Red Bank Commissioners passed a resolution Tuesday night to honor Red Bank Vice Mayor Terry Pope, who died unexpectedly June 22. He served the city for numerous years in many capacities -as a commissioner for five years and one of those as vice mayor. He has also been a member of the Red Bank Planning Commission and was a member and president of the city’s pool advisory committee for 20 years or longer.
"He was an example of a genuine and true public servant, who always had good and valuable input," said Mayor Eddie Pierce.
The resolution was adopted in grateful appreciation of his devotion to Red Bank. The pool house will now be known as the Terry R. Pope Pool House in his honor.
The commission passed a resolution that sets out the city’s transition plan for being in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It includes standards for accessible design and guidelines for pedestrian facilities in the public right-of-way.
The city also adopted a resolution to approve an interlocal agreement with Hamilton County to participate in the Geographic Information System (GIS) that provides data for mapping, identifying parcels and tax information. The cost of $10,300 for the year is a budgeted item.
Red Bank will also participate in the Tennessee Municipal League (TML) Risk Management Pool Safety Partners grant program. The city will receive a grant for $2,000 that it must match. The money will be used for buying safety supplies for the city’s employees.
The purchase of four Motorola portable radios for use by the fire department was approved by the commission, for the amount of $18,834. These will replace old analogue radios that are obsolete with digital ones. This too, was planned for in the 2019 budget.
As a cost saving measure, City Manager/Public Works Director Tim Thornbury suggested that the city purchase Redirock block and stone versus letting the contractor buy it. The materials will be used for stream bank repair along Fair Street. The commissioners approved the purchase in an amount not to exceed $23,430.
Also approved was a quote from Quality Fence Company for the replacement of outfield fencing at two of the lower fields at the James Avenue ball fields. The cost for this project is $12,898 which was included in the budget.
A new contract for cleaning services at two of the city’s municipal buildings was approved. Impact Facility Solutions will be paid an amount not to exceed $13,200 for the year, for cleaning the new Red Bank City Hall and the police department buildings.
An agreement was authorized with Local Government Corp. for accounting software and the associated annual maintenance and support services in the amount of $21,366.
The commission declared seized vehicles as surplus and authorized the sale, trade, or destruction of the property that has been seized by the Red Bank law enforcement department.