In a closely watched vote, aldermen voted 4-2 to purchase twelve new police vehicles through a half million dollar loan. The Board also recognized World War I veteran Birt Moses Buchanan, set the budget schedule for the next fiscal year, and approved $4,000 for Keep Fayetteville-Lincoln County Beautiful.
The February BMA meeting agenda can be found here . You’ll find the FPU livestream of the meeting below.
Highlights and Votes
After hearing reports from the FLC County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, Fayetteville Main Street, and standing committees, the aldermen cast votes for these items:
- Ordinance 2019-02 – Retirement Policy – Passed Unanimously
- Resolution R-19-04 – Honoring World War I veteran Birt Moses Buchanan – Passed Unanimously
- Request for Funding for Police Vehicles – $508,554.65 – Passed 4-2 with Aldermen Bryant, Allen, Small, and Martinez voting yes and Aldermen Alder and Hartman voting no. An earlier motion from Alderman Hartman to postpone this vote for one month failed to pass with Aldermen Hartman and Alder voting yes and Aldermen Allen, Bryant, Martinez, and Small voting no.
- Recycle Center – Keep Fayetteville-Lincoln County Beautiful Final Funding Request of $4,000.00 – Passed Unanimously
- 2020 Budget Schedule – Passed Unanimously
- Returned Check Policy – Passed Unanimously
- Junior’s House Walk Permit – Passed Unanimously
- IDB Appointment – Russ Dixon – Passed Unanimously
Aldermen Hartman and Bryant had a spirited debate around the purchase of new Tahoes and pickups for the Fayetteville Police Department. That discussion starts around the 32-minute mark in the video below.
As always, take some time and watch the meeting. It’s best to hear from the aldermen and other city officials directly, especially in votes with lots of public debate like this month.
Mark your calendars for next month’s meeting on Tuesday March 12th at 5pm.
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