Article by W. Clay Crook-
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen for Scotts Hill met in regular session on Monday evening, February 1, 2021, with social distancing and COVID-19 precautions in place. After the prayer and pledge, Scotts Hill Mayor Kenny Parrish introduced the new general manager, Clayton Armstrong, and the floor was opened to public comments.
There were no questions from the public, but Alderman Betty Sims asked about the eight-day delay in reading the water bills, as there is a new system where the route can be read in less than four hours. Mayor Parrish explained that there was a glitch in the software and after two days in research with the provider it was determined that the Wi-fi connection was the issue. The Wi-fi is provided by AT&T and there has been several issues with their coverage since the explosion in Nashville. The rest of the delay was a staff issue and has been resolved.
After discussion on the advantages of the new water meters versus some of the software issues, the board authorized the purchase of the new meters for the Bath Springs area, where the system will provide savings in both time and money. The software transition issues should be resolved by the time that the new meters arrive later on in the year. This also locks the board into the original estimate, as the meters will…
For complete coverage, see the February 3rd edition of The Lexington Progress.