Bartlett board welcomes teen visitors, approves event permits and bids

City sealAt the Sept. 9 board meeting, the Bartlett mayor and board of aldermen welcomed visitors from the Mayor’s Youth Council Class of 2016.

The remainder of the meeting was taken up with routine business.

The board approved special event permits for:

  • Big Jim’s Pumpkin and Christmas Trees sale, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 20-Dec. 20 at 6777 Stage Road.
  • The Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home Fall Festival and Car Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 17 at the children’s home.
  • 12 Hours of Stank, a mountain bike race set for 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Nesbit Park.
  • The Ellendale Elementary 5K Fun Run, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 7 at the school.

In other business, the board also:

  • Accepted the lowest bid for a Public Works’ two-wheel-drive tractor. Barton Equipment Company had the low bid at $15,000.
  • Approved the site plan contract for Bartlett Small Engines at 6780 Summer Ave. The developer, Bartlett Small En-gines, will pay $4,804.92 in city fees. The bond is set at $33,845.00.
  • Received the September Planning Commission report.
  • Passed a routine resolution to delete uncollectible property taxes, interest, penalties, and associated costs from the city’s tax rolls.
  • Allowed a presentation of the 2015 Bartlett Express Readers’ Choice Awards to city personnel, including: Man of the Year, Bartlett Police Department Lt. Todd Halford; Officer of the Year, Travis Riggs; Firefighter of the Year, Chris Chambers; City Employee of the Year, Debbie Gelineau. The Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center (BPACC) was recognized as Best Performing Arts Center, and Bartlett Recreation Center was named as the Best Rec Center.