Andalusia council approves Candyland investment – The Andalusia Star-News


The Andalusia Metropolis Council agreed throughout a gathering Tuesday to supply funds to replace and enhance decorations for Candyland 2020, together with creating new options to assist offset these misplaced because of the pandemic.

Andalusia Space Chamber of Commerce Government Director Chrissie Duffy instructed members of the council that among the conventional options of Candyland wouldn’t be possible as a consequence of COVID-19 security considerations.

The precedence might be security first. We might be working to unfold out the occasion as a lot as potential, Duffey stated.

Among the many sights that won’t be a part of this 12 monthss Candyland are the slide, skating rink, maze and prepare rides. Organizers may even work to get rid of staff-visitor contact.

Duffy stated to make up for the sights that can not be utilized this 12 months, the occasion will concentrate on cottages and decorations. She requested funds of $99,150 for the acquisition of kit, supplies, decorations and COVID-19 precaution gadgets comparable to sanitization stations and signage. The funding request was accredited by unanimous vote of the council.

What we can have is 35 lovely cottages and many decorations. We’re going to elaborate on offering a beautiful household Christmas environment, she stated.

Mayor Earl Johnson stated the gadgets being bought may all change into everlasting fixtures for future Candyland occasions.

A few of the issues weve completed up to now should not sensible, contemplating the pandemic, Johnson stated. If we take issues out we must always attempt to discover different issues to take their place. Hopefully, subsequent 12 months issues might be again to regular.

The council additionally mentioned the next gadgets:

  • The council accredited a second studying of an indication ordinance that may enhance the space between off-premise billboard signage. At present, towns ordinance requires 500 ft between such indicators. The brand new ordinance doubles that area to 1,000 ft. It is not going to have an effect on billboards at present in place.
  • The council accredited spending $25,000 to contract out among the clean-up and stabilization initiatives related to downtown buildings and property lately bought by town.
  • Andalusia Excessive Faculty senior Ada Brief, representing Peer Helpers, spoke to the council concerning the risks of digital tobacco merchandise and requested town implement the identical restrictions on vaping as at present in place for conventional tobacco merchandise. Johnson indicated that metropolis officers will work on an ordinance to ban vaping and digital smoking merchandise in metropolis buildings and properties, in addition to metropolis occasions.
  • Council members have been requested to evaluation data relating to updating towns complete plan.

The following metropolis council assembly is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 1, 6 p.m., at Andalusia Metropolis Corridor.

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