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Updates given to city aldermen


The White Hall City Council held its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday night at city hall.

Mayor Noel Foster provided opening comments to update the city on several working projects. Foster told attendees that the State Legislative Audit was complete and there were no substantial findings.

Foster talked of the progress on the new fire station for White Hall saying, “Fire Station #2 is about 90 percent complete.”

June 13 marked the opening for bids on construction of the new community center. The bids are currently being reviewed. Bids will open the second week of July for the aquatic park.

According to Foster, demolition on the White Hall Museum will begin June 18. Foster said, “Tomorrow the public works crew will take down the Carter House which has been home to the White Hall Museum for years.” Foster hopes that the property will be cleared within a few days to make way for construction of a new museum. New construction plans have already been finalized for the project. The trustees of the Carter Estate have approved the demolition of the building.

Foster continued by acknowledging upcoming events in White Hall. “The Chamber of Commerce will host its annual summer cool down event at city hall on Tuesday, June 25 from 6 to 9,” said Foster.

The city of White Hall will be presenting its annual fireworks display on Independence Day at the WHHS football field and it is free of charge. The show will begin at dark and everyone is invited to attend.

New business on the agenda included a resolution to levy a five-mill tax for the city. This resolution, which was approved, states that the rate of taxation on real and personal property within White Hall for the year of 2012 is fixed at five mills on the dollar for the assessed value of the property.

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.