With spring just around the corner, city council has begun to discuss events that will be happening when warm weather finally arrives such as St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Relay for Life and the Mayor’s 5K walk.
Mayor Pavey informed the council that the State of the City address will be uploaded to Youtube. Also discussed were upcoming events in the next few months. In March, there will be the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and celebration. In May, there will be the Mayor’s 5K and the Intat Grand Prix.
The Mayor also discussed separating the pool budget from the Parks Department.
“I would like for the pool to have its own budget and break away from the Parks Department. The pool will be paid off this year,” Pavey stated.
In other business, Chief of Police Craig Tucker brought to the council an update on the new radios and air cards.
“Since we have switched over to the new radios, the guys seem to really like them,” Tucker said. “The air cards are working very well too. We also have done more with our hiring process and have brought on board Alex Shaver who will be our new criminal investigator.”
Shaver will be training with Joe Jarman, who is currently employed with the probation department.
“We accepted a resignation letter from Aaron Gurley who is moving on, and although we will miss him, we wish the best of luck,” Tucker said.
This led into the discussion of posting a notice to fill the dispatcher position.
Fire Chief Chuck Jenkins discussed new cots for the ambulance.
“The cots we have are about seven years old and we could really use some new ones,” Jenkins stated.
In new business, Stacy Berkemeier and Lesley Wright presented the council with information about the Relay for Life June 14 and 15.