The Cedar Bluff Town Council held their regular meeting on Monday night with the relatively short agenda. The Council approved minutes from the December meeting in addition to approving the financial reports and receiving reports from Police Chief Chris O’Neal and Fire Chief Matthew Sprayberry.
The Council also heard from Kathy Marko representing the Family Care Center of Cherokee County. Marko made a presentation to the council regarding the Center’s mission to raise awareness and seek support of the organization. The Family Care Center in Centre helps to distribute more than 500 boxes of food a month to needy families in Cherokee County; they also distribute household items, clothing and furniture.
The Council also heard from resident Marsha Castile concerning an animal control issue – Mrs. Castile recently had an issues with a vicious dog in her neighborhood on Summerplace Road. Cedar Bluff Police Chief Chris O’Neal explained that he would have his department in conjunction with Cherokee County Animal Control address the situation under the Vicious Dog Act of Alabama.
Cedar Bluff resident Rickey Steele made a proposal to the town which if approved would grant him the authority to upkeep all fire hydrants located within the town limits. That would include making sure the hydrants are painted, mowed around, sprayed around etc. The only discrepancy was the matter of who actually owned the hydrants, the Town of Cedar Bluff or the Utilities Board of the Town of Cedar Bluff. No decision was made regarding the matter until city officials can find out some additional information.
The Council also approved the 2020 meeting schedule.
A motion was approved to purchase new computers for the police department in addition, a motion was also approved for the purchase of new tires for the Fire Departments Engine #62.
The Council also approved the posting for a part-time Court Magistrate.
The next Cedar Bluff Town Council meeting will be Monday, February 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Town Hall.