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Forehand on deck again as interim city manager for Fairview - Tuesday, 12/27/05
Shirley Forehand, Fairview's assistant city manager, will fill in as interim city manager for the third time since 1998.Fairview's Board of Commissioners voted Dec. 15 to appoint Forehand, a 13-year city employee, to the position of interim city manager until that position is filled.Forehand said she is not interested in the job but is willing to oversee city operations temporarily.She will take the position of interim city manager on Jan. 1.Meanwhile, City Manager Al Deck, who announced his resignation earlier this month, will remain employed by the city until Dec. 31, Forehand said.
...Forehand served as interim city manager from December 1998 until February 1999 and again from February 2000 until September 2000, when Deck took over.
"I'm excited about it," Forehand
said."I hope we can get through some of the rough periods.We've got a good group of people here … good department heads and employees, and I don't expect any problems."Forehand
said the biggest challenge she'll face will be the transfer of the city's water and sewer system to the Water Authority of Dickson County.Fairview is under a state-imposed moratorium on new sewer connections because the city's sewage treatment plant is at capacity.
During Thursday's meeting, the board passed a "memorandum of understand," which allows Dickson County to begin engineering and survey work to acquire Fairview's water and sewer systems.On Friday, officials from Dickson and Fairview were expected to finalize new sewer line routes, pump station locations and line sizes, Forehand
will also oversee a special census that the city of Fairview plans to conduct early next month.The most recent estimates put Fairview's population at 5,800.
"We think it's increased by at least 900 people," Forehand
said."At $100 a head, that would put an additional $90,000 of state-shared revenue into the city coffers."
Fairview residents should receive special census cards beginning Jan. 3.Shirley Forehand (Photo by Nancy Stephens)
Fairview water bill cycle changes with consolidation - Tuesday, 09/26/06
A second Fairview City water bill caught several local residents off guard last week, but Fairview City Manager Shirley Forehand assures the change in the water/sewer billing cycle was necessary.
With the upcoming consolidation of the Fairview water/sewer system with the Water Authority of Dickson County (WADC), Forehand
confirmed the City of Fairview had to fall in line with WADC's billing cycles.
"Water meters were previously read from the 28th of the month thru the first week of the following month," Forehand
With the utility transfer to WADC
, water meters will be read at different times, still near the end of the month.Forehand
admits water customers did receive two bills, "The second bill in September was for approximately 16 days.Yes, they pay for water used; however, if under 2,000 gallons, they will pay a minimum bill."
As for the second bill and its minimum charge raising additional revenue for the City - or possibly WADC, Forehand
remarked, "Revenues will be used to repair lines, extend lines, maintain and make repairs to the water and sewer utility systems regardless of the owner.Therefore, I would say that benefits our City."
While utility bills were mailed out the end of August with penalty date, September 12, Forehand
confirmed "there will be no cut-off on the 21st of September."She
continued, "Another bill was mailed the 20th of September to put the customers on the WADC's third billing cycle.That bill will carry a penalty date of October 5th with disconnection scheduled for October 15th or the closest working day."
Other than the minimum bill issue for September - the minimum bill including taxes on water is $37.57 - Forehand
foresees a smooth transition for Fairview utility customers.
"We feel that this transition will occur without any notable problems.We are confident that this transition is the best answer for Fairview."Forehand
...Please do not hesitate to contact Shirley Forehand, Fairview City Manager, at 615-799-2484, ext. 103 or Sandra Dudley, WADC Executive Director, at 615-441-4188 as you have questions or need assistance during our transition."
We believe this to be the greatest gift the City can give to its citizens and residentsForehand stated.
Former Fairview City Manager ...
Former Fairview City Manager Shirley Forehand still has questions about Jamie Ferrell and the death of his drug-sniffing German shepherd Franco that left city taxpayers to foot the bill.
Jamie Ferrell told Forehand about the dog's death in 2008 and told her that officer Denny Anderson used a track hoe to bury the dog's body on his father's farm.
"Nobody knew what exactly happened at the time to the dog," Forehand
wanted an autopsy in the hopes of recouping the thousands of dollars the city spent to purchase and train the dog.
said officials at the city's insurer, the Tennessee Municipal League
, wouldn't cover replacing the dog without an autopsy.
"I feel like I did everything I could at the time," Forehand
Fairview City Manager Shirley ...
Fairview City Manager Shirley Forehand said, "I certainly understand the plight of the farmers, This is extremely dry.A number of people's wells are going dry." Forehand
said the fence was a necessary precaution while the city's legal advisor reviewed the situation.
Fairview Board appoints Mangrum to vacant seat - Wednesday, 01/03/07
• City Manager Shirley Forehand recognized the Williamson County Cultural Arts Commission displays which will be at City Hall until the end of January.
...• City Manager Forehand advised she received a request from the Tree Commission for a joint workshop of the Planning Commission and Board of Commissioners to address bioretention awareness on rain gardens.