Some of the major items discussed during Monday night’s meeting of the Dresden City Board include renovating Dresden Police Department’s patrol room, rebidding the sanitation collection contract, and the 2017-2018 audit.
Board members unanimously approved a bid submitted by Randy Dial of Eyeball Drywall for renovating the Dresden Police Department’s patrol room. The scope of work includes installing sheetrock on the walls and ceiling of the patrol room and hallway leading to Police Clerk Toya Bell’s office, and painting and flooring. Bell said, once the work gets underway, it is expected to take two to three weeks to complete.
In an effort to get the lowest and best price for garbage pickup, the board voted to rebid the contract.
Auditor John Poole discussed the results of the audit of the City of Dresden’s financial records for fiscal year 2017-2018. According to Poole, there were no reportable findings. He stated the budget is in good shape and the record keeping is commendable.
In other business, the board heard a request by Tommy Webb of Martin for the non-profit organization Foster Care Association to use the Senior Citizens Center in Dresden from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at no charge.
Mayor Jeff Washburn introduced the new Weakley County Economic Community Development director Shelby Spurgeon, who started work January 1, 2019. He also introduced Ed Jackson III, regional director for U.S. Congressman David Kustoff, who represents the 8th Congressional District.
(See complete story in the February 6th issue of the Dresden Enterprise.)