During the recent work session, engineering for the Goose Pond Boat Launch expansion was discussed.

Two bids were received. The Kelley Group was the recommendation. The Kelley Group originally prepared the grant application. Council member Keith Smith was reassured that Goose Pond did have a part in making the recommendation for the engineering work.
Two  tourism grant applications  from Jackson County Tourism were discussed. The applications were submitted by the Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce. One request is for a bass tournament that will take place within a couple of weeks and all contracts have been signed and paid for. The other is for a crappie tournament to be held in February, 2019. The applications will be addressed separately at the next City Council meeting. J.P. Parsons with the Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce recently  requested the  tourism grants totaling $12,000 for the upcoming fishing tournaments. Parsons explained that the chamber would contribute $8,800.
The 2017 -2018 budget amendments were discussed as well. According to Council President Tony Wallingsford, there was a sales tax revenue overage of $785,912. Wallingsford stated that amendments to the budget have been made throughout the year that brings the surplus down somewhat. However, projects which would require a budget amendment totaling $313,025 were discussed. Those  include the following: Cemetery Building- $25,000; Air Conditioning Recovery Unit- $9,525; BASS Tournament- $25,000; Main Street start up - $10,000; Workers Compensation Training- $4,500; Additional Roll-offs -$27,000; Police Department Computers- $22,000; Recycling Containers; 50,000.
Council member Keith Smith will attended his last City Council meeting this week (October 22) after 12 years as a council member. Smith has served Scottsboro for 48 years.  
In 1971 Mr. Smith began his career with the Scottsboro Police Department. He served the citizens of Scottsboro for 35 years. For 26 of those years, he served as the Chief of Police. He retired June 30, 2006.  He was elected to the Place 4 Council seat later that same year. He was reelected in 2010 and 2014. Smith did not seek re-election in the 2018 election cycle.

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