Attorneys and employees of Superior Bank were present at the meeting Monday when Blountsville Town Council adopted an ordinance authorizing the town to borrow money to construct a new fire station.
At a special meeting last week, the council had decided to pursue financing for up to $400,00 through Superior.
The construction loan is for up to one year or until construction is completed. Following completion, the town will begin paying off the total amount of money borrowed. Construction is currently in progress.
“The estimated completion time for the construction of the fire station is September,” Mayor Randy Millwood said.
The council voted to donate $750 to the Blount County Education Foundation. The money will go towards classroom grants for teachers.
Mayor Millwood brought to the council’s attention a letter from the State Retirement System regarding possible changes to the retirement plan. The changes are optional and would mean an increase in employee contribution and a decrease in pay. The council unanimously voted to keep the plan as is.
The mayor and council agreed to rent a piece of equipment to clear brush and storm debris on U.S. 231.
Mayor Millwood announced that the council plans to meet with the contractors and engineers of the Blountsville town swimming pool to discuss problems with the recent refurbishment.
The council learned that it is now state law that licensed physicians train all high school coaches and all volunteer recreation league coaches. The council voted to make this a requirement for the town. The council also agreed to cover the expense for the training.
A budget work session will be held next Monday. The next regular council meeting will be Aug. 15.