During Monday night’s town council meeting, the Blountsville Business Association presented the town with a check in the amount of $10,230. This donation was given to the town for the purpose of purchasing an additional 22 decorative street lights for Main Street. These lights will join the 18 that already stand at designated spots along the road.
The donation marks the completion of phase 3 of the Main Street Improvement Project. This project was implemented in an effort to improve the overall appearance of the town’s busiest street.
Dennis Beavers, president of the association, and Dicey Childers, current treasurer and former president of the group, both attended the meeting. Beavers told the council, “Any community will be known by the merit of the schools, churches, and overall quality of life. The Blountsville Business Association hopes that the planning we have done for Main Street improvements will help with the overall quality, and promote commerce and business activity.”
Mayor Randy Millwood thanked the association for their donation, and said that he looks forward to working with them on Phase 3 of this project.
In regards to other items on the council’s agenda, the council appointed Bobby Griffin to the Utilities Board. He replaces Clemon Ayers, who had resigned for health reasons.
The mayor informed the council of court magistrate Gail Whatley’s resignation, noting that she is leaving on good terms. He announced his plans to work with the town’s court clerk and police chief Ray Baxley in the screening and interviewing process of new candidates to fill this position.
Financial statements for the town’s general fund, as well as the park and recreation fund, for the period ending May 31, 2012, were given to the council members for their review.
A review of the grants for which the town has recently applied was given by the mayor. These grants include items such as repairing drainage issues, improving the sewer system, adding a walking track at the park, and building a 100-person storm shelter. Each of these grant applications is currently pending.
Councilman Michael Glass gave an update on the status of the two new pavilions currently under construction in the pool area at the park. Glass estimated that both structures should be completed by the weekend following July 4.
Council members attending the June 18 meeting, in addition to the mayor and Glass, were Ken Wilson and Ken Mullins. Barry Smith and Marlin Murphree did not attend.
The next council meeting will be held on Monday, July 2, at 6 p.m.