The Pleasant View Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a resolution for participation in the Public Entities Partner Matching Grant Program at its monthly meeting last week.
Fifty percent of the grant is planned for the security system at City Hall with security cameras and installation of lights on poles.
City Recorder Lisa Parker said that the matching grant is for towns that take steps to secure properties around their town. She said that the installation of lights and poles would need to be put on hold, but that security cameras on the inside and outside of some areas at City Hall would be covered.
Mayor Perry Keenan said the wiring for the lights would have to be placed underground which has caused a delay to reconsider pole locations. He said that Police Chief Tad Wheeler and Building Commissioner Mark Goins would provide information about options at the monthly workshop on Oct. 24.
Expenses to Lose Design in the amount of $7,720 were unanimously approved for professional services on the LPRF Grant from Aug. 26-Sept. 22. The board also approved expenses in the amount of $77,532 for Public Entities Partners, which provides risk management services and insurance options.
Also unanimously approved was the acceptance of a $500 donation from the North Cheatham Civitan to be applied to help purchase handicap/sensory playground equipment for Balthrop Park.
The board unanimously approved second reading of a proposal to amend an ordinance by changing the fee schedule controlling building commission fees and planning commission fees. The new ordinance strikes the language regarding fees for grading permits.
Keenan announced that Vonda Proffitt was the Mayor’s Choice winner for her 1949 Willy’s Jeepster at Cruise’n N Groove’n held last month at Pleasant View Village.
The final Cruise’n N Groove’n for 2019 will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Pleasant View Village with the traditional trunk or treat Hallowe’en theme.
Keenan also recognized the turnout for the Pink Out For Hope Booby Bolt that was held on Saturday, Oct. 5, and dedicated to the memory of longtime Ashland City Elementary School teacher Lori Stone, who succumbed to breast cancer on Aug. 30, 2016.
“There were close to 500 entrants for the race, which was record-breaking for the event,” Keenan said.
The first reading of a proposed ordinance to establish a committee to plan events within the Pleasant View city limits failed, with Alderman Heather Hardwick as the only vote for approval.
The next monthly meeting will take place on Nov. 12 at 7p.m. at City Hall.