POMARIA — The Town of Pomaria has granted approval for an auction to be held at the Pomaria Recreation Center with the understanding that the use fees will be donated to the Pomaria Community Food Bank.
Mayor Darryl Hentz said donating the fees would equal a donation of between $1,000 and $1,500 to the Pomaria Community Food Bank. The auction would be held at 5 p.m. Nov. 12, he said.
One vendor is already in place to participate in the auction.
This vendor is hoping to bring along three or four participants to set up items for auction. The auction would be held outside with chairs available for seating inside. Council also discussed having someone serving food and drinks at the auction.
“It will be good for the building to get this kind of use,” Hentz said.
Although most items will not have warranties, the items being auctioned off will be mostly new items.
Councilmen Billy Fanning made the motion to allow the rec center to be used. The motion was seconded by Richard Ringer and approved by council.
Hentz also discussed working with the Pomaria Community Food Bank during the holiday season but said he had not been able to set up a meeting with them due to scheduling conflicts. Instead, Hentz plans to get in touch with them in the early part of spring to work something out.
In other business:
• The financial report for September was accepted as presented with a motion by Fanning. Councilman James Redden seconded the motion. The town of Pomaria’s beginning balance was $20,568.30. As of Sept. 30, the current balance is $63,790.53.
• Hentz informed council that the playground equipment has been repaired and that bolts have been replaced. Mulch will be ordered later, as soon as the weather cools off. Hentz asked Fanning to help spread the mulch.
• Council discussed the creek banks at the road side park and how to get the brush cut back.
• The Little League Intermediate Team was recognized for winning at the state level. The team traveled to Florida where they came in third place in the Southeast Regional Championship.
• Hentz distributed fliers to council concerning the one cent sales tax that will be voted on in November.
• Hentz informed Town Clerk/Treasurer Kristy Graham that there is a light out on the walking track.
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