By Bethany Adams, For The Tribune
CLAY — During Monday night’s City Council meeting, the council passed resolutions recognizing the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior Clay Youth Cheerleading Squads.
According to the proclamations, each squad performed well during the Central Youth Cheerleading Association cheerleading competition, with the senior squad coming in second place in their division.
The junior squad placed third in their division in the Central Youth Cheerleading Association and second in their division in the North Jefferson County competitions. Squad member Brooklyn Underwood also placed in the individual competitions.
The sophomore squad won first place in their divisions in both the Central Youth Cheerleading Association and the North Jefferson County competitions. Several members of the Sophomore squad also placed in the individual competitions, including Yulia Cantley, Cheyanne Kick, Sydney Ruggerio and Kinsey Underwood.
“That’s a great accomplishment for y’all,” Mayor Charles Webster said. “We congratulate you for everything that you’ve done.”
Each participant received a certificate signed by Webster and the council.
Later, Councilor Don Baker presented concerns about drivers parking on the street in areas like Paradise Valley, where vehicles on the street could create dangerous situations for school buses and neighborhood children.
“This is a particular area that does cause me concern,” Baker said.
City Manager Ronnie Dixon explained that state law prohibits parking on the street, and that the issue may call for citations to be issued.
Councilor Becky Johnson reminded the community that the Clay Christmas parade is on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m.
“The city’s float is being worked on,” Johnson said, reminding participants that line-ups can begin at 2 p.m. “Our Grand Marshal, we’re excited to say, is Mr. Lee, the principal at Clay-Chalkville High School.”
The next Clay City Council meeting will be held on Monday, Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m. with pre-council at 6 p.m.