The City of Centre should see some savings on its electricity bill, thanks to a recently awarded grant.
Mayor Tony Wilkie explained.
During Tuesday’s Centre Council meeting, the Mayor also put forth an idea regarding how the city could pay to put up the new lights at the Dixie Youth Field….A Haunted House.
Haunted Houses have proved to be big moneymakers in other communities.
Wilkie says it could be run and staffed by volunteers and the proceeds from admission could go toward putting up the light and other improvements at the field.
The council expressed support for the idea, which will now move forward.
In other action, local Dixie Youth President Bill Hawkins was on hand to present a baseball signed by members of the Ozone team as a thank you to the council for all they did to help the team during their recent tournament run.
Also Tuesday night, no one spoke during a public hearing regarding the zoning ordinance, which was then adopted by the council.
The zoning map is still being worked on and could go before the council at their next meeting.
Also, the council approved a Class 1 Retail Liquor License for Wise Guys Pizzaria and Bar.
Toward the end of the meeting, Councilman Marc Johnson made a motion to appoint fellow council member Phillip Roberts to a vacant seat on the water board.
City Attorney Al Shumaker asked that the action be delayed so he could check the city’s Articles of Incorporation to make sure a sitting councilman is permitted to serve on the water board.
Shumaker said he thinks it would be okay but wants to make sure.
Johnson then rescinded the motion.