City of Buchanan

Minutes

CITY OF BUCHANAN

Minutes of Regular Council Meeting

 September 13, 2016

 Mayor: Johnny Pope

 Council Members: Stanley Freeland, Patty Hutcheson, AJ Scott, and Greg Lane were present.   

 Department Head:  Public Works Director Dean Tanner, Police Chief Chad Henderson.

 Mayor Pope:  Calls the meeting to order.  Asks Patty Hutcheson to lead the invocation, and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Johnny Pope.

 Mayor Pope:  Asks for a motion to approve the agenda with additions and removal of executive session.   Stanley Freeland made a motion to approve the agenda with additions and removal of executive session.  Greg Lane seconds the vote.  Motion carried with 4-0.

 Mayor Pope:  Asks for a motion to approve minutes from August 9, 15, 30 meetings.  Patty Hutcheson made a motion to approve the minutes from August 9, 15, 30 meetings.  Greg Lane seconds the vote. Motion carried with 4-0.

New Business:

Alejandro Melendez requested being able to pour beer in cups and sell them at the fried pie festival.

Mayor Pope:  Asks for a motion to approve allowing Alejandro Melendez pouring beer with the stipulations that the cups be distinctive and be no more than 8 ounces and each individual is only allowed to purchase no more than 3 (this will be accomplished by having any person buying put on a wristband and having it marked each time they purchase a drink).   Patty Hutcheson made a motion to approve allowing Alejandro Melendez pouring beer with the stipulations that the cups be distinctive and be no more than 8 ounces and each individual is only allowed to purchase no more than 3 (this will be accomplished by having any person buying put on a wristband and having it marked each time they purchase a drink).  Greg Lane seconds the vote.  Motion carried with 3-0.  Stanley Freeland abstains from the vote.

Marcy Heath (Insurance Solutions)

Marcy presents mayor and council with final prices and states that the former agent did not cancel the previous Humana coverage but she has corrected that and asks that Betty Harvell use the paperwork she has provided to go ahead and pay Humana the life and dental premiums.

Departmental Updates:

Dean Tanner:  Request the work session on September 27 have a called meeting portion as he will need to address the bond process for the USDA project.

Chad Henderson:  Presents mayor and council with monthly report on arrests and citations and states he is working on seizing another vehicle.

Betty Harvell:  Not present.

Donny Boswell:  States fried pie festival will be this Saturday and request City of Buchanan assistance with paving the parking lot across from MCL.

Mayor Pope:  Asks for a motion to assist with paving the parking lot across from MCL by paying $12,000.00 funds.   AJ Scott made a motion to assist with paving the parking lot across from MCL by paying $12,000.00 out of SPLOST funds.  Patty Hutcheson seconds the vote.  Stanley Freeland and Greg Lane Vote no.  Mayor Pope breaks the tie and votes yes. Motion carried with 3-0.

Adjourn:  Patty Hutcheson made a motion to adjourn.  AJ Scott seconds the motion.  Motion carried 4-0.