Snead anticipates upcoming events

In the absence of Mayor Tim Kent, the Snead Town Council spent much of its latest meeting on informational matters. The council and town clerk Rae Ware reviewed details of previous town-sponsored Easter egg hunts. Members did vote to spend $300 on candy for the event Saturday morning, April 23.

Ware also informed the council of the state’s established sales tax holiday for back-to-school purchases. Aug. 5 – Aug.7 will be the 2011 holiday period; Ware explained that based on prior council action, the town will continue its participation until the council decides otherwise.

Mayor pro tem Charles Sanders, presiding in Kent’s absence, asked to table consideration of the town’s 2010 audit. Ware explained that the town must share the audit with its creditors and that the review is delinquent. Despite those points, the clerk indicated another two weeks would not be critical.

Ware advised the councilors of her concerns over town finances. While indicating the town appears to have revenues to cover its expenses, she warned that with the uncertain economy, councilmen should watch expenditures carefully.

Councilmen James Campbell, Jack Freeman, Phillip McHan, and Curtis Painter joined Sanders for the March 28 meeting. The council holds its regular sessions the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. in the town community center.

[A Snead resident advised The Blount Countian of an error in its naming of the town’s regular part-time employee, as printed in the past article. That employee is J.J. Long.]