Williams said that other than the purchase of some extraordinary items (two garbage trucks, road repairs, repairs to the armory building) the city was right in line with their budget with no adverse findings.
Following Williams presentation, the council approved the audit fees totaling $14,900. The council also approved the purchase of some additional garbage cans for the Streets and Sanitations Department.
At the recommendation of Mayor Tony Wilkie, the council approved the purchase of new swings at the Centre City Park totaling $1,359.13.
Centre Fire Chief Will Gardner announced that his department has been awarded a FEMA Grant in the amount of $23,200 for structural firefighting turn out gear. This grant will help keep firefighters safe and will save the city a significant amount of money. The grant will provide eight sets of gear which equates to $2,900 per set.
The city will have to contribute $2,157 which the council approved. The city also announced that plans are being finalized for the annual Centre Fall Festival which will be October, 6th in downtown.
The council also approved the purchase of an advertisement for the Spirit of Cherokee in the amount of $75. Councilman Don Cothran briefly discussed the state of progress at the armory building. City officials are going to be brining in an architect to discuss plans to finalize the project.
The council then adjourned into an Executive Session for the purpose of discussing the ‘Good Name and Character’ of an employee. Tuesday’s meeting was presided over by Mayor Pro-Tem Bess Yarbrough in the absence of Mayor Tony Wilkie.