Dodge City to hold blood drive to honor town’s first responders

Sharon Schuler Kreps

DODGE CITY – Dodge City held its monthly town council meeting this week and discussed an upcoming event for the town’s first responders.

On Friday, Sept. 9 the American Red Cross is inviting everyone to join them as they honor the Dodge City first responders by holding an appreciation blood drive. Their goal is to collect 25 units of blood, showing appreciation for the work of area fire fighters, rescuers and law enforcement personnel. The blood drive will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Dodge City Town Hall.

Mayor Tawana Canada, Councilman Jason Burney, Councilman Murray Lowe, Councilman Anthony Todd, Councilwoman Inez McDonald and Councilman Ervin Chumley were all present.

In regular business, Cullman County Sheriff’s Deputy Josh McKnight reported that there had been a couple of burglaries in the area, one at Regal Marine and another at the Petro Station.

Rep. Corey Harbison, R-Good Hope was at the meeting as well, to offer his support to the town. He told the mayor and council that if they needed his help with anything, he would be glad to do it.

A copy of the new budget was given to the mayor and council to review. They will discuss/approve it at next month’s meeting.

The council agreed to send letters to local business owners/managers concerning the discharge of petroleum products into the sewer system.

Canada has asked Jones Bros., Cullman County and Wiregrass for estimates for resurfacing the east side of County Roads 223 and 236.  Wiregrass said it would be some time next year before they could get to it.

Canada asked how much the council was willing to pay for an acre of land to build the new storm shelter on. Harbison offered to talk to the Cullman County Community Development Commission about a grant to help out or match funds.

City Clerk Vicki Ogletree passed out Certificates of Election to the mayor and all council members. There will be no election in Dodge City this month, as all members are unopposed

Dodge City Financial Report for July 31, 2016 is as follows:

  • General Account – $140,649.54
  • Money Market Account – $0.00
  • Certificate of Deposit – $40,900.19
  • Capital Improvement Account – $11,662.89
  • ½ Cent Road Tax Fund – $22,700.00
  • 7 & 2 Cent Account – $4,182.30
  • 4 & 5 Cent Account – $5,340.05
  • Sewer Revenue Account – $4,201.52
  • Sewer Bond & Interest Account – $14,036.46
  • Replacement & Extension Account – $14,895.16
  • Debt Service Reserve Account – $14,895.16

The Dodge City Town Council meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.  

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