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Valley Grande holds only Council Meeting in November

Valley Grande accomplished a lot during its brief City Council meeting on Monday night.
The city council approved for the purchase of three new batting cages, which cost $600 each and has a two-year warranty.
Bubba Holley, who runs the Valley Grande  Parks and Recreation Director, said the new cage is 12 feet high and 70 feet long and has a strong net.
Valley Grande Mayor Matt Dobbs said he and City Clerk/Treasurer Janet Frasier discussed grant options with ADECA Executive Director Kenneth Boswell. Dobbs said he expects to hear from Boswell this week.
Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sheryl Smedley appeared at the council meeting. Smedley said she and Frasier worked together on rewriting Valley Grande’s history for the Alabama Bicentennial Historical Commission for the city to receive a grant.
“It was hard to come up with history because Valley Grande is only 10 years old,” Frasier said.
Councilwoman Tammy Troha said that former Dallas County Sheriff Deputy Ronnie Terry donated a hay bale to the city. The hay bale will be used for the City Park.
Valley Grande Public Safety Director Boyd Pugh said one of the seven calls he received during the month involved a man driving his car into a power pole, dodging a deer.
The next Valley Grande City Council meeting will be held on Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. at Valley Grande City Hall.