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[WATCH] Sylacauga City Council proceeds into March with first meeting of the month


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The Sylacauga City Council held a meeting Tuesday night, March 1, at 6:00 p.m.

The city council members first went through a series of work sessions to discuss capital budget requests with the following departments: Police department, Street department, Fire department, American Rescue Funds, and the City Clerk’s office.

The work sessions began at 3:30 p.m.

At the council meeting, Mayor Jim Heigl’s reappointed Nancy McKay to the Planning Commission for a six-year term to expire Jan. 2028.

The council set the date of April 5, 2022 for a public hearing to consider zoning and annexation of properties located at 110 Azalea Rd. and 1764 Oldfield Rd.

They approved expense for Diversified Plumbing to install backflow preventer, piping, and faucets needed to supply water throughout Marble City Cemetery at a quoted price of $2,925.

The council accepted the FY20 audit as prepared by Machen McChesney.

They accepted the request from Fire Chief Nate Osgood to approve a new Assistant Fire Chief job description.  Funding for position and filling of position is not requested at this time.

The city council approved travel/training expenses for Business License Inspector Libby Stewart to attend the Municipal Revenue Officer Certification course in Tuscaloosa, April 5-8, 2022. Registration fee of $235; additional expenses for lodging, meals, and mileage will be incurred. Total estimated expenses for Stewart are $906.63.

They amended the travel expense request for Fire Inspector Chad Toland who attended the Fire Investigator II course in Anniston, Feb. 7-11, 2022, to include fuel reimbursement in the amount of $58.01.

They also approved travel/training expenses for PD Lt. Renea Cummings and Lt. Willis Whatley to attend the following CLEEP training: Operational Crisis Management and Incident Command on April 7, and Media Relations for Management on April 8, in Jacksonville, Alabama. Registration fee of $99 per course; no additional expenses other than use of a city-provided vehicle.

The council approved travel/training expenses for Firefighter Cass Patterson to attend the Hazardous Materials/WMD Technician training in Anniston, March 7-11, 2022. No registration fee; expenses for meals will be incurred. Patterson will carpool with Kelley, Payton, Tubbs, and Williams. Total estimated expenses for Patterson are $75.

Additionally, they also approved travel/training expenses for Fire Recruits Andrew McLain, Donnie Lester, and Shelby Byrd to attend the Alabama Fire College Recruit School at the Mountain Brook Fire Department, April 4-June 10, 2022. Tuition and PT clothing costs of $800 and expenses for lunches in the amount of $750 per employee will be incurred. Employees will carpool in a city-provided vehicle. Estimated expenses for McLain, Lester, and Byrd are $1,550 each.

The city council approved travel/training expenses for Fire Lt. Kyle Moseley to attend the Fire Department Instructor’s Conference (FDIC) International in Indianapolis, Ind., April 25-30, 2022. No registration fee, and no expenses will be incurred.

They approved travel/training expenses for PD Sgt. Ryan Gaither and Officer William Taylor to attend the United Police Working Dog Association Training Seminar in Opelika, April 4-7, 2022. Registration fee of $150 per employee. Additional fees for meals and lodging for Taylor will be incurred. Estimated expenses for Gaither in the amount of $250 and for Taylor in the amount of $625.

The council also approved accounts payable received to date for February in the amount of $406,728.44.


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