JULY 9, 2002
MINUTES OF THE BROOKNEAL TOWN COUNCIL

 

7:00 P.M. – The regular meeting of the Brookneal Town Council

The municipal government of the Town of Brookneal met with the following members present:

 

Phyllis Campbell, Mayor

Meg Tibbs, Everett Guill, and Ken Jennings, Council members

Joseph R. Williams, Town Manager

Laurie C. Francis, Clerk/Treasurer

Jim Hires, Police Chief

 

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

Upon motion by Everett Guill, seconded by Meg Tibbs and unanimously carried, council approved the agenda.

 

 

MINUTES

Upon motion by Meg Tibbs, seconded by Everett Guill and unanimously carried, the June 11, 2002 minutes were approved.

 

 

TREASURER’S REPORT

 

The Treasurer’s report for the months of June and July 2002 were filed for audit.

 

PRESENTATION AND APPROVAL OF BILLS

Be It Resolved that motion was made by Everett Guill, seconded by Ken Jennings, and unanimously carried, authorizing the payment of the invoices for the period of June 12, 2002 to July 8, 2002 in the amount of $7,208.02.

 

POLICE REPORT

 

Chief Hires reported that there were four reported burglaries and one larceny for the month.

 

 

PUBLIC WORKS REPORT

 

Town Manager, Joseph Williams, reported that the Community College was to have a separate water meter installed and the town was in the process of clearing the area for the CDBG playground.

 

Ms. Gladys Beauchamp has requested that the town put in water lines to her home as her well has run dry.  Mayor Campbell recommended sending this to committee for further action.

 

 

PUBLIC INPUT

 

No one appeared before Council from the public.

 

 

STATUS UPDATE ON COUNTY/TOWN PROJECTS

Mike Davidson, Director of Economic Development with Campbell County, appeared before Council to update them on various projects.  Mr. Davidson stated that the Central Virginia Community College was proceeding with an expected completion date of August 1, 2002.

 

Mr. Davidson also updated the Council on the status of the wireless broadband access study being undertaken by the county.  At the present time it is anticipated that this project can extend approximately five to six miles up the 501 corridor without tremendous cost.   Mr. Davidson noted that much of the service area would be determined from this study.

 

 

SELECTION OF VICE MAYOR

 

The selection of the Vice Mayor was tabled until the next Council Meeting.

 

 

BICENTENNIAL FUNDS

 

Motion was made by Everett Guill to appropriate $10,500 towards the bicentennial celebration.  Council member Ken Jennings expressed strong concern stating that he would prefer the entire Council be present when voting on such a large amount of money.  Council member Guill withdrew his motion.

 

After much discussion, a motion was made by Ken Jennings, seconded by Everett Guill and unanimously carried to appropriate $2,000 towards the bicentennial celebration to be used for decorations and postage.

 

 

DECLERATION OF SURPLUS ITEMS

 

Upon motion by Ken Jennings, seconded by Meg Tibbs and unanimously carried Council voted to declare the following items to be surplus and sold either by auction or by sealed bids:

 

1984 FORD GREY 2FABP43GOEX194838 FAIR – 4D SDN

1984 CHEVY ORANGE 2GCDC14D5E1214487 POOR – P/U

1984 CHEVY ORANGE 2GCDC14D7E1214443 POOR – P/U

 

 

FUNDING OPTIONS FOR BUILDING PURCHASE

 

Upon motion by Meg Tibbs, seconded by Everett Guill and unanimously carried Council voted to authorize the Town Manager to place $125,000 in a CD with the Bank of Charlotte County and to take out a loan for the purchase of the Basset Walker building.

 

 

CLOSED SESSION

 

Upon motion by Everett Guill, seconded by Meg Tibbs and unanimously carried, Council voted to go into closed session for consideration of real property acquisition under code section 2.2-3711(A3) and for discussion of Town Manager’s evaluation under code section 2.2-3711(A1).

 

 

RETURN FROM CLOSED SESSION

 

Mayor Campbell asked for a roll call vote that all matters discussed were in accordance with VA code Section 2.2-377(A)(1).  Voting was as follows:

 

Everett Guill – Aye

Meg Tibbs – Aye

Ken Jennings – Aye

Phyllis Campbell – Aye

 

 

RECOMMENDATION FOR CONSIDERATION OF PROPERY ACQUISITION

 

Mayor Campbell remanded the consideration of property acquisition to committee for further review.

 

 

TOWN MANAGER EVALUATION

 

Council member Meg Tibbs made a motion to authorize the Mayor to discuss and negotiate with the Town Manager, and talk with Council members not in attendance, regarding his salary or proposals and recommendations for a salary increase as was discussed in closed session.  Everett Guill seconded the motion and it was unanimously carried.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Mayor Campbell adjourned the meeting.

 

 

_____________________________       _______________________________

Laurie C. Francis                                         Phyllis Campbell,

Clerk/Treasurer                                            Mayor

 

 

 

 

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