Expenditure vote coming from City Council

Corryn Brock, News Editor

The Charleston City Council will vote on the expenditure of $5,500 of tourism funds during their meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

$5,000 of the tourism will go towards the entertainment cost for Red, White & Blue Days if a resolution is approved.

Red, White & Blue Days will be on July 3 and 4 of 2020.

The request for the funds was made by Charleston Tourism Supervisor Diane Ratliff.

The remaining $500 would go towards covering expenses from Candy Cross 2019, an event that occurred on Oct. 26. and was requested by Team Mack, LLC.

Candy Cross 2019 was a bicycle racing competition and Team Mack, LLC. Is a nonprofit organization that promotes bicycle racing.

Funding was recommended by the Charleston Tourism Advisory Board.

The council will also vote on the mayor’s appointment of Jessica Killough Meadows serve the remainder of Jessica Krahnke’s three-year term on the Carnegie Public Library Board of Trustees.

Two raffle licenses will also be voted on during the meeting.

One raffle license to be voted on is for the Corn Belt Shrine Club  on November 16, 2019, at the Charleston Country Club to benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children in St. Louis and the other is for the Citizens Against Child Abuse on November 21, 2019 at the Charleston VFW, 1821 20th Street, to raise funds for Christmas gifts for children not included in the One Stop Community Christmas event.

A proclamation will be made during the meeting by the mayor naming November “National Family Caregivers Month.”

The reason for naming the month listed in the proclamation is to recognize “while caregiving can be a rewarding experience, caregivers can experience stress, poor health, and caregiver burnout.”

The theme of the month will be “#BeCareCurious.”

The proclamation also said “with the responsibilities of family caregivers growing every year, it is essential to encourage them to take time for respite, so they may continue the mission of providing the loving care that only they can provide.”

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]