Goldonna News – August 12, 2021

Mayor, Jennifer Smith, was proud to announce that there will be public meeting on Thursday September 9th at 6pm to introduce seven new ordinances for 2021.

Councilwoman Fonda Garner presented the multiple ordinances at this weeks meeting and they will present them again on Thursday and then will vote on Monday at regular schedule meeting. All of the ordinances pertain to animals, firearms, curfew, environment, law enforcement, vehicles and traffic, as well as sidewalks and public safety.

There will be also be a guest speaker, Dan Dansby, from ServLine Company at the next meeting to share with the citizens about a program designed to help with high water bills due to leaks. They are encouraging all to attend to obtain the information that could be beneficial in times of need. ServLine offers a minimal monthly fee that could end up saving hundreds due to broken pipes or leaks that would normally increase water bills.

Town Hall is waiting on the police truck to get a chip placed then it’s watch out heavy steppers!! Regular patrols will begin as well writing tickets to those who choose to speed or break other traffic laws.

Grant monies are finishing the park walkway post that separates park and fire department. If anyone has noticed some work at the town hall, it is looking spiffy!

The Goldonna Wildcats started back on Wednesday August 11th. Kindergarten testing will begin Aug 11-13th. The teacher will contact the parents to schedule a time and date for testing. The first day for Pre-K is August 20th.

“The transition from summer to the first day of the 2021-2022 school year was successful. Students returned to school today and the excitement was catching. There are great things ahead for our Wildcats this school year!” – Cori Manuel

Blake Lake and Clear Lake are being drained again this year in an effort to control the giant salvinia mats that cover the water’s surface. The water level is dropping at the rate of four to five inches per day. Water sports may be coming to an end soon!

Saturday August 14th is the big day for the Men’s Prayer Breakfast at the Goldonna Assembly of God Church, it will begin at 8:30am. On August the 22nd the church will host the Teen Challenge Minden Family Center in the service. September 3rd will be the date of the Community Service and it will be held at Christian Outreach Baptist Church in Dodson. The church is also gearing up for a Fall Revival with Brother Terry Terrel. More details to come!

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