Teresa Thomas came before the Snead Town Council last week to volunteer her services to plan upcoming activities and events for the new year. Thomas reminded the council that she had planned and assisted in previous events in the park as well as other activities.
On a motion by Mayor Tim Kent, the council agreed to allow Thomas to “plan, help plan, and help organize” any events the town could hold “around the COVID restrictions and give kids and adults safe outdoor activities.”
During the brief meeting, the council, on a motion by council member Teresa Lindsay, voted to renew the town’s CDs at Liberty Bank. In council member reports, Lindsay also said a drain had been unstopped at the senior center and suggested changes be made in the court/council meeting room. Suggestions included updating cabinets and either removing the stove, cutting it off, or changing to electric “as natural gas could create some problems if anyone messed with the burner controls.”
On a recommendation from council member Greg Ogles, Kent made a motion to get the James Harper land surveyed; it passed. Council member Ray Thomas said he was looking at what could be considered a capital improvement project. He said more information would be provided at a future meeting, but the total cost of the project would be approximately $31,000.
Council member Phillip McHan reported that fire and rescue responded to 18 calls for the month, while assistant police chief Ron Kiker reported that all full-time officers were scheduled to attend a two-day critical response class. Utility operator Jeff Whited reported that he priced a zero-turn mower for around $8,000.
The council meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at the Snead Community Center.