Committee looking to bring back Maplesville Heritage Day

Published 1:56 pm Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

By JOYANNA LOVE | Managing Editor

Maplesville Heritage Day could be returning next year as the committee behind Maplesville Old Fashioned Christmas looks to take on the event.

During the Dec. 12 council meeting, the committee thanked the Maplesville Town Council and everyone that made this year’s Christmas event a success.

Heritage Day would serve as a fundraiser for the Maplesville Old Fashioned Christmas, which is totally free each year.

The council approved allowing the committee to take over Maplesville Heritage Day in the spring, but a date has not been set. The event had traditionally been held on the second Saturday in April as a fundraiser for the volunteer fire department until it was discontinued.

The council also approved accepting the low bid of $24,288 from John Johnson Cement Finishing for concrete work for a parking lot for the volunteer fire department.

A bid of $2,750 was also accepted for selling a surplus Taurus. Councilman Ray Mitchell abstained from the vote, since the winning bid was made by his daughter.

Also during the meeting, the council approved sponsoring take home books for Maplesville Elementary classes for two more years. A different grade would be chosen each year to have a book to keep to read for fun.

A lease capitalization threshold was discussed to be in compliance with audit recommendations. The town attorney will be researching the issue, and the change would be made on his recommendation.

The town is also moving forward with legal action in probate court against Douglas Schauer for violation of town ordinances. The property owner had been contacted on multiple occasions about cleaning up his property, but the property has not been brought into compliance with the ordinance.