President of the American Legion Auxiliary Susie Magee and member Cindy Milloy requested permission to hold their annual Memorial Service Ceremony at the city’s downtown Memorial Park Saturday, May 31.
"This program is a little different and we are dedicating the POW/MIA flag this year. We also had a wreath donated by Flowers and Things in Ellabell which will be placed near the POW MIA flag since it won’t get a cross," said Milloy. "Mark Crowe is singing the National Anthem and another song and I have asked Sonny Owens to also sing a Memorial Day Song."
The American Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring the event along with the assistance from Boy Scout Troop 357 and the American Legion Post 164, Magee said. The program will begin at noon near the caboose, followed by food. The council approved the request.
Ernest Hamilton, former Pembroke City Council member and owner of Ernie’s Outhouses and Honeywagon, went before the council during their meeting Monday to discuss sewage disposal.
Hamilton was there to discuss his history of sewage disposal into Pembroke’s sewer system. Hamilton’s attorney Barbara Nelson Lanier Lanier presented several documents for the council to review, but no action on the matter was taken.
In other business:
- The council set the date and time for the dedication of the new community center and teen center. The ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 22 at 6 p.m.
- Due to the fact that there is more sludge than previously expected the council voted unanimously to increase the budget of the closing of the old city oxidation pond by $50k.
- The council unanimously approved to enter into a contract with the Georgia Municipal Association to provide inmate medical coverage for those incarcerated by the Pembroke Police Department.
- The council held a first reading of on a request from Charles McFadden to rezone his property off Garrison Street from R1 to R3.
- The council approved a Home Occupational Permit for interior design Matthew and Tracy Kilmer, who live on Georgia Street.
- Before adjourning the council agreed to reschedule next month’s meeting from June 6 to June 16.