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Council Approves Advertising for Bids to Build New Sports Complex

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | 9:04 AM

Engineering rendering of new sports park under construction on 9th Avenue North which runs through the midde


The Haleyville City Council met Monday evening with Royce Benefield absent. The Council approved a construction loan for the new city hall, fire station and sports complex. It was reported that work had begun on the city hall and the fire station is almost complete and scheduled to be occupied by April 24. While rain has delayed the asphalt parking lot paving, the interior work is presently being completed.

The council approved changing the status of Chris Saylor, a street and sanitation employee to Assistant Supervisor for Sanitation. 

Also approved advertising for bids for the new sports complex on 9th Avenue north. According to Calvin Cassady, who made a presentation on the plans for the facility and structures, the project should cost approximately $1.8 million. Plans call for four ball fields in a quad arrangement with a concession stand/press box in the middle. In addition, one high school level field and two soccer fields will be constructed as well as a walking trail with lights.

The city is now taking applications for Park and Recreation seasonal employees including lifeguards. 

The council approved the appointment of Glenn Roberts to the Water and Sewer Board to complete the unexpired term of James Caldwell.

Walt Parsons and Barry Hill were appointed to the solid waste disposal authority and Don Posey was appointed to the Tree Commission.

Mayor Ken Sunseri reported a leak at the Safe Room was creating a problem but should be eliminated once the construction of the new city hall has reached a more advanced stage. 

The next scheduled Haleyville City Council meeting will be Monday, April 20 at the Neighborhood Facilities Building. 

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