Kingston Springs meeting

Kingston Springs Mayor Tony Gross signs paperwork after the Jan. 16 city commission meeting as Assistant City Recorder Jamie Dupre looks on. RANDY MOOMAW

The Kingston Springs Board of Commissioners held a brief monthly meeting on Jan. 16 with Mayor Tony Gross, Commissioner Glen Remick and Vice-Mayor Geoff Lorenz.

As part of the four-minute meeting, the commission approved a secondary meter refund to Kingston Springs Elementary School in the amount of $6,094.32 from the South Cheatham Utility District regarding water use for the school’s soccer field.

“The water company has secondary meters for residential customers that initially were designed so that if people were filling swimming pools or doing landscaping, they have a second meter, since that water doesn’t go through the sewer sanitation system,” City Manager John Lawless said. “In the last billing, Kingston Springs Elementary School was on there for what we believe was watering the soccer field behind the elementary school.  

“However, in doing some research, the original resolution giving authority to refund the secondary meter fees as adjusted for residential customers. So, that’s why we amended that original resolution with this resolution to include residential and county municipalities. Once that resolution was passed it allowed the board to then approve refunding the elementary school’s fees.” 

Also, the commission voted to approve a resolution amending rates for customers of the town’s wastewater treatment facility.

Gross praised the success and support of the 5K community run and walk that was held by the South Cheatham Striders on New Year’s Day, noting that Lawless and his family were among the participants.

Remick announced that trees are being planted in L.L. Burns Park by the Harpeth Conversancy on Jan. 21, noting that a group of 20 volunteers will be on hand to help with the planting event that is now in its seventh year. 

Gross said that the annual retreat for the Kingston Springs Commission will take place on Feb. 7-8 at the Laurie Cooper Activity Center in Burns Park. Montgomery Bell State Park, where the retreat is normally held, is being renovated.

The next regular monthly meeting of the Kingston Springs Commission is set for Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.

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