City of Buchanan




DECEMBER 8, 2015

Mayor:  Chase Croft

Council Members: Patty Hutcheson, Donald Rainey, Greg Lane, A.J. Scott.

Department Head: 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.

Mayor Croft welcomed everyone.

Mayor Croft leads Pledge of Allegiance.

Mayor Croft asks for invocation.

Mayor Croft asks to accept the agenda for tonight.  Patty Hutcheson made motion.  Donald Rainey seconded the motion.  Motion carried 4-0.

Mayor Croft asks to accept the minutes from November 5, 2015 meeting.  Donald Rainey made motion.  Patty Hutcheson seconded the motion.  Motion carried 4-0.

Public Participation

Michelle Robinson (City Auditor)

Michelle states audit findings to council and states she will be meeting with incoming council to explain audit finding to them as well.

Jana Gentry (Library)

Jana states that the library in November was proud to host the inaugural book signing for the book Draketown Tragedy was held in same spot where the actual trial for murder of Alice Stewart was held over ninety years ago also held the eleventh annual pajama rama fourth and fifth graders came out and sang in chorus and it was beautiful songs Tallapoosa second graders will be coming for tour looking forward to summer reading for 2016.

Iris Baggett (Better Hometown)

Iris states we had our fifth snack and snap with Santa and we had around thirty children and two dogs, working on doing car shows for 2016. 

Old Business

Mayor Croft asks to approve plan stirring committee or take vote for members on the twenty ninth council would like some younger people to have an opportunity to get involved and would like to get word out before appointing members and decide to wait till next meeting to appoint members.

Mayor Croft asks if council would like to make changes to open record request fees as discussed at last council meeting suggests price of ten dollars per flash drive that is supplied by the City.

Mayor Croft asks to change price of open records request for video and audio per meeting to ten dollars per flash drive that will be provided by the City.  Patty Hutcheson made motion.  Donald Rainey seconded the motion.  Motion carried 4-0.

Department Updates

Mayor Croft asks for the department updates.

Public Works Director Dean Tanner

Dean states USDA has requested sample signatures of current mayor and council and asks they sign the document hopeful USDA project will go out for bid first of the year. 

Police Chief Chad Henderson

Chad states the tag reader is working as of today.

City Clerk Karen King

Karen states newly elected officials are signed up for class in Athens in February.

Mayor Croft asks for a motion to adjourn.  Patty Hutcheson makes motion to adjourn.  A.J. Scott seconded motion.  Motion carried 4-0.