January 10, 2012

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

Robert Jean, Tracy Meisenbach, Mark Wilkes, and Barbara Laprade, Council Members

Russell B. Thurston, Town Manager

Bobbie Waller, Clerk/Treasurer

Mike Crews, Public Works Director

Ricky Baldwin, Chief of Police

Absent: Richard Adams, Council Member

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Upon motion by James Nowlin, seconded by Mark Wilkes, and unanimously carried, Council approved the agenda for the January 10, 2012, regular meeting of the Brookneal Town Council.

MINUTES

Upon motion by Robert Jean, seconded by Barbara Laprade, and unanimously carried, Council approved the December 13, 2011, Town Council meeting minutes.

TREASURER'S REPORT

Mayor Campbell asked that the January 2012 treasurer's report be filed for audit.

PRESENTATION AND APPROVAL OF INVOICES

Be it resolved that motion was made by James Nowlin, seconded by Mark Wilkes, and unanimously carried, authorizing the payment of the invoices for the period of December 14, 2011, to January 10, 2012, in the amount of $51,256.56.

POLICE REPORT

Chief Baldwin passed the police report for December out to Council members. He said Officer Mason will start school on January 17.

PUBLIC WORKS REPORT

Public Works Director Mike Crews said Harman Saunders took care of the water standing in the new brick walkway at the corner of Main and Rush Streets. He said the rest of the water meters for the USDA water project came in and will be completed by Haymes Brothers Construction.

TOWN MANAGER REPORT

Town Manager Russell Thurston said that the final approval was received by VDOT to send the Rush Street project out for bid. He said it would be in this Sunday's newspaper. It would then stay out for bid for so many days before bids would be received and opened, but there would not be any actual construction until spring of the year. He said he would be working with Bobbie Waller and Mike Crews on the upcoming budget year.

SETTING THE MEETING DATES FOR 2012 AND APPROVAL OF TOWN HOLIDAYS FOR 2012

Upon motion by James Nowlin, seconded by Robert Jean, and unanimously carried, the Council approved the meeting dates for 2012 and the town holidays for 2012. Clerk/Treasurer Bobbie Waller said that she put Day in the Town on the calendar for May 5th since the consensus from most people was to leave it in May with the Bass Festival. Consensus was to leave it in May.

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

There were no committee recommendations.

ITEMS FROM TOWN COUNCIL

Councilperson Meisenbach said that the old dump truck has become an eyesore. She also asked about having the council members and their contact information on the website. She also asked about having a listing of email addresses for the council members. She also said the physical development committee needs to have a meeting about the cemetery soon.

ADJOURNMENT

Upon motion from James Nowlin, seconded by Mark Wilkes, and unanimously carried, Mayor Campbell announced that the January 10, 2012, meeting was adjourned.

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Bobbie A. Waller Phyllis L. Campbell

Clerk/Treasurer Mayor

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