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By EMILY KUBIS

The Brentwood City Commission approved a $10,000 budgetary expense for a child-counseling center and its services to the Brentwood Police Department at its Monday meeting.

The Davis House Child Advocacy Center (CAC) provides forensic interviews and counseling services for children affected by sexual or physical abuse and their families.

The Davis House Child Advocacy Center (CAC) provides forensic interviews and counseling services for children affected by sexual or physical abuse and their families.

The Center serves several counties in the area, but the majority of its clients are from Williamson County, executive director Marcus Stamps told the commission.

“This isn’t a donation,” said Commissioner Anne Dunn, explaining that if a psychologist was hired on an irregular basis instead of a consistent service, “we’d surpass $10,000 in a heartbeat.”

The commission also approved the following items on the consent agenda:

Approving the sale of surplus city property, including an outdated fire tanker and ladder truck, trucks and equipment from the Service Department and various computers and laptops. The city intends to sell the larger items online and the rest at a public auction planned for this fall.

The purchase of six 2014 Dodge Charger police vehicles, five of which were listed in the police department’s equipment replacement schedule, and the sixth will replace a vehicle destroyed in a traffic crash in May. The city received $28,618 from the driver’s insurance company to pay for the vehicle.

The purchase of four electronic defibrillators from Physio Control for the Fire and Rescue Department, expected to cost $119,682 and will be taken out of the Capital Improvements Program.

The Commission also met with members of the Brentwood High School Best Buddies program, a leadership program that creates partnerships for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Updated on Thursday, August 29: The Board of Commissioners also designated November 13 as Best Buddies Day, to inform the community about the program, spread acceptance and cease derogatory language toward people with disabilities. 

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