Council declares parade a success

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 19, 2007


LINDEN &8212; Council members agreed Tuesday that the Second Annual Linden Christmas Parade of Lights held on Dec. 7 was a success.

According to King, some people are already planning their floats for next year, both business owners and school and church groups.

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Terry Tyson, head of public works, was heavily involved in the process of setting up and cleaning up for the parade. He said he and his crew were &8220;pumped up&8221; about the event, which was success in their view as well.

Another success for the parade was the presence of University of Alabama&8217;s mascot &8220;Big Al&8221; and Auburn University&8217;s mascot &8220;Aubie&8221; as the parade&8217;s grand marshals. City administrator Cheryl Hall said they were a &8220;big hit.&8221;

In other discussion about the parade, the council dispelled a rumor that it would be moved from a night parade to a day parade. Several council members said there were no plans to do so.

In other business:

The city received $692 from Alabama Power Company to be used for beautification purposes.

The council approved a one-time pay raise for city employees for the holidays. They voted to approve and extra $200 for department heads and $100 dollars for city employees.

Council members are expected to discuss possible salary increases for the mayor and council members to be determined by February before elections in August.