Commissioner Brandon Ryan

Williamson County, Tennessee - District 11              

Representing Downtown and South Franklin

Williamson County Board of Commissioners

Resolutions Voted Upon

May 14, 2018


Commissioners Not Present:

Chairman Jack Walton


**The Williamson County Board of Commissioners meets in full Session the 2nd Monday of every month at 7pm**


II. APPROPRIATIONS:

Resolution: 3-17-1

REQUESTED BY: Board of Education

RESOLUTION REQUESTING $379,190 FOR 40 NEW SPED TEACHING ASSISTANTS BASED ON NEEDS

Explanation:  The need for special education assistants at the beginning of the year was more than anticipated due to need and growth resulting in the addition of 32.9 unbudgeted positions.due to new semester enrollees and IEPs services, there is a need for up to 7.1 additional SPED teaching assistants to provide required services for these new students.  This was an unexpected expense because we were unable to ascertain during the budget process when and who will receive an IEP for specific services and therefore fund balance will be used to cover this need.

Voted: IN FAVOR

Measure: PASSED (21-0) 

 

Resolution 3-17-2

REQUESTED BY: Board of Education

RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE WILLIAMSON COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS' APPROVAL OF $1,450,000 FOR THE PURCHASE OF BUSES FOR THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR FROM UNAPPROPRIATED FUND BALANCE

Explantion: It has been determined there is a need to purchase seven replacement and six growth regular buses and four growth SPED buses for a total estimated cost of $1,450,000.  Buses must be here by the time school starts in mid-August.  A 4-6 month turnaround is necessary to receive the buses after ordering.

Voted: IN FAVOR

Measure: Passed (21-0)


Resolution: 11-17-5

REQUESTED BY: Library Director

RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING AND AMENDING THE 2017-2018 LIBRARY BUDGET BY $20,100 - REVENUES TO COME FROM DONATIONS, CONTRIBUTIONS AND FINES

Explanation:  The Williamson County Public Library has received donations from individuals and organizations, contributions from municipalities, and revenues from fines, some of which were not anticipated during the preparation of the current operating budget.  Some of these funds were not spent at the end of the fiscal year, and are now available to appropriate for the 2017-2018 budget.

Voted: FOR

Measure: Passed (24-0)


Resolution: 11-17-7

REQUESTED BY: Sheriff's Department

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY TO ENTER INTO A GRANT AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY AND APPROPRIATING AND AMENDING THE 2017-2018 SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT BUDGET BY $40,000 - REVENUES TO COME FROM FEDERAL THROUGH STATE GRANT FUNDS

Explanation The Williamson County Sheriff's Office has applied and received grant funds through this program, which can be utiliized for expenses associated with the following:

  • Law enforcemet activities to decrease the number of DUI crashes
  • DUI toxicology testing and training to reduce the backload of pending DUI cases
  • Designated driver programs
  • Programs to improve prosecution and reduce the backload of DUI cases pending in the courts

Voted: IN FAVOR

Measure: PASSED (24-0)


Resolution: 11-17-8

REQUESTED BY: General Sessions Judge Andre

RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING AND AMENDING THE 2017-2018 WILLIAMSON COUNTY GENERAL SESSIONS - DUI COURT BUDGET BY $48,842 - REVENUES TO COME FROM DONATIONS AND UNAPPROPRIATED GENERAL FUND BALANCE

Explanation:  Williamson County General Sessions Court operates a DUI Court whose mission is to enhance public safety through the reduction of reoffending driving under the influence offenses.  The DUI Court Foundation of Williamson County has donated funding within the prior year budget where were not utilized and are available to be appropriated for use for the benefit and operation of DUI Court programs.

