City of Buchanan

Minutes

CITY OF BUCHANAN

Minutes of Regular Council Meeting

 April 11, 2017

Mayor: Johnny Pope

Council Members: Stanley Freeland, 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 Stanley Freeland 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 Alex Melendez.   AJ Scott made a motion to approve the agenda with addition of Alex Melendez.  Stanley Freeland seconds the vote.  Motion carried with 3-0.

Alex Melendez

Asked to be able to set up and sell alcohol outside as he has done recently without problems on May the 5th for Cinco De Mayo and on May 20th for Fair on the Square and mentions he would like to employ and off duty police officer.

Mayor Pope:  Asks for a motion to approve Alex Melendez selling alcohol outside May the 5th for Cinco De Mayo and on May 20th with presence of off duty police officer.  Greg Lane made a motion to approve Alex Melendez selling alcohol outside May the 5th for Cinco De Mayo and on May 20th with presence of off duty police officer.  AJ Scott seconds the vote. Motion carried with 3-0.

Mayor Pope:  Asks for a motion to approve minutes from March 14, 2017 and March 28, 2017 meetings.  AJ Scott made a motion to approve the minutes from March 14, 2017 and March 28, 2017 meetings.  Stanley Freeland seconds the vote. Motion carried with 3-0.

Jana Gentry (Buchanan Library)

Children’s Story Time each Monday at 2 pm.  B.P.S Kindergarten visit March 24th as part of their annual tour.  Great car show April 1st hope to see you May 6th.  Shelving project is ongoing.  Family Tree program April 29th at noon.  5K run for book ready for sponsors and runners, Race Day May 20th.  We are working with BRIGHT FROM THE START to supply free nutritional lunches 5 day per week in June & July for children 18 and younger.  Summer reading kickoff June 3rd at noon.  Presents mayor with budget and asks for support. 

Departmental Updates:

Jason Robinson:  Progress at new wastewater plant, getting grass cut, meet with owners of new business coming to City of Buchanan that will employ 30 some of which will be coming with them.

Chad Henderson: Citations for the month, vehicle upkeep.

Betty Harvell:  Asked if mayor and council would consider adding the Air Med Care as part of employee benefits, declined.  Waiting on input from mayor on proposed budget documents, asks if there are any questions regarding financial documents provided to mayor and council, no questions.

Donny Boswell:  Still working on getting donations for the parking lot repaving.

Adjourn:  AJ Scott made a motion to adjourn.  Stanley Freeland seconds the motion.  Motion carried 3-0.