Tuesday, March 4
Haleyville City Council met with only four members present. Absent
were Bobby Jack Fuller and Tim Edwards.
The council approved the minutes of the work session and regular
council session of 2/19/08. After hearing from Mike Evans with the
good news the city's insurance premium had actually gone down due to
the closing of the city jail and reduced losses, the council renewed
the general liability insurance with Haleyville Insurance. (Mike Evans
Approval was made to purchase a new water pump for the Halevyille
swimming pool for $8,000. The purchase of a used bucket truck was also
approved for $19, 804.50
The council approved spending up to $5,000 for work on ball fields to
prepare them for use this year.
Approved funding for barrier netting for Dixie Youth and 1/2 the cost
of a new score board on the lower ball field.
Two items were tabled, approving bids for downtown paving and tile for
a floor at the neighborhood facilities building.
A FEMA grant for $1 million to work on the storm water drainage from
KFC to Dixie Flowers on Highway 13 was declined. Calvin Cassidy stated
the required matching not being available and a cost/benefit analysis
was not positive were the reasons the proposed grant money was declined.
During the comment period, Patrick Haynes (son-in-law to the late
Thrashers) asked the public's help in reporting any information about
the deaths of the Thrashers and the disappearance of Randy Whitfield
to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-205-254-7777.
The next scheduled city council meeting will be Tuesday, Mar 18, 6
p.m. at city hall.