By Harold Bearden
Monday, September 12, 2011 | 11:09 AM
|L-R Barry Farris, Haleyville Street and Sanitation Supervisor, Councilman Bud Wilson, Driver Michael Dodd|
Recently, the Haleyville Street and Sanitation department took delivery of a new 2012 Freightliner truck with a 10 cubic yard bed. The truck cost just over $74,000 and will be used for multiple purposes. During the winter, the truck will be used to spread sand on icy roads or haul away storm debris. Other times it will be utilized to haul gravel, dirt, rocks, or to pull the leaf machine.
Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri stated the revenue from the sale of alcohol in the city would be placed in a special account and used for the purchase of city equipment. In addition to the street and sanitation truck, the money will also be used to purchase fire and police equipment and vehicles without having to borrow money. A portion of the alcohol revenue is also earmarked for the Haleyville City Schools which is already being put to good use according to Superintendent Clint Baggett at a recent chamber meeting.