The Cedar Bluff Town Council is looking at the possibility of raising garbage collections fees by a dollar per month. Mayor Crane said that she understands that everyone has a budget but that this was something that simply has to be done.
The council is planning to hold a special called meeting on September, 28 at 4 p.m. to discuss and then vote on the measure.
The council also agreed to once again purchase a full spread in the NewVision Magazine at a cost of $1,500 and also approved the Alcohol License for the new owners of the Weiss Mart Marina.
In other business, the council voted to change the meeting schedule of the Planning Committee from monthly to quarterly or as needed. Mayor Tammy Crane says that there hasn’t been enough business to warrant holding a monthly meeting; that measure passed unanimously.
Mayor Crane said that her staff is actively working to make sure all the necessary budgets from department heads are turned in soon so that a budget can be presented.
The council also discussed an ordinance that will make Ridge Street from Highway 68 to Old Highway 9 to the school a one way street, the issue will be voted on next month.
Also approved were two resolutions, one being for the Conversion of Unused Sick Leave to Retirement Service Credit and the other Authorizing Sick Leave Donations.
The Mayor also informed the council that the Utility Board has cancelled a lease agreement with the town for the use of property located on Old Highway 9. Since the Utility Board has built their own facility, they no longer need the town’s property.
Mayor Crane also informed the council that they have received a bill from the Town’s attorney for $7,618.75 for services being rendered during litigation with the Utility Board. The town has voted to take the money from the alcohol reserve as it has to be paid immediately. Crane said that to date, the town has had to shell out $20,000 in tax payers’ dollars on the suit. The judge presiding over the case has ordered a jury trial for the matter in November.