The Auburntown City Council met on January 1, 2019, with the following members of the City Council present: Rita Davis, Tina Fletcher, Dean Nichols, Chris Singleton, Martye Harris, Janice Fletcher and Mayor Roger Turney.
Chris Singleton gave a report on the AVFD's Breakfast with Santa. The proceeds from this event were used to provide Christmas stockings for all 140 students at Auburn School with the cost of each stocking being $7.00-$8.00. A private donation from Mr. Todd Paxson helped to finish the cost of these stockings.
Mayor Turney presented a Local Sales Tax recap for the Council to review. This recap was for the past 15 months of sales. He also reported that B. J. Bobo of MTEMC has taken care of installation of a new street light at the Auburntown Dollar General Store. This has helped to make a much safer entrance from Highway 96 into the store. Dollar General was approved a permit to sell beer as of January 1, 2019, by the Auburntown City Council
Mayor Turney reported that the fire engine was leaking approximately 50 gallons of water per week. The cost of the replacement part to repair the leak was $345.00. The City greatly appreciates Mr. Tim Cooper and Mr. Will Cooper of Cooper's Garage for their donation of labor for installation of this part at no charge to the City. Thank you, Tim and Will!
Chris Singleton discussed the possibility of installing lighting around the basketball court in the City Park. Mayor Turney volunteered to look into this further by contacting B.J. Bobo of MTEMC. He will ask B.J. for his suggestions for lighting this area and the type of lighting that he thinks would be the most efficient.
Finally, Mayor Turney has accumulated enough hours (24 total) for his 2019 certification as Chief Municipal Financial Officer for the City of Auburntown.
Janice Fletcher, City Recorder