SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Three historical markers were revealed to the Sylacauga City Council at Tuesday night’s meeting.

The three markers for famed destinations in the Marble City were presented by the Sylacauga Historical Commission’s Chairman Linda Dickson.

The markers will be presented to the Sylacauga Historic Commercial District (National Register of Historic Places – June 2, 2004), Sylacauga Cemetery-(Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage – Sept. 15, 1975), and B. B. Comer Memorial Library (National Register of Historic Places -Sept. 5, 2005). The library is currently serving as the Isabel Anderson Comer Museum and Arts Center.

Dickson previously said, “This project reflects the mission statement of our Alabama 200 Bicentennial celebration as the markers commemorate the stories of our people, place and path to statehood. Our city is one of many that make our state great and we have a story to tell which reflects the 181 years of our part in state history. When these markers are placed in their designated places of honor, they will become the storytellers for generations to come. A historic marker allows you to pause and reflect on the significance of an area and allow the viewer to have a mindful moment of the story portrayed. The markers remind all who will take a moment to read of these pioneer efforts of the privilege that we have been afforded to be a part of the 200th birthday celebration of our state.”

At the meeting the council took the following action:

  • Accepted contribution of $10,000 from the Utilities Board and authorizing expenditure to the Sylacauga Arts Council, Marble Festival Fund, to be used for the 11th annual Marble Festival to be held in April 2-13, 2019.
  • Authorized purchase of 18x31x10 foot metal storage building for Fire Station #2 from Cabaniss Feed and Farm Supply in the amount of $2,570. Included in FY19 budget request to be paid from Capital Improvement Reserve Fund.
  • Authorized purchase of 54” Hustler Mower to be used on City properties from Griffins Outdoor Supply in the amount of $5,118. ($5,000 included in FY19 budget request to be paid from Capital Improvement Reserve Fund.)
  • Authorized the publication of public hearing relating to the zoning and annexation of properties located at 310 Arco Dairy Road, Lot 10 Indian Valley Estates, 202 Pine Street (Walco), 57 Sparrow Lane, 106 Autumn Hills Lane, and 95 Autumn Acres Lane. First available date for public hearing is May 7, 2019.
  • Amended Ordinances 2167-15, 2176-16, 2193-17, 2184-17, 2189-17, and 2207-18 by adding additional language regarding extension of the related police jurisdiction.
  • Recommendation from Fire Chief Adam Gardner to move Lt. Nate Osgood from Grade 3, Step 1 ($15.39/hr) to Grade 3, Step 2 ($15.93) for taking on additional duties of Fire Inspection (non-budgeted position).
  • Application for ABC Special Events Retail License from Jays Sports Grill, LLC for Spring Fling Concert to be held on April 13, 2019 from 5-11 P.M. in the parking lot at 704 West Ft Williams Street.
  • Approved travel/expenses for HR Specialist Jayne McGee to attend the ACCMA Certification Program course Public Budgeting and Financial Management to be held in Prattville April 4-5, 2019. Registration fee is $195. Additional fees for mileage and meals will be incurred. Total estimated expenses for McGee are $351.22.
  • Approved travel/expenses for HR Specialist Jayne McGee to attend the 2019 Birmingham SHRM Legal Update on April 10, 2019. Registration fee is $100. Additional expenses for mileage will be incurred. Total estimated expenses for McGee are $141.86.
  • Approved travel/expenses for Police Chief Kelley Johnson to attend the AACOP CLEEP training ‘Dealing Effectively with the External Environment’ on April 11, 2019 and ‘Human Relations: Coaching/Performance & Discipline’ on April 12, 2019 in Jacksonville, Alabama. No registration fee. Johnson and Muse will carpool in a city vehicle. There are no estimated expenses for Johnson.
  • Approved travel/expenses for Police Captain Rondell Muse to attend the AACOP CLEEP training ‘Dealing Effectively with the External Environment’ on April 11, 2019 and ‘Human Relations: Coaching/Performance & Discipline’ on April 12, 2019 in Jacksonville, Alabama. Registration fee of $99 per class. Muse will carpool with Johnson in a city vehicle. Total estimated expenses for Muse are $198.
  • Approved travel/expenses for Code Enforcement Admin Secretary Shannon Plexico to attend the ACCMA Certification Program course Public Budgeting and Financial Management to be held in Prattville April 4-5, 2019. Registration fee is $195. Additional fees for a meal will be incurred. Plexico will be carpooling with McGee. Total estimated expenses for Plexico are $220.
  • Approved travel/expenses for Animal Shelter Technician Connie Willette to attend the Animal Care Expo 2019 to be held in New Orleans, LA April 15-18, 2018. Registration fee is $275. Additional expenses for lodging and mileage will be split with another attendee from the area. Total estimated expenses for Willette are $807.96.
  • Approved expenses for Fire Recruit Harmony Delaine Kelley to attend Firefighter I and Firefighter II Recruit School at the Alexander City Fire-RTC March 20 – May 17, 2019. Registration fee is $375. Additional expenses for meals will be incurred. Kelley and Tubbs will carpool in a city vehicle. Total estimated expenses for Kelley are $1,050.
  • Approved expenses for Fire Recruit Andrew John Tubbs to attend Firefighter I and Firefighter II Recruit School at the Alexander City Fire-RTC March 20 – May 17, 2019. Registration fee is $375. Additional expenses for meals will be incurred. Tubbs and Kelley will carpool in a city vehicle. Total estimated expenses for Tubbs are $1,050.
  • Approve expenses for Court Clerk Amber Johns to attend the Pryor Learning Solutions Leadership and Management Skills for Women course in Oxford April 24, 2019. Registration fee is $249. Additional expenses for meals and mileage will be incurred. Total estimated expenses for Johns are $319.
  • Balance of Accounts Payable invoices for February in the amount of $402,568.99.

 

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