Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Message from the mayor: Cub Scouts clean up park; citizens are advised to observe cemetery rules

Scouts posed on the new bridge in the park over Lee Branch.
By Grayson Vandegrift
Mayor, City of Midway

I want to give a big thanks to the fine young men of Cub Scout Pack #41 for spending the evening of April 25 cleaning up litter in Walter Bradley Park and Lee’s Branch.

Not only did these guys help beautify our city and undo the lazy work of litterbugs, but they then proceeded to donate $50 of their pack’s money to further beautification of the park. I’ve said this many times before, but it’s absolutely true that the future is looking bright.

Scouts and Cubmaster Ken Glass posed with mayor and $50 check.
This is a friendly reminder that artificial flowers are not allowed in the Midway Cemetery this time of year. If you do have artificial flowers in the cemetery, we ask that you remove them, as we will be making a sweep to clear them before our May 29 Memorial Day Service. Any items that are removed for being against cemetery rules are kept for a length of time, if you believe an item of yours has been removed and you wish to retrieve it, please stop by city hall and we’ll let you know how you can.

Our next city council meeting is this Monday, May 15, at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. Among the items on the agenda are the first reading of this year’s budget, second reading of an ordinance amendment allowing non-profits to request weekly garbage pick-up, and an update from the Midway Merchants Association. As always, all are welcome and encouraged to attend. UPDATE, May 21: For a copy of the council packet, with the agenda and supporting material including the proposed budget, click here.

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