An audit of the City’s finances was concluded with a report from CPA Dicky Sparks to the City Council Monday evening. He stated the City has a total of $35 million in assets, Revenue was $765,000 over expenditures and almost %700,000 in debt had been retired during 2017.
Mr. Sparks praised the excellent work by Christy Harbin, City Clerk, and Calvin Cassady, Engineer, for initiating and closing out three sizable grants within one year. He said that was most unusual in most cities.
The Haleyville City Council met Monday night with Blue Russell absent. The Council approved the general operation bills and purchase orders for June in the amount of $473,494.45.
An application for funds through the State of Alabama Community Development Block Grant Program was approved along with the city’s part in funding a project for water and sewer, storm sewer and paving improvements on 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th Avenues, 22nd and 24th Streets, and McNutt Drive. Total matching funds is $485,389.01. The City will provide approximately half that amount, or $214,571.16 and the balance, $271,817.85 will be provided by the Haleyville Water Works and Sewer Board.
Mayor Sunseri discussed a project presently being studied by Alabama Power on changing out the 750 street lights in the City to LEDs, a move which will provide more lighting at less cost.
The Council approved the purchase of five time-clocks for a total of $4,275.62 to be used by all five departments instead of sign-in time sheets presently being used. The time clocks will be located at City Hall, the police department, Park and Rec, Street and Sanitation and the Fire Department.
Mayor Sunseri praised the staff of Rose Manor and Lakeland Community Hospital for the safe evacuation and movement of the residents of Rose Manor to the hospital last Thursday following the kitchen fire at the assisted living facility.
The next scheduled meeting of the Haleyville City Council will be Monday, August 6.
This weekend, July 20-22 will be the Alabama Sales Tax Holiday for back to school.
Turnout predictions for Tuesday’s election are expected to be ow. With a low turnout, your vote counts, even more. The polls will open tomorrow at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Local results can be found here and on Paradise 92.7 Tuesday evening.
Thursday, July 12, 11:22 am, the Haleyville Fire Department was dispatched to a fire at the Rose Manor Assisted Living Facility on Highway 195, a block south of the Lakeland Hospital. A grease fire in the kitchen which left a lot of smoke coupled with water from the sprinkler system forced an evacuation of the residents. Reportedly, the staff had all the residents out of the building in less than 3 minutes.
NACOG busses were used to transport approximately 15 people to the Lakeland hospital where they were met with friendly personnel who quickly provided a safe and cool place to stay. No one was injured and it was good the residents had a great place to go and only one block away at the Lakeland hospital. The residents returned to Rose Manor Friday afternoon.
The Winston County Sheriff’s Department (WCSO) reported recovering an ATV which had been stolen from the Black Pond Community approximately 2 months ago. A suspect, Robby Dale Garrison, was taken into custody on the case. Garrison was arrested as a result of a traffic stop Thursday morning by Jon Tidwell of the Double Springs Police Department with the WCSO assisting.
While quantities last! Stop by in Haleyville, Spruce Pine, or Double Springs.
POSITION AVAILABLE: VOLUNTEER FIREMAN
Must be physically fit and able to perform strenuous work in all types of weather. Must have a valid Alabama Drivers License. Must be over 18 years of age. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
City Hall or Fire Station #1 in Haleyville, AL
Return all applications to Fire Station #1 at 610 State Hwy 13.
The closing date for accepting applications is August 1, 2018, at 5:00 P.M.
Call 205.486.2435 if you need further information. E.O.E. – A.D.O.
The Winston County Sports Hall of Fame Induction dinner will be held Saturday, July 21 at the Haleyville Elementry School cafeteria. The banquet will begin at 5:30. Tickets are $20.00 per person and are available at Traders and Farmers Bank or at the door.
Guest speaker will be Bobby Humphrey and the Master of Ceremonies will be Tony Giles (stadium announcer for the University of Alabama).
Ebb Deason Award, Meek High, Amanda Cunningham, and Haydon Twilley
Haleyville High, Jeff Rasbury, Jeff Burdge, Kelly Rushing (special) and Duffy Cordrey
Addison High, David Powell (Special), Dusty Hayes, Abe Rooks, and Kim Rooks
Lynn High, Anna Cagle, Brandon Kelley, Greg Griffith, and Dream Haley (Special)
Winston County High, Carl Hunter, Tabitha Garrison Mays, and Timmy Miller
Meek High, Jerry Goodwin, Kayla Brown Howton, and Caleb Smith
Marvin Frank Barnes (Special) Killed in camping accident March 2001, his Junior year.