At this month’s Board of Mayor and Alderman, the board wrapped up it’s last session before newly elected members join next month. The November meeting’s agenda can be found here.
The meeting kicked off with reports from Chamber of Commerce Director Carolyn Denton and outgoing Fayetteville Main Street Director Carol Foster. The duo recognized several community members for their outstanding work in last weekend’s Host of Christmas Past. Director Denton also recognized Foster for her successful work and service as Main Street Director.
During the standing committee reports, Fire Department Chief Coby Moon announced that the annual Toy Drive will start soon. Led by the Fayetteville Fire Department, Fayetteville Rotary Club and The Elk Valley Times, the drive provides Christmas toys local children up to the age of 12.
Eddie Plunkett, director of the Public Works department, reminded city residents that leaves should be placed streetside and unbagged. That makes it easier for the crew to pick those up for drop off at the community garden. Any bagged leaves are left on the street so make sure you save those bags for another use.
Let’s walk through the votes and see what was decided. These were all passed unanimously.
- $20,500 for airport taxiway paving and lighting work. The total $41,000 cost is split between the city and county governments.
- Up to $30,000 for new Christmas decorations and lighting around the square. City Administrator Scott Collins plans to bid out that purchase and take advantage of post-holiday sales. Once those purchases are set, the board will vote for final approval.
- $2,000 for a new security video server, which replaces the current problematic one.
The board also approved the permit for next month’s Christmas Parade, set for December 1st.
In the closing remarks, outgoing aldermen Violet Harry, Gwen Shelton, and Anna Catherine Osteen as well as outgoing mayor Jon Law took a moment to reflect on their terms. I’d recommend watching those as well as the full meeting courtesy of the Fayetteville Public Utilities livestream below.
Mark your calendars for next month’s meeting on Tuesday December 11th at 5pm.