4 year old receives proclamation for helping elderly woman
April 11, 2018
Southern Torch (3854 articles)

4 year old receives proclamation for helping elderly woman

PHOTO: Robert Crum and his father, Matt, receives a proclamation from Mayor Chuck Ables at this week’s meeting of the Geraldine Town Council. (Contributed Photo)

Contributed by The Town of Geraldine  

GERALDINE, Ala. The Geraldine Town Council met on April 9th for their regular monthly meeting. Mr. Nick Welden led the opening prayer and Mayor Chuck Ables led the pledge to the flag. Mayor Ables read a Proclamation and presented a copy to Robert Crum and Police Chief Matt Crum. Robert is Matt’s four year old son.

In early December, Matt was made aware of a Mrs. Whitmire that needed gas for her heater.

On his off time Matt and his son went to Mrs. Whitmire’s house and got her heat working for her. Robert noticed she did not have a Christmas tree and suggested to his dad that they get her one.

On his off time Matt purchased a Christmas tree and he and Robert took it and set it up and decorated it. Mrs. Whitmire’s son was away in the hospital and she did not have anyone to help her.

Mrs. Whitmire’s son, Rodney, made Geraldine Mayor Ables aware of this some months later and the Council agreed to honor them with the Proclamation.

The Council then heard from Jeff McCurdy, a candidate for Circuit Judge Place 2. He explained his qualifications and his plan for how he would serve as Judge.

The Council then heard from Nick Welden, a candidate for Sheriff of DeKalb County. He talked about his experience in law enforcement and plans for how he would serve as Sheriff.

Mayor Ables reported that Gametime will be here on April 27th to supervise the installation of some new playground equipment to go inside the walking track. Chief Matt Crum then gave a report for the month of March detailing the actions of the police department for the month.

There was discussion about hiring a maintenance worker, but no decision was made. The council voted to get a Town truck repaired by Keith Crowley at a price of $600-$800.

The council also voted to:

  • Rent a safe deposit box from Liberty Bank
  • Adopt Yard of the Month Guidelines
  • List a surplus Crown Vic on Gov. Deals for 30 days

The council also agreed to allow the Police department to hold an Open house event for Kids with games and food on June 30th.

There was also discussion about some road repair and agreed to proceed if a grant is received.

A discussion was held about having a community wide yard sale weekend but no date has been set.

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