Sardis officials are impressed with the way Girard handles its trash.
In response, the Sardis City Council is looking into moving their dumpsters which have been plagued with buzzards, from the entrance of the city, to the back side of town near the waste water plant. Federal law protects the birds from being killed. The buzzards tend to feed off of Sardis’s dumpsters since the city’s trash containers have no lids. The Council is considering modeling a set up like Girard’s, equipped with fencing and cameras.
In other Sardis news, the Senior Citizens Council is looking for volunteers in the Sardis area for their Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs, funded through AmeriCorps Seniors.
Residents at least 55 years old can volunteer in area schools through the Foster Grandparent Program or as a companion for other seniors. In exchange, they receive a monthly stipend equaling $3.15 per hour, mileage reimbursement and paid time off.
Proof of income is needed to apply for the positions. Volunteers must have an income not exceeding 200% of the poverty income guideline. They must also pass criminal background checks and show proof of COVID immunizations.
The Sardis City Council was asked to consider sponsorship of a local candidate for the Senior
Companion Program for $6500 per year during a work session June 7.
The council also discussed the installation of speed bumps and additional street lights, painting the annex building and possibly renting out the cafeteria. They also discussed the need to repair a school bus that has been broke down since 2020.
In an effort to save paper, the city council members are now using tablets.