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City Council holds regularly scheduled meeting

BY NIC MILLER
STAR STAFF
nic.miller@elizabethton.com

On Thursday, the City of Elizabethton City Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting for the month of September in the Council Chambers of the Elizabethton City Hall.

It was a meeting filled with many items on the monthly agenda, but first the City Council made a point to recognize a select couple of individuals who have greatly contributed to the community.

The first item of business was to recognize Richard Tetrick and his wife, Norma, for their contributions surrounding the new playground equipment at Kiwanis Park on G Street in Elizabethton, as well as their many other contributions toward the community.

Afterward, business was moved on to new items regarding one of the main points of the evening, an event taking place in Downtown Elizabethton in the near future which is a block party for all people to enjoy.

Mike Mains, Director of Elizabethton’s Parks and Recreation Department, spoke about this event and the entire weekend celebration, saying, “We have a great lineup of entertainment planned for the covered bridge days, which will begin on Friday around noon. Vendors will be in place as well as food trucks, and things will go on until around 9:30 or 10 that night.

“Saturday will start things all over again with a full day of activities such as more music, dancers, etc. As far as the evening hours, we have another great lineup of performers, and the night will end with the Carter County Bank Fireworks show. On Sunday we will have a gospel group performing and we will also be hosting the Children’s Business Fair that day as well.”

After the adjournment of the City Council meeting, things were still not wrapped up as the beverage board was faced with a vote regarding the before mentioned block party. The plan is to host a beer garden in association with Riverside Taphouse and Jiggy Ray’s Downtown Pizzeria for those in attendance to enjoy a cold brew during the event.

The motion was an easy one to discuss, as the vote passed unanimously among the board, meaning a beer garden will be allowed to take place during the Main Street Block Party.

The City Council of Elizabethton will meet once again for their regularly scheduled October meeting on October 14 at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Elizabethton City Hall.