February 12, 2008
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

Kenneth Jennings, Richard Adams, Tracy Meisenbach, Stacey Hailey and Robert Jean, Council Members

Bobbie A. Waller, Clerk/Treasurer

Mike Crews, Public Works Director, and Interim Town Manager

Ricky Cousins, Police Chief

 

 

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE SALE OF TOWN OWNED INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY

7:02 p.m.--Mayor Campbell opened the public hearing for the sale of town owned industrial property, referring to the “Bassett Walker” building, which the Town has a potential sale for to Mr. Tom Morris and American Plastics.  Mayor Campbell asked if there was anyone present who would like to speak in favor of the sale.  Mr. Michael Morris, owner of American Plastics, expressed his hope that the Town would allow him to purchase the building for many reasons.  They have plans to expand their business, they are currently very cramped in their present facility, and they hope to bring some more jobs to the area.   Mayor Campbell then asked if anyone wanted to speak in opposition to the sale of the building.  No one expressed opposition to the sale.

 

7:05 p.m.—Mayor Campbell closed the public hearing for the sale of town owned industrial property.

 

 

RESOLUTION FOR SALE OF REAL PROPERTY

The following resolution was presented to the Council for their consideration:

 

 

RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN OF BROOKNEAL AUTHORIZING SALE OF REAL PROPERTY

WHEREAS, there has been presented to and discussed at this meeting a proposed agreement of sale whereby all of the property and assets at 536 Cook Avenue, Brookneal, VA, are to be sold, conveyed, and transferred to Thomas W. Morris, under the law of the State of VA 15.2-1802 which gives authority to towns to acquire, lease or sell land for development of business and industry on the following general terms and conditions and for the following consideration:

 

Set forth principal terms of transaction and amount of consideration, and

 

WHEREAS, the members of the Town Council of the Town of Brookneal do hereby approve the sale of real property in the amount of $250,000.00 to be for the best interest of this town to be sold, conveyed and transferred to Thomas W. Morris as stated in the proposed agreement of purchase and sale, a true copy of which is to be inserted in the minute book of the Town of Brookneal immediately following the minutes of this meeting.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the members of the Town Council sell, convey, assign, set over, transfer, and deliver to Thomas W. Morris all of the property at 536 Cook Avenue, Brookneal, VA, and assets of this location pursuant to the terms and provisions of, and for the consideration provided in, the agreement of purchase and sale that has been presented to and discussed at this meeting.

 

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the members of the Town Council of the Town of Brookneal do hereby approve the sale of real property in the amount of $250,000.00 and hereby authorize Mayor Phyllis L. Campbell, as agent to execute and deliver, on the behalf of the Town, the contract of sale of the property to execute and deliver, on consummation of the sale, all such deeds, bills of sale, assignments and other instruments of transfer, and do all other things, on behalf of the Town, convenient or necessary to carry out the contract of sale and to execute any and all documents, to that end.

 

This resolution approved by the Brookneal Town Council this 12th day of February 2008.

 

 

_______________________________

Phyllis S. Campbell

Mayor, Town of Brookneal

ATTESTED:

 

________________________________

Bobbie A. Waller

Clerk/Treasurer, Town of Brookneal

 

 

Upon motion by Kenneth Jennings, seconded by Tracy Meisenbach, and unanimously carried, Council approved the preceding resolution outlining the sale of the Bassett Walker property to American Plastics and also authorized Mayor Phyllis Campbell to execute this resolution in the name of the Town of Brookneal.

 

A verbal vote was also taken as follows:

 

Mr. Jennings                Aye                 Mr. Adams      Aye

Ms. Meisenbach          Aye                 Mr. Hailey       Aye

Mr. Nowlin                 Aye                 Mr. Jean          Aye

 

Mayor Campbell         Aye

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

Upon motion by Stacey Hailey, seconded by James Nowlin and unanimously carried, Council approved the agenda for the February 12, 2008, regular meeting of the Brookneal Town Council with the following additions 1) Closed Session under VA Code Section 2.2-3711 (A) (1) requested by Mr. Kenneth Jennings to discuss personnel related to the Town Manager’s position 2) Resolution for the Adoption of the Campbell County All Hazards All Disciplines Plan (Emergency Operations Plan)

 

 

MINUTES

 

Upon motion by Kenneth Jennings, seconded by Stacey Hailey and unanimously carried, Council approved the January 8, 2008, Town Council minutes.

 

 

TREASURER’S REPORT

 

Mayor Campbell asked that the February 2008 treasurer’s report be 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 January 9, 2008 to February 12, 2008, in the amount of $25,537.75.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

No one appeared before Council for public comment.

