The council, following suit with the state, discussed the resolution during a recent meeting. The Sales Tax Holiday would possibly encourage more people to shop in the city that weekend. Regulations require that the resolution be adopted at least 30 days before the date of the tax free holiday to become effective.
City Clerk Mary Lee Tucker agreed to draw up a resolution to be presented to the council for consideration at the next council meeting.
Councilwoman Rita Stubbs reminded council members that the Concerned Citizens For a Better Community is sponsoring a Youth Appreciation Day on Bay Springs Road Monday, May 29 and asked the council to consider closing the road to Cherokee County Career and Technology Center to traffic for this celebration which will begin at 10 a.m.
All city council members are invited to attend, Stubbs said. She also said any council member or individual can make a donation to the event if they so desire.
Mayor Phil Powell told council members that the city recently paid $350 to have the grass mowed on the Centre softball field which he thought was too much. The city voted to bid the project at around $10 per hour.
Councilman Tony Wilkie reported safety concerns about children playing on Park Street. School will be closing soon and the Centre Swimming Pool will be opening, which will mean even more kids in the area.
The council will check with the Centre Police Department to make sure there are plenty of traffic signs on the road urging motorist to watch for children.
On behalf of the street and sanitation department, Councilman Glenn Chandler reported that paving projects for the upcoming year should begin in the next few days.
Mayor Powell and council members also recognized Councilman Tom Wade Hampton who recently earned advanced certification as a municipal official. He was recognized during the recent Alabama League of Municipalities Convention