JANUARY 11, 2005
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

James Nowlin, Meg Tibbs, Kenneth Jennings, Tracy Meisenbach, Richard Adams, and Stacey Hailey Council members

Bill Gillespie, Town Manager

Laurie C. Francis, Clerk/Treasurer

Mike Crews, Public Works Director

Ricky Cousins, Police Chief

 

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

Upon motion by Kenneth Jennings seconded by James Nowlin and unanimously carried, Council approved the agenda for the January 11, 2005  regular meeting of the Brookneal Town Council with the following addition: 1) Report from the Finance and Planning Committee

 

 

MINUTES

 

Upon motion by Richard Adams, seconded by Meg Tibbs and unanimously carried, Council approved the December 14, 2004 minutes.

 

 

TREASURER’S REPORT

 

The Treasurers report was filed for audit.

 

 

PRESENTATION AND APPROVAL OF INVOICES

 

Be it resolved that motion was made by James Nowlin, seconded by Kenneth Jennings and unanimously carried, authorizing the payment of the invoices for the period of December 15, 2004 to January 11, 2005 in the amount of $21,623.56.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

Chief Ricky Cousins suggested that council ask each non-profit group that uses the community building at no charge to purchase a table or two for the community building.  Chief Cousins also suggested that a plate could be placed on each table indicating which group had donated it.

 

 

POLICE REPORT

 

Chief Ricky Cousins presented council with a new use of force policy.

 

Councilman Kenneth Jennings made a motion to approve the Brookneal Police Departments Use of Force Police.

 

The motion received a second from Richard Adams and was unanimously carried.

 

 

ACCEPTANCE OF ANNUAL AUDIT REPORT

 

Motion was made by Richard Adams to accept the 03/04 Fiscal Year Audit as presented by the Town’s Auditors at the January 11, 2005 Finance and Planning Committee Meeting.

 

The motion received a second from Meg Tibbs and was unanimously carried.

 

 

APPROVAL OF WATER CUTOFF POLICY

Upon motion by James Nowlin, seconded by Stacey Hailey and unanimously carried council approved the water cut off policy as presented.

APPOINTMENT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIR

Mayor Phyllis Campbell appointed Council Member, Meg Tibbs to chair the Finance and Planning Committee.

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS FROM FINANCE AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

  • AUTHORIZATION TO PAY OFF NOTE AT BANK OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY

 

Motion was made by Kenneth Jennings, seconded by Richard Adams and unanimously carried authorizing the Town Manager to pay off the $120,000.00 note held by the Bank of Charlotte County and to leave the $120,000.00 Certificate of Deposit held by the Bank of Charlotte County in place.

  • AUTHORIZATION TO APPLY FOR USDA GRANT

Meg Tibbs made a motion authorizing the Town Manager to apply for a USDA Grant to purchase a backhoe and bullet proof vest.  The motion received a second from Tracy Meisenbach and was unanimously carried.

ELECTION OF VICE MAYOR

 

Council Member Meg Tibbs nominated James Nowlin for Vice Mayor.  Council Member Kenneth Jennings seconded the nomination.

 

Being no other nominations were received, Mayor Campbell called for a vote.

 

Voting was as follows:

Mr. Adams      Aye Mr. Nowlin       Aye Ms. Tibbs        Aye

Mr. Hailey       Aye Mr. Jennings   Aye Ms. Meisenbach Aye

COUNCIL WORK SESSION

Mayor Campbell reminded the Council of the Work Session scheduled for January 22, 2005 at the Central Virginia Community College, Brookneal from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

INTRODUCTION OF NEW POLICE OFFICER

Chief Cousins introduced the Brookneal Police Department’s newest police officer, Samuel Edmonds of South Boston.

ADJOURNMENT

Upon motion by Meg Tibbs, seconded by James Nowlin, Mayor Campbell announced that the January 11, 2005 Council meeting was adjourned.

 

 

 

 

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Laurie C. Francis,                                           Phyllis Campbell,

Clerk/Treasurer                                               Mayor

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