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[WATCH] Sylacauga City Council holds second October meeting


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The Sylacauga City Council held its regularly-scheduled council meeting Tuesday night, Oct. 17, at 6:00 p.m. with a work session prior at 5:00 p.m.

At the meeting, the Sylacauga City Council approved Ordinance No. 2260-23 to rezone the property located at Lot 6 of Payton Park Shopping Center from Business/Local Shopping (B-1) District to a Business/General Business (B-2) District.

The city council amended the previously approved Ordinance numbers of 2206-18, 2208-18, 2246-22 in Section 23 of the License Schedules in the Business License Ordinance, Schedule M, effective Jan. 1, 2024, to read as follows: “$100.00 base fee plus $1.25 per $1,000.00 of all gross receipts.”

Approval was granted for Ordinance No. 2262-23 regarding the “Sales Tax Holiday for Severe Weather Preparedness” from Feb. 23-25, 2024.

The council set two public hearings for Nov. 21, 2023, to declare nuisance properties at 500 W Spring St. and 7 N Hightower St.

They also approved Resolution No. 71-2023 for General Obligation Warrants to finance various public capital improvements and equipment in the City of Sylacauga, including, without limitation, recreation, infrastructure, and paving improvements for expenditures paid through the General Fund.

Approval was given for the “Proposal to Provide Preliminary Subsurface Exploration and Geotechnical Consultation Services” in the amount of $7,050.

Three perpetual care expenses for the Marble City Cemetery were approved for the following:

  • To Morris Custom Marble and Granite in the amount of $1,060 for invoice 5398.
  • To Morris Custom Marble and Granite in the amount of $875 for estimate 5399.
  • To remove and replace cedar shingles on three separate pavilions within the cemetery.

Additionally, the city council authorized minimal expenditures related to Marble City Cemetery’s perpetual care, not to exceed $500 quarterly. Minimal expenditures include stamps, flowers, trees, sod, seed, weed killer, pine needles, and ant killer. Any other expenditures must be pre-approved by the council.

The council appointed Donna Bowden Jones to the vacated four-year term expiring March 2027 of the Commercial Development Authority.

Stephen Lewis, Zach Nelson, and Blaine Green were reappointed to the Parks and Recreation Board for five-year terms expiring October 2028.

The city council approved FY23 Accounts Payable invoices in the amount of $95,654.47 and October Accounts Payable invoices in the amount of $10,694.85.

The next Sylacauga City Council meeting is set to take place on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 6:00 p.m.


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