Red Bud Council helps Boy Scouts

LEARN ABOUT GOVERNMENT–Boy Scout Troop 343 members Bruce Quinn, Jr., John Walsh and Phillip Steibel are pictured with Red Bud Mayor Tim Lowry at Tuesday night’s Red Bud City Council meeting.

Tuesday night the Red Bud City Council took a few moments to help three local Boy Scouts from Troop 343 work on their Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge.

Scouts Phillip Steibel, John Walsh and Bruce Quinn, Jr. each introduced themselves to the council and asked questions about the council, the City of Red Bud and more.

Questions included what the legal height limit for grass was (eight inches), what type of pets are allowed in town (primarily dogs and cats – no farm animals), what the mayor does, how long Red Bud has been around (Red Bud was officially chartered in 1867), how the city cleans the streets (a street sweeper), how ordinances are passed, how old was the city hall building (it was built in 1894) and who the first mayor was (John Brickey). Mayor Tim Lowry, City Superintendent Josh Eckart and Code Administrator Jeff Mueller were happy to provide these answers (they also directed the scouts to where they could find out the information).

Lowry then thanked the scouts for coming to the meeting.

For more from the Red Bud City Council meeting, please see this week’s print edition.