City of Adamsville acquires 17 more acres for school/park use

By David Shirley


Mayor David Leckner announced Monday evening at the regular monthly commission meeting that the City will acquire 17 acres of land this week. 

The land, located on Highway 22 north, and purchased from the Scott family for a price of $70,000, adjoins 23 other acres committed to be donated to the city with the specification it be used for a school or a park. 

The city plans to give the McNairy County Board of Education the option to pick which land the board would propose to build a new school on, and whichever parcel the board does not choose would be the site of a new, proposed city park.

Instead of having to choose between a new school or new park, Leckner said, “I want both.”

The commission meeting at Adamsville City Hall was called to order by Mayor Leckner. The minutes of last meeting and current reports were approved.

Old business involved the ordinance to submit delinquent taxes to chancery court, and the raising of admission charges at the Pusser Museum.

City police reports showed 39 speeding citations, four others, seven arrests, six accidents and three offense reports. 

At the request of City Administrator Steve Simon and Public Works Director P. W. Plunk, the commission gave unanimous approval to change the marketer for their natural gas purchases from TVA to Dwight Luten. The change will be effective July 1, 2011.

In other new business, the fact that the city tennis courts are in need of immediate repair was brought up and discussed. The group agreed to check the status of the courts, and explore both long-term and short-term options. 

Martha Jernigan, Director of Irving Meek Jr. Memorial Library, appeared before the board and presented a $6,608 estimate to purchase various chairs, a night drop and other various needed items. 

When commended for the job she was doing, Jernigan said, “I love it.”

The commissioners decided to grant the library $10,000 to use for the items that had been requested, and other library needs, as they arise. 

Mayor Leckner, along with all in attendance, recognized outgoing City Administrator Terry Thrasher for ten years of excellent service to the City of Adamsville, and presented Thrasher a plaque.