Town bid farewell by council

Published: Monday, January 28, 2013 at 07:34 PM.

“If we add too many things, it can wind up costing like a trip to Disney World,” Sweeney said. “We don’t want that.”

The TDC bid farewell to one of their longtime members Monday as Jim Town was feted for his eight-plus years of service to the council.

“Jim, you have single handedly brought this council to the level that it is,” said Everett. “You gave us a good set of basics, good bylaws, good procedures and a budget that we can look at and understand.”

“I enjoyed working with you all, and I just wish I could leave you with rising revenues,” Town said. Although Town said he plans to travel the world in the coming days, he noted that he wouldn’t be too far away for the most part. “The house is going to stay where it is,” he said.

The council approved a grant request from the Orange & Bluegrass Festival for $2,000. The bluegrass festival is sponsored by the Vernon Athletic Boosters and will be held on April 5 and 6 near Vernon.

They also approved a grant request from the North Bay Clan of the Lower Muscogee Creek for $700 to advertise the Veterans Day Pow Wow, to be held Nov. 8, 9 and 10 south of Chipley.

The council will also submit the names of Dana Phillips and Mark Hess to the Board of County Commissioners for approval as members of the TDC. The BOCC is expected to vote on the nominations on Feb. 28.

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