City of Buchanan

Minutes

CITY OF BUCHANAN

 WORK SESSION/CALLED MEETING 

June 26, 2015

Members Present:        Mayor, Chase Croft

Patty Hutcheson Council Member Donald Rainey Council Member Greg Lane, Council Member

City Clerk, Karen King

Public Works Director, Dean Tanner

Police Chief, Chad Henderson

Work Session

Mayor Chase Croft welcomed and thanked all visitors for attending the work session. The purpose of the work session was to receive input from other community associates on topics of interest to them and to the Mayor and Council.  Mayor Chase Croft opened the floor for discussion of issues.

Discussions centered on the following topics:

 

      Budget Proposals      

      Budget Cuts and Increases

      Paving Carrollton Street

Mayor Chase Croft once again thanked everyone for their participation and stated tonight’s meeting will now go into the Called Meeting portion.

Called Meeting

Mayor Croftleads Pledge of Allegiance.

Mayor Croftasks invocation.

Mayor Croft asks to accept the agenda for tonight.  Patty Hutcheson made motion.  Donald Rainey seconded the motion.  Motion carried 3-0.

Mayor Croft asks to accept the minutes from May 12, 2015 council meeting.  Patty Hutcheson made motion.  Greg Lane seconded the motion.  Motion carried 3-0.

Public Participation

Ronnie Smith (Parnell Insurance)

Ronnie explains claims is the reason for a five thousand dollar increase in premiums and asks mayor and council if they have any questions.  Mayor and council will look over documentation Ronnie presented and revisit this later.

Kenny Hughes (Park Committee Chairman)

Kenny thanks Dean Tanner for all his crew does to help in the park.   Kenny is hopeful that work will get finished and the weather will cool so there can be a movie night soon.

 Department Updates

Mayor Croft asks for the department updates

Public Works Director Dean Tanner

Dean states water lines are coming along, Carrollton Street water lines are finished and will start patching and dressing up.  Dean states USDA project is in the hands of Rick Adair and is hopeful it will be approved soon so the bid process can begin.

Police Chief Chad Henderson:

Chad states he started children’s cop camp and it is going well.

City Clerk Karen King:

Karen states that she attended class and elected officials will need to do their financial disclosure documents with her and she will now file them online for them before June 30th.

Mayor, council and public discuss ways to make City of Buchanan better (sidewalks, walking trails).

Code Enforcement Nathan Forrister:

Not present.

Mayor Croft asks for a motion to go into executive session regarding personnel and legal matter.  Patty Hutcheson made motion to go into executive session.  Donald Rainey seconded motion.  Motion carried 3-0.

Mayor Croft asks for a motion to come out of executive session.  Patty Hutcheson made motion to come out of executive session.  Donald Rainey seconded motion.  Motion carried 3-0.

Mayor Croft states each candidate for the empty council seat would bring something unique to council but the council could not decide on one candidate and therefore it will be left to citizens of Buchanan in the upcoming election to decide who should fill the empty seat.

Mayor Croft asks for a motion to accept Parnell bid for insurance coverage.  Donald Rainey made motion.  Greg Lane seconded motion.  Motion carried 3-0.

Mayor Croft asks for a motion to operate on tentative budget until 2015-2016 budget is complete, voted on, and passed by council.  Patty Hutcheson made motion.  Donald Rainey seconded motion.  Motion carried 3-0.

Mayor Croft asks for a motion to adjourn.  Patty Hutcheson makes motion to adjourn.  Donald Rainey seconded motion.  Motion carried 3-0.