The Haleyville City Council met Monday, not in person, but by video phones and computers. This is the second time in the history of the Haleyville City Council the meeting was done with the Mayor and Councilmen all at different locations. The first of these unique meetings was two weeks ago all in an effort to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Software called Zoom was utilized successfully to connect Mayor Sunseri, all the Councilmen, City attorney Jeff Mobley and the media.
The first item on the agenda was the approval of the March general operation bills in the amount of $402,211.52. The Council also approved hazard duty pay to all city employees. Full-time employees will receive an extra $150/mo and part-time employees, including volunteer firemen, will receive an extra $75/mo during the Covid-19 active threat. This was recommended by Mayor Sunseri who likened this hazardous duty pay to the extra pay received by military personnel when they are in a war zone or working in a dangerous and hazardous situation.
Approval was made for a 75/25 matching grant for the purchase of food for the local food banks run by the churches.
The next scheduled Council meeting will be on Monday, May 4, 5:30 p.m. It may or may not be at City Hall, or by phone as the last two meetings have been.
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Alabama State Health Officer, Dr. Scott Harris, shared Alabama’s most recent numbers and updates…
Approximately 4,946 COVID-19 positive tests
45,712 total Alabamians tested
641 people have been hospitalized
113 deaths confirmed to be from COVID-19
165 reported deaths
Hospital capacity is positive and thankfully it seems that no alternative care sites are needed at this time
57 counties across the state are testing