February Mayor’s Monthly |
By Mitchell Woody
Especially for Messenger
GRAPELAND – Hi Grapeland, we had our monthly council meeting on February 8th; The main points of this session are listed below.
So far we have no indication for the Building and Standards Commission. The Building and Standards Commission is a body that helps enforce your city’s cleanliness and safety. If you are interested in taking the lead, please contact City Hall at 687-2115. You must live within the city limits to be eligible.
The council approved approval to begin the process of a debt consolidation loan for the city’s debt. This will free up funds over the next few years to improve our infrastructure.
The council voted to adopt the Houston County Hazardous Mitigation Plan. Adoption of this plan entitles the city to grants and FEMA funding to prepare for a variety of natural disasters.
The deadline for putting your name on the ballot for a council seat or mayoral office was Friday, February 18 at 5:00 p.m. The position of mayor will remain unopposed, allowing the current mayor to remain in office for another term. There are three candidates for two Council seats. The names are Justin Lumbreraz (incumbent), Bobbie Jo Woody and Jack Coleman. Councilman Eddie Childress is stepping down and we are very grateful for his service to our community; he will be missed.
This is an “At Large” election; This means that the two candidates with the most votes win the seats on the council. We don’t have neighborhoods like other cities. Please, I am imploring everyone to vote in your city election on Saturday, May 7th. Voting is your vote in a democracy; Never think your voice is too small.
“A drop of water seems nothing until the ocean speaks.” Mitchell Woody.