Tracy Estes won the Republican Primary runoff Tuesday for the Alabama House District 17 with 139 votes more than his opponent Phil Segraves. Estes, a former news reporter for the Journal-Record had a total of 3871 votes to 3732 by the former Mayor of Guin, Segraves.
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An audit of the City’s 2017 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.
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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.