By Bethany Adams, For the Tribune
CLAY — During Monday’s Clay City Council meeting, Councilor Small addressed concerns about drug use within the community. Small expressed a desire to hold a community meeting to discuss initiatives for drug education and ways for residents to come together and get involved.
“If we’re going to do this, we’ve all got to do it together,” said Small.
Councilor Bo Johnson announced the first two films in the Movies in the Park series, which will be held on the football field at the Clay Rec Park. The series will kick off with The Peanuts Movie on June 17, which will be followed by Kung Fu Panda 3 on July 15. Movies will begin at sundown, and Councilor Johnson promised a “fun community evening” including concessions.
Representative Danny Garrett spoke on a number of topics, including a rule change which he initiated regarding nursing homes within the state. The new rule, which came into effect on June 3, makes it necessary to post a disclosure on the front door of nursing homes which have failed audits.
Two community members spoke in favor of the motion to condemn and demolish two buildings, one located at 7550 Misty Lane and the other at 7535 Old Springville Road. After hearing the residents’ complaints of weeds, rodents and the dangerous nature of the dilapidated structures, the council voted unanimously to approve the motion. The council also unanimously approved a motion for releasing the lein for the abatement of weeds at 6926 Katelyn Circle.
The next Clay City Council meeting will be held on Monday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m.