Dresden brings Cypress Lane into street system

Dresden brings Cypress Lane into street system
Cypress Lane is now officially a city street in Dresden.
In the September monthly meeting of the Dresden Board of Mayor and Aldermen, Resolution 2011-03 passed to dedicate Cypress Lane as a city street.
The area was annexed into the city limits in 2007, but was not included on the Weakley County road list and was not accepted as a public street. In addition to dedicating the street, work was completed in order to bring it up to minimum standards required by the City of Dresden.
In Communications from the Mayor, it was announced that the David Miller case involving the Baybee Shoe Co. property has been turned over to chancery court. A lien has been filed.
Mayor Danny Forrester also announced that a list of names is being considered for the replacement of the now-vacant alderman seat once filled by Joyce Hurt. Sept. 8 was the deadline and the chosen candidate must be certified.
Regarding an ongoing issue of property belonging to Dr. Bob Page, City Attorney Jeff Washburn recommended that Page survey the land to see if it lies within the city limits.
“If the survey says it’s in the city limits, he’s due to pay business taxes and real estate taxes,” Washburn reported.
In Input from the Citizens, Weakley County Chamber Director Barbara Virgin updated the board on the city’s Three-Star Program status.
“Dresden has been fortunate to have a mayor and an administrative group who know how to apply for grants,” Virgin commented.
Approximately $1.6 million has been earned in the past three years through CDBG grants and other means. Dresden alone has received over $750,000 in savings.
The Three-Star Award will be given at the annual conference on Sept. 16-17.
Virgin also announced that Leadership Weakley County is taking recruits and there will be two ribbon cuttings in Dresden on Sept. 30 — one at 9 a.m. for Fastenal and one at 9:20 a.m. for Donnie Essary Automotive Center.
In Employee’s Reports, Finance Director Kayla Tyler announced that the auditors were coming back to finish the process.
Public Works Director Kerry Cooper reported that the sidewalk on Morrow Street has been torn out and the pouring of concrete will take place soon. The department is preparing for leaf season and an ad will be placed in the newspaper for smoke testing on East Maple Street.
Police Chief Brent Perry reported having received four donations for the R.A.D. class totaling $455. The board voted to accept the donations.
“The class has an excellent turnout with super reviews,” Perry emphasized. “There are about 10 people per class and about 50 people have been through it so far.”
Parks and Recreation Director David Beaty announced that girls middle school softball will go through Sept. 21. An alumni softball game will take place Sept. 25. Soccer starts this Saturday.
Ronnie Gearin reported Fire Pumper #4 to be back in working order with all problems solved.
In unfinished business, the board voted to table a motion to pave West Main Ext. until next spring.
The board also passed a budget transfer of $9,584.45 into fire truck repairs as Resolution 2011-01.
Finally, the board voted to pass Ordinance 2011-03, Building Code, on its first reading. The code must be kept current within seven years. The next meeting of the City of Dresden Board of Mayor and Aldermen will take place at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3.
WCP 9.09.10

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