Our Board of Mayor and Aldermen held a retreat Oct. 7 at the Clyde Austin 4-H Center. Topics of discussion included: review of the 2020 Vision, the next 5-year strategic plan, employee pay study and handbook changes, joint ventures with the county, future of outside city services, and plans for downtown. Joining the board were our Department Heads and employees from our Fire Department, who gave insight on local emergency response procedures. The retreat was led by City Administrator Todd Smith, who will work with our Department Heads to formulate a plan of action based on the discussion. Thanks to Mayor W.T. Daniels and Aldermen Scott Bullington, Cal Doty, Buddy Hawk, and Jeff Taylor for their ideas and suggestions!