During the meeting, Cindy Cline explained laid out a proposed plan which would effectively place an off duty police officer on site at the nursing home from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. 7days a week throughout the year.
Cherokee Health & Rehab is proposing they contract with the city and provide the funding to the city to pay the officers, while it initially sounds like a great idea and it is, several questions need to be answered on the side of the city such as insurance liability, scheduling, pay rate for each officer etc.
Following some lengthy discussion it was mutually agreed that both parties would embark on a “fact finding mission” and gather all the necessary numbers and information to hopefully move forward.
In other business, at the recommendation of the city’s Alcohol Review Committee the council unanimously approved a Special Events Alcohol License for Ducks Unlimited at the Cherokee County Country Club and also approved a license for Retail Beer Off-Premises and Retail Wine Off-Premises for Pic-N-Sav, formally the Piggly Wiggly.
Following a motion by Councilman Derrick Wheeler and a second by Councilman Glen Chandler, the council voted unanimously to not pay the city’s portion of the annual subscriber and connection fee for the new P-25 radio system through the Cherokee County Fire Association.
The council also approved the purchase of a Toro Zero Turn lawnmower at a cost of $10,000 from Foothill’s Tractor Company in Centre.
Some brief discussion was also given to the JFK Building on Bay Springs Road, Mayor Tony Wilkie said that there has been some interest in persons purchasing the property, Mayor Wilkie said that he would like for the city to clarify the property lines of the facility and a motion was passed to have the property surveyed.