By JIMMY ESPY
Lyerly Town Councilwoman Gwen Fisher won’t be running for reelection in November. Her seat and the seat held by Phil Brooks will be up for grabs this year. Brooks said he is “undecided” on his future plans.
The two council members briefly discussed their plans at the council’s agenda (non-voting) meeting on Tuesday.
“I’ll still be very involved with things in the community,” said Fisher, who has been on council for six years. She was appointed in 2012.
“I won’t be running but I know some very good people will be,” she said. Fisher did not say who she thought would be seeking office.
Christian and country music singer Michael Lee Stancil will perform at the town’s July 4 celebration on July 6.
The celebration will feature live music, games, food, bounce houses and slides for kids.
The free event will start at 1 p.m. and go on until 8 p.m.
Council members appear ready to give away the town’s old fire truck. Listing the 1986-built pumper truck for sale produced a high bid of a little over $2,100.
Mayor Jim Ferguson suggested donating the open cab vehicle instead to the Chattooga County Shriner’s Club, if the club wants it. Council will vote on the matter next Tuesday.
* Ferguson told council that sewer lines had been connected to the bathrooms at the new concessions stand at McLeod Park.
“The bathrooms should be ready for the Fourth of July,” Ferguson said.
The old bathrooms at the park will also be in use.
* The town will be showing movies at McLeod Park at nightfall on the second and fourth Thursdays during June and July. The movies will be provided by the Chattooga County Library.