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SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The Sylacauga City Council will meet tonight at Sylacauga City Hall.

A work session will start at 5 p.m. followed by the Council’s official meeting.

The meeting will be headlined by the hiring of Sylacauga’s new fire chief. The position opened after the retirement of Chief Adam Gardner in January.

The following items are on the agenda:

  • Resolution setting public hearing date for incentive request from Hurr, Smith and Sanders, if ready.
  • Request from Police Chief Kelley Johnson to add internet services and a security light at the shooting range.  Estimated additional utility costs of $118.00 per month at this location.
  • Request from Interim Fire Chief Jarrod Cunningham to contract with JM CM Enterprises LLC, DBA Fire Rescue Help Group to prepare FEMA grant for PPE equipment.
  • Hiring of fire chief.
  • Approval of capital budget.
  • Approve travel/expenses for PD Investigator Roman Hubbard to attend the NE Counterdrug Training Center’s Middle Eastern Intelligence training in Montgomery March 9-11, 2020.  No registration fee; expenses for meals will be incurred.  Officers will carpool in a department-provided vehicle. Total estimated expenses for Hubbard are $45.
  • Approve travel/expenses for PD Officer Josh Jones to attend the NE Counterdrug Training Center’s Middle Eastern Intelligence training in Montgomery March 9-11, 2020.  No registration fee; expenses for meals will be incurred.  Officers will carpool in a department-provided vehicle.  Total estimated expenses for Jones are $45.
  • Approve travel/expenses for PD Officer Josh Morris to attend the NE Counterdrug Training Center’s Middle Eastern Intelligence training in Montgomery March 9-11, 2020.  No registration fee; expenses for meals will be incurred.  Officers will carpool in a department-provided vehicle.  Total estimated expenses for Morris are $45.
  • Approve travel/expenses for PD Officer Angela Tait to attend the NE Counterdrug Training Center’s Middle Eastern Intelligence training in Montgomery March 9-11, 2020.  No registration fee; expenses for meals will be incurred.  Officers will carpool in a department-provided vehicle.  Total estimated expenses for Tait are $45.
  • Approve travel/expenses for PD Officer Andy Layton to attend the NE Counterdrug Training Center’s Middle Eastern Intelligence training in Montgomery March 9-11, 2020.  No registration fee; expenses for meals will be incurred.  Officers will carpool in a department-provided vehicle.  Total estimated expenses for Layton are $45.
  • Approve travel/expenses for PD Officer Chris Wykoff to attend the Survive and Thrive training course offered in Montgomery March 18-19, 2020.  No registration fee.  Expenses for one meal a day will be incurred.  Officers will carpool in a department-provided vehicle.  Total estimated expense for Wykoff is $30.
  • Approve travel/expenses for PD Sgt. Kelly White to attend the Survive and Thrive training course offered in Montgomery March 18-19, 2020.  No registration fee.  Expenses for one meal a day will be incurred.  Officers will carpool in a department-provided vehicle.  Total estimated expense for White is $30.
  • Approve travel/expenses for PD Lt. Tim Collier to attend the Survive and Thrive training course offered in Montgomery March 18-19, 2020.  No registration fee.  Expenses for one meal a day will be incurred.  Officers will carpool in a department-provided vehicle.  Total estimated expense for Collier is $30.
  • Approve travel/expenses for PD Officer Terry Gallahair, Jr. to attend the Survive and Thrive training course offered in Montgomery March 18-19, 2020.  No registration fee.  Expenses for one meal a day will be incurred.  Officers will carpool in a department-provided vehicle.  Total estimated expense for Gallahair is $30.
  • Approve travel/expenses for HR Specialist Jayne McGee to attend the 2020 Birmingham Society of Human Resource Managers Legal Update in Birmingham April 8, 2020.  Registration fee is $115.  Additional expense for mileage will be incurred.  Total estimated expenses for McGee is $159.39.
  • Balance of Accounts Payable for January in the amount of $647,946.11.


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