City of Buchanan

Minutes

CITY OF BUCHANAN

 WORK SESSION/PUBLIC HEARING/CALLED

 January 31, 2017

Work Session       

 

Members Present:  Mayor Johnny Pope

Stanley Freeland Council/Mayor Pro-Tem

Patty Hutcheson Council

Greg Lane Council

AJ Scott Council

 

City Clerk - Betty Harvell

Public Works Director – Jason Robinson

Police Chief - Chad Henderson

 Work Session

Mayor Pope welcomed and thanked all visitors for attending the work session, pledge of allegiance, and invocation. 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 Johnny Pope opened the floor for discussion of issues.

Discussions centered on the following topics:

 ●          Business License Ordinance

 ●          Business License Late Fees/tabled to next meeting

 ●          Haralson County Joint Comprehensive Plan

 ●          Social Media

Called  

Mayor Johnny Pope opened called portion of meeting.

Mayor Pope:  Asks for a motion to go into executive session regarding personnel.   Patty Hutcheson made a motion to go into executive session regarding personnel.  AJ Scott seconds the vote.  Motion carried with 4-0.

Mayor Pope:  Asks for a motion to come out of executive session.   Patty Hutcheson made a motion come out of executive session.  Stanley Freeland seconds the vote.  Motion carried with 4-0.

Mayor Pope asks City Clerk Betty Harvell to run ad in paper that we will be accepting applications for police officers.

Mayor Pope:  Asks for a motion to name City Clerk Betty Harvell as election superintendent.  Patty Hutcheson made a motion to name City Clerk Betty Harvell as election superintendent.  AJ Scott seconds the vote.  Motion carried with 4-0.

Department Updates

Public Works Director Jason Robinson:

Working with waste industries to get better deal, need to increase poly carts by $1.00.

Mayor Pope:  Asks for a motion to increase poly carts by $1.00.   Patty Hutcheson made a motion to increase poly carts by $1.00.  Stanley Freeland seconds the vote.  Greg Lane votes no.  Motion carried with 3-0.

Police Chief Chad Henderson:

Will be taking applications for police officers.

City Clerk Betty Harvell:

Julianne Meadows with NWGR asked that we have meeting one week early next month to give her time to get the Joint Comprehensive Plan to DCA before the February 28th deadline, council decides to combine and have only one meeting in February, the meeting will be on February 21, 2017 at 6 pm.

Main Street Representative Donny Boswell:

Not present.

Adjourn:  Stanley Freeland made a motion to adjourn.  Patty Hutcheson seconds the motion.  Motion carried

4-0.