January 8, 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

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

Upon motion by Kenneth Jennings, seconded by James Nowlin and unanimously carried, Council approved the agenda for the January 8, 2008, regular meeting of the Brookneal Town Council.

 

 

MINUTES

 

Upon motion by Richard Adams, seconded by James Nowlin and unanimously carried, Council approved the December 11, 2007 Town Council minutes.

 

 

TREASURER’S REPORT

 

Mayor Campbell asked that the January 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 December 12, 2007, to January 8, 2008, in the amount of $28,482.53.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Ricky Trent, of Nathalie, appeared before Council concerning a water bill he has for the old fire department building he is currently renting from the Brookneal Fire Department.  He had a leak, and is requesting an adjustment on his water bill. Ms. Bobbie Waller explained the policy of the one time adjustment to Mr. Trent.  She told him that he was entitled to an adjustment on one bill in a 12 month period.  She told him she would figure the adjustment and give him a call.

 

 

POLICE REPORT

 

Chief Cousins said that he had had a complaint about trucks parking at Subway/Expressway and other drivers not being able to see around them.  He also said that he was told at the Public Safety meeting on Monday night that the County would be going to a new radio system in June of this year.

 

 

REQUEST FOR TRANSFER OF APPROPRIATION

Upon motion from Kenneth Jennings, seconded by Tracy Meisenbach, 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:    January 8, 2008

The following Appropriation Transfer is requested:

General Fund

Category--Expense INCREASE NEW TOTAL

Police—Overtime--01-3101-1002                                                $ 1,679.11                     $ 6,679.11

Category—Revenue INCREASE NEW TOTAL

Court Fines--01-1401-0100                                                         $ 1,679.11                     $  3,679.11

To cover overtime expenses of the Police Department

General Fund

Category--Expense ADD New Total

Legal & Professional—01-1204-3002                                         $ 252.00                    $21,713.50

Category—Expense DELETE New Total

Library—Heating—01-7105-5102                                               $ 252.00                    $ 3,362.00

To cover invoice of January 1, 2008 for Overbey, Hawkins & Wright

General Fund

Category—Expense ADD New Total

Police—Uniforms—01-3101-5410                                              $ 369.13                    $ 2,869.13

Category—Expense DELETE New Total

Police—Telecommunications—01-3101-5203                            $ 369.13                    $ 2,830.87

To cover Gall’s invoices for the Police Dept.

Respectfully requested by:

_________________________________

Treasurer

_________________________________

Date

 

 

APPROVAL OF MEETING DATES AND HOLIDAYS FOR 2008

Upon motion by Kenneth Jennings, seconded by James Nowlin, and unanimously carried, Council approved the following meeting dates, budget work session dates, budget timetable and holidays for 2008:

 

Budget work sessions:

 

January 25, 2008  at 5:00 p.m.

February 12, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. (work session before regular Council meeting at 7:00 p.m.)

February 25, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.

 

 

Budget Timetable:

 

March 11, 2008 Council Meeting—present preliminary budget to Council

April 8, 2008 Council Meeting—present final budget draft to Council

May 13, 2008 Council Meeting—public hearing on the budget

June 10, 2008 Council Meeting—Final Budget approval

 

 

Holidays:

 

January 1—New Year’s Day

January 21—Lee/Jackson/King Day

February 18—President’s Day

May 26—Memorial Day

July 4—Independence Day

September 1—Labor Day

October 13—Columbus Day

November 27 & 28—Thanksgiving

December 24 & 25—Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

 

 

Meeting Dates:

 

January 8, 2008

February 12, 2008

March 11, 2008

April 8, 2008

May 13, 2008

June 10, 2008

July 8, 2008

August 12, 2008

September 9, 2008

October 14, 2008

November 11, 2008

December 9, 2008

 

 

FY 06/07 AUDIT

Upon motion by Richard Adams, seconded by Kenneth Jennings, and unanimously carried, Council approved the FY 06/07 audit as presented.

 

ITEMS FROM TOWN COUNCIL

Mayor Campbell thanked everyone who helped with the bloodmobile at the community building on January 7, 2008.  It turned out to be a success.

 

Vice Mayor Nowlin reminded everyone that Day in the Town is coming up soon on May 3, 2008.  He wants to make it bigger and better this year.  He asked that any ideas and suggestions that you have to please share them with him.

 

 

CLOSED SESSION

Upon motion by Robert Jean, seconded by Stacey Hailey, and unanimously carried, Council voted to go into closed session under VA Code 2.2-3711 (A)(3) for the purpose of discussing the disposition of real property.

 

 

CERTIFICATION

Mayor Campbell called for a vote certifying that only those items were discussed as allowed under VA Code 2.2-3711 (A)(3) for the purpose of discussing the disposition of real property.

 

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

Upon motion by Richard Adams, seconded by Kenneth Jennings, with Mr. Hailey and Ms. Meisenbach voting against, Council voted to authorize the Interim Town Manager, Mike Crews, to advertise the property located at 536 Cook Avenue for sale for the price of $250,000, and to also authorize him to enter into discussions with any prospective buyer and/or to negotiate terms associated with any letter of intent.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

Upon motion from James Nowlin and seconded by Stacey Hailey, Mayor Campbell announced that the January 8, 2008, Council meeting was adjourned.

 

 

 

 

___________________________                  ____________________________

Bobbie A. Waller                                             Phyllis L. Campbell

Clerk/Treasurer                                               Mayor

 

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