James Paul Beretta-3
Joseph F. Breault-1
Roy S Moore-1607
Over votes- 3
There will be a runoff election on Tuesday, September 26 between Roy Moore and Luther Strange.
Will Boyd -10
Jason E. Fisher-5
Robert Kennedy Jr-21
Over votes – 1
The General election will be on December 12.
Very simple and straight forward ballots will be used for the primary election, Tuesday, August 12 to select either the Republican or Democratic candidate for their respective party’s choice for U.S. Senator. A runoff election for the primary, if necessary, will be September 20.The general election will be held on December 12. All polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on each of the election days.
A two vehicle crash just before 3 p.m. Monday, August 8 on Highway 13 North between a city pickup and a van caused extensive vehicle damage but no life threatening injuries. The Haleyville Fire and Rescue was called to help extract the occupants of the van. Two ladies were transported from the scene by ambulance to the Lakeland ER. Haleyville Police investigated the accident.
The Haleyville City Council met Monday, August 7, with Blue Russell absent. Preceding the regular session, a work session was held to discuss a proposed animal control ordinance. Information was collected from various members of the audience, including Charlotte Williams, who with her husband, talked about their role as animal control officers for Winston and Marion Counties. She stated their responsibility was only for neglected animals and they had no authority to handle vicious or nuisance dogs or animals. Roger Hayes and David Cummings both representing the Winston County Commission stated the county also has no authority to handle any animal problem, except by employing the services of an animal control officer. It was determined that the State Health Department has the only authority to legally act if someone is bitten or attacked by an animal. The Health Department is usually notified by the Emergency Room medical personnel who treat a victim.
As a result of the work session information, the proposed animal control ordinance was once again tabled.
In other business, the Council approved the purchase of playground equipment for the new sports complex for a total of 80,858.55 which includes a wheelchair swing. A resolution was passed to advertise for fencing for the playground equipment.
A resolution was approved authorizing matching funds for a grant for fire equipment for the Haleyville Fire Department. The grant of $13,334.00 had a match of $666. This will purchase a commercial washer and dryer to clean and disinfect the protective clothing worn by firefighters, including drying boots, gloves, and hoods.
The Council approved resolutions approving matching funds in the amount of $54,270.00 for a new community safe room at the new sports complex and any additional expense above the project cost of $217,100.00. The Cassidy Company was selected to oversee this project for a cost of $20,350.00 and to start advertising within 30 days for bids for construction. The Northwest Council of Local Governments (NACOG) was selected to administer the grant for the project at a cost of $9,250.00.
Approval was made to purchase new air conditioning equipment for the Neighborhood Facilities Building from the low bidder, Winston Sheet Metal in the amount of $14,995.00.
Authorization was given to Mayor Sunseri to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Northwest Council of Local Governments and the Winston County Emergency Management Authority for transit vehicle use in case of a community emergency.
Jonathan Lowe and Richard Roberson were reappointed to the Industrial Development Board for a 6-year term.
The next scheduled meeting of the Haleyville City Council will be Monday, August 21.
Thomas Lee Bales, 16, would have been a junior at Oak Hill Academy (a private Christian school) in West Point, Mississippi on Monday. He drowned Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at 6:30 pm at Smith Lake. Thomas drowned while swimming off a boat dock at a residence in Winston County and was recovered shortly afterward. His mother is an elementary school teacher at Hamilton.
Six young people were injured in a single vehicle crash Tuesday morning just after 4 a.m. on Highway 129 approximately one mile south of Grace Baptist Church. One male and 4 females were transported by ambulance to ECM and Lakeland emergency rooms with none life-threatening injuries. One girl was airlifted to UAB in Birmingham. One girl refused medical attention and stayed at the scene. Reportedly the group had been to Wal-Mart in Haleyville to purchase cigarettes and was traveling south on Highway 129 when the red dual-cab pickup left the highway and went down an embankment on the south side of the road. Haleyville police responded and found the six inside the truck which had caught on fire. They were quickly extracted. The Haleyville Fire Department responded and extinguished the flames. The crash is being investigated by Alabama State Troopers.
On Friday, July 28, the Haleyville Fire Department was awarded a federal grant in the amount of $13,334 for the purchase of a turnout gear washer/extractor and gear drying system in round 12 of the 2016 Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The AFG program is administered by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration.
The $13,334 grant to the Haleyville Fire Department will be used to purchase a washer/extractor and drying system. This grant will extend the life of firefighter protective clothing and remove contaminants including carcinogens and biohazardous materials from the protective clothing. The grant will bring the department into NFPA and OSHA compliance for the care and maintenance of firefighter protective clothing.
The grant award of $13,334 covers 95% of the total estimated cost ($14,000) of the washer and drying system. The fire department is responsible for the remaining 5% of the cost of the new equipment which will be approximately $666.
The FY2016 Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) funding has an appropriation of $310,500,000 to support fire and EMS Operations and Safety Grants, Firefighting and Emergency Vehicle Grants, and Fire Prevention and Safety Grants
Haleyville Schools start back on Thursday, August 10. Several events are scheduled leading up to the opening day.
Haleyville Elementary School (HES) welcomes students and parents to the Kindergarten Kick-Off Monday, August 7, 5-7 PM. Parents will have an opportunity to meet and ask their teacher questions. This is a Kindergarten only event to ensure less confusion and smaller crowds. The next night, August 8, HES will host a Meet and Greet for parents and students for Pre-Kindergarten and grades 1 through 5 to meet their teachers, bring supplies and make lunch deposits.
The Haleyville Middle School (HMS) locker day will be Wednesday, August 2. Locker fee is $5. Open house for HMS students and parents is August 7, 5-7 PM to pick up schedules and meet their teachers.
Haleyville High School (HHS) locker/parking passes will be issued on Friday, August 4, 9 am-12pm. Open House is at 6 p.m. on Monday, August 7 at to pick up schedules and paperwork completion.
More information is available on the Haleyville Schools website http://hhs.haley-k12.us/
Winston County Schools start on Wednesday, August 9.