Oddly, the day before St. Patrick’s Day, the Brent City Council confirmed the schedule of July 11 for the Celebration on the Green, which will be a full week after Independence Day this year it seems.
After approving minutes and invoices (which are rarely discussed), they moved on to appointing of utility board members. A brief discussion brought about the unanimous re-appointing of Danny Russell and Roberta Lawrence, keeping their spots on the water board.
Mayor White passed out papers regarding corona virus preparations to the Council Members as she mentioned having spoken with County EMA Director Kirk Smith as well as police in Brent and Centreville about what the City can do to prepare to help its citizens. According to council members, this handout was the same information they had been seeing everywhere.
The Mayor also confirmed that city office hours will not at this point be shortened, with exception of the Municipal Court. In person court appearances are being put on hold by State-level directive. Seniors will be taken care of for meals through the Senior Center until March 20, when they will shut down until further notice. It was unclear exactly the plan in place to deliver or otherwise provide meals to seniors after March 20, but it was clear that a plan was at least in development.
All were interested in the countywide meeting on COVID-19 preparations and plans with Bibb County Commissioners and other officials. The meeting in Tuesday, March 17, at 1:00 p.m. at the Commission office in the Rock Building.
The Council will meet again April 6, 2020, as their next scheduled meeting.