The Waynesboro City Commission met in regular session on Monday, July 8th, 2019 at City Hall in Waynesboro. Commissioners in attendance included Mayor Jeff Howell, Vice Mayor Charlie Mosley, Commissioner Chris Bevis, and Commissioner Tony Creasy. City Manager John Hickman and City Attorney George Gray were in attendance as well. Commissioner Jeff Davis was absent.

   Mayor Howell called the meeting to order, and Vice Mayor Mosley offered the invocation.

   Vice Mayor Mosley made a motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting. Commissioner Bevis seconded the motion, and the minutes were approved.

   City Manager Hickman began by informing the commission that four new handicapped swings have been ordered for the playground at City Park.  He also reported that the inmate crew has been working on the fence at the high school baseball field. He then told the commission that the year-end reports are being compiled at this time.

   City Manager Hickman then said that the Independence Day Celebration on July 3rd was a huge success, with an estimated 4,000 people in attendance. This was the largest number of attendees at the event since it began several years ago. Hickman said that the good weather during the event certainly encouraged more people to attend, along with the popular musical performers and great fireworks display. He said that the food vendors set up around the park sold out of their food and treats several times, and all of the vendors were very pleased with their sales.

   All of the commissioners agreed that the event was a big success, and is a great way to give back to the community. Mayor Howell said that several people have told him that they felt great pride in their hometown after the celebration drew people to Waynesboro from all around. The commission briefly addressed a few things to improve the event next year, including setting up port-a-potties and doing some tree-trimming to help with visibility.

   With no items of new business on the agenda, the commission moved on to open items. Commissioner Creasy said that the owners of the car wash/mechanic business located in the city-owned former Fast Pace office building had said that they are planning to get new lights and light fixtures. City Manager Hickman said that a city crew would be able to install the lights.

   Commissioner Creasy also said that people were asking for more golf scrambles to be held at the Waynesboro Golf Course. City Manager Hickman confirmed that the recent night scramble was very successful.

   Vice Mayor Mosley complimented the Waynesboro Police Department and everyone involved with the Independence Day Celebration, and all commissioners agreed that everyone did a great job. Mosley mentioned that the park needs more lighting along the bridge and walkway, and Commissioner Creasy said that TVEC may be able to install LED lights that would work very well.

   With no further business to come before the commission, Vice Mayor Mosley made a motion to adjourn. Commissioner Creasy seconded the motion, and the meeting was adjourned.

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