The Haleyville City Hall was packed with people for the open house on Monday afternoon. Governor Robert Bentley and Congressman Robert Aderholt both spoke briefly commending the city, and especially Mayor Ken Sunseri and the council for the new facility which will serve the city for many decades to come.
At 5:30 the Council held their bi-monthly meeting.
The Council first established a pay scale for part-time police and fire dispatchers then approved advertising for part-time dispatchers.
A change order for backstops at the new sports complex was approved, adding additional angled fencing to the top of the planned backstops.
Discussion and action on the renewal of the RDS agreements, alcohol tax, business license, occupational, sales and use tax was tabled.
The council voted to purchase a new Ford F-150 pickup fro Long-Lewis Ford in the Shoals for $28,704.50 for use by the head of the Street and Sanitation Department.
Mayor Sunseri announced the hiring of Wesley Marshall for the Street and Sanitation Department effective May 3.
The next council meeting was rescheduled from May 16 to May 19 due to the League of Municipalities annual convention that week.
The Haleyville Police and Fire Departments responded to a single vehicle crash Monday morning at 5:55 a.m. on 7th Avenue just south of Mineral Springs. The driver, the sole occupant, of a late model Mustang was entrapped in his car after leaving the street and crashing into a tree.
The driver, Michael Ellis Clark, 23, Bear Creek, was seriously injured and his car totaled as a result of the crash. Clark was transported by ambulance to Lakeland ER. The accident is being investigated by the Haleyville Police Department.