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PAGE 2 - THE FLORALA NEWS - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017 COVINGTON COUNTY E-911 Report For Florala Area The court date and time for Florala Munici- pal Court's October Court proceedings has been changed to Thursday, October 12 at 6 p.m. Contact 858-2791 with any questions or for fur- ther information. Citizens looking to dis- pose of excess and expired prescription and over- the-counter medications can now visit the safe and secure permanent drop off location at the Florala Police Department. The Covington County Children's Policy Council has partnered with the Florala Police Depart- ment to establish a per- manent MedReturn drug collection program in order to reduce the sup- ply of drugs that can po- tentially harm teens and adults. According to the 2011 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Sm vices Administration's National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), more than six million Americans abuse prescription drugs. Among youth who are 12 to 17 years old, 7.4 percent report past year non-medical use of prescription drugs. Properly disposing of excess drugs is everyone's re- sponsibility as a matter of public safety. More than 70 percent of young people abusing prescription pain relievers get them through friends or family, a statistic that includes raiding the family medi- cine cabinet: Now Florala citizens won't have to wait for a specific take-back day to clean out their medicine cabinets. The collection site is open during normal hours. Drugs can be dropped off with no questions asked The drug collection unit provides a safe, secure and environmentally friendly way to help law en- forcement agencies and communities collect un- wanted or expired household medication, including prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs and unused pharmaceuticals. SEPTEMBERe26 EMS call 8:17 am - AL Hwy 55, Lockhart - police call 9:26 am - Chippeway St, Lockhart - police call 1:08 pm - Sixth St, FIo- rala - police call 1:33 pm - Florala Homes Rd, Florala - police call 4:28 pm - Race Track Rd, Florala - police call 8:20 pm - Race Track Rd, Florala - police call 10:09 pm - Clary Rd, FIo- rala - EMS call FIIIB FllUT EMS EXPENSES 12,000.00 STREET DEPARTMENT EXPENSE SEPTEMBER 27 2:35 am - AL Hwy 55, Florala - police call 9:25 am - Sgt Josh Turn- er St, Florala - police call 11:52 am - Eucalyptus Ave, Florala - police call 12:16 pm - Norris Rd, Florala - police call 4:20 pm - Fifth Ave & Third St - fire call 5:19 pm - Hughes St, Florala - police call 5:53 pm - Seventh St, Florala - police call 11:18 pm - Florala - po- lice call SEPTEMBER 28 2:16 pm - Sgt Josh Turn- er St, Florala - police call 2:36 pm - Eucalyptus Ave, Florala - police call 4:38 pm - Florala - 911 hangup 4:44 pm - Johnsons Quarters Rd, Florala - by Jenna Bailey The Paxton Town Council met Tuesday, Sept. 19. Abudget work- shop covered the gener- al fund budget for 2016- 2017 and 2017-2018, Water Department fis- Retirement SEPTEMBER 29 Salades 8:25 am - Begonia St, FICA Florala - police call Tools and Supplies/Shop 1:55 pm - Stovall Rd & Repairs SmallEquipment AL Hwy 54, Florala - po- Gas/Fuel lice call Repairs - Large Equipment/Trucks Shop - Util epairsflVlaintenance SEPTEMBER 30 Health Insurance 1:37 am - McPhail Farm Caution Lights Rd, Florala - police call : Reimbursement to Utilities 9:36 am - Seventh Ave, Capital Outlay Florala - police call Street Maintenance and Repair 2:36 pm - Azalea Ave, Uniforms Florala - police call Animal Control 5:25 pm - Begonia St, Florala - 911 hangup TOTAL STREET DEPARTMENT EXPENSE 5:43 pm - Harbushay Ln PLAYGROUND EXPENSE & Fifth Ave, Florala - po- Power and Supplies lice call 8:59 pm - Fifth Ave, FIo- TOTAL PLAYGROUND EXPENSE ram - police call GARBAGE EXPENSE 9:59 pm - Azalea Ave, Florala - police calli: Garbage Expense - Rebilled 11:03 pm - Third St, FIo- rala - police call MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE Landfill OCTOBER 1 FICA- Building Inspector 8:38 am - Clary Rd, FIo- Middle School rala - EMS call Less SEARDPC Reimbursement 8:57 am - Sixth St, FIo- Salary- Bldg Inspec/Code Enforce. rala - police call Veteran's Park Electricity ' 11:55 am - Ninth Ave, Kiwanis Ball Park Florala - EMS call Reimburs. - Kiwanis Park Rec Board 1:03 pm - Sixth Ave, FIo- Repairs/Upkeep Rental Property rala - police call 1:23 pm - Goldenrod TOTAL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE Ave, Florala - EMS call NUTRITIONAL CENTER EXPENSE 2:23 pm - Goldenrod Retirement Ave, Florala - EMS call Salaries Nutrition 1 Payroll Tax - Nutrition Senior Aides Match Suzan Imfeld, clarified that the budget meet- ing was