The current Crossville Town Council met for their final formal meeting before the new councilors and mayor take over on November 7. Mayor Vicky Stone called the meeting to order, Councilman Ray led the Pledge of Allegiance, and incoming councilman Nelson Ferrell led invocation.

Under old business, the two submitted landscaping bids for the Town of Crossville were reviewed and discussed for approval. The duties to be performed for landscaping included replacement of plants and flowers, pruning of shrubbery,  fertilization of plants, spring cleanup, mulch, and general cleanup of needed areas. The bids were discussed and by a vote of 3-2, the Town Council approved DeKalb County Lawn Maintenance’s bid to landscape for the Town of Crossville.

Under new business, the Crossville Diamond Club sign was renewed. The Town Council also approved money for the annual Trunk-R-Treat which also included a $50 prize for the best trunk at the event. More information on the Trunk-R-Treat will be available closer to the time of the event. A major infrastructure repair was discussed for Justice Street North. Every time it rains, water washes out the ditches of several town residents and fills their yards with trash from the school. More information will be needed to determine what actions the council will take, so the issue will be discussed further at the council’s workshop on October 16 at 6:30. The workshop is open to the public.

A discussion about how to better insulate the shop building on Highway 227 was also tabled for the workshop in order to get more information on what exactly needed to be done.

Under department reports, the Crossville Fire Department still has tee shirts available for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and they are sold at the Crossville home football games.

As this is Mayor Vicky C. Stone’s final Council meeting as mayor, she saved her mayor’s comments as the final item on the agenda. Her closing remarks are below:

“This is my last regular council meeting. It has been a pleasure to serve on Town Council for 11+ years. When looking back at the accomplishments from these years, I feel I have served my town prayerfully to the best of my ability. It has been an honor to have the opportunity to sit in the Mayor’s seat for the past six months. It has been a short ride, but one that I will not soon forget. It came with many challenges that I have met to the best of my ability. I feel that good accomplishments have been made with the help of the council these past six months. Now we must all look forward to the coming change: the November meeting when our town will begin a new journey, under new leadership along with three new council members. New people bring new ideas. May God continue to bless my town and yours.”

We will miss Mayor Stone as she continues on the path that God has set for her, and we wish her a very bright future.

The next council meeting is November 7 at 6:30. The new mayor and council members will be sworn in at 6.

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