"I've been on this thing for about nine months now," Massey said, "and I have to say this is the most lopsided council I've ever been on in my life."
Massey went on to say he felt the council was not involved enough in the operations of the city. He said that he felt the council should be kept better informed of what the city is doing.
"You know you ain't never seen government ran like this," Massey said.
In other action, Cindy Humphrey, president of the Benham Garden Club, presented some American flags to the city on behalf of the club and Mr. and Mrs. Doug Stone. These were presented in honor of veterans on Veterans Day.
Dodd announced that the city would be having a Veterans Day celebration on Saturday at 11 a.m. He said everyone is welcome. Everyone will meet in front of city hall for the raising of the flag and prayer. Everyone will then go to the theater for a special program. After the program, Dodd said he would be sponsoring lunch at the Benham School House Inn.
Lt. Col. John Luttrell, who is the commanding officer of the National Guard 149th infantry "Mountain Warriors" based in Harlan, will be the guest speaker for the event.
Debbie Hammond, representing the Tri Cities Grand Reunion Committee, thanked the city for allowing the committee to use a building to have a spook house this Halloween, presented the council with a check for $1,000. This was a share of the profits made from the spook house.
The council voted to sell approximately 1 acre of hillside land in Benham for $1,000. The only person to vote against this was council member Carl Shoupe.
The council heard and approved the city's financial report for October.
The council also approved the minutes from the meeting on Oct. 11 and the special called meeting from Oct. 8.