Council sets Youth Advisory Board

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 4, 2007

LINDEN &8212; Council member Mitzi Gates announced members of the Youth Advisory Board at Tuesday&8217;s meeting.

From Linden High School are Jermaine Black, Collette Butler, Brittany Bright, Shaquille Dial, Markell Hayes, Prince Lawson and Briana Williams.

From Marengo Academy are Colton Baugh, Sara Bradford, John Carlton, Hillary Dukes, Andy Flowers, Shelby Mathis and Carrie Pope.

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The first meeting for the advisory board is set for July 31, where they will begin working on suggestions for the City of Linden Web site.

From the Public Safety Department, Interim Police Chief Scott McClure reminded the council that there is still a ban on the sale and use of fireworks in the City of Linden.

Councilman Dennis Breckenridge discussed the possibility of lifting the ordinance if rainfall improves dry conditions.

According to City Administrator Cheryl Hall, the council would have to hold an emergency meeting in order to do so.

Breckenridge also discussed the progress made on Scott Park.

Work was done on Scott Park after it had been deemed not suitable to hold the Cal Ripken baseball tournament because of safety and grounds concerns. After three weeks of work, however, they improved the park in order to host several games of the tournament.

In other business, Councilman William Curry discussed the possibility of the Marengo County library applying for funding to improve their facilities. Curry said that they are looking into renovating the Marengo County office building to use a new library facility.

In executive session, the council discussed a raise in pay for Interim Police Chief Scott McClure. After a vote, the council approved the $2 an hour raise for McClure.