Cleveland appoints new councilman

Last Thursday night, the Cleveland town council held a brief special meeting and appointed Tommy Swindle to the council. He fills a spot that had been vacant since the resignation of David Grigsby on April 23.

Mayor Jerry Jones started the meeting by presenting to the council, for their approval, a letter which he had recently written to Grigsby, on behalf of himself and the council. The letter thanked Grigsby for all of his hard work while serving on the board, and also acknowledging that they understood sometimes circumstances come about which cause plans to change. The emphasis of the letter was to express the town’s deep appreciation to Grigsby. All council members present approved the letter.

Swindle, the only candidate nominated, was then approved unanimously.

One separate order of business, pertaining to local yard sales was also discussed. The mayor reminded the public that a mandatory $5 per-day yard sale permit must be obtained from the town hall, during normal business hours, before a sale may be held anywhere in the town. All proceeds from these permits go to support the town park. The Cleveland Police Department will now be monitoring yard sales and checking for permits.

Council members attending the June 7 special meeting, in addition to the mayor, were Kandy Little, Doug Hill and Glenn Puckett. Councilman Mike Evans was absent.

The next council meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 21, at 7 p.m.