Marla Jones, Managing Editor
GERALDINE, Ala.-- The Geraldine Town Council held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 8.
The Council voted to repair the roof of the former Liberty Bank building which was donated to the Town of Geraldine. The town is in the process of obtaining grant money for improvements to the building but decided to move forward on the repair, to preserve the interior. This building will house the Geraldine Clinic.
The council voted to install gates at the two entrances of Geraldine Town Park, closing it to traffic between 11:00 p.m. and sunrise.
Josh Smith addressed the council regarding some safety concerns at the Town Park. Mayor Ables advised that efforts were underway to address these problems.
The Geraldine Picnic in the Park will be held on n June 17. Admission is free and includes a Car Show from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and singing that will begin at 3:00 p.m. Special entertainers will be Wildwood and Average Joe. There will be food vendors along with other vendors throughout the park.
Mayor Ables announced that a net had been obtained at the Geraldine Baseball Field, to help prevent foul balls from damaging property adjacent to the field.
In other business, the Council approved:
- Resolution 2023-05-08 was adopted regarding a Hazard Mitigation Plan.
- A $500 donation to the Geraldine Beta Club to assist with expenses for the National Convention this summer.
- Providing breakfast and lunch to the graduating seniors of Geraldine High School on May 19.
- The council selected Kristina Moses to serve as director of the Farmer’s Market.
- The council accepted the bid from Robert White Contracting to do plumbing and electrical for the new restrooms being built at the park.
The next meeting of the Geraldine Town Council will be held on June 12.