Jay and Ken Patel, Owners of the Weiss Mart Marina in Cedar Bluff have generously donated $1,000 toward the purchase of a Thermal Imaging Camera for the Cedar Bluff Fire Department.
Cedar Bluff Mayor Tammy made that announcement during Monday’s meeting of the Town Council.
The council has adopted a proclamation declaring August 10-16 as National Health Care Center Week – and also voted to accept a piece of property located at 4751 Cedar Street which was donated to the town by Wells Fargo Bank after a demolition order was carried out on the existing structures located on the property – The town will inherit a sizeable piece of property along with a large storage building.
In other business, Nell Oliver representing the Towns 20th Century Club proposed a date of November 22 to hold the town’s annual Lighting of the Park event and council voted to accept that date.
Joy Ballenger with the Cherokee County Chapter of the American Red Cross was also in attendance at the meeting to give the council an update from the previous year – Ballenger said that the Red Cross had an average of 60 clients last year providing some $400-$800 per family with at least four of those families coming from Cedar Bluff.
Ballenger encouraged the council along with other municipalities across the county to continue to support the Red Cross so that the services will be readily available when they are needed.
Near the end of the meeting Councilman Dewayne Agan informed the town that he had received several complaints concerning some individuals dumping grey water into the lake or allowing it run freely into the drain ditch – he then informed the council that there was no sewer ordinance currently in place and therefore no way to impose fines on those who are currently dumping illegally.
At the request of Mayor Crane an Advisory Committee has been assembled comprised of Councilman Agan, Councilman Norman Burton, Councilman Jerry Sprayberry and Jeff Harrell with the Cedar Bluff Utility Board – the panel is currently reviewing several ordinances from other municipalities and will report back to the council when they meet again later in the month.
In an update, Mayor Crane also informed those in attendance that the loan for the purchase of the towns new fire truck had also been approved.