The Police Department Report which included two DUI’s, one arrest for drug paraphenalia, two for domestic violence, one for public intoxication, one other, two felony warrants were served, four buglaries, one harrassment, two assaults, thirteen others.
An update was then given on the building fund on the new police department.
The project is almost complete and monies spent have been $29,259 and the department requested that an additional $22,000 to complete this project.
By doing a lot of volunteer work the department has saved about half of what the project was originally projected to cost.
The project costed approximately $29 per square foot verses $74 per square foot to complete. The council approved the rest of the funds out of the capital improvement reserve and the project is expected to be completed and new building open and moved into by the next council meeting in August.
In other business, the council:
-Approved to make a donation of $2,500 to the National Baseball Coaches for the Cedar Bluff Panthers, who won the district playoffs to go to state. Nine of the 12 children are from Cedar Bluff and this is the first time ever for the team to make it this far.
-Minutes from the June 12, 2012 meeting were passed.
-Accepted the Fire department report which contained one structure fire, one EMS rescue, one brush fire, 4 medical assist, one EMS call for accident with no injuries, and one call with injuries, one false alarm, and one alarm system malfunction.
-Approved Liberty Day which was over budget by about $2,957 and not all the bills are in yet.
The orange highway barrells were an unexpected expense because the state, which normally provides them, would not this year. So the city had to spend and estimated $3500.00 on these items.
Also the weather had a lot to do with this year’s turn out. Only about half of the crowd that normally comes to Liberty Day turned out this year and vendors that did come only sold about half what they normally would have done on a better year.
About $6,478 less in collections was made than anticipated so therefore, no profit was made this year on the annual Liberty Day. Budget meetings will begin soon for the October passage.
In other business, the council approved paving of Hidden Point Drive for $4,275. The company paving for the high school agreed to do it while here in town. Horton and Kathy Streets are the last two roads scheduled to be paved.
-A motion was made by Mayor Sprouse to redo the Community Center floor and asked that she be able to start taking bids.
-Motion 2012-05 to rescind cutting of the causeway was entertained. The motion failed.