By Sam Poe
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 | 11:07 AM
Ms. Valeria Taylor addressing the Haleyville City Council.
The Haleyville City Council met Monday evening at the Haleyville City Hall. Councilman Jonathan Bennett was absent. First, the council approved minutes from the 6/17 council meeting, 6/21 work session, and 6/24 special-called council meeting. Next, the council approved the sale of miscellaneous equipment after receiving bids of $355 total. The council then approved the application for Community Development Block Grant for repaving and drainage repairs in Cumens Subdivision, as well as approval of an engineering contract with the Cassidy Company for this project. Finally, the council approved a $2500 donation to the Haleyville Chamber of Commerce for the July 4th activities.
The meeting closed with comments from the audience. A concerned citizen who lives on 9th Avenue stated he is having issues with a truck driver parking his eighteen wheeler on 9th Avenue. The truck is tearing up the road and pulling down utility lines. Councilman Drew Thrasher will look more into the matter, and the council will try to resolve the issue. Then, Ms. Valeria Taylor addressed the council and stated that she wanted to be on the record stating that she is still against the sale of Haleyville City Hall. Ms. Taylor stated that she has contacted the State Historical Society, and according to Ms. Taylor, they are against the sale. Ms. Taylor stated she had also contacted a television station in Birmingham to make them aware of the issue. Ms. Taylor stated she has several other people who have signed petitions stating they are against the sale. However, the petition was not presented to the council. Ms. Taylor stated she also knows several people outside of Alabama who are against the sale.