The council discussed whether or not to discontinue the municipality’s senior citizen program. The program, which the town has offered for over 20 years to residents age 60 and over, has experienced a lack of participation in recent years. The council wishes to solicit the opinions of Cedar Bluff residents on whether or not to close the program before making a decision sometime next month. Persons who wish to express their opinion on the matter may call (256) 779-6191.
Police Department Chief Steve Walden requested that the council consider increasing the department budget by $1,000 for expenses incurred by the town’s new drug dog. Walden and Officer Jason O’Neill (who is the animal’s handler) explained that the dog requires special food, medicine and a sports veterinarian. O’Neill pointed out that the animal must be kept in top physical condition in order to perform its duties. Walden added that he and O’Neill would like to bring the dog to a future council meeting for a skill demonstration.
The council also discussed the need to both institute a policy for compensation pay for town employees and departmentalize town business and job responsibilities.
In addition, the council considered the possibility of hiring a building inspector and whether or not to surplus three town-owned vehicles