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Notes from the mayor

Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 12:18 pm

Mayor Lane Curlee

Mayor Lane Curlee

Pool improvements in place

For those of you waiting for the indoor pool to re-open, the new pump is installed and the pool and open and now waiting for you. The new system is fully automated and replaces 30-year-old filters. This is also a new technology that will save electricity. The automated backwash is now done at night, which maintains a more consistent pool temperature during operating hours. The new system is a glass media instead of sand, which filters better and has a faster backwash, which saves water. Another big advantage of the new system is the UV (ultraviolet) light module kills all chlorine-resistant bacteria and breaks up chloramines, which means all the bad side effects like eye sting, skin discomfort and smell are gone. What does this mean to you? A great swim experience. If you haven’t been to the indoor pool lately, check it out. Great exercise and a lot of fun!

 

20,000 meals packaged

Congratulations to the fine folks who gathered at First United Methodist Church Sunday to package 20,000 meals. It was a soy protein, dehydrated veggies, vitamin pack and rice. The ingredients were poured into a bag and sealed. It took 100 people about two hours to package the meals. The effort was in conjunction with the international group, Rise Against Hunger, and I believe the meals are going to African countries.  A great way to spend a Sunday!

 

Tidbits you might find of interest

Tullahoma City Schools is averaging 92.38 percent attendance during February … Ralph Graham, Tree Board chairman, indicates a preliminary survey shows we lost 1,055 trees during the tornado … The pirate ship is now installed at Imagination Station playground on North Collins Street. The young people report they love it … Motlow State College once again leads all 13 community colleges in Tennessee in enrollment growth. Community college attendance actually went from 76,694 in the spring of 2016 to 75,150 in the spring of 2017 (a 2-percent decrease). Motlow, however, went from 4,667 to 5,144, an increase of 10.2 percent. Way to go! … I’m sure you saw the article in The News a couple of weeks ago about the post office hosting a Passport Fair last Friday. Well, 57 Tullahoma-area people signed up for passports. I’m sure the friendly folks at the post office were extra busy that day.

 

Lunch and Learn this Friday

This month’s Lunch and Learn hosted by Tullahoma Parks and Rec will feature City Administrator Jody Baltz. In honor of Black History Month, Jody will speak about the “History of the 13th USCT: Tennessee’s Second African-American Regiment.” The Lunch and Learn is held at the Community Café at D.W. Wilson Community Center Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. The buffet lunch is $8.75. Call 455-1121 to reserve your spot.

 

First Baptist hosts men’s breakfast

I enjoyed my visit to the men’s breakfast Saturday at First Baptist Church. I thanked the men for the good work they do in the community and then shared a little about the history of Tullahoma. I enjoy telling stories of how Tullahoma got started, early Tullahomans who were instrumental in the city’s growth, how we got our name and what life must have been like here 170 years ago.

 

Drama students act out murder mystery

The 20 members of the THS ImprovaTeerS outdid themselves Saturday night at their first-ever Dinner Murder Mystery. About 60 of us dined on spaghetti as cast members in ’20s-era costumes walked around introducing themselves and sharing tidbits about who might have “killed” Felix Fontana, owner of the Cat’s Meow Jazz Club. A cast member who portrayed a detective arrived and interviewed several suspects. Audience members could also ask questions of the suspects. After about 30 minutes of questioning, audience members voted on who they thought killed Felix. The cast, under the direction of THS Drama teacher Aaron Miller, did an excellent and very entertaining job.

 

Thought for the week: “Life is like a bank, you can only draw out what you put in.” – Prosperity Proverb

Have an idea or suggestion?  Contact me at mayor@tullahomatn.gov, 581-0360, P.O. Box 807, or Facebook.

 


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