City of Buchanan

Minutes

CITY OF BUCHANAN

MINUTES OF COUNCIL MEETING

 

SEPTEMBER 9, 2014

Mayor:  Chase Croft

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

Department Heads: City Clerk Karen King, Public Works Director Dean Tanner, Interim Police Chief Keith Pike

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

Mayor Croft welcomed everyone.

Mayor Croft asks for invocation.

Mayor Croft leads Pledge of Allegiance.

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

4-0.

Mayor Croft asks to accept the minutes from July 29, August 12, and August 26, 2014 with changes.  Patricia Brown made a motion to accept the minutes from July 29, August 12, and August 26, 2014 with changes.    Patty Hutcheson seconded the motion.  Motion carried 4-0.

Public Participation:

None.

City Park Update:

Movie in the park was a success.  Decking at caboose will begin tomorrow.

Library Update:

Jana Gentry presents handout to mayor and council. 

Better Hometown Update:

Iris Badgett presents handout to mayor and council and discusses all upcoming events.

Mayor Croft asks for a motion to renew Humana health insurance and drop Humana dental.  Patty Hutcheson makes motion to renew Humana health insurance and drop Humana dental.  Patricia Brown seconded motion.  Motion carried 4-0.

Mayor Croft asks for a motion to change Humana dental insurance to United Concordia.  Patricia Brown makes motion to change Humana dental insurance to United Concordia.  Greg Lane seconded motion.  Motion carried 4-0.

Mayor Croft asks for a motion for city agent (Metro Financial) to drop spousal health insurance coverage retro back to March 1, 2014.  Patty Hutcheson makes motion for city agent (Metro Financial) to drop spousal health insurance coverage retro back to March 1, 2014.  Greg Lane seconded motion.  Motion carried 4-0.

Department Updates:

Mayor Croft asks for the department updates:

Public Works Director Dean Tanner:

Dean Tanner does not have an update.    

Interim Police Chief Keith Pike:

Keith Pike states he has an officer testing to gain employment at West Georgia Technical College so he has hired Matthew Hearne part time and will move him into the full time slot when the other officer leaves. 

City Clerk Karen King:

Karen King states taxes will be going out October 15, 2014.

Code Enforcement Nathan Forrister:

Nathan Forrister request mayor and council review chapter 24 of zoning ordinance and update it.

Mayor Croft asks for a motion to go into executive session regarding personnel/chief interviews.  Patricia Brown makes motion to go into executive session regarding personnel/chief interviews.  Donald Rainey 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.  Donald Rainey seconded motion.  Motion carried 4-0.

Mayor Croft states no decision was made in regard to police chief position.

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