During this week’s meeting of the Centre City Council, council member’s received quarterly reports from each of the city’s department heads.
Centre Police Chief Kirk Blankenship and Interim Fire Chief Robbie Moon announced that their departments received a grant from Wal-Mart with the police department receiving $1,000 and the fire department receiving $1,100, the only stipulation of the grant is that the money must be used at Wal-Mart for supplies, materials, etc.
In other business, at the request of the Planning and Zoning Board Chairman Billy Mack Garrett, the council has agreed to accept the plans to incorporate the annexation of the Cherokee County Club into the city limits of Centre and rezone it as R-1 except a portion of apartments that will be zoned R-3.
The council also heard from Nancy Steed representing CED Mental Health, they are gearing up once again for their annual Youth Prevention Conference that will be held at the Gadsden State Cherokee Arena –
This year’s program will be held on March 17th, last year the city council contributed $1,500 toward the cost of the program, this year they raised their contribution to $2,000.
Investigator Josh Summerford, Director of the Cherokee County Major Crimes Unit also addressed the council to give an update on the progress of the unit including some recent grants received, Summerford said that most recently the unit received a $50,000 grant to be used for equipment, vehicles and training. – both of the Centre Police Departments Investigators, Leigha Blake and Randy Mayorga are assigned to the unit.
At the recommendation of Centre Police Chief Kirk Blankenship, Officer Brody Moses was promoted to the rank of Corporal.