strictly a work- shop. No votes have been made yet to adopt the budget, which was scheduled to be adopted Friday, Sept. 29. cal year 2018, Sewer Presentations for Fund Budgetfiscalyear this month were far 2018 and Paxton Utili-less lengthy compared ties miscellaneous feewith last month, with codes, the single presentation Paxton City Clerk, topic being the "Ap- Healthmark I i v/ Wa!k-.In l CllnlC Dr. Mark Hash Internal Medicine Healthmark Walk- In Clinic accepts Tri-Care Medicare Medicaid and most major insurance plans i!iii i!i!i i!ili!ililY!i!!!jiiil Dr. Tom Roberts Family Practice Healthmark Walk-In Clinic is open Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm Saturday 8 am - Noon Dr. Ed Tenewitz Dr. Scott Haufe General Surgery Pain Management Veterans We Care serving for Veterans ~a Williams Nurse PraCtitioner YOU. Affordable, quality health care is available right here at home. We offer CT Scans, UltraSound, MRI and Lab Services, too. Call or stop by today for your next appointment. HEALTHMARK WALK-IN CLINIC 4413 U.S. Hwy. 331 South DeFuniak Springs, Florida (850) 951-4556 pointment for Triumph Committee." Paxton Mayor Hayward Thom- as was appointed to be the Paxton Town Coun- cil representative on the TOTAL NUTRITION CENTER EXPENSE 2,160.00 103,080.00 7,885.10 4,915.00 4,820.00 11,050.00 12,200 00 6,575.00 25,095.00 36,000.00 10,488.00 5,000.00 13,275.00 6,039.00 600.00 249,182.10 1,200.00 MUNICIPAL COURT EXPENSE Judge & Prosecutor Utilities/Postage/Telephone Court Supplies & Expense FICNPR Taxes Court Retirement Expense Court Municipal Court Salaries Driver Education Expense 1,200.00 TOTAL COURT EXPENSE LIBRARY Salary FICA Phone, Utilites and Supplies Bldg. Repairs/Maintenance Health Insurance Retirement . iii : TOTAL LIBRARY EXPENSE EXPENSE 180,600.00 800.00 180.00 13,380.00 -7,747.00 2,280.00 840.00 2,170.00 -1,870.00 595.00 10,628.00 Triumph Committee. Following presenta- tions was old business where the council dis- cussed the mural that the Paxton High School Key Club will be paint- ing on the exterior of the Paxton Town Hall building. The club had intended to begin paint- ing recently, but had to postpone due to Paxton High School (PHS) clos- ing for two days for Hur- ricane Irma. Painting is now set to begin Oct. 6, which is a half day for students at PHS, and will continue several days throughout the month of October un- TOTAL GENERAL FUND EXPENSE TOTALGENERALFUND REVENUE TOTALGENERALFUNDEXPENSE 10% RESERVE NET INCOME (LOSS) 1,000.00 34,931.00 2,356.00 900.00 39,187.00 9,486.00 5,778.00 7,369.00 2,355.00 234.00 30,598.00 1,200.00 57,020.00 36,764.00 2,830.00 6,350.00 1,200.00 5,019.00 1,480.00 53,643.00 1,420,395.30 1,578,217.00 1,420,395.30 157,821.70 0.00 LAKEJACKSON PARK, CAMPGROUND & CONVENTION CENTER BUDGET Pavilion Rental Campground Boat Launch Laundry Park Entry Storage Convention Center Lake Special Events Miscellaneous TOTALREVENUE Salaries FICNMedicare Health Insurance REVENUE til the project is com- Operationg/OfficeSupplies plete The mural will be Capital Outlay of the city of Paxton's Bldg Maintenance/Repairs seal. There had been : Miscellaneous Utilities/Telephone Electdcity - Civic Center RJ Evans Administration Insurance- Liability Bank Fees Walkway/Road Repairs Cleaning Special Events Uniforms Eqiupment Maintenance :: Garbage/Oumpsters TOTALEXPENSE some concern regarding whether the students have the skill set nec- essary to draw out the detail of the flag in the seal. The decision was made to keep the flag, as the council believes it to be an important fac- tor of the seal, and the council is currently con- sidering ways to make painting the seal easier for the club. Some of the suggestions includ- ed creating a stencil for the students to use or paying someone to draw the flag in so that the students may fill in the sketch with paint. With nothing to be said in the attorney re- port, Mayor Hayward Thomas spoke in sup- port of continuing to pay the Florala Library $115 per month so that students may continue to have free access to the library and its re- TOTALREVENUE TOTALEXPENSE 10% RESERVE NETINCOME(LOSS) EXPENSE FIRE DEPARTMENT BUDGET REVENUE 1,395.00 108,130.00 3,725.00 1,850.00 3,255.00 1,115.00 2,700.00 3,100.00 2,268.00 Ad sources. 127,538.00 26,240.00 2,000.00 5,019.00 3,637.20 10,000.00 4,620.00 1,382.00 42,025.00 :: 5,855.00 1,200.00 2,584.00 162.00 1,395.00 290.00 3,095.00 120.00 2,160.00 3,000.00 114,784.20 127,538.00 114,784.20 12,753.80 2.00 Valorem Grants 42,956.00 EXPENSE O&M 17,907.20 Fire TrucldBIdg Insurance 1,265.00 STB Loan Payment 18,820.00 TOTAL FIRE DEPARTMENT EXPENSE 37,992.20 TOTAL REVENUE 42,956.00 TOTAL EXPENSE 37,992.20 10% RESERVE 4,295.60 ::' NET INCOME (LOSS) 0.00