By Faith Callens
CENTERPOINT – On Thursday, July 1, the Center Point City Council met for a regular meeting at City Hall to discuss the possibility of a Center Point flea market. During the meeting, there were no items on the consent agenda, no presentations or public comment.
During the discussion about the flea market, Councilor Glenn Williams said he wants to get a flea market together for the residents of Center Point and provide them with a place to go and shop.
“I’m trying to get a market together every second Saturday of the month and I’m looking to get it started as soon as the council approves it,” said Williams.
Williams went on to say the market would require a fee of $35 dollars and a business license if it is approved.
Mayor Bobby Scott also joined the discussion and said if the flea market gets approved, the city has a one-day license fee for possible vendors who would like to set up shop at the flea market for one day.
President D.M. Collins said Williams’ idea was great and she is looking to hear more updates next week.
For the mayor and council reports, Councilor Glenn Willams said there will be a junior cooking competition on July 2 at the Center Point Community Center, and he welcomed the public to come out.
Councilor Tiffany Moore said she is still looking for participants for the neighborhood watch program and her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moore also discussed the intelligence summary reports from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office regarding criminal incidents within the city. For the week of June 12 through June 18, there was one vehicle theft, three unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle. There were also no incidents of residential business burglaries, rapes homicides, or assaults. For the week of June 19 through June 25, there were three vehicle thefts, three unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle, one assault and no incidents of residential business burglaries, homicides, rapes or robberies.
Councilor Ebonee Copeland said the new budget for the city will be presented by the end of August.
At the end of the meeting, Mayor Bobby Scott spoke about the passing of Center Point’s City Clerk Tameka Vann’s grandmother and he wants the residents to keep her in their prayers.
Also, Merit Badge Counselor Natalie Woodall spoke about the Merit Badge Citizenship program with the Boy Scouts of Center Point and their involvement with the council within the next week. About five boy scouts met with the council.
The following events are scheduled in Center Point:
July 6 – relaunch of splash pad
The Splash pad opened last week and due to motor issues, it was closed.
July 9, at dusk – Movies in the Park, Luca
July 10th, 9 a.m. – Youth Fishing Rodeo
July 12, 9 a.m. – Senior Fishing Rodeo
July 15 – City Council meeting, public hearing for Planning and Zoning
July 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – CP BACKPACK Giveaway and Family Fun Day