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Childersburg Mayor: two new businesses expected to open within 90 days


CHILDERSBURG, Ala. – The Childersburg City Council met Tuesday night where Mayor Ken Wesson updated the public on a pair of businesses and their construction and renovation projects.

Jack’s on Highway 280 and Heavenly Grounds are both expect to complete its facilities and open for business in the next 90 days.

The council also passed Resolution 2018-10 which outlines the City’s commitment to Local match 5311 Rural Transportation program. It also approved a pair of resolutions pertaining to surplus property. Resolution 2018-11 is for an agreement with concerning disposal of surplus property and Resolution 2018-12 lists various vehicles,out-of-service equipment, and other surplus items.

Longtime Sanitation Department employee Janice Phelps was recognized for her service to the City. She retired last month. Mayor Ken Wesson presented her with a certificate.

The Council approved Anthony Murphy as the new Parks & Recreation Department Director at a rate of $1,192.00 biweekly. Approval was also given for the Fire Department to hire Jeremy McKleroy part-time, temporary, as well as to reassign Justin Loux from full-time, permanent to part-time, temporarily.

The Council approved Police Chief Rick McClelland to attend the Summer Conference in Orange Beach, July 30 to August 2. Approval was given to advertise and accept bids for installation of a commercial-grade metal roof at the Senior Center. And the council approved an ABC license transfer for the Coosa River Exxon, due to an ownership change to SNS Investments LLC.

Invoices were approved for payment in the amount of $175,597.40.

During the Town Hall portion of the meeting, it was noted that the new Suds-R-Us has opened for business at 192 Hagan Avenue, behind the former Waffle King location. It will hold an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony at 12:00 p.m. Friday, June 8. It will have a free Wash Day from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. the next day to celebrate its grand opening.

The Childersburg Market Day farmers market has moved to the First Baptist Church parking lot next to City Hall. “It was a tremendous success this week, allowing a lot more customers to park and shop safely in a more open area,” explained Tom Roberts, market manager. It is held every Monday from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. with new vendors joining an expanding line-up each week.

The next regular meeting of the Childersburg City Council will be held on June 19, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

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