Red Bay tables discussion of proposed tax increase

By Staff
Rebecca James, Franklin County Times
The Red Bay City Council voted Monday night to table discussion of the one-cent sales tax for economic development.
Franklin County Development Authority Executive Director Mitch Mays read the proposal to the council members and urged them to vote in support of the sale tax.
Currently, the tax has been approved by the councils of Vina, Hodges, and Phil Campbell.
Russellville has yet to consider the proposal.
Mayor Jeff Reid asked the council members to consider the proposal further, and that the tax would be discussed further at the next meeting.
The council voted unanimously to award the City of Red Bay scholarship to Brooke Scott.
The $500 scholarship is awarded annually to one Red Bay High School senior. There were seven applicants for the scholarship this year.
The Red Bay Education Committee chose Scott in an April 5 meeting. She was then recommended to the council for the scholarship.
In other business, the council:
Barbara Cashion has agreed to serve again. The council voted unanimously to allow her to serve another term.
Kay Deaton wrote a letter to the council thanking them for allowing her to serve, but told them that she would be unable to serve again.
Those interested in serving can sign the list at City Hall by noon on May 2.
The next meeting will be held Monday May 7 at the Senior Citizen Building.