HEFLIN — The Heflin City Council unanimously voted during a brief meeting Tuesday night to approve its consent agenda, which included minutes from its August 14 meeting and financial statements from earlier in the month.

Mayor Rudy Rooks announced a groundbreaking for the creation of a public garden and dog run would be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the corner of Coleman and Vaughn. The restorative garden, as it will be called, is where a visitor can “have peace and tranquility,” according to Rooks. The Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama gave the city the $5,000 grant for the project.

Rooks also announced that the Cleburne County High School homecoming parade is October 4 at 6 p.m.

The groundbreaking for the assisted living project being established at the old high school will be Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. according to Rooks.

The next council work session will be on Sept. 4 at 5:30 p.m.

City offices and buildings will be closed on Sept. 3 for the observance of Labor Day.


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