Blountsville Pool ready for summer

Due to an annual convention attended by several council members, the Blountsville town council meeting was held Tuesday, May 22, instead of the normal Monday evening time slot.

During this brief meeting, Mayor Randy Millwood announced the city pool has been repaired and is now operational. He reminded the council and public that the official opening date for the pool was set for Saturday, May 26. Pool hours and prices will remain the same as last year. The mayor also stated that, due to stress fractures, the slide has been taken down. The council approved a motion to allow the mayor to research the cost for a replacement and present options at the next council meeting. Councilman Michael Glass mentioned the town is looking into erecting two new pavilions at the pool as well.

In other business, the council voted unanimously to have the town merchants not participate in the 2012 Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday.

The mayor also updated the council as to the status of several grants the council had previously agreed to pursue. Terry Acuff, a grant researcher for the town, has filed the application for the Sewer System Improvement Project, which would aid in repairing drainage issues in the town. Acuff is currently working on the city’s behalf, to complete the Recreational Trails grant.

The council approved a motion to purchase new tires for the Street Department’s John Deere tractor.

The Town Hall remodeling project is still on-going, with estimates now being gathered.

In his closing announcements, Mayor Millwood commented on the great softball tournaments recently held at the city park, and thanked the employees, staff, and local citizens for all of their hard work and support.

Council members attending the meeting, in addition to the mayor and Glass, were Barry Smith and Marlin Murphree. Council members Ken Wilson and Ken Mullins were absent.

The next council meeting will be Monday, June 4, at 6 p.m.