Voted: IN FAVOR

Measure: PASSED (24-0)


Resolution: 11-17-9

REQUESTED BY: General Sessions Judge Andre

RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING AND AMENDING THE 2017-2018 GENERAL SESSIONS DUI COURT BUDGET BY $185,155.12 - REVENUES TO COME FROM FEDERAL GRANT FUNDS

Explanation: The General Sessions DUI Court received a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for the DUI treatment program which was approved by the Board of Commissioners on October 13, 2014.  The original grant was for a total of $975,000 to be used in three annual installments of $325,000 conditioned on the funds being used for the DUI treatment program pursuant to the conditions set forth by the notice of award.  There is a balance of $231,133 remaining from the grant and the Tennessee Department of Health and Human Services Administration provided notice to the County the award is revised to approve a no-cost extension of the budget and project period end dates from 2017 to 2018 per the County's request of July 21, 2017.

Voted: IN FAVOR

Measure: PASSED (24-0) As Amended


Resolution: 11-17-13

REQUESTED BY: Judge Tom Taylor

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2017-2018 GENERAL SESSIONS-VETERANS COURT BUDGET BY $95,909, APPROVING TWO PART-TIME POSITIONS AND AUTHORIZING THE WILLIAMSON COUNTY MAYOR TO SIGN A CONTRACT WITH THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES - REVENUES TO COME FROM FEDERAL THROUGH STATE GRANT FUNDS

Explanation: This grant contract is for three-years at an annual installment conditioned on the funds being used for a Veterans treatment court program subject to the conditions set forth by the notice of award and the terms and conditions of the grant.  The Veterans Court is seeking to fund a part-time Case Manager and a part-time Court Coordinator to assist in scheduling candidate interviews, preparing intake packets and reports, scheduling drug screens, and assisting with most aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Veterans Court.  It is understood that should the grant funds not be appropriated for these positions or if the grant funds are fully expended, the grant positions will cease to exist.

VOTED: IN FAVOR

Measure:  Passed (24-0)


III. OTHER:

Resolution: 5-18-9

REQUESTED BY: Commissioner Lawrence

RESOLUTION TO LOWER THE SPEED LIMIT ON CHESTER STEPHENS ROAD,  A RESIDENTIAL ROAD LOCATED IN THE IVY GLEN SUBDIVISION

Explanation:  Chester Stephens Road is a road located in the unincorporated area of Williamson County, Tennessee.  In response to a request made by residents living in the Ivy Glen Subdivision through Commissioner Lawrence, and finding it to be appropriate due to the residential character of the road, the Williamson County Highway Superintendent recommends the speed limit be lowered from 30 mph to 25 mph on the entire length of Chester Stephens Road.

Voted: IN FAVOR 

Measure: Passed 21-0


Resolution: 5-18-14

REQUESTED BY: Sheriff's Department

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE WILLIAMSON COUNTY MAYOR TO EXECUTE A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT BUREAU

Explanation:  Williamson County is a governmental entity of the State of Tennessee and, as such, is authorized to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on behalf of the Williamson County Sheriff's Office with the Tennessee Department of Human Services State Law Enforcement Bureau (SLEB) for cooperation concerning law enforcement services.  The MOU is to set forth the conditions and responsibilities of the Williamson County Sheriff's Office to conduct investigations into possible Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) retailer fraud and acquire Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards for such law enforcement and investigative activities.  

Voted: IN FAVOR

Measure: Passed (21-0)


Resolution: 5-18-21

REQUESTED BY: County Mayor's Office

A RESOLUTION SETTING THE WILLIAMSON COUNTY HOTEL-MOTEL TAX RATE FOR THE 2018-2019 FISCAL YEAR 

Explanation:  The current tax rate established, pursuant to the Williamson County Hotel-Motel Tax Act, is 4%.  The Williamson County Hotel-Motel Tax Act requires the tax rate be set annually prior to the July term by the Williamson County Board of Commissioners.  The Commission intends to continue to levy the tax at the rate of four percent for the fiscal year 2018-2019.

Voted: IN FAVOR

Measure: PASSED (21-0)



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