The Haleyville City Council met Monday with Councilman Jonathan Bennet absent.
The council approved the “First Responders Benefits Program” this will provide cancer and disability insurance to all of the City Haleyville Volunteer and Full Time Fireman for a total of $3,964.80 per year. This program will meet the guidelines and requirements of the house bill that was signed by the Governor in 2019. This bill became law, ACT 2019-361, and will be effective on January 1, 2020.
The Council voted to absorb the 4.9% increase to employee health insurance set forth by the Local Government Health Insurance Board for 2020.
Four main intersections, including 195 at 20th Avenue (Chevron Station), 13/195, and a couple of others will have Freedom Fiber monitoring at a cost of $75/mo each. This will notify the police dispatcher of the operational status of the lights.
The Council also approved the promotion of Eddie Collins, Haleyville Police Officer to Sergeant with the pay increase which goes with the position.
The next scheduled Haleyville City Council is Monday, Oct 21, 5:30 p.m. at the Haleyville City Hall.