The Haleyville City Council met Monday, June 17 with a minimum quorum of four including Mayor Sunseri with Jonathan Bennett and Drew Thrasher absent. The Council approved the operation bills and purchase orders for May in the amount of $429,574.84. The low bid was approved from Columbus Fencing for fencing at the Haleyville Airport and an airport improvement funding application was also approved. A five-year contract extension was approved for the red 9-1-1 phone currently on display at the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C.
The Council approved following the lead of the state and declaring Friday, July 5, a City Holiday for this year only.
Mayor Sunseri discussed the problem of trashy property throughout the city. He stated he had a list of 45 houses and properties which needed to be cleaned up but getting the property owners to do so was a major problem. The City cannot legally do the work but can assist with cleanup from curbs once the property has been torn down or placed in an accessible location. Another problem is one of the brush trucks is presently out of service for repairs.
The next scheduled City Council meeting will be Monday, July 1, 5:30 p.m. at the Haleyville City Hall.