News- Stanton- Archives
Stanton board meets in regular
The Stanton Board of Mayor and
Aldermen met in regular session Tuesday at 7 p.m. in
the town hall. A number of items were on the agenda
during the one and one-half hour session.
Among the items on the agenda was the
issue of special events and insurance. It is now
definite that the Farmers’ market that has been so
successful will return in 2009. The board voted
unanimously to purchase special events insurance
that would cover the 12 Saturdays of June-August
2009. The board is also bringing back the Christmas
parade this year after several years’ absence due to
safety issues regarding collapsed downtown
In other action, the board agreed to
participate in a recycling proposal that was
extended by Clinton Neal, the director of the
Haywood County Solid Waste Department. Neal gave a
presentation regarding the benefits of recycling as
well as the wide variety of items that can now be
recycled. Residents participating in the recycling
program will be able to pick up their recycling bags
at town hall and bring the filled containers back to
town hall. Neal said if they had a place to store
the containers, his department would pick them up
once or twice a week and possibly more if necessary.
Mayor Sterbinsky said he thinks the building
adjacent to town hall could be used to store the
items to be recycled.
The board also took steps to get the
downtown area cleaned of debris that resulted from
The Stanton Planning Commission originally gave the
landowners 90 days to clean up the property and 60
days have already passed. After some discussion,
Alderman Emma Delk made a motion that the town of
Stanton place ads asking for bids to clean up the
area and be ready to take action on day 91. A.D.
Miller seconded the motion and the motion passed.
In other action, the board voted to
cancel a 20-year lease with Dr. Clarice White and
implement two separate leases with Dr. Clarice White
and Hardeman County Community Health. A building
maintenance fund would be established with the rent
The town let it be known at the
meeting that it will no longer provide free lawn
service for individuals. Steps were taken to
establish plans for enforcing the code forbidding
grasses taller than 10-1/2 inches. If the town cuts
the grass it will pass the cost down to the
landowner or property.
Mayor Sterbinsky reported to the
board that Barker Brothers will increase the costs
of garbage disposal to Stanton by 4.5 percent. Since
fuel cost is relatively low at this time, the board
voted to absorb the cost for now and if the fuel
surcharge should increase, the board may need to
pass the costs to the residents of Stanton.
The next Board of Mayor and Aldermen
will be held at the Town Hall on May 19 at 7 p.m.
Stanton Planning Commission meets
February 19, 2009
By Debbie Sterbinsky
Stanton Planning Commission members met in regular session on
February 19. Pictured are members (from left) Royce Barnett, Linda
Jones, Frank Fawcett, Chairperson Laura Smith, Mayor Allan
Sterbinsky, and state planner Shelton Merrill and an A2H
Stanton Planning Commission voted against adopting the current
proposed plan by A2H when they met on February 19. Options include
enlarging the footprint of Stanton to more effectively house the
proposed number of residents expected in the future and examine
potential locations not included in previous plans. The town has
asked A2H to provide a conceptual drawing of an option that extends
southeast towards Exit 47 on I 40. Stanton already provides
utilities to Exit 47 and beyond.
the conceptual drawing is received, the Commission will then
re-examine all plans, make adjustments where they deem appropriate
and adopt a plan that is strategically viable for Stanton. Adopting
a plan is essential for Stanton’s future because the county’s
proposed Megasite will cause growth quickly in the next few years,
or the suburbs of Memphis will continue to move closer to Stanton in
the long term.
other business, Hunt Gallina and Sam Mathes (owners of dangerous
downtown properties) were present at the meeting. The Commission
provided them with deadlines for cleaning up their properties.
Another downtown property owner, Earl Rice, attended his first
meeting and presented plans to bring his buildings up to code. The
plans will be examined by the town’s inspector Jerry McClinton.
Stanton Planning Commission voted to change their meeting date to
the third Thursday of the month due to board member conflicts with
their previous meeting date of the first Tuesday of each month.