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Mayor Heigl discusses weather, Hwy. 280 development, recycling at Sylacauga City Council meeting


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The Sylacauga City Council held its second meeting for the month of June on Tuesday night.

The official meeting started shortly after its set time of 6:00 p.m., as the preceding work session went over its scheduled time.

While the council discussed and voted on many items pertaining to the business of the city of Sylacauga, Mayor Jim Heigl’s opening remarks headlined the last meeting of June.

As many know, Tropical Storm Cindy is impacting the gulf coast states, and the state of Alabama is under a State of Emergency. Heigl announced to citizens attending the meeting that the city is well prepared for any danger. He said the street, fire, and police departments are all on standby for any emergency. “The street department will be very helpful in this situation,” explained Heigl. “If flooding does occur we could see trees coming down, and the street department will be ready to get things cleaned up.”

Heigl also announced to the public that there will be an official groundbreaking ceremony on the new US Hwy. 280 retail development on Wednesday, June 28. “This is a very exciting time for the city. This will create great revenue for Sylacauga. When this is fully developed this site will create over 200 jobs for the area and give the people more options,” Heigl said.

Trash pick-up seems to be a continuous issue for citizens of Sylacauga. Mayor Heigl preached the importance of recycling. He said the city is still working to educate people on what they can recycle, but also stated the benefits of using the recycling can properly. He said many people complain about the change to once per-week trash pick-up, but explained how properly recycling can save room in the trash can, avoiding issues of overfilled cans.

After the mayor’s remarks, the council voted on items on the agenda. Here is a list of what the council approved:

  • Approved the change of the time and date of the first July meeting from Tuesday, July 4 to Thursday, July 6. July’s first meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m.
  • Approved resolution declaring Street Dept. 2002 Ford F150 as surplus and authorize disposal on
  • Approved resolution authorizing the extension of IDB Spec building note for an additional four-year term.
  • Took action necessary to authorize Mayor Heigl to sign G17 Disclosure/Engagement Letter with Piper Jaffray for possible refinancing of 2010-A General Obligation Warrants and Funding of Various Capital Projects.
  • Approved application for retail beer (off premises only) and retail table wine (off premises only) application from Sahin Feroz Lalani, President of Pure Food Mart, Inc., DBA Quality Food Mart located at 1194 Talladega Hwy. in Sylacauga. Councilman Donnie Blackmon voted “no” on this item.
  • Approved a request from the Sylacauga Young Professionals group for permission to use the parking lot behind Fermenter’s Market for a concert to raise funds for the organization on July 15 from noon to 10:00 p.m.
  • Approved travel and expenses of HR Specialist Jayne McGee to attend the Problem Solving Forum on July 25, and the 2017 Alabama Association of Public Personnel Administration Annual Conference in Montgomery on July 26-28.

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