The Haleyville City Council met Monday evening with George Russell absent. The Council approved the general operation bills and purchase orders for November in the amount of $462,948.22.
A change order was approved for the construction of concrete sidewalks at the Haleyville Sports Complex in the amount of $8,337.80.
Another change order was approved for the Sports Complex to construct a Rip Rap Flume and Dam with overflow pipes to handle storm water drainage. The total for the change order is $3,800.00.
Work to improve the flooring in the Old Elementary School on 14th Avenue in use by Haleyville Head Start was approved to the low bidder Barry’s Carpets. Specifically, new flooring will be installed in the entrance hall and front office at a cost of $6,400. Work will be done over the holidays.
Mayor Sunseri announced a grant had been approved for the Haleyville Rescue Squad. The grant for over $2,000 will be used to purchase needed equipment.
The Alabama League of Municipals officially designated Mayor Sunseri as an Advanced Certified Municipal Official. To achieve Advanced Certified status many hours of classroom training, workshops and educational conferences were attended, in addition to the many hours every day spent as mayor of the city.
Dates for the next two council meetings have both been moved by one day.
The first meeting would fall on Monday, January 2. Considered a holiday (New Year) the meeting was moved to Tuesday, January 3, still 5:30 at City Hall. The meeting on January 16, (Martin Luther King Day) was moved to Tuesday, January 17.
Tuesday evening a special called meeting of the Haleyville Water and Sewer Board was held for the purpose of hiring a General Manager to replace David Cox who will be retiring in January. The Board selected Lane Bates from 3 applicants. Bates is presently the Water Superintendent with over 30 years experience in the field.
Cox has been the General Manager of the Haleyville Water and Sewer Departments for 34 years. His retirement is January 11. He and his wife Bebe plan to move to Fairhope following his retirement.
HHS Band Christmas Concert tonight 7 p.m. HHS Gym. Great music and it’s free!
A fire at the home of Justin Wilson at 2814 17th Avenue just after 6 p.m. Sunday night caused fire and smoke damage, but the house was saved by the quick work of Haleyville firemen. No one was home at the time of the fire. Reportedly, Wilson had cooked out on his back deck earlier in the day he and his family had left. The fire appeared to have started on the deck area and burned around his patio doors and filled the house with smoke.
A two-vehicle crash at 3:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, has claimed two lives. Kathryn Mcnutt, 54, of Haleyville was killed when the 1995 Infiniti J30 she was driving collided head-on with a 1987 GMC S10 driven by James Harold Hood, 76, of Haleyville. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred on Alabama 243 near the one-mile marker. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.
– -Senior Trooper Johnathan Appling, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency
Pickup for the Haleyville Rotary Club Toys for Kids is this afternoon starting at 4 p.m. at the Paradise 92.7 Radio Studios on Highway 13 North next to the Razor’s Edge. Please call 486-2277 if you signed up, but cannot pick up.
A single-vehicle crash at 12:30 p.m. today, Dec. 6, has claimed the life of a Haleyville woman. Barbara Godsey Borden, 68, was killed when the 2007 Kia Amanti she was driving left the roadway and struck a culvert. Borden, who was not wearing a seat belt, was transported to Decatur General Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The crash occurred on Alabama 195 two miles south of Haleyville. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.
The Haleyville City Council met Monday night will George Russell absent. The Council approved a resolution authorizing Mayor Ken Sunseri to purchase equipment for the concession building at the new sports complex. The equipment will include freezers, ice and drink machines, refrigerators, stainless steel work tables, shelving and other miscellaneous items not to exceed $35,000.00.
The Council approved the renewal of a $975,000 line of credit. Also approved was a change order for Cripple Creek Neighborhood Improvements project. The change was to install a 2-inch PVC water main along 17th Avenue in lieu of a 6-inch PVC water main and a fire hydrant resulting in a net decrease of $9,6000
Mayor Sunseri stated the downtown weather warning siren next to the Water Department was still inoperative awaiting parts. The next scheduled meeting of the Haleyville City Council will be Monday, December 19, 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.
Effective immediately, Governor Robert Bentley and Interim State Forester Gary Cole have rescinded the statewide Drought Emergency ‘No Burn’ Order which has been in effect since early November. Officials with the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) say the state has received enough rainfall over the last few days to reduce the threat of dangerous wildfires.
Haleyville High School will be hosting a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Assistance) Day on Tuesday, December 6 from 8:00 am until the end of the day. Representatives from BSCC and NWSCC will be present to help all parents and students with the FAFSA. Please bring all of your 2015 Tax Returns to get help filling out the FAFSA. View videos on You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL23B9A23CD8DD82DD&feature=plcp