PIEDMONT - Susie Clark, street commissioner for the city of Piedmont, was given the go-ahead at the Wednesday evening council meeting to start the plans for a Memorial Park to be placed in the vacant lot at the top of Child's Avenue.
By Jean Braithwaite
PIEDMONT - Susie Clark, street commissioner for the city of Piedmont, was given the go-ahead at the Wednesday evening council meeting to start the plans for a Memorial Park to be placed in the vacant lot at the top of Child’s Avenue.
Concerning this project, Clark said she would like to see “a flagpole and benches be part of the park,” while she also mentioned that a Veteran’s Memorial would be placed at the rear of the property.
Clark is presently accepting donations to be used for the Memorial Park.
She has planned another project and it is the first annual 9/11 Remembrance Parade, to take place on Tuesday, Sept. 11.
Clark said the parade will “offer a memorial to the fire, rescue, and law enforcement personnel” who lost their lives on 9/11/2001, and in addition to be honored are the men and women presently serving in the military, along with the military members who gave their ultimate sacrifice.
She said another group will be honored and remembered and they are the innocent citizens who lost their lives on that day in 2001.
The parade lineup will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Third Street in Piedmont, with a flag raising at 6 p.m. in front of the Piedmont city building prior to the start of the parade at 6:15 p.m.
The parade will follow the route through Piedmont, over the bridge to Westernport, and disband near Rodericks’s Furniture, and those individuals or groups wanting more information or be part of the Remembrance Parade may contact Clark at 301-697-8099.
In other news for Piedmont, a part-time temporary city worker will be hired, to receive minimum wage, with a must to have a driver’s license.
Applications for this position must arrive at the city building before the next council meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 22.
In addition, mayor Ben Smith told council members that in the near future he would like to “have one of the county commissioners” attend one of the two meetings per month, to “discuss with us county happenings.”