Storm damage cleanup begins in Bruceton

Bruceton Mayor Bob Keeton spoke of the storm that the town experienced on Jan. 11 and the follow-up cleanup operation at the Jan. 14 Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting.

“The town had a sever storm Saturday morning,” said the mayor. “I’m just thankful that only property damage was sustained and there were no injuries.”

He asks citizens to bear with the town as the cleanup process begins. Limbs and branches should be cut in six to eight feet in length so the city can pick them up.

“Just please be patient,” Keeton advised.

Vice Mayor Cliff Sturdivant ask if there was a possibility the town would be eligible for state and federal disaster funds.

“I don’t know if the damage was severe enough to receive those funds,” said Keeton. “I thank the city workers and firemen for the work they did.”

The fire department members fixed sausage and biscuits for the people cleaning up.

Although there was damage at the city park, town recorder Annie Hand said there is insurance to cover the damage.

He noted that a family celebration will be held on Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. at Life Care health facility for Polly Mitchell who will turn 100 and on Monday Life Care will honor her.

“I have signed a proclamation that tells about the contributions that she has made to the town,” said Keeton.

A second celebration for her by Life Care is to be held on Jan. 20 at 2 p.m.

The mayor also noted that the Orange County Chopper that was donated to the town and is being repaired will hopefully be ready to be displayed by the Bruceton in May celebration.

Citizen Gary Doepgen, who resides at 106 Park Street, was on the agenda to discuss Noise Ordinance 11-302, concerning train and jake brakes. However, he did not show up.

Alderman Joey Simmons was absent.

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