Bruceton names citizens to two boards

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 Appointments were named to two boards at the July 14 meeting of the Bruceton Mayor and Board of Aldermen, along with other business.

During the meeting Mayor Bob Keeton also discussed various items of town matters with the aldermen.

 Named to the Industrial Development Board were Debbie Ridings, Dr. Maleah Hollingsworth, Marty Batte, Mara Allen, Rod Sturdivant and Jack Blocker. Their terms will expire in 2022. The mayor will serve as a perpetual member.

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Chosen to serve on the Board of Zoning Appeals were Dr. Maleah Hollingsworth, Marty Batte, Mara Allen, Rod Sturdivant, Jack Blocker and board member Joey Simmons.

Aldermen gave their consent for the Youth Pro League 5K Run to be held Aug. 15. Christy Dougherty is in charge of the run. 

“Hand sanitizer and face masks will be available with social distancing practiced,” said the mayor.

The mayor read a thank you card from Alisha Franks concerning the town furnishing concrete, fire and dump trucks, a road grader and back hoe for First Baptist Church’s Vacation Bible School. Tisha is the wife of pastor Joshua Franks.

The mayor said he has chosen not to exercise his authority to have the citizens of the town wear masks.

“Anyone who wants to wear a mask may do so,” he said. “We continue social distancing and practicing good hygiene.”

The mayor said he had been notified by the state comptroller’s office of a finding from the 2019 budget. According to the comptroller, the city wound up $1,400 in the red. However, town recorder Annie Hand will check the figures.

Alderman Scotty Higdon praised Carroll County Electric Co. for promptly restoring the electricity Sunday following the early morning storm.

“They really did a good job,” he said.

Vice Mayor Cliff Sturdivant commended the mayor for responding and answering questions ask by the citizenry about various matters.

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