Public Works Director Dean Tanner will purchase a Ford 150 truck for departmental purposes for around $21,000.
Tanner will also purchase $14,000 in camera equipment for the Buchanan Water and Sewer Department with SPLOST funds. The equipment will be used in the evaluation of sewer line problems, preventing the city from damaging and digging up streets, he said. Tanner borrowed similar equipment from the City of Bremen and said “it worked very well.”
Tanner also said a farmer’s market is being planned for Saturdays this year, based on the success of the Key Ingredients farmer’s markets held at city hall in February.
“Every town in Georgia has something like this but Haralson County does not,” he said.
The farmer’s market is still under development by Historical Society President Karen Higgins and area farmers. It will be held in one of the city’s parking lots in downtown Buchanan, Tanner said.
City council also discussed the hiring process for the new sheriff of the Buchanan Police Department. City council has narrowed down the candidates from 13 down to five based on criteria they were looking for in a police chief. Mayor Benjamin Biggers asked city council members to review the candidates’ background checks with city clerk personnel present to be in accordance with the law.
The city also adopted an updated and comprehensive alcohol ordinance and fee schedule. Council member Westmoreland voted against the alcohol ordinance and fee schedule.
To learn more about the alcohol ordinance, contact Buchanan City Hall at 770-646-3081.