by Michael G. Maness
The City of Colmesneil city council was convened by Mayor Don Baird at its regular meeting Tuesday evening, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m.
After the regular agenda items of the financial, office, water and sewer reports were approved, the council proceeded with several discussions.
Baird said the completion of the Emergency Services District #7 Building had been delayed, but that "This is just part of it. We want to do it right." This will house the local volunteer fire department and other emergency related equipment as the city finds grants, monies, and works with the county emergency services. City Secretary Carrie Edwards added, "Asphalt surfacing was laid last week and the building is looking better and better."
Baird also was happy to report the old County Market is being renovated and will be opening as Graham's Grill and Grocery – a welcome addition to the community.
Edwards noted that the probationary period for part-time employee Linda Bailer was up, and Edwards was happy to have her working for the city.
The council ended their meeting with an overview of the Homecoming festivities that were planned to include a bonfire, parade, pep rally, a queen's coronation, and a homecoming game.
The council adjourned quite proud of the developments and activities on the immediate horizon.