Dublin Police to sponsor drug take back event Saturday

The Dublin Town Council held their monthly meeting on October 18th at the Dublin Town Hall.

During the meeting Dublin Police Chief Dennis Lambert informed everyone that there will be a drug take back event held October 27th from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. at the CVS in Dublin. Chief Lambert, stated, “This has been a big hit over the past several years for the people in the community.”

Mayor Benny Skeens stated,” That is a good thing.”

Chief Lambert also reminded everyone that the Dublin Treat Trail will be on Wednesday, October 31st from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Mayor The town held a cleanup day October 20th. Volunteers met at the Town of Dublin parking lot before moving on to cleanup efforts around the cloverleaf of Route 100 and Route 11, around New River Community College and old Route 11.

Council member Steve Crigger motioned for a work session training day for the council, mayor and town manager that would include topics such as duties of the town council and local government and the requirements of the Town Council. It was voted on an agreed by all the members of the council. They have a date set for November 8th from 6-8 p.m.

Council member Norman “Buck” Dowdy asked about the concerns by citizens about the free roaming chickens that are being spotted in the area of CVS Pharmacy, There is  an ordinance in the town that you can have chickens, according to the mayor and Town Manager Ty Kirkner. Kirkner stated he would follow up on the chickens free roaming in the town

Kirkner mentioned several employees at this meeting for “Things Well Done” during the month. He recognized Officer Eric Milliner for doing an “awesome job” during the recent fire at the New River Valley Airport.

Also recognized were Steve Hale and William Bryan for work on helping with the handicap parking at the town office; Orley “Junior” Moye for his hard work at the park, and Bradley Wright, a new member of the Dublin Fire Department.

Mayor Skeens recognized Kirkner for all of his hard work for the town in his first year as town manager and thanked him for all he does for the town.

The Town Employees Christmas Dinner is scheduled for Thursday, December 20th and it will start at 6:15. The meal will be served around 6:30. Mayor Skeens stated, “It is a good time for everyone.”

The board voted to have the Dublin Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 15th at 11:00 am. They discussed who they would like to get to be the Grand Marshall for this year’s parade and Mayor Skeens suggested David Nester – a current town employee who Skeens said has worked diligently for the town and will be retiring at the end of the year. Council members were in agreement with the Mayor. Kirkner said he would speak with Nester in reference to being this year’s Grand Marshall.

Lineup will be at the Dublin Middle School and will end at the Church of God on old Route 11.

If anyone is interested in entering the parade contact, Deanna Marshall at 674-4778.

The next scheduled Town Council meeting is November 15th at 7 p.m. Meetings are held at the Dublin Town Hall on the second floor.

By KIM SIMPKINS, The Patriot