Minutes for July 30, 2014

Minutes of the City of Martinsville, Committee meeting held on July 30, 2014 at 7:00 PM in council chambers.

People in attendance were; Council members; Chris Davidson, Joe  Hawker, Bill Cross, Fred Clement, Gordon Crutchfield and David Doran along with Clerk Marlene Wilhoit. Audience people in attendance were Terry Gard and Julie Bounds.


Agenda items discussed:

Julie Bounds to address committee concerning contract renewal with the city:   Julie stated her current contract is up the end of August and wants the committee to consider renewing her present contract.  She suggested maybe going with 10 hours per week @ $20 per hour for another 6 months.  That would be 1 afternoon a week in the office and 1 morning or afternoon visiting businesses.


Public comments:

**Chris Davidson again questioned sidewalk repairs and why it wasn’t getting done.

**Council talked about the water line extension out 7th street and the request for 2 property owners to extend the line further.  Council feels it should be at the homeowner’s expense to run the water to them.

**Council talked about the 2002 Chevy squad car the city got for free from the state and would like to be kept up to date on any expenses.

**Council was informed the summer recreation committee would like to extend a wall inside the new equipment building so they can put air conditioning in to keep concession supplies from melting.  Council thinks this should be done at their expense if they want to.  Summer Recreation committee would also like to change the name of the north field currently named “Field of Dreams”.  They will need to come to council with their request for council approval.


Discuss pay raises:

**At 7:33pm by motion from Joe Hawker and 2nd by Bill Cross to go into executive session to discuss appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of a specific employee of the city.  All council members present were in agreement. (6)


**At 8:35 pm by motion from Bill Cross and 2nd by Chris Davidson to come back out into regular committee meeting. .  All council members present were in agreement. (6)


**Council wants the attorney to draw up a proposal concerning pay raises and have ready for August council meeting for approval.


**Council wants Julie Bounds to present her proposal of 10 hours per week for another 6 months at the August council meeting for approval.


Committee meeting was adjourned at 8:50 pm.


By: Marlene Wilhoit