Lewisburg honors employees

Friday, January 12, 2018
The Lewisburg City Council honored city employees on Monday evening who had reached milestones in their service to the city. Pictured from left: Teddy J. Shepherd, 20 years with Public Works, William J. Lee, 5 years Lewisburg Fire Department, Derek W. Barron, 5 years LFD, Greg Lowe, 10 years in administration and economic development, Ray H. Luna, 15 years LFD, Donald W. Green, 15 years Parks and Recreation, Hershel S. Braden, 15 years LPD, Santiago R. McKlean 10 years LPD, James O. Whitehead, 20 years with Public Works and LFD, and James J. Repasky, 5 years LPD. Not pictured: James R. Whitsett, 20 years LPD, Amanda Binkley, 10 years LPD, and Branden S. Davidson 10 years Public Works.
Tribune photo by Scott Pearson

The Lewisburg City Council recognized city employees as well as high school seniors at their monthly meeting on Tuesday evening.

The recognitions filled the bulk of the meeting as the council honored city employees who had reached service milestones in their time with Lewisburg.

Lewisburg Water and Wastewater employee Stephanie Clark was recognized as well for her certification as a Class 4 wastewater operator, and the 14 seniors on this year’s Marshall County High School football team were honored for their achievements on the gridiron over the last four years.

In other business, the councilmen moved unanimously through the rest of their agenda.

Councilmen approved on the third and final reading an ordinance designed at closing a gap in vehicle enforcement.

Lewisburg Police will now be able to address the issue of unregistered utility vehicles and lawn mowers driving on city streets.

The council also approved the request from Lewisburg Water and Wastewater to borrow $1.075 million from the State Revolving Fund.

The loan is needed for two additional treatment systems and the facilities to house them at the wastewater treatment plant.

The additions are required due to an Environmental Protection Agency mandate for utilities nationwide to reduce the amounts of potassium and nitrogen present in treated waste water.

Councilmen approved a $71,000 project to replace the existing lights at the Lewisburg Recreation Center with more energy efficient LED lights.

The change is estimated to save $14,000 per year in electricity costs at the facility as well as replacing old fixtures, for which the city can no longer source replacement parts.

The council also signed off on the annual agreement with the county to use inmate labor for mowing and other tasks.

As part of that agreement, the city agreed to cover any medical liability that could result while inmates are working for the city.

The city obtained a policy covering any potential claims at the cost of $180 per year.

Councilmen also agreed to the application for a grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation Aeronautics Division to cover the cost of re-wiring the runway lights at Ellington Airport.

The $65,000 project requires a five percent match from the city, totaling $3,250.