With the sudden resignation of city clerk Missy McQueen, retired long-term clerk Steve Sorrels has returned on a interim basis to handle the position until a new clerk can be recruited.
Sorrels will handle the office until the year-end business and a new budget are completed.
In other matters, an outdoor adventure organization will have a meeting and hunt in Comer Dec. 7-8. The group, called Outdoors Without Limits (OWL), provides outdoor adventures for disabled veterans and others with various handicaps “OWL is a unique organization that empowers people to reach their potential in a setting that breaks down barriers and removes stereotypes through our love of the...The Great Outdoors!”
according to their web page. They claim 250,000 members in several Southern states. (http://outdoorswithoutlimits.net/)
Also, the council has decided to hold a second work session on the 2013 budget on Nov. 26. The final budget is due by the end of the year.
The Comer Parade and Christmas festival is scheduled for Dec. 1. Vendor spaces are still available. The decorations have been refurbished, but city officials say they are reaching the end of their usefulness. One change in the plans is to have the parade stop at the city's Christmas tree so “Santa” can pose for pictures with the children.
The Comer Police Department responded to 119 calls in October. Officers wrote 12 incident reports, responded to five accidents and wrote reports on two of them. They made eight arrests, including two drug and DUI arrests. They wrote 91 citations and 49 warnings. The department spent 68 hours doing community policing.