JANUARY 13, 2004
MINUTES OF THE BROOKNEAL TOWN COUNCIL

7:00 PM – 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

Jack Woodell, James Nowlin, Meg Tibbs, Lee Booker, Tracy Meisenbach and Kenneth Jennings Council members

Bill Gillespie, Jr., Town Manager

Laurie C. Francis, Clerk/Treasurer

Mike Crews, Public Works Director

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

Upon motion by Lee Booker seconded by Jack Woodell and unanimously carried, Council approved the agenda for the January 13, 2004 regular meeting of the Brookneal Town Council.

 

 

MINUTES

 

Upon motion by Meg Tibbs, seconded by James Nowlin and unanimously carried, Council approved the December 9, 2003 minutes.

 

 

PRESENTATION AND APPROVAL OF BILLS

 

Be it resolved that motion was made by James Nowlin, seconded by Lee Booker and unanimously carried, authorizing the payment of the invoices for the period of December 9, 2003 to January 12, 2004 in the amount of $13,533.12.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Bobby Bradley appeared before Council requesting the use of the Kersey building to construct a batting cage that could be use for practice by William Campbell High/Middle Schoool and the Dixie Youth.

 

MOTION AUTHORIZING USE OF KERSEY BUILDING

 

Motion was made by Jack Woodell to authorize Bobby Bradley to use the rear portion of the Kersey building to establish a batting cage with the understanding that the liability issues were to be resolved first.  The motion received a second from Meg Tibbs.  The motion passed by a four (4) to two (2) vote.

 

Jack Woodell – Aye

Meg Tibbs – Aye

Lee Booker – Aye

James Nowlin – Aye

 

Kenneth Jennings – Nay

Tracy Meisenbach – Nay

 

 

CLOSED SESSION

 

Upon motion from James Nowlin, seconded by Jack Woodell and unanimously carried, Council went into closed session in accordance with Virginia State Code Section 2.2-3711 (A1) the purpose of which was to discuss the replacement of the Town’s next Police Chief.

 

 

RETURN FROM CLOSED SESSION

 

Upon motion by Jack Woodell, seconded by Meg Tibbs and unanimously carried council voted to return from closed session.

 

 

CERTIFICATION

 

Mayor Campbell moved that the town council certify that, in the closed meeting just concluded, nothing was discussed except the matters specifically identified in the motion to convene in a closed meeting and lawfully permitted to be so discussed under the provisions of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act cited in those motions.  Voting was as follows:

 

Tracy Meisenbach               Aye

Meg Tibbs                              Aye

Lee Booker                            Aye

Kenneth Jennings                          Aye

James Nowlin                       Aye

Jack Woodell                        Aye

 

 

AUTHORIZATION TO HIRE POLICE CHIEF

 

Motion was made by Meg Tibbs authorizing the Town Manager to negotiate with the top candidate for the new Chief of Police.

 

The motion received a second from James Nowling and was unanimously carried.

 

ADJOURNMENT

Upon motion by James Nowlin, seconded by Kenneth Jennings and unanimously carried, council adjourned.

 

 

 

 

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Laurie C. Francis,                                        Phyllis Campbell,

Clerk/Treasurer                                            Mayor

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