CHILDERSBURG, Ala. – Among the action agenda items for the Childersburg City Council on Tuesday, Sept. 5, was approval of a resolution extending a non-education property tax abatement for Nippon Oil. The extension matches the expansion project timeframe, which allowed Nippon to increase production of their top product by 50-percent.

The Council also approved accepting donation of a 2000 Ford truck from Adam Ponder. It was noted that the vehicle has only 65,000 original miles.

Three proclamations were read into the record by Greater Coosa Valley Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Matt Reed and Julie Mauldin:

1. September was declared “Childhood Cancer Awareness Month”.
2. September was declared “Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month”.
3. Sept. 25 was declared “Family Day” as part of observing National Family Week, Sept. 24-30.

Proposed sponsorship was also approved for the upcoming season of “Christmas in the Pines” in the Kymulga Grist Mill Park.

The Council approved a $2,429.60 expense to replace two 40-foot sections of 36-inch drainage pipe as part of repairs to Grove Park’s Esther Williams Lane, hiring Rebaka McMahon as a temporary part-time counselor for the Parks & Recreation Department, and Courtney Walker attending State Parks & Recreation meetings in Montgomery.

The Council also announced and approved for advertisement a Parks & Recreation Department Maintenance & Athletic Support position. Applications will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on Sept. 21.

The meeting was adjourned for a Town Hall meeting before returning to close the meeting. Among the items discussed were several related carryover topics from a pre-meeting work session. The City will consider adjustments to the litter ordinance to address what Mayor Ken Wesson called a distressing trend of littering. Infinity Polymers has suggested partnering with the City of Childersburg on a long-term plastics recycling project. Councilman Michael McLain is working to establish a stronger formal recycling program for local schools.

Mayor Wesson addressed nuisance abatement letters requested at previous Town Hall meetings and stated that the response has been both positive from property owners and productive in terms of addressing targeted problems.

The next regular meeting of the Childersburg City Council will be at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

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