 

 

POLICE REPORT

Chief Cousins informed Council that he was able to assist the Brookneal Fire Department with his ATV in the recent forest fires that occurred on Sunday, February 10, 2008.  Officer Earhart passed out a report on traffic citations for January 2008 outlining traffic stops made and citations issued during the month of January.

 

 

PUBLIC WORKS REPORT

Public Works Director Mike Crews informed Council of a meeting concerning the Region 2000 Regional Water Supply Plan that is being held on February 28, 2008 at the Lynchburg City Hall 2nd Floor Training Room.  Everyone is invited to attend.  He also announced that the Town did receive the $1 million downtown revitalization grant.  The grant meeting will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.  Department of Housing and Community Development representatives will be here to work towards getting the Town under contract for this grant.

 

REQUEST FOR TRANSFER OF APPROPRIATION

Upon motion from Kenneth Jennings, seconded by Richard Adams, and unanimously carried, Council approved the transfer of appropriation as outlined below by the Clerk/Treasurer:

 

 

REQUEST FOR TRANSFER OF APPROPRIATION

To:       Brookneal Town Council

Date:    February 12, 2008

The following Appropriation Transfer is requested:

General Fund

Category--Expense ADD New Total

Legal & Professional—01-1204-3002                                         $ 185.00                    $ 21,898.50

Category—Expense DELETE New Total

Library—Heating—01-7105-5102                                               $ 185.00                    $   3,177.00

To cover invoice of February 5, 2008 for Overbey, Hawkins & Wright.

General Fund

Category—Expense ADD New Total

Public Works—Overtime—01-4101-1002                                   $1,000.00                  $   6,000.00

Category—Expense DELETE New Total

USDA Grant Fund—Comm.Bldg.—01-8102-7011                       $1,000.00                  $   5,000.00

To cover overtime for the Public Works Department through 6/30/08.

General Fund

Category—Expense ADD New Total

Sanitation—Overtime—01-4203-1002                                        $   500.00                  $   3,500.00

Category—Expense DELETE New Total

Sanitation—Workman’s Comp.—01-4203-2011                         $   347.25                  $   1,065.00

Category—Expense DELETE New Total

USDA Grant Fund—Comm. Bldg.—01-8102-7011                     $   152.75                   $   4,847.25

To cover overtime for the Sanitation Department through 6/30/08.

General Fund

Category—Expense ADD New Total

General Property—Repair—01-4302-5407                                  $  300.00                  $    1,111.00

Category—Expense DELETE New Total

Library—Heating—01-7105-5102                                                 $  300.00                 $    2,877.00

To cover expenses of general property repair through 6/30/08.

Respectfully requested by:

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Treasurer

_________________________________

Date

 

 

BRENDA POOLE REQUEST FOR USE OF THE COMMUNITY BUILDING

Upon motion by James Nowlin, seconded by Robert Jean, and unanimously carried, Council approved a request from Brenda Poole with Campbell County Seniors’ Group for use of the community building on a Saturday for a yard sale to raise funds for a trip to be taken by the senior’s club in the near future.

 

 

SOUTHERN RIVERS WATERSHED PROGRAM GRANT RESOLUTION

The following resolution for the Southern Rivers Watershed Program Grant was presented to Council for their consideration:

TOWN OF BROOKNEAL

SOUTHERN RIVERS WATERSHED PROGRAM GRANT RESOLUTION

 

 

WHEREAS, the Town of Brookneal desires to apply for Southern Rivers Watershed Enhancement Program (SRWEP) funding to construct the “Town of Brookneal Wastewater Improvements Project” which will include process equipment upgrades of the towns 2 wastewater treatment facilities to correct water quality deficiencies, and

 

WHEREAS, in order to construct this project the Town of Brookneal desires to request SRWEP funding through the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development in the amount of $998,750, and

 

WHEREAS, due to the financial burden the Town of Brookneal is currently experiencing, as the result of economic stresses imposed by a vanishing industrial base, it will not, in the foreseeable future, be able to construct these much needed improvements given there are no local, state, or federal funds available to the town at this time, and

 

WHEREAS, in order to pursue SRWEP funding the Town of Brookneal hereby authorizes the Mayor, Phyllis L. Campbell, to sign and submit all appropriate information and required documents necessary to secure SRWEP funding for this extremely critical project.

 

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that the members of the Town Council of the Town of Brookneal do hereby approve the preparation of an application for SRWEP funding in the amount of $998,750 and hereby authorize Mayor Phyllis L. Campbell as their agent to sign legally binding documents on behalf of the Town of Brookneal in its efforts to secure SRWEP funding for the Town of Brookneal’s Wastewater Improvements Project.

