City of Buchanan

Minutes

CITY OF BUCHANAN

 WORK SESSION/CALLED MEETING

July 28, 2015

Called Meeting

Mayor Croftasks invocation.

Mayor Croftleads Pledge of Allegiance.

Mayor Croft asks to accept the agenda for tonight with two additions (Karen King has item regarding security camera and City Auditor Michelle Robinson would like to speak to Council).  Patty Hutcheson made motion.  Donald Rainey seconded the motion.  Motion carried 3-0.

Mayor Croft asks to accept the minutes from June 16, 2015 work session/called council meeting.  Patty Hutcheson made motion.  Greg Lane seconded the motion.  Motion carried 3-0.

Karen King states upgraded cameras are needed to secure City Park not just to alleviate vandalism that is taking place at Park but also to provide better security for children we have had an incident that we could not help with because we didn’t get a good picture of it and therefore weather it was or not it had to be called an accident.

Mayor Croft asks for motion to table until next meeting August 11, 2015.  Greg Lane made motion.  Patty Hutcheson seconded the motion.  Motion carried 3-0.

Michelle Robinson states she would like to state a few changes in audit, USDA requires auditor is engaged for two years and states she will only charge twenty five hundred extra dollars to take on the additional USDA work.

Mayor Croft asks for a motion to go into executive session regarding personnel and legal matter.  Donald Rainey made motion to go into executive session.  Greg Lane seconded motion.  Motion carried 3-0.

Mayor Croft asks for a motion to come out of executive session.  Donald Rainey made motion to come out of executive session.  Greg Lane seconded motion.  Motion carried

3-0.

Mayor Croft states as a result of executive session no action was taken on legal matters and as for the personnel issue the vacant council seat will be filled in November’s election and council will allow one of the election winners to take office following the election and the other will take office in January as usual.

Mayor Croft asks for a motion to adjourn called meeting.  Patty Hutcheson makes motion to adjourn.  Donald Rainey seconded motion.  Motion carried 3-0.

Work Session      

 

Members Present:        Mayor, Chase Croft

Patty Hutcheson Council Member Donald Rainey Council Member Greg Lane, Council Member

City Clerk, Karen King

Public Works Director, Dean Tanner

Police Chief, Chad Henderson

Mayor Chase Croft welcomed and thanked all visitors for attending the work session. The purpose of the work session was to receive input from other community associates on topics of interest to them and to the Mayor and Council.  Mayor Chase Croft opened the floor for discussion of issues.

Discussions centered on the following topics:

 

      Economic Summit    

      Library update

      Better Hometown update

      Movie Night “Big Hero 6”

      Park completion bid setting

      Discussing what to do for teenagers

      Budget public hearing will be immediately prior to August 11, 2015 meeting

      Advertising on water bills or in water bill envelope

      Better sign for advertising in front of City Hall

      CDBG progress

      Property taxes

      Discussion on a complaint on house on Dodson Street

Mayor Chase Croft once again thanked everyone for their participation and stated tonight’s meeting will now go into the Called Meeting portion.