St. Patrick’s Day raises $300 for police department
Recap of the meeting on April 2nd
By Samuel Robinson
LANDRUM—On Tuesday April 2nd, the Landrum Area Business Association (LABA) met to discuss new and previous business. A total of 20 members attended the meeting Tuesday morning.
The St. Patrick’s Day street party on March 16 raised $300 for the Landrum Police Department thanks to the dunking booth and its volunteers. A reported five people participated in the Derby hat contest as well as 8 dressed up dogs. An estimated 10-15 vendors attended the event, along with local business tents.
There are several upcoming events that were briefly addressed. There will be a Car Show on April 20. Last year the event gathered roughly 230 cars and 2,000 visitors. There will be a Taste of Landrum event the first Saturday of May from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. that will close Rutherford Street from Church Street to Shamrock Street.
In other business, the LABA reported:
- Last month an individual from AT&T gave three options to the Landrum City council in regards to replacing the existing cell tower. AT&T would like to replace the tower with a larger one that would allow them tohave coverage in the area.
- Windstream Internet provider filed for bankruptcy in Februarybut reports say that coverage will continue normally. The City of Landrum was considering a complete switch to Windstream, but after the recent bankruptcy that idea has been scrapped.
- Fire & Rescue ChiefWarren Ashmore along with the Police department are working together on active shooter training for the town and the public schools. The Fire Department is also working with Operation Hope to get access to individual’s homes to help with slip, trip, and fall hazards as well as checking smoke detectors. This is part of the Remember When program aimed at adults over the age of 65 to help in the event of falls or fires.
- James Shehan spoke on behalf of ChiefKris Ahler to let the members of LABA know that proactivity is up and that the police force is focused on the quality of patrols and prevention rather than quantity. The City Council will also have the second reading on the door-to-door solicitation law. This law prevents door-to-door sales without a license in the City. Shehan encouraged individuals to let an officer know if they are contacted by anyone making door-to-door sales.