The upcoming Christmas parade and lighting of the park was the first topic of discussion at the recent meeting of the White Hall City Council held on Monday, Nov. 19, at City Hall, which immediately following a reception held to honor retiring Alderman, Ed May, during which, members, family and and the public were invited to attend. During the reception, Mays was also presented with a proclamation by Mayor Noel Foster for his hard work and dedication with the White Hall City Council as Alderman for 22 years.
The City Council meeting began with an Invocation, given by David Beck, and Pledge of Allegiance led by Joel Foster, followed by an announcement given by Mayor Foster that the Department of Corrections had started to put up the Christmas lights in the White Hall City Park. In addition, Mayor Foster reminded everyone that the lighting of the park would be held Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m. “Also, this time of the year is always busy for the Food Pantry and I would like to encourage the public and all of the city employees and city officials to keep the Food Pantry in mind,” said Mayor Foster.
He reminded memers that City Hall would be closed Nov. 22 and 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday. “On behalf of the city we wish our citizens a safe and happy holiday. Remember to bag your leaves and City Hall will pick them up for you,” said Mayor Foster.
The following resolutions were approved by the Council for approval:
• City Council meetings to be changed to the third Tuesday in January and February due to the holidays.
• To establish Christmas Bonuses for the City of White Hall Employees.
• To amend the Personnel Policy Handbook for the city of White Hall.
• To declare the intent of the City of White Hall, to make certain expenditures toward the refunding of certain outstanding bonds of the City of produce debt service savings and to reimburse itself for such expenditures from the proceeds of bonds of the city; to authorize the preparation of a preliminary official statement for the bonds and the distribution thereof to potential purchasers of the bonds; and prescribing other matters relating thereto.
It was also reported that the White Hall Planning Commission, in a meeting held on Nov. 12, had approved a rezoning request made by Erasmo Dierich to rezone 8608 Dollarway Road from R-3 Multi-Family Residential to C-2 General Commercial. The request was motioned and approved unanimously and it was recommended for approval of the City Council by the Planning Commission for the rezoning of the property.