Old Gretna Elementary to be used as emergency shelter

During the City of Gretna’s June 6 city council meeting, council members voted to partner with Gadsden County Public Schools to create an emergency disaster shelter.

In any case of emergency in Gadsden County, Gretna Elementary School would be used as a location of reunification for children and their families.

The second item requested for approval was a proclamation celebrating Small Cities Month during the Month of June.

Small cities, essential to America’s growth and development, include any with a population of less than 50,000.

Gretna, with a population of about 1,200, falls into the category for celebration this month.

During the meeting, the commissioners also reviewed and approved a draft of the City of Gretna’s Community and Development Economic Plan.

This draft includes tentative plans on the general investments into local infrastructure and community buildings.

Sheila Knowles, President of ELF Associates, then discussed the potential formation of a Gadsden County Coalition of Cities for Legislative Advocacy, to better align the goals of cities in Gadsden County and the more equal distribution of federal grants.

The idea was warmly received by each of the council members.

Rubén Darío Uribe – Gadsden County News Service


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