City council recognizes a long-term employee
By Cassie Gibbs firstname.lastname@example.org
The Daleville City Council announced at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 2, that it would begin recognizing those employees who have worked for and with the city for many years.The first recognition was City Clerk Angelia Filmore."I want to emphasize, I think our best resources in the city are our employees," Mayor Claudia Wigglesworth said. "I want to start, this year, recognizing our employees for years of service."Filmore has worked with the city for 30 years. She also serves as a member of the Daleville City Board of Education."You would probably be impressed if I said she's been here 15 years or 20 years or 25 years," Wigglesworth said. "Our city clerk has been here for 30 years."The Chamber of Commerce announced a number of events happening throughout the year.Chamber Board member Nancy Garner announced the Chamber is kicking off the Discover Daleville geocaching event. The Chamber will speak with members about providing items to find in the event, and will begin to place locations on the geocaching website.Registration for the Daleville pageants will open on Feb. 17. The pageant will be held on April 16.In March, the Chamber will work with the Recreation Center to host a fitness program. There will also be an available walking path and possible nutrition classes.On March 19, the Wiregrass Motorcycle Charity Club will be hosting a charity ride. This club includes all the motorcycle groups from Dothan, Enterprise and Daleville.According to Garner, the club will choose a different charity to ride for every year.This year, the group chose to ride for the Daleville High School JROTC program.On March 26, the Chamber and the local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will host the annual Easter egg hunt at Culpepper Park.The council passed a resolution allowing the city to use the county electronic voting machines for the upcoming election on March 1.The council also introduced an ordinance that could increase the mayor and council compensation for the next sitting council. The council will vote on the ordinance during the Feb. 16 meeting.The mayor's salary would be $1,000 per month, and the salary for each council member would be $100 per meeting attended. Council members' salaries cannot exceed $400 per month.The ordinance stated that there would be no compensation for the mayor or council for attending special-called meetings.If the ordinance were passed, it would become active on Nov. 1.The next council meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.