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[WATCH] Sylacauga City Council holds last meeting of 2022


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The Sylacauga City Council met Tuesday night, Dec. 20, at 6:00 p.m. with a work session prior to the meeting at 5:00 p.m.

At the council meeting, Mayor Jim Heigl noted the outstanding work of the Sylacauga Beautification Council and the Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce for their outstanding work decorating and cleaning up the city for the holidays as well as the congratulated the Chamber on the success of the Christmas parade.

Sylacauga Police Department chaplain Mark Ledbetter spoke at the meeting and announced a warming location for the upcoming winter freeze over the Christmas weekend. First Baptist Church will house those in need of a warm place starting Thursday night. The church will allow people to stay as long as the weather conditions deem it necessary.

The city council approved Resolution #82-2022 declaring 2007 Freightliner M2 with Elgin Sweeper as surplus to requirements and authorized its disposal on

They amended the contract with GFL to approve a three percent rate increase to become effective on the April 1, 2023 contract anniversary date.

The payment of overrun charges on the Marble City Heights Circle Paving project in the amount of $702.40 were approved, and the council also authorized a final payment, including retainage, to Central Alabama Asphalt & Construction Company, LLC in the amount of $1,886.31.

The recommendation from Mayor Jim Heigl to approve 2023 Special Paid Time Off policy for COVID leave for city employees was approved.

The city council accepted the request from Alice Averette to remove garbage charges from vacant home at 383 Monroe St. The home has been unoccupied and received no garbage service since August of 2005.

Approval was given for travel and training expenses for Interim Director of Building Services Mike Whetstone and Building Inspector Wayne Sayers to attend the NEC2023 – Analysis of Changes in Hoover, Jan. 6, 2023. Registration fee of $150 per employee. Employees will carpool in a city-provided vehicle. No additional expenses will be incurred.

They approved a request from Street Superintendent Reed Calfee to re-establish the pay rate for assistant Street Superintendent Kenneth Kromer from $23.89 per hour to $24.70.

The Sylacauga City Council imposed the ordinance provision for passing on to residents the CPI increase made by GFL at the following rates: $1.00 for one residential garbage container and $1.24 for two or more containers, which includes Street Department pickup at households within the city limits, effective April 1, 2023.

Additionally, they imposed the ordinance provision concerning apartment complexes for a three percent CPI increase imposed by GFL which will also go into effect on the same date.

The council accepted Additional Accounts Payable invoices received for FY22 in the amount of $1,453.80, the balance of November Accounts Payable invoices in the amount of $260,968.72, and the November payroll in the amount of $438,578.52.


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