There was a lot of material covered during the work session of the new council, here are a few things that stood out in my mind.
- Changing the weeks that city council meets to the 1st and 3rd week of the month.
- Setting up council committees like Parks and Rec, Public Safety, etc
- The transition to a form of gov't where the Mayor and Council are separated.
- Mark Hall offered to take a reduced salary if he is also on the water board
- Extending the budget and committee appointed until they can be reviewed
- Who owns a the City Website and where does it reside.
- A discussion about the department heads and budgets
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Blues and BBQ Tickets: Buck Creek Stained Glass is selling 2nd Annual Blues & BBQ Tickets for $5. The event will be at the Helena Amphitheater on Oct. 20th 1pm-8pm. You can check out Shelbybluesandbbq.org for all details.
Christmas Cards: Pink and Blue Child Care and Learning Center will have a photographer on site to take pictures for you Christmas Cards. It will be on Saturday, October 20, 2012. Prints will be back on Saturday 10/27/2012 for viewing and purchase. Limited times are available Call to schedule a time (205) 425-0005
Wyndham HOA: The Wyndham homeowners association will meet Tuesday, Oct.16 at 6PM at Senior Center - located behind City Hall.
Helena High Colors: There will be a public meeting about the Helena High Colors and Mascot on Tuesday, Oct 16th, at 7 PM in the Helena Middle School cafeteria. The purpose of the meeting will be to share information on the selection process for the school colors and mascot that will be used in the coming weeks, how the committee was selected, and the time line for the selection process.
Also the canvassing of the Mayor Runoff vote will be at noon today. I doubt I will be able to go so if you do then pass along how things went.
HMS Sport Updates
Thanks to Ken Peoples for theses support updates that he releases to everyone:
Helena 8th Grade Panthers exterminate the Chelsea Hornets football team beating them 37-14 in an awesome offensive showing. The attack was led by quarterback, Riley Davis, who was on point in his passing game. John Brown, Nash Adams, Devon Walker and Austin Davis all scored for the Panthers in a balanced win of great quarterback play and an effective and impressive run game by the backs. Panther defense held strong disrupting the Hornets offensive schemes. Panthers remain undefeated on the season with one game left next week.
The 7th Grade Panthers fall short losing 14-13 to the Hornets. The team left it all on the field with Landon Green, quarterbacking, and throwing touchdown passes to Justin Stuckey and Trevor Bell. On a great defensive play, Seth Jolley layed out to block a field goal to give the Panthers the opportunity to score with the clock running down but the Hornets defense held tight to pull out the victory.
Also I just saw Principal Knight's post that the HMS Cross Country Team won the League Championship. Way to Go!
PHS Tower of Power
Congrats to the PHS band. They won 6 trophies at their recent compeition.
The HMS Homecoming and final football game is next Thursday against Riverchase, 10/18/12. 7th grade will kick off at 5:30 and 8th grade around 7:00. This is your last chance to show your Panther spirit and support Panther Football. We hope to see you all there at PHS and help root on the 8th grade Panthers to an undefeated season! Bring your cowbells, pom-poms and wear your Panther Gear as we take on our arch rival!
Teresa sent me that the Spirit Week Luau Dance is on Friday for students and the Spirit Week theme days are:
Dress up for spirit week this week:
Mon: Look-alike day
Tues: Inside out/backwards day
Wed: Decade day
Thurs: Blackout day
Fri: Hawaiian day
Miss Starlet Winners
From Amy Turner: Wanted to share the winners of the Miss Starlet pageant with you. The winners were for 3-5 years Chloe Condray of Trussville, 6-9 years was Stella Reynolds of Helena and 10-12 years was Madison Chapman of Helena. The pageant was hosted by Shelby Starlets Baton in Alabaster as a fundraiser for the competition teams. Photo from Scott Collins.
They are still trying to find Ruby who is aFemale 3 yr old retriever mix. They even have a facebook website to track sightings Help Find Ruby. If you spot her then call Carol: 205-915-3784 or 205-934-1306 or firstname.lastname@example.org