April 12, 2016

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, Joseph B. David, Jr., Barbara Laprade, Mark Wilkes, and Richard Adams, Council Members 

Russell Thurston, Town Manager

Bobbie Waller, Clerk/Treasurer

Mike Crews, Public Works Director

Richard Baldwin, Chief of Police

Absent:  Mark Wilkes, Council Member

 

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

 

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

Upon motion by Richard Adams, seconded by Robert Jean, and unanimously carried, Council approved the agenda for the April 12, 2016, regular meeting of the Brookneal Town Council.

MINUTES

 

Upon motion by Robert Jean, seconded by Barbara Laprade, and unanimously carried, Council approved the minutes for the March 8, 2016, Town Council meeting.   

TREASURER’S REPORT

Mayor Campbell asked that the April 2016 treasurer’s report be filed for audit. 

PRESENTATION AND APPROVAL OF INVOICES

 

Be it resolved that motion was made by James Nowlin, seconded by Richard Adams, and unanimously carried, authorizing the payment of the invoices for the period of March 9, 2016 to April 12, 2016, in the amount of $15,554.49.

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Conner Francis, William Campbell student and student representative on the Brookneal Town Council, appeared before Council to let everyone know that he has been accepted into an internship with Rep. Robert Hurt this summer in Washington, D.C.  He said he would appreciate any financial help he can get with this endeavor because he has to pay for his own housing while in Washington, D.C. 

POLICE REPORT

 

Police Chief Richard Baldwin presented the police report for March 2016.  He said there were 88 calls for service in March of which 69 were answered by the Brookneal Police Department and 19 were answered by Campbell County Sheriff’s Office.  He said the police Dodge charger is in the shop for repairs that are 95% covered by warranty.  He said the scam/fraud meeting is Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 6 p.m.  He said he will be doing the drug take back program again on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Food Lion in town. 

PUBLIC WORKS REPORT

Public Works Director Mike Crews said they he has 2 temporary employees in the Town maintenance department.  He said the Brookneal Dixie Boys had their opening ceremonies on April 10 and the Dixie Girls are having their opening ceremonies on April 16.  He said Norfolk and Southern purchased about 40,000 gallons of water over the weekend, and we would receive revenues for that sale of water at $20/per 1000 gallons.  He said they would be doing their next TTHM sample on April 13, and hopefully they will get good results.  He said this would be the last week for spring cleanup.  

TOWN MANAGER REPORT

Town Manager Russell Thurston said that he is working on the VDOT permit for Day in the Town.  He said that there is a Region 2000 dinner in Appomattox on April 21, 2016.

FINANCE AND PLANNING COMMITTEE PRESENT THE 16/17 BUDGET TO COUNCIL

 

Finance and Planning Committee Chairperson Richard Adams said that a balanced budget is being presented to the Council.  Town Manager Russell Thurston presented the budget to the committee at the 6:00 p.m.

RECOMMENDATION TO ADVERTISE PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE FY16/17 BUDGET ALONG WITH THE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT FOR 2016

 

Upon motion by Richard Adams, seconded by Joseph David, and unanimously carried, the Council voted to advertise for a public hearing for the FY 2016-2017 general fund budget, water and sewer fund budgets and the PPTRA (Personal Property Tax Relief Act) for 2016. 

A verbal vote was taken as follows:

Ms. Laprade             Aye                                    Mr. Nowlin                        Aye

Mr. Jean            Aye                                    Mayor Campbell            Aye

Mr. Adams            Aye                                    Mr. David                        Aye

REQUEST FOR TRANSFERS OF APPROPRIATION

 

Upon motion by Robert Jean, seconded by Joseph David, and unanimously carried, the Council voted to approve the following transfers of appropriation:

REQUEST FOR TRANSFER OF APPROPRIATION

 

To:            Brookneal Town Council

Date:            April 12, 2016

 

The following Appropriation Transfer is requested for FY2016:

Category---Expense                                                INCREASE      New Total        Balance in Account

Information Technology—-01-1227-5403              $   354.99      $  4,989.99            $         0.00

Category—Revenue                                                DECREASE      New Total        Balance in Account

Contingency Fund—01-8102-7010                          $   354.99      $  3,584.88          $  3,584.88

To cover the cost of web hosting.

Category---Expense                                                INCREASE      New Total        Balance in Account

Recreation Repairs & Maint.—-01-7104-5407              $1.926.05      $  8,026.05            $         0.00

Category—Revenue                                                DECREASE      New Total        Balance in Account

Contingency Fund—01-8102-7010                          $1,926.05     $  1,658.83           $  1,658.83

To cover the cost of refinishing the upstairs hardwood floors at the community building, stripping, and waxing the downstairs floors and heat pump repairs in the upstairs.

Respectfully requested by:

_________________________________                        __________________________________

Treasurer                                                                                    Date

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

There were no committee recommendations.

 

ITEMS FROM TOWN COUNCIL

 

There were no items from Town Council.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Upon motion by Robert Jean, seconded by James Nowlin, and unanimously carried, Mayor Campbell announced that the April 12, 2016 Council meeting was adjourned. 

___________________________                        ____________________________

Bobbie A. Waller                                                Phyllis Campbell

Clerk/Treasurer                                                Mayor

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