By Nathan Prewett, For the Tribune
MOODY – The Moody City Council proclaimed April 11 to be 411 Day in honor of athletes from the local schools and athletic program directors.
The council hosted many of the local student athletes and their coaches at a meeting on Monday, March 27, where Mayor Joe Lee read the proclamation.
“This will be a day to encourage everyone in and from our community, past and present, to display unity, pride and support of our city, schools and athletic programs,” read part of the proclamation.
The day takes its name from Highway 411.
“(The) City of Moody, in full support of our Moody Schools and Moody Athletic programs recognize the pride being shown by our students and athletes as members of our community,” the proclamation reads. “As US Highway 411 runs through the heart of Moody, many teams and organizations have claimed the tag ‘411’ as part of their name and identity and it has bled through the entire city …”
The meeting was otherwise very brief with the council passing the items on the agenda. At the end of the meeting, recently promoted Police Chief Reese Smith introduced a new officer, Jake Schramm.
In other business, the council:
- Approved a request from Parks and Recreation Director Mike Staggs to replace the tamper switch or Civic Center fire alarm for $1,261,
- Approved Staggs’ request for a rope ladder replacement at the splash pad for $8,389.07,
- Approved Staggs’ request to purchase Infield mix for ballpark for $3,720,
- Approved Staggs’ request to upgrade the sound system at the Civic Center Multi-purpose for $12,500,
- Approved a request from Smith to repair car #357 for $1,329,
- Approved a request from Smith to repair car #350 for $1,182.10,
- Approved a request from Smith to repair car #355 for $1,035,
- Approved a request from Smith to repair car #343 for $5,235,
- Approved a request from Smith to purchase a new computer to replace an older computer in his office for $1,257.88,
- Approved a request from Fire Chief Larry Horton to purchase uniforms for $1,100,
- Approved a request from Horton to purchase station supplies for $1,100, and:
- Approved a request from Horton to purchase an IO drill or medical drill for $650.
Meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at Moody City Hall on 670 Park Ave.
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