The Haleyville City Council met Monday afternoon for their regular bi-monthly meeting with Jonathan Bennett absent. The council approved the May general operation bills in the amount of 417,856.01. Not on the agenda, but brought up by acting city clerk Debra Hood, the need for new accounting software and computers to run it on. She stated she had checked with the Alabama League of Municipalities and the recommendations of other cities as to the software they were using and the support available. A motion was made and he decision of the council was made to purchase new software for $26,611.00 plus an additional $11,000 per year for support. An additional $12,393.00 to a local company, Jen-Eric for new computers. The first year total will be $50,0004 for the new computers, software, and support.
The next meeting of the Haleyville City Council will be Monday, August 1, 5:30 at the City Hall.
Marcel Weaver, the father of Haleyville Fire Chief Phillip Weaver, was reportedly struck by lightning about noon on Thursday while he was working on his lawn mower at his home in South Haleyville. He was transported to a Birmingham hospital where he was sedated and remained overnight under observation. According to family members, Marcel is at home and doing well.
A reminder, remain vigilant as to the dangers of lightning. Do not stand under trees or even outdoors during a thunderstorm which contains lightening.
Haleyville Police made a routine traffic stop on Saturday morning, July 9 at 2:14 a.m. on Pounders and Sims Roads off of Highway 195. The Toyota Camry was stopped because the officer noticed an equipment failure on the vehicle. After approaching the vehicle an open container of alcohol was seen by the officer. The driver and passenger were asked to get out of the vehicle. A large plastic bag containing 1.5 pounds of marijuana with a loaded 9 mm pistol laying on top was seen by the officers. A further search revealed a bag containing 112 grams of crystal methamphetamine in a more concentrated form of “ice.
Arrested on the scene and taken to the Winston County Jail were Luis Andres Castro Sandoval, 25, 1116 5th Avenue, Haleyville, and Jose Rodriguez, 25, 12317 Pounders and Sims Road, Haleyville. The charges against both were possession of marijuana/1st Degree, Drug Trafficking Methamphetamine, Possession of a controlled substance, and possession of stolen property/2nd degree. The pistol had been reported stolen locally two years ago.
Bail was set at $10,000 for each charge. Both bonded out later that weekend.
The Haleyville City Council met Tuesday afternoon for a rescheduled meeting from July 4 with Bud Wilson absent. The council approved acting city clerk Debra Hood to perform the mayor’s duties during the upcoming city election in August. Mayor Sunseri is a candidate for mayor thus ineligible to perform election duties.
The council approved the renewal of a five year lease on the old city owned elementary school building on 13th Avenue to the Community Action Partnership of North Alabama for the Head Start program.
A low bid was approved for work on the CDBG project for water and sanitary sewer improvements in the Cripple Creek neighborhood. A bid of $596,842.00 from the Double Diamond Construction Company of Northport was approved.
A resolution was approved which authorizes Mayor Sunseri to negotiate with a national chain which is exploring a location in Haleyville. Because this will involve a substantial investment and the creation a number of jobs the mayor will be able to offer incentives consistent with those offered to other developers of like size and investments. The final agreement will be finalized thru public hearings as required by statue.
The city will be making application for funds through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for a grant for two storm shelters to be constructed at the new sports complex.
The council approved advertising for two new police cars and the hiring of Crystal Whickwire as a Class II part-time police dispatcher.
Four gentlemen complained to the council about the speed of vehicles on 15th Avenue at 26th Street. It was suggested the city consider installing two more stop signs on 15th Avenue making it a 3-way stop. Meanwhile, the police will step up patrols in that area.
The next council meeting will be Monday, July 18, 5:30 p.m at the Haleyville City Hall.
HALEYVILLE HIGH FOOTBALL 2016
AUG 19 @Deshler-Tuscumbia
AUG 26 @Winston County-Double Springs
SEP 2 @*Hamilton
SEP 9 *Cordova @HHS
SEP 16 @ *Winfield
SEP 23 OPEN
SEP 30 Madison Academy @ HHS
OCT 7 *Good Hope # @HHS
OCT 14 @* Dora
OCT 21 *Fayette @HHS
OCT 28 Central % @HHS
ALL GAMES 7 PM KICKOFF
# Homecoming Game
* Region Games
^ Fall Jamboree
% Senior Night
ALABAMA FOOTBALL 2016
SEP 3 %vs. Southern California Arlington, Texas
SEP 10 Western Kentucky Bryant-Denny Stadium
SEP 17 *at Ole Miss Oxford, MS
SEP 24 Kent State Bryant-Denny Stadium
OCT 1 *Kentucky Bryant-Denny Stadium
OCT 8 *at Arkansas Fayetteville, Ark.
OCT 15 *at Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn.
OCT 22 *Texas A&M Bryant-Denny Stadium
OCT 29 Open Date
NOV 5 *at LSU Baton Rouge, La.
NOV 12 *Mississippi State Bryant-Denny Stadium
NOV 19 Chattanooga Bryant-Denny Stadium
NOV 26 *Auburn Bryant-Denny Stadium
*Southeastern Conference (SEC) opponent
%Advocare Classic (AT&T Stadium)
Bold indicates home game
Feb 15 2016
The City Council of Haleyville will meet for a public hearing at 5:15 P.M. on February 16, 2016 in the new Haleyville City Hall Courtroom located at 911 21st Street for the purpose of considering an application for assistance submitted by Bravo Food Service, LLC pursuant to City of Haleyville Ordinance Number 2013-03. Bravo Food Service, LLC has requested assistance from the City in the form of a sales tax rebate to assist in the development of commercial property within the City Limits of Haleyville which is projected to create at least eight (8) or more jobs in the operation of a restaurant to be constructed in the Village East Shopping Center lot in the City of Haleyville. During this public hearing there will be presentation by the developer and the general public will be given the opportunity to comment on the proposed action.
The Haleyville City Council will meet at 5:30 following the public hearing.
Feb 15 2016
Feb 15 2016