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[WATCH NOW] Council approves capital improvement funds for airport; adds Good Friday to 2019 holiday schedule


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The Sylacauga City Council met for the first time in December Tuesday night.

During the regularly scheduled meeting, the council:

  • Approved (5-0) resolution adopting FY2019 Special Fund Budgets for the City of Sylacauga, as follows:
    • Fund 011–City Hall Building Maintenance Reserve Fund
    • Fund 012–Capital Improvements Reserve Fund
    • Fund 013–Workers Compensation Reserve Fund
    • Fund 014–Unemployment Compensation Reserve Fund
    • Fund 015–Corrections Fund
    • Fund 016–Cell Tower Escrow Fund
    • Fund 020–Marble City Cemetery Fund
    • Fund 022–Drug Buy Fund
    • Fund 024–City Government Improvement Fund
    • Fund 040–Bond & Interest Fund
    • Fund 060–School Ad Valorem Fund
    • Fund 070–Special Gasoline Tax Fund
    • Fund 080–4 & 5 Cent Gasoline Tax Fund
    • Fund 100–CDBG Fund
    • Fund 110–Improvement Projects Fund
    • Fund 111–Bond Proceeds Fund
    • Fund 120–Airport Fund
  • Approved resolution authorizing the Airport Authority and Barge Design to file a pre-application with the FAA for funding of approximately $2.2 million in capital improvement projects at the Sylacauga Airport, consisting of Runway Rehabilitation at an expected cost of $1,792,847.00, and Runway Lighting Rehabilitation at an expected cost of $187,200.00, along with additional costs for design and construction engineering for the projects–FAA/Federal Share is expected to be 90%; Anticipated State share is expected to be 5%, and local match is expected to be 5% of total eligible costs (Airport Authority has committed to share in the 5% local match). (5-0)
  • Accepted recommendation from City’s Benefit Coordinator, Bart Shaw (ShawHankins) and HR Specialist Jayne McGee to authorize change in carrier for the city-paid employee life insurance from One America to Lincoln Financial Group along with an increase in coverage from $15,000 to $20,000 at an additional cost of approximately $7.00 per year per covered employee. (5-0)
  • Established the following dates (5-0) as the 2019 Holiday Schedule to be observed by City employees:
    • 2019 Holiday Schedule
    • **New Year’s Day – Tue., Jan. 1, 2019
    • King/Lee Holiday – Mon., Jan. 21, 2019
    • **Presidents Day – Mon., Feb. 18, 2019
    • Good Friday – Fri., April 19, 2019
    • Memorial Day – Mon., May 27, 2019
    • Independence Day – Thurs., July 4, 2019
    • **Labor Day – Mon., Sept. 2, 2019
    • ** Columbus/Native American Heritage Day – Mon., Oct. 14, 2019
    • Veteran’s Day – Mon., Nov. 11, 2019
    • Thanksgiving Holidays – Thurs.-Fri., Nov. 28-29, 2019
    • Christmas Holidays – Tues.-Wed., Dec. 24-25, 2019
    • New Year’s Day (2020) – Wed. Jan. 1, 2020
      • ** Work Sessions and Council Meetings will be held on the Thursday following the holiday at the regular times; Work Sessions beginning at 5:00 p.m. with corresponding Council Meetings to begin at 6:00 p.m.. However, the corresponding Council Meeting may begin immediately following the affected Work Session if the Work Session is especially short.
  • Approved travel/expenses for PD Sgt. Shane Bland to attend the Active Shooter Threat Instructor Training Program to be held at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centerin Glynco, Ga., Jan. 28 – Feb. 1, 2019(5-0)
  • Action that is necessary to authorize payments totaling $51,925.49 for balance of accounts payable invoices received for November, 2018.

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