Renick ponders sprucing up Auto Road and Route 219 intersection


Voting to approve several motions and to explore additional ideas, the Renick Town Council met on October 7.

With all financial records back in possession of the council, a treasurer’s report by the city recorder Twyla Diehl was accepted. The still outstanding annual financial statement has yet to be given to the council by the previous recorder. The statement is due by November 1. A motion to have a CPA to either review the statement once it is submitted to the council, or to be created entirely by the CPA was made and approved.

Motions were made and approved to get the city’s locksmith to give an estimate on changing the locks on all city buildings, to accept bids on lane shoulder stone for the sides of First Street, and to have the heating registers replaced in the town hall.

Councilwoman Angle Lewis offered a suggestion of knocking out the wall within the main room of city hall to allow for more seating and movement as necessary. Lewis added, “There isn’t enough room to cuss a cat in this room without getting hair in your mouth.” There will be more discussion about the wall removal once the load bearing need being met by the wall is determined.

Bonnie Brown, of Renick, offered up new business in the way of suggestions to shore up a historic water pump near Second Avenue, and to enhance the appearance of the Auto and Route 219 intersection. The intersection heads down to the city park, boat ramp, Greenbrier Trail and the Ponderosa building. The council and Brown discussed the possibility of new signage, which might designate the city attractions off of that road. The council will ask the new handyman about shoring up the water pump, while discussions about how the betterment of the intersection might proceed.