The Board of Aldermen for Florence met on the evening of July 20, 2021. This meeting consisted of a work session beginning at 5:30 p.pm. This work session opened with the mosquito control report stating that all is going well, or as well as to be expected with the amount of rain that has been occurring. Then was Jacob Prine, who represented the Eastwood subdivision residents, discussing drainage issues. The mayor said he is sending the city engineer to investigate the problem and see what can be done to resolve the issue. Also, in the Eastwood subdivision is a home requiring property clean-up. A public hearing was requested and has been scheduled for August 17, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. The Driftwood subdivision has a new Milllcreek home. This is a community home for people with developmental disabilities to live and be cared for within the community and will house workers and a couple people who are unable to live on their own. Milllcreek is a company that offers residential treatment and home-based programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The board meeting began at 6:30 p.m. with the approval for the police department to send a couple officers to train at the Dare Convention in Montgomery County. The street department has been approved to repair West Main Street beginning at the red light and extending out to city limits. Also approved is the repair of the Heritage Room including, but not limited to the roof, shingles, sheetrock, and repainting. The park department is getting a new lawn mower. Finally, John Banks and Trey Gunn will be attending the Ms. Rural Water Board Member Training. The meeting was recessed and will resume Thursday evening at 5 p.m. to discuss the soccer contract for the park department.