It was a very productive meeting of the Cedar Bluff Town Council on Monday, the council approved the minutes as well as the financial reports for the month of March and received quarterly reports from the police and fire departments.
Cedar Bluff Fire Chief Shawn Rogers commended the members of his department for the hard work on what was an extremely busy quarter for the fire department.
In other business, the council went into a very brief Executive Session to discuss the good name and character of an individual and upon their return unanimously appointed former Cedar Bluff Utility Board member Donald Sanders to fill the vacant District 2 seat recently held by DeWayne Agan who recently resigned, Sanders will be officially sworn in by Municipal Court Judge Shane Givens on Thursday at 2:30.
A motion was also passed allowing for all monies from the AT&T Tower to be placed into the general operations account until the future council sees fit to re-appropriate it as it is needed, the most recent appropriation for the month will be used for emergency repairs that had to be done to a drain tile near the Child Development Center.
The council also passed a resolution recognizing the Back to School Sales Tax Holiday during the weekend of August 5th, 2016.
Mayor Crane in updating the council on Liberty Day plans said the BMX Stunt show will once again be returning to perform three shows throughout the day in addition to a Corn Hole Tournament that will be new to Liberty Day this year, because of the great success, the council has also decided that the first Saturday of each month will be designated as the day for the community wide yard sale that has recently taken place.
Also, due to the rising cost of BBQ the Cedar Bluff Fire Department will be selling hamburgers, hotdogs and rib eye steak sandwiches at Liberty Day this year in lieu of BBQ as they have done in the past.
Mayor Crane also noted that due to some extensive termite damage from years past, the Cedar Bluff Community Center will soon be undergoing some extensive renovations – the council is currently in the process of gathering further assessments on either getting the building repaired or possibly replacing the facility all together.