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Childersburg City Council meeting – March 15, 2022

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The Childersburg City Council met on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. with the following agenda of items for action:

After the required public hearing, the council voted to approve an amendment to Zoning Ordinance 1123 to change property located at 34600 US Hwy 280 from R-1 to Highway Commercial to accommodate a commercial business, M&M Auto Sales.

Also approved was the appointment of Howard Smith to the Childersburg Historic Preservation Commission (CHPC) for a term ending Sep. 30, 2024.

Difference Architecture was approved to proceed with schematic design for the new Police/Judicial Building to be located downtown on 9th Ave. SW.

The council approved three items for the Parks & Recreation Department and the Limbaugh Community Center. The Wesson Companies’ bid was accepted in the amount of $13,000 to install surveillance and a telephone system at the Community Center. It replaces an old system that was described as “worn out.” City Tech will replace three computer work stations at the Community Center at a cost of $4,310. Both will be paid using the Alabama Trust Fund. Demetria Reynolds was approved as a new part-time temporary employee for the department.

Simmons Home Improvement was approved to handle a pair of needed repairs for the city. Due to the upcoming annual Grits Festival on April 30, they will start with bathroom repairs at the Kymulga Grist Mill in the amount of $22,277. They will also be making repairs to the Fire Department building in the amount of $5,800. Both repair projects will be paid using the Alabama Trust Fund.

With the city having made progress on the rates of pay for city department personnel, the council still felt the need to make another accommodation for city employees — more time with family. The council voted to add several holidays to their 2022 schedule. Good Friday was added on April 15. The Thanksgiving holiday was extended to Nov. 23 through the 25. With Christmas Eve and Christmas Day both falling on the weekend, the council extended the off time from Dec. 2 through the 27. The New Years 2023 was expanded to include December 30.

Approval was given for payment of invoices in the amount of $336,443.29.

The next regular meeting of the Council will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.


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