The Haleyville City Council met Monday with the longest agenda on record for this council. Mayor Sunseri and the council presented a plaque to retired Haleyville Fire Chief Phillip Weaver. Phillip has been a fireman for over 30 years.
Approval was made by the council to annex property into the city as requested by the owners Jerry Whitman, Sr., Jerry Whitman, Jr, and Kim Ann Balkenbush. A resolution changed a contractor for miscellaneous paving projects around town, from the original low bidder, Shoals Paving and Sealing to the next to lowest bidder Mallory Burkhalter Paving because Shoals Paving was not current with the city of Haleyville in paying the required occupational taxes. The cost increased by approximately $1200.
The Council approved a resolution to apply for funding assistance from the Alabama Department of Transportation in the amount of $150,000 for improvements at the Haleyville airport. This project will be for the obstruction removal of trees on the north and south end of the runway.
A $184,725.00 project was approved to construct a safe room at the new Sports Complex with a contract to be awarded to Triple J Construction.
A remote lighting system was approved for the Sports Complex. The equipment and installation will cost $3,000 from Industrial Service plus $347/year for cellular service. This system will allow the lights at the ball fields to be turned on or off remotely with a phone by authorized personnel.
Lighting was approved for the playground area at the Sports Complex from Industrial Service for $2,000.
A yearly music performance fee of $341.00 will be paid to the American Society of Composers and Publishers (ASCAP) by the city for the 9-1-1 weekend and other public music usages by the city.
The Council approved $2,675.00 for the purchase of an analog card for the voice recorder used by the police department.
Accepting the resignation of Jonathan Bennett from the Water Board the Council appointed Royce Benefield to that position per a prior agreement to rotate council members on the Board.
In personnel, the Council selected Christy Harbin as Acting City Clerk, effective January 1, 2018, who will replace retiring Debra Hood. The Council voted to promote Emily Farris to HR/Accounting Clerk/Assistant City Clerk effective January 1, 2018. Mayor Sunseri announced the hiring of two part-time Class II Dispatchers: Teresa Wright and Daniel Robins.
The next scheduled meeting of the Haleyville City Council will be Monday, November 6.