Each of the City’s Department Heads presented their respective department’s quarterly reports during the regular meeting of the Centre City Council on Tuesday.
Parks and Recreation Director Charles Glazner said that the fall soccer season is now in full swing with a total of 9 teams participating in the league, there were a total of 6 teams that participated in the city’s fall baseball league.
Glazner praised all the volunteers as well as Cherokee Medical Center and TDS for a successful Fun Run at the Centre Fall Festival.
Fire Chief Kevin Ware said that his department responded to a total of 58 calls for the quarter – of those 58, 17 were fires, 22 were Emergency Medical Service calls and Motor Vehicle Accidents, with 15 accidents no injuries and 6 with injuries.
Chief Ware said that his department was on track to make 200 runs for the year.
Police Chief Kirk Blankenship said that the Police Department took a total of 151 Incident and Offense reports, made 119 arrests, worked 33 traffic accidents and wrote a total of 175 tickets and 220 warnings.
Streets and Sanitation Supervisor Bobby Paul stated the city’s roadside tractors had been down for routine maintenance but are now in full operation. Paul also said that all vehicles in his fleet passed their annual inspection.
Mayor Tony Wilkie presented the report for Building Inspector Mark Welsh which included – 6 Commercial Building Permits, 3 Residential Building Permits and 2 Sign Permits.
In other business; Mayor Wilkie said that some minor cosmetic work needs to be done at the new location of the Centre Police Department, the work includes things such as sheet rock work, paint etc.
The council approved $5,000 from the Capital Improvements Fund to be spent on the renovations.