The Haleyville City Council met Monday, with all members present. The Council approved October’s General Operation Bills and Purchase Orders in the amount of $457,372.69. The annexation of Greg & Wanda Perry’s property into the City Limits was also approved.
Project Engineer, Calvin Cassady, has negotiated with Tennessee Valley Metals to provide and install an aluminum stage roof, for the Downtown Park Stage, at a cost of $53,671.00.
Bids for the renovation of four infields at the Haleyville Sports Complex were received. The Project Engineer, Calvin Cassady, recommended the project be awarded to Sur-Line Turf, Inc. for their Base Bid of $105,000.00. The Council approved.
The City of Haleyville will make improvements to the Rocky Ravine Park Trail, including new stairways and clearing of the walking trail. The Cassady Company was selected to provide engineering services for this project at a fee not to exceed $15,000.00.
The City of Haleyville will resurface and stripe the parking lots at the Lakeland Community Hospital. The Cassady Company was selected to provide engineering services for this project at a fee not to exceed $37,500.00.
It was determined that it serves the interest of the City to offer an incentive to any employee not enrolled in Local Government Health Insurance, by virtue of a valid waiver. They will receive a bi-weekly stipend of $100.00. There was also an approval of a 5.9% increase for Employee Health Insurance.
Jimmy Elliott’s resignation from the Upper Bear Creek Water Authority was approved, as well as Drew Thrasher’s appointment to the same.
The Council approved for new street lights for Masonite.
The Haleyville City Council invites and encourages your participation in local government. The City Council meets at City Hall the first and third Monday of every month at 5:30 PM.
Hamilton Post–A single-vehicle crash at approximately 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, has claimed the life of a Russellville man. Cody A. Gasaway, 32, was fatally injured when the 2005 Chevy Trailblazer he was driving left the roadway, struck a tree, and was ejected. Gasaway was pronounced deceased while being transported to the hospital. The crash occurred on Alabama 243 near Osborne Lane, approximately six miles east of Haleyville. Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol division continue to investigate.
Then Haleyville City Council met Monday, November 1. The first order of business was the swearing in of former Mayor Ray Boshell to fill the council seat left vacant with the resignation of Jonathan Bennett, who moved outside the city limits. Hea was sworn in by City Judge, Jonathan Lowe.
The Haleyville Police Department will receive 12 new tasers at a cost of $32,556.00, coved by grant. The Fire Department declared 1,000 feet of 5 inch fire hose surplus property.
Mayor Sunseri announced the hiring of three new police officers, effective November 15, at $13.00/hr, pending psychological and physical evaluation. the new hires will also have to complete the Law Enforcement Academy. The three new officers are Preston Collins, Joshua Dempsey, and Kodie Gray.
The next scheduled Haleyville City Council meeting will be on Monday, November 15, 5:30 p.m. at the City Hall.
Hamilton Post — A single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 10:25 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, has claimed the life of a Haleyville man. Matthew K. Riddle, 27, was fatally injured when the 2017 Dodge Ram he was driving, left the roadway, and struck a tree. Riddle was pronounced deceased at the scene. The crash occurred on U.S. 278 near the 44 mile marker, approximately one mile east of Double Springs. Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.
Hamilton Post — A single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 7:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, has claimed the life of a Haleyville woman. Tamber Simmons, 44, was killed when she was struck in the roadway by an unknown vehicle. She was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced deceased. The crash occurred five miles south of Haleyville on Alabama 195 approximately at the 34 mile marker. Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.
Melissa Boshell, crowned by Dr. Holly Sutherland
HHS Lions defeated the Curry Yellow Jackets 55-8.
The Haleyville City Council met Monday with only one main item on the agenda. The Council approved the appointment of Mayor Ken Sunseri, City Attorney, Jeff Mobley, and City Clerk, Christy Harbin, to the Haleyville Health Care Board. The purpose of the board is to meet the legal requirements for the transfer of a deed to the property to the owners of the Haleyville Health Care Nursing Home. The property has long been paid off, but the deed had not officially been transferred.
The Haleyville City Council meets the first and third Monday of each month, 5:30 pm at the Haleyville City Hall. The meeting is always open to the public.