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Childersburg City Council meeting – June 6, 2021


The Childersburg City Council met on Tuesday, July 7 with the following agenda of items for action:

The Council voted to approve Resolution 2021-22, which authorizes Chief Rick McClelland to execute a memorandum of understanding with Central Alabama Crime Stoppers to publish information on crime in the area.

Also approved was Resolution 2021-23, which authorizes a one-time hazardous duty and pandemic pay supplement for all current City of Childersburg employees, who were employed between April 1, 2020 through October 1, 2020. Emergency personnel will receive $4,000, and non-emergency personnel will receive $2,500.

The Council voted to recognize the following holiday schedule dates: Thanksgiving November 24-16, Christmas December 23 and 24 and New Year’s on December 31.

Also approved was the addition of Deborah Morris as a signatory on the Grist Mill bank account.

The Council approved Sleeping Giant to install I-Wave cleaner systems (4 units) at the Community Center, costing $4,975. The units clean infectious contaminants from the air system, such as influenza, the common cold, and others. Also approved was the purchase of DR Edging equipment for ball field maintenance, at a cost of $349.99.

The Council approved a pair of equipment requests from the Street Department: a 6-inch cutter deck from Talladega Tractor, for $2,500; and a DR Field & Brush Mower Pro XL 30 in the amount of $3,299.99.

Also approved was a pair of technology upgrades for the City Hall computer system: server, rack, and batter back-up at a cost of $6,574.18 in equipment cost, plus $1,500 for installation; firewall system at a cost of $$1,078.20, plus $1,000 for installation. Both will be paid from Alabama Trust funds. Also approved out of Alabama Trust funds were seven Musco replacement light standards for the Grove Park Walking Track at a cost of $19,800.

The Council allocated an additional $500 to MM Integrity for an expanded list of city sidewalks pressure-washed last week. Also approved was the installation of replacement flooring at the Senior Center, due to a recent water line leak, at a cost of $12,960.

Invoices were approved for payment in the amount of $148,863.91.

The next regular meeting of the Council will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20.

This story contributed by Tom Roberts.

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