SYLACAUGA, Ala. – For the first time in 2017, the Sylacauga City Council met Tuesday night.

The 7-minute meeting was opened by SPD Chaplain Mark Ledbetter who led the invocation. Mayor Jim Heigl followed and addressed the public in his opening statement about the threat of winter weather this weekend.

“We will be looking at an emergency operation plan for this weekend,” said Heigl. “If you don’t have to be on our roads, please stay at home.”

In old business, the Council approved a retail beer (off premises only) and retail table wine (off premises only) application for Sylacauga Sunoco.

In new business, $10,000 was approved to the Sylacauga Arts Council, Marble Festival Fund to be used to promote the City of Sylacauga and the “Magic of Marble Festival” held in April.

The Council also authorized payments totaling $45,141.08 for accounts payable invoices received to date for Dec. 2016.

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