Chapter members donated $30 to the Senior Center for the cost of a ham for the Center’s Annual Ham and Biscuit Sale.
The guest speaker was Cadiz Mayor Lyn Bailey, who gave a detailed account of the progress and accomplishments in Cadiz.
Bailey foresees a bright future for Cadiz. Its location near a major interstate, within easy commute to neighboring larger cities as well as being the gateway to the Land Between the Lakes National Recreational Area are a huge factor contributing to growth in Cadiz.
Cadiz offers many recreational opportunities with Lake Barkley State Resort Park, Barkley and Kentucky Lakes. More and more out of state people choose Cadiz for their retirement. New home construction has continued despite the current economic situation, due in part because local banks are still willing to make mortgage and construction loans.
Jobs are a major concern for everyone. With the new Hemlock plant under construction in Clarksville, Tenn., and the possibility of Dow Chemical building another plant, many new jobs are expected to open up in the near future.
Bailey stated that whereas last year’s unemployment in Cadiz was at 16 percent, it is now at 9 percent. Manufacturing plants are doing well. Transcraft Corporation now has 150 employees, Superior Walls Manufacturing and Little River Kiln, just to name a few, also have hired.
Elk Brand is currently hiring seamstresses. A number of new stores and businesses have opened in Cadiz in recent months.
A new Methodist Church on the U.S. 68 Bypass is now open for worship services.
The Barkley Plantation Assisted Living Center already houses several residents. The Dialysis Center is open for patients.
New homes are being built in new subdivisions. The smaller homes have become popular as people seek smaller homes with less maintenance. More new subdivisions are being developed.
According to Bailey, the city’s finances are in excellent shape. The city has no bonded debt and no equipment debt. During Bailey’s tenure, the city has applied for and received numerous grants, which were used to benefit and make improvements in the city.
Under Bailey’s leadership, Cadiz has grown and continues to grow and prosper. Ms. Frenette thanked Bailey for coming to the Chapter meeting and providing a detailed update on the city. Chapter 1730 of NARFE wishes Bailey continued success in his third term as mayor.
Chapter 1730 invites all active and retired federal employees to their meetings. For more information, please contact Secretary Daniel Bruzewski at 270-924-9520.