The Haleyville City Council met Monday with all members present. Following a presentation and appeal from District Attorney Scott Slatton, the Council approved a request from Slatton for the city to help fund a specialized investigator to handle domestic violence, sexual assault, abuse and associated cases. Slatton stated he had someone in mind, a female with 10 years of law enforcement experience and 5 years handling those type cases in the Shoals. Slatton’s request for $2500 per year was approved. The plan is to get all 11 towns and both counties and to help supplement money from the DA’s office to afford the additional special investigator.
The Council approved adding the assistant city clerk to the City’s signature card and the bid for winter paving project for 26th and 30th streets. Jimmy Elliott was appointed to the Upper Bear Creek Board.
There will be a public hearing for Gumbo and Jazz’s request for a tax abatement on Thursday, March 5 at 10 a.m. in the courtroom.
Park and Rec Department has hired Paul Johnson and Brandon Hensley to temporary seasonal positions at a rate of $10.
The next Haleyville City Council meeting will be on Monday, March 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Haleyville City Council.