Red Bay police officers recognized
Melissa Dozier-Cason, FCT Writer
RED BAY – Red Bay Police Chief Pat Creel recognized three officers during the City Council meeting held Monday, Dec. 4 at the Senior Citizen's Building.
Bobby Nelson and Ann Wilkins were not present for the meeting.
Eddy Chandler was named Officer of the Year, and Steven Moore was named Dispatcher of the Year. Creel also showed a plaque of appreciation that will be mailed to Travis Parker at FOP Lodge # 29 in Montgomery. Parker donated a bulletproof vest to the Red Bay Police Department.
"This contribution cost a couple hundred dollars, and we are grateful to have it," Creel told the council.
In other business, Fire Chief Bud Strickland informed the council that there was an error with the previous bid for the fire suits. The bid did not include helmets, gloves or hoods. Each suit, including these elements will cost $1875.61per suit as previously reported. The council voted to purchase the items left off the bid.
Council voted to stop the transfer of 10 percent of sales tax collections from the general fund to the equipment fund.
The council moved the money monthly, however, the funds do not draw interest in the equipment fund.
Council elected to keep the money in equipment fund so that it could draw interest.
The council voted to bid out for a new sewer machine.
However, Councilman Pat Hammock asked that the city look into getting a diesel or a truck for the machine. The council agreed to look into the matter.
"I don't want to put anyone's life at risk, and having the machine on a trailer is dangerous," Hammock said.
The council went into executive session regarding the senior citizen program. No action was taken during the executive session. However, after the meeting, Mayor Jeff Reid said that the Senior Citizen's Program is in danger of losing its funding due to lack of participation.
Before adjourning, the council announced that Buddy Scott resigned from the Senior Citizen's Board resigned, and ask that anyone interested in serving on the board should sign up at City Hall.
Applicants must live in the city limits, and cannot be an officer or employee of the city.
The next council meeting will be Monday, Dec. 18 at 7pm at the Senior Citizen's Building.