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July 11, 2017

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
Richard Adams, Robert Jean, Mark Wilkes, and Joseph David
Russell Thurston, Town Manager
Bobbie Waller, Clerk/Treasurer
Mike Crews, Public Works Director
Richard Baldwin, Chief of Police
Absent: Barbara Laprade

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Upon motion by Joseph David, seconded by Richard Adams, and unanimously carried, Council approved the agenda for the July 11, 2017, regular meeting of the Brookneal Town Council.

MINUTES

Upon motion by Mark Wilkes, seconded by James Nowlin, and unanimously carried, Council approved the minutes for the June 13, 2017, Town Council meeting.

TREASURER’S REPORT

Mayor Campbell asked that the July 2017 treasurer’s report be filed for audit.

PRESENTATION AND APPROVAL OF INVOICES

Be it resolved that motion was made by James Nowlin, seconded by Robert Jean and unanimously carried, authorizing the payment of the invoices for the period of June 14, 2017 to July 11, 2017, in the amount of $9,932.74.

PUBLIC COMMENT

No one appeared before Council during public comment.

POLICE REPORT

Chief Richard Baldwin presented the police report for June 2017. He said of the 95 calls for service, 78 were answered by the Brookneal Police Department. He thanked the Town for the new Chevrolet Tahoe. He said Fun Float Day on June 24 went good; he said there was a huge crowd and there were no problems.

PUBLIC WORKS REPORT

Public Works Director Mike Crews said that the Foster and Carr families made a donation to the town of $1,500 to repair the picnic tables at the ball park. He said the Dixie Boys are hosting a state tournament for 16 teams of coach pitch and ozone players at the ball park starting July 14. He said they are predicting thousands of people in town for this tournament. 

He said they have an opening in the maintenance department, and are working on filling that.

TOWN MANAGER REPORT

Town Manager Russell Thurston said that the maintenance department did get a new zero turn lawn mower in June. Mr. Thurston read a thank you letter from Red Hill for the use of the Town’s generator for July 4th.

Mr. Thurston said that he and Mrs. Waller talked with Cindy Bomar from USDA about applying for a grant for a garbage truck. He said Ms. Bomar is going to get the Town an application for this. He said the garbage truck the Town has now is a 2010, and it is seriously time to start looking for another truck. He said it takes quite a while to complete the process, and it could be a year to a year and a half to get the grant.

Mr. Thurston said that a gentleman named Mr. Bobbitt from the Gladys/Winfall area came to meet with him today to discuss interest in a ruritan club in the Brookneal area. He said that they are going to have an organizational meeting on July 24 to discuss interest in the area. He said that Mr. Bobbitt will come to talk to Council at the August 2017 meeting.

REQUEST FOR APPROPRIATION TRANSFERS 

Upon motion by Joseph David, seconded by Mark Wilkes, and unanimously carried, the Council voted to authorize the following appropriation transfers.

REQUEST FOR TRANSFERS OF APPROPRIATION

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COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

There were no committee recommendations.

ADJOURNMENT

Upon motion by Richard Adams, seconded by Robert Jean, and unanimously carried, Mayor Campbell announced that the July 11, 2017, Council meeting was adjourned.

 

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