City of Buchanan

Minutes

Minutes

CITY OF BUCHANAN

MINUTES OF COUNCIL MEETING

 December 8, 2009

 Attendance:  Mayor:  Benjamin Biggers.

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

 Department Heads:  City Clerk Karen King, Public Works Director Dean Tanner, Police Chief Paul Pike.

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

 Mayor Biggers welcomed everyone.

 Mayor Biggers leads Pledge of Allegiance.

 Mayor Biggers asks Jason Jarrell to give invocation.

 Mayor Biggers asks to accept the agenda for tonight with addition of Carole Stephenson (coat drive) and executive session including item (charter as it pertains to personnel and elected officials).  Debbie Johnson made a motion to accept the agenda with addition of Carole Stephenson (coat drive) and executive session including item (charter as it pertain to personnel and elected officials).  Donna Johnson seconded the motion.  Motion carried 3-0.

 Mayor Biggers asks to accept the minutes from November 10, 2009 and November 30, 2009.  Donna Johnson made a motion to accept the minutes.  Patricia Cook seconded the motion.  Motion carried 3-0. 

 Public Participation:

 Mayor Biggers asks David Nest and Neil Herndon (Spot Internet) to come forward.  Explains Spot Internet is a new wireless internet company located in Carrollton Georgia Industrial Park.  Explains residents of Tallapoosa Georgia will have their wireless high speed internet for $19.95 a month available to them by the end of this week.  Explains their goal is to provide high speed internet to rural areas.

 Mayor Biggers asks to allow Spot Internet look for a location for an antenna tower.  Debbie Johnson made a motion to allow Spot Internet look for a location for an antenna tower.  Donna Johnson seconded the motion.  Motion carried 3-0. 

 Mayor Biggers asks Carole Stephens to come forward.  Explains she and Karen King are having a coat drive and that any donation of coats new or used may be delivered to City Hall by December 21st and people who need the coats may pick them up at City Hall by December 23rd.

 Mayor Biggers asks Jana Gentry to come forward. Explains library is proud to help people who may not posses computer literacy do any document they may need.  Explains upcoming programs the library is looking forward to holding.

 Department Updates:

 Mayor Biggers asks for the department updates:

 Public Works Director Dean Tanner:

 (1.) Presents mayor and council with estimate for addition for back of City Hall. 

(2.) Explains water loss for previous month. (3.) Presents mayor and council documents on 50,000.00 ITAB grant water department was awarded from Department of Community Affairs.

 Mayor Biggers asks to allow Public Works Director have R&R Construction build addition on back of City Hall.  Donna Johnson made a motion to allow Works Director have R&R Construction build addition on back of City Hall.  Debbie Johnson seconded the motion.  Motion carried 3-0. 

 Police Chief Paul Pike:

 (1.)  Advised mayor and council he sent personnel changes in to POST.  (2.) Explains as acting Police Chief he must attend Police Chief training class.  (3.) Introduces new personnel Bradley Forrister.  (4.) Advises mayor and council he decided to save money and purchase new printers they approve in previous meeting from Advantage Office Supply Company.  (5.) Municipal Court Clerk Darlene Smith will be helping Haralson County Commissioners office with Angel Tree.

 City Clerk Karen King:

Explains she has agreed to attend Leadership Haralson Classes in the upcoming year. 

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Chaplin Michael Wallace explains the Thanksgiving Dinner at City Hall went really well mostly because of people who showed up to help and he is looking forward to the Christmas Dinner.

 

Mayor Biggers asks for a motion to go into executive session.  Donna Johnson makes motion to go into executive session.  Patricia Cook seconded motion.  Motion carried 3-0.

  Mayor Biggers asks for a motion to come out of executive session.  Debbie Johnson makes motion to come out of executive session.  Patricia Cook seconded motion.  Motion carried 3-0.

 Mayor Biggers asks for a motion to give raises to Karen King and Paul Pike as discussed in executive session.  Debbie Johnson makes motion to give raises to Karen King and Paul Pike as discussed executive session.  Donna Johnson seconded motion.  Motion carried 3-0.

 Mayor Biggers asks for a motion to adjourn.  Donna Johnson makes motion to adjourn.  Patricia Cook seconded motion.  Motion carried 3-0.