By TONY STINNETT/ Courier Sports Editor
The Woodbury Fire Department has been awarded a Homeland Security Grant for more than $40,000 that will help enhance the quality of training for firemen.
Fire Chief Bill Johnston made the announcement during the March meeting of the Town of Woodbury Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting at City Hall Monday (March 8). He said the grant would be used to purchase an air compressor as well as providing additional training for firemen at the department.
The Board unanimously approved a motion to auction a city-owned lot on Hayes Street. The building, located at 102 North Tatum, was owned by Jim Porter. Porter’s family members assumed responsibility for the property following Porter’s passing. Following an inspection of the property a hearing will be held March 20 so the owners have an opportunity to dispute the findings.
In other business, Mayor Harold Patrick appointed Sue Alexander to the Woodbury Planning Commission. Her appointment runs through September 2016. Alexander will fill the seat previously held by her husband, the late Walter Alexander.
Patrick also appointed Vickie Smith to serve a four-year term on the Woodbury Housing Authority Board.
City leaders also approved a “Block Party,” that will be held April 13 from 5-to-10 p.m.
The block party will be sponsored by Joe’s Place. Bands will perform throughout the evening and Tatum Street will be blocked off for this event.
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen’s next regular meeting will be April 2 at City Hall.