Cindy Kerr resigns from Patriot council

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The Patriot Town Council held its regular monthly meeting on June 3rd with members Jim Caudill and Danielle Hutchinson and Clerk Linda Fisk present. The meeting was called to order, followed with the pledge to the flag and prayer.

The first order of business was the reading of a letter of resignation from Council President Cindy Kerr citing personal health and business as the reasons for tendering her resignation. Council accepted her letter.

Those in attendance discussed the upcoming Fourth of July Freedom Parade and Picnic. The parade will start at noon with line-up at 11 a.m. For more parade information, call 594-9413.

Any and all civic groups are urged to put a patriotic entry in the parade but it doesn’t have to be patriotic. Prizes will be given out as usual for the most patriotic. Line-up for the parade is at the boat ramp east of Patriot.

Immediately following the parade is a pitch-in picnic at Harris Park (ball park) on Columbia Street. The park board is providing fried chicken and drinks. Everyone is urged to bring a covered dish of choice.

There will be activities for everyone, or just kick back and relax and visit with others. The town council encourages everyone to come out and help celebrate this country’s birthday.

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In other business discussed by the Patriot Town Council:

– Roy Boling updated Council on the two park projects that are in the design phase at this point and moving along on schedule.

– Council approved an annual donation of $1,000 to LifeTime Resources.

– Danielle Hutchinson gave an update on the health department screenings. There has been limited interest on the sign-up sheets posted around town for monthly screenings. Council will support a one-time screening for multiple tests if the health department is interested in doing that. Danielle Hutchinson will follow up with Betty Lucas of the Switzerland County Health Department.

– Council will have the town worker tuck point the loose bricks in the town hall to eliminate rain infiltration.

– Council approved an additional $2,500 to $3,000 for repairs to the East Enterprise Tank painting project that was unseen in the original inspection. This also included some lettering on the tank.

– The Council approved the monthly bills.

– Flag plaques were approved to be purchased for the Memorial Park.

– The next meeting of the Patriot Town Council will be this Tuesday, June 17th.