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City of Gleason:  P.O. Box 720 ~ 101 College Street, Gleason, Tennessee  38229

Phone (731) 648-5547; Fax (731) 648-5548

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Diane Poole ~ Mayor

 

I want to take this opportunity, once again, to publically thank all of the Citizens of Gleason who supported me in the recent election and have given me the privilege of serving as your mayor for a second term.

I also want to congratulate the other new members of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen which were sworn in  on November 27th.  These include aldermen Jim Phelps, Marcus Hopper, Doug Johnson and Jerry (Bubba) Dunn Jr., who had previously served in the role of  alderman in the past.

Having now, having had the pleasure of working with these new members of the Board during several board meetings, I am impressed with their love of the City of Gleason, their excitement about serving in this leadership role, their ideas concerning ways of enhancing our great little hometown, and their commitment to serving the  Gleason community.  We have already dealt with several  important issues based on their suggestions and I look forward to seeing the City of Gleason continuing to benefit from their input. I am also looking forward to working with new Alderman, Keith Radford, who replaced Alderman Marcus Hopper who resigned in January.

 

Mayor Diana Poole (left) provides the oath of office Alderman Keith Radford (right) taking the oath of office after being chosen to replace Alderman Marcus Hopper who resigned in January. Photo by Jason Martin / The McKenzie Banner

 

I am also pleased to announce that, partnering with nexbillpay, as of May 1, 2017 it will be possible for Gleason citizens to pay their Water bills, City of Gleason Citations and Property taxes online (see below for more information).

 

Sincerely and Respectfully,

Diane Poole

Diane Poole

Mayor, City of Gleason

 

Inside City Hall

 

 

Gleason Board votes to lower speed limit to 30 mph; Discusses sidewalk construction on East Union

One of the top items on the agenda at Thursday night’s Gleason Board meeting was a request by local citizens to lower the speed limit at the intersection of Hwy 190 and Hwy 22, due to safety issues.

 

During discussion, it was mentioned that local residents have expressed their concerns regarding the need to lower the speed limit on Hwy 190 in the area of Each Road and the new Dollar General Store located at the intersection of Hwy 190 and Hwy 22. The reason for reducing the speed limit is due to an anticipated increase in traffic flow at the new Dollar General Store.

 

After much discussion, the board voted to lower the speed limit to 30 mph from Esch Road south to Hwy 22. Since Hwy 190 is a state highway, the city board can only change the speed limit inside the city limits. State approval must be sought to alter the speed limit outside the city limits of Gleason.

 

Currently, the speed limit coming into Gleason on Hwy 22 from either direction drops from 65 mph to 55mph. However, the board agreed to request TDOT to reduce the speed limit on Hwy 22 inside Gleason city limits from 55 mph to 45 mph. There was also some discussion regarding the installation of a traffic light at the intersection, which would include pedestrian-operated crossing controls for those walking across Hwy 22.

 

Local citizens have also requested sidewalks be constructed on East Union Street (Hwy 190) all the way from Hwy 22 to Cedar Street. This is also a safety related issue. Currently, pedestrians must travel in the street. With several close calls reported lately, board members expressed concern for public safety if something is not done to alleviate the problem.

 

Northwest Tennessee Development District representative Rob Goad addressed the board concerning sidewalk grants. He discussed the various types of grants available and gave them estimates of how much such a project would cost. Goad stated a TDOT Transportation Alternative Program grant along East Union would cost approximately $237,600 for the mile-long sidewalk.

 

He explained this is an 80/20 grant and would require Gleason to provide their 20 percent of the construction cost in cash (soft or in-kind match not eligible). Additionally, Gleason would be required to pay the engineering costs. So, in actuality, Gleason would be responsible for approximately 35 percent of the total cost of the sidewalk project.

 

With engineering fees and all other costs included, Goad estimated the total cost of the sidewalk project would amount to $450,000, with Gleason paying $157,500. Goad said the high cost of a TDOT funded sidewalk is due to the high standards they require. But, on the other hand, he noted the high quality of work required by TDOT means their projects are built to last many times longer than cheaper, lower quality projects funded by other means. Providing Gleason could afford such a project, Goad stated it would be about 18 months to two years before work could begin.

 

Board members also discussed the possibility of contracting out the work themselves, and building the sidewalk to lesser standards than what TDOT requires, which might mean a lower overall cost. This might be feasible, providing it would cost less than their part of a TDOT grant. The board decided to research all of these possibilities before deciding what should be done.

 

The problem of dilapidated properties that need to be cleaned up was also addressed by the board. After much discussion, it was decided to send out letters to property owners informing them they are in violation of city ordinances regulating the appearance of local properties.

 

While some of the properties need to have a general clean up, others have houses on them that have been unoccupied for years and need to be torn down, due to safety concerns.

 

However, Alderman Jim Phelps stressed that the letters need to specify what makes these properties unsafe, so property owners will know what needs to be done to correct the situation. It was mentioned that approximately 13 houses have been identified that are in violation of city code.

 

Providing these property owners make progress toward cleaning up their properties, all will be well. However, if they do nothing, they will be sent another letter requesting they appear before the board to explain why. If this proves ineffective, they will be cited into city court. This may result in a court-ordered remedy of the problem.

 

In department reports, Police Chief Jeff Hazlewood stated job applications are still being accepted for police officer positions. He added that the use of part-time officers has been working well in the meantime.

 

Public Works Director Dale Stephens stated cold weather in recent weeks has resulted in a rash of water leaks and sewer problems. “We have found and repaired several leaks in the system,” Stephens said.

