November 14, 2006
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, Vice Mayor

Meg Tibbs, Kenneth Jennings, Tracy Meisenbach, Richard Adams, and Stacey Hailey, Council Members

Bobbie Waller, Secretary

Mike Crews, Public Works Director

Ricky Cousins, Police Chief

 

 

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

Upon motion by Stacey Hailey, seconded by Champ Nowlin and unanimously carried, Council approved the agenda for the November 2006, regular meeting of the Brookneal Town Council with the following addition: 1) Water Supply Plan.

 

 

MINUTES

 

There were no minutes for the October 2006 meeting presented at this meeting.

 

 

TREASURER’S REPORT

 

There was no treasurer’s report for this month presented at this meeting.

 

 

PRESENTATION AND APPROVAL OF INVOICES

 

Be it resolved that motion was made by James Nowlin, seconded by Stacey Hailey and unanimously carried, authorizing the payment of the invoices for the period of October 11, 2006 to November 14, 2006 in the amount of $9,666.13.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

No one appeared before Council for public comment.

POLICE REPORT

Ricky Cousins, Chief of Police, announced that a new officer has been hired to fill the vacancy in the department.  Scott Earhart will begin employment with the Town on December 4, 2006.  He will work with Chief Cousins and Sergent Carr until January 1, 2006 when he will begin school at the Academy in Lynchburg.

PUBLIC WORKS REPORT

Mike Crews announced that with the Thanksgiving holiday coming up everyone that normally has their trash picked up on Thursday would have their trash picked up on Wednesday of that week instead.  He also said that the CDBG project was in Phase 2.  Roadwork has been completed on West End, Mattox and Claytor Streets.  Phase 2 will continue with the building of some new homes and the renovation of others.  Interviews will be conducted on November 15, 2006 for the position in the front office and for the position at the water treatment plant.

 

 

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REQUEST FOR TELEPHONE IN THE TOWN OFFICE

 

Upon motion from Kenneth Jennings and seconded by Tracy Meisenbach, Council voted unanimously to allow the Chamber of Commerce to place a phone with an answering machine in the Town Council Chambers.  The Chamber would continue to pay the bill for this phone and would access messages from an outside phone.

 

 

DAY CARE CENTER AT 402 W. FOREST STREET

Hope Wright appeared before Council to request transfer of the conditional use permit for the day care center at 402 W. Forest Street to her potential buyer, Connie Butler.  This property was currently zoned R2 for the day care center under a conditional use permit issued to Hope Wright.

 

David Francis, of 202 Lynn Street, voiced his concerns about the day care center.  He wanted to request that the new owners respect the fact that they are located in a residential area.  He said that the property in the past had become junky and the grounds had not been kept up.  Ms. Butler assured Mr. Francis that they had groundskeepers that would keep the property maintained.

 

Upon motion from Tracy Meisenbach and seconded by Stacey Hailey, Council voted unanimously to allow Hope Wright to transfer the conditional use permit for the day care located at 402 W. Forest Street to Connie Butler for continued use as a day care under the condition that Ms. Butler be held to the terms of the permit and cannot transfer the permit to another person with the sale of the property before first asking permission from the Town Council.

 

 

AMENDMENT TO TOWN CHARTER

Upon motion from Tracy Meisenbach, seconded by Kenneth Jennings and unanimously approved, Council voted to have the town charter sent to the town lawyer to be reviewed and have the alterations made that our town manager no longer has to reside within the precincts of the town limits and that our town charter will be send to the legislature for approval.

 

TOWN EMPLOYEES CHRISTMAS GIFT

Upon motion from Meg Tibbs, seconded by Kenneth Jennings and unanimously approved, Council voted to give the town employees a $150.00 (after tax) Christmas gift.

FALL CLEANUP

Mike Crews announced that fall clean up would be during the weeks of November 20 and November 27, 2006.  He also told Council that Mr. Kenneth Silby would be starting work on the front of the Town Hall the week of November 20, 2006.

 

 

FLUSHING OF FIRE HYDRANTS

Mike Crews also announced that fire hydrants will be flushed the week of November 27—November 30, 2006.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

Upon motion from Meg Tibbs, chairperson of the Finance and Planning Committee, seconded by Kenneth Jennings and unanimously carried, Council voted to adopt the instrument of a draft pay scale plan to use as a tool.  Although there are a few bugs to be worked out with the utilization of the pay scale, Councilperson Tibbs noted that this is a pay scale the Town can afford.  It will be used as a baseline for new employees.   It will start employees in a new spot, so that no one will backslide from where they are now.  Emphasizing that pay raises are not guaranteed by this scale each year, Councilperson Tibbs noted that it will be a tool for Council to use in setting up pay raises as it goes through its budget process each year.

 

 

RECOGNITION OF POLICE OFFICERS BY BROOKNEAL PTO

Brookneal PTO members Kevin Mosby and John Shannon presented the Brookneal Police Department with the Golden Apple Award Certificate of Recognition in appreciation and recognition of support for children’s education from Campbell County Schools.

 

 

WATER SUPPLY PLAN

Mike Crews announced that there would be a consultant presentation at the Board of Supervisors meeting concerning the regional water supply planning efforts.  He encouraged Council members to attend this meeting with him on Monday, November 20 at 1:00 in Rustburg.

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

Upon motion from Champ Nowlin, seconded by Meg Tibbs, and unanimously carried, Mayor Campbell announced that the November 14, 2006, Council meeting was adjourned.

 

 

 

___________________________                  ____________________________

Bobbie A. Waller,                                            Phyllis Campbell,

Secretary                                                        Mayor

 

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