City of Buchanan

Minutes

CITY OF BUCHANAN

Minutes of Regular Council Meeting

December 13, 2016

 

Mayor: Johnny Pope

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

Department Head:  City Clerk Betty Harvell, Public Works Director’s Dean Tanner and Jason Robinson, 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:  Announced Public Works Director Dean Tanner has been named Manager of the Haralson County Water Authority and Jason Robinson has been appointed Public Works Director.

Mayor Pope:  Asks for a motion to approve the agenda.   Patty Hutcheson made a motion to approve the agenda.  AJ Scott seconds the vote.  Motion carried with 4-0.

Mayor Pope:  Asks for a motion to approve minutes from November 8, 2016 meeting.  Patty Hutcheson made a motion to approve the minutes from November 8, 2016 meeting.  AJ Scott seconds the vote. Motion carried with 4-0.

Michelle Robinson:

Discussed findings on current audit with mayor and council and discussed current budget standing with mayor and council.

Jana Gentry (Buchanan Library)

Children’s Story Time every Monday at 2 pm, enjoyed International Game Day on November 19th, had several games of checkers and fastest chess games ever, also had a chance to chat about materials and services available to our patrons, visited by Tallapoosa 2nd grade Friday, December 9th, looking forward to 5th grade singing on the square on December 16th, library will be closed December 24th through December 27th and Monday January 2nd.

Mayor Pope:  Presents check in the amount of $10,000.00 dollars to Jana Gentry to help fund the library.

Departmental Updates:

Dean Tanner:  Will be applying for another CDBG grant to upgrade more water lines in April.  Will still be around, have the same phone number, call if you need me.

Jason Robinson:  Thanks Dean Tanner and tells the mayor and council he is here to work.

Chad Henderson:  Presents mayor and council with monthly report on arrests and citations.  Asks mayor and council to allow him to purchase three Crown Victoria’s from his S.P.L.O.S.T. fund, and states he will be selling the Dodge chargers and depositing that money into the City of Buchanan general fund.

Mayor Pope:  Asks for a motion to allow Chad Henderson to purchase three Crown Victoria’s from his S.P.L.O.S.T. fund.   Stanley Freeland made a motion to allow Chad Henderson to purchase three Crown Victoria’s from his S.P.L.O.S.T. fund.  AJ Scott seconds the vote.  Motion carried with 3-1.  Greg Lane votes no.

Betty Harvell:  Asks mayor and council if they have any questions on budget standing update.

Donny Boswell:  Not present.

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