Appointments were made Tuesday to the City of Centre’s new SPARK Committee, but not without an Executive Session.
Centre City Councilman Marc Johnson made the motion to go into the private session.
Mayor Tony Wilkie then asked for a legal opinion from City Attorney Al Shumaker.
Council Members Glenn Chandler and Bess Yarbrough voted against the Executive Session.
Alabama Code states you can go into Executive Session to discuss job performance, general reputation and character, physical condition, professional competence and mental health, including characteristics or actions of a person directly involving good or bad ethical conduct, moral turpitude or suspected criminal activity.
Following the Executive Session, the council approved the appointments of Sid Garrett, Jerry Culberson, Jeff Higgins, Jay Howell, Kelly Turner, Tommy Moon and Melvyn Salter to the committee, along with council members Johnson and Derrick Wheeler and Mayor Wilkie.
The all-volunteer committee will meet once a month and discuss possibilities for new recreational development and creating new streams of revenue for Centre.
After tabling the issue last month, the Centre City Council voted to award a bid for the renovation of the restrooms at the city park during their Tuesday night meeting.
Only one bid came in at 44-thousand 450 dollars.
Mayor Tony Wilkie.
In other action, the council voted to give 1-thousand 419 dollars and 52 cents to the Centre Otters swim team.
The team is prepping for the ARPA State Swim Meet in Cullman this Friday and Saturday in Cullman.
The money will help pay for lodging for the team members.