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President Bob Munns opened the meeting at 6:30 p.m. and recognized visitors and elected officials. This meeting honored firefighters and first responders from stations 10 and 14. Member Jim Holley had grilled wonderful hamburgers for all to enjoy and other members brought sides and desserts.

 

After the meal firefighter, Sydney Magsig gave a presentation with two other firefighters as to the equipment they dressed in to fight a fire. She also told the cost of each piece of outer ware which was indeed surprising.

 

Our entertainment was a gospel group called, Cole Train, who were enjoyed by all.

 

President Munns asked for a vote on the new board who will take office next month: President: Bob Kenney, Vice President: Eddie Brewer, Treasurer: Merrel Miller, and Secretary: Sandra Brewer. All were approved.

 

A motion was made to approve the June minutes and was approved. There was no treasurer's report. President Munns asked for approval to give each fire dept $100 and this was approved. A member from the audience made a motion to double the amount for the fire departments, making the gift to each $200. President Munns agreed to take this to committee.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

 

Joann Allen, Secretary

 

 

Hello Fayette County,

 

The summers go fast. Almost no time ago we announced another school year was ending and now we are announcing the start of another school year. Hope you had good, safe vacations and have prepared to get our students off to another good start. Some of you may be saddened as your child leaves the nest to go away to college. But think of the blessing you have, knowing you worked so hard helping them attain this education, which they will so need to accomplish their own goals and thereby live the good American life. In other words, you have been successful in parenting your child to prepare for adulthood and making those life decisions that determine if they successfully accomplish their goals.
Our Fayette County Schools continue to make strong progress toward becoming a great public school system. Dr. King has gained control of the Schools budget and thereby made wise decisions in additions, purchases and provisions to enable staff to accomplish their charge. He has continued to strengthen staff with additions in key positions. He raised teacher salaries to levels well above the State average, which means we are getting a stronger teaching staff. He continues to improve the curriculum to prepare our students for the best opportunities for their higher education.
We approved our 2017/2018 budget in June. July is the beginning of our new fiscal year and the County is in good financial condition. With improving economic conditions, Fayette is positioned to get some good businesses located here. That is always good, not only for jobs, but businesses need to pay the taxes for growth, so we do not have to raise your individual taxes. All is quiet on the political front and that is what you want to hear from a bunch of politicians.
A couple of things you may be interested in: The West Fayette Republican Club meets in a different location Thursday, July 27. It will meet at Gallaway City Hall, 333 Old Brownsville Road. Pot luck dinner, so bring something to share such as a dish, vegetable or dessert. Eat at 6:30 and program starts at 7:00.
The Hickory Withe Community Association meets Thursday, August 3, at Hickory Withe First Baptist Church, on Hwy 196, one half mile north of US64. Meeting starts at 6:30 and there will be home made ice cream! It is pot luck, so bring a dish, vegetable, bread, salad or dessert or something and join us for a good time.
It is a pleasure to serve as your commissioner. If you need me, email or call me at 901 496-0247.
Kindest regards,
Homer Bunker