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[WATCH] Laura Barlow Heath elected new Sylacauga City Council President

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SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Sylacauga Councilwoman Laura Barlow Heath was voted as the new City Council President at Tuesday night’s meeting in the Faye Hosey Chambers of City Hall.

Heath voted for herself along with Lee Perryman and Tiffany Nix, while Ashton Fowler and Nate Brewer voted to re-elect Fowler.

 

Also at the Nov. 7 meeting, the council reallocated $2,364.03 to the FY24 Special Operating Budget 012 – Capital Improvement Reserve Fund for the purchase of a Kenwood Viking VM 5000 700/800 MHZ radio for the Fire Department’s 2023 Ford Expedition as well as reallocated the remaining balance of $795.38 from the FY24 Fire Department’s earmarked funds established by Resolution No. 23-2023 to FY24 Special Operating Budget 012 – Capital Improvement Reserve Fund.

They then approved the purchase of the Kenwood Viking VM 5000 700/800 MHZ radio for the Fire Department’s 2023 Ford Expedition in the amount of $3,159.41 from FY24 Special Operating Budget 012 – Capital Improvement Reserve Fund.

The council rescinded partially unexpended funds in the amount of $2,364.03 from FY23 Special Operating Budget 012 – Capital Improvement Reserve Fund established in Resolution No. 27-2023.

The city council established a clear and transparent fee structure that will contribute to the financial stability of the Sylacauga Animal Shelter, helping support its ongoing operations.

Adoption fees at the shelter will increase from $75 to $80 for felines, $100 to $120 for canines, and reclaiming fees for first day of impoundment will go from $20 to $50.

Approval was granted for $6,157.80 from the FY24 Fire Department’s earmarked funds established in Resolution No. 23-2023 to be reallocated to FY24 Special Operating Budget 012 – Capital Improvement Reserve Fund for the repair of the concrete pad in front of Fire Station 1.

They authorized Resolution No. 74-2023 for Mayor Jim Heigl to enter into and sign the agreement with Lathan Associates Architects, P.C and the City of Sylacauga for design and architectural services to prepare roofing and waterproofing of the Isabel Anderson Comer Museum and Arts Center for bid.

Lucretia Holley was reappointed to a five-year term on the Tree Commission set to expire June 2028.

Amy Price was reappointed to the B.B. Comer Memorial Library Board for a five-year term expiring October 2028.

Shirley Spears was reappointed to the Sylacauga Health Care Authority for a six-year term expiring August 2029.

Schedules for the 2024 City Holidays and the 2024 City Council Meeting dates were approved.

The city council approved FY23 Accounts Payable invoices in the amount of $407,814.29, FY24 Accounts Payable invoices in the amount of $353,230.71, and the October payroll in the amount of $446,846.22.

The next Sylacauga City Council meeting is set for Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 6:00 p.m.


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