The Cedar Bluff Town Council held their regular meeting on Monday evening. The council approved the minutes from the previous meeting and also approved the financial statements from the previous two months. Police Chief Steve Walden also presented the council with the monthly report for the police department.In other business, the council adopted a resolution in support of the “Back to School” Sales Tax Holiday which is set to take place July 19-21, 2019.
The council also voted to declare a 1988 Caterpillar D-7 Dozer belonging to the police department as surplus property to be sold on Govdeals with a minimum bid of $30,000. Money derived from the sale of the equipment will go back into the police department budget.
Following some brief discussion, the council voted to approve the posting for an additional police officer. Mayor Tammy Crane told the council that rather than paying the current officers overtime, it would be more feasible to hire an additional officer.
Mayor Crane said that recently officers have been working 8-10 hours of overtime per officer per week. The job will be posted for a period of three weeks.
The Cedar Bluff Town Council meets on second Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m.