City of Buchanan

Minutes

CITY OF BUCHANAN

MINUTES OF PUBLIC HEARING

CALLED COUNCIL MEETING

 

January 2, 2015

Mayor:  Chase Croft

Council Members:  Patricia Brown, Patty Hutcheson, Donald Rainey, Greg Lane.

Department Heads: City Clerk Karen King, Public Works Director Dean Tanner, Police Chief Chad Henderson

Mayor Croft: called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Public Hearing

Mayor Croft: asks for questions or comments on the possible worship center that could be built at 3Tallapoosa Street worship center representative states that they will not be encroaching on anybody else’s property.  Public comment is that their concern is for parking and amount of traffic worship center only wants to use the property for two years then they will move to a new sanctuary they are building what will happen to 3 Tallapoosa Street then.  Mayor Croft states that at that point there will be another commercial space and can move back to the city tax base and that in his mind is a good thing.  Public comment is what time will the worship center close worship center representative states he is not sure but he would say no later than midnight and that will be for five Fridays in the fall and the youth bible study will not be that late. Mayor Croft asks for any more comments.  There were no more comments.  Voting for the conditional use permit will be on 1-16-2015.

Called Meeting

Mayor Croft welcomed everyone.

Mayor Croft leads Pledge of Allegiance.

Mayor Croft asks invocation.

Public Participation:

Elder Tillman:

Elder Tillman is a missionary from the Church Of Christ of Latter day Saints and presented to mayor and council programs that could benefit our city.

Alex Melendez (Los Cowboys)

Alex Melendez asks mayor and council to lower liquor pouring license that cost two thousand five hundred since he isn’t selling much liquor.   Mayor Croft asks for more information about what surrounding city’s sell liquor pouring license for before they vote on a price reduction.  Alex Melendez asks about when the sidewalk beside his restaurant will be scheduled to be replaced.

Residents of Tallapoosa Street talk about speed on Tallapoosa Street and still feeling like we need to put speed bumps and if and when City of Buchanan will be updated outdated zoning ordinances.

Mayor Croft asks for a motion to go into executive session regarding personnel/land purchase.  Patricia Brown makes motion to go into executive session regarding personnel/land purchase.  Greg Lane seconded motion.  Motion carried 4-0.

Mayor Croft asks for a motion to come out of executive session.  Patricia Brown makes motion to come out of executive session.  Greg Lane seconded motion.  Motion carried

4-0.

Mayor Croft asks for a motion to allow Public Works Director Dean Tanner to purchase the property on 112 Carrollton Street for forty thousand dollars out of his SPLOST funds with a letter of donation for an additional ten thousand dollars.  Donald Rainey makes motion to allow Public Works Director Dean Tanner to purchase the property on 112 Carrollton Street for forty thousand dollars out of his SPLOST funds with a letter of donation for an additional ten thousand dollars.  Patricia Brown seconded motion.  Motion carried 4-0.

Mayor Croft asks for a motion to adjourn.  Patricia Brown makes motion to adjourn.  Patty Hutcheson seconded motion.  Motion carried 4-0.