Childersburg honors standout students

The Childersburg City Council met Tuesday, June 6th at 6:00 p.m. with the following agenda items:

The Mayor read proclamations honoring the four members of the Childersburg High Track Team 4 X 100 Relay State Champions ( Jakiah Roston, Jailah Swain, Alexus Wilson, and Dimina Garrett & led by Coach Evelyn Reeves), as well as Varsity Brand National Spirit Award winner Isaiah Jones.

The Council approved a meeting date change from July 4th to July 11th of this year. They also recognized the following official City holidays: Thanksgiving (November 23rd & 24th), and Christmas (December 25th & 26th) this year.

Several items were approved concerning Fire Department employment: Caleb Williams as a Part-Time Temporary (as needed) Advanced Firefighter at a rate of $12.42 per hour; and Permanent Part-Time & Permanent Full Time employees classified under the same pay scale.

The Council approved three Street Department items: Purchase of replacement signs (not to exceed $800); Repairs to Hickory Street ditch for erosion prevention (not to exceed $800); and Installation of Street Light #2-253354 at Tyler Circle.

Approval was given for invoices totalling $218,999.99.

The Council gave permission to the Childersburg Historic Preservation Commission to seek bids on a new patio area at the Painwater Butler House Museum.

During the Town Hall portion of the meeting, the Mayor answered questions concerning nusiance abatement efforts for over-grown yards by saying that certified letters are going out as offending properties are identified in each district. The Mayor praised the efforts of the American Legion Post #68 for their inspirational Memorial Day program at Veterans Park on 8th Street SW.

Jim Dennis officially announced a new seasonal business to be located at Kymulga Grist Mill Park. “Christmas in the Pines” will feature a 1-mile Christmas light trail with 1.2-million lights, along with a food court, vendors, and more from 5:00 to 10:30 p.m. daily from November 17th through December 3rd. There will be a mid-December concert featuring a Grammy nominated artist. Dennis thanked City officials and the Greater Coosa Valley Chamber of Commerce for their help and support.

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