City of Buchanan

Minutes

CITY OF BUCHANAN

REGULAR MINUTES

OF COUNCIL MEETING

 

July 9, 2013

Mayor:  Chase Croft

Council Members:  Kenny Hughes, Patricia Brown, Donald Rainey.

Department Heads: City Clerk Karen King, Public Works Director Dean Tanner, Police Chief Tracy Lambert

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

 Mayor Croft:  calls public meeting on 2013-2014 budget open to public comment.  There was no public comment. 

Mayor Croft:  calls public meeting on rezoning of 10 Tallapoosa Street open to public comment.  There was no public comment. 

Mayor Croft welcomed everyone.

Mayor Croft leads Pledge of Allegiance.

Mayor Croft asks for invocation.

Mayor Croft asks to accept the agenda for tonight.  Patricia Brown made motion to accept the agenda for tonight.  Donald Rainey seconded the motion.  Motion carried

3-0. 

Mayor Croft asks to accept the minutes from Council Meeting June 18, 2013 with correction as stated and Work Session June 20, 2013.  Patricia Brown made a motion to accept the minutes from Council Meeting June 18, 2013 with correction as stated and Work Session June 20, 2013.   Kenny Hughes seconded the motion.  Motion carried 3-0.

Public Participation:

 Jana Gentry (Library)

 Thanks council for consideration in this year’s budget.  Summer reading program has concluded as of June 24th had a wonderful magician come in to entertain he explained that reading really can change your life.  Still having programs for teens and adults information is in packet provided to council. 

 Iris Baggett

Fair on Square will be September 21, 2013.

Old Business:

 Mayor Croft asks to rezone Lucky Construction and Development Property at 10 Buchanan By-Pass. Rezoning is from C1 Commercial to Industrial with purpose of holding storage tanks and other items as needed to operate wholesale retail propane gas business.  Patricia Brown rezone Lucky Construction and Development Property at 10 Buchanan By-Pass. Rezoning is from C1 Commercial to Industrial with purpose of holding storage tanks and other items as needed to operate wholesale retail propane gas business made motion to.  Donald Rainey seconded the motion.  Motion carried 3-0.

 Mayor Croft asks for motion to sign Resolution to adopt the Haralson County Hazard Mitigation Plan.  Patricia Brown made a motion to adopt the Haralson County Hazard Mitigation Plan.  Kenny Hughes seconded the motion.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Department Updates:

Mayor Croft asks for the department updates:

 Public Works Director Dean Tanner:

Rain washed away mulch from the park waiting for dryer weather so it can be replaced.    

Police Chief Tracy Lambert:

Chief Lambert asks to be able to purchase equipment to show movies in the park and more laptops for police department.    

Mayor Croft asks to allow Police Chief Tracy Lambert to purchase movie screen and equipment for City Park out of Public Safety and replace it later with donations as they come in equipment cost is 2,999.00 and 1,000.00 has already been raised.  Patricia Brown made motion to allow Police Chief Tracy Lambert to purchase movie screen and equipment for City Park out of Public Safety and replace it later with donations as they come in equipment cost is 2,999.00 and 1,000.00 has already been raised.  Kenny Hughes seconded the motion.  Motion carried 3-0.

Mayor Croft asks to allow Police Chief Tracy Lambert to purchase 5 laptops out of SPLOST.  Donald Rainey made motion to allow Police Chief Tracy Lambert to purchase 5 laptops out of SPLOST.  Kenny Hughes seconded the motion.  Motion carried 3-0.

City Clerk Karen King:

Karen King asks Michelle Robinson (Auditor) to address the council.  Michelle greets council and states she has enjoyed working with City of Buchanan and she will not be raising her fee it will again cost $12,500.00.  Karen King discusses millage rate with council and paving parking area in the back behind City Hall. 

 Mayor Croft asks for a motion to hire Michelle Robinson to be auditor for City of Buchanan for price of $12,500.00.  Donald Rainey makes motion to hire Michelle Robinson to be auditor for City of Buchanan for price of $12,500.00.  Patricia Brown seconded motion.  Motion carried 3-0.

Mayor Croft asks for a motion to go into executive session to discuss personnel.  Patricia Brown makes motion to go into executive session to discuss personnel.  Kenny Hughes seconded motion.  Motion carried 3-0.

 Mayor Croft asks for a motion to come out of executive session.  Patricia Brown makes motion to come out of executive session.  Kenny Hughes seconded motion.  Motion carried 3-0.

 Mayor Croft asks for a motion to pay Public Works Director Dean Tanner for Comp time owed in 4 installments over the next 4 years.  Kenny Hughes makes motion to pay Public Works Director Dean Tanner for Comp time owed in 4 installments over the next 4 years.  Patricia Brown seconded motion.  Motion carried 3-0.

  Mayor Croft asks for a motion to stop all Comp time as of today’s date for all department heads salaried individuals.  Kenny Hughes makes motion to stop all Comp time as of today’s date for all department heads salaried individuals.  Patricia Brown seconded motion.  Motion carried 3-0.

 Mayor Croft asks for a motion to adjourn.  Patricia Brown makes motion to adjourn.  Donald Rainey seconded motion.  Motion carried 3-0.