WEDOWEE - Wedowee Town Council held a brief meeting last week with the majority of the meeting having to do with the coronavirus and changes being made within the town.

The mayor and council members were seated around the meeting room at least 6 feet apart to comply with mandated seating requirements. Mayor Tim Coe updated the council on the changes being made within the town:

The senior center is closed till further notice, but all meals are being delivered to the homes of members.

Since the schools are closed, the town's two school resource officers will be reassigned to patrol duty to provide extra police protection during the evening hours. The officers' hours will be 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

There will be no planned events held until further notice. The park will remain open to walkers and small groups that want to enjoy the park.

Youth baseball and softball are being postponed and not canceled until June or July. Refunds will be given to those who make the request.

City hall will remain open as usual, but the mayor stated he hopes most residents would take care of their business by phone or online.

The mayor stated the council is required to have only one meeting per month, and he will make the call about the next scheduled meeting on April 7. In a related matter, the mayor stated due to the Open Meetings Act and unless there is a ruling from the governor, meetings could not be held on social media or by phone.

In other business, the council appointed AJ Sims as voting delegate and Pam Johnson as alternate for the upcoming League of Municipalities Convention.

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