By Lee Weyhrich
PINSON — The Pinson Council’s annual National Night Out event, where city officials interact with the community through the time-honored southern tradition of the family-style cookout, may have been the best ever Sanders said. One hundred hotdogs and 10 pounds of sausage were served.
The event took place in Innsbrooke neighborhood, which has been the focal point of several city projects.
One such project has been an ongoing effort to reduce speeding in the neighborhood. The council voted to contract with Skipper, a company specializing in such safety programs. Sipper previously installed the signal at the high school for the city. The company sent an estimate for $6,400 to design a speed mitigation program for Innsbrooke, including speed humps and other speed deterrents. The cost of the program and its implementation will come from the road funds account.
Pat Wise has been trying to build a program for senior citizens known as Senior Tuesday. These events provide entertainment and a place to go for the elderly. Her band will be performing at the next two events on August 9 and August 30.
At the last council meeting the council voted to begin a paving project at Rudd Middle School. At this council meeting the mayor announced that the project was already completed and things at the school were looking better than ever.
At a previous meeting the council also voted to purchase a new truck. This made the old Dodge truck the city had been using surplus. Only one bid was received for the truck for $500. The council voted to release the truck to the new owner.
With the elections right around the corner, there was really only one other point of business to discuss; the appointment and compensation of election officers.
These officers will be in charge of the polling places on Election Day and will also be called in the event of a runoff. The chief inspector will receive $200 a day, the assistant inspector will receive $175 per day, and the clerk and each assistant clerk will receive $150 per day.
The council also appointed these officers Katherine Middleton will act as Chief Inspector, Marvelyn Deese will be the assistant inspector, Marilyn Glennwill be the clerk, and assistant clerks will be Charles Glenn, Barbara Pass, Laura McElveen, Billy Dussett, Faye Asmus and Elaine Holmes.