Cannon to serve ice cream
The Cannon United Methodist Women’s Society will have an ice cream social Saturday, Aug. 23, 4 p.m. at the church. The women will serve oyster fritter sandwiches, chicken salad sandwiches and hot dogs, as well as oyster platters. Homemade ice cream and cake will be for sale, as well as baked goods.
Bridgeville will hold town clean-up Sept. 20
By Mike McClure
The Bridgeville Commission set a date for a town wide cleanup day and discussed the benefits of the town switching to the state health plan during its meeting on Monday, Aug. 11.
The commission set Sept. 20, three weeks before the Apple-Scrapple Festival in town, as the date for the cleanup. According to town manager Bonnie Walls, she was given a quote of $1,900 for a contractor to pick up the trash in one day.
State Sen. Thurman Adams ($2,000) and state Rep. Ben Ewing ($1,000) have each pledged money toward the hauling of trash to the landfill after the cleanup.
Residents are asked to put the items they want to throw away where they normally put their trash. The trucks will come by each property only once, so residents should put their trash out the night before the pickup. A limit will be set on what can be picked up
The town will meet with all of its full-time employees concerning a plan to switch to the state health plan. According to Walls, the town would save $71.19 per employee per month if it switched to the state’s best plan.
“If we can save money for the people of Bridgeville everybody wins,” said commission president Joe Conaway.
Nick Rocks, president of Allen and Rocks Inc. (developers of the Bridgeville South golf course and development), reported that the developers are close to getting the surveys completed on the Wilson property, where a victory garden and a fish pond is planned. Robert Rauch of Robert D. Rauch and Associates Inc. is working on a storm water plan consisting of an interconnected canal system. The developer is hopeful it can break ground on the project by the end of the year.
The commission also agreed to move its October monthly meeting to Oct. 20 in the Bridgeville town hall.