 

He stated the public has been a great help in reporting water and sewer leaks spotted adjacent to city streets and in yards. This allows Public Works employees to make repairs sooner and reduces the loss of water, which saves the taxpayers’ money.

 

He stated the city’s water tank at the old H.I.S. plant has overflowed a few times recently, which was traced to a faulty altitude valve. However, his department rebuilt the altitude valve and that took care of the problem.

 

“Miller Construction is finishing up the loose ends at the lagoon project, clearing us up for our next project,” Stephens said. He added that, in order to be eligible for another grant, the lagoon project must be completed first. Stephens also mentioned there are several surplus vehicles, as well as a tractor, that need to be sold, including those from the Public Works and Police departments.

 

After discussing different options for selling the surplus vehicles, the board voted to accept sealed bids, while reserving the right to refuse any bids they consider to be too low. These vehicles will be sold “as is.”

 

Mayor Poole stated Gleason firefighters provided mutual aid to Palmersville Volunteer Fire Department in extinguishing grass fires recently.

 

In the Library report, Alderman Phelps stated, during the month of December, 108 adult and 250 juvenile patrons visited the library. As of January 9th, library donations totaled $2,350. Acquisitions included 20 large print books, 12 young adult books, and 20 transitional AR books for below reading level students.

 

Parents are reminded that they are responsible for picking up their children before the library’s closing time, or the children will be left in the care of Gleason police.

 

In announcements, Mayor Poole stated a called meeting of the city board will be held Thursday, January 18 at 5 p.m. to discuss the city’s five-year plan. The next regular monthly meeting of the Gleason Board of Mayor and Aldermen is 7 p.m., Thursday, February 8. Source: Dresden Enterprise.

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Online and Credit Card Bill Payment

 

 

As of May 1, 2017, it will be possible to make your Water Bill payment, Property Tax payment and the payment of Citations online or by using your credit card at City Hall.

 

Please note the following policy will be in place for returned checks and electronic (online) payments.

 

"You agree with this merchant that if your check is returned it may be re-presented on your account electronically. You also agree that return check charges and fees established by law ($30) may be debited from the same account by paper draft or electronically."

If you have any questions, please contact:

 

Angela Hunt, CMC, CMFO
Recorder
Gleason, TN

 

Here are the online links that will enable you to pay bills online !

Water Bill Payments

  https://www.nexbillpay.net/gleasonwater


Citations Payments

https://www.nexbillpay.net/gleasoncitations


Property Tax Payments

https://www.nexbillpay.net/gleasonpropertytax


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City of Gleason Forms for Download

 

To get the form you want, 1.) click on a link below to bring up the form you want, 2.) right click on your mouse to bring up a Menu Box that will include ("Save Image as . . . and then 3.) left click ( "Save Image as" ) to save the form you have selected to your computer so it can be printed.

Building Permit Request        Driving School Request

Water Service Application

Fire Coverage Form

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Gleason Gleason Application for Employment

 

You can download this Five Page Application for employment by clicking on pages 1 through 5 (see below) to see each page. You can download each of the pages by left clicking on your mouse and swiping your cursor to the left to highlight the page. After highlighting the page, right click. When you see the Menu left click on "Save Image as". Then left click  on your mouse ("Save Image as")  to copy the page you have selected  so it can be saved to your computer and printed.

 

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Gleason Police Department: Applicant Filing Checklist

 

You can download this Nine Page Application for employment with the City of Gleason Police Department by clicking on pages 1 through 9 (see below) to see each page. You can download each of the pages by left clicking on your mouse and swiping your cursor to the left to highlight the page. After highlighting the page, right click. When you see the Menu,  left click on "Save Image as"to copy the page you have selected  so it can be saved to your computer and printed.

 

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 City of Gleason Officials

 

Diane Poole, Mayor
City of Gleason
101 College Street, P. O. Box 720
Gleason, TN 38229
Phone: (731) 648-5547
Fax: (731) 648-0281

Jerry (Bubba) Dunn Jr., Alderman
City of Gleason
101 College Street, P. O. Box 720
Gleason, TN 38229
Phone: (731) 648-5547
Fax: (731) 648-0281

Keith Radford, Alderman
City of Gleason
101 College Street, P. O. Box 720
Gleason, TN 38229
Phone: (731) 648-5547
Fax: (731) 648-0281

Doug Johnson, Alderman
City of Gleason
101 College Street, P. O. Box 720
Gleason, TN 38229
Phone: (731) 648-5547
Fax: (731) 648-0281

Jim Phelps, Alderman
City of Gleason
101 College Street, P. O. Box 720
Gleason, TN 38229
Phone: (731) 648-5547
Fax: (731) 648-0281

Angela Hunt, City Recorder
City of Gleason
101 College Street, P. O. Box 720
Gleason, TN 38229
Phone: (731) 648-5547
Fax: (731) 648-0281

Jerry Connell, Fire Chief
City of Gleason
101 College Street, P. O. Box 720
Gleason, TN 38229
Phone: (731) 648-5547
Fax: (731) 648-0281

Jeff Hazlewood, Police Chief
City of Gleason
101 College Street, P. O. Box 720
Gleason, TN 38229
Phone: (731) 648-5547
Fax: (731) 648-0281

Dale Stephens, Public Works Director

City of Gleason
101 College Street, P. O. Box 720
Gleason, TN 38229
Phone: (731) 648-5547
Fax: (731) 648-0281

Tony Terrell, Water Superintendent

City of Gleason
101 College Street, P. O. Box 720
Gleason, TN 38229
Phone: (731) 648-5547
Fax: (731) 648-0281

 

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