On the agenda were topics including fracking, the banning of synthetic drugs and a master plan for the city's libraries.
The council heard a lengthy presentation from a PhD who has studied fracking extensively. He encouraged council members to put in place restrictions that would help safeguard the local water supply.
Council members also unanimously shot down a proposal by Victor Hernandez that would have allocated money to pay a consulting firm to make a new master plan for the city's libraries. Hernandez and other council members pointed out that such a plan had not been updated since the mid 1980s.
During the public comments portion of Thursday's meeting, council members heard from an 18-year-old resident who spoke out against banning any synthetic drugs.
Councilman Floyd Price said he had seen the effects of drugs first-hand as a police officer and did not believe anyone should have access to drugs, especially children.
Mayor Pro Tem Karen Gibson told the speaker he would change his mind on the issue decades from now when he had children.
Council members later approved a resolution offered by Hernandez to have the Health Department begin studying the side effects of synthetic drugs.