By Sam Poe
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 | 1:08 AM
The Haleyville City Council met Monday evening, and Councilman Royce Benefield was absent. First, the council approved minutes from the regular council meeting on 7/15/13 and the minutes from the public hearings for Cazadores and Will Hunt. The council then discussed a bid for the lighting at the Neighborhood Facilities Building. They have received a bid in the amount of $9,481 from McGuire Electric, but the council agreed to wait for another bid before voting on the matter. Next, the council approved the cost of painting the basement of the Haleyville Public Library. The supplies will be purchased from Elliott's True Value Hardware, and the cost will be approximately $1,566. City employees will complete the renovations so there will not be additional labor expenses.
The council approved the annex of property on Dime Road into the city limits. The adjoining property is already inside the city limits.
The council approved to pay for the installation of a sign at the old ice plant. The sign will be purchased by an individual, but the city will pay to have it installed. Finally, the council approved the resignation of Martha Lee from the Industrial Development Authority and the Winston County Cooperative District. Melinda Weaver was appointed as her replacement.
The meeting closed with comments from the audience. Valeria Taylor made another appearance to voice her disagreement with the sale of Haleyville CIty Hall and asked for an update on the old Wal-Mart building. There was discussion on the matter about the sale of CIty Hall, and the council's stance remains that the property is for sale if certain conditions are met. The mayor also stated that Action Properties provided an update to the Haleyville Chamber of Commerce last week. They have four businesses that are willing to move into the old Wal-Mart location. They also have an additional seven national companies that are willing to move to Haleyville if they are able to locate property for the businesses to relocate.
The next regularly scheduled Haleyville City Council Meeting will be held August 19, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.