franchise agreement.
Following the council approving the minutes from the September meeting and approving all financial reports and paying the bills, the council moved to the Water and sewer report. They spoke of five water leaks repaired in the last month. Six more leaks are expected to be repaired. Danny Hall was reported to have painted the tables and benches at the park, before the concert. Batteries were also reported to have been put on the golf cart and is said to be running good. A tractor was also said to have had the battery replaced. The council also heard that the one meter has to be re-located and a manhole inspection must be completed by the end of October.
In the Police Report, eight new citations were said to be written for the month; two speeding, two stop signs, one improper registration, one contributing to delinquency of a minor, and one peace disturbance. The police truck was reported to have driven 836 miles , using 78 gallons of gas. The police car was said to have drove 210 miles, using 21.6 gallons of gas.
In the fire report, it was spoken of that Senath had assisted with a wreck and that Hornersville had assisted with a house fire. The new building is reported getting close to being moved into.
In other business, the council discussed placing an ad in the newspaper for sealed bids on the police car. Bids are to be in by November 15, 2012.
Before adjourning the meeting, the board approve to move the board meeting from Monday, November 12 to Monday, November 19, 2012, at 6 p.m., due to Veteran's Day.