City of Buchanan

Minutes

CITY OF BUCHANAN

REGULAR MINUTES

OF COUNCIL MEETING

 

September 10, 2013

Mayor:  Chase Croft

Council Members:  Kenny Hughes came in during old business, Patricia Brown, Patty Hutcheson, 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 welcomed everyone.

Mayor Croft leads Pledge of Allegiance.

Mayor Croft asks invocation.

Mayor Croft asks to accept the agenda for tonight with addition of cemetery clean up form in old business.  Patricia Brown made motion to accept the agenda for tonight with addition of cemetery clean up form in old business.  Patty Hutcheson seconded the motion.  Motion carried 3-0.

Mayor Croft asks to accept the minutes from Council Meeting August 13, 2013 and Work Session August 27, 2013.  Patricia Brown made a motion to accept the minutes from Council Meeting August 13, 2013 with correction as stated and Work Session August 27, 2013.   Donald Rainey seconded the motion.  Motion carried 3-0.

Old Business:

Mayor asks for discussion on bids Public Works Director Dean Tanner received on paving parking behind City Hall, tabled for further review.

Mayor Croft asks council if they are ready to vote to adopt cemetery clean up form.

Mayor Croft asks to adopt cemetery clean up form with grammatical changes.  Kenny Hughes made motion to adopt cemetery clean up form with grammatical changes.  Patricia Brown seconded the motion.  Motion carried 4-0.

Department Updates:

Mayor Croft asks for the department updates:

Public Works Director Dean Tanner:

Dean is excited to present council with check on CDBG grant that he and the mayor picked up in Savannah.  Kickoff meeting for CDBG grant will be on October 1, 2013 at 11:00 am then at 12:00 pm the public hearing will start. 

Police Chief Tracy Lambert:

Tracy explains that Buchanan Feed and Seed is going out of business they have an out building that he thinks is a good deal and asks councils what their thoughts are.  Council wonders if it will cost more to move it than what it would be worth.  Tracy will do more research.  Tracy contacted Norfolk Southern and we are not going to be able to get the caboose he looked at but the good news is Norfolk Southern has agreed to donate track to set one on and will get us one but at this point he doesn’t know what condition it would be in.  Gary Shaw is donating horse shoe equipment for park.  Lou Comer from GMA will be doing an article on the park and movie nights and how a small city can get so much done in a small amount of time.     

City Clerk Karen King:

Karen presents updated SPLOST account totals.

Mayor Croft announces candidates who qualified for council member seats at upcoming election on November 5, 2013 “Greg Lane, Kenny Hughes, and Patty Hutcheson”.

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