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[WATCH] Major Jim Heigl proclaims February as Career and Technical Education Month at city council meeting

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SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Sylacauga Major Jim Heigl made two proclamations at the Sylacauga City council meeting Tuesday night, Feb. 15.

February is now Career and Technical Education Month as designated by Major Heigl as well as the city of Sylacauga, the Alabama Department of Education, and the Association for Career and Technical Education.

The goal of this proclamation is to encourage and help students pursue careers in fields such as healthcare, energy, advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity and information technology by meeting the required academic standards.

Major Heigl also recognized the outgoing Sylacauga Parks and Recreation Director Jim Armstrong with a second proclamation. Armstrong has served in the position for the last 18 years and is stepping down at the end of February. His successor will be Steve Masters, the current Athletic Director of the parks and rec.

The city council addressed the other agenda items as follows:

The council accepted the recommendation of Focused Construction Services, LLC to award bid opened on Feb. 10, 2022 for Phase 2 of the CDBG Demolition and Clearance project LR-CE-PF-19-011 to AAA General Contractors, Inc. in the amount of $43,137.60.

They approved a 020-Restaurant Retail Liquor application from Derek Ray Green, member of Bandits Bar Grill LLC, DBA Bandits Bar and Grill located at 704 W Ft Williams Street, Sylacauga. The council can waive the two-week waiting period, and the police department (PD) background check has been received.

The council approved the request from Street Supt. Reed Calfee to contract with TempForce Smart Staffing Solutions for two Animal Shelter Laborer positions for up to six months at the Animal Shelter, at the billable rate of $14.01 per hour.

The council approved travel/training expenses for Fire Lt. Kyle Moseley and Firefighters Clint Payton, Cass Patterson, and AJ Tubbs to attend the Alabama Fire College Rescue Technician: Rope I course in Alexander City, Feb. 28 – March 4, 2022. No registration fee; expenses for meals and use of a city-provided vehicle will be incurred. Employees will carpool. Total estimated expenses for Moseley, Payton, Patterson, and Tubbs are $75 each.

They approved travel/training expenses for Firefighters Harmony Kelley, Clint Payton, AJ Tubbs, and Caleb Williams to attend Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Technician training in Anniston, March 7-11, 2022. No registration fee; expenses for meals and use of a city-provided vehicle will be incurred. Employees will carpool. Total estimated expenses for Kelley, Payton, Tubbs, and Williams are $75 each.

They also approved travel/training expenses for PD Officers Stephen Ledbetter, Joseph Mosser, Madison Whitehead, and Chris Wykoff to attend Intoximeters Intox DMT Dual Sensor New Operator Course in Montgomery, July 28, 2022. No registration fee; expenses for a meal and use of a city-provided vehicle will be incurred. Officers will carpool. Total estimated expenses are $25 each.

The city council approved travel/training expenses for PD Officers Harry Brown, Jr., Ben Layton, Josh Morris, Austin Pitts, Lamar Taylor, and Chris Vinson to attend Intoximeters Intox DMT Dual Sensor Operator Recertification Course in Ft. McClellan, May 3, 2022. No registration fee and no expenses will be incurred. Officers will carpool in a city-provided vehicle.

The council approved travel/training expenses for PD Officers Kyle Smith and Angela Tait to attend Intoximeters Intox DMT Dual Sensor Operator Recertification Course in Montgomery, May 24, 2022. No registration fee and no expenses will be incurred. Officers will carpool in a city-provided vehicle.

They approved travel/training expenses for PD Officers Chris Davenport, Kirby Days, TJ Gallahair, Jr., and Curt Looney to attend Intoximeters Intox DMT Dual Sensor Operator Recertification Course in Pelham, July 7, 2022. No registration fee and no expenses will be incurred. Officers will carpool in a city-provided vehicle.

Also approved were travel/training expenses for PD Lt. Jason McNeill and Mike Moore to attend Intoximeters Intox DMT Dual Sensor Operator Recertification Course in Montgomery, Sept. 13, 2022. No registration fee and no expenses will be incurred. Officers will carpool in a city-provided vehicle.

The council approved additional FY21 Accounts Payable invoices received in the amount of $4,371.43.

The balance of January Accounts Payable invoices in the amount of $346,222.75 was approved by the council as well as the January payroll in the amount of $438,256.02.

 


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