By Evalin Hester
Denise Maddox called the regular meeting to order Monday, Oct. 11. The invocation and pledge were led by Mayor Riley Smith and Mark Peloquin. Roll call was done by Pat Brummett. It was wonderful to see the council room filled with city employees and residents of the city showing their concern for the activities in our city.
Hank Frazier was voted in to be the next Public Works Director for the city. Mayor Smith spoke highly of Frazier. He stated he had worked with him closely for the last two months and he felt like he would fill the position well. The council also voted unanimously to have Frazier as the Public Works Director. It was great to see all of the public works employees at the council meeting to give their support to Frazier. He has been with the city approximately 23 years. Scott Wylie talked of the great job Frazier has done on the projects that has occurred at his location in town.
The Police Department lost one of their own Billy Joe Allen who will be missed.
The Farmer’s Market was a big success, people are excited for the next event.
October Fest will take place at the walking path, Saturday, Oct. 30, from 5-8p.m.
The Homecoming parade will be Friday, Oct. 15.
Judy Landry/District 3 Councilwoman is home and recovering from back surgery.
Daisy Cole/District 4 Councilwoman is still recovering and waiting to have a second opinion.
Ronnie Carroll Code Enforcement officer gave his report saying he had issued nine violation codes but all have been corrected. The removal of the dilapidated structure on Hall St. is underway.
Aaron Cooper, CPA was is attendance to present audit findings for year ending 9/30/2020. His findings looked good with a few minor things that are getting better just needs some fine tuning on the purchase orders and a compliance issue on the bid law over $10,000 needed to have three quotes. But overall was in great shape. The council thanked Pat Brummett and Valecia Royer for all their hard work.