Longtime Pineville City Clerk Ina Robbins is retiring from her position, Mayor Scott Madon announced at a recent special-called meeting of the Pineville City Council.
After calling the meeting to order and proceeding with opening motions, Madon told council members and the audience.
Robbins will retire effective Dec. 31, he said. There will be an open house honoring her and her service on Dec. 29 from noon until 5 p.m. at Pineville City Hall.
At 5:30 p.m. that day, the newly-elected city officials will be sworn into office.
The next item of business was a Main Street Pineville update by director Jacob Roan. Roan briefed the council on upcoming Christmas activities to take place in downtown Pineville.
Christmas in Pineville is slated for Dec. 10, according to Main Street Pineville’s Facebook page. All day long there will be a Storybook Walk. Read the classic “The Night Before Christmas” as each storefront window will unfold a page of the book. The Storybook Walk will take place around the Courthouse Square. Cookies, Cocoa and Cameras with Santa will be available from noon until 2 p.m. at Main Street Park. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies while having your picture made with Santa. At 2 p.m., the comedy movie “Elf” will be shown at the Bell Theater. Admission is only $1.
Lunch with Elf on the Shelf will be at the Flocoe from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Lunch will be chicken and dumplings for $5 and chicken nuggets and fries for $3 for children. The lunch will support the Pineville High School seniors.
After Christmas, the Bell Theater will host comedian James Gregory on Jan. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
There was approval of the first reading of the Annexation Ordnance Being the Existing Right of Way of U.S. Hwy. 25E from the existing City Limits Line at the Wasioto Golf Course to the South Entrance at the Bell County High School. The second reading is expected to take place at the January meeting.
The next item of business was the acceptance and approval of the of the Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between the City of Pineville and the Middlesboro, Pineville, Bell County Tourism and Convention Commission.
The meeting was then adjourned.