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Kellyton planning Christmas Celebration
By Christa Jennings
The majority of Kellyton’s Town Council meeting Tuesday evening was spent in executive session, with only one action item taking place.
With all members present, after calling the meeting to order, Mayor Johnny Sharpe introduced representatives of Lake Martin Area Economic Development Alliance, Executive Director Chad Odom, and Director of Projects Denise Walls, as well as a representative with Westwater Resources.
Sharpe then immediately called for a motion to dismiss into executive session, which the council unanimously approved. However, no stated reason was given for why the council went into executive session, as specified in the Code of Alabama.
After 48 minutes, the council opened the meeting back up for regular sessions, and those three representatives left. No action was taken on the matter following the executive session.
Regarding the only action item on the agenda, the council unanimously approved participating in the annual Back to School Sales Tax Holiday that will be July 16-18.
This is the first year the town has participated in the sales tax holiday as it has not had a store that would fall into the category for back-to-school shopping. However, now that the town has a Dollar General, the council opted to participate to help citizens save some money on their back-to-school shopping needs.
With Coosa County also participating in the sales tax holiday, that means those shopping at the Kellyton Dollar General will pay no sales tax at all on eligible school-related items from July 16-18.
Also during the meeting, Mayor Sharpe reminded everyone that the town will be hosting the Kellyton Christmas Celebration again this year after the event was canceled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event will be held December 4 from 5-8 p.m. at the Civic Complex, formerly the old Kellyton School grounds. The event will include games for the youth with small prizes available, door prizes for attendees, vendors selling Christmas decorations and gifts, visits and photos with Santa, and more.
The event’s Wonderland Café will have hot dogs, sodas, coffee, water, hot chocolate, and hot cider available for guests to enjoy.
There will also be a sweet shop with homemade fried apple pies, cakes, banana nut bread, cupcakes, and more. The town invites and encourages everyone to come out and enjoy this family event.
To rent a vendor space, or for more information, contact Town Clerk Karen Keel at 256-786-1703, or contact the town through the Town of Kellyton Facebook page.
In other business, Councilmember George Camp inquired about who is responsible for striping on County Road 50. He mentioned concerns with safety hazards on that road, especially at night, and expressed that it needs to be striped.
The next regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Kellyton Town Council will be held at 6 p.m. June 1.