City Council expected to amend budget to reflect change in revenue projections

By Bob Robinson

Star Staff

   Elizabethton City Council is expected to consider amending the City of Elizabethton budget for the 2001-2002 fiscal year at its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in Council Chambers at City Hall.
   The amendment, which adds $161,000 to the current budget, includes funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for flood-related projects.
   In other action, council will consider:
   * Amending contract with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, from $5.7 million to $3.3 million in lieu of a performance bond, for financial assurance in closure and post closure requirements related to the Carter County-Elizabethton Sanitary Landfill;
   * Amending contract with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, from $61,910 to $59,772 in lieu of a performance bond, for financial assurance in closure and post closure requirements related to the City of Elizabethton's composting facility;
   * Authorizing the State of Tennessee grant application for Veterans Memorial Park project;
   * Awarding bid for demolition, site grading and removal of debris from 700 Fifth Street, according to FEMA hazard mitigation guidelines;
   * First reading of an ordinance to close portion of alley between Holston and Cedar avenues recommended by the Elizabethton Planning Commission;
   * Approving Summers-Taylor invoice, totaling $7,749, for asphalt overlays at the Wastewater Treatment Plant;
   * Approving $28,520 for the support of the Carter County Health Department for the 2001-2002 fiscal year, representing a $5,000 increase over 2000-2001. The state appropriation was decreased from $487,856 to $454,600;
   * Approving bids and purchases, totaling $54,310, including $8,800 for traffic signal emitters for the Elizabethton Fire Department to change traffic signals while responding to emergencies and $14,100 for 200 tons of cold mix materials to patch potholes and street cuts; and,
   * Appointing a council member to a one-year appointment to the Golf Course Board.