City of Buchanan

Minutes

Minutes

CITY OF BUCHANAN

MINUTES OF CALLED COUNCIL MEETING

 August 13, 2009

 Attendance:  Mayor:  Benjamin Biggers.

Council Members:  Debbie Johnson, Donna Johnson, Benjamin Westmoreland, Patricia Cook.

 Department Heads:  City Clerk Karen King.

 Mayor Biggers: called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

 Mayor Biggers welcomed everyone.

 Mayor Biggers asks Benjamin Westmoreland to give invocation.

 Mayor Biggers asks to accept the agenda for tonight.  Donna Johnson made a motion to accept the agenda.  Debbie Johnson seconded the motion.  Motion carried 4-0.

 Old Business

 Mayor Biggers swears City Clerk Karen King in as Elections Superintendent.

 BUDGET AND MILLAGE RATE:

 Mayor and Council discuss possible increase for Library and possible decrease in proposed budget numbers to avoid raising millage rate.

 CLEAN OR LIEN FINES:

 City Clerk Karen King presents mayor and council with pictures of properties in violation of City Clean or Lien Ordinance.

 Mayor Biggers asks for a motion to add a mandatory progressive punishment schedule to nuisance ordinance.  Donna Johnson made a motion to add a mandatory progressive punishment schedule to nuisance ordinance.  Debbie Johnson seconded the motion.  Motion carried 4-0.

 MANDATORY PROGRESSIVE PUNISHMENT SCHEDULE

30 day $100.00 or 10 days in jail

60 day $200.00 or 20 days in jail

90 day $300.00 or 30 days in jail City of Buchanan will Clean Property and file lien on property to be reimbursed from homeowner or surrender property to City of Buchanan

 Mayor Biggers asks for motion to adjourn.  Benjamin Westmoreland makes motion to adjourn.  Donna Johnson seconded motion.  Motion carried 4-0.