Crossville, Ala. – The regular session of the Crossville Town Council took place tonight, December 12. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Tera Fortenberry, and the previous meeting’s minutes were approved.

In new business, Tonya Womack from Kelley’s Rainbow, a non-profit agency that provides both direct and indirect services to victims of domestic violence in Cherokee, DeKalb and Marshall County, addressed the Council. While she stated that most of their funding comes from local nonprofits like United Way, a smaller percentage comes from local municipalities and organizations. The Council will likely discuss a donation at a future date.

Harold Hunt of Koch Foods also approached the Council about approval for a new pump for the sewer system (which will be covered by the hatchery). The goal would be to add a fourth line in the hatchery, which in turn, could add anywhere between 15 and 18 employees.

Maria Cruz was also appointed to the Library Board during the meeting.

During department reports, Councilmembers Ray and Morton thanked the police and street departments, respectively, for their work during the very successful Christmas parade last Saturday. In addition, Councilmember Ray recommended that an officer (preferably a night shift officer) be paid overtime to manage the heavy traffic flow on Highway 227 in the mornings, due to a lot of citizens speeding during that time. The Council approved this motion, and we will see if the traffic slows down in this area.

The next Crossville Town Council meeting will be held on January 9, 2017 at 6:30 PM.

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