by Lisa Tome
Chesapeake City has a renewed zest for wanting to attract visitors.
So much so that they are willing to put money on it.
According to Mayor Dean Geracimos, within the next 60 days of so, Chesapeake City will create a Tourism department which will operate out of town hall.
"We've been doing some of the things with the races and the Winterfest of Lights," said the mayor.
A position will be created for someone who will direct tourism. The mayor said the person being sought will be someone who is creative. They also must have experience with spreading the word about the positive things in the town. They will be charged with the task of generating stories and news releases about the town.
Another part of the position will include recruiting new businesses to town and directing tourism.
"While we are proud of our accomplishments, there is still a lot more to be done," said Geracimos.
In other business from Chesapeake City:
• Town councilman Harry Sampson reported that progress has been favorable in the plans to construct a new wastewater treatment facility. Sampson is also working to update the Residential Parking Permit program.
• Town councilman Bill Miners reported that the annual audit was completed and he said financially, the town continues to be "strong".