City Council: New clerk, holiday celebrations

Next Meeting: Dec. 17

Michelle Grigore, parks and recreation director, said Simpson By Candlelight will be held Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be 500 luminaries lighting the park and Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be in attendance.

Grigore announced to council that the Teen Center was robbed over Thanksgiving weekend. The unknown perpetrators are thought to have entered the building by an unlocked window. A TV, computers and games were among some of the stolen items. The center is run by the University.

Marissa McCarthy, community outreach chair of the University’s annual Dance Marathon, addressed council. The Dance Marathon members are trying to get the community more involved with the fundraiser. The marathon is the largest student-run state philanthropy. The money will be held on March 29 and 30, 2008. They urge the community to get involved with the high school “mini marathon” and the benefit dinner held on Jan. 12.

Michelle Fitzgerald was sworn is as acting clerk of council. She will be able to fill in as clerk in future meetings.