By Chris Edwards
WOODVILLE – In a 12-minute meeting, the Woodville City Council tackled one agenda item and recognized a pair of citywide proclamations.
At its regular monthly meeting on Monday evening, Mayor Paula Jones read proclamations recognizing Child Abuse Prevention Month and Fair Housing Month in Woodville.
Jones read aloud the proclamation pertaining to child abuse awareness and prevention, which included statewide and countywide statistics on abuse and/or neglect of children from the previous year.
Members of the county’s Child Welfare Board, as well as a CASA representative, were on hand to recognize the city in its honoring of the proclamation.
Jones also informed everyone present that Sunday, April 24 is observed as “Blue Sunday,” and encouraged everyone to wear blue to show support of awareness of child abuse prevention.
When Jones led the council into the regular agenda, aside from the regular consent docket, there was only one item up for a vote.
City Administrator Mandy Risinger spoke to the agenda item, which was to consider for approval a “no response” to this year’s consumer price index adjustment to the municipal telecommunications right-of-way access line rate.
As Risinger explained, the Public Utility Commission recommends the rate it feels appropriate for the use of ROW access. The rate is passed on to utility consumers, both residential and non-residential.
Risinger recommended to take no action on the new rate adjustment, which would have been a 2.5% increase. Councilmember Herbert Branch motioned to take no action and Tony Greer seconded, and the council unanimously approved the “no action” vote.