Woodbury Adopts FY2011-12 Budget

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Woodbury has a budget in place for the 2011-2012 fiscal year after the aldermen unanimously voted to approve the budget at Tuesday night's meeting of the Woodbury Mayor and Board Of Aldermen at City Hall.

After a short public hearing in which no one voiced their concerns, Alderman Faye Knox made the motion, Alderman Lois Larimer seconded the motion to adopt ordinance number 439 an ordinance of the Town of Woodbury Tennessee adopting the annual budget and tax rate for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011 and ending June 30, 2012.

The Board also passed the adoption of Ordinance number 440 on first reading which is the ordinance amending the original budget ordinance of the Town of Woodbury for the fiscal year 2010-2011.

Resolution 05-11 was adopted by the Aldermen. The resolution is to allow the Town of Woodbury to adopt the Tennessee requirement for the OSHA personal protective equipment regulation. The Town of Woodbury already provides personal protective equipment for their employees, however it needed to be noted in the employee rules and regulations handbook and the resolution passed by the board will allow this to happen.

Mayor Harold Patrick reported to the Aldermen that he re-appointed Bill Bryson to the Woodbury Housing Authority board for the term June 2011 to June 2012. Mayor Patrick also re-appointed Charlie Brown to the Woodbury Housing Authority Board for the term June 2011 to June 2013.

The Board of Aldermen approved the signing of the contract between the Town of Woodbury and the Upper Cumberland Development District to provide a local planner to the Town of Woodbury. Governor Haslem has removed the office of local planning. The State's Local Planning office will close in July. The District has hired two of the top planners from the State office to contract out with the various counties that had been relying on the State's office.

Woodbury resident Betty Smith talked to the Mayor and Board Of Aldermen about the appearance of the city water tank.  The tank is rusted out causing an eyesore for the community.  There is no water in the tank as a result of a leak that officials emptied the water out of.  

AT&T has a contract in place with a Town of Woodbury to use the structure to place their cell phone antennas on.  Mayor Patrick and City Attorney Dale Peterson will look into the various options and report back at next month's meeting.

Alan Paschal, Woodbury Public Works Director, reported to the Council that he found a side-arm bushhog tractor.  The tractor was a little rough looking in appearance but will be what is needed to do the work. The cost of the tractor is $16,500.00 however the owner was talked down to $16,000.00. The Board gave approval for Alan to negotiate a price and purchase the tractor.

Woodbury Police Chief Tony Burnett gave a report of the hearing of two properties that had been abandoned in the town of Woodbury. The foundations on both properties were in really bad shape and both lots needed to be torn down.

Discussion then turned to the July fireworks show. City Attorney Dale Peterson told the council that there are two bands that will be performing before the fireworks. There will be pictures of the fireworks and event put on CD and the CD's will be for sale a few weeks after the event.
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