By: Eddy Gifford, Publisher
City Commission held its regular monthly meeting Monday, May 12 with vice-mayor
Tommy Lawson conducting the meeting.
Anthony Emanuel was in the hospital awaiting open heart surgery Lawson
The Mayor had
successful surgery last week and is currently recovering at home.
Lawson opened the meeting saying he would rather not take any long-term action
since the mayor was not there to participate.
Commissioner Sandra Gray stated that she would be recommending the commission
replace former city investigator Sawn Chappa with Officer Tim Mitchell at a
later date. Gray stated that Mitchell has experience as an investigator and is
Gray reported the police department answered 216 calls in April. They filed 17
incident reports, 12 accident reports and issued 138 citations. They also
collected $10,578.45 in fines. Year to date fines collected by the department
Recreation Commissioner Terry Powell reported that the City Pool will open May
31 and that the new handicapped lift for the pool has been installed. The cost
to use the pool will be $3 a day or season passes are available.
A season pass
for a single person is $50 and families can get a season pass for $150.
Commissioner Tommy Lowery reported that city employee John Taylor is on the
mend after heart surgery. New employee, Tim Weathers, is doing a great job
Department worked 23 work orders during the month of April.
Lawson reported the Trenton Fire Department responded to 18 fire calls and 75
medical and rescue calls during April. He also reported that the sewer
department worked 10 calls, made 21 locates and repaired two lift stations
then addressed the Commission on activities of each organization. Those
participating included Eloise Gass of Tree City; Marshana Sharp, Dade County
Public Library; Chris Musser with the Chamber of Commerce; and Gennie Sams from
the Arts Council.