The Childersburg City Council approved Resolution 2017-21, which put in place their Fiscal Year 2018 Operating Budget, totalling $4,725,900 with a $1,008 surplus. The budget takes into consideration a newly developed pay scale for the Childersburg Police Department, which will provide salary increases depending on rank. The City will also be picking up an additional 10-percent of employee medical insurance.
Also gaining APPROVAL was the City’s liability insurance proposed by The Insurance Place.
The Council approved a request from the Fire Department to hire Bud Sharp as a Fire /Medic at $12.42 on part time temporary-as needed basis with no benefits. Also approved were Dylan Jenkins and Brittany Brown, hired as ambulance drivers at $25 per call.
Approval was given to pay invoices in the amount of $82,907.05.
The Council approved travel and registration expenses for a flag football team representing the Childersburg Parks & Recreation Department to go to Trussville on Saturday, November 5th for the state recreation tournament.
Jo Warlick was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Josh Parris on the Parks & Recreation Board for a term ending September 21, 2020.
The Council authorized Mayor Wesson to complete an agreement with Waste Recycling for a cardboard bailer. As part of the agreement, Waste Recycling will provide the bailer, its installation and maintenance for the next year. In return, Waste Recycling will get the first 40-tons of recyclable cardboard.
During the Town Hall portion of the meeting, Mayor Wesson said that the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at 6:00 p.m. at the Butler-Harris Rainwater House. At 7:00 p.m., in what will become Desoto Park adjacent to the Police Department, another ceremony will be held honoring first responders and their families. In between, those, Santa will be in Kiwanis Park to greet the children with hot chocolate and cookies.
Chamber Ambassador and Childersburg High School student Miranda Brunn announced the formation of “Throws of Love,” a non-profit to serve the elderly in the community.