During this week’s meeting of the Cedar Bluff Town Council, the council adopted a resolution which will bring into effect a three percent tax on lodging which is in line with surrounding municipalities.
By law that ordinance must be posted for one week prior to it taking effect. The council also received reports from the police department as well as the building inspector and approved the minutes from the previous meeting and the bills for payment.
Cedar Bluff resident John Hyatt addressed the council concerning a recently formed Community Improvement Program; Hyatt said that there main goal is to find better ways to attract more people to Cedar Bluff which ultimately will result in more revenue for the city.
Some brief discussion was also given concerning some property at the end of Reese Street, the town is in discussion with Alabama Power about the possibility of a lease agreement to construct a Park on the site.
A proposed park concept plan has been submitted which will include walking trails, a fishing pier, pavilions, picnic tables a designated swimming area, a boat dock, restrooms and a parking area.
Following a presentation by Cedar Bluff Fire Chief Shawn Rogers, who is also a member of the Cherokee County Radio Communications Committee; the council approved the purchase of new radio equipment for the Cedar Bluff Police Department in order for them to be able to come onto the new P-25 Radio System.
The total cost of those radios, six handhelds and five for each patrol vehicle will be $19,356.13 the council voted to take that money from the alcohol fund, this price includes a forty five percent discount to the town offered exclusively through Motorola.
In other business the council voted to approve the minutes from the previous meeting, approved the financial statements for the month and received the police department report for the month of April.