Packed with football players, cheerleaders and parents, Wednesday evening’s convening of the Hohenwald City Council found standing room only at the Emergency Operations Center on Oak Street.
The meeting was held on November 7, 2018, a day later than usual due to City Hall being used as a polling station in the gubernatorial election on Tuesday.
All councilmen were present and Mayor Danny McKnight presided.
First order of business was to recognized members of the Lewis County Middle School football team and cheerleaders for an undefeated season, 9-0.
“Its important for us to recognize these men and women,” Mayor McKnight began. “I can’t say how appreciative and proud we are of these young men and their accomplishments.”
“Fifty percent of the success is from the players and the cheerleaders,” he continued. But do not forget these people behind you who support you. They love you,” Mayor McKnight added.
Lewis County Mayor Jonah Keltner was in attendance to represent the Board of Commissioners who had also signed a proclamation recognizing the team’s accomplishments. He addressed parents, players and cheerleaders, congratulating them on their accomplishments.
Following a brief break for photos, the City Council was called to order. Minutes from the October 2, 2018 meeting were approved and reports were accepted from Chief of Police Sam Livingston, Fire Department Chief Steve Vineyard, Building Codes Inspector Brad Rasbury and EC&D Coordinator Helen Ozier. Councilman Ray Brewer made the motion to accept with a second by Councilwoman Janet Turner to preced a unanimous vote.
By resolution, the City Council approved the formation of the Hohenwald Building Codes Appeals Board. Appointed as members were Coy Norris, Billy Don Jackson, Eddie Denicolas, Mayor Danny McKnight, Building Official Brad Rasbury, ex officio and Helen Ozier, ex officio.
The board was created in February 2017, but was never brought before the Council. This resolution was created to “right the ship,” Mayor McKnight stated. A motion to approve was made by Vice Mayor Don Barber, seconded by Councilman Brewer. A unanimous roll call vote of approval followed.
Alice Tubbs was appointed to the Hohenwald Housing Authority Board of Directors for a term to expire Octover 31, 2023. Vice Mayor Barber made the motion, seconded by Councilwoman Turner to precede a unanimous vote.
Employee health insurance coverage for the calendar year 2019 was unanimously approved with a motion by Councilwoman Turner, seconded by Vice Mayor Barber. An increase of two percent was noted.
After adjournment, the Beer Board convened to approved on premises and off premises beer consumption sales for Kerry Cagle doing business as The City Cafe at 19 West Main.
A motion to approve was made by Vice Mayor Barber, seconded by Councilman Brewer.