Cloverdale is looking to grow in size following Tuesday evening's Town Council meeting.
The Council voted unanimously to take the first step in the annexation of the southern end of town. The affected region involves 30 -- 40 homes according to council member Dennis Padgett.
The annexation will be voluntary and as council member Terry Puffer put it, "square off the town."
As it stands now, there is at least one home within the city limits that is not able to vote on town matters due to the zoning. This proposition will help to alleviate that situation as well as squaring-off the southern end of town.
The council also named Cloverdale School Board member Jim Sharp to the redevelopment commission.
This comes on the heels of new legislation stating that a member from the school board should serve on the redevelopment commission.
No one from the school board initially volunteered which gave Council President Don Sublett the right to appoint someone.
In other news, the employee handbook was changed to make the probationary period 90 days rather than 180 as it currently stands.
The council believed that six months was too long for a probationary period but 60 days was not adequate.
A budget meeting was set to take place Sept. 23. In this session, the council will discuss the 2009 budget.
The Cloverdale Town Council meets regularly the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in Cloverdale Town Hall. Their next meeting is a special meeting set for Sept. 16.