City of Edgewood proclaims poison prevention week

Edgewood Mayor Steve Steadham began the Feb. 27 Edgewood City Council meeting with a proclamation observing March 19-25, 2017, as Poison Prevention week in the City of Edgewood. The proclamation stresses the importance of proper handing and disposal of household chemicals as well as education on the safe guards individuals need to take in their homes, according to Steadham.

After the proclamation, city officials took to business passing an ordinance concerning the use of Edgewood City Park and also announced that a city park board was established.

The council approved an ordinance that would regulate the use of the Edgewood City Park.

The newly formed Edgewood City Park Board held their first meeting Feb. 21 to adopt by-laws and appoint officers to the board. Former Mayor Charles Prater was appointed President of the board, Vice President is Jennifer Bass, and Secretary is Ridge Tardy. Councilman Louis Dunn will act as liaison between the park board and the city council.  The board said that “individuals must contact the city office to schedule use of the City Park facilities for a group or event.”

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