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Mayor Thanks All Who Helped

By Glenn Collins
Monday, May 7, 2012 | 4:05 PM

The Haleyville City Council held its regular meeting Monday and Mayor Ken Sunseri praised the efforts of all personnel who helped in the wake of Sunday's severe thunderstorm. His list of kudos included firefighters, police officers, Streets & Sanitation Department employees, Alabama Power workers, CenturyLink workers, the Winston County Commission, and the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

The Council will have a public hearing and special meeting Thursday, May 10, 11 AM. In question is the property at 42466 AL195, sometimes called the “Williams Home Place,” across from Village East. Annexation may be on the agenda, and zoning of B-2 will be on the agenda.

The severe weather preparedness tax holiday is now on the Haleyville calendar after approval by the Council. Set for Friday, July 6, through Sunday, July 8, all state and city taxes on sales of items necessary to the preparedness for, and aftermath of, severe weather are waived. The same issue is on the agenda for the next County Commission meeting. Details on what is covered during the tax holiday are on the Governor's web site [CLICK HERE].

Exxel Outdoors was granted a tax abatement by the Council for its planned $2.3 million major addition to its existing facility. The 10-year abatement under the Tax Incentive Reform Act of 1992 covers all state and local noneducational ad valorem taxes and all construction related transaction taxes, except those construction related transaction taxes levied for educational purposes or for capital improvements for education.

The Council also approved the disposal of certain City property via internet bids. Included are a 1988 John Deere 310C Backhoe, a Beuthling B-300 Asphalt Packer, a 1999 Caterpillar 416C Backhoe, a 1999 Sidehog – Alamo Model #AB23, and a 1993 Ford FT900 Dump Truck.

Park & Rec Department will purchase a $6,500 “Turf Groomer,” the Council approved. The department only has $4,000 in its budget and the Council agreed to $2,500 coming from the general fund.

Finally, the Council approved the re-appointment of Larry Yancey and Todd Young to the Tree Commission for three-year terms.

The next regular meeting of the Council will be Wednesday, May 23, 11 AM, at City Hall. Note day and time.

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