 

Approved this 12th day of February, 2008.

 

 

_____________________________________________________________________

Phyllis L. Campbell, Mayor, Town of Brookneal

 

 

_____________________________________________________________________

ATTEST   -  Bobbie Waller, Clerk, Town of Brookneal

 

Upon motion by Tracy Meisenbach, seconded by Stacey Hailey, and unanimously carried, Council approved the preceding resolution for the Southern Rivers Watershed Grant.

 

A verbal vote was taken as follows:

 

Mr. Hailey       Aye                             Mr. Nowlin                 Aye

Mr. Jean          Aye                             Ms. Meisenbach          Aye

Mr. Adams      Aye                             Mr. Jennings                Aye

 

Mayor Campbell         Aye

 

RESOLUTION FOR THE CAMPBELL COUNTY ALL HAZARDS ALL DISCIPLINES PLAN (EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN)

The following resolution was presented to Council for their consideration:

ADOPTION OF THE CAMPBELL COUNTY ALL HAZARDS ALL DISCIPLINES PLAN (EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN)

On motion it was resolved the Town Council adopts the following resolution:

 

WHEREAS, the Town Council of the Town of Brookneal, Virginia recognizes the need to prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural and man-made disasters, and

 

WHEREAS, the Town Council has a responsibility to provide for the safety and well being of its citizens and visitors, and

 

WHEREAS, the Town of Brookneal recognizes that the County of Campbell has established and appointed a Director and Coordinator of Emergency Services.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY PROCLAIMED by the Town Council of the Town of Brookneal, Virginia that this Emergency Operations Plan as revised November 2007 is officially adopted, and

 

IT IS FURTHER PROCLAIMED AND ORDERED that the Director of Emergency Services, or his designees, are tasked and authorized to maintain and revise as necessary this document over the next four-year period or until such time it be ordered to come before the Brookneal Town Council and/or Campbell County Board of Supervisors.

 

Adoption occurred at the regular meeting of the Town of Brookneal Council held on the 12th day of February 2008, at the Brookneal Town Council Chambers, Brookneal, VA.

 

 

APPROVED:

__________________________________

Mayor, Town of Brookneal

 

 

 

ATTEST:

_________________________________

Clerk, Town of Brookneal

 

Upon motion by Tracy Meisenbach, seconded by Stacey Hailey and unanimously carried, Council approved the preceding resolution for the Campbell County Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).  A verbal vote was taken as follows:

 

Mr. Hailey       Aye                 Mr. Nowlin                 Aye

Mr. Jean          Aye                 Ms. Meisenbach          Aye

Mr. Adams      Aye                 Mr. Jennings                Aye

 

Mayor Campbell         Aye

 

 

ITEMS FROM TOWN COUNCIL

Councilperson Nowlin asked that everyone be thinking about Day in the Town, and if you have any ideas or suggestions, please pass them along to Ms. Bobbie Waller.

Councilperson Meisenbach told Council about the Town of Halifax being the first to enact an ordinance that makes it a criminal trespass for anyone to dump chemicals or radioactive materials or anything that affects any of the citizens.  This was done in response to the proposed uranium mining in Pittsylvania County.  She said that this would challenge the State deal and rule law.  She wanted Council to be aware of this issue.

 

Councilperson Jennings asked that the Physical Development Committee get together to discuss the possibility of renting or selling the Kersey building.  Mr. Jennings said that he has been approached by someone regarding a possible sale or lease of the building.

 

 

CLOSED SESSION

Upon motion by Kenneth Jennings, seconded by Tracy Meisenbach, and unanimously carried, Council voted to go into closed session under VA Code Section 2.2-3711 (A)(1) for the purpose of discussing personnel related to the Town Manager’s position.

 

 

CERTIFICATION

Mayor Campbell called for a vote certifying that only those items were discussed as allowed under VA Code Section 2.2-3711 (A)(1) for the purpose of discussing personnel related to the Town Manager’s position.

 

Voting was as follows:

 

Mr. Jean          Aye                  Mr. Nowlin                   Aye

Mr. Hailey       Aye                  Ms. Meisenbach         Aye

Mr. Adams      Aye                  Mr. Jennings               Aye

Mayor Campbell    Aye

 

ADJOURNMENT

Upon motion from Kenneth Jennings and seconded by Robert Jean, Mayor Campbell announced that the February 12, 2008, Council meeting was adjourned.

 

 

 

 

___________________________                  ____________________________

Bobbie A. Waller                                             Phyllis L. Campbell

Clerk/Treasurer                                               Mayor

 

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