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Sylacauga City Council holds first February meeting


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The Sylacauga City Council met Tuesday night, Feb. 1, after concluding a work session that began at 5:00 p.m.

The council refunded overpayments of JARC funds received from East Alabama Regional Planning Commission during the period Jan. 2021 through Sept. 2021 in the amount of $52,765.11.

They requested that the Sylacauga Utilities Board add one additional pole, two security lights, and change one light out to LED at the Babe Ruth Field, Acct. #218003901, at an additional cost of $55 per month.

The city council approved travel/training expenses for PD Lt. Renea Cummings to attend the following CLEEP training to be held in Dothan, Feb. 10-11, 2022: Building a Culture of Flexibility for Change Leadership on Feb. 10; and Leadership Influence: Developing Your Emotional Intelligence on Feb. 11. Registration fee of $99 per course; additional expenses for lodging, meals, and fuel will be incurred. Cummings will carpool with Whatley. Total estimated expenses for Cummings are $421.74.

They approved travel/training expenses for PD SRO Officer Harry Brown to attend the TAASRO Safe Schools Conference in Orange Beach, June 6-10, 2022. Registration fee of $200. Additional expenses for meals, fuel, and lodging will be incurred. Estimated total expenses for Brown are $1,758.

Also, the council approved travel/training expenses for PD Investigator Ben Layton, Adam Peoples, and Ryan Gaither to attend the Implicit Bias Train the Trainer course to be held in Prattville, March 16, 2022. No registration fee; expenses for a meal will be incurred. Employees will carpool in a city-provided vehicle. Total estimated expenses for Layton, Peoples, and Gaither are $25 each.

The city council accepted a recommendation from Shop Superintendent Ed Ford to accept a proposal to replace a 16 foot rolling door at the Sylacauga Maintenance Shop by the Overhead Door Company at a price of $13,454.

They also approved travel/training expenses for Firefighters Isaac Holmes and Clint Payton to attend the Alabama Fire College Apparatus Operator: Aerial training in Alexander City, Feb. 14-17, 2022. No registration fee; expenses for meals and use of a city-provided vehicle will be incurred; employees will carpool. Total estimated expenses for Holmes and Payton are $75 each.

The council approved Additional Accounts Payable invoices received for FY21 in the amount of $13,400. and accepted Accounts Payable invoices received to date for January in the amount of $219,085.57.

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