City of Buchanan

Minutes

CITY OF BUCHANAN

REGULAR MINUTES

OF COUNCIL MEETING

 November 12, 2013

Mayor:  Chase Croft

Council Members:  Kenny Hughes, 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: asked all veterans to come forward and tell about their service to our country then they were given a round of applause in appreciation of their service. 

Mayor Croft welcomed everyone.

Mayor Croft leads Pledge of Allegiance.

Mayor Croft asks for invocation.

Mayor Croft asks to accept the agenda for tonight with the addition of City Park onto new business.  Patricia Brown made motion to accept the agenda for tonight with the addition of City Park onto new business.  Kenny Hughes seconded the motion.  Motion carried 4-0.

Mayor Croft asks to accept the minutes from Council Meeting October 8, 2013 and October 29, 2013.  Patricia Brown made a motion to accept the minutes from Council Meeting October 8, 2013 and October 19, 2013.   Kenny Hughes seconded the motion.  Motion carried 4-0.

Public Participation:

Jana Gentry: (Library)

Jana thanks police department and city for help with pumpkin caper.  Library continues to offer basic computer classes once a month.  Jana explains programs and upcoming visitors to the library.

New Business: 

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Mayor Croft explains he would like to set up a facebook page that the City of Buchanan mayor and council control to put useful information out to Buchanan citizens.  Mayor Croft explains he has presented council with social media ordinance he would like adopted at the next council meeting which gives council time to make suggestions for changes or additions to social media ordinance. 

CITY PARK:

Kenny Hughes states phase one of the park is complete and we are looking at starting phase two which will be a small amphitheater to use for several different types of events have been doing research and taking pictures for a general idea of what we are going to do Mayor Croft has these pictures would like to use the city park cd to go ahead with phase two.

Mayor Croft asks to use city park cd as well as what is left in city park account to proceed with phase two building a small amphitheater.  Kenny Hughes made motion to use city park cd as well as what is left in city park account to proceed with phase two building a small amphitheater.  Patricia Brown seconded the motion.  Motion carried 4-0.

Department Updates:

Mayor Croft asks for the department updates:

Public Works Director Dean Tanner:

Dean Tanner states his goal is to have all Christmas lights up by Thanksgiving hopes the CDBG project will get started by March.

Police Chief Tracy Lambert:

Keith Pike is utilizing the police truck for patrol now.  Tracy Lambert is looking into selling two older vehicles did a four month budget analysis and police department is under budget by twelve thousand explains his department is open and transparent and asks council if they have any questions explains fines.       

City Clerk Karen King:

Karen King updates council on financials needs a head count for Christmas Party taxes are coming in pretty well Mayor and Greg are registered for class is Athens.

Mayor Croft asks for a motion to go into executive session for discussion of pending potential litigation.  Patricia Brown makes motion to go into executive session for discussion of pending potential litigation.  Kenny Hughes seconded motion.  Motion carried 4-0.

Mayor Croft asks for a motion to come out of executive session.  Patricia Brown makes motion to come out of executive session.  Donald Rainey seconded motion.  Motion carried 4-0.

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