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[WATCH] Sylacauga City Council meeting – Aug. 16, 2022

SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The Sylacauga City Council met at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday night with a work session prior to the meeting at 5:00 p.m.

The following agenda items were addressed:

The city council accepted an updated Title VI Program as recommended by East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission.

The council accepted a Transit Agreement for fiscal years 2023-2025 with East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission.

They accepted a recommendation from EEFS to award contract for paving project on Marble City Heights Circle to Central Alabama Asphalt and Construction Company, LLC in the amount of $74,750.

The council adopted the FY2023 Transportation Plan as prepared by EEFS, pledging up to 50 percent of projected revenue from the gas tax towards the city’s FY23 planned transportation projects.

They approved Resolution #60-2022 to proceed with Phase 2 – Final Design and Phase 3 – Bid Procurement of the Sylacauga Drainage Improvements Project with EEFS at a fee of $57,758.75. Estimated construction costs of $434,870.

Also, they authorized the transfer of a 2005 Ford Crown Vic, S/N 2FAFP71W05X105654 to Fire Department. Action amends Resolution 22-2022 approved May 17, 2022, which authorized disposal of PD vehicle.

The city council authorized an amendment to the contract with the Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce to cover the cost of additional promotional expenses related to Babe Ruth team competition in the World Series.

They authorized the city attorney to prepare a MOU with Blue Bell for purchase of city property.

The city council approved a request from Sylacauga Parks and Rec and Fermenter’s Market to allow the sale of beer during a concert scheduled for Sept. 16, 2022, in Central Park.

The council accepted recommendations from Street Superintendent Reed Calfee to renew two contracts with TempForce Smart Staffing Solutions for animal shelter laborers as well as adding a contract for a new shelter laborer for the next six months at the billable rate of $14.01 an hour.

They accepted recommendations from Mayor Jim Heigl to approve new job descriptions for Assistant Fire Chief and Information Technology Administrator.

The city council approved the transfer of 050 Retail Beer (off premises only) and 070 Retail Table Wine (off premises only) application received from Dolgencorp LLP, DBA Dollar General Store 4306, from 1383 W. Ft. Williams St. to 25 Avondale Ave.

The council approved travel and training expenses for Fire Lt. Kyle Moseley to attend the Alabama Fire College Rescue Technician: Vehicle & Machinery Extrication I course hosted by the Opelika Regional Training Center, Sept. 12-16, 2022. Registration fee of $350; additional expenses for lunches and use of a city-provided vehicle will be incurred. Total estimated expenses for Moseley are $425.

The council also approved travel and training expenses for Fire Lt. Kyle Moseley to attend the Alabama Fire Rescue Technician: Surface Water I/II course hosted by the Alexander City Fire Department, Sept. 20-22, 2022. Registration fee of $240; additional expenses for lunches and use of a city-provided vehicle will be incurred. Total estimated expenses for Moseley are $285.

They approved travel and training expenses for Fire Capt. Jarrod Cunningham to attend the Alabama Fire College Fire Officer III course hosted by the Tallassee ETC, Sept. 19-23, 2022. Registration fee of $265; additional expenses for lunches and use of a city-provided vehicle will be incurred. Total estimated expenses for Cunningham are $340.

Furthermore, they approved travel and training expenses for Firefighters Shelby Byrd, Donnie Lester, and Andrew McLain to attend the Alabama Fire College Apparatus Operator: Pumper course hosted by the Oxford Fire Department, Sept. 12-16, 2022. No registration fees; expenses for lunches and use of a city-provided vehicle will be incurred. Employees will carpool. Total estimated expenses for Byrd, Lester, and McLain are $75 each.

The city council approved expenses for Fire Inspector Chad Toland to attend Leadership Sylacauga, Aug. 2022 to May 2023. Registration fee of $950.

They amended Item #15 of the June 23, 2022 minutes that approved travel and training expenses for Sgt. Ryan Gaither to attend the Law Enforcement Instructor Development Course in Montgomery on Aug. 1-5, to add expenses for fuel reimbursement.

The council gave approval to a request from Police Chief Kelley Johnson to apply for the 2023 ADECA Byrne Jag Grant worth up to $24,000.

The council approved the balance of accounts payable invoices received for July in the amount of $783,923.46 as well as the payroll for July in the amount of $424,892.39.

The next scheduled Sylacauga City Council meeting is set for Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 6:00 p.m.

 


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