During the regular meeting of the Centre City Council on Tuesday, Mayor Tony Wilkie and the City Council recognized the Centre Cub Scout Troop #247 for their dedication in serving the community. Recently the group completed two community services projects. On Saturday the troop hosted a dinner for all of Cherokee County First Responders, they also recently constructed bird houses and feeders that will be hung in the Centre City Park.
During the city council meeting, members of the trooper led those in attendance in the pledge of allegiance. Mayor Wilkie commended the troop for their dedication in serving the community and also praised the adult leaders for their willingness to give up time and effort for the organization.In other business, the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Director Theresa Hulgan along with Nancy Steed presented the council with a certificate of appreciation for their continued support of the So-Cool for Kids Summer Program, now in its 24th year and is sponsored in part by the City of Centre and the Centre Rotary Club.
Historical Museum Director Kathy Marko was also in attendance to inform the council of the upcoming Bicentennial Celebration and Presentation that is coming up at the Museum August 4 – August 23. The program is in celebration of 200 years of Alabama Statehood. For more information you can call the Museum at 256-927-7835.
Following some brief discussion, a request by Centre Police Chief Kirk Blankenship to purchase two new Tahoe’s for his fleet was approved. Only one vehicle was budgeted for the year and the council had to approve to amend the budget, approved to allow Blankenship to sale a long list of surplus items to help offset the cost and then approve the actual purchase of the vehicles.
Mayor Pro-Tem Bess Yarbrough announced that the city will host an appreciation for all city employees and city first responders from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 30th.