Geraldine holds first council meeting of 2018
January 10, 2018
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Geraldine holds first council meeting of 2018

PHOTO: Geraldine Town Hall. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch)

Contributed by the Town of Geraldine

GERALDINE, Ala. — The Town of Geraldine met January 8 for their first regularly scheduled council meeting of 2018.

Geraldine Mayor Chuck Ables led the prayer and pledge to the flag. The minutes from the January 2nd Work Session and the December 11th, 2017 meeting were approved.

Items Addressed at the meeting:

  • Police Chief Matt Crum gave a report for the month of December.
  • The Council voted to not charge the ball teams a fee for using the fields this year and agreed to allow the teams to charge a nominal admission fee to the games. Those proceeds will be put back into the organization to help offset the costs of operating. The Town will help with the practice schedules after the January 18 and January 25 sign-ups.
  • Passed a Resolution to declare a 2005 Crown Vic Police car with 152,400 miles surplus.
  • Adopted an Ordinance Amending a previous Ordinance regarding Business Licenses for persons delivering goods within the Municipality or Police Jurisdiction.
  • Voted to pay expenses for Donna Johnson and Kim Cleveland to attend Clerk certification classes.
  • Hired Jeremy Sides as a full-time Police Officer.
  • Voted to purchase some additional Christmas Pole decorations from Dixie Decorations. 

During the Public Comment time allocation:

  • Heard from Melissa Ledbetter, Candidate for DeKalb County Circuit Clerk.
  • Heard from Geraldine High School Softball Coach Julie West about some things the softball organization has done in the way of facility improvements and some requests for help from the Town on other issues.

The next scheduled meeting is a work session on Tuesday February 6 at 5:30 PM.

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