The weekly supervisor’s meeting was held Wednesday, August 19th at the Clinton Fire Station. Those present were Charles Wilson, Richard McCormac, Tim Clark, Chad Brown, Will Hinchey, and D.L. Webb.
Chief Webb reported that the current active COVID-19 cases in VBC is at nine, and the city’s cleaning and disinfectant supply was adequately stocked. Much discussion took place on the “Rumble on the River” biker event to be held this weekend. Street department supervisor Charles Wilson gave an overview of the schedule of events and said that vendors would be arriving throughout the day on Thursday. He reminded everyone that the north entrance to the Park was reserved for motorcycles only, but the lot behind Huddle House would be available for other vehicles. He has added temporary indirect lighting for nighttime visibility and roped off additional areas for social distancing involving specific events.
He said that the weather seems to be cooperating for the event’s first year, and looks for a good turnout. He also stated that the city and the county would meet Thursday morning to discuss the event’s availability of emergency services. He also said that many riders would come and go throughout the day and believes that parking plans could be modified if vehicular traffic becomes an issue. He stated that he is pleased with the layout of the park’s several sanitation tables available, along with a large amount of open space.
Tim Clark reported on the setup for the Chuckwagon Trail Ride Dinner that will be held at the Eoff Ranch this year. On-site plans were made earlier in the week with Dan Eoff, and the west entrance was chosen for the location. It will provide easy access for two serving tents with an adequate amount of covered and open-air seating.
School board present D.L. Webb said that school will begin Monday and thanks the staff of the district for their work over the last few weeks. He also said that he will be in contact with Corrine Weatherly of the VBC Fair Board and help prepare the facility for the mid-September event.
The city and county police departments met Thursday morning and discussed the upcoming biker event. Lieutenant Jay Murdock and Corporal Dustin Adams spoke for the city while Chief Deputy Randy Churches represented the county. It was decided that Corporal Adams will be the event’s chief contact for all safety matters. The breezeway of the concession stands will operate as the event’s “go-to-point” for services involving any police, ambulance, or lost and found issues. Charles Wilson added that the walking trail is still open in the morning and will be slightly modified in the evenings. In the evening hours, the north concrete loop will remain open with the south asphalt track walkers encouraged to use Main Street entrance or the stairs behind Clinton Fitness Center. Orange cones will mark a suggested turnaround point that will help keep walkers and event goers separated. Wilson reminds those attending the event to have their temperatures taken, to have a mask, and practice social distancing.
Thank you again for your efforts during this trying time. A special thank you goes to the Clinton School Board for their difficult work in planning the upcoming school year. Please contact City Hall at (501) 745-8110 or (501) 253-0160 with any questions, concerns, or suggestions.
Mayor Richard McCormac
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