“I’ve done a lot of praying about this, I’ve done a lot of talking with my family and friends and I feel that it is time for me to resign as Fire Chief” explained Curry.
“I just want to be a better Dad, a better husband, and a better police officer”, Curry said.
He said that throughout the years, he had gotten nothing but support from town hall and had experienced a good working relationship with all of the administrations. Curry said, “It has been an honor to serve this community…great people and I love that department.”
Mayor Sprouse commended Curry by saying, “We appreciate all your hard work and everything you’ve done for the fire department. It’s come a long way under your administration and we thank you very very much.”
The other council members also had comments of appreciation for the years of work by Curry as Fire Chief.
The Council unanimously appointed Shane Woodham as Cedar Bluff’s new Fire Chief. Woodham has previously served as Curry’s assistant chief and will begin his new position immediately.
Approval was given for a change of meeting dates for the Council. They will now be held on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. and the fourth Monday of each month at 4:30 p.m.
The Council approved a payment of $19,015.03 to Cedar Bluff School from the alcohol tax money. The breakdown of the funds is as follows: 20 percent will go to high school academic excellence, elementary academic excellence, Beta Club and National Honor Society, Math and Science Clubs; 15 percent will go to the playground, gym and field maintenance; 5 percent will go to publicity and recognition, signs, banners and trophies; 60 percent will go to sports, divided equally among all the sports.
In other business, the Council:
-Approved the employee holiday calendar, which is the same as last year.
-Tabled a discussion of the leasing of property between the Town and Utility Board.
-Amended the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance to read that structures must be at the base elevation or above.
-Amended the ordinance regarding alcohol business license fees.
-Approved a contract with Revenue Discovery Systems for business license discovery/recovery services.
-Accepted the Police Department and Fire Department reports.
-Announced the Trick or Treat in the Park on Oct. 30 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Businesses and individuals are invited and encouraged to participate by giving out treats to youngsters in a safe environment. For more information, please contact Cedar Bluff Town Hall at 256-779-6121