Peddler’s Amendments One Step Closer To Approval

Amendments to the existing policy concerning people soliciting business on the square in Woodbury passed on first reading during the Town of Woodbury
Mayor and Board of Aldermen Tuesday night.  It was discovered recently
after looking into the codes and policies that peddlers could not set up
business on the town square.  The policy is amended to where anyone that
wants to set up on a temporary basis must submit a letter of request and
obtain a permit.  There will be some exceptions however such as non-profit
organizations and a blanket permit will be given to those who have
multiple vendor activity like the Good Ole Days. The matter will now go to
a public hearing in the January meeting and a second and final reading.
The board approved going forward with the Appalachian Regional Commission
Grant for a new Fire Hall.  Mayor Harold Patrick informed the board that
they have completed the preapplication process.  At first it was thought
that the grant would cover 70 percent of the cost.  After receiving
information back from the preapplication process it was discovered that
the grant funds just 50 percent of the costs.  Before the next step in the
application process could be complete, the Aldermen needed to decide on a
location for the fire hall.  After much discussion it was decided to put
the potential fire hall in the old Precision Auto Sports Building on
Alexander Drive.  The motion passed 4 to 3 with Aldermen Davis, Cason, and
Duggin voting against it
The board also approved a bid for the continued rehabilitation for the
town’s water system from Madewell Construction.  The costs of the project
will be over $460,000.  The town of Woodbury was awarded another Community
Development Block grant in recent months and this will pay for the water
system rehab work