Snead addresses personnel and expenditure issues

The Snead Town Council voted to accept the resignation of police officer Casey Hathcock at its latest council meeting. Councilman Greg Ogles informed the council of his selection of Josh Wilemon to manage recreational field concessions for the year. Hall declines chief position

In the session, as reported separately last week, councilors voted to offer the vacant police chief position to Noel Christian Hall. When contacted later last week, town employee Jennifer Adams advised The Blount Countian that Hall had declined the offer. Expenditures

In a busy evening, the council voted to spend over $45,000 and investigate a proposed expenditure of another almost $480,000. The approved purchases included more than $27,000 for the utilities department (an estimated $19,000 for a replacement sewer aerator and almost $8,300 for a 54” John Deere mower Z) and $17,950 to complete replacement and upgrading of security, Internet, and telephone services at the town hall.

Mayor La’Shone price advised the council of town engineer Robert Nelson’s nearly $480,000 estimate to prepare the industrial park to be site ready for any prospective clients. Councilors chose to take that estimate under advisement.

Members approved their regular purchases of tables for the annual RSVP and chamber of commerce banquets. Those figures total $450 for two tables at $100 each for RSVP and one table at $250 for the chamber banquet. Council speakers

Both citizen Margaret Humbard and sheriff’s candidate Mark Moon addressed the council before it began regular business. A summary of Humbard’s points appeared in last week’s edition, while Moon introduced himself and asked for support and votes in his campaign.

Tim Kent, Phillip McHan, Dale Snead, and Ann Sullins joined Ogles and Price for the Feb. 26 meeting. The council holds its regular sessions the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the town community center.