The Greensboro Town Council held its monthly meeting on Monday, May 8 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers in Gardner Hall.
The Council had new members to welcome: Councilwoman Jacquelyn Barber won the seat formerly held by Elizabeth Henderson, Councilwoman Brenda Martinez ran uncontested for the seat formerly held by Juan Guerrero.
Council Member Justin Alday was also re-elected after an uncontested race.
Former Council President Bill Willis chose not to continue as a member of the Council, and Councilman Mike Pitts was chosen as his replacement.
Two contracts related to the Community Development Block Grant Neighborhood Revitalization Program were discussed by the Council.
The first was with Andy Easton and Associates, for grant administrative services, and the second was with Dewberry Engineers, to provide engineering services for the project.
Both will cover the paving of West Street and some drainage issues, and work on East 11th and Clark Streets if funds are available.
The Council voted unanimously to approve both contracts.
Town Manager Dennis Henderson brought up the issue of numerous complaints of loose dogs in the town, which he stated was currently being addressed with county assistance.
Commissioner Kimblin NeSmith also addressed the council regarding the Summer Youth Employment Program, reminding everyone that the deadline to register youths between the ages of 14-19 is this Friday, May 12.
Those interested may apply online by going to gadsdencountyfl.gov and clicking the link for the Summer Youth Program at the top of the page.
The program begins Monday, June 26 and ends Friday, August 4.
Those enrolled will work six weeks at 20 hours per week, and will earn $11 an hour.
Commissioner NeSmith also spoke about celebrations for the Gadsden County Bicentennial, which will occur on June 24, 2023.
NeSmith explained that the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners is looking to partner with the municipalities of the county, including Greensboro, in order to see the celebration spread throughout the county.
Stephen Klein – Gadsden County News Service