Valley Grande dedicates golf course

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 18, 2006

The Selma Times-Journal

The Valley Grande Council convened on Monday at 7 p.m. sharp with all council members present.

Mayor Tom Lee expressed his gratitude to the council and supporters for being present for the dedication of the Valley Grande Golf Course on Monday.

“We had good people there.

Good participation,” said Lee.

“Everybody here recognizes that an 18-hole golf course could be a peach to a little community like this,” he added.

Lee and the council praised the work that has gone into the golf course and the dedication of its investors.

“They have really come a long way,” said councilwoman Julie Drinkard.

In old business, the council unanimously passed ordinance #2006-30.

The ordinance authorizes Mayor Lee to transfer funds from completed items with a surplus to completed items with a deficit, allowing for more expeditious payment of the latter.

Upon the completed transfer, the mayor must report all transfers back to the council, which have to be spelled out in the financial reports.

The council went on to discuss the landscape work and trespassing problem at the city’s future walking trail. Councilwoman Nancy Moore said that the location had always had a problem with 4-wheelers passing through the property, but now that it’s city property, “no trespassing” signs have been put up and citizens need to know that they should not be passing through the area.

Moore also reported having two sealed bids for the kudzu removal.

Moore could not report on the bids, as the Beautification Advisory Committee has not met on the met on them.

The council brought the residential identification back to the table.

They are still seeking housing numbers that will be easy to read for rescue workers and easy for residents to install.

The city hall mailbox has been properly labeled with address numbers on both sides of the post and reflective numbers on the box itself.

In other business, the council discussed the appropriation of funds for requested reference materials for the Dallas County High School library.

The council agreed to resume the discussion until the next council meeting when the school librarian, Cynthia Moore, or principal, Don Ingram could be present to further explain the planned use for the requested materials in better detail.

“The school’s certainly an excellent place to put money,” said Lee.

Lee presented a letter from Ingram expressing this appreciation on behalf of the school for the $5,000 donation the council awarded at the July 5 meeting.

The meeting was adjourned.