Fairview council swears in new member Julie Grimes

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Fairview Mayor Keith Henry (left) swears in new Fairview Councilwoman Julie Grimes (right) Monday evening. (Maggie Darnell for The Cullman Tribune)

FAIRVIEW, Ala. – The Fairview Town Council on Monday evening swore in Councilwoman Julie Grimes,  filling the seat left vacant back in late 2019 by former Councilwoman Paula Edge, who stepped down due to health reasons.

The council voted back in June to appoint Grimes. Mayor Keith Henry, at the time, noted that Edge had requested her replacement be a woman. Grimes also qualified to run for the seat in the Aug. 25, 2020 Municipal Election, but no one else qualified for the seat.

In fact, neither Henry nor any current council members (Charles Banister, Joseph Black, Steve Eddleman and Robert Johnson) had challengers, so there will be no Municipal Election in Fairview.

The council voted to seal the paved parking lot at the Fairview Senior Center. Johns Paving and Seal Coating, who paved the lot a year ago, will seal the lot for $2,100.

Henry gave an update on the soccer fields at Randall Shedd Community Park. Back in December, the council voted to repair the soccer goals with the price to be determined at a later date. Henry said not much progress has been made. He said he and the Town’s maintenance worker, Mickey Yancy, have been dealing with medical issues. The council discussed further options for the fields, but no action was taken and the matter was tabled.

The Fairview Town Council meets the first Monday of the month at Fairview Town Hall. The next regularly scheduled meeting is Sept. 7, 2020 at 6 p.m.

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Maggie Darnell

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