Marine commandant Pat Townley thanked mayor Barger for his work with the city’s Festival of Flags event that has recognized deceased veterans of Ringgold and Catoosa County for the past 40 years with commemorative crosses and flags.
“I’m very honored to receive this plaque, and it also belongs to the volunteers who help us put out the flags for the veterans every year,” Barger said.
Barger even included his long-time friend and former Ringgold mayor George Rhinehart in his acceptance pho-tograph with the Marines.
“I’d like to have George come up here and accept this award with me,” Barger said. “George has been the mayor and on the council and he’s a big part of the flag celebration.”
In other business at the meeting, the council viewed plans to remedy the storm water problem along the Sparks Street and Shady Place neighborhood near Ringgold High School.
The following items were unanimously approved:
· The purchase of sewer tile for the Hullander project.
· The rescheduling of the next council meeting from Monday, May 28, to Tuesday, May 29, at 7 p.m., and the can-cellation of the June 25 meeting.
· The Old Stone Church sewer line extension.
· A sidewalk connector across the CSX crossing at High Street.
· The awarding of a bid for water line replacement parts.
The next regularly scheduled Ringgold City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 29, at 7 p.m. with a work session to be held beforehand at 6 p.m.