By CHAD ABSHIRE
At this month’s meeting of the Gilbert Town Council, the town’s Fourth of July celebration and police department’s new vehicles were discussed.
Mayor Vivian Livingood told the Daily News that the show would go on and take place on the very day of the celebration, July 4, at the Larry Joe Harless Community Center.
Livingood encouraged the public to come out at 7 p.m. to enjoy live music from a well-received band that played at last year’s TrailFest, StillWater. At 10 p.m., the sky would be set alight from $4,500 of fireworks set off by Williamson Fire Department Lt. Stephen Casey.
Last year, the Town of Gilbert had issue in finding a shooter, but was able to get one, allowing the show to go on. This year, there was no such trouble.
“We were worried we wouldn’t have a shooter,” Livingood said. “People have come to expect it and we wanted to have it.”
Regarding the police department’s new vehicles, Livingood said that they were being painted and soon would be ready to go.
“Chief Mike Rasmussen and two of his officers are going to fly down to Florida to drive them back,” Livingood said. “It should be sometime next week.”
Livingood also said that the Gilbert Volunteer Fire Department finished its new kitchen and that it “looked really nice,” and that the Gilbert Water Works and Sewage Department received a new utility truck.
The Gilbert Town Council meets the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Gilbert Town Hall. Meetings are open to the public.