The decision to not hold a regular first-Tuesday meeting on July 6 is partly due its proximity to Independence Day and an absence of urgent matters requiring action, Cochran said.
“I think it normally is canceled around the holiday,” she said of the commissioners’ meeting in early July, which had been set for 2 p.m. “We just don’t have anything pressing on the agenda at that point.”
The Mount Airy Board of Commissioners also regularly meets on the third Thursday of each month. Based on that, the board next will convene at 7 p.m. on July 15 at the Municipal Building.
Officials To Ride In Parade
Cochran said that Mount Airy council members will be participating in a holiday parade set for 3 p.m. on July 4, with city officials scheduled to ride in a wagon pulled by mules.
After the parade, they will participate in a cake-cutting at the Municipal Building on South Main Street to help celebrate the 125th anniversary of Mount Airy’s incorporation in 1885.
Earlier this year when a schedule of year-round activities was announced for the anniversary, organizers said the birthday celebration in July would be the highlight.
The celebratory theme, from the standpoint of both the city and nation, will continue with a fireworks show later on July 4 at Veterans Memorial Park.