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Memorial Day picnic planned

A local man is planning to hold a fourth annual car show and picnic in Bainbridge’s industrial park on Memorial Day, with proceeds to benefit charity.

At their Tuesday meeting, the Bainbridge City Council approved a request from Terry Thomas to reserve the Commodore Decatur Industrial Park, located at the junction of Airport and Dothan roads in West Bainbridge, on May 24-25.

On Sunday, May 24, Thomas and others plan to hold a car show, picnic and family fun day in the industrial park. A small admission fee will be charged, with proceeds to go toward the Multiple Sclerosis Society and the American Kidney Foundation. In a letter to the council, Thomas said MS and kidney conditions affect both his family and those of two co-workers.

Citizens comment on trash pickup

The council held another public hearing on a proposal to reduce the city’s garbage pickup days from two to one day per week. They ultimately approved the plan, which will take effect beginning March 2.

Citizen Detlef Schulze said he opposed changing the reduction in trash pick-up days. He said he was concerned less frequent pick-ups could cause sanitary problems.

Citizen Ted Snell had previously addressed the council about what savings the city might realize through the trash pick-up. He spoke again Tuesday to oppose any move to raise mandatory trash pick-up fees.

Other business

In other business, the council unanimously approved a $8,072 bill from York and Associates Engineering of Bainbridge for surveying and drafting work associated with the second phase of the city’s sewer master plan.

An agenda item to consider an Alltel cell tower lease agreement was tabled until a later date, as City Manager Chris Hobby said it was not ready for review.