Vinemont receives clean financial audit


The Vinemont Town Council meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. (Andrew Cryer for The Tribune)

VINEMONT – The Vinemont Town Council welcomed Todd Johnson and others from The Church at the Atrium to its meeting Tuesday night. The church group requested to use the town’s community center for Sunday service until the construction of its permanent church facility is completed. The council approved the request with the stipulation that it receive documentation that the church would agree to vacate the premises by 11:30 on Sunday mornings and that the facility would be cleaned to not hinder other groups or individuals who wish to rent the facility. 

In new business, the council authorized Mayor Radginal Dodson to renew a terms of service agreement with AT&T. Vinemont will receive five percent of AT&T’s profits received from the Town for the next 10 years. The current contract, signed in 2008, is set to expire on Dec. 31 of this year. The new agreement will extend the contract with AT&T until Dec. 31, 2028.

Dodson requested that the council pay Larry Cook for his audit services. According to Dodson, the Town is required to hold an annual audit. The bill is solely for the service provided, he said, not for any financial wrongdoing by the town. The mayor was glad to announce that there were no financial errors found by the audit.

In old business, the Town has hired several part-time employees for concession and clean-up work at town facilities. The Town is considering hiring more part-time staff to provide current staff with a much-needed weekend off.

Council member Toni Helms announced that changing stations for infants will be added in both male and female restrooms located in the Vinemont Community Center.

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