SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The Sylacauga City Council will meet tonight for the second time in March.

People are not encouraged to attend if they are not feeling well.  The CDC and President of the United States have discouraged gatherings of 10-plus people right now.

City Councilman Ashton Fowler wrote, “Please do not attend if you are not feeling well. We ask all the time for more attendance, but in this case, unless you have something on the agenda to discuss, the less attendance the better.”

The city is taking measures to protect the public while meeting requirements of open public meetings. This photo shows how seating for tonight has been rearranged to create recommenced separation between attendees.

Videos of the work session and council meeting will be available tomorrow.

The council will hold a work session at 5:00 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Here is the proposed agenda:

  • Public hearing of proposed zoning ordinance.  (Public hearing set by Resolution 06-2020 2-4-20). Ordinance 2224-20 required.
  • Mayor’s reappointment of Lawrence McGhee to Planning Commission for six-year term ending Jan., 2026.
  • Resolution 19-2020 extending the Special Use Permit for T-Mobile for the modification of equipment on the existing tower at 2155 Settlement Road (at the recommendation from CMS).
  • Resolution 20-2020 required for lease/purchase of Caterpillar 938M Wheel Loader.
  • Resolution 21-2020 required for lease/purchase of Caterpillar 308-07CR Caterpillar Hydraulic Excavator.
  • Restaurant Retail Liquor application from Juan Jimenez Mendoza, owner of AJ International Cuisine LLC, DBA AJ Cuisine located at 108 North Broadway Avenue.
  • Request from Police Chief Kelley Johnson to add internet services and a security light at the shooting range.  Estimated additional utility costs of $118 per month at this location.
  • Request to remove garbage fees from utility billing for vacant residence at 406 S Broadway Avenue; former owner/resident is deceased and home has remained vacant since 2018.
  • Approve travel/expenses for PD Investigator Adam Peoples to attend the Law Enforcement Training on Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigations course in Oxford March 25, 2020.  No registration fee.  Expense for a meal will be incurred.  Investigators will carpool in a department-provided vehicle.  Estimated total expense for Peoples is $15.
  • Approve travel/expenses for PD Investigator Chris Vinson to attend the Law Enforcement Training on Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigations course in Oxford March 25, 2020.  No registration fee.  Expense for a meal will be incurred.  Investigators will carpool in a department-provided vehicle.  Estimated total expense for Vinson is $15.
  • Approve travel/expenses for PD Investigator Roman Hubbard to attend the Law Enforcement Training on Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigations course in Oxford March 25, 2020.  No registration fee.  Expense for a meal will be incurred.  Investigators will carpool in a department-provided vehicle.  Estimated total expense for Hubbard is $15.
  • Approve travel/expenses for PD Lt. Jason McNeil to attend the Middle District of Alabama Toolkit Training course to be held in Alexander City April 1, 2020.  No registration fee.  Expense for a meal will be incurred.  Officers will carpool in a department-provided vehicle.  Estimated total expense for McNeil is $15.
  • Approve travel/expenses for PD Officer Adam Grantham to attend the Middle District of Alabama Toolkit Training course to be held in Alexander City April 1, 2020.  No registration fee.  Expense for a meal will be incurred.  Officers will carpool in a department-provided vehicle.  Estimated total expense for Grantham is $15.
  • Approve travel/expenses for PD Officer William Lamar Taylor to attend the Middle District of Alabama Toolkit Training course to be held in Alexander City April 1, 2020.  No registration fee.  Expense for a meal will be incurred.  Officers will carpool in a department-provided vehicle.  Estimated total expense for Taylor is $15.
  • Approve travel/expenses for Firefighter Clay Upchurch to attend Fire Apparatus Operator: Pumper training at the Anniston Fire Department March 30-April 3, 2020.  There is no registration fee; expenses for one meal per day and the use of a department vehicle will be incurred.  Total estimated expenses for Upchurch are $75.
  • Balance of Accounts Payable for February in the amount of $144,942.72.

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