PIEDMONT - The house donated to Piedmont many months ago will shortly no longer be in the hands of the town, as finance commissioner Vicki Smith announced during the Wednesday evening council meeting that “It is sold.”

By Jean Braithwaite
Tribune Correspondent
PIEDMONT - The house donated to Piedmont many months ago will shortly no longer be in the hands of the town, as finance commissioner Vicki Smith announced during the Wednesday evening council meeting that “It is sold.”
A bid process had previously been conducted for the structure located on Pearl Street, but no bids had been received by the council. This time one bid was received, however.
Mayor Ben Smith had said that money from the sale of the house would add funding to the treasury department for the town, however, until that time, Piedmont continued to pay taxes and insurance coverage for the house.
When the mayor opened the lone bid, he said, “The amount exceeds the minimum bid,” which had been set for $10,000.
The amount of the bid came from Les and Norma Metz and was for $13,252.
In other business, Susie Clark, building commissioner, reported on an act of benevolence on behalf of a local resident.
She said that Dale Clark wanted to undertake a project of constructing a shelter that would supply protection from weather conditions for the Piedmont students as they wait for the school bus to arrive in the community.
The proposed site for the shelter would be on town property at the top of Kenny House Hill, near the former location of the elementary school.
Susie Clark told the story of how Dale Clark had seen while school was in session two children waiting for the school bus in the rain, and, “The water was dripping off them.”
Mayor Smith spoke about a “liability issue” that could come with this project, and asked that the subject be tabled until the next council meeting.
Until that time, S. Clark will begin the investigation of how to provide a shelter, and she said, “My first stop will be at the school bus garage.”
In other business, S. Clark told the council members that she had a suggestion for local citizens, and that was for them “to take care of your yards and cut your grass.”
She is in the process of sending out notification to eight residents, showing their “property needs care.”
During the police report, chief Robbie Smith reported that within the last several days, “I had two vehicles with no tags towed away.”
He gave a warning to Piedmont citizens concerning them having dead tags or no tags to “get ready because I will be there.”
The next Piedmont council meeting has been changed to Tuesday, June 27, at 6 p.m. and during that time a swearing in ceremony will take place for those winning in the recent municipal election.