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She also ex­pressed her ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the city and the Chero­kee County His­tor­i­cal Mu­seum for trim­ming the pear trees lo­cated ad­ja­cent to the mu­seum.

“The trees at the mu­seum look won­der­ful,” said Davis. “I want us to get back to look­ing like we are ex­pect­ing com­pany.”

The coun­cil agreed to re­mem­ber Coun­cil Mem­ber Frankie Kelly, who is presently in the hos­pi­tal, in their prayers.

Coun­cil Mem­ber Bess Yar­brough re­minded Mayor Wilkie and coun­cil mem­bers of the up­com­ing League of Mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties meet­ing in Birm­ing­ham which is sched­uled for May 20-23. Reser­va­tions need to be in by April 14.

“I would urge ev­ery­body, if they could, to make plans to be there,” said Wilkie. “It is a good thing be­cause we get to sit with other cities of our size and I think you will get a feel of how blessed we are to have what we have to work with when some of the other cities are re­ally strug­gling.”

The Chero­kee County Board of Ed­u­ca­tion has ap­proved school bus loan fi­nanc­ing with First South­ern State for 10 years at a rate of 3.35 per­cent.

The board has re­viewed a con­tract for pol­icy re­view and anal­y­sis with the Alabama As­so­ci­a­tion of School Boards.

The board has also adopted a Youth Sui­cide and Preven­tion Pol­icy I- 59 (pre­sented Feb. 9, 2017.)

Dur­ing its Tues­day, March 21 meet­ing, the board:

-Ac­cepted Leased Fit Fiber Ser­vice Bid ITB# 1709 from TDS Tele­com for a five year term at 1 Gbps with the op­tion to up­grade to 10 Gpbs (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2022).

- Ap­proved ex­tend­ing CNP Bread Ser­vices Bid #17-01 with Flow­ers Bak­ing Com­pany for 12 ad­di­tional months- pend­ing ven­dor ap­proval.

- Ap­proved ex­tend­ing CNP Milk Ser­vices Bid #17-02 with Bor­den Dairy Com­pany for 12 ad­di­tional months-pend­ing ven­dor ap­proval.

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