Thursday, February 22, 2007
City employees recognized
Two employees garnered recognition for their service to the City of Holly Springs during the February 6 board of aldermen meeting.
Mayor Andre’ DeBerry presented a 25-year plaque of appreciation to Earnest Sanderson, who is retiring from the street department.
The employee of the year award went to Karen Jefferson with the utility department. Each year city employees vote for a co-worker to recognize an employee whom they admire for their service to the city.
“I thank all employees for voting for me,” said Karen Jefferson. “This makes me feel very special.”
In board business, aldermen adopted a resolution for the city to provide matching funds for a community development block grant that will put $531,532 toward the renovation of public buildings. The city will pay $48,582 in matching funds for the grant which will be used to rehabilitate American Plastic Toys building at the Holly Springs Industrial Park, now owned by the city.
Aldermen approved a memorandum of understanding between the City of Holly Springs and Lund Precision Group related to the project.
In other business, the board approved the purchase of a backhoe from Thompson Equipment.
Police Chief Robert Pearson and Fire Chief Kenny Holbrook requested permission for travel for themselves or employees to various locations within the state for training purposes. And John Collins, general manager of HSUD, asked for permission to order two air tanks that will provide safe air for workers who check for chlorine leaks at the city’s potable water treatment plants.
The board authorized the purchase of a leaf machine from Sansom Equipment Co.
The board also approved a resolution for a $3.5 million general obligation bond to raise money for erecting a police station and other municipal building improvements.
Aldermen passed a motion to allow the city departments to declare as surplus property a list of worn out equipment. The measure will help departments like public works clear and clean up their stockyards.
A bid to do daily cleaning at city hall and the Eddie L. Smith Multi-Purpose Building was awarded to Miracle Workers.
The board approved a motion after executive session to hire H.R. Impact Consultant Services to work with the utility department in preparing job descriptions and other matters.
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