Clean up day set for Blue Gym on Oct. 24

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CARBON HILL - Mayor April Kennedy Herron has announced a clean up day for the Blue Gym in Carbon Hill would be held Saturday, Oct. 24, from 8 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The announcement was made at Tuesday's meeting of the Carbon Hill City Council. 

"We ask that you bring booms, dustpans, cleaning products, garbage bags - anything you are willing to donate," Herron said. If one can't come, the city will accept donations of cleaning supplies at City Hall.

She said while the Carbon Hill Women's Club has done much work, the community at large needs to pitch in to help as well.

During a report of city bills, the council also heard Herron had agreed for the city to reimburse the Carbon Hill Women's Club $600 for extra expense beyond the budget for plumbing repairs at the Blue Gym. The mayor arranged for the outside spigot to be repaired and to make repairs to a urinal since material was already torn out, with the city to pay the difference. 

District 3 Councilman David Phillips suggested the idea of food trucks coming weekly to the city to raise funds for the Blue Gym, with the trucks giving back maybe 10 to 15 percent, maybe even 25 percent, to the gym. However, he said he still didn't want to hurt businesses in the city.

Herron and the council said they could study the idea, although the mayor said she would want to study the idea.