Georgetown City Council sets disaster-readiness meeting Monday

Georgetown City Council sets disaster-readiness meeting Monday

GEORGETOWN — City council members set a meeting to prepare for emergencies and a citywide cleanup Monday.

Jamie Davis from the Red Cross will speak at 6 p.m. March 24 at the Washington Street gymnasium about disaster preparedness. Alderman Carl Johnson said that he hopes to see citizens attend who want to learn how to prepare for emergencies, and to learn how they can organize to help others after a disaster.

Johnson said that he expects that to be the first in a series of meetings to prepare the city for disasters.

The city's planning commission will also hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 3 in City Hall to discuss a citywide cleanup.

City Clerk Lucas Seilhymer said that representatives from Vermilion Advantage's Leadership Danville class will also be at the meeting, to discuss possible litter-pickup and beautification projects.

Mayor Kay Sanders said that cleanup projects were important to her, and that she hopes to see a big turnout at the meeting.

In other business, the council approved buying a replacement suction hose for the sewer plant's pumper truck from Coe Equipment of Rochester for $1,575.

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