New fire chief sworn in

By Joseph McCain

The Winston County Journal

 

The Louisville Board of Aldermen opened the November 5 meeting by adding a new department head.

Johnny Roy Haynes received oath office from Mayor Will Hill to become the new Louisville Fire Chief.

Haynes who served as assistant fire chief from 2001 to 2009 had served in the fire service for 31 years and came out of retirement to take the new position.

“This is a great occasion for the city of Louisville and the fire department,” said Mayor Hill.

A reception for Haynes was held at the fire department following the board of Aldermen meeting. About 200 persons attended the reception.

In other business, the aldermen:

• Approved requesting cash from state grant and authorizing payment for work on the Natron property.

• Approved grant funds for terminal building project underway at the airport with work on foundation ongoing.

• Approved payment from grant funds for the completion of the slope repair project at the runway.

• Approved payment for advertisement seeking Engineers at the airport.

• Approved monthly claims Docket in the amount of $152,936.72.

• Approved payment on the general obligation bonds taken out for road repairs.

• Approved payment to APAC for road repairs.

• Approved payment for street striping.

• Accepted King Construction for Polo Roof Repair project.

• Approved 911 training with cost reimbursable by state training funds.

• Set a public hearing on Metro Cast cable services for Tues, Dec. 3.

• Review ordinance and the dollars paid to city from Metrocast for a Non exclusive franchise agreement.

• Discussed possible change in cemetery ordinance and the city stopping marker sales.

The next regular Louisville board of aldermen meeting is Nov. 19 at 5:30 p.m.

Haynes supported by his wife, Aline, prepares to take the oath from Louisville Mayor Will Hill.

Haynes supported by his wife, Aline, prepares to take the oath from Louisville Mayor Will Hill.