By Shaun Szkolnik
For The Tribune
CENTER POINT – The Center Point City Council met on Thursday evening and unanimously approved the appropriation of $300 to be used for the city cleanup day on April 26.
The council also considered and unanimously passed resolution 2019-6. This resolution allows for a request to be made to the county that the polling precincts for Center Point be changed to the community center and the senior center.
The council considered and unanimously passed resolution 2019-7, which renewed and extended the cities contract with Advanced Disposal.
The council considered and unanimously passed resolution 2019-8. This resolution approved notice of a public hearing for a grant agreement with Advanced Disposal.
The council decided to renumber the flood ordinance from 2019-2 to 2019-5. When the flood ordinance was passed, it was given a number that already corresponded to an existing ordinance. To correct this error, a new ordinance number was assigned to the flood ordinance.
In other news, Mayor Tom Henderson made several comments before the council.
Henderson reminded the council that a prayer breakfast will be held on March 15 at 7 a.m. at the community center. Tickets for the event are $10 a piece. Tony Cooper of the Jimmy Hale mission will be the speaker.
Henderson informed the council of a major accomplishment achieved by students at Center Point High School. The Center Point High School IT program competed in the Cyber Patriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition included over 6,300 schools from across North America. Center Point High School placed second in the state.
Henderson also told the council about the excellent job Center Point High School basketball has been doing and about their upcoming trip to the state championships on Saturday.
“You may have already heard,” Henderson said, “but the Center Point High School boys are in the state finals Saturday morning at 10:45.…so, we’re very proud of them. And if you get a chance to go down to the BJCC and see them play, I think you’ll be very proud of our school.”
Henderson spoke to the council about the Alabama Community of Excellence program.
“This past Tuesday, we had a meeting with the A.C.E. committee,” Henderson said. “That is the Alabama Community of Excellence, and we’re in that program and trying to get certified as an Alabama Community of Excellence. We worked on a strategic plan Tuesday and came up with three areas that we’re working on and one of them is the neighborhood watch, safety was the name of it, but it covered neighborhood watch and other things. One was recreation and one was economic development. So we did plans for all three of those areas and there have been assignments made to carry out those plans.”
The council was one member short on Thursday. Council President Roger Barlow was unable to attend due to an unforeseen event.
The City Point City Council will meet again on March 14.