Tyronza Council approves band contract for Stars and Stripes

Friday, April 14, 2017

The main item of business during Tyronza City Council's meeting Tuesday was approving a contract for a Motown band to perform at the Stars and Stripes Jubilee.

City Attorney Noyl Houston told the council he only had one concern with the contract, which was a provision that would hold the city responsible for any damage to the performers' equipment caused by either the city or the guests at the concert. Many of the council members agreed the city should only be held responsible for damage caused by the city and not by guests.

There was also some question about the need for a contract since of the bands who perform do not typically use contracts, but City Clerk Donna Wood pointed out that they had a contract when Buddy Jewel performed. The council voted 5-1 to approve the contract so long as the provision in question is deleted or modified. The Stars and Stripes Jubilee will be held on May 5 and 6 this year, which coincides with the city's first First Friday event of the year.

Mayor Charles Glover also gave an update on hiring a police officer following the retirement of Police Chief Tony Turner. He said they had interviewed one person, had three more applications, and were still looking for more applicants. B.J. Carter was promoted to Police Chief and is Tyronza's sole officer at the moment. Glover said they were going to get together to figure out Carter's working hours to make sure he is available when needed without being overworked. He said Carter is doing a good job with the police work and is working on learning the administrative side of the job.

Alderman Tyler Permenter brought up the idea of the city offering a limb pickup service since the city has a chipper. Starting such a service would need to be done by ordinance. Mayor Glover put together a committee to work on the rules for limb pickup.

Spring Cleanup week will be April 24-29. The city will pick up items place curbside except for hazardous materials such as chemicals, batteries, and tires.

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