City of Buchanan

Minutes

CITY OF BUCHANAN

Minutes of Regular Council Meeting

 March 14, 2017

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 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:  Asks for a motion to approve the agenda with addition of Debra Bright.   Patty Hutcheson made a motion to approve the agenda with addition of Debra Bright.  Stanley Freeland seconds the vote.  Motion carried with 4-0.

Mayor Pope:  Asks for a motion to approve minutes from February 21, 2017 meeting.  Patty Hutcheson made a motion to approve the minutes from February 21, 2017 meeting.  Stanley Freeland seconds the vote. Motion carried with 4-0.

Jana Gentry (Buchanan Library)

We had a lovely Dr. Seuss display in March in honor of his birthday, Library has Federal Tax Forms with instruction if needed, March is Craft Month, Young Engineers and Scientist will be at Share-A-Rama, Family Tree program will be Saturday, March 18th at 12 Noon, Friends of the Library Meeting will be Tuesday, April 4th at 6:30 pm, Children’s Story Time each Monday at 2 pm.

Debra Bright

Explains to mayor and council that her address and another address were too similar and had caused problems for years including the other home owners alarm going off and causing police to enter her home when it wasn’t her alarm that went off.   Spoke with City Clerk Betty Harvell who has taken steps to change my address, which is not what I wanted but at this point felt I had no choice so agreed to do that at no expense to myself.

Departmental Updates:

Jason Robinson:  Explained progress at new wastewater plant, playground chips are complete and hope to finish all work at the playground soon, explained work that is in progress around town.

Chad Henderson:  No update, speaking to Debra Bright about her problem and her address change.

Betty Harvell:  Sent out budget documentation today to start working on presenting budget numbers to mayor by April 3rd.

Donny Boswell:  The new business “Boutique” moving in is going well.   States wedding venue still may change to another line of business. Still working on getting donations for the parking lot repaving.

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