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Riverdale yard sale full success

By Justin Boron

Carilyn Devoe, a representative of the Riverdale Ambassador Activity Group, said at Monday night's city council meeting that the yard sale and concert over the weekend raised more than $2,100 on concessions and space rentals.

The One Day Community Yard Sale held at Travon Wilson Memorial Park was intended to unify the community.

"We are all helping to rebuild this community one day at a time," she said Monday.

With $389 in expenses, the city netted $1,717, Devoe said.

The following also occurred at Tuesday night's city council meeting:

é The City Council opened up the possibilities for youth recreation when it approved the establishment of a Boys' and Girls' Club program for next summer.

Fundraising by a 15-member, council-appointed board will fund the $40,000 program, said Council member Wanda Wallace.

é Brantley Day, the community development director, announced he would be leaving the city after more than five years for a city-planning job in Holly Springs, Ga.

His last day will be Aug. 12. The son of Jonesboro Mayor Joy Day cited a need for a job closer to his home in Canton, Ga.

é The City Council approved a resolution for its latest comprehensive plan, which focuses on creating more mixed-use, pedestrian friendly areas in the city.

é The City Council approved an amendment to its charter that outlines more specifically due process for the impeachment of officers. Council member Michelle Bruce was the lone dissenter.

Earlier in the meeting, she asked for further review of the amendment.

"We need an impartial board . . . to handle charges," she said. "This is like letting the foxes guard the hen house."