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On Monday Jan. 28, a special called meeting will be held at Brighton Town Hall to discuss and approve bills not previously approved at the board’s regular meeting on Jan. 9. 

At last week’s meeting, alderman Shane Greer brought into question certain expenditures he believed needed further explanation. 

While minutes were being read for approval, he asked why the city had spent thousands of dollars at Sam’s Club.

Mayor Sarah Crocker explained that the charges were related to a Christmas basketball tournament and the beginning of the current basketball season. 

She explained one large charge, in the amount of $1,100, was to stock the concession stand. 

She said the town spends approximately $2,000 every two weeks on concession purchases.

“Where do we get to see revenue coming in from the concession stand?” Greer asked

 As of the meeting, total revenues were $672.50. 

 “I don’t think that’s right, but it’s only one week of concessions,” Crocker said, assuring the board there was still food in the concession stand. She further explained that some of the monies spent have been on items such as basketballs. 

“That (food) should last a long time,” alderwoman Stephanie Washam said.

“It usually last two to three weeks,” answered Crocker.

Greer also questioned as to why the town received a $182 Southwest Electric bill. Mayor Crocker informed him that nobody has been at the baseball fields using the facility.

Greer stated, “I don’t want my name approving something that shouldn’t have been approved.” 

Town recorder Tammy McKinney showed the board a detailed credit card and expenditure statement and explained all the several small Sam’s Club purchases amount, in total, to the current numbers before the board. 

She showed, on the bills, various small detailed purchases, in explanation to the total amounts to the board. McKinney said items such as basketballs, office supplies and various miscellaneous items required for running the town. 

The Leader previously reported the minutes from the December meeting had not been approved. The minutes were approved but the alderman did not make a motion to pay the town’s bills. We apologize for this error. 

Brighton’s special called meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m.

Echo Day is The Leader's managing editor. To contact her, call 901-476-7116 or email eday@covingtonleader.com.