City Council to vote on proclamations

Corryn Brock, News Editor

The Charleston City Council will vote on two proclamations from the mayor and a raffle license.

The two proclamations will designate two weeks as Constitution Week and Fire Prevention Week in the city.

The week of Sept. 17–23, 2019 will be named as Constitution Week if it is approved because “it is fitting and proper to accord official recognition to this magnificent document and its memorable anniversary; and to the patriotic celebrations which will commemorate the occasion,” according to the proclamation.

The week of Oct. 6 –12, 2019 will be named as Fire Prevention Week if the proclamation is approved to “urge the people of Charleston to be aware of their surroundings, look for available ways out in the event of a fire or other emergency, respond when the smoke alarm sounds by exiting the building immediately, and to support the many public safety activities and efforts of Charleston’s Fire and Emergency Services during Fire Prevention Week 2019,” according to the proclamation.

The theme of Fire Prevention Week 2019 will be “Not every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice your Escape!” to remind citizens to take personal steps to ensure their safety during a fire.

A raffle license will be voted on for the Coles County Council on Aging, Inc. to raise funds for operating expenses for the Dial-A-Ride Public Transportation Program.

Following the action items, time is reserved for members of the public to address the council. No action will be taken on matters not listed on the agenda, and the council is not required to take any further action or to discuss the matter further.

The council asks that those who choose to address the council speak into the microphone, limit the presentation to three minutes and avoid repetitive comments.

Corryn Brock can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].